PS84 http://www.ps84k.org/apps/blog PS84 en Sun, 18 Dec 2011 03:35:14 GMT Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:11:30 GMT 60 THANKSGIVING FEAST ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH http://www.ps84k.org/apps/blog/thanksgiving-feast-on-wednesday-november-27th <p> Hi,&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Here's a message from Principal Rodriguez about this year's Thanksgiving Feast -</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Dear Parents,</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> On Wednesday, November 27, 2013, we will have a Thanksgiving Feast celebration! This event will take place during three lunch periods, as follows:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 10:30 – 11:25 &nbsp;Kindergarten</p> <p> 11:30 – 12:25 &nbsp;Grades Pre K, 1 &amp; 2</p> <p> 12:30 – 01:25 &nbsp;Grades 3, 4 &amp; 5</p> <p> We would greatly appreciate your assistance with this special event.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> All food must be delivered to school no later than 9:00 AM on November 27th. Thank you in advance for your help and contribution. Together, we can make this a truly memorable experience for our children!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Respectfully yours, Sereida Rodriguez-Guerra Principal</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> ----------------------------------- please cut along dotted lines-------------------------------------------</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Parent/Guardian Name: ______________________________________________________________</p> <p> Student’s Name: ___________________________________</p> <p> Class: _________________________</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> □ I CAN ASSIST at the Thanksgiving Feast, and I WILL DONATE the item below.</p> <p> □ I CANNOT ASSIST at the Thanksgiving Feast, BUT I WILL DONATE the item below.</p> <p> □ I CAN ASSIST at the Thanksgiving Feast, BUT I CANNOT make a donation.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> http://attachment.benchmarkemail.com/c301892/ThanksgivingENG.pdf</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Estimados Padres/Tutores:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &iexcl;El d&iacute;a mi&eacute;rcoles, 27 de noviembre del 2013, tendremos nuestra celebraci&oacute;n de Cena del D&iacute;a de Acci&oacute;n de Gracias! Este evento se llevar&aacute; acabo durante los tres almuerzos, como lo siguiente:</p> <p> 10:30 – 11:25 &nbsp;Kindergarten</p> <p> 11:30 – 12:25 &nbsp;Grados Pre K, 1 &amp; 2</p> <p> 12:30 – 01:25 &nbsp;Grados 3, 4, &amp; 5</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Les agradeceremos grandemente su asistencia durante este evento especial. Favor de indicar abajo su inter&eacute;s en participar, y devolver este formulario al maestro de su hijo/a no m&aacute;s tarde del lunes, 21 de noviembre.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Toda la comida tiene que ser tra&iacute;da a la escuela no mas tarde de las 9:00 AM del 27 de noviembre. Les damos las gracias anticipadamente por su ayuda y contribuci&oacute;n. &iexcl;Juntos haremos que esto sea una verdadera experiencia inolvidable para nuestros ni&ntilde;os!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Respetuosamente, Sereida Rodriguez-Guerra Directora</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> --------------------------------------- favor de cortar aqu&iacute;-------------------------------------------------- Nombre del Padre/Tutor: ______________________________________________________________</p> <p> Nombre del Estudiante: ___________________________________</p> <p> Clase: _________________________</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> □ PUEDO AYUDAR en la Cena de Acci&oacute;n de Gracias, DONAR&Eacute; lo indicado abajo.</p> <p> □ NO PUEDO AYUDAR en la Cena de Acci&oacute;n de Gracias, PERO DONAR&Eacute; lo indicado abajo.</p> <p> □ PUEDO AYUDAR en la Cena de Acci&oacute;n de Gracias, PERO NO PUEDO hacer una donaci&oacute;n.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> http://attachment.benchmarkemail.com/c301892/ThanksgivingSPAN.pdf</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:36:01 GMT 0d064a11-6bae-4daf-81d4-58250cb6e07b Annual PTA Fundraising Drive Begins http://www.ps84k.org/apps/blog/annual-pta-fundraising-drive-begins <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; "> &nbsp;</p> <div> Here's a message from Andrea Hopmann, Co-Head of Fundraising and our PTA Co-Treasurer:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Let It Snow!</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> We are kicking off our PS 84 PTA Annual Fund Drive, and we need your help.</div> <div> Reaching our fundraising goal of $30,000 will allow us to continue providing meaningful programs, classroom technology, music, nutritious lunches and much, much more.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Remember, no gift is too big or small. Any amount you give will make a difference in the lives of our students at PS 84. What is most important is that you join us in this effort. Together we can easily achieve more than 50% participation. And in honor of your gift your student will receive a snowflake in their name on our winter celebration wall, located in the front lobby.