PA morning meeting tomorrow, December 16th at 8:15am

Hi everyone,
We know there’s lots going on at this time of year, but we hope you will join us for a Parent Association this Tuesday (tomorrow!) at 8:15 a.m. in the school auditorium. There will be coffee and donuts, and we’ll try to keep things moving so you can get on with your day.
See you there,
Executive Board
Parent Association of PS 139

Toy Party hosted by City Councilman, Mathieu Eugene

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Volunteers Needed to Help Level New Books with Literacy Leadership Team–Wednesday, December 17 at 2:30pm

Over the past couple weeks PS 139 has received large shipments of books that were ordered to support our teaching and our kids. It’s really wonderful! The challenge is stamping and labeling these books so that we can get them into kids hands.

On Wednesday, 12/17 from 2:30-4:30, the Literacy Leadership Team will be staying after and doing our best to get as many books stamped and labeled as possible. But we would really appreciate having volunteers to help us at that time, too. The basic task is looking at a book, looking on a list to see what level it is, and marking the level on the book. This would be an activity where kids would be welcome if they wanted to help too.  If folks are interested, we will meet in room 117 at 2:30.

Parents and kids helped with this task once after a PA meeting & it was so appreciated and useful.

Lizzie Hetzer, PS 139 Literacy Coach

Announcement from Principal McDonald

Dear Parents/Guardians,

In February 2011, New York City announced a comprehensive plan to increase the energy efficiency and environmental quality of NYC schools. An important aspect of the plan is to address polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) present in many fluorescent lighting fixtures installed in our school buildings between 1950 and 1978. We have asked our custodian engineers to conduct regular visual inspections of all relevant lighting fixtures to proactively identify PCB-containing material that may have leaked from the lighting ballast onto other parts of the fixture. Inspections also may be undertaken in response to a report from the school community of a potential lighting ballast leak.

In response to a report of a suspected leak, the DOE recently inspected one or more lighting fixtures in our building. No leaks were identified. Any ballast that was inspected and found to contain PCB’s was removed and will be replaced with a non-PCB ballast.

As the City continues to implement its program to address this issue, the DOE will keep the City’s public school community apprised as to its progress and further developments of interest.


School Tours–Monday, Dec. 15 and Wednesday, Jan. 14

P.S. 139 is happy to announce two upcoming school tours for families of prospective students.

They are:

Monday, December 15, 2014  at 8:30 A.M.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 8:30 A.M.

Please R.S.V.P. to

or call ( 718) 282-5254

Family Fun Night this Friday, 12/5!

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Harvest Feast, Wednesday November 26th

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November Family Workshops Series at PS 139

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Binocular Vision Parent Workshop–Wednesday, November 19th

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Fluorescent Lighting Replacement at PS 139 by December 31, 2016