Dear New Families,

On behalf of the staff and families, I welcome you to The Earth School. My name is Abbe Futterman. I
have worked here since 1992 as a teacher before becoming Principal in 2014. I am also the parent of two
Earth School graduates who are now in middle school.

My office is entered through the Earth School Office in Room 140. Please stop by when you have time
so you know where to find me. Another good way to reach me is by email: abbe@theearthschool.org.

The Earth School staff is eager for you to feel welcome! For your children, the school will quickly
become a second family. We aim to be a community of support for the grown-ups as well! We’ve put together
the following offerings to help you get settled in.

See you soon! 

Lemonade Social
Tuesday, September 5th, 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Back-to-school jitters?!? Bring your child to his/her classroom to 
meet his/her teacher and find a friend. Sip some lemonade and drop off your school supplies (if you have them). This is an optional​ ​event for anyone who wants to stop by!

New Family Orientation
Friday, September 8th, 8:40 – 10:00 a.m. in 2nd Floor School Library.
Join us after Drop-Off for an orientation to The Earth School. Meet other families, school staff members, and
Parents Association reps. Find out about family resources.

Parents Association Welcoming Committee
Say hello to Parents Association Representatives in the main lobby on Thursday (9/7) at Drop-Off!

Have a Great Day!: Tips for Smooth Transitions and Relaxed Routines
Monday, September 11th, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. in 2nd Floor School Library.
Join Guidance Counselor Shirley Suares 
for an interactive workshop on how to support your family during the transition back to school. Share what works for you and hear tips from others!

School Website & Newsletters
Communication, communication! Check out our website and weekly newsletters for special events, calendar,
the School Handbook, and lots more! www.theearthschool.org

Earth School ID Cards
All visitors are asked to show a picture ID and sign in to enter the building. For quicker entry, parents,
caregivers, and those who regularly pick-up will be issued Earth School ID Cards. Simply snap a selfie and email
your name, your child's name to Stevie (stevie@winkink.com). You may also wish to take a picture of your ID
and use it as "wallpaper" on your cellphone. That way, you can simply show the ID from your phone.

School Handbook
Everything you need to know about The Earth School. Online and hard copies available!

Helpful Information:
Main Office: Room 140
School Phone: 212-477-1735
Office Staff: Carmen Nieves, Carmen Gunzl (aka “the Carmens”), Melonie Lagos
School Day begins: 8:30 a.m. Please be on time! (Late pass required from office after 8:35)
School Day ends: 2:50 p.m. Please be on time! (Early sign-out from office before 2:50)
Half Day dismissal: 11:55 a.m. See School Calendar for dates.
Parent Coordinator: Jocelyn Walsh Jocelyn@theearthschool.org
Principal: Abbe Futterman Abbe@theearthschool.org
Guidance: Shirley Suares Shirley@theearthschool.org