PTA UPDATE December 18-2014

Chocolate Works Event – RSVP Deadline Extended to 12/19

Chocolate Works and the Lower Lab PTA invites you to a special night at their 93rd street and Lexington Avenue location!  Click here for the flyer.

Join in the fun and enjoy an Ice Cream Sundae Social with toppings, decorate an oreo featuring a 20ft long chocolate conveyor belt, chocolate fountain with strawberries and marshmallows. FIRST 40 KIDS to RSVP only!!!  Email by December 19th, 2014$25 per child.

All checks (made payable to Lower Lab PTA) and cash must be backpacked to The Lower Lab PTA Mailbox ATTN: CHOCOLATE.  

NOTE: This is a drop off party!!!  Parents are welcome to drop by Lucy’s Whey just across the street for $7 Wine Down Time specials, cheese, and charcuterie (Cost not included).

Don’t forget tomorrow is Silly Socks Day.

It’s not too late to sign up to donate blood

Show your support!

Film Festival

Looking for some fun family activities this Holiday Break? The NY International Children’s Film Festival and GKIDS present the newest film from the creators of the Academy Award Nominated, Secret of the Kells. Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben and his little sister, Saoirse, who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. It is a visually stunning film that takes inspiration from Irish Folklore.

Come Opening Weekend (December 19th – 21st) to meet Tom Moore, the director of both Secret of the Kells and Song of the Sea!

Song of the Sea opens December 19th at the IFC Center.

The film is Rated PG
To earn money for your school:

  1. Go to
  2. Select your school from the menu
  3. Purchase tickets

Don’t forget to register for February and April week long camps! Spend your breaks exploring the art of animation. For more information and to sign up, visit:

Fairway Community Partners $10 off Coupon

SHOPPING FOR THE HOLIDAYS??? -Don’t forget your FAIRWAY COMMUNITY PARTNERS card and the attached COUPON for $10 off $75 from Fairway to be used through 12.31.14. Click here for the coupon.  If you need a card or one for a family member, please contact

Let The Lower Lab School Help You With Your Taxes!

There are 3 weeks left to get a tax deduction for 2014!
All donations to The Lower Lab Pledge Drive made by December 31 will be deductible for the 2014 tax year.

As an added bonus, you will be helping to achieve our goal of 100% participation and making Lower Lab a better candidate for grant money.

To donate online visit or use this form to send a check (mailed checks must be postmarked by Dec. 31).

After School Brochure

Don’t forget to sign up for Spring After School,  The brochure is available here.

International Night is coming up on Thursday, January 22nd

We are looking for volunteers to help us kick off our annual celebration of cultures and traditions from around the world!

Do you like to perform or know of any performers of international folkloric dance??  In previous years we have had Korean fan dance performers, Armenian dancers, Aztec dancers, Japanese sword performers, Capoeira artists, and many, many more!  Do you like to cook or know amazing crafts you’d like to share?

It takes a “global” village to get this party started!  The world is our oyster.  We need your help!!  Please contact Marta Molina Seal at

Happy Holidays and Best wishes for the New Year!

From the Lower Lab PTA

Lower Grades (K-2) Music Save the Date!

IMG_4868Dear Lower Lab Families,

I hope this year finds everyone happy, healthy, and feel musical. I am excited to announce that this January I will be opening the doors to the music room for you to participate in a class with your child! Each week I hear the children expand their musical knowledge and repertoire and watch them build our musical community. I want to extend an invitation to you to share in these wondrous developments.

Below is a save-the-date in the hopes that many of you can make arrangements with work and childcare (I ask that only adults attend this event as to minimize distractions). Siblings will be welcome at the Spring Sing, of course!

 Wednesday, January 14:

 Period 1: Sarah’s class (Parents visit from 8:30-9:00)

Period 2: Justin’s class (Parents visit from 9:30-10:00)

Period 5: Kristin’s class (Parents visit from 12:15-12:45)

Wednesday, January 21:

 Period 1: Liz’s class (Parents visit from 8:30-9:00)

Period 2: Allison’s class (Parents visit from 9:30-10:00)

Period 5: Donna’s class (Parents visit from 12:15-12:45)

 On the day of your visitation please check in with security who will send each group up to the music room at the designated time. Some seating will be available, but I encourage you to wear comfortable clothing, as most of the seating will be on the floor with the children. This makes the experience all the more authentic!

I’m looking forward to seeing you all in my classroom in January. Thank you in advance for supporting this new opportunity and for all you do to bring music to the lives of the students here!

Warm Regards,

Sarah Prusasky

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Free workshop at The Child Study Center (Technology and Screen Time for Children)

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Hello From The Child Study Center!

Please join us for this week’s free workshop:

Too Much of a Good Thing?

Technology and Screen Time for Children
Technology is a large part of a child’s developing world, and many children gravitate towards screens. This workshop will discuss common concerns parents have about their child’s use of technology and make recommendations about how much screen time each day is appropriate, how media can impact social skills development and behavior, and how to use technology for motivating children to meet goals as well as to set limits.
Presenters: Kirsten Cullen Sharma, PsyD 

There is no fee to attend, but registration is required. Please register here.
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Address: One Park Avenue, 7th Floor, between 32nd and 33rd Streets in Manhattan

For a full list of upcoming workshops, please visit our website:
For further information, please contact our Intake Team at 646-754-5000 or

Spring 2015 Afterschool Brochure.


Check out the many new classes and returning favorites!

  • Animal Exploration with live animals on Monday, grades K-2
  • Chocolate Fun on Monday – 5 classes only, all grades
  • Homework Help on Tuesday, grades 3-5
  • Photography on Wednesday with Robyn (3rd grade teacher), grades 2-5
  • Basketball on Thursday with Mr. Goodman (PE teacher), grades 2&3
  • Arts and Craft Club on Thursday with Claudia (5th grade teacher), grades K-3
  • Movie Club on Friday, all grades

Returning classes include;  Sports, Mad Science, Lego, Tennis, Yoga, Piano, Ice Skating, Gaga and Chess.


Spring semester will run from Monday, Feb 2nd through Friday, June 12th.   Tennis, Basketball and Chocolate run for fewer classes – see brochure for dates.  Registration will begin Wednesday, Jan 7th at 10am, and is on a first come first serve basis.


And lastly, there are no afterschool classes during the week of Jan 26th – Jan 30th.   Please send alternate dismissal instructions to your teacher for this week, and then instructions for the spring semester as well.


Hope you enjoy the new program!

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