What’s New….

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating
Workshop on December 2nd

gingerbreadThe Parents Association of PS139Q proudly presents a special holiday family workshop — Gingerbread Cookie Decorating! — facilitated by parent coordinator Nina Lipton.

Celebrate the season with cookie decorating, eggnog and apple cider! Join the fun and bring your family on Tuesday, December 2nd, at 7:00pm in the PS 139 Cafeteria

The Parents Association’s general meeting for December will follow.

New Press Coverage About PS139Q

meadeDNAinfo.com has posted a great profile of Mrs. Meade and our school wellness program. Very nice shout-out to Mrs. Meade, Mrs. Lipton, and everyone who’s working together on this common goal!

Read the article online here:
Rego Park Principal Focuses on Student, Parent and Teacher Wellness


Candy Sale Deliveries Are Coming November 12th

The Parents Association is looking for volunteers to help out with the Candy Sale delivery day. The candy orders will be delivered to our school, P.S. 139Q this Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 10:30 am. Volunteers are needed from 10:30 am to 12 noon and from 1:20 pm to 2:20 pm. The morning shift will help out in sorting and delivering small candy orders. The afternoon shift will help out with parents or guardians’ large candy order pick up in the main lobby. If you can help out then, please contact Susan Lee by e-mail (susan_s_lee@hotmail.com). Thank you in advance!

Parents of 5th Graders: Help Us Get Ready for Graduation!

We want to make this the best year and most memorable graduation for our graduating 5th graders. In order to do that we need parent volunteers. Please fill out and return the Senior Committee Volunteer sign up flyer to join one or more of the following committees:

  1. Yearbook committee – gather pictures and ideas to create the best yearbook for our graduating class.
  2. Senior dance committee – create a fun and exciting dance party to celebrate in June 2015. (DJ, party theme, party favors, food and drink)
  3. Senior dues committee – calculate and collect money for senior package (t-shirt, yearbook, panoramic picture, etc) and senior trip.
  4. Senior breakfast committee – organize and host breakfast for senior class to celebrate in June 2015. Senior package will be given out during breakfast celebration.
  5. Senior fundraising committee – to organize and raise money to help the cost of all senior activities. (ex: senior fundraising dance – March 2015)
  6. Senior picture day committee – assist students with cap and gown pictures in May 2015.

Thanks for Coming to the Parents Association Mix and Mingle

The Parents Association held a Mix and Mingle potluck on Monday, November 3rd. The next PA general meeting will be Tuesday, December 2nd. And most importantly: Childcare will be provided! Hope to see you then…

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Parents Association Halloween Fundraiser!

The Parents’ Association of P.S. 139Q held its Third Annual Halloween Party at P.S. 139Q on Saturday, October 25th, 2014. We raised over $3,000 for the arts programs at PS139!

There was a bake sale, carnival games, face painting and other fun Halloween games. A huge thank you to all the volunteers who decorated, ran the bake sale, oversaw the carnival games and activities, provided face painting and clean up. And thank you to Miller’s Ale House for their Famous Zinger contributions!

Call for Articles: Parents’ Voice Newsletter, Winter Issue 2014

parents-voiceSubmissions are welcome from all parents, teachers, staff members and students!

Please send your school-related articles, photos, comments to fineartbethany@gmail.com
Attention: Stone Chi-ying Hsieh, editor

Please e-mail your submissions; no handwritten submissions will be accepted.

Deadline for Winter Issue: Wednesday, November 21st 2014

Support the PA Today!

Every parent with a student at PS 139Q is a member of the Parents’ Association (PA). The PA raises money through membership donations, candy and picture sales. In the past these funds have helped supply classroom materials, daily planners for the children in grades 3-5, student prizes such as ice cream parties, Butterfly Kits for the Kindergarten children and educational assemblies such as Seussical. We were also able to invite authors and artists to work with our children.

To ensure that our children receive the quality education that they deserve, we are asking you to make a generous donation to PS 139Q PA. All donations will go towards PS 139Q programs and the children of PS 139Q. We need your support to keep our programs alive! Whether you donate your time, or money, or both, you can help make this a great year for our kids. Any donation amount will be greatly appreciated.

Download the membership donation letter for 2014-2015

On behalf of the students of PS 139Q, we thank you for your support!


Look Up Your Child’s Scores on the State Tests (Grades 3 -5)

Grade 3 – 5 NYS Test Scores are now available on ARIS Parent Link. You will need to know your child’s ID# and password to sign in — please contact Nina Lipton if you need assistance.


Parents Association Officers for 2014-15

The 2014-15 Parents Association Officers were elected at the June 9th PA General Meeting. They are:

Co-Presidents: Susan Lee, Stephanie Zevon
Co-Vice Presidents: Kristin Castillo, Dai Ichikawa, Alsina Perry
Treasurer: Erica Camarano
Recording Secretary: Maggie Padilla
Corresponding Secretary: Becca Retter

SLT Members for 2014-2015
Adam Hinz and Maggie Padilla were newly elected. Susan Lee and Stephanie Zevon, as Co-PA Presidents, will serve as mandated. Dai Ichikawa will continue serving, fulfilling a mandatory 2-year term.

Congratulations to all!