Save the date for a Drama virtual meet and greet! It will be Wednesday, January 13, from 7-8 pm. Details to follow.
Thank you to the PPAS Senior Leadership class for putting together a beautiful way to keep the spirit light and share New Year’s resolutions.
Hey! Vet club zoom is happening at 5:00 pm on Thursday, the 17th.
The link to the classroom is https://classroom.google.com/c/MjA3MDQzNDQzNjAz?cjc=plm3ix2 , for anyone who wants to join.
There is now a vet club instagram account! https://www.instagram.com/vetclubppas/ is the link, and the username is @vetclubppas .Please follow us! Thanks 🙂
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.
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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
PPAS/ Ailey Dance Co-Delegate
In case you didn’t know, PPAS has a Black Student Union run entirely by students. They would love to get more freshman and sophomores involved. If you are interested and want to learn more, email the BSU President, Imani.
The Black Student Union meets on Wednesdays at 4:30
Also follow them on instagram @ppas.bsu
Pre-Med Club is back this year!
Our mission statement: Anyone who is interested in science and/or wants to be in the medical field, come join the Pre-med club! In our club you will learn about what doctors do, the kinds of places they work, jobs they have, and tools and resources they use to help people stay well or get better when they are sick. We’ll talk about what you can do to help get on a path to apply to medical school and learn about medicine in your community.
Please go to our google classroom link for more information and to join us.
Thank you so much,
Kassaundra Ferm, founder and co-president
Although many students do not take advantage of the free lunch program, it remains important that all families complete the School Meal Application.
Information received from the application may result in Title I funding for supplementary programming and:
• College fee waivers for students
• Tutoring programs
• PSAT, SAT and ACT fee waiver for students.
The deadline to submit the application is December 21st!
It only takes a few minutes!
Please complete the application.