Dear Neighborhood School Families,
Sing is a favorite school tradition of many of our children (5th graders always talk about it at our tours for prospective families), staff and families. Our Sing event is a proud moment for all; it is a time when the entire school community comes together. Children and teachers practice the selected songs in class throughout the month. Staff sometimes practice songs at our morning meetings. And we expect everyone to sing, including families. If you want to mix and mingle, please do so before/after Sing or move the conversation outside the auditorium. Thank you.
This week, Noemi will send home letters asking you to let us know if your child is returning to TNS next year. Please return the bottom portion to your child’s classroom teacher(s). At TNS, we spend a great deal of time and energy thinking about about children’s placement for the following year so it is very helpful to have as much information to that end early on.
This Wednesday, Thursday and Friday our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders go to camp: our 3rd graders (and this year some 2nd graders, as well) go to Camp Speers Eljabar YMCA and our 4th/5th graders go to Camp Ashokan. The students, teachers and I are so excited; we promise to send updates and pics! Enjoy the peace and quiet while we are away. : )
Mark your calendars:
Valerie Preston, our Pre-K school social worker will facilitate a support group for families of children with special needs this morning at 8:40 in the PTA room.
SING is Tuesday at 8:45 in the auditorium. Please also join us for the bake sale beforehand.
As a partner of Third Street Music School, Neighborhood School students have access to a year of free music and dance classes at the East 11th Street site through the Partners@3rd program. In order to participate, students and their parents must attend the Partners@3rd Open House on Sunday, May 3. Students will meet teachers, be introduced to various instruments, and have the opportunity to register for this unique program. Please call (212) 777-3240, ext. 17 for more information.