Dear Earth School Families,
This week is devoted to Family Conferences. Please make an appointment by signing up in front of the classroom or emailing your teachers. Please bring your child’s Narrative Report if there are areas that you want to discuss.
Did you know that ALL teachers and service providers are available and eager to meet with you to discuss your child’s progress? Don’t forget to meet with Patrice (Art), Emmy (Science), or Tim (Cooking). Individual appointments and drop-in times are available. Schedules are posted in the lobby. You can also meet with any of your child’s special service providers: Julie and Melissa (Speech), Rachel (English as a New Language), Robyn (Occupational Therapy), Shirley (Guidance), and Chris (Physical Therapy), and Jen T (Support Team Coordinator). I try to get around to conferences as well and can be available at specific times with advance notice. Need help signing up? Please reach out to Jocelyn (Jocelyn@theearthschool.org) for assistance. Parent-teacher partnership is an essential component of children’s success in school. We hope to see all families!
Annual Town Meeting is on Sat, March 18, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ATM is a special event when parents and educators gather to explore topics of relevance to our school. It is a time to learn more about the school’s history, its mission, and the challenges that we face. It is a time for parents to join with our educators to dream, plan, and review various aspects of school life. We also line up a terrific day of activities for the children (Earth School students only, please) with Coach Vince, Frankie and more. But, the most important ingredient is you! Please come and bring an ES parent friend who might be new to school events!! We hope to see some new faces, to hear from diverse voices, and to expand our active parent community.
Thanks to all parents for attending our weekly Town Meeting on Friday mornings in the Playspace! Please remember to dispose of your cups and other trash when you leave so the space is ready for the gym class right after.
On Monday, we will be distributing “New Middle School” Applications to fifth graders. Your application to these new schools does not take affect your chance of admission elsewhere.
2/13 – 2/16. Family Conferences by appointment
Mon, 2/13, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Last Parent Corps Session!, Room 106
Tues, 2/14. PA Meetings (8:30 a.m. & 5:45 p.m.)
Wed, 2/15. Evening Conferences
Thurs, 2/16. Half Day for Conferences. Dismissal 11:55 a.m.
Thurs, 2/16, 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Science & Art Exhibit by Maya & Jessica/Jia’s classes, Rooms B1 & B4
Fri, 2/17, 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Science & Art Exhibit by Theresa/Rob & Cathy/Colin’s classes, Rooms B1 & B4
2/20 – 2/24. Mid-Winter Vacation. Schools closed
2/24. Last day to apply for Pre-K for 2017 – 18 at schools.nyc.gov/applyonline
Fri, 3/10, evening. Magic Show. Auditorium. HOLD THE DATE!
Sat, 3/18, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Annual Town Meeting. Awesome activities for kids, too. HOLD THE DATE!
3/28 – 3/30. State English Language Arts Testing. Grades 3 – 5
Have you noticed those mysterious question marks splashed along the walls of our hallways? Have you wondered what they meant? Well, wonder no longer, we are going to fill you in. The PA is planning a grand and extra-fun fundraising event. It’s called the Mystery Art Show. And to make it a success, the PA needs the whole community to be involved. Here are the facts:
To help with the event, the PA is asking the children to contribute a piece of art. We will be sending home the art paper and instructions before the winter break. We would like the kids to work on their masterpieces over the break and bring them back in when we come back. Let your kids know that they will have a show just like professional artists - their artwork will be displayed in a real art gallery. How cool! Adults are welcome and encouraged to contribute as well. Do not worry about your level of expertise - just have fun!!! Follow your child’s lead...