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Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of December 16, 2019

Dear Families,

A huge thank you to the organizers, volunteers, and families who supported our Holiday Fair!   As always, I am grateful to those who gave their time, food, talents and positive energy to make this event so successful.  It was so much fun! I also saw many prospective and alumni students and families at the event, which illustrates and reminds me of how special our community is.

This week at TNS…

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

  • The Auction Committee meets on Tuesday after drop-off in the PTA Room.

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

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

  • We have SING on Friday at 8:45 AM in the auditorium.  There will also be a bake sale.

I hope that you have a wonderful break with plenty of opportunities to laugh, play and relax with family and friends.  We will see you again on Thursday, January 2, 2020!



Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of December 9, 2019

Dear Families,

What a busy and wonderful week at TNS!  There are so many events happening that are unique to our school and reflect both our values and the rich diversity of our community.  

I am sharing a write-up from Emily, our Science teacher about her work with some of our Kindergarten and 1st-grade students in the garden.  I do so to illustrate the ways in which teachers at TNS are free* to create curriculum and experiences that are both responsive to the environment and follow students’ and teachers’ interests and passions. Also, notice the ways in which Emily purposely integrates reading and writing (poetry!) into the sciences.  She also shows how curriculum can reflect and teach compassion, sympathy, and deep understanding. 

*This creative and responsive curriculum does not happen at many NYC public schools.  In most NYC public schools, the curriculum is circumscribed ahead of time, without those children or their environment in mind, and is designed to prepare students for the state tests.  

I hope that you will have a moment to read Emily’s write-up and attend an event at TNS this week.  This is a very special place and I feel very fortunate to be a part of it!

This week at TNS...

  • The PTA Executive Committee meets Tuesday morning after drop-off in the PTA room.

  • My Morning Hour is on Wednesday in the PTA Room right after drop off.  We will discuss the work our staff and students have been doing around gender this year, why it is crucial to our community and future plans to make the 2nd-floor girls’ bathroom an all-gender bathroom.

  • Hip-Hop Open Classes for Families:  It’s time to share the work our children have been doing all semester!

Wednesday:  Joanne & Sofia, Tiffany, and Lindsey & Oli

Thursday:  Corinthia and Alexis, Caroline & Grace, Matt, and Chelsea and Jane

  • Please join Cheryl for the HOUR OF CODE in the Library on Wednesday from 3:45 to 6:30 PM.  Learn the basics of computer programming.  Play on- and off-line activities. All ages are welcome and no experience necessary!  

  • The TNS Book Fair will be open Thursday and Friday from 8 - 10 AM & 2 - 4 PM and Sunday during the Holiday Fair.  

  • Dara, Shaquawn & Dianne, Caroline & Grace, Matt, Tiffany, Joanne & Sofia, and Alexis & Corinthia go ice skating on Friday!  We are going to Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park at 171 East Drive in Brooklyn.  

  • Popcorn Friday is this week.

  • The Holiday Fair and Artisan Fest are Sunday, December 15th from 11 AM - 5 PM.  Please look for opportunities to volunteer... to set up, work a booth the day of, or clean-up.  This is a wonderful community event for the whole family and friends. I hope to see you all there.

Have a great week and see you at the Holiday Fair!



News & Announcements

PTA Weekly Newsletter, December 09, 2019

It’s Peak December and you know what that means? Holiday Fair and Kinship Campaign and Coat Drive, Oh My! Don’t forget the Hour of Code in the Library this Wednesday 12/11 at 3:45! Read the full Newsletter, featuring a TNS Spotlight with our Speech Pathologist, here! 

TNS Newsletter 12_09

News & Announcements


The Neighborhood School’s beloved Holiday Fair is back! On Sunday, December 15 from 11 am to 5 pm, join us to support a local public school and have a blast. Bring friends and family. There will be arts & crafts, face-painting, henna tattooing, a huge kid-built cardboard maze, and great food from neighborhood vendors. And check out the Artisan Fest where vendors will sell jewelry, artwork, clothes and more. This is a great (and cheap) way to have fun indoors with your kids on a chilly winter’s day; you can have a nosh to eat and shop for some great items while your kids run around playing and art-making with their friends.

Admission to the Holiday Fair is free, activities are low-cost, and it is open to the public.  

All proceeds from the Holiday Fair support the Neighborhood School PTA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that pays for the school’s art and music education, field trips, classroom supplies, special programs, and teacher support. 

Wondering what a progressive public school in the East Village is like? Come check us out! 


News & Announcements

School Lunch Menus for December

To see individual options, please see the Alternative and Classic Menus on the DOE website.

Week of December 2:  Alternative  Menu Entrees

Week of December 9:  Classic Menu Entrees (12/9:  veggie tacos will also be served)

Week of December 16:  Alternative Menu Entrees