Box Tops – Keep them coming in!

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Send in your box tops!!!

The next deadline to turn in box tops is approaching (Feb. 24th).  Please send your clipped box tops (which have not expired) into school Attn: PTA BoxTops: Shane Franciscovich (c/o Ella Franciscovich K-106) by February 24th. Thank you for collecting those tops!

For our new families: 

How Box Tops Works

1: Start Collecting: Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school earn cash. Find pink Box Tops on hundreds of products such as Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Hefty, etc.  See a full list at:

2: Send In: Check to make sure they have not expired, cut them out and send into school with your child in an envelope marked:  Attn: PTA BoxTops: Shane Franciscovich (c/o Ella Franciscovich K-106)  

Get those fine motor skills working …. if you would like, there is a fun sheet here that you can print out and have your child tape box tops to and color for fun (just send the completed sheet in).  

Collection Sheets

3: Thank you: for collecting and earning money for Lower Lab. The funds earned will go to help fund the fabulous programs at Lower Lab.

March 3rd

Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 1.27.45 PMWe are pleased to announce the schedule for Parent Teacher Conferences. Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, March 3, 2016  for grades K-5. This is an opportunity to reinforce parent-school relationships that will lead to a dynamic partnership, which is necessary to ensure the educational success of each student. Be aware that this will be a half-day for all students. Students will be dismissed at 11:25 am

Conferences will be scheduled on Thursday, March 3rd from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and from 4:30 pm to 7:30pm. Conference appointment times are for ten minutes only, so it is imperative that you be on time. You will be contacted by your child’s classroom teacher to set up an appointment.

Fifth grade teachers, Claudia Coia and Leslie Blaustein, will also hold conferences on Friday, March 4th during school hours so that all fifth grade parents can confer with Claudia and Leslie together. Fifth grade Parent-Teacher conferences on Friday, March 4th will be held in Room 137. Please note that Friday, March 4th will be a full-day of school for fifth graders; per diem subs will be provided in order to accommodate additional conference times.

Specialists, including Katarina Klaf-Science (Rm. 143), Michelle Liss-Art (Rm. 241), and Mike Goodman- Physical Education (Rm 235) will be available during conference hours on Thursday should you choose to conference with them. Please email Gina Goodman if you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Carol Dolgon (Music K-5th). Elana Hoffman will also be available during conferences on Thursday should you choose to meet with her. Parent-teacher conferences are an excellent time for teachers to share individual goals for student progress and for you, as parents, to share any specific concerns regarding your child’s educational experience.


Parent teacher conferences guide to success

Get ready for PT conferences!




Science Fair Meeting for Grade 3 and all New Families of 4th Grade.

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 10.39.57 AMDear Lower Lab 3rd Grade as well as NEW 4th Grade Families.

Please mark your calendar! February 24th 8:30 AM in the auditorium. We welcome all 3rd Grade families to attend Dr. Klaf’s Science Fair INFO Session. RSVP LETTER Any new 4th grade families should be in attendance as well.

The Lower Lab Science Fair is a highlight of the year. Packets have gone home to all students grades 3-5 regarding the individual projects. Please find this document here. Science Fair Packet

Save the Date! June 15th and 16th!!!

It’s Official! Congratulations Mrs. Miller!

Dear Parents, 

It is our great pleasure to announce that Sandy Miller has been officially appointed as the Principal of P.S. 77 The Lower Lab School. Congratulations Mrs. Miller! We are sincerely grateful for your dedication to our school and the active role you took in implementing the Lower Lab DMC.  We are confident that you will continue to enrich our children and lead our school with enthusiasm and kindness. Welcome to the Lower Lab community!

The Lower Lab SLT – The Lower Lab PTA

The Next Mary Boncher Talk is February 26th after our General PTA Meeting.



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Workshop will address:                                              

  • Challenging social relationships
    • Best friend situations
    • Group situations
    • When a child is acting mean
  • And how you can help, while promoting your child’s sense of self and social competency

     Please bring situations, successes, failures, and questions, for discussion


With Mary Boncher, Ph.D.

FRIDAY, February 26th

9:15 (right after Lower Lab PTA Meeting) to 10:15 A.M.



ONLINE AUCTION – NEW items added!

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Mini Camps at The Craft Studio, lunch at Chop’T, table time at SPIN NY, and many more!  Check out the Lower Lab Auction website for incredible values for kids and adults!  

Revisit your Wish List at and don’t let those bargains slip away.  
100% of proceeds benefit the Lower Lab PTA supported enrichments and TAs at PS77.   Anyone can register and bid, share the link with family and friends!

News, Media and Announcements from PS 77


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