posted Dec 16, 2019, 8:44 AM by Designer Stevie Remsberg   [ updated Dec 16, 2019, 8:45 AM ]


December 15, 2019

Dear Earth School Families,

Our community Winter Solstice Celebration is this Friday, at Weekly Town Meeting! The central theme for this season is Reflection, with a particular connection to sustainability in caring for our environment (“How am I a friend to the Earth? What do I do to help the Earth? What is one more thing I can do?”).  Students will be engaging with this theme in different ways in their classrooms. Parents might be interested in this New York Times video, The Great Recycling Con, which helps shed light on why reducing the use of plastics is much better for the earth than recycling plastic (it’s why Earth School’s community promise is to eliminate the use of single-use plastics at school, whenever possible). 

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.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Families - See a message (below) from Emmy, our Science teacher, about a special request she has for families to support the students’ next unit of study. You can contact her at emmy@theearthschool.org if you have any questions. 

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. 

With cold and flu season heavy upon us, and Winter Recess coming up (Monday, Dec. 23 through Wednesday, January 1), it’s not unusual for schools to see increased absences during this time of year, just before and just after Winter Recess. Please email your child’s teacher(s) and carmenn@theearthschool.org to notify them if your child is absent, so classrooms and our main office are aware.  

With that being said, we wish you all a healthy, safe, and peaceful Winter Recess!