Dear Neighborhood School Families,
At the Neighborhood School, we work hard to provide a safe and successful learning environment for each child. When the school day ends, we also want to make sure that children get to their next destination safely and securely. In the lower grades, this is achieved by having parents or caregivers pick each child up at the classroom. In the upper grades, this is still an option. As children gain increased independence and are able to take on more responsibility, parents may opt to have their child self-dismiss. This means that your child leaves the classroom independently and exits the building directly and either meets a parent or caregiver outside or walks home or to another prearranged location. (Children who attend after school programs that work in collaboration with our school will be picked up by an adult from the program, so this does not apply to them.) All students still waiting for their grown-ups after 2:55pm in the building will be escorted to Room 306 and can be picked-up there. During half-day dismissal, we follow the same routine. In order to ensure everyone’s safety, we ask that all children and families exit the building at dismissal (11:35am).
Our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Holiday Fair, is quickly approaching. It is happening on Sunday, December 13 from 11 - 5pm. This year promises to have the same much loved activities (photo studio, maze, henna tattoos, car derby, MakerState) and some new and exciting ones (hungry hippo and balloon making). In addition, we will have a book fair. This is a wonderful community event for the whole family (and it makes a great playdate). I hope everyone will join the fun and support our PTA funded programming at TNS!
Mark Your Calendars:
Tomorrow, 12/1, is the deadline for submitting Middle School Applications to Noemi.
The Diversity Committee will meet Wednesday at drop-off in the small cafeteria.
This Friday, December 4 is a Half-day. Dismissal is at 11:35am.
Scholastic Book Fair in the lobby December 9, 10, 11 and 13th!
Have a wonderful week,