Claudia's Weekly Letter


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posted Mar 22, 2020, 6:04 PM by Designer Stevie Remsberg   [ updated Mar 22, 2020, 6:11 PM ]

THE BUZZ.....

[Remote_Learning_Edition]
March 22, 2020


Dear Earth School Families,

The past week has been a busy and challenging one for our community as we prepare to launch remote learning.  As always, our dedicated, caring and responsive staff have been absolutely incredible in shifting their practice, schedules, and home lives to make sure we can stay connected with our students and families.  

I continue to feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude to have joined this community, even in trying times such as these, and I can’t help but think that, in many ways, the coming weeks will leave us feeling more connected than ever before.  

REMOTE LEARNING LAUNCH: Our classes will be launching their remote learning environments tomorrow using Google Classroom.  Google Classroom is a virtual classroom; teachers will be posting messages, videos, and assignments daily - these virtual “spaces” will be our classrooms during this time when we cannot physically be together at the Earth School. You can find several videos on youtube describing how to access Google Classroom (here is one example, and here is another), and there is also this online slideshow that may be helpful. 

Regarding how you and your child can access their Google Classroom and what the learning day will be like: 

  • If you are unable to set up access for tomorrow or in the next couple of days...take a deep breath and try not to worry. We will take it one day at a time and work out the kinks together. 

  • All students will use an Earth School Google account to log in to Google Classroom.

  • Third, Fourth, and Fifth-Grade students have had Earth School Google accounts all year, and will be using those same accounts to access Google Classroom.

  • PreK through Second-Grade students have new Earth School Google accounts, and families will be receiving information later today with their child’s account log-in information. Please look for an email with the subject line “Your Child’s Earth School Google Account”  

  • What to expect for our “First Day” Families will receive (some may have already received) more specific information from their child's teacher regarding what their first day of Remote Learning will look like (e.g., a schedule or flow-of-day). 

  • Attendance  

    • WHY...: An important role of attendance for all schools is to help ensure sure families and children are well and safe. Especially in times like these, we want to make sure we are of families who are in need of support.   

    • HOW...: We will be setting up a quick way to gather attendance through Google Classroom: there will be a daily assignment for students to respond to a quick Google Form where they can select, “I’m here!”  We are asking that students log-in and complete the “I’m here” form between 8:00 and 9:30.

    • THAT BEING SAID...: Of course, we understand with shared devices, radical changes in home schedules, and countless other factors, that may not be possible for some families. In those cases, please make sure your child completes the “I’m here,” form at whatever time they are able to log in during the day.  

    • “ABSENCES” As with a regular school day, if you know your child will be “absent” from the Google Classroom it’s important that email the office at attendance@theearthschool.org (note the change, the email address for attendance is no longer Carmen N.’s email address) and CC your child(ren)’s teacher(s)

OTHER IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS: 

School Food: For the time being, the free (for all students), grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals will continue to be available at our building from 7:30 - 1:30 PM. See this list for additional sites that may be closer to you.

If you are a first responder, health care provider, or transit worker...whose child is a NYC resident and you have no other child care option, complete this form to begin the enrollment process for the city childcare and enrichment centers.

Devices and Wifi Connections. If you or some you know is still in need of a device to connect your child to Google Classroom, fill out this form for a device, on loan (student ID is required), from the Department of Education. Our current understanding is that the DOE will be setting up distribution sites and will notify families directly. Reach out to jocelyn@theearthschool.org if you have questions or need help. 

Students with IEPs Your child’s service provider or teacher will be reaching out to you via phone in the coming week to discuss special considerations for your child’s remote learning. 

We hope you and your children are well and safe during this challenging time. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and hearts every day. Current circumstances are placing unimaginable demands on so many, but we will figure it out, day by day, working together with patience, understanding and flexibility. 

Be well and take care, 

Claudia

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posted Mar 9, 2020, 10:18 PM by Designer Stevie Remsberg   [ updated Mar 9, 2020, 10:19 PM ]

THE BUZZ.....

March 8, 2020

Dear Earth School Families,

The District 1 Battle of the Bands is this evening, at the Bowery Ballroom! We hope to see many of you there for this fun, music-filled event that helps to support participating schools. 

