• Abbe's Letter

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    EVENTS & UPDATES..... 

    May 19, 2019


    Third Street Music School is hosting its Spring Open House on Tues, June 18th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    The open house is free and will take place at Third Street Music School (235 E 11th St near 2nd Ave). Earth School Students ages 6 (by Dec 31, 2019) to 14 will be able to meet teachers, try out different dance styles, chorus, instruments, and apply for FREE classes.

    Children must attend the Open House, accompanied by a parent or guardian, to apply for tuition free classes in 2019-20.
    Applications after June 18 will be placed on a waitlist. Partners@3rd is open to children age 6 (by Dec 2018) to age 14 who attend a Third Street Partner public school and who have never been enrolled at Third Street (except for Third Street Preschool). Placement is not guaranteed; every effort will be made to place children in one of their activity choices. Parners@3rd classes are tuition-free for students during the first year of instruction. Second year instruction is significantly discounted, and financial assistance is available for year 3 and beyond. For more information, contact Third Street's Student Services office at 212-777-3240 ext. 17

    All for now! 
    Abbe
    Posted May 20, 2019, 7:11 AM by Designer Stevie Remsberg
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    THE BUZZ.....

    May 12, 2019


    I am extremely proud of our 5th Graders for sharing their work during the Mathematics Panels last Friday. Tasks where students have opportunities to share project-based work in writing and verbally are an important part of our curriculum at the Earth School and are one of the four hallmarks of Advanced Literacy Instruction. Our faculty and guests were VERY impressed by our students. I would also like to recognize the efforts our 4th/5th grade teacher team who made them happen!

    Thanks to all who helped with the Tap Water Watch Campaign. Our two filtered water bottle filling stations are 100% funded!! I will be following up to get them delivered and installed by the DOE as soon as possible.


    It’s up to all of us to guide children’s safe and healthy use of screens and digital media! Schools are increasingly dealing problems that start on social media, video games, text messaging, etc. The overuse of devices is resulting in time away from other important activities and ways of communicating. Parents ask, “When should my child have ... a phone, a social media, internet?” “What are sensible time limits for using digital devices?” “How do I monitor what my child's is doing, seeing?” Please join us for ‘Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age’ followed by a discussion about cybersafety, social media, and screen time this Wed, 5/15, at 6 p.m. This is a community event so feel free to invite friends and family. While the film is suitable for elementary students, younger children may find less interesting. There will be childcare (and pizza) for ES children, if they prefer.

    Third Street Music School is hosting its Spring Open House on Tues, June 18th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. The open house is free and will take place at Third Street Music School (235 E 11th St near 2nd Ave). Earth School Students ages 6 (by Dec 31, 2019) to 14 will be able to meet teachers, try out different dance styles, chorus, instruments, and apply for FREE classes.

    Children must attend the Open House, accompanied by a parent or guardian, to apply for tuition free classes in 2019-20. Applications after June 18 will be placed on a waitlist. Partners@3rd is open to children age 6 (by Dec 2018) to age 14 who attend a Third Street Partner public school and who have never been enrolled at Third Street (except for Third Street Preschool). Placement is not guaranteed; every effort will be made to place children in one of their activity choices. Parners@3rd classes are tuition-free for students during the first year of instruction. Second year instruction is significantly discounted, and financial assistance is available for year 3 and beyond. For more information, contact Third Street's Student Services office at 212-777-3240 ext. 17

    All for now! Abbe
    Posted May 13, 2019, 5:29 AM by Designer Stevie Remsberg
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    THE BUZZ.....

    April 29, 2019

    What a wonderful Spring Party it was!! Huge thanks to all the organizers, helpers, contributers, party-ers, bidders! It was a super fun and a smashing success!!

    It’s a busy time as the school year finishes up. Please read through the Upcoming Events so you can plan and prioritize.

    I am very pleased to announce that this year all of our 5th graders will be participating in Roundtable Panels in Mathematics!!
    The Roundtable process is a set of performance assessment tasks to evaluate each student’s mathematical learning and middle school preparedness. First, students complete a series of math problems during class. On the day of the Roundtables, students present their thinking and solutions to the panel of peer and adults evaluators. Each student also tackles a new problem in front of the panel. The evaluators give each student written feedback using a rubric.

    Participating in the Roundtable process requires that students are prepared to articulate and defend their work to peers, community members, and “outside” guests, including teachers, school leaders, parents, and other public education stakeholders. It is a rigorous form of assessment that builds important scholarship skills and demonstrates the Earth School’s high standards for learning.

    The Roundtables will take place on Friday, 5/10 from 1:00 - 2:50 p.m. Please note: It is a full day of school for 5th graders and a half day for Pre-K - Grade 4 (11:55 a.m. dismissal).

    Date change: The Earth School Rocks!! Our award-winning parent band will play for students and families on Wed, May 8, at 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium.

    We are working on admissions for 2019 – 2020. Please let us know if your child(ren) will be returning for next year (we hope so!) by completing this quick survey. If your child is graduating, it is not necessary to respond. https://forms.gle/cJqyyHpYbc71vTXW6.

    THE LAST PUSH!! Tap Water Watch Campaign We’re 82% there!! The Earth School has launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for filtered water bottle filling stations. Please send this link to anyone who might want to contribute. Please share widely on your social media. https://tapwaterwatch.com/campaigns/the-earth-school-01m364/

    ECOLOGICAL CITY: Procession for Climate Solutions is this Sat, May 11, at 2:00 p.m. (raindate May 12). We need some children and families to greet the procession with Kimberly from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. in front of school. Please reach out to Kimberly@theearthschool.org

    Let’s hear it for our wonderful teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week!!! I am so grateful for their skill, energy, and love!!

    All for now! Abbe
    Posted May 6, 2019, 4:52 AM by Designer Stevie Remsberg
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THIS WEEK 

(visit our website for full calendar)

5/20, 9:00 a.m. Grade 1/2 Third St Music Student Performance, auditorium
5/22, 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. TIME CHANGE!! Pre-K & K Third St Music Student Performance, auditorium.
5/23, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. SLT Meeting, Room 114

LOOKING AHEAD


5/27. School closed for Memorial Day
5/29 - 5/31. Grade 3 to Camp Greenhill
6/3. Science Test Grade 4
6/4. Eid al-Fitr. No school
6/6. Chancellors Day. School closed for students
6/10 - 6/14. Family Conferences
6/11. DOE Clerical Day. School closed for students
6/12, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Evening Conferences
6/13, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. SLT Meeting, Room 114
6/14. All Day School Potluck Picnic, East River Park. For the whole family!!
6/18, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Third Street Music School Open House to apply for FREE CLASSES!
6/20, 9:00 a.m. Earth School Graduation
6/21. Summer Solstice
6/21, 3:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social (Grades 4/5 only)
6/26. Last day of school. Dismissal 11:55 a.m.
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