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 an Earth School fifth grader, Mirette, and Elsabet, a middle schooler.

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! Abbe

Lemonade Social

Tuesday, September 6th, 2:30 – 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

Thursday, 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. 

Parent Association Welcoming Committee
Thursday, September 8th at Drop-Off

Say hello to Parent Association Representatives in the main lobby!

Have a Great Day!: Tips for Smooth Transitions and Relaxed Routines

Friday, September 9th, 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 and Carmen Gunzl (aka “the Carmens”)
  • 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: 11:50 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