PA of PS196Q


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On behalf of the Parents Association, we would like to wish the families of PS 196 a very Happy and Healthy 2018!

As we embark on a new year, the Parents Association is pleased to say that 2017 ended on a high note. We look forward to celebrating this wonderful New Year of 2018 together with our family at PS196, The School with a Heart.

We have a lot in store for January.

From January 8th -12th, the school will have its annual Eat A Rainbow Week. Parents and children love Eat a Rainbow Week. What Does it Mean To Eat a Rainbow? You get to choose a variety of different-colored whole (healthy) foods throughout the day and week. The more naturally occurring colors on your plate at each meal or snack is better. At PS196: it’s a week dedicated to sharing information about nutrition, healthy eating and trying new foods. Each day is assigned a different color with fun facts about healthy foods of that color provided, as well as offerings of fruits and vegetables of that color available in the cafeteria (thanks to our Food Service team and the cafeteria staff!). We encourage children to dress in the color of the day. Support our Fabulous Wellness Council and participate in this nutritious and fun week! Please click here for flyer.

This month, our Family Fitness Funday sponsored by our Wellness Council will take place on Saturday, January 13th, from 10am-12 pm. Parents and children will get to participate in a Core & Balance class led by Anna Lombardi, a certified Pilates teacher (and also a PS196 parent!) The class will be centered on fun exercises inspired by the Pilates method and the natural human movement to activate the core and improve balance. Parents and kids will all have a great time! Join us for a bagel brunch to follow. You can sign up by sending back the form that will be sent home with your child or you can sign up online. Please click here for flyer.

The PA will also be hosting Our 1st Paint Night for Parents on Sunday, January 21st, from 5pm-8pm. This will be a special night to paint a masterpiece, enjoy some good hors d’oeuvrs, drink a beverage and make memories. What a great way for fellow parents to meet and enjoy the company of others for a few hours. We are so excited to host this event and welcome new parents to our thriving school. Click here for the flyer...

Our Monthly Restaurant Fundraisers have been very successful thanks to all of you coming out to support PS196 and having a great meal. Your continued support at events like this-show us that we have School Spirit! This month our restaurant fundraiser will be at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, January 24th from 4pm-9pm.Come Eat Wings and Raise Funds! Click here for fundraiser flyer.

Our Smencils fundraiser will be happening all year round as well as during our PA meetings and other PA hosted events. Please click here for order form.

We will also be continuing our Groovy Labs fundraiser. They are the perfect activity to have for a rainy day, or even when you want to do something fun and educational with your child. Please click here for more information on how to order these great STEM kits.

Please check out our online School Spirit Wear Store. It’s a great way to support PS196 and show your love for our school and being fashionable all at the same time. The PA is currently working on adding a few new items of school spirit clothing and accessories. Once it is completed we will be send out a catalogue to you as well.
Click here to check out or spirit wear merchandise.

The PA is also gearing up to for the 2nd Annual Valentine’s Dance in the month of February. Children and families are encouraged to come and share in a special evening of dancing and fun activities, photo opportunities and food. The PA is always looking for volunteers- so please come to our next PA meeting on Tuesday January 16th to sign up.

Here are a few ways to get involved with the PA:

*Volunteer- We love when parents get involved. It doesn’t have to be a yearlong commitment. If you have time to help out, please contact us at

*Donate- Every bit helps. Donations allow us to give back to our children in meaningful ways, whether it’s supporting our amazing after school program or throwing our amazing Halloween or uncoming Valentines dance parties. We are so grateful for all the support on our Annual Appeal thus far! We will keep you updated at the next PA meeting.

*Visit our website

We update information daily on not just what’s going on with the Parents Association but also on what’s going on in the school.

*Come to our monthly meetings which are on the third Tuesday of every month. A list of meeting dates can be found under the. “About the PA” tab.

*Like us on Facebook: Parents Association of PS 196Q

HAPPY 2018!