Resource for Talking to Children about Coronavirus Our Guidance Counselor, Shirley, has provided a resource from childmind.org (attached) with some guidance on how to talk with children about Coronavirus. Per my email, yesterday, we will continue to update the community as we get additional information from the DOE. 


Half Day for 5th Grade ELA PBAT Roundtables this Friday! It’s a half day for Pre-K through 4th grade, and we will be providing care for students after 11:55, free of charge and open to all families. The activities for students who stay will depend on the number of students who stay. 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. The link to sign up is here, and the deadline to sign up is Wednesday, March 11. 


Diversity and Difference will be meeting this Friday, from 8:45-10:00 in the Art Room. We will be continuing to explore a theme that has emerged from the media and readings we have worked with so far this year--how has the history of race and racism in our society omitted perspectives and accounts that bear on our contemporary understandings of the world in which we live. This week, we will be listening to a TED Talk, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Danger of A Single Story.  


Parent Surveys It’s that time of the year again: DOE School Surveys!!! This short survey gathers information about your overall satisfaction with the school. The results are published and used to determine our school’s official rating and to compare us with other schools. In February, each student received  a green envelope containing a hard copy of the survey to fill out along with postage-paid envelope, and the deadline for responding is March 31. You can also complete the survey online at NYCSchoolSurvey.org at home or in the PA Room or Library using your access code (in the green envelope). So far, 15% of our families have responded, and it is very important that each family completes the survey (one per family). It’s easy and it takes about 3 minutes. Jocelyn is happy to help!!


Parent Feedback on Narrative Reports We are gathering feedback from parents regarding their experience of Winter Narrative Reports this year. It’s a very short questionnaire, and we appreciate hearing from as many families as possible. You can access the survey here (if you have more than one child at the Earth School, you can submit the form once for each child, if you choose). 


State Designation (TSI) Meeting  Thank you to those of you who came to Wednesday’s informational meeting about the TSI designation. As I’ve expressed to the community, we will continue to try to get answers to the many questions raised by a designation that is based on test scores in a school where most students’ families exercise their right to choose to opt out. We will schedule additional informational meetings as we get more clarity on these questions. 


Additionally, for families who would like more information about the state tests, and why our school and others have had such a high rate of families choosing not to have their child(ren) take the tests, the PA has organized a meeting on Thursday, March 12 (8:30-9:30, Room 114). The PA will also be discussing this during its next PA meeting (Tuesday, March 17, 8:45-10:00 in the Library).   


For all 3rd-5th Grade families: As we’ve mentioned in recent issues of the Buzz, with state assessments coming up in March (English Language Arts) and April (Math), we need to gather information on which students will/will not be taking the tests.  Teachers and office staff may be reaching out to confirm if your child(ren) will/will not be taking the tests, or whether you are still in the process of deciding. 


Hope you have a wonderful week! 

Best, 

Claudia

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posted Mar 1, 2020, 6:25 PM by Designer Stevie Remsberg   [ updated Mar 1, 2020, 6:26 PM ]

THE BUZZ.....

March 1, 2020


Dear Earth School Families,


It was wonderful to see so many families come out and enjoy some food and film together on Friday for the PA-hosted Movie Night!  Many thanks to our parent volunteers for their hard work--we appreciate everything you do to bring families together and support the school! 


Parent Corps has ended for the year! Thanks to our Guidance Counselor, Shirley, for leading this group, and thanks to all the parents who participated and supported each other in this work. 


State Designation Meeting  As I shared in an email on Thursday, our school was recently designated as “TSI” (Targeted Support and Improvement), by the New York State Education Department, based on state tests. (In New York elementary schools, state tests are administered for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.) For schools like ours, with very high rates of families who choose not to have their child(ren) take these tests, it can be difficult to make sense of what a designation like this means. We are having a meeting on Wednesday, March 4, from 6:00-7:30 in the auditorium to share more information about TSI and answer families’ questions. Pizza and childcare will be available. 


