PTA Meeting

Today – Thursday, January 21st @ 6:30pm.
Please join our 1st PTA meeting of 2021.
Agenda: You will hear from Principal Ryan and school delegates.

Special Guests:
MEET THE NEW COLLEGE COUNSELORS.
They will introduce themselves and their role in assisting students with the application process – advice for all PPAS parents and students.

Online College Fair

From College Fairs Online:

College Fairs Online is still hosting our biggest virtual college fair yet for your region with around 100 colleges. Students can research and connect with great affordable colleges and universities for free without having to leave home or school, this is the perfect resource for the virtual learning environment we find ourselves in now.  Students can chat with admissions counselors to ask questions about academics, campus life, financial aid, scholarships and more! Have your students register now so they don’t miss it! Each student is also entered into a drawing for a $300 scholarship each time they ask a question on a virtual booth. They can go online now to www.collegefairsonline.com to register for the US Northeast region fair scheduled for the week of December 14th-19th. We will send reminder emails to the students when the fair starts. 

Tamara Pendleton
Founder, College Fairs Online 
www.collegefairsonline.com
tpendleton@collegefairsonline.com

Need a Tutor?

Finding yourself overwhelmed with attendance questions and online exams?

The Tutors and Tutees Club is the place for you.

Whether you can’t tell apart a circle and a square, or forget how to tie your shoes, our mission is to assist students in achieving all their academic and personal goals.

With a long list of semi qualified and eager tutors, our club can provide you assistance in Math, ELA, the daunting SAT, and even guidance in nutrition and fitness (courtesy of Morgan Peters).

Whether you wish to tutor or be tutored, be on the lookout for announcements from your teachers, so we can begin to improve our lives, grades, and college resumes together.

Please complete this form if you are interested.

– Cochairs: Image, Mahi, Morgan, and Oleg

Hallelujah

We are so honored to have The National Chorale as our vocal partner. Below is a special message from our PTA Vocal Delegates along with an amazing video dedicated to the memory of our beloved vocal instructor Matthew Truss. It brings tears to my eyes:

In celebration of the National Chorale’s December 20 virtual performance of Handel’s Messiah—which our vocal students will be part of—we wanted to share with you this beautiful homage to health care workers that National Chorale made last month, featuring National Chorale members singing the Hallelujah chorus from the Messiah. Please watch until the very end for a very special dedication to someone dear to our hearts.

Be well, everyone!

Vocal Delegates

Dance Newsletter Dec 2020

Thank you, families!

Happy December, PPAS Family!

Thank you to all of the parents and guardians who joined us for our virtual curriculum and cocktails last month. It was great connecting with you and getting to see our school family during these difficult and unprecedented times. We enjoyed meeting you and we hope that we were able to get some of your questions answered while providing you with an overview of the Ailey dance major’s curriculum.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at dancedelegate@ppaspta.org. We’ll do our best to have your questions and concerns addressed in a timely manner.

Alvin Ailey’s Revelations turns 60!

December 2nd marked the kickoff to The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s first ever virtual season and its absolutely free to view. Register to view the Opening Night Virtual Benefit featuring Revelations Reimagined now through December 9th. Continue to watch for new works from the company through December 31st.

Master Classes and Workshops For Our Dance Majors

Coming up in January, PPAS Ailey majors levels C and D will have the opportunity to participate in a 4 masterclass series with MICHIYAYA Dance. Students in levels A and B will participate in a contemporary workshop also taught by MICHIYAYA.

Last But Not Least

Last but not least, would you be interested in a virtual paint night fundraiser taught by Black Village Arts? Donation would be $30- $35 and would include all supplies. All funds would go to providing support to our dance majors. Please complete the interest survey. Be sure to include any ideas you may have as well!

On behalf our PPAS Dance Co-delegate Jasmine Battiste and myself, I would like to wish you and your families a joyous and safe holiday season and we look forward to connecting with you all in the New Year.

Dawn Bowen

PPAS/ Ailey Dance Co-Delegate