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PS87 Backpack News: January 25, 2021

School Covid Testing Results If your child(ren) has been selected for random Covid testing, be aware that test results may go directly to your email address. The subject of the message usually has text saying “Secure” with alpha-numeric combinations as well. The notifications come from BioReference.com. Be on the lookout and check your spam boxes…

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PS87 Backpack News: January 12, 2021

Dear Families, Based on your votes, the winner of January’s book of the month election is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.  Many of you may remember this book from your childhood or have already read it with your children. It is the story about a boy and a tree.  In the beginning of the…

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PS87 Backpack News: December 14, 2020

Kids, Use Your Voice! Again! Hey kids – your voices were heard! We loved seeing the results of your choices in December so we decided to do it again for January’s book! We present another Book of the Month election with books you suggested. It’s like a run-off election but with no requests for donations!…

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PS87 Backpack News: December 7, 2020

Dear Families, In an effort to help the children to understand the power of their voices, the editors at the BPN set up a vote for our book of the month. After a few weeks of voting,  The Sad Little Fact by Jonah Winter was the winner and is our December book of the month….

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PS87 Backpack News: November 30, 2020

Dear families, As many of you may have heard, the mayor announced that in-person learning will resume on Monday, December 7. Here is the letter from the Chancellor. (Update for Families_November 29 2020.pdf) One of the important things to note is that COVID testing will now take place on a weekly basis. Parents of all…

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PS87 Backpack News: November 16, 2020

Vote for December’s Book! Kids – use your voice! Our kids will decide December’s book of the month! They can vote for their choice (or write in a candidate book) on this Google form. We will collect votes until November 25. Get those votes in and let your voices be heard!  Responses so far –…

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PS87 Backpack News: November 9, 2020

Dear Families, The November book of the month is Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave by Jessica Hische.  On the book’s website, the author states, “I wanted to write something uplifting, encouraging, and empowering—a book to help end the day excited for all the possibilities that tomorrow could bring. There are plenty of inspirational books out there…

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PS87 Backpack News: November 2, 2020

PS 87 PA Gift/Wrap Fundraiser  The PS 87 PA is holding its first fundraiser of the year. But there are only a few more days to get in your orders – it runs through November 8. With over 2,500 gift ideas and great gift wrap, you can check-off your holiday gift lists while supporting our…

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PS87 Backpack News:October 26, 2020

From the PA Presidents Dear Families, We want to correct a few items from the last issue.The committee members announced are the members for the 2020-2021 school year. It feels like we should be in 2021-2022 but we got a bit ahead of ourselves there.  We also wanted to announce that Stacy Cousino is the…