Additionally, for families who would like more information about the state tests, and why our school and others have had such a high rate of families choosing not to have their child(ren) take the tests, the PA has organized a meeting on Thursday, March 12 (8:30-9:30, Room 114). The PA will also be discussing this during its next PA meeting (Tuesday, March 17, 8:45-10:00 in the Library).   


For all 3rd-5th Grade families: As we’ve mentioned in recent issues of the Buzz, with state assessments coming up in March (English Language Arts) and April (Math), we need to gather information on which students will/will not be taking the tests.  Teachers and office staff may be reaching out to confirm if your child(ren) will/will not be taking the tests, or whether you are still in the process of deciding. 


District 1 Battle of the Family Bands is Sunday, March 8 at the Bowery Ballroom. Will the Earth School Band keep their championship trophy or will they pass it to another local band this year? Come and find out- this friendly competition is a night full of surprising talent and FUN! Doors at 6, show at 7. Tix are $20. Door proceeds benefit participating schools. Adults Only.


Sustainability Note: New York State’s plastic bag ban went into effect today! As the State’s web page explains, plastic bag usage negatively impacts both our communities and environment. “Plastic bags can be seen stuck in trees, as litter in our neighborhoods, and floating in our waterways. From the significant recycling and disposal issues they pose to the harm they can do to wildlife, the negative impacts of plastic bags are easily seen.” The web page also explains that stores and business will vary in how they accommodate the new law, with some selling re-usable bags, some charging a small fee for paper bags, etc., and they encourage New Yorkers to BYOB--Bring Your Own Bag. We have a box in the Earth School lobby for families who have extra reusable bags. If you are in need of a reusable bag, feel free to help yourself to one from the box. 


Hope you have a wonderful week! 


Best, 

Claudia


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posted Feb 25, 2020, 5:56 PM by Designer Stevie Remsberg   [ updated Feb 25, 2020, 6:02 PM ]

THE BUZZ.....

February 23, 2020


Dear Earth School Families,

We hope you all had a healthy and restful mid-winter recess, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to school!

Our last movie night was so much fun and had so much delicious food! If you missed it, this Friday, 2/28 is your next chance: come see The Boxtrolls in the Earth School Auditorium! Doors open at 5, the movie starts at 6. Consider making a dish for the bake sale or just come hungry-- a great portion of our fundraising comes from food sales. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 for adults, $3 for kids over 3 but no one is ever turned away for lack of funds!

The next meeting of the Diversity and Difference Study Group is this Friday, Feb. 28 (8:45-10:00, in the Art Room). This year the group has been exploring historical and contemporary experiences of segregation in public schools. On Friday we will consider how the New York Time’s 1619 Project has endeavored to reframe our understanding of the impact of slavery on the United States. We will be viewing a short video, and reading some articles and opinion pieces that highlight the different ways in which the project has been received. Our meeting dates for the rest of the year are March 13, April 3, and May 8. 

A reminder of some on-going events that started before the break: 

The Earth School Read-A-Thon will continue through March 13. This school wide celebration of literacy and PA fundraiser involves children logging their reading hours each day into their reading passports. At the end, in the final week, each completed passport will be turned in for a raffle ticket to win cool prizes. Look for emails from the PA with more details!

Our Book Exchange continues in the 5th Street lobby this week. Clear your shelves of some old books and pick up some new ones. Books for 4-6th grade readers are especially desired, but all are appreciated.

For all 3rd-5th Grade families: During conferences, Grade 3 – 5 families were asked to touch base with their children’s teachers if they wanted to discuss opting out of the State Tests. As you may be aware, many Earth School parents have been among the leaders in the Opt Out Movement in recent years, and many families find it helpful to discuss with other parents or teachers in making their decision.As state assessments are coming up in March (English Language Arts) and April (Math), it will be helpful if we know of families’ decisions sooner rather than later, so we can plan accordingly.  

Finally, I wanted to take a bit of space in the Buzz to announce my formal appointment as Principal of Earth School! Although the news went out to families some weeks ago through the Parents Association announcements and was announced to staff at a staff meeting at school, it was pointed out to me recently that there are some families whose primary source of Earth School information is the Buzz and to whom the news had not yet made its way. Regardless of whether you are just finding out now or whether it’s old news, I’d like to express my excitement and deep gratitude for the opportunity to lead such an extraordinary community! 

