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Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of October 20, 2014

Dear Neighborhood School Families,

The name of our school, Neighborhood School, is significant. Studies of the family, neighborhood, and city form a core around which our curriculum is built. Children’s learning is about exploring the world and finding their place in it. We provide the opportunities for children to explore the social world, asking and finding their answers to questions about how people live, why people live together in communities, what services neighborhoods provide, how New York City came to be the way it is, and how they can work with others and contribute to a better world and community.

We are truly a “Neighborhood School” in other ways as well. We were able to begin the school because of strong parent and educator interest in supporting the community. We wanted our children of District 1 to learn and live together with other children from a wide variety of families and backgrounds. This is a core element of the vision of our school, without which we cannot achieve our mission.  Please join the families of District 1 this Saturday, from 2 - 5 pm at PS 20 (166 Essex Street) for the Community Education Council’s first diversity workshop; help build consensus around school diversity for District 1 schools.

Our School Leadership Team (SLT) will meet this Thursday at 5:30pm in the office.  This meeting is open to all (and we order Two Boots Pizza--delish!).

Mark Your Calendars:

  • In Pursuit of Wonder:  A Visual Dialogue with Valerie Hammond and children from The Neighborhood School.  Please join us for the opening on Tuesday, October 28 from 5 - 7 pm at the gallery at 1 East 53rd Street.  This exhibit features Valerie’s own work along side the work our students created through Studio in a School.

  • SING:  Wednesday, October 29th at 8:45 am in the auditorium.

  • TNS Half-Day:  Friday, October 31st.  Dismissal is at 11:35 am.

  • Halloween Parade: Please remember to save candy and costumes for the parade!  There will also be a joint TNS/PS 63 bake sale extravaganza at dismissal.  We will meet on the yard at 5:30 pm to parade to Tompkins Square Park.  

Warmly,

Dyanthe

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In Pursuit of Wonder

In Pursuit of Wonder

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Halloween Parade 10.31.2014

Halloween Parade 10.31.2014

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of October 14, 2014

Dear Neighborhood School Families,

As you are aware, all NYC public schools are required to practice the protocol they will follow for different kinds of emergencies.  We have already practiced several fire drills this year.  We will have our first lockdown drill today.  In a lockdown, the “danger” is assumed to be inside of the building.  Teachers lock the classroom doors and staff and students sit quietly.  Neighborhood School teachers discuss different drill practices with children well ahead of time, so that they feel safe.   They communicate that this is our school and we want to make sure that only people who belong here are here.  Please contact me if you have any questions about any of our school safety drills.

Please call the office at (212) 387-0195 before 10am to notify us if your child is sick.  Please bring a doctor’s note to the office if your child is out for more than 3 days.

I hope you will join us for our PTA Meeting at 6 pm Thursday, October 16th in the PTA room.  We will discuss curriculum at TNS; what it looks like at a school where teachers create their own curriculum and in particular, what it looks like in our mixed-aged classrooms.  Childcare (and pizza) will be provided.

I have received Gifted & Talented Program Handbooks to distribute to families interested in learning about the Department of Education’s G & T program.   Families can request a copy from me.  If you would like your child to take the G&T assessment, you must submit a Request for Testing (RFT) form no later than Friday, November 7.

I hope to see you Thursday night,

Dyanthe

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Set. Forget.

Set. Forget. Your monthly payments to The Neighborhood School!  

We only have 16 families signed up for monthly payments, which range from $10 to $100 monthly donations!  The 16 families that have signed up will be a total of $6700 by the end of June 2015!!!  Let’s try and get more families to  Set. Forget.

http://tnsny.org/docs/contribute

Set. Forget.

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