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posted Feb 24, 2019, 6:58 PM by Designer Stevie Remsberg   [ updated Feb 24, 2019, 6:59 PM ]

February 25, 2019

EVENTS & UPDATES.....


We hope to see EVERYBODY at the Annual Magic Show this FRIDAY, MARCH 1!!
Mystifying entertainment for the WHOLE FAMILY. Spread the word to friends and neighbors!

The Battle of the District 1 Bands is this Sunday, 7 p.m. at the amazing Bowery Ballroom. Come support team Earth School! Adult-only fun (and fundraiser).

Date swap: The Mystery Art Show will be held on March 26. The Open Mic At Night Talent Show will be held on March 19. Please note the date changes!

Reminders from the previous BUZZ:

Grade 3 – 5 families are asked to speak to their teachers about opting out of the State Tests. Earth School Parents have been leaders in the Opt Out Movement over the past five years with only a small fraction of our students taking the state tests. This has allowed Earth School, Neighborhood School, Brooklyn New School, and Castlebridge with similar or greater opt out rates, to maintain higher standards for assessment, such as Narrative Reports and Performance Based Assessment Tasks (more about “PBATS”) and to enjoy greater academic freedom in curriculum. Many gains have already been made, but we need to continue to demand system-wide changes to how we assess student progress and school quality, such as the Quality Review, that don’t hinder high quality and responsive curriculum through extensive test prep and standardization. More info at NYC Opt Out.

Teachers work many hours on EACH Narrative Report and VERY MUCH look forward to hearing your responses. Please complete and return the Family Response Sheet (included in the grey envelope).

• Parent Artists Needed We continue to integrate art into classroom activities and invite parents to be a part. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or me if you want to share your talents!

Warmest regards, Abbe
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