PTA Meeting Sept. 17th, Wednesday 08:15 am

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Agenda for PTA General Assembly Meeting: September 17, 2014, 08:15 am, at the Main Building

Introductions: Parent Coordinator and PTA:  How each helps at P.S. 150

  • Parent Coordinator:  Ms. Geneva Pate
  • PTA President:  Sean O’Connell

Treasurer’s Report

Upcoming Events

  • Great American Fundraiser (Oct 1 – 17th)
  • Picture Day
  • Chess in the school

Votes on Expenses

  • School t-shirts
  • Recess equipment (approximately $1,000)
  • Arts For Recess
  • Garden to Cafe supplies (approximately $2,000)
  • Art department and chorus department (approximately $250 – 300 quarterly)

Principal’s report

SLT (School Leadership Team) report

New business

  • Title I
  • Volunteer Opportunities



Book Fair Volunteers

P.S. 150Q’s Book Fair will be running from Monday, March 10th to Friday March 14th and guess what – we need volunteers!

During recess, students will be strolling in to peruse, shop or add to their “Wish List”, books offered by the Scholastic catalog. Please be a part of our team to help them locate or decide on a book of their choice.

Click on the link below:


Sign up now! You can make or adjust your time accordingly with the comment or contact provided.

Thanks for making a difference!

Box Tops On The Rise

Word from the Box Tops Coordinator is that P.S. 150Q parents are really piling in the Box Tops.

A special thanks to all the neighbors and family near and far for sending in your Box Tops to support our school. We are grateful for your support.

Although the coupons are submitted year round, the next payment will be issued for Box Tops submitted by February 28th, 2014. Remember to drop them off at the PTA office in the Main Building or send it in to your child’s class teacher when we return from Winter Recess.

For coupons, on line shopping and more information, visit the Box Tops 4 Education website:

Read-A-Thon 2014

Help us reach our goal of $10,000. Download Read-a-thon Packet here.

Find your sponsors and ask them to pledge money for every book read. Remember, do not solicit door-to-door or talk to strangers.

February 1 – March 1: Read your books!

March 1 – 9: Total the number of books you read and collect your pledges.

March 10: Return your Book List, Sponsor Form and pledge money to school. Checks should be made payable to P.S. 150Q PTA

Prizes 2014:

Pre K – 2nd Grade:

  • Read 1 – 15 books and receive a water bottle
  • Read 16-25 books and receive a water bottle plus a drawstring backpack
  • Read 26+ books and receive a water bottle, drawstring backpack and a reading light

Top Reader (one per grade): Receives a $25 gift certificate to Scholastic Book Fair

Class prizes:

  • The class with 100% participation wins a pizza and ice cream party
  • The class with most books read AND most funds raised will win $50 for a class project or activity of their teacher’s choice

If you have any questions, please contact the PTA at or 718-784-2252 xt 1551

FORMS MUST BE TURNED IN BY MARCH 10TH to be eligible for prizes.

Box Tops Update

Thanks to all the parents and guardians of P.S. 150Q students, who have been diligently collecting and submitting Box Tops. A special thanks to the folks who’ve been trimming the coupons so our dedicated Box Tops coordinator is spared hours of trimming them herself.

The posted report is available on the Box Tops website if you have an account. You can earn Box Tops for our school by shopping on line, so you don’t have to raid your pantry and cut up half consumed cereal boxes. Apparently, some of you have already taken advantage of “Shop and Earn” – great job!

The deadline for our Spring payment is February 21st.

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Scholastic Book Fair

Book Fair Letters 2013 (English & Spanish) PDF

During the week beginning on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, through Friday, November 16, 2013 we are celebrating our annual Spring Book Fair for all students in K through 6th Grade.

Our Book Fair connects students to the current books they want to read in English and Spanish. To help your child find the best books, he or she will visit the book fair at times that will not interfere with classroom instruction. Please look over the (backpacked) Book List with your child. We suggest you provide your child with at least $7.00 for the purchases although lesser priced books are available. For your convenience books may be purchased by check credit or Debit cards. You may also purchase books online at scholastic using the (backpacked) catalog.

To volunteer for the Book Fair, sign up by clicking the VolunteerSpot link below:

Stop and Shop School Rewards

Register PS 150Q as your school for the A+ School Rewards program at Stop & Shop.

Log on to: to register.

Enter the school ID Code: 15414

Each time you shop you will be earning cash for our school. If you registered your card before, please note, it does expire every year – you will have to assign P.S. 150Q to  your card again.

The formal letter documents can be downloaded below:

Stop & Shop letter to parents 2013-2014

Stop & Shop letter to -parent-spanish-2013-2014

Also, Box Tops 4 Education labels will be mailed in October 31st to receive funds by February 2014. Remember to send them in!

Shop For Halloween and Earn e-Box Tops

Shop “Spirit” on line through Box Tops Deals and Discounts and receive 20 percent off one item. Plus, for every ten dollars you spend, P.S. 150Q will earn 6.5 Box Tops.

Be sure you designate P.S. 150Q as your school. You can find it when you type in the zip code 11104.

If you have Box Tops coupons, don’t wait to send it in – our submission deadline is November 1, 2013. Although Box Tops is year round, the first pay out can go towards this year’s expenses.

After the deadline, coupons will be collected for the Spring submission. Kindly trim your coupons, send them in a baggie or sealed envelope with your child’s class on it. Your child may hand it to the teacher or you can drop it off at the PTA office in the main building.

Less than 30 days to Halloween!