PTA Announcements

IS 289 Readers, Get Ready:  Scholastic Book Fair
Wednesday March 11th & Thursday March 12th
ALL classes will have a scheduled time to visit the fair, so please be sure to send your child with book money ($10-20 suggested).  A portion of the proceeds comes back to IS 289, so the books your kids buy will mean more books for the classroom too.
The book fair will be open during parent-teacher conferences, so please be sure to stop by and take a look.  Teachers will have wish lists posted, so this will be a great opportunity to help stock the shelves.
If you would like to volunteer, please click here.

IS 289 SPRING AUCTION  -  Friday, March 20, 2015
Our annual auction is quickly approaching. We need your help to make
it a success! Please reach out to your friends and family or a business
you patronize to see if they can donate something to support your child's
middle school. Hotel stays, a week at your vacation home, jewelry, experiences, designer goods, gift certificates to restaurants, spas, salons, acupuncture treatment, classes, camps, tickets to a Broadway shows, concerts, games, festivals!
Any or all of these would help make the evening a winner!
Download the donation form here
Find the invitation here
Visit the online auction site
Get your tickets here

 Help Us Reach Our Goal
Make a secure, tax deductible donation to the
IS289 PTA 
through NY Charities.
 Or fill
out a
donation form and return it, with
your payment, to the IS 289 office, rm 512.

     click here

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Today, 3/3/2015
High: 33 Low: 31
Snow likely
78% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/4/2015
High: 42 Low: 27
Rain likely
57% chance of precipitation.

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Yard Opens:  
8:00 am
8:00 am - 8:20 am
After-School: 3:10 pm - 6:00 pm

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 5
Parent Workshop -Coaching
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday, March 9
Executive Board Meeting
8:30 am - 5th Fl Library
Wednesday, March 11
PTA General Meeting
8:30 am - 5th Fl Library
Parent-Teacher Conference
Evening Session 5-8 pm
Thursday, March 12
Parent-Teacher Conference

Afternoon Session 12:30-3 pm;  Dismissal @ 11:10 am (half-day)

Friday, March 20
Spring Auction

School Fundraiser 6-9:00 pm @ Manhattan Youth Greta Hall

Fri, Apr 3 - Fri, Apr 10
Spring Recess
No School
Tue, Apr 14 - Thu, Apr 16
Wed, Apr 22 - Fri, Apr 24
NYS Math Exam
Tuesday, April 28
Executive Board Meeting
1:00 pm
Thu, Apr 30 - Fri, May 1
6th Grade Overnight Trip
Thursday, April 30
PTA General Meeting
8:30 am 5th Fl Library