P.A. Elections for 2014-2015 School Year

P.S. 193 PA Elections will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The results of P.A. elections that were held Spring 2014 are void.

Please come out and support the P.A. on Monday!

P.S. 193 Namesake Gil Hodges and the Baseball Hall of Fame

We have received a letter from Bill Hall, a fan of PS 193’s namesake, Gil Hodges. Gil Hodges becomes eligible for election to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year for the first time in three years. A group of fans from around the country have started a petition on the iPetitions website, and they have a Facebook group that is helping to spread the word. In ten weeks, they’ve gathered more than 1,200 signatures, including a lot of prominent people (ex-major league players, broadcasters, writers and baseball historians).

Let’s help induct Gil Hodges into the Hall of Fame by signing the petition! It might also be a good opportunity for a teacher to use a non-controversial issue to demonstrate to students tools for communications and advocacy; since our school is named after Gil Hodges, it might also be an opportunity for the kids to learn more about who he was and why he is honored in this way.

Petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/gil-hodges-belongs-in-the-baseball-hall-of-fame

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/225079053216/

How a Person Is Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (from HowStuffWorks)

Back-to-School Supplies Shopping

It’s that time of year! If you haven’t bought the Back-to-School supplies for your child’s class, here are some helpful links below. Purchase at Amazon and have them delivered to your door, and support P.S. 193 by simply buying the necessary school supplies! Below is a list of supplies you might find useful. Don’t forget to label your child’s name and class on each! Children Name Labels – Self-Laminating

And, if looking to refresh your child’s backpack, lunchbox, shoes, or get an educational edge with books, visit our PS193PA Amazon Store for convenient shopping that supports our school!

UFT 1st Annual 5K Family Run and Walk this weekend

Dear Friends,

An invitation from Ms. Siwinski, CIG 2-403

The United Federeation of Teachers Middle School Division invites you to participate in its 1st annual 5K Family Run on Saturday, May 10!

This race will not be timed. You can run/walk as an individual or as part of a team. We will have complimentary water, snacks and giveaways for each race participant as well as raffle prizes.

The proceeds from this event will go to the UFT Disaster Relief Fund, which helps UFT members and has contributed thousands of dollars to relief operations following natural disasters in Haiti, Japan, the Philippines and our own area in 2012 following Hurricane Sandy. The fee to participate is $25 for adults and $15 for children age 12 or younger.

You can sponsor a participant by making an online donation to the UFT Disaster Relief Fund.

For more details see the UFT.org event listing.

walk and run

High Stakes Testing Forum & Calendar Meeting at P.S. 133

High Stakes Testing Forum & Calendar Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
WHERE: PS 133- 610 Baltic St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
TIME: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Entrance on Baltic & 4th Ave

For more information contact: (718)636-3212 | Cec13@schools.nyc.gov | www.Cec13.org

Vision Screening at PS 193! Volunteers Needed

Dear Parents:
Volunteers are needed to assist Ms. Pam with Vision Screening of grades 2, 3 and 5 on the following days and times:




Wednesday, March 19 9:00-10:30 AM
Thursday, March 20 9:30-10:30 AM
Friday, March 21 9:30-10:30 AM
Monday, March 24 9:00-10:30 AM
Wednesday, March 26 9:00-10:30 AM
Thursday, March 27 9:30-10:30 AM
Friday, March 28 9:30-10:30 AM

Thank you!

School Survey 2014


Dear Parents/Guardians: You will soon receive the green envelope which contains this year’s SCHOOL SURVEY. Please complete this survey and either mail it when done or you can complete it online. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Thank You!

Scholastic Book Fair 2014

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon – March 10 to 13, 2014. You can also shop online – online orders will be shipped to the school for free!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE BOOK FAIR! TO VOLUNTEER: Contact Ngosi George using the links below:

Volunteer for Monday, March 10:
Volunteer for Tuesday, March 11:
Volunteer for Wednesday, March 12:

Volunteers also needed for Parent/Teacher Conference Book & Bake Sale, Tuesday March 11:
Volunteer for Parent/Teacher Conference Book/Bake Sale March 11:


Free Ballet Family Event

SAB students in Harlequinade (Drigo/Balanchine); Photo © Paul Kolnik; Harlequinade, choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Dear Parents,

The School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center is inviting you to a special, free event at Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College on Saturday, March 8 at 2:00 pm.

Read the details by clicking on this image!

Check out the New School Website!

Dear parents,
Please check out the new P.S. 193 website, built and managed by Ms. Barbarette and Mr. Elorriaga. We look forward to visiting it often!