June 21, 2015
THE BUZZ.....
Hello Earth School Families,
Before the school year comes to its close, I want to wish everyone a wonderful summer and to send my appreciation to all of you for what you do to make our community the vibrant, colorful, and feisty place that it is! The very painful news from South Carolina this last week has left me with great sorrow while strongly affirming our most important values here at the Earth School. Our community of families and staff is a microcosm of life in our diverse city. I invite you to join me in gratitude for this place where we strive to teach our children good and safe ways for living together on this crowded planet. As our graduating fifth graders begin their journeys beyond our little school, we can temper our fears knowing that we have given them tools for understanding and respecting themselves and others. We know that they have experienced people from many backgrounds and that they have us as role models for doing the hard work of living and learning together peacefully. I send each of them my very, very best wishes. Please join us for our spectacular Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. to celebrate and share this important transition.

For our returning and new families, we will email class placement letters in mid-summer unless you have indicated a preference for regular mail. This gives us time to incorporate the most up-to-date information before sending it out. Class supply lists will be posted on the school's website. I am around throughout the summer. As always, please keep all contact information updated by email or a note.

Please take some time to look through the work that is being sent home with your children and to celebrate their efforts and progress over the course of the year. Please return any borrowed school materials and books to your classrooms. 

Have a wonder-ful and safe summer!
Abbe

THIS WEEK
June 22, 8:30 a.m. Parents Association Meeting-- last one for 2014 - 2015!! Emmy's Room B1
June 23, 9:00 a.m. Earth School Graduation. All welcome!
June 24, 3 - 5. Ice Cream Social for 4/5th graders
June 25. Narrative Reports distributed
June 26. Last day of school. Parade to Park. Dismissal 11:50 a.m.

LOOKING AHEAD
Sept 8, 2 - 3 p.m. Lemonade Social. Drop in for a classroom visit (optional)
Sept 9. First Day of school for Kindergarten - Grade 5. Half Day for K. Pre-K students will begin a staggered schedule - stay tuned.

OPPORTUNITIES
Next year, Earth School students will again have access to two great on-site after school programs, Children's Art Guild (Boys Arts and new girls program) and Green Apple Kids. Please sign up when you know what you will need in order to reserve a space. Information and registration forms will be sent and posted on the website shortly.

From Green Apple Kids:
Hello Folks,
The year is coming to an end and we are already preparing for the next. We have some fun projects in line for next September and look forward to collaborating with local artist of all disciplines. Check out our new flyer attached and share it with friends. 
GAK is excited to announce a discount for early registration for the next school year.  If you register your child for next year before the June 26, 2015deadline you will receive an additional 10% off your after school costs for each month. This offer includes all regular after school days as well as half days from September 9, 2015 through December 31, 2015. 
Remember we work with all families and are happy to discuss financial assistance. Please see the forms attached. if you have any questions feel free to call at 347-497-0732.
Best,
Liza, Green Apple Kids




Upcoming Events
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Share Your Earth School PHOTOS and VIDEOS to <photos@theearthschool.org>

We know many of you have been snapping amazing pictures at the Open Mic, Maya's Class Play, the Spring Auction, Roof-Roaring Fundraiser, Graduation, the Solstice/Flashmob, Ice Cream Social, Alison's BBQ and AfterParty -- not to mention class trips, breakfasts, and all the other normal but memorable goings on here at Earth.

Please email your pictures, share your photo links/Dropboxes, and online picture  and video libraries to us here at this <photos@theearthschool.org> eddress.

Typing additional identifying information about the pictures you send us -- who you are, when and where the pictures were taken, who took them (if not you), etc. -- will be helpful in archiving and using the pictures or reaching out in the future.

Thank you for helping share and document our events and time together!