PTA UPDATE 1/13/2015 Please read all info….

Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 9.48.17 AMRegistration for After School closes Tuesday, January 13

Check out the After School classes!   Registration end tomorrow, Tuesday!   Make plans with your friends and have your play date at school.

Here is a list of our great classes.  New classes in bold.
Animal Exploration with Art Farm on Monday
Chocolate Fun on Monday – 5 classes
Lego on Monday
Yoga on Tuesday
Homework Help on Tuesday
Sports on Wednesday
Ice Skating on Wed
Piano on Wed
Ice Skating on Wednesday
Photography on Wednesday with Robyn (3rd grade teacher)
Art on Thur with Claudia (5th grade teacher)
Basketball on Thursday with Mr Goodman
Piano on Thursday
Gaga on Thursday
Chess on Friday
Movie Club on Friday

Spring semester will run from Monday, Feb 2nd through Friday, June 12th for most classes.   See BrochureSpring2015revised-2 for detail and link to register.   Hope to see you!

Lower Lab After School Team – Parent Volunteers
Lauren Segal, Janel Sinacori, and Christiane Stidham


Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 9.48.08 AMInternational Night – Thursday, January 22nd – 6:00-8:30pm

Lots of new information!  Please read through the end!!  Our Annual Celebration of Cultures and Traditions from Around the World is around the corner!  Check out our event flyers 2015 Lower Lab PS 198 International Night Main Flyer FINAL and here.  We have incredible Live Performances lined up from Korea, Indonesia, Ireland, Argentina and many, many more!


Our Explore the World raffle this year takes us to Montego Bay, Jamaica, on a VIP tour of the United Nations including lunch in the Delegates Lounge with Ambassador Laura Flores and to a premiere event of the New York International Children’s Film Festival!

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Admission tickets are $10 for advance orders and $12 at the door.  Raffle tickets are $5 ea or 5 for $20.  For admission ticket and raffle ticket orders please click 2015 International Night Ticket & Raffle Form  Show your international pride and wear a national costume or the jersey of your favorite sports team to the event!
We are looking for volunteers to run craft and activities and help with general event organization.  We also need LOTS of food!!  To donate a dish or volunteer at the event please click 2015 Lower Lab PS 198 International Night – Food & Volunteer Flyer.  Additional information about food donations appears here.


It takes a “global” village to get this party going!  Questions? Please contact Marta Molina Seal at<>.

Lice Re-Checks Are Thursday, January 15th

We had a very successful lice check last week. Please keep checking your children’s hair – it helps us all! Re-checks will be on Thursday, January 15th. If you want your child to participate in the re-check, if they were absent during the initial check, or you did not yet send in the consent form, etc., please send a note to your child’s teacher.   If you want your child to be checked but have not already sent in the consent form, you must complete and send in the  form and give your consent for your child to be checked. No child will be checked without a completed form.
January 16th PTA Meeting, Mary Boncher and Auction Committee Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 10.11.15 AMReminders

There will be a General PTA meeting on Friday, January 16 at 8:15 in the cafeteria.

The meeting will be immediately followed by a Parent Workshop/Discussion on “Empathy” with Mary Boncher.   The Mary Boncher Workshop will be held in the cafeteria.

There will also be a meeting of the Auction Committee immediately following the PTA meeting. The Auction Committee will meet in Room 235.