Dear Neighborhood School Families,
I hope everyone enjoyed the break and the promise of warmer weather to come. Beginning tomorrow, the building will be closing daily at 4pm for construction. All children, families and staff will need to be out of the building by 4pm everyday. Please remember that children who have permission to leave their classrooms independently are expected to exit the school building at dismissal and may not remain in the lobby or other areas of the building. Students will not be able to re-enter the building after 4pm. Any student remaining in the lobby after 3:10pm will be brought to the office.
I want to remind you that asbestos removal done to the exterior of the building is contained (an enclosure seals the work area from both the exterior and interior of our building). Moreover, asbestos removal is only done when students and staff are out of the building, after 4pm. The results of nightly tests ensuring that the building and surrounding areas are safe are shared with me and posted at our Health and Safety page.
Every year, our 3rd graders go to Camp Speers Eljabar YMCA for three days and two nights. Camp Speers, nestled in the northeast Pocono Mountains, features a 42 acre lake, 1100 acres of pristine forest and Sphagnum bog. This year, we are going Wednesday, May 7 - Friday, May 9. I hope that all our 3rd grade students have the opportunity to be a part of this incredible experience. I can’t wait (Camp Speers is a favorite of mine)!
Save the dates! We have some important Community Events coming up:
SLT will meet this week at 5:30pm at PS 20. We will be in the CEC conference room.
Multicultural Day is this Saturday, April 26 from 12 - 4pm!
Sing is Tuesday, April 29 at 8:45am in the auditorium.
The NYS Math Test and TNS Math Alternative Assessment is Wednesday April 30 - Friday May 2.
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow,