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Sandy 5 March

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We are very excited about the Sandy 5 March because there will be lots of Original Art and Song and people walking together for a Sustainable Future. We are walking across the Brooklyn Bridge to demand Clean Renewable Energy for NY - calling Schummer, Cuomo and DiBlasio to create local green jobs and green energy for a Sustainable Future!!  Very family-friendly!

Here are the details:

Wednesday October 25th ART BUILD and CONVERSATION about LES Sustainable Initiatives and Update on Puerto Rico.  Please join D1, Star and TNS families and friends to talk about exciting work in the Lower East Side to prevent the flooding that occurred during Sandy.  We will hear from Ayo Harrington of LES READY and others.  We will also talk about what is happening in Puerto Rico and what a Green infrastructure there could look like. All the while making signs and art for ourselves, our communities and the March - if possible bring supplies and snacks to share.  I will have some supplies and snacks as well!

Saturday October 28th A Day of Activism and Fun for SANDY 5 March across Brooklyn Bridge - Walk with the LES Community!  Please e-mail me to be on text udpate chain with subject: “SANDY 5 Text”

11:00 Cadmen Plaza meet up at the William Gaynor Statue in Cadmen Plaza.  Frontline Communities from around the country and world will speak.

12:30 March will begin across the bridge - as youth filled brigade and a frontline we will be near the front so be ready to move!!

2-3:00 arrival at Smith Houses Baseball Field (Robert F. Wagner Place between South Street & Pearl Street)  for ariel art photos and more fun: music and art!

I hope you will join me and bring your friends!

Learn more from people marching here: bit.ly/2yDA1ap

TWEET:  Oct 28: 5 yrs since Sandy, march to demand bold #climate action from @NYCMayor @NYGovCuomo & @SenSchumer. sandy5.org #Sandy5

Contact: Joan Beard, joan@joanbeard.com

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Volunteers Needed for Day of Service

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Action for Healthy Kids and Go Go Squeez is sponsoring a Day of Service at the school. They are purchasing up to $10k in supplies and equipment with a focus on fitness and nutrition. They will send volunteers to make exciting upgrades to our gym, 4th floor recess yard and cafeteria. But we need parent volunteers as well to help make this a successful and productive event. 

Please save the date, clear your calendar (if scheduling allows) and sign up for an amazing volunteer event at our school. 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH (3-7PM) Meeting in auditorium at 2:30pm. 

PLEASE SIGN UP - http://signup.com/go/uDUoaSP

TNS uses SignUp.com to organize our upcoming SignUps.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/uDUoaSP

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Contact: Jenny Ulloa (bastbk@gmail.com) if you have any questions. 

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Calling All Artists For Artisan Fair

Calling All Artists For Artisan Fair

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Original Works has started...

Hello TNS Families, A packet for Original Works went out in Friday’s backpack mail... This is an amazing fundraiser and a forever memento of your child’s memorable art work. If you have some time after work please sit with your child and have them draw something fantastic that you would enjoy sharing with family and friends over the holidays. Original Works has a big array of merchandise you can order with your child’s work on it and have wonderful gifts to give out in December. If you are short on time we will be holding a WORKSHOP this Friday, October 20th from 12pm to 1pm in the PTA room where your child can sit down and make a masterpiece. All orders can be completed and paid with by check or money order to: The Neighborhood School PTA A box will be in the MAIN OFFICE room 305 Please reach out to me if you have questions or need a packet or more paper... anything... The DEADLINE is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017 Thanks ~Lorraine

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of October 16, 2017

Dear Neighborhood School Families,

This fall, TNS will once again host several groups of Dutch educators who are part of a nationwide initiative called Platform Onderwijs 2032 (Platform Education 2032).  Each group is composed of teachers and administrators from pre-kindergarten to high school who are interested in identifying and making good educational practice visible, implementing it, organizing and supporting teacher/administrator education and taking part in the public debate on education.  During these visits, they will observe classrooms and speak with the teachers, children and parents in an effort to build upon their understanding of what constitutes a good education.  

TNS staff and families have formed a Relief for Puerto Rico Committee in response to Hurricane Maria.  Each week, families can donate supplies.  There will be a large box in the Lobby for donations.  Please see the schedule below:

Baby Week - Oct 16th - 20th (powder formula, diapers, wipes)

Hygiene Week - Oct 23rd - 27th (tampons, sanitary napkins, deodorant, bar soap)

First Aid Week - Oct 30th - Nov 3rd (band aids, gauze, tape, antiseptic spray/lotion)

Batteries Week - Nov 6th - 10th (all sizes)

NYC Parks is renovating the North side (4th street) of McKinley Playground.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and let us what is important to your children: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3RWSBSC

Mark Your Calendars:

  • The Diversity Committee meets Monday at drop-off in the small cafeteria.

  • The Grants Committee meets Tuesday at drop-off in the small cafeteria.

  • We have a  PTA meeting on Thursday at drop-off in the PTA Room.

  • Friday is a TNS half-day.  Dismissal is at 11:45 a.m.  

Warmly,

Dyanthe

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