Print out a donation form and carry it with you! Establishments you frequent are always willing to give donations.

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Thank you for your generosity and interest in Lower Lab’s annual Fundraising Dinner and Auction!  The Benefit will be held on March 16, 2017 at Three Sixty° in Tribeca.

It is our hope that you will donate your time and energy to help Lower Lab raise much needed monies to benefit the school that provides such an exceptional education for our children.
Continue reading Print out a donation form and carry it with you! Establishments you frequent are always willing to give donations.

We need your Box Tops!

Please send your clipped box tops (which have not expired) into school Attn: PTA BoxTops: Shane Franciscovich (c/o Ella Franciscovich 1-141). Thank you for collecting those tops – the money earned helps support programs at Lower Lab!

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:  

Participating Products

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 1-141)  

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 (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.

Have you been on the auction site? www.ps77auction.org‎ 

The 2017 Online Auction ends February 27th, at 10 PM!!! Don’t miss out on deals on some fantastic items! ‎If you haven’t already browsed the link, you have a few more hours to bid.  
http://www.ps77auction.org‎

 

Incredible overnight and day camp offers –

Basketball City, Bank Street, Camp DanBee, Camp Wayne, CATS, Coleman, ChessNYC, Elite Gymnastics, Bulldog Baseball, etc.

 

Classes for kids: Kids at Art, Mathnasium, Tae Kwon Do, etc.

 

Parties, restaurants, photography sessions, incredible accessories, and many more things to choose from!

 

In order to make bids and buy your tickets to “A Night in the Tropics” please register yourself at‎ http://www.ps77auction.org which will link you to “Bidding for Good,” our new online bidding platform. Please create a user name (which will be visible to the online bidding community) and enter your credit card information. Now start bidding!! You will be notified by email if you are outbid on any items so there’s no need to track your items. Bidding will end promptly at 10:00pm on Monday, February 27th.  

 

Be sure to share the link with friends and family. The auction is open to anyone who registers through the site! Contact DeniceBalducci@icloud.com with any questions.

 

All proceeds go towards the PS77 Lower Lab PTA to support and benefit education and enrichment programs at The Lower Lab School.‎

The morning bell NYC website!

https://morningbellnyc.com

Dear Public School Parents and Families:

The NYC Department of Education is proud to announce the latest from The Morning Bell, DOE’s official blog featuring news, tips, and profiles of the students, educators, staff, and programs at work in City schools. The Morning Bell keeps readers up-to-date about the exciting things happening inside our classrooms every day.

Here are some of the stories currently on the blog:

Grad Rates for Public Schools Continue to Rise – Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that New York City’s four-year high school graduation rate hit a historic high in 2016 – 72.6 percent. The dropout rate also fell to the lowest ever – 8.5 percent.

A Story of Renewal: P.S. 154 in the Bronx – Since 2014, the Department of Education’s Renewal School Program has been working to transform New York City’s lowest-performing schools into outstanding and accountable learning institutions with strong parental and community involvement, rigorous instruction, and collaborative teachers.

Our Schools Need Parents Like You – Interested in getting more involved in your child’s education? Ever thought about running for a Community or Citywide Education Council? Education Councils play a critical role in school communities, impacting the lives of your child and thousands more.

Bookmark The Morning Bell today on your computer or mobile browser, and subscribe to receive email updates with each new post.

Thank you for your continued readership.

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The 2017 Online Auction is LIVE

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The 2017 Online Auction goes LIVE !!!

Get ready to bid on some fabulous items!

Incredible overnight and day camp offers –
Basketball City, Bank Street, Camp DanBee, Camp Wayne, CATS, Coleman, ChessNYC, Elite Gymnastics, Bulldog Baseball, etc.

Classes for kids: Kids at Art, Mathnasium, Tae Kwon Do, etc.

Parties, restaurants, photography sessions, incredible accessories, and many more things to choose from!

Auction opens NOW, tonight, Thursday, February 16th and closes Monday, February 27th at 10pm.

In order to make bids and buy your tickets to “A Night in the Tropics” please register yourself at http://www.ps77auction.org  which will link you to “Bidding for Good,” our new online bidding platform.  Please create a user name (which will be visible to the online bidding community) and enter your credit card information. Now start bidding!! You will be notified by email if you are outbid on any items so there’s no need to track your items. Bidding will end promptly at 10:00pm on Monday, February 27th.

Be sure to share the link with friends and family.  The auction is open to anyone who registers through the site! Contact DeniceBalducci@icloud.com with any questions.

All proceeds go towards the PS77 Lower Lab PTA to support and benefit education and enrichment programs at The Lower Lab School.

Note From Ms. Miller

 

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Dear Lower Lab Community,

Here at Lower Lab, 2017 is off to a great start!  To thank for that, we have our hard-working teachers and staff, strongly committed families and wonderful children!

In this past month and a half, we re-launched Zumba, a fun movement program to keep our students physical in the cold months, when outdoor recess may not be an option.  Thank you to Mr. Goodman and the School Wellness Committee for securing this program once again.  In all grades, we are pushing our reading through books with strong characters, biographies and texts with important themes.  In writing, we are working on building stamina and opinion pieces, and the kindergarten classes celebrated with a publishing party for their how-to books.  Test prep in the upper grades has also begun with commitment and rigor to the task, building on everything they already know, while also supporting individual and small group needs.

In technology classes, students are using google slides (2nd grade), internet research and class padlet (3rd grade), Khan Academy (4th grade), and google docs and google drawing (fifth grade).  All classes will be starting computer science in March.  Coming soon – hands-on technology for our Kindergarteners and first graders!! Continue reading Note From Ms. Miller

February 17, 2017

Dear 4-243 Families,

As we head into our Winter Break, I want to update you on what we’ve been working on in class.

Reading Partnerships have come to a close, however we continue to read independently and students are expected to continue jotting entries in reading notebooks regularly.  Additionally, we have been “close reading” short texts in order to really dig deeply into stories and to analyze them based on characters, themes, and author’s craft.  Students are writing “short responses” off of these texts which are due each Friday.  Keep an eye out for returned work that will have feedback from me.  All of this work then leads us to writing Literary Essays.  We are about to publish our independent essays on one text.   Next, will be a comparative essay.  All of this leads us to ….ELA test prep. 

We are working on preparing children for the State Tests.  We have administered some pre-tests to determine areas of need for both the whole class and more individual needs. I will be able to discuss this with you in more detail during parent teacher conferences which are now open. Please see below for instructions on signing up.  Continue reading February 17, 2017