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Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of November 18, 2019

Dear Families,

Community Day is this Saturday from 10 AM - 3 PM.  This TNS tradition requires a little context for our newer community members.  Community Day involves one part helping to clean and care for our classrooms and shared facilities, and one part thought and reflection.  Families are invited to volunteer to help out any or all of the day! This year, Tiffany, Jane and Chelsea, Erin, Dara, Matt, Teddy, Sarah, Dianne and Shaquawn need help in their rooms.  We will shampoo classroom rugs, remove closet doors, clean and organize closets, and hang hooks and bulletin boards. In the afternoon, Leigh Ruple, Studio in a School teaching artist will lead families and staff in an art project.  Please reach out to Freddy (azulblue@gmail.com), Timothy (jenmit@earthlink.net) or me about volunteering to help.

This Week at TNS…

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

  • The PTA General Meeting is on Thursday at 8:30 AM in the PTA Room.

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

  • Picture Retakes/Make-ups and Sibling Pics are Friday. 

Looking Ahead…

  • There is no school next Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.

Have a great week,

Dyanthe

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of November 12, 2019

Dear Families,

It’s conference week at TNS.  Twice each year, in November and again in March, we hold family conferences.  In our early childhood classes, it is an opportunity for teachers, together with the child, to talk with the adults in each child’s family about the child’s work and progress in school.  In our upper grades, children lead conferences, speaking about their work alongside teachers and their adults. Want to learn more about what your child is learning in Spanish, Science or Physical Education?  Please stop by the Science Room (317) to meet with Emily, the office (307) to meet with Teddy, and Spanish Room (301) to meet with Mara.  You can also sign-up outside of Room 303 to meet with your child’s speech teacher, Amanda or Sara. Conferences are Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon (dismissal is at 11:45 AM). 

What does being a “potential” targeted support and improvement (TSI) school mean?  Last year, New York State counted opt-outs to determine public school’s standing. All around the city, schools with high opt-out numbers are being identified at potential TSI and CSI  (comprehensive support and improvement) schools. Please join me and the Advocacy Committee Thursday morning in the PTA Room to discuss the implications of the designation and how families can advocate for our school.  

Have a good week,

Dyanthe

News & Announcements

PTA Weekly Newsletter, November 11, 2019

The PTA weekly newsletter is here! Read all about it TNS_Newsletter_11_11_19.pdf

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News & Announcements

PTA Weekly Newsletter, November 4, 2019

The PTA weekly newsletter is here! Our first Movie Night of the year and don’t forget to turn all those subway drawings / masterful abstract creations into commemorative mugs! Original Works due Friday 11/8. Read all about it TNS_Newsletter_11_4_19.pdf


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Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of November 4, 2019

Dear Families,

There is no school for students tomorrow.  It is both Election Day and city-wide professional development day for teachers and paraprofessionals.  Most of our staff will participate in professional development with The Gender & Family Project (GFP) to develop gender-inclusive and intersectional curriculum across subjects.

It’s almost family conference time.  Twice each year, in November and again in March, we hold family conferences.  In our early childhood classes, it is an opportunity for teachers, together with the child, to talk with the adults in each child’s family about the child’s work and progress in school.  In our upper grades, children lead conferences, speaking about their work alongside teachers and their adults. Conferences will be held on the evening of Wednesday, November 13th and in the afternoon on Thursday, November 14th (dismissal is at 11:45 AM).

This week at TNS…

  • No School for students Tuesday.

  • The Diversity Committee meets Wednesday after drop-off in the small cafeteria.

  • SLT meets Thursday at 8 AM in Room 314.  All are welcome.

    • Create a working agreement 

    • Community Day

    • TNS as potential TSI School

    • CEP

  • The Original Works order deadline is Friday, November 8th.  Please drop off your orders (artwork, order form & check) in the Original Works drop-box in the school office on the 3rd Floor.

  • It’s popcorn on Friday this week!

  • Movie Night is on Friday beginning at 5:30 PM with animated

  •  shorts, followed by the feature film, My Neighbor Totoro at 6 PM.  Come on out for yummy food and lots of fun!  Suggested donation is $5/child; $8 for all siblings and adults are free!

Looking Ahead…

  • There is no school on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day.

Have a great week,

Dyanthe

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