Tuesday, April 25, 2017

National Dance Institute Center for Learning & Arts

Summer 2017
FREE Dance and Music Program
for children  
entering grades 4 and 5

National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts
217 West 147th Street
(between Adam Clayton Powell & Frederick Douglass Blvds)
New York, NY 10039

Children in this free summer program will experience high-energy and engaging dance and music classes taught by a team of NDI Master Teachers and Musicians, who will take children on a thrilling, creative journey culminating in performance.

This program is offered free of charge. No previous dance or music experience is necessary.

Limited space available! Sign up now!

To Register

Mandatory Orientation:
Wednesday, May 105:00 to 6:00 PMNational Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts

You and your child must attend this session if you wish to register for the program. It will include a dance class for children and an info session/Q+A for parents.

There will be a non-refundable $25 registration fee to secure your child's spot in the program. If this is not possible for your family, please contact us.
                     To RSVP for the orientation, or for more information, please contact Hannah Bailenson
                                                     hbailenson@nationaldance.org or 212-226-0083

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

From our Chancellor

This is an updated letter from our Chancellor that reaffirms our commitment to protecting the right of every student in NYC to attend public school, regardless of immigration status.


Survey due date is March 31

Parents please reach out to the PA at Room 101, Parent coordinator Diane Chong, or call 1-800-690-8603 survey hot line to get the survey materials. Please keep in mind this survey effects the school, your kids and how The school is doing. We need everyone to participate. Please engage the survey and be involved if you care about your kid's edcucation and how well they do going to middle school.
We are only at 10% parent involvement, This is not PS130, we are much better. Please log on and do the survey.

Thank you,

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Stem Program

Apply Now for Exciting Science and STEM Programs this Summer!
PreK through grade 12 students can apply now to attend exciting science and STEM programs being offered this summer at the NYC Department of Education’s Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Space Science Education, the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Museum of the City of New York, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Botanical Garden, Queens County Farm Museum, Queens Zoo, Staten Island Museum, Staten Island Zoo, and SUNY Old Westbury. Programs feature 1-week camps, high school internships, and a 4-week college credit bearing course.
Application deadline is Friday, April 28. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. For more information, go to https://custom.cvent.com/C3F9BAB6DD424A9FB19D310FDED592AF/files/623602f1e5414d02a16c7ef7a02f9aff.pdf

Don’t miss out, apply now!

Monday, March 13, 2017

School close Tuesday 3/14th 2017


Friday, March 3, 2017

Parent Volunteer needed

Parent volunteers are needed for 5th grade pictures on 3/14 and 3/15. Please contact PA and sign up. We need your help.

We also need parent Volunteers for Pre-K Graduation photo on 3/8. Please sign up at the PA office or contact PA. We need your help.

Thank you

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

SCHOOL CLOSED - Thursday, February 9, 2017 due to expected severe weather conditions

Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Thursday, February 9, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Lion Dance Welcoming New Year - DATE CHANGE

        Please note that the Lion Dance Welcoming New Year date has been changed to
        Wednesday, February 8th 2017 at 5:30 pm
        We hope to see many of you there to celebrate with us.
      Parents Association

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

general meeting minutes

143 Baxter Street Room 101, New York, NY 10013
Email: ps130mpa@yahoo.com       Website: ps130pa.blogspot.com

Parents Association General Meeting Minutes       January 5, 2017

Parents Association Board Members: Co-Presidents: Nathaniel Conan &Monica Xue
     Co-Vice Presidents: Xuan Sue Huynh & Leslie Ng
     Co-Treasurers: Janney Chen & Hin Fen Zhang
     Co-Secretaries: Rosalind Lee & Amy Lin

Parents Association Events Coordinator: Lisa Wong

Parent Coordinator:Diane Chong

Parents Association Email:ps130mpa@yahoo.com

Parents Association Website:http://ps130pa.blogspot.com

Parent Association Upcoming Events:

    Chinese New Year Parent Show – Friday February 3
    Chinese New Year Parade for PS 130 Lion Dance Club – Sunday, February 5
    Lion Dance Welcoming New Year – school main entrance – Thursday, February 9, 5:30 pm
    Mid-Winter Break – Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 24 – School Closed
    Parents Teacher Conference – Thursday, March 9, Dismissal at 11:30
    NYS ELA State Test – Tuesday, March 28 – Thursday, March 30
    4th Grade Saturday Institute – Saturday, March 18
    NYS ELA State Test – Tuesday, March 28 – Thursday, March 30
    Spring Recess – Monday, April 10 - Tuesday, April 18 – School closed
    NYS Math State Test – Tuesday, May 2 – Thursday, May 4
    Family/Health Fair Day, Saturday, May 6
    Mother’s Day Sale – Friday, May 12
     Annual Benefit for the Arts – Friday, May 19
       Spring Book Fair – Monday, May 22 – Friday, May 26
     Banquet Journal Ads – due Friday, March 17
     Donations for Raffle Prizes Needed
Our Annual Benefit for the Arts will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017.  This is the culmination of the year event where we celebrate our children and the arts programs of PS 130.  We celebrate benefactors of our community and those who have helped our school to become great.  This is our largest fundraising event where we raise funds for our arts programs like National Dance Institute, Rosie’s Theater Kids, Dancing Classrooms’ Ballroom Dance, Inside Broadway, Young Peoples Chorus and Third Street Music School’s Violin program.  These events are free to our children, but paid for by the fundraising from our own PA.  The results of our fundraising have been incredible.  Last year we had a net intake of over $100,000 which paid for all the extra programs for this year. We are hoping to do the same.  So, join us to and celebrate the culmination of the academic school year and see our children perform with their perspective art programs; Drum and Fife Corps, National Dance Institute, Third Street Settlement (violin program), Lion Dance, and more.  

Volunteers Needed:
Sewing collars on to graduation gowns
5th grade graduation group photo – Wednesday, March 15
Mother’s Day Sale – Friday, May 12

Principal’s Remarks and Announcements:

School website:
We want to thank Mr. Shi, computer teacher, for the upgrade of our school website.  Please take the opportunity to visit the site.  On the site, you can view upcoming PS 130 events and announcements.  One great feature currently on the site is, “Parental Control for Kids’ Electronics”.  There are links to our PS 130 PA Blog, NYCDOE homepage and the Inside Schools website.  Our new website is a great resource of information for parents.  Our school’s website is www.ps130m.org.

2017 testing:
Teachers are preparing our children for this year’s tests.  In order for parents to assist their children, parents are encouraged to read more with your kids.  Children should also be reading for longer periods of time without distractions.
March 28 – March 30 – NYS ELA State Test
May 2 – May 4 – NYS Math State Test
April 10 – May 19: NYS English as Second Language Achievement test
May 8 – May 19:  Listening, Reading and Writing
May 30 - June 5:  NYS Fourth Grade Science Test (Written Test on June 5th)

Students are given as much time as needed to finish ELA and Math tests.  If children are sick, there will be make-up days

School Leadership Team

Our School Leadership Team consists of 5 parents and 5 members from our school.  The meetings begin at 8 a.m. every month and are usually on the same day as one the monthly PA board meetings.  These meetings are now open to all parents and the public.

Friday, January 13, 2017

NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr Day (Jan 16th)

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr day, NYC public schools will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017.  We welcome your children back to school on Tuesday, January 17.

Have a safe and wonderful long weekend!