Dear Neighborhood Families,
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in what might be my new favorite NS tradition, the Winter Fair. I was overwhelmed by the generosity of TNS families, who donated their time, food, talents and positive energy to make the event so successful.
Our students will finally begin playing with Imagination Playground this week! As I stated previously, cold weather does not keep our students inside at recess. It is very important that children come to school prepared to play outside. Please make sure your children are dressed warmly for this week’s winter weather.
We have many school community events coming up, as well as some important dates to put in your calendar. It’s going to be a busy two weeks:
Join us Wednesday from 8:45 - 9:45am in the PTA room for a workshop about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
Join us Thursday from 8:45 - 9:45am in the PTA room for a knitting get together with Noemi and Maureen.
Wednesday from 5 - 7pm, parents from TNS are going to speak with Commissioner King about issues around the Common Core, high stakes testing, and teacher evaluations. This Community Forum is happening at Spruce Street School at 12 Spruce St.
Thursday, December 12th from 5:30 - 7pm is SLT (School Leadership Team). This meeting is open to all. We will meet in the office.
Valerie Preston will facilitate the workshop, “Holidays: More Joy & Less Stress” on Monday, December 16 from 8:45 - 9:45am in the PTA room.
Join us Wednesday, December 18th at 8:45am in the auditorium for All School Sing.
December’s PTA meeting is Thursday, December 19th at 6pm in the TNS PTA Room.
Friday, December 20th is a half-day. Dismissal is at 11:30am.
Winter Break is Monday, December 23 - Wednesday, January 1st.
Last Friday was the 60th day of school. For me, it is hard to believe that we are already a third of the way through the school year. I am sure not everyone feels the same way... but no matter how you’ve experienced these last 60 days, it is an impressive feat and we’ve accomplished it together. Thank you!