Join us for the 2nd Annual 282 Cyclones game- June 14th 2014


Join us for the 2nd annual 282 Cyclones Game.  This Year it is the Home Opener against their arch rivals the Staten Island Yankees.

Game date:    June 14th 2014 Opening day vs. The Staten Island Yankees

Start time:      6:00PM gates open at 4:30 PM

Benefit includes:

-A Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball cap for every group member. Valued at $18.00

-This year instead the on field National Anthem the children and parents are invited to take part in our Pre-game School Sprit Parade around the fieldChildren and parents will line up at the bottom of SEC. 24 at 5:15PM

-Post-game Fireworks

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Family Movie Night: Frozen 4/25 @ 6PM


Please join us on Friday, April 25 at 6PM in our auditorium to watch “Frozen” Admission is $5 per person, and snacks will be sold at our concession stand.
Proceeds will benefit our PTO Lunch/Recess enrichment program.

Want to volunteer at this event, or donate items for the concession stand? Please contact

Frozen - Rated PG; 102 minutes

Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

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SAVE THE DATE: Imani House Walk to Live. June 22, 2014. 9am, Prospect Park.

Join our friends at the Imani House on June 22, 2014 for their Walk to Live to fight childhood obesity!


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Help Create a Mural at 282!

Mural image

Please join in on this fantastic project in collaboration with 20/20 Vision for Schools, which will result in an outdoor school wall mural by mid-June!

See the flyer below. Beginning on April 26, work on the mural will be happening every Saturday. Adults and children alike are invited to volunteer – artistic skills optional!

Murals by 20/20 Vision for Schools creates public art that transforms public schools into centers of creative collaboration and change. They raise the bar of possibility as students, faculty, families, and artists collaborate to conceive and execute a shared vision. Their permanence serves as a continuing reminder of what’s possible when communities and schools partner for sustainable change.

Read about our specific project here:

Sign up to volunteer here:

Many, many volunteers are needed to make this mural happen!

Funding is still needed, so if anyone can help with this please do!

Please spread the word. Let’s finish off this school year with something fun, creative, and inspirational!

282 2020 mural flyer

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Reminder: PTO Meeting Wednesday, April 9 at 6PM

Please join us for the eighth PTO meeting of the 2013-14 school year, Wednesday, April 9, at 6PM in the school auditorium.

The PTO Executive Board is proposing that we contract additional staff to help supervise recess, to address the lunch/recess management issue that is of concern to so many parents. We will be voting on allocating funds for this solution at the meeting, so please come and let your voice be heard. 

Need to bring the kids? Please do – free childcare will be provided for children grades Pre-K – 8.

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African Drumming Performance: Friday, April 11, 10AM

See your Annual Appeal donations in action – come watch 282 students perform on African drums in our auditorium on Friday, April 11, 10AM.

Thanks to Annual Appeal contributions, the PTO was able to help fund 8-week sessions of African Drumming instruction for grades 3, 4, 7, and 8 with Bassanio Clark. We were excited to hear that he has planned a performance with some of these classes, and parents are welcome to attend.

Please remember, it’s not too late to make Annual Appeal contributions. The money we raise now will fund great enrichments like this one, or Gym Stars, or Circus Arts, etc., next year.

Classes performing:

Ms. Lewis 3-207

Ms. Wilson 3-208

Ms. Fraser 4-217

Ms. Sanabria 4-211

Mr. Roy 7-310

Ms. Brown-Griffith 8-306

Mr. Hom 8-304

Ms. Williams 8-307

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Theatre 282 presents: Fairytale Courtroom 4/9 and 4/10 at 9:45am and 4:30pm

Our 282 actors have been hard at work for weeks rehearsing. Theatre 282 is ready to perform “Fairytale Courtroom” on the following dates:
Wednesday, April 9 at 9:45am and 4:30pm in our auditorium
Thursday, April 10 at 9:45am and 4:30pm in our auditorium
The morning shows are free for parents, and teachers will bring down their classes to watch the show, while the afternoon shows are $5 per adult plus any additional suggested donations. Show time is about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
We’ll have a concession stand just like for a movie night for the afternoon shows. If you are able to provide water, juice boxes, popcorn, cookies, tangerines, carrots in bags or pizzas, or if you are able to man the concession stand a bit before show starts at 4:30pm on April 9 or 10 please let me know. You can drop off all items with Ms. Collins in room 117 or bring them to me as I’ll be setting up at 3pm in the lobby. I know it’s late in the school year and we’re all tired, but please consider supporting Theatre at 282. Thanks!
You will not want to miss this! Hope to see you all there!
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