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Thank you to our donors. Your collective commitment and generosity allows PS 84 to be the best of public school education and there is no better investment than in our children and their future.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Andrea Hopmann</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> http://attachment.benchmarkemail.com/c301892/Annual_appeal_FINAL_Eng.pdf http://attachment.benchmarkemail.com/c301892/Annual_appeal_FINALSPANISH.pdf</div> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:02:57 GMT ca72f876-1318-40aa-ab89-75e655c3a891 Principal Rodriguez named "Principal of the Year" by the NYC YMCA! http://www.ps84k.org/apps/blog/principal-rodriguez-named-principal-of-the-year <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 10px 0.7em 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(39, 39, 39); text-align: left; "> From the <a href="http://www.greenpointnews.com/news/5770/ymca-honors-two-greenpointers-at-2013-arts-letters-reception">Greenpoint Gazette</a>:</p> <p style="margin: 0px 10px 0.7em 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(39, 39, 39); text-align: left; "> On October 28th, more than 400 friends of the Y came together for the annual Arts &amp; Letters Reception at Jazz at Lincoln Center. This&nbsp;<span class="caps" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; ">YMCA</span>tradition celebrates the Y’s commitment to New York City’s youth through its afterschool programs that serve more than 12,000 kids throughout the five boroughs.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 10px 0.7em 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(39, 39, 39); text-align: left; "> Every year the Y honors a Principal, selected from its many afterschool sites, for educational excellence, leadership, hard work and commitment to their students and community, as well as a Y Site Coordinator for establishing a successful partnership, executing a quality program and contributing to the betterment of the community.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 10px 0.7em 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(39, 39, 39); text-align: left; "> This year, the&nbsp;<span class="caps" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; ">YMCA</span>&nbsp;of Greater New York presented its Y Afterschool Awards to two stars who work with the Greenpoint Y and its kids every day – Principal of the Year Sereida Rodriguez-Guerra from PS 84 and Site Coordinator of the Year Troy Calhoun from the Greenpoint Y.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 10px 0.7em 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(39, 39, 39); text-align: left; "> Rodriguez, a Williamsburg native, has been a part of the New York City Public School System as an educator and administrator for 19 years. She has worked closely with Y Schools, at PS 84, to develop a successful afterschool program which provides academic, athletic and art opportunities for her students. She is passionate about building community in her school, and knows firsthand as a mom the importance of educating the whole child. 84 students benefit from the outstanding afterschool program that has been successfully established and is flourishing.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 10px 0.7em 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(39, 39, 39); text-align: left; "> “It is amazing what you can accomplish when you are able to work with an organization like the Y,” Rodriguez said. “We share the same vision in making sure all decisions are made to benefit our children, always.”</p> <p style="margin: 0px 10px 0.7em 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(39, 39, 39); text-align: left; "> Calhoun is the Center Director at the Greenpoint Y for the&nbsp;<span class="caps" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; ">OASAS</span>, Y Afterschool, and Y Schools programs at PS 84. His 18 years of non-profit work has encompassed all age groups from early childhood to adult, including leading leadership and education programs that empower youth, working with at-risk teens, developing early childhood programs and providing resources for adults in need. His Y career began in 2003, when he became the Kids-in-Control Director at the Greenpoint Y, providing prevention services to Williamsburg residents.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 10px 0.7em 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(39, 39, 39); text-align: left; "> Since his return in 2009 as Center Director at the Greenpoint Y, Troy has helped shape and strengthen the collaboration with PS84, enhanced the quality of the afterschool program and broadened the positive impact of the Y in the community.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 10px 0.7em 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(39, 39, 39); text-align: left; "> “I couldn’t be happier to be a part of the wonderful collaboration with PS 84, and for this award,” Calhoun said. “Afterschool programs are critical to working families and kids in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg communities.”