PTA News & Announcements

  • 12/12/2014 - 18:51
  • Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

    East-West School of International Studies

    46-21 Colden Street, 4th Floor Flushing, NY 11355

    (718) 353-0009         email: ptaboard1415@ewsis.org

    The Parent Teacher Association of East-West is proud to present

      

    RED FEATHER FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE

    What is the RED feather fundraising?

    In Japan, at the beginning of October each year, everyone can be seen wearing a RED FEATHER on their shirt or clothing. This is a belief that YOU have done a good deed and earned a merit for it by wearing a RED FEATHER.

    We are introducing the RED FEATHER fundraising initiative to support the PTA beginning WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17th (during our Winter Festival). The suggested donation is $20.00per family. If you cannot attend, you may drop off a check in the office endorsed to the PTA. We will send you the red feather by mail.

    PTA raises funds through membership and fundraising events. From these funds, the PTA provides a wide range of educational enrichment programs, scholarships, classroom materials, and much more! Your generous donations helped pay for the following items this current school year 2014-15:

    • Summer Bridge: August 2014 - Luncheon for the incoming students and new faculty/staff.
    • Thanksgiving Fundraising Initiative (free turkeys and care packages available to the first 50 East-West families). We gave out a total of 53 FREE TURKEY packages on Friday 11/21.
    • FIRST Dean’s List Citizenship Award Luncheon – Pizza luncheon for 55 students and faculty
    • FREE Refreshments during the following events: a) East-West Open House b) Parent Teacher conferences.
    • 2015- January’s Health Awareness Month – FREE Zumba and Yoga classes following the PTA MEETING.

    UPCOMING EVENTS for sponsorship and funds needed for 2014-15:

    • PIZZA PARTY celebration for the upcoming Dean’s List recipients $400.00 approx. (2nd – 4th marking periods).
    • Scholarships for High School Students $600.00;   Scholarships for Middle School Students $300.00 and refreshments for Stepping Up & High School Graduation Ceremonies $1,400.00

    Thank you in advance for your generous donations!

     

    Sincerely,

    Sharlene Tillet, Carol Samano, Denise Eng and Tijuan Harris

     

    東西方國際學習學校家長教師協會

    榮幸推出

    “紅羽毛”募款活動

    這項募款活動最早起源於日本。每年十月,在日本您可見到很多人的身上別著紅羽毛,這代表此人做了一件善事。

     

    家長教師協會將於星期三,十二月十七日(冬季節慶中)隆重推出此募款活動。建議捐款金額為每個家庭$20如果您不能参加,您也可將支票放入信封內並交回428辧公室,我們會將〝紅羽毛〞郵寄給您。感謝您的支持!

     

    PLUMA ROJA INICIATIVA DE RECAUDACIÓN.

    ¿Cuál es la recaudación pluma roja???? En Japón, a principios del mes de octubre de cada año, todo el mundo puede ser visto usando una pluma roja en la camisa o en la ropa. Esta es una creencia de que usted ha hecho una buena obra y obtuvo un mérito para que mediante el uso de una pluma roja.

    Estamos presentando la PLUMA ROJA para recaudar fondos para apoyar la escuela y el PTA. La iniciativa empieza el  miércoles, 17 de diciembre (durante el Festival de Invierno).  La donación es de $20.00 por familia. Si no puede asistir, puede dejar una marca en la oficina apoyó a la PTA. Le enviamos la pluma roja por correo.

    Gracias! Feliz Navidad y Feliz año nuevo.

    12/11/2014 - 15:19
  • Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

    East-West School of International Studies

    46-21 Colden Street, 4th Floor

    Flushing, NY 11355     (718) 353-0009

    email: ptaboard1415@ewsis.org

    Thank you to the first “50” families who signed up for our FREE Thanksgiving Care package (bag).  It was a successful endeavor and we had so many families who signed up. 

    If you signed up, please note pick up information below:

    PICK UP DATE:      NOVEMBER 21, 2014 (FRIDAY)

    TIME:                        3:30pm-6:30pm

    WHERE:                  East-West; 4th floor PTA office

    We cannot hold anyone’s care package since we do not have proper refrigeration for storage.

    If you do not pick up your care package on Friday, 11/21/14, it will be donated to another family.

     

    Thank you and enjoy the holidays from our families to yours!

    Sincerely,

    Sharlene Tillett, Carol Samano, Denise Eng, TiJuan Harris. 

    11/17/2014 - 18:32
  • PTA Toy Drive

    11/13/2014 - 17:32
  • 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 - 09:35
  • 10/24/2014 - 16:20
  • 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 - 20:59
  • 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 - 13:20
  • 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 - 11:56
  • 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 - 10:24