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PA Updates About Events in May at Poly

Dear Parents,

Happy May. This is our last full month of school. It is another busy month, full of year-end deadlines and projects, but also celebrations and recognition. How does the year go so fast? 

Volunteer Opportunities
The PA is looking for Lower School Class Rep and Middle and Upper School Grade Rep volunteers. Being a rep is a great way to get to know other families in your child’s grade as well as getting to know teachers and administration. If you are interested, please emailpa@polyprep.org or reply to this email by May 20. 

MS/US Parent Coffee: Supporting Your Student During Year-End Projects and Finals
Thursday, May 9, 8:30 AM coffee, 9:00 AM speaker, Commons, Dyker Heights campus
We’ve invited staff from the Learning Center to speak to parents about how they can help support MS and US students during year-end deadlines and tests. They will also share updates on Learning Center changes and new offerings beginning in Fall 2019. 

Materials from Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD) Parent Talk
The FCD parent meeting Tuesday night was incredibly compelling. The FCD educators are on campus all week working with the entire Middle School and 9th grade. Chemical dependency is a challenging (and scary) topic of conversation, but educators recommend starting by asking our students what they thought of their presentations in school. They also suggested we ask our children about a short film they were shown call “Nuggets” (link below). FCD comes to Poly every year to work with students, so if you missed them this year, they will be back and the PA will plan another event for parents. We’ve included links to all the materials shared at the meeting for your reference:

Open Meeting Minutes from April
We had a packed schedule at our Open Meeting last month. It was a really informative night. The minutes are attached for those who weren’t able to attend:

May Party Book Openings
Party Book is going strong! Take a look at what's happening in May. Sign up now for these fun events – some with only a few open spots.

Community Events
Father’s Forum: Tuesday, May 7, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, The Dalton School “Self-Image in a Selfie Culture: Perspectives for Dads”

The 10th Annual Father’s Forum, sponsored by Parents in Action, invites fathers to learn about the importance of self-image in their children's lives, and how outside influences may affect their self-esteem. For more information and to RSVP, please click here

Other Dates in May
Thu., May 2: Grade 6: Meet Your Dean and Orientation, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Fri., May 3: LS Field Day; MS Dress Up Day; Freshman Earth Service Day; Last Day for Seniors
Mon., May 6 to 10: US AP Exams
Tue., May 7: Grade 4: Parents’ Cocktail Party, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Park Slope campus
Wed., May 8: The Livingston Family Lecture in Natural Sciences, 4:00 PM
Thu., May 9: MS/US Parents' Association Coffee, 8:30 PM, Commons, Dyker Heights; MS Musical, 7:00 PM
Fri., May 10: LS Grandparent and Grown-up Friends Day;  MS Musical, 7:00 PM
Sat., May 11: HUGs LGBTQ, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Park Slope campus
Mon. to Fri., May 13 to 17: US AP Exams
Tue. May 14: LS End-of-Year Cocktail Party, 6:30 PM, Park Slope campus
Wed., May 15: Grade 9: Meet Your Dean and Orientation, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Thu., May 16: LS Carousel Trip (N, PK, K)
Fri., May 17: LS PA Meeting, 8:45 AM, Park Slope campus; Grade 12: Service Recognition Breakfast; Senior Theatre Projects, 7:00 PM
Tue., May 21: Acting Class Scenes, 5:00 PM, US Theatre Awards Dinner, 6:00 PM
Thu., May 23: Freedom from Bias, 8:45 AM, Park Slope campus; LS Ballet and After School Musical Theatre, 5:00 PM
Mon., May 27: SCHOOL CLOSED, Memorial Day
Tue., May 28: 2019-2020 PA Exec Board Kick-off Meeting, 8:30 AM, Park Slope campus
Wed., May 29: Grade 8 Capstone Presentations, 6:00 PM, Dyker Heights campus
Thu., May 30: Grade 3 & 4 Music and Dance Concert
Fri., May 31: NO CLASSES, N-11; Senior Plan Day


Michelle Lewis P'22, President
Parents' Association
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