Dear Neighborhood School Families,
Children learn by making sense of their world and their experiences. Dramatizations and simulations are one way for children to recreate the themes and concepts they are studying. A wonderful example of this is happening in our school today: Elections may be over, but not at TNS! The 4th and 5th grade classes have been studying government and learning about how decisions are made in our government. Today, they are running a school-wide election for all students (and only students) to determine whether students can participate on the TNS Recess Committees. Our Recess Committees are currently made up of the adults who work in the school, but many people in the school think that, since students are the ones who play at recess, there should be students on the Recess Committees. Today, students will have a chance to make their voices heard through the voting process.
We have a wonderful new event happening each Tuesday morning after drop off for the siblings (and future TNS students): our local librarian (and TNS parent), Thea will host a story time in the Library for little brothers and sisters Tuesday mornings from 8:30 - 9am.
Mark Your Calendars:
Please join us for SING this Wednesday at 8:45am in the auditorium. We will also have a bake sale beforehand, so please bring your appetite!
School Pictures are next week: December 1, 2 and 3rd. You can request a picture form from Noemi, if you need one.
Valerie, our Pre-K social worker and Noemi are hosting a parent workshop on Monday, December 8th at 8:40 in the PTA room. Join us to discuss how to maintain balance and manage family time during the holiday season.
Whatever family traditions you honor this weekend, enjoy the long and very well deserved break with your children. I hope that it feels restful and rejuvenating.