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    THE BUZZ.....

    December 8, 2019

    Dear Earth School Families,

    Important Information Regarding Half Days: We are pleased to announce a new initiative in which the school will be providing care for students after 11:55 on Earth School half days, free of charge and open to all families. Earth school staff will be monitoring students who stay after 11:55, and the activities for students who stay will depend on the number of students who stay (link to sign up is below). Pick-up time (or dismissal to after school or school buses) for students who stay on half days will be 2:50, per the normal routine.

    There are four remaining half days: 12/13, 3/13 (grades PreK-4th), 4/3, 5/8 (grades PreK-4th).

    For the upcoming half day on Friday, 12/13, please use this Half Day Childcare Sign Up link, and if you have more than one child at Earth School, be sure to complete the sign-up form for each child. The deadline to sign up is on Wednesday, 12/11.

    The Diversity and Difference Study Group is meeting this Friday, 8:45 - 10:00 (room, TBD).  We’ll be watching and discussing Segregated City, an episode of the New York Times’ The Weekly docuseries that looks at the recent movement to integrate New York City public schools. Please join us! 

    Parent Corps continues tomorrow (8:30-10:00, Room 106)! All are welcome to come and talk with other parents about parenting challenges and strategies, and enjoy coffee and some breakfast goodies. Hosted by our Guidance Counselor, Shirley.

    Children’s & Adult coats wanted! Bring your outgrown coats to Amy & Maya's classroom (Rm 152). Coats & jackets need to be clean and in good condition (no broken zippers, holes or obvious stains). Unfortunately, we cannot accept other types of clothing. If you would like to shop/swap for a coat through December 19th, please come to Room 152 or speak with Jocelyn. We will be donating coats to the NYCares Coat Drive on December 20th. 

    Our Food Drive will continue through Wednesday, December 18, in the ES lobby! Highly needed items include canned goods like tuna, beans and vegetables; sealed packages of pasta, rice and other grains and cereal; and Tetra-packed milk.  Donations will first be utilized within our school community and then donated to the food bank on Ave B. Any questions, see Maya and Amy in Rm 152. 

    Have a wonderful week! 

    Claudia

    Posted Dec 10, 2019, 7:44 AM by Designer Stevie Remsberg
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    THE BUZZ.....

    December 1, 2019

    Dear Earth School Families,

    I hope you all enjoyed a restful long weekend. Winter weather is starting to rear up and I wanted to be sure to share with you the DOE’s advisory regarding winter weather for tomorrow: 

    DOE schools will be open tomorrow Monday, December 2, 2019. However, due to anticipated inclement weather conditions, any after-school programs requiring yellow bus service will be cancelled tomorrow Monday, December 2, 2019. All other after-school programs not requiring busing can continue as planned.  [Due to anticipated slippery roads] parents are encouraged to pick up their children at regular dismissal or as early as possible from after-school.  

    Since cold weather and snow are expected to make roads slippery, we urge everyone to exercise caution when traveling tomorrow. Please use mass transit wherever possible and leave extra time to get to and from school as roads may be slower than usual. 

    Parent Corps resumes tomorrow (8:30-10:00, Room 106)! All are welcome to come and talk with other parents about parenting challenges and strategies, and enjoy coffee and some breakfast goodies. Hosted by our Guidance Counselor, Shirley.

    Children’s & Adult coats wanted! Bring your outgrown coats to Amy & Maya's classroom (Rm 152). Coats & jackets need to be clean and in good condition (no broken zippers, holes or obvious stains). Unfortunately, we cannot accept other types of clothing. If you would like to shop/swap for a coat through December 19th, please come to Room 152 or speak with Jocelyn. We will be donating coats to the NYCares Coat Drive on December 20th. 

    Our Food Drive will continue through Wednesday, December 18, in the ES lobby! Highly needed items include canned goods like tuna, beans and vegetables; sealed packages of pasta, rice and other grains and cereal; and Tetra-packed milk.  Donations will first be utilized within our school community and then donated to the food bank on Ave B. Any questions, see Maya and Amy in Rm 152. 

    Did you know New York State has underfunded New York City public schools for over a decade? In anticipation of the State’s next budget session, the Alliance for Quality Education is organizing a rally and campaign launch this Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, 9 AM, at 250 Broadway. Click here to find out more about the event. 

    Have a wonderful week! 

    Claudia

    Posted Dec 2, 2019, 8:42 AM by Designer Stevie Remsberg
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    THE BUZZ.....

    November 24, 2019

    Dear Earth School Families,

    A very short school week this week, and a very short Buzz...

