• Abbe's Letter

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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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    THE BUZZ.....

    December 3, 2018 

    Dear Earth School Families,

    Tim Lammers, our Cooking Teacher, will be sharing his curriculum plans at the Parents Association Meeting on Tuesday, 12/18. All students now have Cooking classes each week that include techniques of cooking, sustainable and healthy food choices, rooftop farming, life drawing and more!

    At this week’s 3Rs Get Together, we will share class pictures and yearbooks to start a conversation about our own experiences of diversity in the schools that we attended as young people. Please join us for a meal and some conversation. Try to bring a class picture or yearbook from back in the day! Childcare provided.

    Ashley's Kindergarten class is currently collecting donations of baby formula to support Healing Venezuela. You can help too! If you are able to participate, please bring your donation of 450 gram or 900 gram canisters of powdered baby formula to Ashley's classroom, Room 103. Last day for donations is December 12th.

    Venezuela has the most rapid increase in child malnutrition and mortality in the history of the region for the past 100 years. AID FOR AIDS International (“AFA”), founded by Earth School father, Jesús Aguais, is building the movement HEALING VENEZUELA to respond to this tragedy. Infant malnutrition has catastrophic impacts, thus, AFA is determined to create awareness about the effects of this drastic humanitarian crisis by emphasizing the fact that together we can fight the systematic oppression that is taking many lives, particularly those of babies, by bringing the food they need to survive.

    Dance Makers in the Schools dance program begins on Tuesday for our Pre-K and K students. The program is run by Movement Research and funded by New York State Council on the Arts and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

    Lost and Found will be bagged on Tuesday. Bagged items can be claimed for one month before being put in the collection box.

    Love, Abbe
    Posted Dec 4, 2018, 7:24 AM by Designer Stevie Remsberg
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    THE BUZZ.....

    November 18, 2018

    Dear Earth School Families,
    I want to wish everyone a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving weekend. I will be spending it with family and friends, having some down time, and enjoying a special meal. In the spirit of giving thanks, I will be spend some time being grateful for the important things in my life including the opportunity to work in community with all of you!

    Please stop by to say farewell to our beloved Art Teacher, Patrice Lorenz, who is retiring as of this Wednesday, 11/21! Next week, our students will begin a new Cooking program with Tim Lammers. We are working on plans for the next chapter of visual arts programming for 2019.

    Some people missed their Family Conference due to the snowy weather so we are adding additional time slots next week. Please check with your teachers if you missed your appointment.

    With love, Abbe
    Posted Nov 19, 2018, 8:45 AM by Designer Stevie Remsberg
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Mon, 12/10, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Parent Corps, Room 106

Mon, 12/10, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Representation Team, Room 140

Thurs, 12/13, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. School Leadership Team, Room 114

Fri, 12/14. Last day to submit Middle School Applications!

Fri, 12/14. Picture Retake Day

Fri, 12/14. Half Day for Professional Development. Dismissal 11:55 a.m.


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12/18, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Parents Association Meeting, Library

12/21, 8:40 a.m. Winter Solstice Celebration. Families invited!!

12/24 – 1/1. School closed for Winter Recess


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