Dear Neighborhood School Families,
As I mentioned in my last letter, construction is in full-swing at TNS. All the work done over the summer means construction is on schedule; all paint and asbestos will be removed from the exterior of the building before the start of school. Teachers, students and families will be able to remain in the building next year after 4pm and Wingspan and University Settlement will be back in the building providing on-site afterschool programming for our children.
As I head off for vacation, I want to update you about many exciting changes in our staff for next year. Desmond Rudder is joining Colin to co-teach 4/5th ICT (Integrated Co-Teaching). Shaquawn Parker is joining Dianne to co-teach the new kindergarten ICT. Michiko Sugiyama is joining Laura to co-teach 4/5th ICT. Jane Taylor is joining Chelsea to co-teach the new ⅔ ICT. Olivia Occelli is joining Meg to co-teach ½ ICT. Vanessa Depersiis will be our new full-time OT. Tina Cella will be our guidance counselor and Carla Brun will be working with us through Hudson Guild. I hope you will have a chance to meet many of them (and also see familiar faces) at the PTA sponsored Welcome (back) Picnic on Wednesday, September 3rd in the recess yard from 3 - 6pm.
Very soon you will be receiving a letter and supply list from your child’s classroom teacher(s). It will detail some important materials your child needs to get started this year. Read it with your child (or have her/him read it to you). Start getting excited. It’s going to be a wonderful school year.
See you soon,