Hope you have a wonderful week! 

Best, 

Claudia

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posted Feb 10, 2020, 5:08 PM by Designer Stevie Remsberg   [ updated Feb 10, 2020, 5:13 PM ]

THE BUZZ.....

February 9, 2020


Dear Earth School Families,

The Earth School Read-A-Thon starts tomorrow! Visit this page on our website for more information.

This week is devoted to Family Conferences. If you haven’t already, please make an appointment by signing up at the classroom or emailing your teachers. All teachers and service providers are eager to meet with you to discuss your child’s progress. Don’t forget to meet with Tim (Cooking), Emmy (Science), and Vince (Movement/PE). Tim, Emmy, and Vince are available for drop-in conferences with families on Monday from 3-5 pm, Wednesday from 3-7:30 PM, and Thursday from 12-3:00 with Tim (Cooking), Emmy (Science), and Vince (Movement/PE). You can also meet with any of your child’s service providers (Speech, English as a New Language, OT, PT). We hope to see all families!

During conferences, Grade 3 – 5 families are asked to touch base with their children’s teachers if they want to discuss opting out of the State Tests. As you may be aware, many Earth School parents have been among the leaders in the Opt Out Movement in recent years. State assessments are coming up in March (English Language Arts)  and April (Math), and many parents find it helpful to give themselves time to talk with teachers and other parents to gather information before making a decision as to whether their child(ren) will participate in State testing.


Hope you have a wonderful week! 


Best, 


Claudia

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posted Feb 2, 2020, 8:02 PM by Designer Stevie Remsberg   [ updated Feb 2, 2020, 8:04 PM ]

THE BUZZ.....

February 2, 2020


Dear Earth School Families,

As promised last week, more dates and information on upcoming events!  

Narrative Reports will be sent home this week, and Mid-Year Family Conferences are next week. A reminder that Earth School’s schedule for family conferences is different from the DOE calendar (see our dates below, under Looking Ahead). Keep an eye out for scheduling information from your child’s classroom! Please remember to bring your copy of the Narrative Report with you to your Family Conference. 

This year, our school is participating in City Seekers, an after school enrichment program offered to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in coordination with District 1 and Essex Crossing.  Students will meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays after school until 5:00 with District teachers and community partnerships to discover more about the Lower East Side and New York City. Guiding questions for this year are, What makes a healthy community? and How do I fit in to my community? Students will go on field trips to explore topics including building and designing city structures, running local businesses, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and art and culture in the community. Every student will share their answers to the questions with a project they will present at our City Seekers Convention. Students received flyers last week and the deadline is tomorrow (Feb. 3) so we are attaching attached to the Buzz email, for your convenience. 

The next meeting of CookShop for Families is scheduled for this Friday, Feb. 7, after morning arrival. This free program consists of six monthly hands-on nutrition education workshops where you can learn about how to cook simple, tasty and affordable meals using nutritious ingredients and discover easy ways to add physical activity to your daily lives. Check the Earth School lobby for more details about exact time and location. 

The Read-a-Thon will run from February 10- March 13. This school wide celebration of literacy and PA fundraiser will involve children logging their reading hours each day into their reading passports. At the end, in the final week, each completed passport will be turned in for a raffle ticket to win cool prizes. A school-authored book, guest author discussions, and free book exchange are some of the other fun activities planned. Look for emails from the PA with more details! 

The District 1 Community Education Council and Why Not Care have organized a benefit to raise funds for ongoing relief efforts in Puerto Rico, scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 8, from 4-10:00 PM, at The Clemente Flamboyan Theater, 107 Suffolk Street. In addition to the special guests listed on the flyer in the Buzz email, our own Earth School parent band will be playing!  

Save the date! The next meeting of the Diversity and Difference Study Group is Feb. 28. This year the group has been exploring historical and contemporary experiences of segregation in public schools. Our meeting dates for the rest of the year are March 13, April 3, and May 8. 

Hope you have a wonderful week! 

