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WINTER WONDERLAND FUNDRAISER EXTENDED TO WED. OCT. 31st!

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Winter Wonderland Fundraiser

Winter Coat Drive

  • What: Collecting winter coats of all sizes, sweaters, blankets, scarves and other winter accessories for needy families i( no other clothing items).
  • When:  Donations accepted Wednesday, Oct. 24th - Friday, Nov. 2nd. 
  • Collection boxes in the lobby of each school. Items can also be dropped off at Manorhaven Pool beginning Monday, October 29th.
  • Distribution: lobby of Manorhaven Pool Thursday, November 1st - Saturday, November 3rd. 
  • Volunteer : Monday, October 29th (9am– 12pm)

SIGN UP TO HELP

Halloween Parade

  • What: See all of Sousa and their awesome costumes! The parade lasts about 20 minutes.
  • When: October 31st, 9:15, Sousa blacktop

UNICEF BOXES

  • What: A wonderful opportunity is available for our children to see that they can make a difference in the lives of others and help their less fortunate peers around the world.
  • When:  Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st
  • How:  Your child will get a UNICEF box at school. Please remember to take it along while trick-or-treating!
  • Return the boxes to school on November 1st - November 3rd.

Upcoming Events

OCTOBER


  • 10th- 31st- Fall Fundraiser 2
  • 24th - Unity Day & Food Day
  • 24th - Conversations with Dr. Meoli 7PM
  • 24th - HSA Meeting   7:30 PM -  MPR
  • 24th - Coat Drive Begins
  • 31st - Box Tops Due
  • 31st - Halloween Parade 9:15

NOVEMBER

  • 1st - Photo Retake Day
  • 2nd - Spirit Day
  • 6th - Parent/Teacher Conference Day - no school
  • 6th - Mom's Night Out
  • 7th - Supt. Conference Day - no school
  • 12th - Veteran's Day - no school
  • 16th - Parent/Teacher Conference Day - early dismissal

Dr. Meoli's RULER Presentation

View the Presentation

"All You Need is Love" Video

HSA News & Committees

The Sousa Notes

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

Sousa's Online Store

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!

REMIND Messaging

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. 

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

FOOD DAY 10/24


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

Sousa Green Committee End-of-Year Recycling & Donation!


At the end of each school year, the Sousa Green Committee donates used text books, workbooks and other leftover school supplies to non-profit, charitable and community organizations. This past summer, the lightly used books were donated to Better World Books, an organization that collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide. 


The worn text and workbooks were disposed of through the Town of North Hempstead's recycling program and leftover supplies were donated to churches, children's programs and preschools in the Port Washington area.


If anyone would like to be involved next year, 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