</p> <p style="margin: 0px 10px 0.7em 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(39, 39, 39); text-align: left; "> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:00:46 GMT 336c3904-763f-40eb-81c6-638082c01397 Thanksgiving Raffle http://www.ps84k.org/apps/blog/thanksgiving-raffle <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">We are selling Raffle Tickets to win gift baskets for Thanksgiving. &nbsp;The winners will be announced at our November 20th PTA meeting.</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; " /> <br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">Each child receives 20 $1.00 tickets to sell.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; " /> <br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">Please make sure to write the name, address, and phone number of the person who purchased the ticket. If you would like more tickets, please email either:</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">Yenny Almonte &nbsp;- almonte.yenny@yahoo.com</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">Andrea Hopmann - andreahopmann@gmail.com </span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; " /> <br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">*1st Prize Gourmet Turkey basket&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">*2nd Prize Gourmet Ham basket&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">*3rd Prize Gourmet Pork Shoulder basket&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">*4th Prize Vegetarian basket&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; " /> <br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">Please send the tickets and the cash in an envelope and place it in your child’s folder. The last day to submit raffle tickets will be Monday, November 18, 2013.</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; " /> <br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; " /> <a data-mce-="" data-mce-style="" href="http://attachment.benchmarkemail.com/c301892/Thanksgiving_2013_Raffle._ENG.pdf" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">http://attachment.benchmarkemail.com/c301892/Thanksgiving_2013_Raffle._ENG.pdf</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; " /> <a data-mce-="" data-mce-style="" href="http://attachment.benchmarkemail.com/c301892/Thanksgiving_2013_Raffle._SPA.pdf" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">http://attachment.benchmarkemail.com/c301892/Thanksgiving_2013_Raffle._SPA.pdf</a></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:36:21 GMT 2d96e7be-f4bd-4099-93f2-627ca82b2468 BOOK FAIR NOVEMBER 6TH, 7TH + 8TH http://www.ps84k.org/apps/blog/book-fair-november-6th-7th-8th <p> &nbsp;</p> <div> It is my pleasure to announce that PS 84 will hold its fall book fair this week. The book fair will take place Wednesday, November 6th, Thursday, November 7th and Friday, November 8th.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> We have partnered with <a href="http://wordbookstores.com">WORD Books</a>, a locally owned and operated book store in Greenpoint. Most books will cost between $3.99 and $12.99 with the majority being $3.99 and $4.99 paperbacks.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> All profits from the book fair will be used to purchase new books for our school library or our classrooms. Parents can always support PS 84's library by purchasing books at <a href="http://wordbookstores.com">WORD Books</a> and mentioning PS 84.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Thank you so much for you continued support in building a culture of literacy in our school.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Important Points to Remember:&nbsp;</div> <div> • Please send book fair money to school with your child in a sealed envelope.&nbsp;</div> <div> • Students will have the opportunity to visit the book fair with their class only once. *</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Sincerely,&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> M. Berkshire&nbsp;</div> <div> Assistant Principal</div> <div> </div> <div> *see attached link</div> <div> <div> http://attachment.benchmarkemail.com/c301892/Book_Fair_letter__Fall_2013.pdf&nbsp; </div> <div> &nbsp; </div> </div> <div> &nbsp;</div> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:43:56 GMT 5ea196d8-2511-44fe-b6e3-2dd6f82afdbd Word Bookstore Offering Cash Back to PS 84 http://www.ps84k.org/apps/blog/word-bookstore-offering-cash-back-to-ps <p> &nbsp;</p> <div class="userContentWrapper aboveUnitContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" style="margin-bottom: 15px; margin-top: 15px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; "> <div class="_wk mbm" style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; "> <span class="userContent"><a href="http://wordbookstores.com/">Word Bookstore</a> in Greenpoint, in addition to partnering with the school for our book fair, also offers a special cash back incentive. If you shop at Word, and mention PS 84 when you are purchasing your items, they will give 10% back to our school!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Word Bookstore is located at 126 Franklin Street.