PTA News & Announcements

  • Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

    East-West School of International Studies

    46-21 Colden Street, 4th floor

    Flushing, New York 11355

    (718) 353-0009   pta@ewsis.org

    October 24, 2014

    Dear East-West Parents and Guardians,

    The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) will hold its next meeting on Saturday, November 1st at 10:00 A.M. Please come and join the East-West School community for this important meeting.

    Our meeting will begin with a light, complimentary breakfast. The business portion of the meeting is intended to give parents tools and information they can use to help their children get the most from their education. We will cover news and information specific to East-West from the PTA and the school administrators. We will also be conducting our annual membership drive. If you are parents of newly enrolled students, you will find our meetings to be an essential means for gathering information concerning your new school and meeting parents who can share their experiences with you.

    At our first PTA meeting, we announced that we had an opening for an SLT parent member, and at our October PTA meeting, two parents (Wendy Giron and Anitra Michelle) graciously nominated themselves for the positions as another vacancy was also announced at that meeting.  At this upcoming meeting, we will conduct our School Leadership Team Parent Member Election to officially elect the parents for the open positions. If you are interested in running for the SLT parent member position or if you are interested in running for PTA Vice-President which is still a vacant position, please let us know, and we will add your name to the ballot.  You must attend the meeting to be elected for either position.

    Also, there will be a brief presentation from a representative from Apple Bank regarding "How to Open Student Bank Accounts."  She will also be available to answer other banking related questions as well.

    And finally, we always allow plenty of time for a question and answer period so that the concerns of the parents can be addressed by the school administration.

    We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

    Sincerely,

    EWSIS PTA Executive Board

     

    Carol Samano – Co-President                                                   Sharlene Tillett – Co-President

    10/29/2014 - 10:35
  • September 10, 2014

     

    Dear East-West Parents and Guardians,

    The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) will hold its first meeting of the 2014-15 school year on Saturday, September 20th at 10:00 A.M. Please come and start off the new academic year by joining the East-West School community for this important meeting.

    Our meeting will begin with a light, complimentary breakfast. The business portion of the meeting is intended to give parents tools and information they can use to help their children get the most from their education. We will cover news and information specific to East-West from the PTA and the school administrators. We will also be conducting our annual membership drive. If you are parents of newly enrolled students, you will find our meetings to be an essential means for gathering information concerning your new school and meeting parents who can share their experiences with you.

    Parents of 8th graders are especially encouraged to attend this September 20th session as, Mr. Carlos Diaz, our Middle School Guidance Counselor, will be hosting a meeting that will be held immediately after the general meeting for parents of 8th graders in order to provide information and answer questions regarding:

    • What the Specialized High School Admission Test entails.

    • Important High School Application Deadlines.

    • “Sign Up” students for the test.

    And finally, we always allow plenty of time for a question and answer period so that the concerns of the parents can be addressed by the school administration.

    We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 20.2014.

    09/17/2014 - 21:59
  • Dear East-West Parents, Guardians, and Staff,
     
    You are cordially invited to our next and last PTA meeting of the school year which will be held on this coming Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM.  We will start with a delicious breakfast buffet and then proceed to the business portion of the meeting.
     
    The business portion of the meeting will offer information useful to parents from the PTA. We will be conducting our Annual PTA Executive Board & School Leadership Team Elections. So, please come and let your voice be heard!  If you are interested in getting involved or would like more information, please contact us at pta@ewsis.org .

    In addition, there will be representatives from the "Bike to School" program to encourage students to be more active and to consider riding their bicycles to school. They will be offering free vouchers for bike helmets to the first 50 attendees attending the meeting, and they will be available to perform minor maintenance on your child's bicycle on Saturday if necessary.  So if your child's bicycle is in need of repair, bring it with you to our PTA meeting to get it checked.
     
    The meeting will also include reports from our Principal, Mr. Sherman and our Assistant Principals, Ms. Bradsher and Mr. Chang.
     
    And finally, we always allow plenty of time for a question and answer period so that the concerns of our parents can be addressed by the school administration.
     
    Thank you for your continued support and participation.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, June 7,  2014.

    Sincerely,
     

    PTA Executive Board

    06/06/2014 - 14:20
  • Dear EWSIS Staff, Parents, and Guardians,

     

    Attached is the May issue of our parent newsletter, Parent Connections for you to peruse.
     

    We would like to highlight that our PTA Fundraiser Dinner featuring our school's production of "West Side Story" will be taking place this coming Wednesday & Thursday, May 7 & 8 from 5-8 PM.  Tickets are now on sale for $5.00 per dinner plate.  Students can purchase tickets at Morning Muster or 3rd period lunch.  Please support the PTA and the cast & crew of our musical production by buying tickets & coming out to the school for our dinner & a show on one of those two evenings, It will be a relaxing and enjoyable evening of fun, food, music & dancing.
     

    Hope to see you there.
     

    Sincerely,

    Denise Eng

    PTA Communications Chairperson

    05/07/2014 - 12:56
  • Dear East-West Parents, Guardians, and Staff,

    You are cordially invited to our next PTA meeting which will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM.  We will start with a delicious breakfast buffet and then proceed to the business portion of the meeting.

    The business portion of the meeting will offer information useful to parents from the PTA. We will be conducting our Annual PTA Executive Board Elections. We are still looking for parents interested in joining the PTA Executive Board and the School Leadership Team.  Attached is a brief description of each position and their responsibilities. Please come and let your voice be heard!  If you are interested in getting involved or would like more information, please contact us at pta@ewsis.org .

