Message from the PS 373R PTA President


Sept 30, 2010

Parents & Teachers,

     I would like to thank everyone who came out for our 1st PTA meeting and Potluck Dinner. We had representation from all but 1 site and a chance to meet some new parents. We had some wonderful food and plenty of information available.

     I would also like to thank those who sent in their dues and teachers who responded to our “Teachers’ Wish List”. The response from parents as well as school personnel has been great. I have received a lot of feedback regarding different sites, programs and a whole bunch of stuff, and I really appreciate those who contribute their time and thoughts.  Your support of the PTA is greatly appreciated!

     We are about to begin our 1st fundraiser for the year. The packages have many nice items to purchase as well as incentives for the children.  Hope you find something you like and are able to contribute to this event. Everyone benefits from this.

Happy shopping!

    Finally, the PTA has many new and different events coming up. We are having our 1st Kindergarten Breakfast, Restaurant Night and our own PTA newsletter. Look through your calendar of events and in your child’s backpack for notices and the newsletter. Don’t miss out on some of the wonderful things planned in the future.

     Thank you for a good start to a new school term and I look forward to the year ahead.


Dawn Port

PS 373 PTA President

Tentative Schedule of PS 373R PTA Meetings for 2010-2011 School Year

For the 2010-2011 School Year: PTA Meetings-Tentative schedule

Future meetings depend on school closures or holidays. Time and location site TBA

  • 9/23/10 – Main site 91 Henderson Avenue-6pm

  • 10/14/10 – PS 58 site, 77 Marsh Avenue (Behind the Macy’s at the Mall) Bring your ID! -10am

  • 11/12/10 – PS 861 site, 280 Regis Drive (South Avenue Exit 6 off of the Expressway) -10am

  • 12/9/10 – Main 91 Henderson Avenue 1/13/11 – PS 65, 98 Grant Street (corner of St. Pauls Avenue)

  • 2/10/11 – Petrides “J” Building, 715 Ocean Terrace

  • 3/10/11 – PS 58 – PS 58 site, 77 Marsh Avenue (Behind the Macy’s at the Mall) Bring your ID! -10am

  • 4/14/11– PS 861 PS 861 site, 280 Regis Drive (South Avenue Exit 6 off of the Expressway) -10am

  • May – TBA

  • June – Main Site, 91 Henderson Avenue

Special Mass for Children with Special Needs and Their Families


What: Special Mass for Special Children and Families

When: October 10, 2010


Time: 2:30 p.m.

Where: St. Thomas Church

50 Maguire Avenue

Everyone  is welcome.

Questions: 718-984-1156 or e-mail

thank you for passing it on!  Linda

Weekend Family Events from – October 2nd & 3rd, 2010 – Pumpkin & Fall Festivals

For more great family events go to:

Saturday, October 2

· Light the Night. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser. Midland Beach Promenade. 212 376-6740
· Annual Pumpkin Festival. Carousel/Willowbrook Park-Greenbelt. 718-667-2165
· History of Gericke Farm. Clay Pit Ponds. 718-605-3970
· Children’s Music Concert & Sing-A-Long. Clay Pit Ponds. 718-605-3970
· Community Fall Festival. College of Staten Island. 718-982-2365
· Soap Box Derby. Westerleigh Park/NYC Dept of Parks & Rec. 718-390-8019
· Elementary Photography Seminar. Historic Richmond Town. 718-351-1611
· Skulls and Bones. Blue Heron Park/Urban Park Rangers. 718-967-3542


Sunday, October 3

· Fresh Kills Park Sneak Peek.718-967-3542
· Beatrice Victor Senior Olympics. JCC & other Locations.

UFT Parent Conference – FREE – October 23, 2010

Parents –

Come join the UFT and receive TIPS and TOOLS to help students learn and grow in SAFE and SUCCESSFUL Schools 


Bullying: George Anthony is an award winning Educator and Conflict Resolution Specialist.  He is the Director of the Institute for International Leadership, Nonviolence and Service

CyberBullying: Guy Tardanico is an Assistant District Attorney for the Richmond County DA’s Office specializing in the Criminal Court Bureau

Teen Dating Violence: Bernadette Davenport is the Domestic Violence Coordinator for the Richmond County DA’s Office

Gangs: Jeanette Taveras is the Administrative Sergeant in the Gangs Intervention Unit of the Department of Education

FREE Seminar Breakfast and Lunch Included  Vendor Fair  Raffles

Hilton Garden Inn

1100 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010 Time: 8:00-2:00 PM

Please bring a nonperishable, shelf stable food item for Project Hospitality

Please RSVP to Joan McKeever-Thomas at 718-605-1400 or ASAP as seating is limited

Therapy Playhouse – in Richmondtown – OT, Speech and PT

Information from THERAPY PLAYHOUSE:

We are a pediatric therapy agency providing Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy to preschool and school aged children.  We accept both private patients as well as CPSE & RSA contracts.

Our facility is centrally located in Richmondtown and is easily accessible from all areas of Staten Island.  Our therapeutic team is made up of highly educated, compassionate and goal-oriented clinicians.  

We offer a variety of equipment targeting vestibular, fine-motor, sensory, cognitive, pragmatic and social-emotional indifferences.  Our brand new facility features a spacious sensory gym with a rock climbing wall, extensive swing program, indoor monkey bars, rope ladder, advanced sensory and vestibular integration equipment, private speech therapy rooms and a cozy waiting room with flat screen television.  


Therapy Playhouse SLP, PLLC
99 Summit Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306
Ph  (718) 979-5678
Fax (718) 979-2969

2010 ROMP FOR RESEARCH – Sunday, October 3rd

2010 Romp For Research:

What: The 2010 “ROMP FOR RESEARCH” – an event featuring music, food and beverages, sports and games, a silent auction, arts and crafts, prizes, entertainment, fire trucks and much, much more.

When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Where: Asphalt Green. 90th – 92nd Street and York Avenue in New York City. (Enter on 90th Street, east of York Avenue).

Why: To raise awareness and funding for the Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation. The DSRTF’s mission is to stimulate biomedical research that will accelerate the development of treatments to significantly improve cognition for individuals with Down syndrome; with the goal of improving memory, learning and speech to allow individuals with Down syndrome to participate more successfully in school, lead more active and independent lives and prevent early cognitive decline.

Who: Friends, supporters and advocates for the Down syndrome community . . . the Romp is open to everyone and is free of charge (although donations are encouraged) so invite friends.

To Do: RSVP via email to let us know whether or not you plan on attending. For More Information: Visit  or  or email .