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NEIGHBORHOOD HALLOWEEN

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WHEN:
Tuesday, October 31 at 5pm

WHERE:
McKinley Playground at TNS, 121 East 3rd Street between Ave A and 1st Ave

RSVP and spread the word on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/711490885706291/

WHAT:

5pm Playground Party with  DJ * Mural Making * Costume Show * Temporary Tattoos * and more!

6pm Parade, traveling around the block, ending with trick-or-treating on Avenue A

RELIEF FOR PUERTO RICO: Cash donations accepted for Puerto Rico school teachers: FMPR, LA Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico. First Aid donations accepted by the TNS Relief for Puerto Rico Committee (band aids, gauze, tape, antiseptic spray/ lotion).

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We’re still seeking extra volunteers to help with set-up and event operations, managing the music playlist (or do we have a DJ in the house?), with advance retail outreach, with breakdown at 6pm, with parade band music-making, and with the mural-making project. Email jon@phillylove.net (Jon Grabelle Herrmann, Avi and Nadiv’s dad) if you can help out!

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of October 23, 2017

Dear Neighborhood School Families,

What does social-emotional learning look like at TNS?  We believe in providing a safe and motivating environment for children to try new experiences, to build on their strengths and to go further in the areas where they need improvement.  We collaborate with Bank Street’s Emotionally Responsive Practice to further develop emotionally responsive school routines, curriculum and adult-child interactions.  Many teachers also follow the Responsive Classroom approach to create safe, joyful, and engaging learning communities where all students have a sense of belonging and feel significant.  This approach applies to our work as adults, too; during professional development this past Friday, staff thought about how can we become more visible to each other, not just as teachers and paraprofessionals, but as people so that we come to share our work, know each other and grow more fully as a coherent body.

The Neighborhood School has been selected as a school of excellence to receive a 2017 Blackboard Award!  Since 2002, Manhattan Media has highlighted a handful of New York City schools that not only work, but excel at fostering academic, emotional and social growth in students. These award-winning schools are highlighted each year in New York Family’s Ultimate Guide To Education, providing an in-depth look at some of the city’s top schools.

Mark Your Calendars:

  • TNS staff and families have formed a Relief for Puerto Rico Committee in response to Hurricane Maria.  Families can donate supplies each week.  There will be boxes in the Lobby for donations.  This week is “Hygiene Week” (tampons, sanitary napkins, deodorant, bar soap, etc.).  

  • Parent’s of Unique Kids Support Group meets Tuesday morning at drop-off in Room 301.  This is a support group for parents and caretakers; it is an opportunity to share experiences, defeats, and strategies with each other.

  • SING is Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. in the auditorium.  Please also join us for the bake sale in the lobby beforehand (also, this is a call for donated baked goods).

  • The ECO Committee will meet Wednesday from 3 - 4 p.m. in the front garden (weather permitting and by STAR dance room, if raining) to talk about how the Lower East Side has rebuilt since Sandy and how the LES is preparing for future storms.  Speaker Ayo Harrington from Lower East Side Ready among others will be there.  There will also be an update on what is happening in Puerto Rico.

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

  • Sandy 5 March - in honor of 5th anniversary Sandy.  Saturday, the Lower East Side as a Frontline Community will march from the William Gaynor Statue in Cadman Plaza across the Brooklyn Bridge: gathering at 11, leaving at 12:30 and 2 at Smith Houses Baseball Field (Robert F. Wagner Place between South Street & Pearl Street).  Email Joan for more info:  joan@joanbeard.com.

Warmly,

Dyanthe

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Sandy 5 March

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We are very excited about the Sandy 5 March because there will be lots of Original Art and Song and people walking together for a Sustainable Future. We are walking across the Brooklyn Bridge to demand Clean Renewable Energy for NY - calling Schummer, Cuomo and DiBlasio to create local green jobs and green energy for a Sustainable Future!!  Very family-friendly!

Here are the details:

Wednesday October 25th ART BUILD and CONVERSATION about LES Sustainable Initiatives and Update on Puerto Rico.  Please join D1, Star and TNS families and friends to talk about exciting work in the Lower East Side to prevent the flooding that occurred during Sandy.  We will hear from Ayo Harrington of LES READY and others.  We will also talk about what is happening in Puerto Rico and what a Green infrastructure there could look like. All the while making signs and art for ourselves, our communities and the March - if possible bring supplies and snacks to share.  I will have some supplies and snacks as well!

Saturday October 28th A Day of Activism and Fun for SANDY 5 March across Brooklyn Bridge - Walk with the LES Community!  Please e-mail me to be on text udpate chain with subject: “SANDY 5 Text”

11:00 Cadmen Plaza meet up at the William Gaynor Statue in Cadmen Plaza.  Frontline Communities from around the country and world will speak.

12:30 March will begin across the bridge - as youth filled brigade and a frontline we will be near the front so be ready to move!!

2-3:00 arrival at Smith Houses Baseball Field (Robert F. Wagner Place between South Street & Pearl Street)  for ariel art photos and more fun: music and art!

I hope you will join me and bring your friends!

Learn more from people marching here: bit.ly/2yDA1ap

TWEET:  Oct 28: 5 yrs since Sandy, march to demand bold #climate action from @NYCMayor @NYGovCuomo & @SenSchumer. sandy5.org #Sandy5

Contact: Joan Beard, joan@joanbeard.com

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Volunteers Needed for Day of Service

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Action for Healthy Kids and Go Go Squeez is sponsoring a Day of Service at the school. They are purchasing up to $10k in supplies and equipment with a focus on fitness and nutrition. They will send volunteers to make exciting upgrades to our gym, 4th floor recess yard and cafeteria. But we need parent volunteers as well to help make this a successful and productive event. 

Please save the date, clear your calendar (if scheduling allows) and sign up for an amazing volunteer event at our school. 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH (3-7PM) Meeting in auditorium at 2:30pm. 

PLEASE SIGN UP - http://signup.com/go/uDUoaSP

TNS uses SignUp.com to organize our upcoming SignUps.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/uDUoaSP

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Contact: Jenny Ulloa (bastbk@gmail.com) if you have any questions. 

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