Dear Neighborhood School Families,
Our TNS listserve is working again! In the future, please remember to check our website for the latest TNS news. Speaking of news, the Department of Education has already cancelled all after school programs for tomorrow dues to the anticipated snowstorm. Please make arrangements to pick up your child at 2:45pm.
Multicultural Day is a TNS tradition when children and families share their cultural heritage. We embrace the many different cultural backgrounds that make our school the rich and diverse community that it is. Many traditions are showcased in the entertainment, and of course food is a central feature of this day. Families provide dishes from their cultural background, which are labeled and displayed in the lunchroom and ready to eat after the performances. We encourage all families to share in the various cultures and traditions represented within our school community. As part of the the day, children make collages at home to show their background which are displayed for all to see. This is an optional project and can be of your family, ancestors, of a place, food, sports, or anything that represents your family. The collages are due Friday, January 30 in the lobby. This year, Multicultural Day is Saturday, February 7 from 1 - 5pm.
Mark your calendars:
SING is Wednesday, January 28 at 8:45am in the auditorium. We will have a bake sale in the lobby beforehand.
Please join teachers for a discussion about assessment at TNS: On Thursday, January 29th at 8:40, teachers (Pre-K through 5th grade) will share the ways they “measure” student growth and learning, make decisions about class instruction, and the place state testing plays in instruction and curriculum.
Friday, January 30 is a half-day. Dismissal is at 11:35am. Please remember, there will be no after school for University Settlement.
Come peruse our new book collections in the Library on Friday, January 30 from 8:15 - 11:25. Coffee will be served.
Friday, January 30 at 6pm is also our Magic Show with the Amazing Cardone!
Lastly, it is suppose to be a cold and snowy (can you say snowday?!) week and we will be going out to play. Please make sure your child has all the necessary accessories (hat, scarf, mittens, snowpants and coat) to stay warm and active! Remember, our Pre-K - 2nd graders play outside for 50 minutes and our 3rd - 5th graders are outside for 25 minutes.
Have a good week,