I’d like to thank all of those parents and staff who have been working hard cutting out all of those box tops. This is an ongoing effort and so far we have about $40 in box tops just from about 2 months alone! Please keep cutting them out and sending them in with your child. The next deadline is in the middle of March 2008 for the school to get a check in April. I would really like the school to earn a lot through these so the PTA can get some nice stuff for our children to use in school. Please make sure the box tops are not expired before sending them as the Box Top place will not accept them if they are out of date. I appreciate all that you can send in to help our kids. Also, check out the Box Tops website as they have contests weekly and monthly where each person can enter and try to win from 10,000-25,000 box tops for our school. There’s no purchase necessary and you can get coupons, recipes, and activities from there also. Also, if you check out the Market Place tab on the Homepage of the box tops website, there are stores that you may be shopping from online that donate a percentage of your purchase to our school. Just log onto and enroll to support our schools because our kids are important too!! Thank you all and enjoy the holidays. There will be another boxtop flyer sent home shortly for December. Keep snipping and sending!! Thanks!!!-Sonja Bushey

Holiday Fair Information


HOLIDAY FAIR                                                                                                               Location: 91 Henderson Ave. (Corner of Lafayette)                                                             Date and Time: December 4th between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and December 5th between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Parent to Parent Workshop


The New York State Education Department Regulations for Students with Disabilities has undergone significant changes that are currently in effect.  If you have a child who has an IEP for a classroom placement or related services, These changes will effect the development of the IEP!

Parent to Parent New York, Inc.


 Thursday, November 29th 10 a.m to 12 p.m.


Hosting a Workshop on

 Changes to Procedural Safeguards

 & New State Regulations



Location: IBR, 1050 Forest Hill Road

Contact: Parent to Parent (718) 494-4872

Childcare is provided with prior registration.

The Wednesday Bakesale has been POSTPONED

images5.jpgThe PTA Bakesale scheduled for Wednesday, November 28th has been cancelled. Instead, the PTA will be working to put together the Auditorium for the Holiday Fair next Tuesday and Wednesday, December 4th & 5th. If you have any raffle basket items, or items for sale at the White Elephant table please bring them in to the Main site, 91 Henderson Ave. We will be decorating all week.  

NEED ANSWERS? Come to the Autism Workshop at the Main!


Feeling overwhelmed? Do you need answers to your questions about Autism? We have an expert from the DOE (Stephanie McCaskill) who will be available to take your questions on Friday, November 30th at 9:00 a.m. This meeting will be held at the Main site, 91 Henderson Avenue at the corner of Lafayette. Bring any concerns or questions. There will be information about Sensory Issues, Behavioral Problems, Social Scripts, Skill Building and Expressive Language Building. Please call Kirsten Rorke (Parent Coordinator) @ (718) 816-8897 to RSVP because Ms. McCaskill has FREE TEACHING DEVICES TO HAND OUT – and we need a final number of attendees.

Picture Day for the Main Site and Petrides

On Monday, November 26th, we will have PICTURE DAY for the kids at the Main Site and from Petrides. The Petrides students and teachers will be bused over to the Main Site at 9:30 a.m. They will arrive around 10 a.m. and leave around 11:15 a.m. Since they have to be bused, the PTA is throwing their six classrooms a Pizza Party back at Petrides. The photos will be taken in the Auditorium at 91 Henderson.