Graduation is Thursday, June 23. All ES Families welcome!


June 18, 2016

Hello Earth School Families,

I can’t believe it’s the last full week of the school year. Thanks to everyone for all your effort and support to make the Earth School such a special place. I wish everyone a wonderful summer. I send a special farewell to our graduating class and their families. Please keep in touch!! We will always be here for you.

I am pleased to share this news. After more than a year of activism, Earth School’s 4th and 5 th graders who call themselves “Kids4LGBTRightsNow” have convinced educational media company BrainPOP! to include the LGBT community in its offerings. ABC News showed up to interview the students about their achievement on Friday for the Evening News. For a summary of the work, see this DNAinfo article. On Tuesday, the group is being awarded a City Council Proclamation for its impressive efforts. I am so proud of these young people and our school. We have received dozens of notes of appreciation and congratulation. 

I am also very proud of the inaugural year of The Sunshine Committee. Under Jocelyn’s and the ESPA’s guidance, the committee has organized support for Earth School families in times of need. Thanks to all who pitched in last week.

All the end-year preparations are underway. Narrative Reports will be sent out on Friday. Please be sure to ask your child for it!! We have been working on plans for the coming year. This work will be finalized over the next few weeks. During the last week of July, we will notify families of class placements. Only families who have requested “hard copies” will have their letters mailed. All others will receive this news via email. (Remember to check you spam folders!) Classroom supply lists will be available on the website. For the school’s policy on class formations, please see Parent Handbook or click here.


• Please return all classroom books and materials.

• Please take home all their belongings including Lost and Found. We cannot be responsible for items left over the summer.

• Please let the office and your child’s teacher know if you are leaving on summer vacation before June 28.

All for now!


This Week

June 22. ESPA & SLT Elections

June 23. Earth School Graduation! All invited.

June 24, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social for 4th & 5th Graders

June 24, Comedy Night!!

Upcoming Events

June 28. Last day of school. Half day for students. Dismissal 11:50 a.m.

Summer Meals for Kids

Did you know that School Foods offers Free Meals for Kids throughout the summer? Click here to find out District 1 locations.

Promoting Diversity & Social Justice
Comedy Night Returns!