Friday, October 21, 2016

BOOK FAIR - November 1st - November 9th

Please join us for our first book fair of the year! The book fair will be held in the Playroom from Tuesday, November 1, 2016 to Wednesday, November 9, 2016 (EXCEPT Election Day, November 8th).

The hours of the sale are:
  • Tuesday, November 1 - 8:45am - 2:15pm 
  • Wednesday, November 2 - 8:45am - 2:15pm 
  • Thursday, November 3 - 11:30am - 7:00pm
  • Friday, November 4 - 8:45am - 2:15pm
  • Monday, November 7 - 8:45am - 2:15pm
  • Wednesday, November 9 - 8:45am - 11:30am
Parents are welcome to bring your children down to the book fair during Parents Teacher Conference day, November 3rd.  Please note that we will be open for extended hours that day, from 11:30am - 7:00pm.

Please visit our school book fair page for more information:

For family and friends who can't make it to the in-school Book Fair, please visit our online bookstore at the link above and click on "shop now" in the middle of the page to purchase books. The books will ship to the school for FREE! The dates for the online book fair are October 26th to November 8th.

A percentage of every sale will go to support our school!
Thank you for your support and we hope to see you there!

PS130M Parents Association

Monday, October 17, 2016

HALLOWEEN BASH - Friday October 28th

Calling all Boys & Ghouls!

Join us for a terrifying night of fun and excitement at our annual Halloween Bash on Friday, OCT 28th from 6:30pm-8:00pm.  We are very excited that our very own Mr. Mendez will be spinning the beats. All students, parents and friends are welcome!  Admission at the door is $10 per person. 
Students in kindergarten to 3rd grade will require an adult to accompany them at the party. Children are encouraged to be dressed in their costumes. Please do not wear masks or bring toy weapons.

We will be selling snacks and drinks at the party. This is a fundraising event, so all sales will go towards supporting our school programs! We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you in advance for all your support!

PS130M Parents Association

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities for Upcoming Events

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The following are upcoming events organized by the Parents Association.  We are looking for parent volunteers to help us with our efforts. Please review the following activities and sign up in the PA (room 101) for one or all of these opportunities.  You do not need to be present for the entire duration of the events. Any time you can dedicate to helping us out will be needed and greatly appreciated, whether it's an hour or two or for the whole day.

Halloween Bash - Friday, October 28th (4:00pm - 5:00pm to help with decorations)
Book Fair - Tuesday, November 1st to Wednesday, November 9th

Thank you in advance for your support!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Upcoming Deadlines

Please note the deadlines are approaching for the following:

Candy Sale Deadline:  Monday, October 17, 2016

School Photo Order Deadline:  Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

Please make sure your child submit these items to their teachers by the deadline.

Thank you,
Parents Association

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day (October 10th) & Yom Kippur (October 12th)

There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 10th and Wednesday, October 12th in observance of  Columbus Day and Yom Kipppur.

Monday, September 26, 2016

General meeting minutes

143 Baxter Street Room 101, New York, NY 10013
Email:       Website:

Parents Association General Meeting Minutes                     September 22nd, 2016

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-Nelson & Amy Lin
Parents Association Events Coordinator:Lisa Wong

Parent Coordinator: Diane Chong

Parents Association Email:

Parents Association Website:

Parent Association Upcoming Events:

Candy Sale – October 17, 2016 (orders due)
  Photo Orders – October 21, 2016 (orders due)
  Halloween Dance Party – October 28, 2016 (6:30pm – 8:00pm) – Admission $10
  Parents Teachers Conference - November 3, 2016 (dismissal at 11:30am)
  Book Fair – November 1-4 & 7,9 New and used books
  Annual Benefit Banquet – May 19, 2017

Participating in our fundraising events is a great way to learn more about our school community and to raise money for the school. Volunteers are needed for all events and can sign up in the P.A. office in room 101.

 Used cartridges, old cell phones, empty toners and used books can be dropped off in the P.A. and box tops can be   dropped off in the clear box by the main entrance next to the security guard’s desk.

