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PTA Weekly Newsletter, October 14, 2019

The PTA weekly newsletter is here!! This week’s edition features an interview with Librarian Cheryl Wolfe, news about an upcoming Diversity Committee event on gender identity issues, and a chance to help TNS advocate for more funding through a participatory budgeting process. Read the 10/14/19 PTA Newsletter now! 

TNS PTA Newsletter - 10/14/19

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PTA Weekly Newsletter, October 7, 2019

Featuring an interview with Parent Coordinator Noemi Mora, the weekly newsletter is here! Please click on the image below to download a PDF version of the TNS PTA newsletter for the week of 10/7/19 .

TNS PTA Newsletter - 10/7/2019

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of October 7, 2019

Dear Families,

Have you ever wondered, if butterflies remember being caterpillars?  Probably not recently, if at all.  As adults, there’s lots of information that we know and therefore don’t think more deeply about.  We know that caterpillars turn into butterflies or moths, most likely because we were told it or read about it.  

Last week, this question was offered up and considered by our students as they observed the Swallowtail caterpillars they discovered in our school garden.  2nd and 3rd graders brought them to the science room to protect them from birds and then all our students watched as they changed from caterpillars to pupae.  

The beauty of science is in the mystery, the unknowing, the unseen, and the fantasy.   A child’s natural inclination for play and pretend and imagination feeds right into science work and it’s our job to ask children open-ended questions about the world and listen to them as they come up with their own theory.  Before giving your child any information, ask them more clarifying questions that help further their thinking on his/her own. Then you might want to spend time together researching answers to the question and talking more. 

This Week at TNS

  • Hip Hop begins for our ⅔ and ⅘ grade classes this week.  Students will build a Hip Hop Dance foundation learning hip hop dance moves and dance terminology. They will be challenged to both explore their freestyle and learn choreography that will be shared in an open house with parents at the culmination of the residency.  Children should wear sneakers and comfortable clothes on days they have Hip Hop.

  • Third Street Music classes begin for Pre-K and K/1 this week.  Children work with Monika once a week, exploring music through voice, movement, and instruments.  All TNS Students are eligible to participate in Partners@3rd, a program that provides free and low-cost group classes held after school and on weekends at Third Street’s home on East 11th Street. These classes are offered across a variety of instruments and dance styles.  For more information, click here.

  • The Diversity Committee meets on Tuesday after drop-off.

  • The PTA Executive Committee meets on Tuesday after drop-off.

  • There is no school on Wednesday, October 9 in observance of Yom Kippur.

  • On Thursday, from 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM, Benito “Ifayemisi” Marquez will lead a drumming performance in the auditorium.   Benito is graciously coming to visit us while he is in town for the screening of his film Mama Africa (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cccadi-presents-mama-africa-an-afro-venezuelan-cultural-session-tickets-75048428871).  This event is hosted by the Diversity Committee.

Looking Ahead

  • There is no school on Monday, October 14 in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Have a good week,

Dyanthe

News & Announcements

School Lunch Menus for October

Week of October 2:  Alternative Lunch Menu Entrees

Week of October 7:  Classic Lunch Menu Entrees

Week of October 14:  Classic Lunch Menu Entrees

  • 10/17 - both hot entrées will be available (vegetarian chili, Jamaican Beef Patty)

Week of October 21:  Alternative Lunch Menu Entrees

Week of October 28: Classic Lunch Menu Entrees

  • 10/28 - both hot entrées will be available (veggie tacos, Mac & Cheese)

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of October 2, 2019

Dear Families,

All NYC public schools are required to practice the protocols they will follow for different kinds of emergencies throughout the school year.  The first is a building evacuation, or “fire drill”. We practice this drill several times throughout the year; it’s the one your children will be most familiar with. There are different scenarios that would call for building evacuation, but the most common would be a danger within the building such as a fire. The second type of safety protocol we prepare for is a lockdown. During a lockdown an announcement is made over the PA and children and staff respond by turning off the lights in classrooms, locking classroom doors, moving out of the sightline of the windows or classroom doors, and maintaining silence until the lockdown has been lifted. This drill is to prepare for the very unlikely event of imminent danger inside the building.  Neighborhood School teachers discuss different drill practices with children well ahead of time so that they feel safe. They communicate that this is our school and we want to make sure that only people who belong here are here. We will have our first evacuation drill this week. Please contact me if you have any questions about any of our school safety drills. 

Studio in a School begins this week!  Our K/1, ⅔, and ⅘ classes begin art this week.  Over the course of the year, children will explore a full range of 2- and 3-D media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, printmaking, 2-D design, and media technology.  Valerie Hammond will work with our K - 3rd grades and Leigh Ruple will work with our 4/5s.  

This Week at TNS

  • The School Leadership Team will meet on Thursday from 8 - 9:30 AM in Room 314.  All are welcome.

  • The ECO Committee will meet on Friday morning after drop-off in the small cafeteria.

Looking Ahead

  • There is no school on Wednesday, October 9 in observance of Yom Kippur.

School Lunch Options for October 

Week of October 2:  Alternative Lunch Menu Entrees

Week of October 7:  Classic Lunch Menu Entrees

  • 10/7 - both hot entrées will be available (veggie tacos, Mac & Cheese)

Week of October 14:  Classic Lunch Menu Entrees

  • 10/17 - both hot entrées will be available (vegetarian chili, Jamaican Beef Patty)

Week of October 21:  Alternative Lunch Menu Entrees

Week of October 28: Classic Lunch Menu Entrees

  • 10/28 - both hot entrées will be available (veggie tacos, Mac & Cheese)

Have a good week,

Dyanthe

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