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LAST RUMMAGE SALE FRIDAY!!

Spread the word! 

If it rains,  the sale will be in the lobby. 

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Why Join the SLT?

Thinking of joining the SLT?

Here’s why you should!!!

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a committee made up of Dyanthe, TNS faculty representatives and parents who serve for two years.  SLT is an important school governing body that addresses concerns and issues of importance to the school community. As  the unifying committee of our school, SLT writes, revises and disseminates school policies. The SLT meets once a month for cooperative planning and shared decision making in relation to many aspects of school life.

 

We are looking for two parents to volunteer for next year and serve a 2-year term.

 

What the SLT did this year…

In response to the election and the anti-racism work our school has taken on the past two years, we wrote a statement about TNS’s commitment to ensuring that all members of our community feel safe.

We worked with teachers to create a TNS math night to better inform the parent body about how math is taught at TNS.

● We created a document describing the TNS protocol for parent/teacher conflict resolution.

● We discussed enrollment and outreach and voted to expand the Diversity Pilot for incoming Pre-K and Kindergarten children who qualify for free and reduced lunch from 45% to 50% for next year.

● We discussed Yardsticks by Chip Wood as it relates to configurations of age appropriate classrooms and grade groupings, to get a better understanding of how our current classroom groups were formed and to think about reconfiguring our mixed-aged classrooms beginning in 2018-19.

We discussed the possibility of creating gender neutral bathrooms for our students.

● We discussed the Social/Emotional Framework that the school currently practices (Bank Street’s Emotionally Responsive Classroom).

We organized Community Day to help the faculty clean and organize their classrooms and build the garden in the courtyard.

● We wrote the Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP) for next year.  The Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP) is the primary document for sharing a school’s ongoing improvement planning efforts. The Comprehensive Education Plan is meant to be a tool to guide continuous improvement planning to support schools in engaging their staff, parents, students, and community partners in identifying and prioritizing school needs; setting measurable improvement goals; selecting appropriate strategies to improve student academic performance.

 

What we want to do next year...

●  Engage in a formalized SLT training

●  Create more Curriculum Nights (such as Math Night, etc.)

●  Get feedback from middle schools on how TNS graduates handle 6th grade, to continue our assessment of student preparedness

●  Formalize the future of Alternative Assessments at our school

●  Create a consensus policy for SLT meetings

●  Create an online/school wide presence of the efforts of the SLT

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of June 12. 2017

Dear Neighborhood School Families, 

During the month of June, teachers are hard at work in the evenings and on the weekends writing your children’s progress reports.  Progress reports tell the story of a child as a learner; they are descriptive, filled with precise detail, and reveal a child’s interests, strengths and areas for growth.  The end-of-year reports will detail the growth your child has made this year.  Reports go home June 22.  

Mark Your Calendar:

  • Our final SLT meeting of the year is Tuesday, June 13 at 8 a.m. in Room 301.

  • We will have elections for PTA and SLT positions for next year Thursday morning at 8:30 in the PTA Room.

  • Third Street Music School is hosting its spring open house on Thursday, June 15th, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The open house is free and will take place at its building on 235 East 11th Street near 2nd Avenue. TNS students ages 6 (by December 31, 2017) to 14 will be able to meet teachers, try out different dance styles, chorus, instruments, and apply for free and reduced-rate group classes with openings in the fall.  Children interested in attending the event must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Placement is not guaranteed; every effort will be made to place each child in one of their activity choices. Partners@3rd classes are tuition-free for students during the first year of instruction at Third Street. Second year instruction is discounted, and financial aid is available for years three and beyond.  For more information, contact Third Street’s Student Services office at 212-777-3240 ext. 17.

  • Parents of Unique Kids Support Group will meet on Friday from 8:30 - 10 a.m. in Room 301.

Warmly,

Dyanthe

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of June 5, 2017

Dear Neighborhood School Families,

We are gearing up for the Summer Read-a-thon. The TNS Summer Read-a-thon is a fun way for students to continue reading over the summer AND help raise money for our school.  It’s one of our most successful fundraisers! We hope you will choose to help make it another amazing year.  Keep your eyes open for backpack mail today and Sign up at: https://goo.gl/forms/QQAouN34W02b1PD72

Friday is Field Day!   Get ready for organized chaos!  Our entire school is going to Prospect Park for a picnic and outdoor activities.  Younger students will take school buses and some upper grades will take the train.  Please check with your child’s teacher about departure time.   We will gather near the Picnic House.  Parents wishing to take students out early or directly from the park must sign out with their classroom teachers. This will insure that all students are safely accounted for.  See you there!

Mark Your Calendars:

  • The NYS Written 4ht Grade Science Test is today.

  • Thursday, June 8 is Chancellor’s Day.  There is NO SCHOOL for students.

  • Monday, June 12 is a DOE Clerical Day for staff.  There is NO SCHOOL for students.

Warmly,

Dyanthe

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Party Clothes and Prizes on FRIDAY

Kids can wear whatever they want, but please do use this as an opportunity to put them in those fancy clothes they only wore once and are about to grow out of :)

  ***The gift from Dinosaur Hill will be given to children who pay admission******

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