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PARP READING THIS WEEK AND NEXT!

Right Now

Pizza Workshop

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 WHAT: MaryAnne from Frank's will teach Sousa students to make their own pizza & calzone. Each child will leave with a small, uncooked pizza & calzone to bake at home.
You must prepay in order to participate ($6 cash per person)

WHEN: January 19th 10am, Sousa Cafeteria


Questions? Please contact Mara 

FLYER

Toy Swap

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WHAT: Placed gently used toys and games in the boxes in the lobby the week of January 14th. But remember, you don't need to donate a toy in order to get one at the swap!


WHEN: After the pizza workshop, January 19th, 11am, Sousa Multi Purpose Room


 Questions? Please contact Melissa.

Sousa's Got Talent

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WHEN:  January 25th at 7pm in the Sousa auditorium.


Snacks and baked goods for sale in the lobby

Upcoming Events

JANUARY


7th-18th
PARP - Parents as Reading Partners

19th
Pizza Workshop 10am

19th
Toy Swap 11am

21st
MLK Day - Recess

25th
HSA Meeting 8:15AM

25th
Family Night at the Book Fair 6PM

25th
Sousa's Got Talent 7PM

28th - 30th
Book Fair

FULL CALENDAR

Dr. Meoli's RULER Presentation

View the Presentation

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"All You Need is Love" Video

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HSA News & Committees

The Sousa Notes

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Check out the latest info 

and news on Sousa students! 


If you have any news, images or stories you would like to share for the next issue, please contact: Mat Lanfant at lanfant@msn.com

CURRENT ISSUE

Sousa's Online Store

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Sousa's Online Store through MySchoolAnywhere is open!

Parents can purchase apparel, Social tickets/raffles, school supplies and pay for HSA Dues using any computer or mobile device! Check it out!

SHOP NOW

REMIND Messaging

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The Remind Sousa HSA Group will allow you to receive instantaneous notifications thru texts or emails about school wide events/ information before they happen- such as Spirit Days and HSA meetings. No pictures will be posted on Remind. 

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Committee News

DIVERSITY

BUILDING TRANSLATORS NEEDED!


Do you speak another language?  Are you willing to attend school events to help parents with any questions they may have?  


If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Building Translator, contact Michele, mclamberti@yahoo.com or Francine, franagosta@hotmail.com

NUTRITION

GRAIN BOWLS


Have you tried the new trend with your kids? Grain bowl! Start with a very easy brown rice recipe, then add your favorite roasted vegetables, leafy green, edamame, shredded carrots, whatever else and a drizzle of sauce.  RECIPE HERE


For more info contact: 

Karyn Alevy 

karynalevy@gmail.com

Anne Schenendorf 

anneschenendorf@hotmail.com

PORTFEST

Thank you to all who volunteered!


Sousa raised over $1500 for HEARTS, the largest of all the schools participating.


To get involved with Cultural Arts for next year, including PORTFEST, please email syardeni@hotmail.com

GREEN

USED LAPTOP DRIVE


What: Port Washington's not-for-profit organization COMP 4 KIDS is fixing used laptops and notebooks that they give for free to our guidance counselors so our students in need of a computer can have one.


They are running out of computers and need your help.


During the entire month of January, we are collecting used laptops and notebooks (with chargers), any make or model less than 5 years old (No Desktops), so we can continue to help our students in need.


Please note that COMP 4 KIDS is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax-deductible and you will receive a receipt for it.


Please contact Mat or Ingrid to coordinate the donation. 
Thank you in advance for your generosity.


If anyone would like to be involved in this committee, please contact:

 Sima Vasa sima.vasa@gmail.com

or Melissa Steeves steeves.m.melissa@gmail.com

Donate/Pay HSA Dues

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Info & Links

COMMUNITY FLYERS

Girls Scouts, Sands Point Preserve, PYA and more...

COMMUNITY FLYERS

DISTRICT UPDATES

Information on the current Board of Ed members, policies, news and updates.

Find out more

CURRICULUM INFO

The Port Washington District Website offers many Parent Curriculum Resources  such as: 

• New 2016 Writing Process presentation by Dr. Wafa Westervelt

• Common Core Math Help 
• "Getting to the Core of the Common Core"
•  A presentation  on the Common Core by Dr. Wafa Westervelt. 


USEFUL LINKS: 
 - Parent Talking Points about State Exam Results  
 - Educational Activities for Parents and Students
 - Parent Guides to the Common Core Standards
 - Videos for Parents


PRESENTATION ON COMMON CORE:
Sousa Math Resource teacher Lori Garcia and classroom teachers K. Wengenosky, C. Lucie, and A. Pullicino joined Dr. Meoli in a valuable presentation about how the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) in Mathematics are changing instruction, practice, and testing.  Click here to view a copy of their presentation.


PARENT COUNCIL

The Port Washington Parents’ Council is the coordinating board of all our schools’ HSAs and PTAs. On behalf of all the children in the district, it seeks to explore and reach consensus on issues and topics of general interest and/or common concern among the five elementary schools, the middle school and the high school.


In practice, this is what the Parents’ Council does:

  • Holds forums with the Superintendent, other district administrators, and educational experts to inform parents about such topics as curriculum and instruction, technology, school finances, and social issues facing students.
  • Helps to educate parents on the school budget and works with all the HSAs and PTAs to get out the vote on the budget and other school elections.
  • Coordinates outreach efforts, including the Winter Coat Drive, Holiday Gift Drive, and Spring Clothing Drive, on behalf of less fortunate families in our community.For more information, please contact Co-Presidents Meredith Steigman meredith72@me.com and Julie Epstein julieepstein@me.com

DR. MOONEY

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Contact Us

John Philip Sousa Elementary School HSA

101 Sands Point Road, Port Washington NY 11050, US

​T: 516-767-5350 ​ F: 516-767-5356