PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION

311 E 82nd St, New York, NY 10028 ~ (212) 734-7127

WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF THE MANHATTAN NEW SCHOOL PTA!

The MNS PTA is the officially recognized parent-teacher leadership body for PS 290. We support the education and learning needs of all of our children by reaching out to parents and guardians of children in our school, exchanging ideas and information, and raising necessary funds. Parents and guardians traditionally make an annual donation in addition to various parent-led fundraising events which take place through out the year to help offset expenses. Every parent or guardian and teacher is automatically a member of our organization. Each family is entitled to one vote.

New lost and found

The MNS Student Council would like to inform MNS families about the new Lost and Found system. At the end of every month, we plan to donate whatever is unclaimed in the Lost and Found to Cassidy’s Place. If your child has lost anything, we would encourage your child to look in the Lost and…

NYC Football Club outing

Join fellow MNS families at the school’s first outing to see New York City’s own professional soccer team, the New York City Football Club (NYC FC), play FC Dallas at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, April 29, at 6:00 p.m.! Tickets are $43.50 each and a portion of the ticket price will benefit our PTA.

Spring raffle

Raffle drawing will be held on Friday, April 20 at 8:45AM at MNS Teacher’s Lounge. Ticket holders need not be present to win.

On-line auction this week!

Look out for an email that will be sent with a link to this week’s Online Auction! This is an exciting and fun way to help MNS and at the same time have a chance to win cool items! The Online Auction will close at 6:30PM on Saturday April 21.

AT A GLANCE...

  April 15-21 Spring Online Auction and Raffles
  April 17 SLT Meeting (7:30 AM)
  April 18 PTA Budget Meeting #1 (6-8 PM)
    Lice Check
  April 25 PTA Budget Meeting #2
    and Executive Board Meeting (6-8 PM)
  April 26 PTA General Meeting (7:45 AM)
  April 29 MNS Football Club Outing

FRIENDLY REMINDERS: 

  • Today is the last day to vote online for K Bathroom Renovation.  We need 3000 votes to make our project move forward! Please vote online using this link (every person in the household, ages 11 and up, can vote!) and please email your friends in District 5 and encourge them to vote! Let's make this happen!! See flyer for more information.
  • Keep an eye out for an email with rooftop updates and immediate actions needed!
  • Please help our school by completing the Parent Survey online or returning it to school this week!  The deadline for survey response has been extended to April 20 and our school still has a low response rate.

THE WEEK OF APRIL 16

THE MNS SPRING ONLINE AUCTION

Look out for an email that will be sent with a link to this week's Online Auction!  This is an exciting and fun way to help MNS and at the same time have a chance to win cool items!

Restaurants!     Children's classes!      Sports & entertainment tickets!     and so much more...

The Online Auction will close at 6:30PM on Saturday April 21.

SPRING RAFFLES

Spring Raffles Tickets have been backpacked home last week! Enter the raffles to win Personal Teacher Playdates and a $1000 Apple Gift Card!!  Click here for the list and descriptions of the Teacher Playdate Prizes.  For a copy of the raffle tickets, click here.

Two different ways to enter the Raffle: 
1)  Backpack your tickets with your payment in a sealed envelope addressed to "Raffles" by Wednesday, April 18.
2)  Purchase tickets in person at the table outside of school from Wednesday, April 18 - Friday, April 20 at drop-off.

Raffle drawing will be held on Friday, April 20 at 8:45AM at MNS Teacher's Lounge.  Ticket holders need not be present to win. Contact raffles@mnspta.org with any questions.  GOOD LUCK!
SLT MEETING

The MNS School Leadership Team meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 a.m. in the Teacher Lounge on the second floor. If you would like to address the SLT with a comment or concern, please submit your request in writing one week prior to the meeting to Robyn Marquis and Jamie Kushner at slt@ps290.org, and every effort will be made to accommodate your request. Email comments are also welcome. All are invited to attend. Please note: the SLT does not address specific questions pertaining to individual students or their classroom experiences.

PTA BUDGET MEETING #1

Please join us on Wednesday, April 18 from 6-8PM for the first budget meeting in a cumulative series of meetings to create the PTA budget for the 2018-19 school year!  It's your opportunity to have a voice in shaping the goals and priorities of PTA fundraisers and expenses. The first meeting will present a high-level overview of the PTA budget.   Subsequent meetings will take place on:  April 25 Revenue/Fundraisers; May 9 Expenses/PTA Funded Initiatives; May 16 Review of Proposed Draft Budget/Final Adjustments.  All parents and teachers are automatically part of the PTA, and all are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend.

KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THESE EVENTS THE WEEK OF APRIL 23

PTA BUDGET MEETING #2

Please join us on Wednesday, April 25 from 6-8PM for the second budget meeting, in which we will discuss the PTA revenue/fundraisers.

