What's Happening

The Month of October was certainly busy at Locust School! Students came “dressed to impress” with smiling faces for picture day, but don’t worry there is a picture retake scheduled for November 8th and members of our wonderful photo committee will be there to keep things running smoothly. Our fellow resident mom and artist Mrs. Kristine Henry painted the windows in our lobby with smiling, bucket filling children, and on Unity Day, the children made a paper chain of words of kindness that decorates the halls. Locust School has parent teacher conferences coming up and you should be receiving reminders home from your teachers, so please check your child’s folder. Additionally, keep clipping and scanning those box tops to earn money towards programs for Locust School! Please also consider signing up for the A+ Rewards program at Stop & Shop – Locust School ID #07864.

PARP “Pick a Reading Partner”

  • PARP begins November 11 – 22
  • This years theme is “Reading Takes You Places” 
  • There will be arts in education, Hight School Language student visits to read This is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From by Jamie Lee Curtis, plus selfie challenges at the Garden City Library and more!
  • November 26th at 6:30PM is Primary Literacy night at the Middle School. Be on the look out for an email with a link to sign up for a fun night of reading and games!

Teachers College Reading Workshop

  • November 18th - 7PM for grades K-5 Knowledge Café Reading Workshop at Stewart School Cafeteria
  • November 26th 9:30AM – 1:30PM Parent Workshop at Columbia University, New York City – “Families Make a World of Difference to Kids as Readers and Writers” You can request tickets by November 15 using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C48A5AA2AA2FE3-teachers

Locust Events

  • November 7: 9AM-1:45PM Locust First Grade Old Bethpage Field Trip 
  • November 8: Picture Retake Day 
  • November 22: Locust School First Grade Thanksgiving Celebration 

Feel free to contact me at locust@gardencitypta.org with any questions or for more information on how you can participate in your child's school.   

Lauren Fitzpatrick

Locust PTA Director

Important Dates

November 3: Daylight Savings Time Ends “Fall Back”

November 4: Reflections “Look Within” Submission Deadline

November 5:

  •  No Classes,  Election Day
  • 9AM-12PM Parent Teacher Conferences

November 6: Board of Education Work Session 8:15PM

November 11: Veterans Day School Closed

November 11: PARP begins

November 12: 6:30PM-8:30PM Parent Teacher Conferences

November 18: 7PM K-5 Knowledge Café at Stewart School

November 19: 10AM SEPTA General Membership Meeting & Empowering Parents Workshop, Part 2 at Locust School

November 19: Board of Education Meeting 8:15PM

November 23: 9AM-1PM PTA Fall Sportswear Sale Pick up at Middle School

November 26:  PARP Event - Primary Literacy Night 6:30PM at GCMS

November 26:  Teachers College Parent Workshop, Columbia University NYC

November 27: Early Dismissal

November 28 & 29: School Closed Thanksgiving Recess

December 3: RESCHEDULED Joint Primary PTA Meeting at Hemlock School 9:30AM

About Locust School PTA

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Lauren Fitzpatrick, Locust PTA Director locust@gardencitypta.org

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