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Holiday Fair call

Hello TNS families,


In one month we have our annual Holiday Fair at The Neighborhood School which will be held on Sunday December 10th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We need a lot of volunteers to help out with this widely known holiday school event that raises money for our children’s extra classes, wonderful additional teachers, and many needed fundings that keep the wheels rolling.

This Wednesday, November 15th will be the first Committee meeting - right after drop off.

Please meet me in the PTA room...
If you can not make it - please email me or call me in the hallways and let me know you are available to help.

*There will be discussion of the tables, food, decorations and any other ideas and suggestions that can help the Holiday Fair be amazing!

**There is a Box Maze Committee that started in October - they need anyone who is near school at any given time to go by the appliance stores and bring refrigerator, dishwasher,  washer / dryer boxes any really BIG boxes to the school daily... for the biggest fun draw our children enjoy -- set up on December 9th. if you can help (drop the boxes off in the PTA room at ANYTIME).

***Remember the only way things can get done is by group effort and we as parents have to stick together and have teamwork in high gear to accomplish The Impossible!


Best wishes as always,
~Lorraine Hutra
TNS PTA Events

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of November 13, 2017

Dear Neighborhood School Families,

It’s 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 families.  Conferences will be held Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon (dismissal is at 11:45 AM).

Friday is Fall Family Celebration!  Classes schedule celebrations at various times during the day so that families with siblings in different classes can participate in all celebrations.

Erin/Haydee/Yolanda 11:30AM

Dianne/Shaquawn/Hughes/Kristie 11:30AM

Judy/Cesar/Lameeka 12 - 1PM 

Wanda/Edwin 12 - 1PM

Olivia/Chelsea/Michelle/Mildred 12 - 1PM

Lindsey/Shaniqua/Fidelina/Elsie 11:45 AM

Dara/Carmen 11:45 AM

Grace 11:30AM - 12:15

Sofia/Joanne/Liz/Edwin 8:45 - 10AM

Hannah 8:30 - 9:10AM

Catlin/Caroline  8:25 - 9:10 AM

Alexis/Corinthia/Louis 8:25 - 9:10AM

The Diversity Committee will host The Museum of Impact at TNS on Saturday, December 2 from 1 - 4PM.  The Museum of Impact creates immersive experiential voyages into the heart of social movements; Visitors participate with all senses and leave their own mark.  Installations and accompanying art offers a multiplicity of avenues allowing for individual and collective reactions, and help participants adopt concrete ideas for effecting change.  A representative from The Museum of Impact will present at our next PTA meeting, this Thursday at 8:40AM in the PTA Room.

I am grateful to be a part of community that works to effect change -  both in our school and in the world.  Thursday evening, volunteers and parents worked together to make our school a healthier space for our children at the Action for Healthy Kids and Gogo Squeez Day of Service!  Please check-out our new scooter rack, brightly painted cafeterias and play area in the court yard!  On Friday, students from TNS, STAR and East Side Community collected all donated supplies to send to Puerto Rico.  See pics!

Mark Your Calendars:

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

  • We have our PTA General Meeting Thursday at 8:40AM in the PTA Room.

  • THURSDAY IS A HALF-DAY for family conferences.  Dismissal is at 11:45AM.

  • There is a Garden Committee Meeting Friday at drop-off in the small cafeteria.

Warmly,

Dyanthe

News & Announcements

Book Fair -- Call for Volunteers

Book Fair - call for volunteers

The TNS Book Fair is the place to go for quality books that bring children into the wonderful literary culture of their community and city. Independent booksellers McNally Jackson bring us a curated, intelligent selection of books, chosen with input from teachers and organizing committees.

Book Fair hours:

  • December 7, 8, and 11th at pick up and drop off in the lobby
  • December 10th during the Holiday Fair, 10am-5pm


>> We need volunteers to help set up, sell, and break down on each day. Contact Nanine for more info or sign up for a time slot here: http://signup.com/go/VDAtcAO

News & Announcements

Last Call Original Works

Hello TNS Families, Thank you all for participating in the Original Works TNS fundraiser! There are 5 orders that I haven’t received payment for ~ this being so ~~ YOU will still have a chance to get your orders in by Wednesday Morning DROP OFF... Please bring them to the main office room 305 ( and all payments are due). Best Wishes! ~Lorraine

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of November 6, 2017

Dear Neighborhood School Families,

I turned off the news last night so that my soon-to-be 11 year old didn’t hear about shootings in Texas when I did; I needed to digest and figure out how to talk with her about another act of terror.  Young children feel safe when we provide containing information:  the gunman in Texas is dead so he can’t hurt anymore people.  You are safe at school.  For older kids, it’s about acknowledging that there have been dangerous times throughout history, but there have always been people who worked to make the world safer.  I think that this is an opportunity for kids to talk and think about ways to make our school and community feel safe.

Please join me for my Morning Hour Thursday at 8:35 a.m. in the PTA Room.  We  will continue our discussion about progressive education and what it looks like at TNS.  Please take a few minutes to read the Alfie Kohn article, What to Look for in a Classroom.  We will visit classrooms as a part of this morning hour.

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 the evening of Wednesday, November 15th and in the afternoon on Thursday, November 16th (dismissal is at 11:45 AM).

Mark Your Calendars:

  • TNS staff and families have formed a Relief for Puerto Rico Committee in response to Hurricane Maria.  This week is “battery week”.

  • There is NO SCHOOL Tuesday, November 7th.  This is a professional development day for teachers and paraprofessionals.

  • Action for Healthy Kids and Go Go Squeez is sponsoring a Day of Service at TNS on Thursday, from 3 - 7 p.m.    We will paint the small and large cafeteria, add stenciling to the courtyard, sort new equipment for P.E., build a new scooter rack and install a climbing wall in the 4th floor gym.  We have a lot planned, but can’t do it without some TNS parent volunteers, too.   Please sign-up to help, either the day of or to help ahead of time.   Childcare is available for TNS students from 2:45 - 6 p.m.

  • Our PTA Executive meeting is Wednesday at 8:35 AM in the PTA Room.  This meeting is open to all.

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

  • We have Picture Day retakes and sibling pictures Friday.

Warmly,

Dyanthe

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