Fundraising - We need to figure out ways to help our school and our children.  There are many ways to help our children.  Examples of some of the things that we can do to help:

• Signing up for Target credit or debit cards and designating our school so for every purchase made, 1% will go to our school.  

• Purchasing on through the link provided on will help the school. The school receives a portion of every purchase made through the link.

• Box tops – collection box near the security guards

Principal’s Remarks and Announcements:

• We are a Title I school because currently over 60% percent of our families qualify for free and/or reduced lunch. All Title I schools get some additional federal funds to support student achievement. Parents at PS 130, along with some of the other Chinatown schools, were exempt from filling out lunch forms until June 2017.  Next school year, families will most likely have to complete lunch forms next year to determine the Title I status of the school.  The funds that we get from Title I go to supporting the academic achievement of all students in our school as well as parent involvement. This is called the “School-wide program” vs “Targeted assistance”, where the funds would only go to select students.  All parents at PS 130 are Title I parents and all students are Title I students.  

• Safety procedures – The school is required to have fire drills and lockdown drills during the school year. This is a safety procedure for all schools. Also, alarms have been installed on all the doors to prevent any child or adult from exiting from any doors except the main entrance on Baxter Street. Parents are asked to caution all babysitters, grandparents, and any adults picking up children that they must leave by the front door except during dismissal time. Any visitors, please stop by the office first before going to a classroom.

• Please remember that school uniforms must be worn Mondays through Thursdays. It consists of a plain navy blue or school logo navy blue top and blue or khaki pants.  This dress code was passed and put into effect by the parent body years ago with over 85% of the parents in favor.  As a result, the Department of Education is requiring that the school enforce this policy according to the Chancellor’s Regulations.

• 4th grade and 5th grade test score are available online. If you don't have an NYC Schools online account, please ask our parent coordinator, Diane Chong, for help.

• Our school's average ELA test score increased 12 points to 72.9% and our math increased 2 points to (we had high math scores to started with) last year. We have 82.6% students score 3 or 4 in math compared with the citywide 36.4%. More than 70% of students score 3 or 4 on ELA test compare citywide average 38%. Because of our school's strong test performance, we qualified to apply for a grant of $50,000 from Albany for teacher training and professional learning as a Title I Reward School.

• Students must arrive at school at 8:15am in order to be ready to begin class. Students who enter the building after 8:15am will need a late slip.  Lateness will be marked on the children’s permanent record and may be a factor when they apply for middle school.

• Please check your children's school bags for school notifications. Spending 10 to 15 minutes to read books or talk with your children every night help parents connecting with their kids.
• Rooftop playground is currently being resurfaced and hopefully will open soon.

There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 3rd and Tuesday, October 4th in celebration of Rosh Hashanah. We welcome your child back to school on Wednesday, October 5th.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Photo Day (Sept 29 & 30th)

Photo day will be Thursday , September 29 and Friday, September 30.  Teachers have sent home information regarding the day in which your child will have their photos taken.  Please dress your children in their best. Your child will be excused from wearing his/her uniform on their scheduled class photo day. 

Parents, we need volunteers.  Sign up sheets will be available at the general meeting and it will also be posted outside the PA room's door. Please come help out for 1/2 hour or as much as possible. 

Thank you.

Middle School Tour (5th Graders Only)

        Middle School Tour (For 5th Graders Only)

Here are the dates for the tours:  9/28, 9/30, 10/5, 10/6, 10/7, 11/7, 11/9, 11/10, 11/14, 11/15, 11/18
As in the previous years, only one parent can attend the tour with their child.  Child has to accompany the parent.  We will begin at 8:00 am and should be done by 9:30 am no later than 10:00 am.  We will give students letters to take back to their school for attendance purposes.

Parents must register on our website to schedule a tour starting Friday, September 16, 2016

November 9th (evening section) will be our Inclusion Information Session and on November 30 will be our Open House - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the auditorium.  Families who are unable to attend a tour during the school day are invited to the Open House.  You do not have to schedule on line to attend the Open House and the Inclusion Information Session.  Just show up on these days.