    School will be closed this Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving Recess. Several of our classes this year have been focusing on gratitude as a value in their classrooms. Donna and Linda’s class have created gratitude posters that are displayed in the Earth School lobby, and they invite the community to add their personal thoughts about gratitude on the “Gratitude Wall” that is now hanging there!

    Thank you to those of you have been contributing to the Food Drive! Please donate in the ES lobby! Highly needed items include canned goods like tuna, beans and vegetables; sealed packages of pasta, rice and other grains and cereal; and Tetra-packed milk.  Donations will first be utilized within our school community and then donated to the food bank on Ave B. Any questions, see Maya in Rm 152. 

    Parent Corps is cancelled for tomorrow but will resume next Monday, Dec. 2nd!

    We wanted to be sure all families are aware that the DOE revised the dates for Winter Recess. They originally scheduled that break to start on December 24th. The revised dates for Winter Recess are December 23rd through January 1. 

    Have a wonderful week! 

    Claudia

    Posted Nov 26, 2019, 7:16 AM by Designer Stevie Remsberg
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THIS WEEK 

(See the full calendar

Mon, 12/9 - Parent Corps 8:30-10:00, Room 106

Thurs,12/12 - SLT, 4-6:00, Room 114

Fri, 12/13

  • Diversity and Difference Study Group 8:45 - 10:00, Room TBD
  • Half Day  Dismissal at 11:55

LOOKING AHEAD

Mon, 12/16 - Parent Corps 8:30-10:00, Room 106

Tues, 12/17 - Parents Association Meeting 8:45-10:00 AM, Library

Fri, 12/20 - Last Day of School before Winter Recess

TOUR THE EARTH SCHOOL


Tours have begun for families interested in enrolling their child at The Earth School for the 2020-2021 school year. Register for a tour and find out what makes The Earth School so special. The next available tours are: 
  • Monday, December 9
  • Thursday, December 19
Visit our Tours page for a complete list of upcoming dates. Note that ALL tours begin at 8:40 a.m and end at approximately 10:15 a.m.

HELP WANTED


Art Room Set-Up and Storage Room Organization:
 As we announced previously, we anticipate needing some help with some art room set up and Storage Room Organization. If you’d like to help out with Art Room Set-Up, please contact George (george@theearthschool.org). Additionally, our Storage Room is in need of some cleaning and organization (which will be particularly important as we begin to prepare for our Annual Fall Fair). If you’d like to help take on that project, please contact Jocelyn (jocelyn@theearthschool.org). 

BACK TO SCHOOL BASICS


Arrival and Breakfast The Earth School entrance on 5th Street and Ave B opens just before 8:00 a.m. Students arriving before that time should use the building’s 6th Street entrance (which opens at 7:45 a.m.) and proceed to the cafeteria, where breakfast is available from (7:45-8:15) and Earth School staff are on hand for supervision. Before 8:00 a.m., parents/caregivers should accompany children to the cafeteria to find Carmen, and after 8:00 a.m., children can go down on their own, if preferred. Families are always welcome to stay. Children are escorted to their classrooms at 8:25 a.m. If you prefer to bring your child directly to the classroom, please note that children may not wait outside of classrooms before 8:25 a.m. without their caregiver.

ID Cards All visitors are required to show a picture ID and sign in to enter the building. Parents, caregivers, and those who regularly pick-up should request an Earth School ID Card for quicker entry. To request an ID, email a selfie, your name, and your child's name to stevie@winkink.com . The security of our children depends on accurate monitoring of visitors entering and leaving the building. Failure to cooperate with these safety protocols could result in restrictions to parents’ open access to the school building.

Class starts at 8:30 a.m. Attendance is taken in the classroom, and you must bring your child to the office to get a late pass (which he/she will need in order to enter the class) if they will be arriving to their classroom after 8:35. Although attendance procedures may seem like minor, daily routines, they are actually extremely important for the purposes of student safety (to verify that students are present at school) and collecting accurate lunch information, both of which must be done first thing in the morning.

Dismissal is at 2:50 p.m. Children who are not picked up will be taken to late pick-up in the cafeteria. If you must be late, please call the office. After school can be a very busy time for office staff, so we appreciate that you do your best to be on time.

Door Alarms There are door alarms and video cameras at all building exits. Everyone must enter and exit through doors with a posted Safety Agents: 6th Street Entrance at all times; 5th Street "Earth School" entrance at arrival and dismissal ONLY. People who exit through unguarded doors will set off loud alarms that may trigger a building-wide safety response.



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