Best, 

Claudia

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posted Jan 28, 2020, 6:03 PM by Designer Stevie Remsberg   [ updated Feb 2, 2020, 8:03 PM ]

THE BUZZ.....

January 27, 2020


Dear Earth School Families,

There are quite a few important updates to share!  I’ll be spreading them out over this Buzz and the next Buzz, so as to not overwhelm with too many dates and too much information all at once! This week, we'll focus on some bigger topics:   

Narrative Reports Teachers are in the process of finishing up narrative reports, and they are scheduled to be sent home next week. Narrative Reports are quite different from traditional report cards. They describe how your child is doing in school rather than summarizing it into letter or number grades. They provide a window into how your child approaches their work, how they relate to peers and adults, their academic progress, their strengths, attitudes, and areas for growth. The overall focus is on describing each child as a learner and as a community member, while also giving a sense of how your child is performing relative to social and academic learning expectations, This helps both parents and teachers celebrate children’s growth and focus on how to support their next steps for learning.

Mid-year Family Conferences are coming up soon!  A reminder that Earth School’s schedule for family conferences is different from the DOE calendar (see our dates below, under Looking Ahead). Keep an eye out for scheduling information from your child’s classroom! We send Narrative Reports home before Family Conferences so you have an opportunity to get a detailed sense of how your child is doing in advance of meeting with the teachers. Please remember to bring your copy of the Narrative Report with you to your Family Conference! 

Important Attendance Clarification Our office staff has realized from conversations with parents that there is some confusion about when their children are being marked late. Some parents have expressed that they thought their child is only marked late when a late pass is issued from the office. Although it is always best to stop at the office to get a late pass if it is after 8:35, the late pass is a way for the office to correct what otherwise may have been recorded as an absence by your child’s teacher. In cases where the attendance form has not yet been submitted to the office but your child got to class late, teachers may mark the lateness directly on the attendance form, regardless of whether a late pass is given to the teacher. As always, please reach out if you have questions!   

More updates and info next week! 

Best, 

Claudia

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posted Jan 21, 2020, 4:33 PM by Designer Stevie Remsberg   [ updated Jan 21, 2020, 4:34 PM ]

THE BUZZ.....

January 21, 2020

Dear Earth School Families,

Yesterday was a day our country took pause to honor the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Over the course of MLK weekend, countless media outlets and internet sites posted Dr. King’s speeches, writings, and interviews, and as much as some of them chose to focus on Dr. King as a figure of history, it is difficult to escape the relevance of his work to the experiences of our current times. One reads his explanation of why he has traveled to Birmingham, in his Letter from A Birmingham Jail: 

“...I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial “outside agitator” idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.”   

It can be disheartening to consider all the ways in which contemporary events in our world speak to the blindness powerful people can have to the “inescapable network of mutuality.” 

But I am grateful to be part of the Earth School community, where students, families and staff recognize the interrelatedness of humanity and see the ongoing need to bring justice to bear when biases and bigotry would relegate so many to “outsider” status. I see it in everything from our littlest Earthlings' using their voices to make sure a new student is included in recess play, to the work of our Kids 4 LGBT Rights group, and in the discussions and work of our parent groups. It is heartening, too, to see so many--children and adults alike--commit themselves to advancing justice and equity despite knowing that the road is long and the path is a difficult one, for it is only through such commitment that we will see progress and change towards a more just world.     

Best, 

Claudia

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posted Jan 14, 2020, 6:58 PM by Designer Stevie Remsberg   [ updated Jan 14, 2020, 6:59 PM ]

THE BUZZ.....

January 12, 2020

Dear Earth School Families,

Heading into our second full week back from winter break, and I’m hoping you all had a relaxing weekend. Many thanks to our PA for hosting Movie Night on Friday!  It was wonderful to see so many families come out and enjoy some food and film together.  

This Tuesday, the PA is having a morning and evening PA Meeting to accommodate a wider range of parent schedules. See “This Week,” below, for more details on times/locations. The evening meeting will be in collaboration with the Representation Team, which will be having a coordinating meeting.  

