• Abbe's Letter

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    EVENTS & UPDATES ...

    District 1 Art/Food Festival Featuring artwork made by students of The Earth School and other District 1 schools. Taste food prepared by our students in Cooking!
    April 15 - 28
    Opening Event:
    Wed, April 17, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Performances:
    6 – 7:15pm in Abrons' Amphitheater
    Public Art Activity:
    5 – 8pm in Amphitheater and Galleries
    ABRONS ARTS CENTER,
    466 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002

    Tap Water Watch Campaign As you may know The Earth School has launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for filtered water bottle filling stations so children have easy access to fill their reusable bottles. Please share this link with work colleagues, friends, family, and anyone who might want to contribute a few dollars for these filling stations. We’re over halfway there!! Please share widely on your social media. https://tapwaterwatch.com/campaigns/the-earth-school-01m364/

    ECOLOGICAL CITY:
    Procession for Climate Solutions
    SAT, MAY 11 2019
    (rain date Sunday May 12)

    A spectacular procession with 20 site performances throughout the gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront featuring visual art and performances created through the workshops, exploring climate resiliency and ecological sustainability plans, policies and solutions. Ecological City: http://earthcelebrations.com/ecological-city-project/

    All for now! Abbe
    Posted Apr 14, 2019, 7:25 PM by Designer Stevie Remsberg
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    THE BUZZ.....

    April 8th

    Dear Families,

    Thanks to all joined us for the Museum Mile and Annual Town Meeting. The Museum was amazing! Each classroom had a unique display of children’s work. Families had fun exploring the exhibits and marveling at all the creativity!

    The Annual Town Meeting was powerful!! We began working on a School Charter and developing plans for reimagining the parent experience at The Earth School. Participants shared ideas and questions about various aspects of the school’s program. If you did not attend and would like to contribute ideas about the topic discussed, here is a short questionnaire that participants completed on Saturday. There was plenty of discussion after we filled out the questionnaires and many important ideas were expressed. If you would like to add anything that didn’t make it on to your reflection sheet, you may use this same link. And, of course, now we that we have raised questions and issues, there is the necessary work of how to follow up with next steps. If you want to be a part of these discussions, the PA, the SLT, the Representation Team (RT) will all be grappling with how to funnel this energy into tangible change.

    Annual Town Meeting’s focus on adult relationships in the school emerged from a concern that was expressed by many people in our community. We truly value hearing your perspectives and feedback! In fact, gathering feedback from a variety of sources is an important part of the process for creating next year’s Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP):
    Teachers reflect on student performance and professional development experiences
    • The PA, SLT, and RT consider the past year’s work and start looking ahead
    • Abbe reviews classroom observation docs, feedback from parents, feedback from District walk-throughs and evaluations
    •  Additionally, on May 2, 9, 30, I will have a drop in “Coffee Hour” if you want to share additional ideas for next year’s planning.

    Annual Town Meeting was wonderful and so important, but we did not get to everything! Rather than cut short the powerful conversation, we decided to postpone the “Cyberbulling, Social Media, and Screens” discussion. Please reach out to me or your PA/SLT reps if you have a preference for when to reschedule (evening?, after/before school?)

    Tap Water Watch Campaign As you may know The Earth School has launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for filtered water bottle filling stations so children have easy access to fill their reusable bottles. Please share this link with work colleagues, friends, family, and anyone who might want to contribute a few dollars for these filling stations. We’re about halfway there!! Please share widely on your social media. https://tapwaterwatch.com/campaigns/the-earth-school-01m364/

    All for now! Abbe
    Posted Apr 8, 2019, 3:51 AM by Designer Stevie Remsberg
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    THE BUZZ.....

    April 1, 2019


    Dear Families,

    We hope to see EVERYONE next Saturday for the Earth School’s Museum Mile and Annual Town Meeting!! Each class is designing their own museum to turn the hallways into one long exhibit of student work!! After you visit the museum together, bring kids downstairs for some special sports and art activities and a pizza lunch. Grown ups will meet in the Library for refreshments and conversation at the Annual Town Meeting. This gathering is a time for parents and staff to come together to discuss important issues and to make plans for next year. This year, we will share ideas about how the school can build a stronger sense of community among families. Optional break out groups: Rooftop Farm Spring Tour and Clean Up; Cyberbullying, Screens, and Video Games Rap Session; Parent Association and Representation Team Collaboration Rap Session!!

    The Mystery Art Show was such a wonderful event!! Thanks to the organizers, the artists, and the attendees. It was terrific to enjoy the beautiful artwork with you. Plus, we raised some money for school programs!!
    Posted Apr 1, 2019, 4:12 AM by Designer Stevie Remsberg
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THIS WEEK 

(visit our website for full calendar)

Mon, 4/15, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Representation Team Meeting. All welcome! Abbe’s room.
Wed, 4/17, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. District 1 Art/Food Festival, Abrons Arts Center
Thurs, 4/18, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. SLT Meeting, Room 114
Fri, 4/19 – Fri, 4/26. Spring Break. Schools closed

LOOKING AHEAD


4/30, 8:30 – 9:30.
Parents Association Meeting, Library
5/1 – 5/2. NY State Math Exam
5/2, 5/9, 5/30, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Coffee Hour with Abbe, Room 140
5/4. Earth School Party and Auction Fundraiser
5/10. Diversity & Difference Study Group
5/11. Ecological City Neighborhood Procession
6/14. All Day School Potluck Picnic, East River Park. SAVE THE DATE!!
6/20. Earth School Graduation
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