Photo Credit: Rathkopf Photography
On Giving Tuesday, the PTA at PS/IS 104 partnered with One Sandwich At A Time and The Brooklyn Cyclones to make 500 sandwiches for food insecure families in our community. The event, which was sponsored by Councilman Justin Brannan and Bay Ridge Cares, had kids as young as 5 making ham/cheese, turkey/cheese and sunflower butter/jelly sandwiches alongside their caregivers, 104 administration and teachers and staff from the Brooklyn Cyclones. The Cyclones' mascot, Sandy, made a guest appearance as did Alpha! This event launched 104PTA's new initiative, ONE04 Changemakers. PS/IS 104 has a rich history of civic engagement and responsibility and the PTA is supporting that mission by hosting a series of events throughout the school year that focus exclusively on volunteerism and giving back to our community.
Students, administration and teachers REALLY got into the literary spirit for our first ever Literary Spirit Day when they came to school dressed wearing something inspired by their favorite author, book or character. We were lucky - and thrilled - to see Miss Viola Swamp, The Wizard of Oz, Things 1 - 6, 101 Dalmations, Harry Potter, Dog Man and so many more grace the halls of P.S./I.S. 104 in support of literature.
After a year off, the Scholastic Book Fair was back. For the first time ever, we held this beloved event outdoors in our schoolyard. Thanks to all our volunteers, custodian team and "Gatto Squad," who showed up every morning and afternoon to set up and take down hundreds of books and dozens of displays in under 30 minutes!