Dear P.S. 144 families,

We hope 2015 is treating you all well! Thanks to all who turned out for our December meeting and made our Barnes & Noble Bookfair such a success.

We have a some fun and informative events in store for January, and hope to see many of you at both!

gINTERNATIONAL NIGHT is coming on Saturday, January 24th from 3-7 PM. This is a wonderful party every year, where our diverse cultural heritage truly shines. Enjoy food and activities representing our beautiful international mosaic and share your own! For more information, visit our website at http://www.pa144.com/internationalnight.html.

gOur SUMMER CAMP AND ACTIVITY FAIR is the main focus of our January general meeting on January 26th. We'll hold a brief business meeting from 6:30-7PM in the auditorium, after which you can meet representatives of many local camps and children's activities.Visit our website for a list of participants: http://www.pa144.com/summercampfair.html

gThis Friday, January 16, come MEET THE SLT! Several of the parent representatives of our School Leadership Team will be available to discuss what the role of the SLT is in the school, take some of your feedback, and answer any questions we can (or help direct you to the right place for the answers). We will be in the cafeteria starting at 8:30 AM on Friday. If you can't make it, we are happy to take your questions at SLT.pa144@gmail.com, and can arrange to meet you at an alternate time.

And finally, a note from our AUCTION TEAM: We are very excited to announce our upcoming Spring Fling Silent Auction & Reception coming March 28th. Watch our website over the coming weeks (http://www.pa144.com/auction.html) for details on purchasing tickets, early online bidding, and exciting raffles, and see our invitation below!

If your company or any of your contacts can offer an amazing experience—helicopter rides, behind the scenes visits to movie sets, spa days, wine tastings, sports tickets—please contact us at pa144auction@gmail.com. All proceeds will benefit the school's arts and enrichment programming for all of our children.

As of today, we have raised over $51,000 toward our goal of $115,500, and look forward to working with all of you to sustain our programming for years to come. Thanks as always for your support!

Best wishes,
Rosanne & Sandra

Sandra Tharas & Rosanne Gangi-Gaertner

P.S. We still have dollar chocolate bars for sale! Contact either of us for a case, or even a few bars.


Show your interest and support by attending the general PA meetings beginning at 6:30 during the school year in the school cafeteria. (learn more...)


The P.A. is YOUR school association and a forum to address parents concerns within the school. We are only as strong as our membership and a strong P.A. leads to a better education for our children.



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