• Abbe's Letter

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    THE BUZZ.....

    January 14, 2019


    Dear Earth School Families,


    It is with concern that I report that elevated lead levels were discovered at two water locations in our school-- in Rooms 114 and 110. Both of these locations were within "acceptable" limits when tested just a year before (see attached). The two locations have been taken out of service for drinking until the pipes are replaced and the water is re-tested. I am attaching the letter from the Department of Education with further information. I will be discussing the situation with the SLT this week. 

     

    The staff has begun a discussion of the Grade 1 – 5 recess period with the hopes of making it more peaceful and enjoyable. While recess “downtime” is an important part of the school day, it is also the time when most of the conflicts and excessively rough play occur. Next, teachers will discuss recess play with their classes to gather student feedback and ideas. After this information gathering, we will meet again to come up with an improvement plan.


    Warmly,   Abbe

    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 5:16 AM by Designer Stevie Remsberg
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    THE BUZZ.....

    January 7, 2019


    Dear Earth School Families,
    Hap-py New Year!! It was wonderful to hear these words translated by our students and staff into fourteen different languages at Town Meeting on Friday. January is the first month of the solar or Gregorian calendar. We look forward to recognizing other celebrations, such as the Lunar New Year coming up in February. On Friday, we also heard from our Green Team who has been collecting single-use plastic grocery bags for recycling. They urged us to bring reusable bags when shopping. We had trivia about an extraordinary environmentalist. To find out more about Dr. John Francis, please check out this TED talk. I am very excited to announce a special film screening taking place this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium. The Representation Team/3Rs will be hosting an evening of film and discussion about the documentary, Tre Maison Dasan, “an intimate portrait of three boys growing up, each with a parent in prison. Directly told through the child’s perspective, the film is an exploration of relationships and separation, masculinity, and coming of age in America when a parent is behind bars.” We will be joined by Executive Producer and ES parent, Andrew Freiband, and Director, Denali Tiller. See attached flier in my email for further details!!

    December’s Lost and Found will be bagged this week. Please check for lost items. November’s Lost and Found bag will go to the collection box.

    Warmly, Abbe
    Posted Jan 7, 2019, 7:05 PM by Designer Stevie Remsberg
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    THE BUZZ.....

    December 10, 2018


    Dear Earth School Families,

    Winter Solstice is a symbol of renewal and light. As the New Year draws near, the staff and I invite you to join us in putting renewed energy into caring for the amazing planet Earth! What are some ways that each of us can live more sustainably and “go green”? Beginning in January, students will share Sustainability Tips and Pledges at Weekly Town Meeting. We will also designate a bulletin board space in the lobby for Sustainability Tips, News, and Recognitions. Teachers will be inspiring students through readings, projects, and discussions. Our next Mover & Shaker, Dr. John Francis, was chosen because of his deep commitment to protecting the environment and his unusual way of taking a stand. The John Francis Trivia Quiz will happen at our first Town Meeting in 2019 (hint, hint). And, please don’t forget our schoolwide ban of single-use plastic water bottles. Stay tuned for even more Sustainability initiatives coming to The Earth School!!

    Another way that our community cares is through drives and swaps. We currently have three campaigns running. Maya’s class is holding coat and food collections and Ashley’s class is collecting powdered baby formula to send to Venezuela. Food collection boxes are in the lobby and outside of Ashley’s Room 103. Clean, lightly used coats and warm clothing are being collected in Maya’s Room 152. If you need something warm, please contact Jocelyn to arrange a time to pick something.

    Warmly, Abbe
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 4:19 AM by Designer Stevie Remsberg
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THIS WEEK

Mon, 1/14. Kindergarten Applications due from current Pre-K families!!


Mon, 1/14, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Parent Corps, Room 106


Mon, 1/14, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Representation Team, Room 140


Thurs, 1/17, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. SLT, Room 114


LOOKING AHEAD

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1/21. School closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


1/22, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Jennifer Muller/The Works Dance Performance, Auditorium. Families welcome


HOLD THE DATE

3/16, 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. Annual Town Meeting. Community event for staff and families

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