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


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!