The Neighborhood School PS363 Community School District 1 Region 9
121 East 3rd Street, New York NY 10009
Office Room 305 • Phone 212.387.0195 • Fax 212.387.0198
Dear Neighborhood School Families,
The name of our school, Neighborhood School, is significant. Studies of the family, neighborhood, and city form a core around which our curriculum is built. Children’s learning is about exploring the world and finding their place in it. We provide the opportunities for children to explore the social world, asking and finding their answers to questions about how people live, why people live together in communities, what services neighborhoods provide, how New York City came to be the way it is, and how they can work with others and contribute to a better world and community.
We are truly a “Neighborhood School” in other ways as well. We were able to begin the school because of strong parent and educator interest in supporting the community. We wanted our children of District 1 to learn and live together with other children from a wide variety of families and backgrounds. This is a core element of the vision of our school, without which we cannot achieve our mission. Please join the families of District 1 this Saturday, from 2 - 5 pm at PS 20 (166 Essex Street) for the Community Education Council’s first diversity workshop; help build consensus around school diversity for District 1 schools.
Our School Leadership Team (SLT) will meet this Thursday at 5:30pm in the office. This meeting is open to all (and we order Two Boots Pizza--delish!).
Mark Your Calendars:
In Pursuit of Wonder: A Visual Dialogue with Valerie Hammond and children from The Neighborhood School. Please join us for the opening on Tuesday, October 28 from 5 - 7 pm at the gallery at 1 East 53rd Street. This exhibit features Valerie’s own work along side the work our students created through Studio in a School.
SING: Wednesday, October 29th at 8:45 am in the auditorium.
TNS Half-Day: Friday, October 31st. Dismissal is at 11:35 am.
Halloween Parade: Please remember to save candy and costumes for the parade! There will also be a joint TNS/PS 63 bake sale extravaganza at dismissal. We will meet on the yard at 5:30 pm to parade to Tompkins Square Park.