Scholastic Book Fairs (October 2018 & April 2019)

The Fall Scholastic Book Fair is coming up at the end of October – October 29-November 2, 2018. Ahead of this literacy and fundraising event, please consider volunteering your time – learn more with our PTA Volunteer Sign Up Form.

In the meantime, consider using this promo to get free books for you or the school:  Kellogg’s Scholastic Book giveaway.


8th Graders & Planning for High School

Eighth grade Families, mark your calendars for September 22 and 23rd and see all the High Schools in Manhattan. Event runs both Saturday and Sunday. See details below.

Come to a high school fair to meet schools in your borough! Fairs will take place from 10am to 3pm on September 22 and 23 and October 13 and 14. 

The Manhattan fairs will have schools from Manhattan and will be at the same location both weekends:

September 22 and 23 & October 13 and 14
Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus 
122 Amsterdam Avenue 
New York, NY 10023 

At all of the fairs, we’ll have workshops on high school admissions at 10:15am and 12:30pm. These cover the same material as the summer workshops from July 2018. All of the fairs will also have a workshop on auditioning for arts schools and programs at 11:30am and a workshop on Career and Technical Education at 1:45pm.

Use this survey(Open external link) to register for these fairs. Registration is not required, but we encourage you to register so that we know how many people to expect.

More Information:—manhattan

NYC DOE Website for 8th Graders Planning for High School – LINK

2019 NYC High School Directoriess: English | Spanish | Arabic

SLT Meeting (9/18/18)

This week will be the year’s first School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting. See more about the SLT below.

7:30-8:30 am in the Library (Rm 224) on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 – All welcome to attend.

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a small group of parents, teachers and administrators that meet twice a month to discuss the school’s educational direction – that is, the school’s overall educational vision, its goals and priorities, the strategies that will be used to achieve that vision and the alignment of resources to accomplish those strategies.  To be effective, the team will need to develop a culture in which there is a shared goal for all children to achieve high levels of learning and a spirit of partnership among all constituencies to achieve this goal.

One of the outcomes of this collaboration is the Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP) which is a Department of Education (DOE) requirement and sets educational policies and initiatives for the school each year. The 2017-2018 CEP for PS/IS 180 is here.

Each fall the Teachers Union (UFT) and PTA hold elections in the fall to determine additional SLT members in addition to the three mandatory members (principal, PTA president, and UFT chapter leader) of the SLT each year. Elementary and middle school students may also serve on the SLT.

Learn more:

NYC DOE SLT Support Site

Chancellor’s Regulation A-655