Thankful Tuesday: November activities at P255@154

November was a busy month at the 154 unit!

In the spirit of P255’s UNIQUE theme “School Leaders” for September and October as well as Election Day, all the students at 154 collaborated to vote on their favorite school subject. This Election Day event was held on Wednesday, November 4. Staff created modified ballots and our very own voting booth!

Later in the month we celebrated our student of the month awardees with a special visit from our very own school leader, Principal Richard Marowitz. Check out the photos of all the activities below.

P255@PEC School Learning Garden

P255@PEC School Learning Garden

The students have done a great job watering and maintaining the school garden as part of our Vocational Education Program. Special thanks to Mr.Kelbyn’s class for overseeing the Gardening Program this summer. The students planted tomatoes, peppers, butternut squash, basil, thyme, and sage. They harvested and bundled them so they were ready for our Garden Harvest Stand. Thanks to all of our parents and staff who bought our herbs and vegetables at the first PTA meeting of the school year. These funds will enable our Gardening Program to continue. Enjoy the pictures!

Submitted by: Mary Ellen Rice/PEC

For more updates on the school garden, check out their website:




Family Fun Night Recap

IMG_1185Last Thursday we had the annual PS255Q “Family Fun Night.” Approximately 20% of our families attended and 50 staff members. It was an incredible evening filled with fun events including but not limited to:


Picture taking

Face painting


Wii activities

The PTA sponsored two bouncy houses in the gym as well as great food and prizes, cotton candy, and more.

All that attended were able to enjoy the night in a safe environment full of fun and food. A special thanks to our parent leadership team that organized the night, set it up and cleaned up after the festivities. They are remarkable and work incredibly hard.

I would also like to thank Yocasta (Parent Coordinator) and the PS255Q teaching staff that worked during the night or just came by to support the event.

It was THE BEST FAMILY FUN NIGHT ever and I hope next year more of you will come and enjoy an evening designed just for our kids and their families.

You will have a great time!

Yours truly,

Richard Marowitz


Storm Alert: Expect bus delays tomorrow, March 5th

All Parents,
Please expect delays with buses both in the AM and PM on Thursday March 5, 2015. Listen to the news for any announcements from the Department of Education. We expect school to be open  but road conditions could be difficult.
Below is an announcement from Notify NYC this morning:
Notification issued 3/4/15 at 7:06 AM. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens from 7:00 PM, March 4th to 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 5th. The current forecast calls for 4-8 inches of snow. Visibilities are expected to be approximately one quarter to one half mile at times. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Manhattan and The Bronx from 7:00 PM, March 4th to 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 5th. The current forecast calls for 3-6 inches of snow. For updates please visit:


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Catch Your Daily News From Class 322 News

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Catch Your Daily News From Class 322 News

Time to watch the 322 News Broadcast with our very own Anchor, awesome Adam Rios with his Co-host kind Kevin. Likable Luis and jumpy Justin are our very own Wacky Weather guys along for the news ride with dynamic Demetri  and eager Eric giving you their version of our up to date special events and gossip report.  And of course to complete our fantastic news team is cool Cameron and jubilant John bringing up the rear with the sports to give you a great ending to an extraordinary news broadcast !

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Parents and Staff Building A Better World

January 27, 2015

Dear Parents,

I can’t believe that January of 2015 is coming to an end! I hope you are all doing well and having a productive school year. On behalf of the PTA Executive Board, I want to thank all of the parents and staff that came to Cultural Night in December. It was a wonderful evening together and a nice way to celebrate the diversity in our school. I want to thank the parents who donated all of the delicious food and desserts and The Aguilar family for donating some of the baskets raffled. I especially want to thank Helen Pappageorge for helping the team to prepare for the event and for acquiring so many donations, including the television. The raffles were an incredible success raising $1,232! Thank you all for your support. We truly appreciate it. With some of this money, the PTA executive board is planning a fun event for our families at PS255. Stay tuned for an invitation to a “Spring Fling” in March!

The school depends, in great part, on parent involvement. At this time, I ask you to consider making yourself part of the school’s parent leadership teams. Our involvement not only effects our own children, but it can affect the success of every child that attends PS255. Become involved and you can become an advocate and a voice for all of our children. I know it seems distant, but in May we will be having elections for all positions of the PTA Executive Board and we will be needing parents for the SLT (School Leadership Team). Please consider participating and becoming involved, it can make a difference.

During our February meeting (2/12/15), we will be holding elections for the Secretary position of the PTA Executive Board. You can contact me for any information regarding the position. The Secretary is an important member of the team. He/She is responsible for recording all minutes during meetings. In addition, we ask if you can participate in helping to plan events and fundraisers. Teamwork is crucial in making any event a success, and we will appreciate any help that you can give! Personally, it’s been incredible being President of the team. I’ve made good friends and learned a lot about how better to advocate for my children. If you are interested in running for the position, please email Emily Taylor at:

            We truly appreciate your continued support and participation. We look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming meetings and events.


Nora Eckert
Francine Kleiss
Erika Hunt

Click here for the original letter: January Newsletter -PTA