WELCOME TO THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR!
All parents and guardians of PS/IS 187 students are automatically members of the PTA. Welcome!
We look forward to sharing another wonderful year with you. Plans are already underway for Movie Nights, School-a-Palooza, The Holiday Tree Sale, The Second Annual Student Film Festival, and more.
We thank the countless volunteers who put in thousands of hours to make all of last year's events successful. As we gear up to increase our volunteer corps in 2014-15, stay tuned for the "It Takes A Village" public service announcement campaign. The PTA Executive Board thanks Michael Bridenstine, dad of 2nd grader and creative force/producer behind the project. Parent volunteer efforts contribute to our school's culture and strength of community, and we encourage all parents to find their be- the-change-you-wish-to-see moment. Our motto: If everybody does a little, nobody does a lot. Please fill out the volunteer E-Questionnaire today HERE to let us know how you would like to help.
Last, but certainly not least, we thank our entire community of parents, alumni, local businesses, and neighbors who have so generously supported all our fundraisers. Your donations are inspiring, and it helps us provide great things for our children.
So let's hear it for 187 Hudson Cliffs Blue and Gold Pride!
Time to roll up our sleeves and do great things,
FRIENDS OF 187 WEBSITE www.friendsof187.org
NEW VIDEO! Watch our IS girls interacting with WNBA player, Kym Hamilton during a visit to our Power Play NYC after-school program HERE
Thursday, May 21
Young Audiences New York brings us...
Ballet Fiesta Mexicana, 5:30 PM
This is a FREE event for 187 families.
Thursday, May 21
PTA General Meeting, 6:30-7:45 PM. Flyer HERE.
Meet the candidates for the 2015-16 PTA Executive Board, SLT & CEC
Monday, May 25
SCHOOL CLOSED--Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 27
Thursday, May 28
Senior Trip to Rockinghorse Ranch
Field Day for Kindergarten & Grade 1
Thursday, May 28
Kindergarten Social, 6:30-8 PM
For current Kindergarten students, the 2015-16 Kindergarten class, and their families.
Friday, May 29
Field Day for Grade 2-4
Saturday, May 30
Day of Play (Details coming soon)
The 2nd Annual PS/IS 187 Film Festival was a fabulous affair! We thank the anonymous 187 family donor for the prizes which included a Go Pro Camera for Best Picture IS, a Kindle Paperwhite for Best Picture ES, a $50 AMC gift certificate for Audience Award for IS, and a $30 AMC gift certificate for the Audience Award for ES. We also thank Michael Bridenstine, Steve Mallorca, and Isabelle Elton for producing and coordinating the event! We raised nearly $1900 for PTA programs! And the winners are...
Best Picture Intermediate School--Gracie Brouillard, Grade 7
Film title: "PS/IS 187 Mascot Auditions"
Best Picture Elementary School--Maya Nimowitz, Grade 3
Film title: "Revenge Hurts"
Audience Award for Elementary School--Alice Levenson, Grade 3; Charlotte Levenson, Grade 5; Laszlo Stein, Grade 4; and Elias Stein, Grade 5
Film title: "The Case of the Stolen Tusk"
Audience Award for Intermediate School--Sophie Katsivelos, Grade 6
Film title: "The Thought Process"
March Madness Results! IS Volleyball Games
March 6--5th Grade vs. 6th Grade--GR. 5 WINS first time in 17 years!
March 13--7th Grade vs. 8th Grade--GR. 8 WINS!
March 27--8th Grade vs. Staff--Staff WINS!
NEW! Activism Toolkit
Use these resources to help advocate for 187 and all public schools:
To print, sign, and send:
187 Fair Student Funding Letter to DOE: HERE.
Letter to Cuomo on Campaign for Fiscal Equity: HERE.
To use for phone banking:
Phone Script: HERE.
Contact List of Local Elected Officials: HERE.
Learn How to Lobby: HERE.
PLEASE FILL OUT SCHOOL SURVEY BY APRIL 2!
Parents and students should complete surveys so we can hear your voice about the school environment! Go HERE.
Presentations on Individualized Educational Plans:
IEP Presentation Part I
IEP Presentation Part II
Visit Ms. Neidish's library page for free author's events.
Please send in your PTA DUES!
English Letter HERE.
Spanish Letter HERE.
Prism--the IS 187 Literary Magazine--is looking for new student members!
8/5/14 Meeting with DOE Financial team HERE.
Important HS Information
See letter from Ms. McCullough HERE See presentation HERE.
D6 Schools Oppose Success Academy at Mother Cabrini
Read CEC6 Resolution HERE.
Read PS/IS187 PTA Letter to DOE HERE.
Send D6 Presidents Council letter to DOE! HERE. Share with this LIST.
Sign and share this petition HERE.
last updated March 26, 2015