Join Us at The Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade!

The Little Neck – Douglaston Memorial Day Parade is Monday, May 30, 2016.  P.S. 221 will be proudly marching  and we encourage  the entire P.S. 221 community to come march with our float!  We need you there to wave your flags and show your spirit. We urge the entire P.S. 221 school community to meet us at 1:00 p.m. on the northeast corner of Nassau Road and Northern Blvd.  Students are invited to wear their P.S. 221 Blue Ribbon t-shirts and red, white and blue! The parade lasts for 1.5 hours.

For more information do not hesitate to contact us at ps221pta@gmail.com

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International Food Fair Schedule

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We are looking forward to celebrating our diverse P.S. 221 Community’s culture through food this Tuesday, March 29th all day!! The class visitation schedule is below. See you all on Tuesday!

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Happy March!!!

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We are springing into action this month! Our Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, March 2nd and March 3rd. Make sure you come by to peruse through a number of both educational and fun books, crafts and school supplies!!

Thank you to all the parents and guardians who have contributed to the Staff Appreciation Dinner scheduled for Thursday, March 3rd. Please send in all desserts that morning by 9 am.

Our Spirit Wear Fundraiser ends on Friday, March 3rd and won’t launch again until the fall. Make sure you order your Blue Ribbon hoodies and sweats!!

Blue Ribbon Spirit Day is scheduled for Friday, March 3rd! Make sure you send in the kids in their Blue Ribbon T-Shirts.

On Thursday, March 10th meet us at Pizzeria Uno for a delicious dinner!!! The Pizzeria Uno on Bell Blvd in Bayside, Queens is gifting proceeds from all meals purchased that day with this flyer to our school. Please make sure to present the flyer sent home at check out so our school will receive the credit for the purchases.

On Wednesday, March 16th we will host our March PTA General Board Meeting. Please make every effort to attend!!

On Friday, March 18th the PTA is hosting the 2nd & 3rd Grade Fun and Games Dance. Forms will be coming home with your children.

Remember there is no school on Friday, March 25th.

On Tuesday, March 29th we are holding our International Food Fair. Letters will be coming home soon!!

Have a great month!!!

 

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Happy February!!!

We are in the middle of the school year and these next few months will fly by!!!

The winners of the fall raffle drive were announced during Barnes and Noble night back in December, which was an excellent event. Our Pre-k and Kindergarten classes enjoyed a holiday themed assembly and our 2nd through 4th grade classes participated in the Earth Dome assembly in January. Look out for pictures on the PTA bulletin board at school!! These programs were made possible by all of your monetary contributions through our membership drive and we are very grateful.

On January 20th, 12 countries, led by parent volunteers, participated in our annual Multicultural Day. All of the students in our school were able to learn about the many cultures that make up our school community, There were crafts, games, children were able to  taste treats that were native to these countries and overall our children learned something new about their friends, neighbors and community. It was another great event and it was all made possible by our wonderful parent community.

Our finances are as follows: Our current balance is in the 20,000 range. We are halfway through the school year and are already planning programming for the spring term. There are going to be many end of year events for our students so we ask that you continue to support our fund raising and membership efforts. We plan on bringing back Circus Arts for the lower grades and Hands on Science workshops for the upper grades.  We recently funded the Renaissance program which students are already enjoying and we financed the Ela and Math student support materials for the upper grades. If anyone has any questions regarding the budget please come see us or you can email us.

The 5th grade yearbook committee is asking if anyone knows of any businesses that would like to advertise in the yearbook this year please let us know. Additionally, they will be sending forms home if you would like to submit any booster messages in the yearbook.

Please remember to support our Valentine’s Day sale, this year we are selling boxes of chocolate by Miss Chocolate. There are fabulous raffle prizes to be won if you purchase a box!!! Click here for more info.

Purchase your School Spirit Wear items today! For a limited time only you can purchase Blue Ribbon Tees, Hoodies, Zip Hoodies, Sweat Pants and Long Sleeve Tees!! Click here for more info!!!

We hope everyone enjoys the mid winter break from 02/15/16 through 02/19/16 and our February PTA meeting is scheduled for 02/23 at 7 PM.

Looking Ahead:

Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for Wednesday 03/02 and Thursday 03/03.

Please donate to the Staff Dinner on 03/03 or send in a delicious dessert for our P.S. 221 staff to enjoy! (Letters will be coming home 02/22)

Pizzeria Uno Night is scheduled for 03/10

2nd & 3rd Grade Fun and Games Party is scheduled for 03/18

International Food Fair is scheduled for 03/29

Have a Fabulous Month!!!

 

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Happy New Year!!!!

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On behalf of the P.S. 221 PTA Happy New Year! May 2016 bring you lots of luck, wealth and joy!!!

The P.S. 221 PTA is preparing for our annual Multicultural Day. This is a very exciting event for the North Hills students. Parents, grandparents, friends and extended families participate to represent their country of origin. There are food tastings, games, coloring, music and so much more. Please join us and help make this year’s event a successful one. Email us at info@ps221pta.org for more information.