The PA’s Annual Appeal will be winding down this month, and we are so appreciative to everyone who has been able to contribute by donating or passing along the information to others. If you’d still like to contribute by giving to the Appeal or sharing the information with others who might be interested in giving, the information is available on our school website

A safety note about morning drop-off: as I noted in last week’s Buzz, double-parking limits visibility for pedestrians (especially our littlest pedestrians). Additionally, the precinct police reached out to me on Friday to advise families that police have taken note that some vehicles park for extended periods of time on 6th Street, and they are going to start issuing tickets. Please park elsewhere if you plan to be in the building for more than a few minutes. 

Many parents inquired about the police presence at the southeast entrance Tompkins Square Park last Thursday, and we thought it would be helpful to share with you all the information we learned from the police. Police were present at different points around the perimeter of the park to manage re-routing of traffic due to an incident that occurred in the middle of the night at a business on the west side of the park (the police maintained a heavier presence on the southwest corner of the park, closer to where the incident occurred).  We reached out to the police precinct Thursday morning, and they reassured us that the park and its play areas were open and accessible to all, as the incident did not directly involve the park in any way. 

Pre-K Families: A reminder that all Pre-K families must complete an application by January 21st for Kindergarten, per the DOE requirement for Kindergarten admissions. (See last week’s Buzz for some tips.) 

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. 

Have a lovely week! 

Best, 

Claudia

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posted Jan 7, 2020, 9:26 AM by Designer Stevie Remsberg   [ updated Jan 7, 2020, 9:31 AM ]

THE BUZZ.....

January 5, 2020

Dear Earth School Families,

Happy New Year to you all!  We hope you had an enjoyable, relaxing, and healthy winter recess. Thanks to everyone who contributed to our Food Drive and Coat Drive in December, and to those of you contributed to the Parent Association’s Annual Appeal by donating or passing along the information to others. If you’d still like to contribute by giving to the Annual Appeal or sharing the information with others who might be interested in giving, the information is still available on our school website

The PA is also hosting its first Movie Night, this Friday, Jan. 10th, in the Auditorium. From the PA’s latest email: 

Please come to see “My Neighbor Totoro” January 10th (doors open at 5 , showtime is at 6PM). Food & drinks will be available for sale so come hungry!!

Check out the trailer here: https://youtu.be/BLt_Ou34v94

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids (3 and under are free). Please, don't let a lack of funds stand in your way- no one will be turned away!!

We will gladly accept donations of homemade or restaurant donated food. Please label with ingredients and remember -- say no to peanuts :-)

All of the proceeds directly support our amazing children's programming. Come have fun and watch a movie that will have you smiling for days.

Pre-K Families: A reminder that all Pre-K families must complete an application by January 21st for Kindergarten, per the DOE requirement for Kindergarten admissions. Here are a few tips that Jocelyn shared in an email to Pre-K families: link to get you all set up:

  • If you want your child to return to Earth School for Kindergarten make sure you put Earth School as your 1st choice.
  • If your child has a sibling in our 1st -5th grade make sure you include that siblings student ID (email Jocelyn@theearthschool.org for info)
  • Submit your application for K before the January 21st deadline to avoid internet “traffic” to the site on the day of the deadline. 
  • If you do not plan on joining us again for K please let Jocelyn know.
  • Contact Jocelyn if you'd like assistance in completing the online application: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/ 

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. 

January is a busy month for our teachers! After months of observations and assessments, it is time for them to write narrative report cards about each child. Though the workload is intense, the burden is outweighed by the value of the close, individual attention paid to each child. At The Earth School, we believe that knowing children well is the key to teaching them well. Though many families are not used to “narrative report cards," we hope that reading them provides a window into the work that teachers do to get "inside" the thinking of young learners. The narrative reports will be sent home the first week of February. Please understand that teachers may be less available than usual for parent meetings and communications during this time. 

A friendly reminder that double-parking during morning arrival limits visibility for pedestrians and other drivers (this is particularly true on 6th street, where busses also need to unload). Please help keep morning arrival as safe as possible by parking elsewhere if you plan to be in the building for an extended period of time during morning arrival.  

Best, 

Claudia

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