&nbsp;</span> <br /> &nbsp; </div> </div> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:56:34 GMT 55a475a7-9f88-49be-95a0-8025a4512b74 Library Report http://www.ps84k.org/apps/blog/library-report <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">Holly McDade &lt;photo.holly@gmail.com&gt;, the head of our library committee, spoke at the PTA meeting, and sent over some follow up notes. Here's what Holly has to say (for more info, email her directly):&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; " /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; " /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">Our volunteer run library has been v</span><span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">ery important to both PS 84 students and teachers. Each year the library has been growing bigger and better. This is our third year to check out books.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The library always need volunteers. Since you'll be working directly with our students if you help out in the library, you must go through the Learning Leaders training. Please keep in touch with Ms. Lydia about the program.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The library has a new teacher liaison - Ms. Vizcaino.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> On Amazon, we have a wish list of books. The wish list contains books that the students and teachers have requested, and also some books in areas that we are lacking. This month, I have added books that were lost or not returned last year. Please help your child keep up with returning the library books. In next few weeks, we will post more Spanish and graphic novels that are needed.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> If you'd like to buy a book (or books!) for our library, don't forget to start your shopping on our website's home page, and click on the Amazon button there.<br /> When you land on the Amazon homepage, you will see wish list tab on the top far right. Go to the wish lIst section, and under it, in the pull down menu, you will see &quot;find someone's wish list.&quot; You can type in something like just PS 84, and our wish list of books will appear.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Also, there will be a Word book fair on November 6th, 7th and 8th.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> As a future fund raising request, the library needs up to date computers with research programs as well because the students need to learn how to do computer-based research.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Holly</span></p> <p> <img original-height="295" original-width="432" src="http://static.wix.com/media/f7d37d_5b92ce146d51e7fb4d9945e820758092.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px; width: 432px; height: 295px; " /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:50:32 GMT 07e22d20-7d05-48d4-ab62-0eb455cc1c6f Penny Harvest Drive http://www.ps84k.org/apps/blog/penny-harvest-drive <p> &nbsp;</p> <div> Our Annual <a href="http://www.commoncents.org/go/penny-harvest/about-the-penny-harvest">Penny Harvest</a> has arrived! From October 21st – December 6th, please donate your pennies or coins/money of any denomination to a worthy cause.*&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> *The top two classes with the most donated pounds, will donate $250.00 to a charity of their choice and receive a special celebration.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &iexcl;Nuestra Cosecha Anual de Centavos ha llegado! Desde el 21 de octubre – 6 de diciembre, favor de donar sus centavos o monedas/dinero de cualquier denominaci&oacute;n a una causa noble.*&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> *Las dos clases con las m&aacute;s libras donadas, donar&aacute;n $250.oo a la caridad que ellos elijan y recibir&aacute;n una celebraci&oacute;n especial.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Questions? &nbsp;Ask Ms. Lydia!</div> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:07:04 GMT dde71fd4-e2da-4eb5-bd62-03ee0e7f5115 New Partnership with North Brooklyn Farms http://www.ps84k.org/apps/blog/new-partnership-with-north-brooklyn-farms <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">Michelle Schulz has facilitated a partnership with North Brooklyn Farms. Our first graders are going to visit first, and Thursday, the folks from North Brooklyn Farms are going to meet with our science teachers to plan for our partnership g</span><span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">oing forward.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> From Ryan Watson, of North Brooklyn Farms:&nbsp;<br /> <br /> North Brooklyn Farms converts vacant land into publicly accessible urban farms where people can connect with nature and access organic, sustainable produce. We provide good food, green space and hands-on garden education to people of all ages.<br /> <br /> Our mission is to improve the lives of urban dwellers and demonstrate the transformative potential of urban agriculture to all people. We believe urban farms are a vital part of a sustainable city and deserve the attention of the political and economic forces that shape our future.<br /> <br /> Who we are -<br /> <br /> Henry Sweets is an urban farmer and landscaper who trained at Stone Barns and managed vegetable production at Battery Urban Farm in Manhattan. He has a bachelors degree in philosophy and years of experience teaching art and gardening to children and adults.<br /> <br /> Ryan Watson is a garden educator and community organizer. A former teacher, Ryan is the founder of Brooklyn Seed Company and has worked for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden integrating garden and environmental education to teach the next generation about the importance of sustainable living.