• Abbe's Letter

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    THE BUZZ.....

    October 15, 2018


    Dear Earth School Families,

    The Fall Fair was a huge success thanks to the many, many people who pitched in and who came to support!! It was great to see so many Earth School families, friends, and alumni. It was a fun day for the whole family AND we raised a bunch of money! Thanks for being such an amazing community. If you missed helping on Saturday, volunteers will be working this week to get the PA room back in good shape.

    Parent Corps is now in its 5th year at the Earth School and starts again Monday, Oct 15! Join Guidance Counselor Shirley Suares and fellow parents to share parenting strategies and challenges over coffee and a light breakfast. This is self-care for busy parents. The program runs 14 weeks so attend whenever you can! It’s also a great way to find new parent friends in the community. Find out why many parents come back for a second or third year! Mondays, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.


    The Diversity & Difference Study Group is designed to challenge widespread views on the state of equity, racism, and privilege in America. Building on our own stories and experiences as well as shared readings, the group explores how these issues play out in our lives and in our school. Join Abbe, Cecelia Traugh, and fellow parents in this special opportunity to speak our truths and to push our thinking about these critical issues. New and returning members welcome!!! Fall dates: October 19, November 9, November 30, 8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    With love, Abbe
    Posted Oct 14, 2018, 2:47 PM by Designer Stevie Remsberg
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    THE BUZZ.....

    October 8, 2018


    Dear Earth School Families,

    In striving for a more just awareness of U.S. history, some communities are re-thinking Columbus Day as a time to honor the many indigenous peoples who were lost or displaced by European conquest and colonialism. I am taking a few moments myself this Monday to remember the sad and brutal history that has benefitted some peoples at the great expense of others, a history that was NOT taught to me in elementary school.

     

    Times are tough. What issues are affecting you? What can you do?

    WHAT CAN WE DO TOGETHER?

    October 11, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    3Rs is a series of six evenings that will provide a forum to REFLECT, REPRESENT, and RESPECT concerns of EARTH SCHOOL parents in and out of school. Childcare and food are provided. Each session includes activities to build community, to consider important issues, to voice perspectives, and to be change-makers in our community. Hosted by the Representation Team.

    Sponsored by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, a project of the Manhattan Community Grant Program


    The Fall Fair is this Saturday in Tompkins Square Park!! We hope that everyone will come to this day of fun for the whole family! Spread the word to friends and neighbors. Hang posters. Volunteer to set up or clean up. Help out a booth. Bring a dish for the food table. Stop by the sign-up board or the PA Room for details.

    With love, Abbe
    Posted Oct 7, 2018, 2:34 PM by Designer Stevie Remsberg
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    THE BUZZ.....

    September 30, 2018


    Dear Earth School Families,

    Thanks to all who attended this week’s Potluck and Curriculum Night. If you weren’t able to attend, please be sure to get the handouts with information about the year’s curriculum. 

    Please check the Lost and Found. We will be bagging up unclaimed items on Monday.

    The Fall Fair is coming!! We need your help! Please sign up outside office!! Thanks!


    With love, Abbe
    Posted Oct 1, 2018, 8:52 AM by Designer Stevie Remsberg
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THIS WEEK

10/15, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Parent Corps Support Group with Guidance Counselor Shirley Suares, Library

10/15, 8:30 a.m. Representation Team, Room 140

10/18, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, Room 114

10/19. Half Day for Professional Development. Dismissal at 11:55 a.m.

10/19, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Diversity & Difference Study Group, Cooking Room B69


The Diversity & Difference Study Group
is designed to challenge widespread views on the state of equity, racism, and privilege in America. Building on our own stories and experiences as well as shared readings, the group explores how these issues play out in our lives and in our school. Join Abbe, Cecelia Traugh, and fellow parents in this special opportunity to speak our truths and to push our thinking about these critical issues. New and returning members welcome!!!

Fall dates: October 19, November 9, November 30, 8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


UPCOMING EVENTS

(visit our website for full calendar)


10/23, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Parents Association Meeting, Library


10/31. Picture Day


11/2. Half Day for PD


11/6. Election Day. No school for children.


11/7 – 11/9. Frost Valley Camping Trip. Grades 4 and 5


Fall Fair
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