Our January PTA meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 27th at 7:oo PM. Please make every effort to attend.

The 5th grade yearbook committee is now accepting advertisements for the much anticipated 2016 North Hills Yearbook! Click here to print out the advertising form and instructions.

Please add the following email addresses to your contacts lists: info@ps221pta.org and ps221pta@gmail.com; By adding our two email addresses to your email contacts directory our emails will not bounce back to us. We are still working on the email problem. Thanks!

Stay warm everyone!!!

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Happy December!!!!

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We hope everyone is having a festive holiday season thus far! This is a short month and the children will be enjoying a much need mini break towards the end of December!!! As we close the 2015 year we are happy to report that the P.S. 221 PTA has secured all programming events for each grade at P.S. 221Q and we are adding a few more programs for our youngest of children, our Pre-K class, which is now a full day program.

In the month of December our 5th graders will perform in the annual Ballroom Dancing Night event which the PTA is very proud to fund jointly with P.S. 221Q. The 3rd graders are diligently rehearsing their recorder materials everyday and our Pre-K students and Kindergarten students are looking forward to an additional assembly funded by the P.S. 221 PTA titled the Big Annie show by Shadowbox theater.

Our Fall Membership Drive has ended and we are very close to the $12,000 goal. We will have another Membership Drive in the spring so we are very hopeful that we will reach our goal then. Our Cheesecake Fundraiser was a success, thank you to all who participated!!

Picture Re-Take Day is scheduled for Monday, December 7th. If you are not happy with your child’s fall photo please return the packet and your child can retake their photo. On Tuesday, December 8th our December PTA meeting will commence. We will honor the students of the month and our Principal, Mrs. Bullard, will share her positive experiences from her recent trip to China.

Barnes and Noble Night is scheduled for Wednesday, December 9th from 5 pm to 8 pm in the Bay Terrace Shopping Center in Bayside, NY. We hope to see you all there. The winners of the Samsung Nook, the Shopkins Basket and the Travel in Style Basket will be chosen. You have one more chance to purchase raffle tickets on Tuesday, 12/08 at our PTA meeting. We will not be selling raffle tickets during the Barnes and Noble event.

On Thursday, December 17th we will host our annual holiday gift sale. Letters will be coming home and we are in need of volunteers to help set up on Wednesday, 12/16 and to help run the tables on Thursday, 12/17.

There are Winter Crafts and Parent Workshops in December! Click here to view the flyers.

Please note that we are having problems with our pta gmail account. You can still email us at ps221pta@gmail.com or info@ps221pta.org. We are not able to send out bulk emails, once we fix the problem we will email everyone again. Until then, please utilize this website for information or email us.

On behalf of the P.S. 221 PTA, Happy Holidays!!!!!

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Happy November!

Thank you to all our volunteers who made October such a fascinating month!!! Kids Stuff, Picture Day, and our Falltastic Family Dance went off without a hitch! Thank you to our parent volunteers who assisted Fundraising with packing, distributing and collecting Kids Stuff Books, organizing and styling our students during Picture Day and planning, executing and volunteering during our Falltastic Family Dance. Without our volunteers the PTA Executive Board would be fruitless!

Happy November!

As we enter the holiday season the P.S. 221 PTA is kicking off it’s annual Cheesecake and Pie Fundraiser. Place your orders in by 11/10 and you and your family will enjoy delicious cheesecakes and holiday pies just in time for Thanksgiving!

Our 2nd & 4th Grade children will enjoy the Native American Programming we fund, look out for pictures on our bulletin board in the school hallway.

Our November PTA meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18th at 7:30 PM. We will have a special guest speaker from the 111th Precinct, P.S. 221 will honor the students of the month, our guest of honors and all of the children attending our PTA meeting will enjoy a Thanksgiving craft with Mrs. Meagan and as always we will have refreshments for all to enjoy.

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” ~Franklin Delano Roosevelt

 

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Shop at Costume Party Fundraiser and support our school!

Costume Party Fundraiser

Click on the link above when shopping for costumes, enter promo code FUN4949 at check out and you will receive 15% off your order and our PTA will be gifted 15% of your sale price!!!! Pass this info along to friends and family!!

Thank you for supporting our P.S. 221 PTA

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McDonald’s Night 09/30/15 from 5 PM to 8 PM

mcdonalds-logoJoin your fellow P.S. 221 Community at McDonald’s on Marathon Parkway and Northern Blvd in Little Neck on Wednesday, 09/30 from 5 PM to 8 PM. Come sit and relax with friends and family and make new friends while enjoying some tasty treats. All sales made (including drive through) from 5 PM to 8 PM will go to support the PTA at P.S. 221 which will then fund many of the exciting events and programming our children love and look forward to every year!!!! See you all there!!!

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Welcome Breakfast 09/30/15 at 9AM

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Parents of Pre-K, K and new parents to our school join us for a Back to School meet and greet in the school library pm 09/30. Forms will be coming home so make sure to RSVP!

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