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  • This Week at Earth 4.7.14
     Hi folks,

    I hope that you will join us tomorrow evening as we discuss the important transition of leadership for the Earth School.  We will explain the C-30 (Chancellor's Regulation 30) selection and hiring process of New York City Department of Education Administrators in detail.  I will share key aspects of my work which will help us to consider the necessary qualifications of an Earth School principal.  This is a very important meeting; I look forward to seeing you.  We will meet from 4:30 - 6:30 in the library.  We chose this time in hopes that both staff members and parents could attend.  Childcare will begin in Abbe's room B1 at 4:20 and pizza will be served at about 5:30.

    Please join us on Tuesday morning for our April PA (Parents' Association) meeting right after drop in Abbe's room B1.

    This Wednesday 4/9 during COW (Community Open Work) we will have our first Annual "Game of Champions" in which Blue Thunder will take on the Yellow Defenders.  We will meet on the large recess yard at 2pm

    Tickets: Adults: $.50 ; Children $.25 ; Children 5 and younger FREE
    Ticket sales will be handles by your classroom teacher. Purchased tickets will be at will call (your child's classroom) on the day of the game.

    Fundraiser: Money raised will be used to buy an extra set of flags, bringing the total flags to 20, allowing for teams of 10. The players would also like to purchase a junior football set (football, pump, and tee) and a small duffle bag to transport the equipment. Money raised beyond those needs will be used to purchase additional outdoor play equipment for the school recess yard.

    Fans: We would like a festive atmosphere with positive cheers, team signs, hats, and revelry. Wear yellow and blue on Wednesday to support our teams!

    Questions? Please email colin@theearthschool.org


    SURVEYS... THEY ARE DUE ON FRIDAY!
    Please, please take some time to give us some specific feedback by completing our internal survey at Earth School Annual Survey 2014.  The Department of Education Survey is important to fill out to let the powers that be know how proud we are of our school community.  You will find the survey at www.nycschoolsurvey.org (use the survey access code printed on your individual survey, if you don't have the hard copy of the survey just click the link and find the phone number which you can call to access your code.)

    One of our parents shared this article http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/the_kids/2014/03/teaching_tolerance_how_white_parents_should_talk_to_their_kids_about_race.single.html  with me.  It's an interesting piece on how we can teach our children about race.  Take a look.


    Friday, April 11 is our last day before Spring Break.  I hope that the children have opportunities to spend time outdoors playing as the weather begins to warm.  School resumes on Wednesday April 23.  


    Best,
    Alison
    Posted Apr 7, 2014, 5:19 AM by Michael Steinberg
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Spring Auction Party 2014

Join for a night of fun & support our school!
May 3rd 6 - 11PM   

Saint Nicholas Hall 
155 Avenue A (corner of 10th St.)
$25 in advance / $30 at door

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What's New at Earth?

  • EarthSchoolMath, a new channel on YouTube created by Earth School teachers, has short videos that explain math strategies used in our classrooms. Read more about it here