Read a thon flyer and forms going home today and tomorrow

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Read-a-Thon Flyer 2018    LOG AND SPONSOR SHEET

Please check out your backpacks today and tomorrow for your forms in purple paper. Save these logs and sponsor sheets as you read over the summer. All the students who read and log their progress will receive an award in September!

Imagine being a super hero,a famous detective, a rock star, or a wizard.  What will you be this summer?  When you read books, you can go anywhereyour imagination will take you! The Summer 2018 Lower Lab Read-a-Thon is a fantastic opportunity for you to improve your reading skillsover the summer and get rewarded for that effort!
It also provides a great way to raise money foryour school at the same time!

What To Do:

  • Reada minimum of 5 books
  • Collect donations from family and friends
  • Submityour reading log and sponsor form by September 28th


What You Get:

  • Your name placed on the Read-a-Thon wall
  • The grade that raises the most money wins a classroom party 

Help Support Lower Lab!

Remember to collect donationsfrom family and friends for your reading. Remind your sponsors that ALLmoney collected helps to fund great programs at your school, Lower Lab!  Donations can be made by cash, check or online by credit card at

Attached you will find a Book Log and a Sponsor Sheet to keep track of everything.  Please make sure to submit this paperwork by Friday, September 28thto PTA Mailbox – Read-a-Thon.  K-2 paperwork should go to attn: Maya Bar Dagan. Grades 3-5 paperwork should go to attn: Casey Mack.


Visit the Read-a-Thon website at submit pictures of you and your friends reading, to check which grade is in the lead to win the grade party and for copies of the Book Log and Sponsor Sheet.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  Have a great summer!


Happy Reading,

The Lower Lab Read-a-Thon Co-Chairs


Maya Bar Dagan                                        Casey Mack

(Ron – 5thgrade, Noa – 2ndgrade)                        (Gavin – 3rdgrade)                                               

PTA Meeting Tomorrow 8:20 AM

IMG_2293We hope to see everyone at our final PTA Meeting for the year! Thank you families for all you do!!! Don’t forget your entry pass!

5th Grade Graduating Families don’t forget to come and bid a fond farewell to all the non sibling 5th grade families who will be honored at this meeting! 

By now your teachers should have received the self address stamped envelopes for the summer communication! Did you complete this task?

Dear Lower Lab Families,

As the final days of school approach, we would like to make you aware of a few requirements that will ensure a successful end of the school year and a smooth transition to the 2018-2019 school year.  Please read this memo and submit all necessary materials to your child’s teacher by Thursday, June 14th, 2018.

  • Report Card Distribution

Report Cards will be distributed to all students on the last day of school, Tuesday, June 26.  If your child will not be present on this day, please send aself-addressed and stamped envelope (with your summer address).  Please be sure to attach two regular postage stamps to this envelope. These envelopes will be stuffed by the classroom teacher (with your daughter/son’s report card) and mailed to you by the end of the day on June 26, 2018.

  • Summer Correspondence: Class Placements & Summer Letters

Over the summer (in mid- August) the school shares class placements and a summer letter with each family.  To facilitate this process, please send a self-addressed and stamped envelope (business size #10 envelope) with your child to school by Thursday, June 14th.  To ensure that these items get properly mailed to you, please affix two stamps on the envelope. Be sure to include your preferred address for the summer. Please be aware, that if we do not receive your Self Addressed & Stamped Envelope we cannotguarantee expedited arrival of the summer correspondence. If you have two homes, you would like to have the summer information forwarded to provide two envelopes with 2 stamps on each envelope.

Note too that the classroom teacher collects the envelopes and submits the class set to Gina.  In the event that you have more than one child in our school, you should plan to send an envelope for each child.  See the image below for specific details on completing the envelope.

  • Test Scores: Grades 3-5 Only

The ELA and Math Scores are typically released over the summer, and accessible via the NYC Schools Account. Each family of students in grades 3-5 should already have an account with NYC Schools Account. To access this account you will need your child’s OSIS number as well as your password. We encourage you to try to log-on and verify that you have access to the account before the end of the school year.  In the event that you are unable to log on to your child’s NYC Schools Account please be sure to reach out to any member of the office staff by Friday, June 22, 2018.  Please be aware that during the summer break, we cannot guarantee that someone will be readily available to support you with this matter, so please be sure to verify your account prior to the last day of school.

Thank you for your support with this matter and throughout the school year.  We wish you and your family an amazing end of the school-year, and a happy, rejuvenating summer!


Gina Goodman- Parent Coordinator

Sam Chan- Business Manager

Hugues Recaimer- School Aide

D’andre Ward- School Aide

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After drop off on Wednesday June 20th, there will be a General PTA Meeting in the Lower Lab cafeteria. At this meeting we will be voting on the proposed budget for 2018-2019 and also saying a bittersweet farewell to our 5th Grade families, including PTA co-President Joelle Soleymani.  Please come and help us say thank you to Joelle for her many years of service to Lower Lab and our PTA.

Note from the Principal

Dear Lower Lab Community,

The past two days have been amazing for me, because I had the help of two fantastic “principals for the day,” Jonah Peirez, a fifth grader, and Kamila Cardozo Kalvinskaite , a second grader.  They worked diligently, welcoming students and parents at the door, doing lunch duty, visiting classrooms, writing emails, and sharing the Lower Lab Values color and buttons with every class.  They also joined other students and staff members for a delicious executive lunch, during which they shared their thoughts about our school. When asked what they thought about the responsibilities of a principal, they both said it was hard work but fun.  I could not agree more!!!!!

Sandy Miller

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