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2018-2019 PTA Board Elections

Dear Neighborhood School Community,

Last month the PTA elected the executive board for the 2018-19 school year.  The incoming PTA executive board will be:

◦ PTA Co-Presidents - Jenny Ulloa and Rene Zweig
◦ PTA VP of Events and Fundraising - Jasmine Maldonado 
◦ PTA Co-Treasurers - Theresa Marchetta and Jeanne Gilliland
◦ PTA Secretary - Jesse Seldess 
◦ PTA Parent Engagement Liaison - Timothy Tait

The School Leadership Team will be joined by parent representatives, Shannon Galligan-Stierle and Akeel Azcuy.

After the election Rocio Rana volunteered to be co-chair of VP of Events and Fundraising with Jasmine.

I strongly suggest that you take the time to thank our outgoing PTA executive board and SLT parent representatives.  They have done truly meaningful work in our school, dedicating hours upon hours of their time to our children.  If you don’t get a chance to thank them in person please send them an email or reply here to let them know how great they are!  They are:

Elinor Tatum & Tanya Uhlmann (outgoing PTA co-presidents), Denise and Frank Thompson(outgoing PTA secretaries), Havilah Mann (outgoing PTA co-treasurer) & Jeanne Gilliland(co-treasurer staying on next year), Lorraine Hutra & Tamika Hall-Frye(outgoing PTA co-VP’s of Events and Fundraising), Melinda ZalmaAya Karpinska (outgoing parent engagement liaisons) and Nanine Blomstrom &
Joree Weinstein (outgoing SLT parents representatives).

Thanks so much to all of you!

All the Best,

Peter, on behalf of the nominating committee: Dottie, Jon and Matt

News & Announcements

Shop MEG - Save 20% + earn 20% for TNS

Meg Shops in the East Village is​ ​​hosting​ a special shopping event to support The Neighborhood School. ​​

Shop anytime Wednesday 6/13 through Wednesday 6/20. Mention the TNS promotion to receive 20% off your purchase AND an additional 20% donation to our PTA. That is a 40% savings!

Meg is also offering personal shoppers, champagne, and nibbles ​from 7​-9pm ​on Wednesday 6/20/18.

​Meg is located at ​312 East 9th Street, ​between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

​You are welcome to share this invitation with all TNS-boosters and Meg-lovers.​ SPREAD THE WORD!

Meg Spring Fundraiser for TNS

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of June 11, 2018

Dear Families,

I am sending my letter a little early this week with a reminder that there is no school for students tomorrow.

Thursday is Field Day! Get ready for organized chaos!  This is one of my favorite TNS traditions because it is all about eating, playing and just being together.   Our entire school will go to Prospect Park for a picnic and outdoor activities. All classes will have buses this year.  Please check with your child’s teacher about departure time.

Two very important notes:  

  • Please do not purchase food, including ice cream or icies for your child unless you plan to buy for the entire school.

  • Parents wishing to take children out early or directly from the park must sign-out with their classroom teachers.

Thank you!

Mark your calendars:

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

  • The Garden Committee meets Wednesday at drop-off in the small cafeteria.

  • How can parents help children better understand their growing bodies, foster healthy social and communication skills, and have respect for others?  Barbara DiGangi from Families Thriving will facilitate a workshop for families Wednesday from 5 - 7PM in Room 304. 

  • There is no school Friday in observance of Eid Al-Fitr.

See you Tuesday,


News & Announcements

The Neighborhood School Art Walk

Studio in a School


The Neighborhood School Art Walk: A group exhibition with your child’s wonderful work!

Wednesday June 6th 8:30-3:00
starts in room 204

Art Walk image - painting of a hand against a blue background

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of June 4, 2018

Dear Neighborhood School Families,

During the month of June, teachers are hard at work in the evenings and on the weekends writing  end-of-year progress reports. Progress reports tell the story of a child as a learner over the year; they reveal a child’s interests, strengths and areas for growth.  Reports go home June 21.  

Mark Your Calendar:

  • It’s Puerto Rico Week at TNS!  Purchase a TNS2PR t-shirt, donate spare cash, or ask us how to buy a solar charger or water filter via our Amazon Wish List. All profits will be used to support our partner school.

  • The 4th grade NYS Science test will be administered Monday.

  • Our last SLT meeting of the year is Tuesday at 8AM in Room 301.

  • The PTA Executive Committee meets Wednesday at drop-off in the PTA Room.

  • Third Street Music School is hosting its spring open house on Wednesday from 3 - 6PM.  The open house is free and will take place at its building on 235 East 11th Street near 2nd Avenue. TNS students ages 6 (by December 31, 2018) to 14 will be able to meet teachers, try out different dance styles, chorus, instruments, and apply for free and reduced-rate group classes with openings in the fall.  Children interested in attending the event must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Placement is not guaranteed; every effort will be made to place each child in one of their activity choices. Partners@3rd classes are tuition-free for students during the first year of instruction at Third Street. Second year instruction is discounted, and financial aid is available for years three and beyond.  For more information, contact Third Street’s Student Services office at 212-777-3240 ext. 17.

  • Join us for the 3rd Street Garden Party this Wednesday from 4 - 7PM.  We will have refreshments, some activities for kids and a brief program at 5:30PM.  But mostly, we would like to invite everyone to come and enjoy each other’s company and the garden.

  • There is no school for students Thursday.