Support Halsey PTA Annual Appeal

Dear Halsey Parents,

Please, consider #Giving to your child’s school! As of today, about 75 families representing the 1,600 children enrolled have sent in donations.

If only we could get more people to donate, even just a little, we could achieve our fundraising goal!

It’s easy, just send in a check with your child with the voucher attached (halsey-pta-annual-appeal-letter-2017-18), or donate via PayPal or Credit Card by clicking on this link!

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-halsey-pta-annual-appeal-letter-2017-18xclick&hosted_button_id=8LDCLV9XNE82N

PTA Annual Appeal

Your Halsey PTA supports all the JHS 157 students, teachers, and administration by providing funds for various school activities. ALL donations will go towards Halsey’s programs and children. Some of the programs your generous donations go to include Band (repairing instruments), support for the Drama Club, air conditioners for the classrooms, buses for the basketball teams, anti-bullying and leadership programs, and so much more. Please consider helping by donating. Every penny counts.

If you have not done so already, you can make a donation via Paypal. (You can use your credit card; you do not need your own Paypal account.)

Or, please download and fill out the PTA Annual Appeal Letter. Thank you in advance!

Get Involved with the PTA!

Dear Parents,

We were so glad to see many of you at Tuesday nights PTA meeting! As you know, the best way to help your child get the most out of their education is to be an involved parent.

Upcoming PTA Events:

9/26 Open School Night Snack and Spirit Wear Sale (evening)
9/29 Lemon Ice Sale (during all lunch periods)
10/20 Picture Day (during day)
12/13,12/14, 2/15 Candy Cane Sale (during all lunch periods)

Ongoing PTA Committees:

8th grade Committee
Membership Committee
Fundraising Committee
Budget Committee
Translation Services

If you can volunteer for any of these mentioned events or committees OR if you have any IDEAS and are willing to take the lead on any events, please contact the Halsey PTA at HalseyPTA@gmail.com! We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the next PTA meeting on October 10th.

Enjoy this day,

PTA Executive Board

Hassle Free Fund Raising for Halsey JHS 157 – SHOPAROO!!!!

Attention Halsey Parents & Guardians

There is an amazing App where we can do hassle free fundraising for Halsey JHS 157. The App is called Shoparoo and can be downloaded in the Apple App store or in the Google Play store.

 

 

The concept is simple:

SHOP: When you go shopping at grocery stores and other retailers you will get a receipt from your purchase.

SNAP: Inside the Shoparoo App, you can take a picture of your receipt.

EARN: The more receipts we upload to Shoparoo the more money we can earn for Halsey JHS 157. Some receipts uploaded will enter us into monthly sweepstakes as well.

Its so simple:

1. Download the Shoparoo App
2. Select Halsey JHS 157 as your school
3. Go back to your regularly scheduled shopping
4. Upload pic of your receipts to Shoparoo
5. Halsey earns money

We hope you will join us in this hassle-free fundraising so we can continue to support wonderful programs, clubs, and after-school activities at Halsey JHS 157.

Thank you!

Michael Zevon
Parent Coordinator
Stephen A. Halsey JHS 157
718-830-4884
http://www.Halsey157.org

Halsey Mouse Squad Emoti-Con Team News

On Saturday, June 18th, several MOUSE Squad students participated in the Emoti-Con Challenge. ” Emoti-Con is NYC’s biggest showcase for young designers, makers, technologists, and tinkerers who believe in digital innovation as a tool for positive change in the world around them.”  Our team designed a Lego Robot that is capable of identifying color, temperature and can lift various objects.  Here’s  the students’ description:  “ PROJΣCT S.I.G.M.A. is a robot that is made to help make daily tasks for the elderly, people with disabilities, or just about anyone, easier. The inspiration of this project was the idea of having a pet like robot in someone’s house for companionship, that has evolved into a “servant” like robot. We will use an EV3 mindstorm and an Arduino.”

The students won for Most Innovative Project!  Congratulations to team members:  Amar Maksumic, Benjamin Buxton, Mabel Chen, Attila Hegyes, Christian Diaz, Ryan Eng (Photos below) Ishita Gupta, Hannah Rothleder, and Bryan W (not in attendance).

Announcing the 2017-2018 PTA Executive Board and New SLT Members

The PTA & SLT Elections took place last Thursday night at our monthly PTA meeting. We have a new Executive Board and 3 new members of the SLT.

PTA Executive Board for school year 2017-2018:

Co-Presidents: Emily Ades & Vicky Barshai
Vice President: Stephanie Zevon
Recording Secretary: Robert Plass
Treasurer: Victoria Preys

Elected to the SLT for school year 2017-2018 (All SLT members serve 2 year terms unless they are leaving the school):

Vicky Barshai
Robert Plass
Ricky Cheng

Congratulations to all our newly elected officers!

Halsey Designathon/Hackathon

The Spring Halsey Hackathon featured a Designathon this past Saturday.  Students were given a social issue to promote via graphic design editing tools.  They were introduced to Graphic Design Principles and Graphic Design software.  Posters were created by groups that addressed a social issue.  Students were judged in the following categories and the winners are listed below.  

Congratulations to all of our participants!  Special Thanks to Ms. Hubbard, Ms. Schwarz, Ms Shikowitz, Ms. Quinones, Ms. Puhl, and Mr. Zevon for all their help!!

Artistic:  Highly original and creative (use of graphic design software use was evident)
Topic: Bullying

Elliot  Zakoff – 831
Fardeen Khan – 804

Social Impact:  Raises awareness of an overlooked or existing social problem or concern
Topic:  Preventing Global Pollution

Christian Diaz – 807
Edward Shao – 732

Balance:  Impressive composition of elements
Topic:  Tampering and Hacking

Saphir Maor – 633
Andrew Rombot – 633

Ready to Print:  Complete and ready for distribution
Topic:  Making Good Choices for the Future for our Planet

Edison Lam – 803
Kushtrim Bardhaj – 803

Winter Band Concert DVDs — Now on Sale!

Preserve your memories of the 2017 Winter Band concert by purchasing a DVD of the performance! The DVDs are $20 each. To purchase, please download the Winter Band Concert DVD form, fill it out and return with your child.

Watch a preview of the DVD online now! Payments can be made with check or cash. Please make checks out to “PTA 157 Halsey”.

Thank you for supporting the arts, and the children of Halsey JHS 157!