posted Dec 10, 2019, 7:44 AM by Designer Stevie Remsberg


December 8, 2019

Dear Earth School Families,

Important Information Regarding Half Days: We are pleased to announce a new initiative in which the school will be providing care for students after 11:55 on Earth School half days, free of charge and open to all families. Earth school staff will be monitoring students who stay after 11:55, and the activities for students who stay will depend on the number of students who stay (link to sign up is below). 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.

There are four remaining half days: 12/13, 3/13 (grades PreK-4th), 4/3, 5/8 (grades PreK-4th).

For the upcoming half day on Friday, 12/13, please use this Half Day Childcare Sign Up link, and if you have more than one child at Earth School, be sure to complete the sign-up form for each child. The deadline to sign up is on Wednesday, 12/11.

The Diversity and Difference Study Group is meeting this Friday, 8:45 - 10:00 (room, TBD).  We’ll be watching and discussing Segregated City, an episode of the New York Times’ The Weekly docuseries that looks at the recent movement to integrate New York City public schools. Please join us! 

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.

Children’s & Adult coats wanted! Bring your outgrown coats to Amy & Maya's classroom (Rm 152). Coats & jackets need to be clean and in good condition (no broken zippers, holes or obvious stains). Unfortunately, we cannot accept other types of clothing. If you would like to shop/swap for a coat through December 19th, please come to Room 152 or speak with Jocelyn. We will be donating coats to the NYCares Coat Drive on December 20th. 

Our Food Drive will continue through Wednesday, December 18, in the ES lobby! Highly needed items include canned goods like tuna, beans and vegetables; sealed packages of pasta, rice and other grains and cereal; and Tetra-packed milk.  Donations will first be utilized within our school community and then donated to the food bank on Ave B. Any questions, see Maya and Amy in Rm 152. 

Have a wonderful week!