Dear Neighborhood School Families,
This past weekend, TNS staff gathered at Wave Hill for our annual retreat. We collaborated with Bank Street’s Emotionally Responsive Practice to further develop emotionally responsive school routines, curriculum and adult-child interactions. We left with a deeper understanding of child development and the relationship between emotional integration and learning, and ideas about inviting and containing emotional and social issues in the our classrooms and school. Our work this weekend built upon on our mission to provide a safe and motivating environment for children to try new experiences to build on their strengths and to go further in the areas where they need improvement.
Construction is still happening at TNS. The end date has been postponed for a second time (the original date was October 2015) and the School Construction Authority has tentatively set a new deadline of July 2016. Parents from the TNS Wellness Committee and Star Academy are circulating a petition demanding that construction be completed by September and that all damage to the yard and building as a result of construction be repaired.
Mark your calendars:
Please join us for SING on Wednesday at 8:45am in the auditorium.
Our Wellness Committee meets Friday at 8:30am in the PTA Room.
There is no school on Monday.