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Health Fair at 255!

On Feb. 26,2015 P255@154 hosted a Health Fair. It was the culminating activity of the health and fitness theme that we had been working on the last two months. One class created social story using the Smartboard. One class took the students’ blood pressure, others created displays based on the theme. Homework was provided. Students exercised in the gym using Activity Works DVD. Students were provided with a healthy snack when they left.

Students were engaged during the fair and it was very successful!

– Submitted by Debbie Kaye (PS255 at 154)

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 !

(Description provided by Tammy Bourn)


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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