PTA GENERAL MEETING

The next General PTA Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 26 at 7:45 a.m. on the 4th floor auditorium.  Students can be dropped off for free breakfast in the cafeteria.  At this meeting, we will be voting on the Proposed Revised By-Laws that were presented at the last General PTA meeting.  A draft copy of the by-laws is available at the Main Office or email info@mnspta.org.

MNS SOCCER GAME

Join fellow MNS families at the school’s first outing to see New York City’s own professional soccer team, the New York City Football Club (NYC FC), play FC Dallas at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, April 29, at 6:00 p.m.! Tickets are $43.50 each and a portion of the ticket price will benefit our PTA. Purchase your tickets through fevo.me/PS290 (seats are in section 207). Contact Robyn Marquis at soccer@mnspta.org.

ALSO HAPPENING...

THANK YOU to the Spring 2018 Gala Co-Chairs, Jeanette Rosner, Angela Severiano and Susie Gould for throwing A Rockin' Party for MNS!!  We truly appreciate all the hard work and effort that went into this amazing evening for our special community! Over 330 people attended the event!

THANK YOU to MNS TA Rita Lefkowicz for working with the classes on her creative design ideas for projects, Class Auction Project Coordinator Pam Druif and to all the class parents and students for their help with the projects!  $8,950 was raised for the MNS PTA!  Thank you to all the parents who participated in the Live and Silent Auctions last night, and to the Auction Co-Chairs Amy Saks and Liza DeAngelis for raising $41,742 for the MNS PTA!

THANK YOU to School Store co-chairs Barri Ardizzone and Sandy Chan for organizing the Umbrella funsraiser! 93 umbrellas were purchased and $812 was raised for the MNS PTA.

LOST AND FOUND

The MNS Student Council would like to inform MNS families about the new Lost and Found system.  At the end of every month, we plan to donate whatever is unclaimed in the Lost and Found to Cassidy's Place. If your child has lost anything, we would encourage your child to look in the Lost and Found.  Thank you!

MODELL'S SPRING SPORTS SHOPPING FUNDRAISER

Be an MNS MVP! April 13 through May 30, receive 15% off at Modell's and 5% of your sale will be donated to MNS PTA! To take advantage of this offer, bring this coupon to the checkout counter. Keep an eye out for the coupon to be backpacked home this week!

BIG SWIM AT ASPHALT GREEN

On Saturday, April 28, from 11am - 4:30pm, kids ages 6 to 10 can experience the thrill of their first swim race in an Olympic-size pool and play outdoor soccer-based games—all for free—at Asphalt Green’s annual Big Swim Big Kick festival. Participants receive a medal, a t-shirt, and ice cream. Register online now to reserve your child’s spot!

SAVE THE DATE: FEST WITH ZEST 

Join us on Saturday, May 19 from 11:00am - 4:00pm  (rain or shine) on East 82 Street between First and Second Avenues. This year's Fest will be better than eve and will feature:

  • Home Depot Craft Kits
    •Pie-in-the-Face
    •Gaga Pit
    •Giant Inflatable Slide
    •Climbing Rock Wall
    •Pizza, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Ice Cream
    and much, much more!!

If you are interested in volunteering during the day of the event please email festwithzest@mnspta.org.  Hope to see you there!!!

MNS PTA SPRING BASEBALL GAME

Please join the MNS PTA at Citi Field on Monday, May 21 at 7:10 p.m. to see the New York Mets take on the Miami Marlins. All those attending will enjoy Baseline Silver seats and access to the Caesars, Acela and Promenade Clubs. Regular tickets are $35 or “Catch on the Field” tickets are $45 and let you go on the big league field after the game to have a catch for 20 minutes!! (MNS only has 100 of the “Catch” tickets, which will be distributed to the first 100 to register.) To Buy your tickets, click here. Let’s Go Mets!!

Click here to bid on new and fabulous items!

Bid on the reverse auction to improve MNS athletic activities, large performances and other events.

The Online Auction will close at 6:30PM on Saturday April 21.

RAFFLE TICKETS ARE HERE!

Teacher playdates, $1000 Apple shopping spree and more.

Drawing will be held on Friday, April 20 at 8:45 a.m.

Click here for more information.

Contribute now to the Annual Appeal!

We prefer all donations be made online by clicking the button below.  However, if you prefer to pay by check, please make it payable to MNS PTA (please note "Annual Appeal" and your child(s) name in the memo line).  Click here for a downloadable form that can be submitted with your donation.

Click here to see where your money goes.

Click here to read about the PTA's refund policy.

Click here to learn how to sync the MNS calendar to your device!

 

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