<br /> <br /> What we offer -<br /> <br /> Pick Your Own Farm Stand - Purchase vegetables harvested while-you-wait, or venture on to the farm to pick your own seasonal produce. Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2 to 6 p.m.<br /> <br /> Farm Dinner - Three-course dinners featuring produce from our farm and other local growers served every Sunday evening around sunset. Buy tickets at northbrooklynfarms.com/supperclub.<br /> <br /> Volunteer Hours - Get your hands dirty and hone your gardening skills with both novice and experienced gardeners under the guidance of our staff. Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2 to 6 p.m.<br /> <br /> School Visits - An integral part of our mission is to raise the next generation of urban farmers and teach them why urban farms are an essential component of a sustainable city. Contact us at info@northbrooklynfarms.com to plan your school's visit.<br /> <br /> Garden Consulting - We consult with homes, businesses and community organizations to build beautiful, productive growing spaces. Contact us at info@northbrooklynfarms.com to set up a consultation.<br /> <br /> Our story -<br /> <br /> After meeting at Battery Urban Farm in 2012, Henry Sweets and Ryan Watson dreamed up the idea of converting vacant lots in Brooklyn into a network of public urban farms. In March 2013 they gained access to the former parking lot of the Domino sugar factory in Williamsburg. Over the next three months they built a farm there with the help of community volunteers, and opened their first farm site in July.<br /> <br /> How you can help -<br /> <br /> The farm relies on community support to sustain itself. Join us for dinner, purchase produce from the farm stand, or donate.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Address: 329 Kent Avenue. Brooklyn, NY 11211 Entrance along S. 3rd Street between Kent and Wythe Avenues.<br /> Questions? Email us info@northbrooklynfarms.com<br /> <br /> See Ryan, Henry and Quinn from North Brooklyn Farm visiting our hydroponic classroom.</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; "><img original-height="867" original-width="648" src="http://static.wix.com/media/f7d37d_5747c59995e6fd7ce0f91d5a58da4c09.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px; width: 648px; height: 867px; " /></span></div> <p> <span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">&quot;This is the most advanced school garden with a hydroponic system that I've seen!&quot; -Ryan Watson</span></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:51:48 GMT 849c86f9-9882-469c-ad73-dd0cf2ac6138 Daffodil Planting on Friday, October 25th, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm http://www.ps84k.org/apps/blog/daffodil-planting-on-friday-october-25th-from <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">Come one come all!</span></p> <p> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; " /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">Plant daffodil bulbs in the front garden area of the school on Friday, October 25th from 3-5pm. &nbsp;</span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">We have over 400 bulbs as part of a living memorial for September 11th.</span></p> <p> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; " /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">Planting them now, the whole community can welcome</span><span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">them in spring and all future springs.</span></p> <p> <br /> <span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">Gardening experience not necessary. Kids welcome (with parent/adult supervision, please)</span><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">Please note we have plenty of tools, but not gardening gloves. If you can, we highly recommend bringing your own. Don't worry if you don't have any, we'll have a few pairs to share.</span></p> <p> <br /> <span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">To learn more about the project: &nbsp;<a href="http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ny4p.org%2Fdaffodil-project&amp;h=9AQEXhTGs&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow nofollow" style="color: rgb(59, 89, 152); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">http://www.ny4p.org/daffodil-project</a></span></p> <p> <br /> <span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">Thanks to Ms Ogando, K-DL teacher, for bringing the project to PS 84.</span></p> <p> <br /> <span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">Questions? Contact Susan at susanlgolub@gmail.com</span></p> <p> <br /> <span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">See you there!</span></p> <p> <span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">The many-headed garden committee:</span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">Susan Golub,&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">Jasmine Astronomo,&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">Michelle Schultz,&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; ">Molly Findlay</span></p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 15:03:16 GMT c411b8d1-cc2d-4037-892c-48d42af263b5