Dear Neighborhood School Families,
As I write to you, the rain is pouring down, the sun is shining and there is a giant rainbow outside my window. Today misleadingly feels like a typical (although, perhaps not this year) muggy NYC summer day. Yet... tomorrow is the first day of September. It always amazes me that even after many years of teaching, I get the back-to-school butterflies at this time of year. Speaking with other TNS staff this past week, all of them busy readying classrooms, I realize that this feeling is shared; we are all eagerly anticipating the start to another school year.
Thursday, September 4th is the first day of school! This year we will start each school day at 8:25am. Breakfast will be served each morning beginning at 7:45. The school day will end at 2:45pm (This is 5 minutes earlier than last year). Late pick-up will be in the P.T.A. room (next to the small cafeteria). Pre-K and kindergarten students will be dismissed at 11:35am all this week.
On Friday, September 5th, representatives from several After School Programs including Wingspan, University Settlement, Boys Arts Express and the Boys Club will be available to meet with families in the lobby at drop off (8:30am). Scholarships are available for all afterschool programming.
I look forward to catching up with many of you at the PTA sponsored Welcome (back) Picnic on Wednesday, September 3rd in the recess yard from 3 - 6pm. You will have an opportunity to meet many of our new staff and families and also see familiar faces (and perhaps assuage some of those butterflies).
See you in 4 days. I can’t wait.