Volunteer Call: Holiday Boutique 2013

It’s shopping time! P.S. 150Q’s annual Holiday Boutique will run at the Annex on December 10th, and the main building from December 11th – 13th.

During recess, students will have the opportunity to shop for holiday items for their loved ones or find something for themselves.

Be a part of this shopping experience for our students and make a difference. Volunteers are welcome for either location.

Sign up by clicking the link below:

Unity Stage: An Affordable Summer Arts Program

The following is a message from the director of Unity Stage Summer Arts program:
“Hi Parents, We are offering new discounts.  This year we have creative & literary arts as well as the singing, acting and dance your children enjoy.

We are also offering a discount to former campers who bring in someone new to Unity Stage.  Both kids can receive the discount!
Just call me, Sofia Geier, for the details. 917-548-1086
Here’s the information for our Unity Stage Summer Arts program.  
A full day of fun for dudes and dudettes entering grades K-9.   

Sign up for one, two, three, four or five weeks of summer fun!  

No registration fee!July 8 – August 9
Early drop-off: 8:30-9:00am

What activities can your favorite youngsters look forward to? Improv & Stand-up Comedy, African Dance & Drumming, Tai Chi, Singing & small-group singing lessons
Playground Visits, Puppetry — includes Make-Your-Own-Puppet & Puppet Show Performance 
Hip Hop & Swing Dancing, Pop/Rock Singing Groups, Dance Fashion
Musical Theater, Cabaret Show with professional performers 
Show Choir, Playwriting, Acting, Theater Games, Board Game Marathon! 

CELEBRATE our 5th Season of SUMMER FUN with these DISCOUNTS:

MENTION dnainfo.com OR MommyPoppins.com for $50 OFF first week / $25 OFF each additional week
10% OFF for Siblings
Most affordable specialty camp in Queens!  
READ what parents are saying: 

Kerry N. (Jackson Heights)  The musical theatre program was an amazing experience for my somewhat shy 6 year-old as it focused on the JOURNEY towards the telling of a story rather than solely on the performance itself — what a boost to her self-confidence!

Elyse O., (Sunnyside) This performance [April 2013 musical] was held right after the city’s three days of standardized testing in our public schools… I’m so grateful that after all that stress, my son truly had something fun and enriching to look forward to! 
Please visit www.unitystage.org to download registration form — NO registration fee! 
CALL 917-548-1086 to discuss your child’s interests and to learn how Unity Stage can serve your family’s summer needs.  

Summer’s coming… lemonade, anyone?    

Sofia xxoo

Sofia Landon Geier
Producing Artistic Director, Unity Stage Company

Youth Bowling League

It’s Not Too Late to Join Youth Leagues at Jib Lanes

Address: 67-19 Parsons Blvd, Flushing, NY 11365
Phone:(718) 591-0600

It’s not too late to register your child for our Youth Leagues which began last weekend.  We have over 70 children already enrolled for our Winter Season. New bowlers can still join, so please pass the word around to anyone else who may be interested in any of these Youth Programs.

  • Roll N’ Grow (with or without bumpers) Fridays at 4pm
  • Roll N’ Grow (with or without bumpers) Saturdays at 10am

The Roll N’ Grow program is for young and beginner bowlers.  It’s a great value!  Your child bowls two games each week for $8. The Winter Season is 10 weeks and it includes free rental shoes, free certified coaching instruction, weekly “Wheel of Fortune” spins for free achievement prizes and a season end awards party. For just $2 more per week, you can obtain a custom drilled ball for your child at season’s end or at the beginning of the season, if you prepay.  You can also substitute a bowling bag or bowling shoes if you child already has a bowling ball.

  • Scholarship Saturdays at 10am

The Scholarship program is for more experienced or older youth bowlers.  Another outstanding value!  Your child bowls four games each week for $15. The Winter Season lasts 18 weeks and includes free rental shoes, free certified coaching instruction, scholarship money for all, a bowling jersey, free practice after the league and a season end awards party.

Please reserve your spot by emailing Jim.Santora@jiblanes.com or just come down and join us at the lanes this weekend.  Hope to see you there!

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Public Pool Guide

For a list of public pools throughout the boroughs click here.

Astoria Pool: it’s close to Sunnyside, it’s big, it’s clean and best of all, it’s free. But if you’ve never visited before, read the pool rules first, otherwise it can be a harrowing experience.

Getting there: You can take the N, Q train to the last stop, Ditmars Boulevard, then walk along 23rd Avenue to 19th Street. The walk is enduring – about ten blocks – and there isn’t much shade so go prepared with a hat and plenty of drinking water.

An alternate route is taking the Number 7 train to Court Square and transfer to the Q69 bus, which leaves 44th Drive and 21st Street. It’s two and a half blocks from the train station to the bus stop but the pay off is, it’s only one block from the 24th Avenue bus stop to the pool.

Although the “pool rules” state an endless list of Dos and Don’ts, here’s a rundown of key regulations for your convenience.

* You cannot bring in food or juice, even if you intend to consume it after your visit. Bottled water, however, is permitted. The staff will inspect bags, much like at the airport – have them open and ready for sight inspection.

* Have your lock for the locker visible or readily available because they will ask to see it and enter in your swimsuit rather than changing into it there.

* Children above the age of six are not permitted into the locker room of the opposite gender. This means, boys will have to wait by the gates to the pool while Mom enters through the locker room. Once inside, the waiting party can be received through the gates. Reverse the process to leave. The same goes for girls with dads. Park staff supervises the waiting children and the process can be rather convenient. A family change room is available on the other side of the locker room entrance for changing out of bathing suits.

* The pool hours state 11 am – 7 pm but it closes between 3 – 4 pm for “cleaning.” Plan your time accordingly.

To make the most of your visit, keep your possessions to a minimum. Cell phones, floating devices and non-swim wear apparel are not permitted in the pool area. All white tops are okay – the concern is color dye. Also, don’t forget  sunblock – which can be brought in – there’s plenty of sun.

Even during the most stifling days, the pool has plenty of room for playing, splashing and yes, swimming, too. Enjoy.