Dear Neighborhood School Families,
As you are aware, all NYC public schools are required to practice the protocol they will follow for different kinds of emergencies. We have already practiced several fire drills this year. We will have our first lockdown drill today. In a lockdown, the “danger” is assumed to be inside of the building. Teachers lock the classroom doors and staff and students sit quietly. Neighborhood School teachers discuss different drill practices with children well ahead of time, so that they feel safe. They communicate that this is our school and we want to make sure that only people who belong here are here. Please contact me if you have any questions about any of our school safety drills.
Please call the office at (212) 387-0195 before 10am to notify us if your child is sick. Please bring a doctor’s note to the office if your child is out for more than 3 days.
I hope you will join us for our PTA Meeting at 6 pm Thursday, October 16th in the PTA room. We will discuss curriculum at TNS; what it looks like at a school where teachers create their own curriculum and in particular, what it looks like in our mixed-aged classrooms. Childcare (and pizza) will be provided.
I have received Gifted & Talented Program Handbooks to distribute to families interested in learning about the Department of Education’s G & T program. Families can request a copy from me. If you would like your child to take the G&T assessment, you must submit a Request for Testing (RFT) form no later than Friday, November 7.
I hope to see you Thursday night,
Set. Forget. Your monthly payments to The Neighborhood School!
We only have 16 families signed up for monthly payments, which range from $10 to $100 monthly donations! The 16 families that have signed up will be a total of $6700 by the end of June 2015!!! Let’s try and get more families to Set. Forget.
Dear Neighborhood School Families,
Community Day was a wonderful success: shelves were built, furniture, bulletin boards and rooms were painted, games were made, and closets were cleaned and organized. Thank you teachers and families for making the day so productive and fun; our building looks (even more) beautiful and organized!
Studio in a School begins this week! Children will explore a full range of 2- and 3-D media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, printmaking, 2-D design, and media technology. Valerie Hammond, long-time artist/teacher is returning to work with our children and we also welcome back our beloved ⅘ teacher, Amy Masters who will work with our 3rd graders on Mondays.
Dance classes for our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders begin this week. This program gives students opportunities to explore artistic voice through movement, choreography, and improvisation. Teaching artist Erica Essner will work with Sofia, Jane/Chelsea and Grace’s classes on Wednesdays. Teaching artist Chigui Santiago will work with Lauren/Michiko, Alexis/Christie, Colin/Desmond and Sierra’s classes on Thursdays. Students should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing on dance days!
Last week, one of our parent’s bike that was left unlocked in the entrance of the school was stolen. Please secure all belongings outside the building.
Mark your Calendars:
District 1 Middle School Fair is on Thursday, October 9 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at School for Global Leaders, 145 Stanton Street.
No School on Monday, October 13 in observance of Columbus Day.
Our October PTA Meeting is Thursday, October 16 at 6 pm.
Have a good week,
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