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Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of October 5, 2015

Dear Neighborhood Families,

Dance classes for our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders begin this week.  This program gives students opportunities to explore their artistic voice through movement, choreography, and improvisation. Teaching artist Chigui Santiago will work with Sofia and Jane/Joanne’s classes on Wednesdays and Grace, Laura/Michiko, Alexis/Corinthia, and Hannah/Desmond’s classes on Thursdays.  Students should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing on dance days!

All students must stay with their grown-ups as they exit the building.  Please help our safety agents, Agent Bell and Agent Jackson keep children safe during this busy time; do not allow students to run ahead as you exit the building.  Only students with permission to self-dismiss may leave the building on their own.  

This year, I will host an informal gathering for families each month to discuss topics of interest to our community (so please email me your suggestions).  The first “Morning Hour” will be Wednesday, October 14 in the PTA Room right after drop off.  We will discuss progressive education and in preparation, I encourage you to read Alfie Kohn’s article, Progressive Education: Why It’s Hard to Beat, But Also Hard to Find.  There are some pointed questions at the end to spur collective reflection.

Mark Your Calendars:

  • Please join us in the Library on Tuesday, October 6th at 8:30am for our Middle School Meeting for 5th Grade Families with Jimmy Bueschen, Middle School Choice Coordinator.  

  • The PTA Executive Meeting is Thursday at 8:30 in the PTA Room.  All are welcome.

  • Our first Rummage Sale of the year is Friday after school.

  • Columbus Day is Monday, October 12.  No school.

Have a good week,


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Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of September 28, 2015

My Apologies!  I forgot to post this Monday!

Dear Neighborhood School Families,

Although the staggered start to our school year has been somewhat disorienting, I am bracing for our first full week of school.  I think it’s going to be an adjustment for everyone; so take it easy on your children and yourself! 

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 Yvonne Thomas who will work with our 3rd graders on Mondays.

Please remember that late pick-up has moved to Room 306!  If you are late to pick up your child (after 2:50), you will need to go to Room 306 (right across from the 3rd floor boys’ bathroom) for pick up.  

Sing is Wednesday at 8:45am in the auditorium.  On the morning of the Sing, the entire school  gathers in the area in the back of the auditorium.  Classes sit in concentric circles with the innermost circle reserved for the Pre K and Kindergarten students.  We ask that parents and younger siblings do not join the classes seated in the circle.  Instead, they are asked to remain on the outer barrier of the gathering.  When we get to the final song, we wave goodbye to families (that’s your cue to leave) and classes remain seated until all of the parents have exited the auditorium.

Middle School Directories were sent home to fifth grade families on Friday.  They are a good  reference tool for you and your child to use in the next few months. They are also available on-line. The Middle School Fair for District 1 is Wednesday, September 30th beginning at 5:30pm at PS 134.  If you have any questions about the process, please reach out to Noemi.



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