    The meeting will also include reports from our Principal, Mr. Sherman and our Assistant Principals, Ms. Bradsher and Mr. Chang.

    And finally, we always allow plenty of time for a question and answer period so that the concerns of our parents can be addressed by the school administration.

    Thank you for your continued support and participation.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

    Sincerely,
    PTA Executive Board

    Click here for a brief description of each PTA position and their responsibilities.

    04/29/2014 - 11:24
  • Our next PTA meeting will be held this Saturday morning, April 5th at 10:00 AM.  All parents and guardians are cordially invited to attend.

    The morning will begin with a light breakfast buffet.  The business portion of the meeting will offer updated news for parents.

    We are looking for parents to join the Nominations Committee.  Please come and let your voice be heard.  It will also include reports from our Principal, Assistant Principals, and other staff members.  As always, we will provide plenty of time for a question and answer period.

    Please join us for this informative meeting.

    04/02/2014 - 12:14
  • February 2014

    Dear East-West Parents, Guardians and Staff,

    As a result of our PTA Expedited Election, we are pleased to announce that Ms. Sharlene Tillett is our new PTA Vice-President.

    Furthermore, the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) will hold its next General Membership meeting on Saturday, February 1 at 10:00 a.m.  Our meeting will begin with a light breakfast buffet followed by the business portion of the meeting.  In honor of the Lunar New Year, we invite all parents and staff to bring a small dish representing a HOLIDAY TREAT FROM YOUR NATIVE COUNTRY that can be shared and enjoyed by all at our meeting.

    The PTA and Principal, Mr. Sherman, and Assistant Principals, Ms. Bradsher and Mr. Chang, will present up-to-date news and information concerning the school.

    One important item on this month’s agenda is the PTA’s expedited nomination and election for School Leadership Team (SLT) Parent membership.  Due to changes in the SLT By-laws and some personal issues, we suddenly find that we have two open positions. We will open the floor for nominations for this position at this upcoming meeting and hold the election at our March meeting.  If there is anyone interested in running for this position or would like more information, please email us at pta@ewsis.org.  You must be present at this meeting to accept the nomination and run for office.

    We will also be voting on whether to recommend canceling classes for Middle School during the June Regents week to accommodate testing needs.

    And finally, we always allow plenty of time for a question and answer period so that the concerns of our parents can be addressed by the school administration.

    If you are willing to share a Holiday treat, please  email us at pta@ewsis.org .to let us know what you will be bringing to share.

    Thank you for your continued support and participation.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, February 1, 2014.

    Sincerely,

    PTA Executive Board

    East-West School of International Studies

    01/29/2014 - 11:08
  • Our next PTA meeting will be held this Saturday morning, January 11th at 10:00 AM.  All parents and guardians are cordially invited to attend. 

    The morning will begin with a light breakfast buffet. The business portion of the meeting will offer informative news for parents.

    We will be holding an expedited election for PTA Vice President so please, come and let your voice be heard. If you are interested in running for PTA Vice President please contact the PTA at our email address: pta@ewsis.org and we will put your name on the ballot.

    The meeting will also include reports from our Principal, Assistant Principals, and other staff members.  As always, we will provide plenty of time for a question and answer period. 

    Please join us for this informative meeting.

    01/09/2014 - 15:07
  • Dear East-West Parents, Guardians, and Staff,

    We want to wish all of you a Happy Holiday!

    The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) will hold its next meeting on Saturday, December 7 at 10:00 a.m.  Our meeting will begin with a complimentary breakfast buffet followed by the business portion of the meeting.   The PTA and Principal, Mr. Sherman and interim acting Assistant Principals, Ms. Bradsher and Mr. Chang, will present up-to-date news and information concerning the school.

    One important item on this month’s agenda is the PTA’s expedited election forPTA Vice-President.  We regret to inform you that our current Vice-President, Mark Choi, has tendered his resignation.  We congratulate Mr. Choi on his new job, and hope that he will still be able to volunteer some of his time to help out with school events.  Anyone interested in running for this position, please contact us at pta@ewsis.org and we will put your name on the ballot.  You must be present at this meeting to accept the nomination and run for office.

    Our membership drive is ongoing so please be encouraged to sign-up and send in your dues to the PTA.  If you have not yet contributed, please take the opportunity to do so at this coming meeting.  Our suggested contribution is $50.00, but we appreciate any amount that you are able to donate.

    In order to foster better communication, we are in the process of updating our email contact list. Please take a moment to send us an email at pta@ewsis.org and request to be added on to our contact list.  We will be utilizing this tool more to communicate with all of you in regards to PTA news and announcements.

    And finally, we always allow plenty of time for a question and answer period so that the concerns of our parents can be addressed by the school administration.

    Immediately following the PTA meeting, our Assistant Principal, Ms. Bradsher, will be holding a separate meeting to update parents on 8th Grade Stepping Up plans and activities. All 8th Grade parents are encouraged to stay for this informative meeting.

    Thank you for your continued support and participation.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, December 7, 2013.

    Sincerely,

    PTA Executive Board

    East-West School of International Studies

    11/20/2013 - 16:20
  • Dear Parents and Guardians,

    The next PTA meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.  Please join us for this informative meeting to learn of upcoming East-West news and events from our Principal, Mr. Sherman, our Assistant Principals, and the PTA.

    We will be holding an important election to select parent members for our School Leadership Team.  Come and let your voice be heard.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    You can reach members of the PTA Executive Board at: ptaboard2014@ewsis.org

     

    10/31/2013 - 15:35