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Original Works Due 11/3

Hello TNS Families,

Original Works is DUE this Friday, November 3rd.

This is an amazing fundraiser and a forever memento of your child’s memorable art work.

A great gift to give family and friends!

Original Works has a big array of merchandise you can order with your child’s work on it and have wonderful gifts to give out in December.  Just order and feel peace the holiday shopping is over before December even begins.

All orders can be completed and paid with by check or money order to:
The Neighborhood School PTA

A box will be in the MAIN OFFICE room 305

Extra packets are in the lobby next to the sign in boxes!

Thank you!
Best Wishes ~ Lorraine Hutra PTA Events

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letters

Week of October 30, 2017

Dear Neighborhood School Families,

The TNS Halloween parade has blossomed from a small school event to an East Village tradition. Children and families from our school and the surrounding neighborhood gather in the TNS recess yard to show off their costumes before proceeding on our community wide parade.  We will meet in the yard Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.  Please remember to save candy and costumes for the parade!  

We work hard to provide a safe and successful learning environment for each child and when the the school day ends, we want children get to their next destination safely and securely.  During dismissal, doors to the recess yard are restricted.  To access the playground, please exit through the front doors and enter the park at the 3rd Street.  Please remember, children who have permission to leave their classrooms independently are expected to exit the school building at dismissal and may not remain in the lobby or other areas of the building.  

Action for Healthy Kids and Go Go Squeez is sponsoring a Day of Service at TNS on Thursday, November 9th, from 3 - 7 p.m.   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:

https://signup.com/mobileweb/2.0/vspot.html?activitykey=787013499396884090#choose_jobs_page.  Childcare is available for TNS students from 2:45 - 6 p.m.

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 “first aid week”.

  • The School Leadership Team (SLT) will meet Thursday in Room 301 at 8 a.m.  The SLT is a committee made up of elected parents and teachers.  Monthly meetings are for the School Leadership Team Representatives and are open to all TNS families.  

  • There will be an Advocacy Committee meeting Friday at drop-off in the small cafeteria.

  • Original Works due Friday!



News & Announcements

School Pictures

Hello TNS Families,


Here is the information on viewing and ordering your child’s pictures - please contact me if you have any questions, comments, or complaints about the pictures...

Retake & Sibling day is November 10th

I am collecting a list of siblings ~ please let me know if you want your children to take a SIBLING picture. ( include children’s name / classroom/ grade)

We will not be taking all the siblings in the school - you have to contact me in order to get on the list.

Thank you all!!!








PS363 + First 3 Letters of First name + First 3 Letters of Last Name

(e..g. Victoria Jones = PS363VicJon)



Click on “Buy Now” (lower right). Select a package, print, or product. Click an image and add to cart. Please double check your order before submitting. We are unable to modify an order that has already been submitted. Prints and product offerings are subject to change after the deadline.


There is one class photo per class and it can be purchased online, however, a preview is not available.SIBLINGS & CHANGING GALLERIES

To add a sibling to an order, click “Change Gallery” in the upper left corner of the page. Enter the new online code and click “View Gallery.”CROPPING & RETOUCHING

We’ll crop your images based on print size. For specific cropping requests, add a note at check out. You can select retouching for stray hairs, stains, glass glare, and blemishes for a fee per image.SHIPPING

Free shipping to school for all orders received by the deadline. After deadline, shipping/handling fees apply to all orders. Your orders will ship about two weeks after the deadline.HOW TO GET HELP

Phone (212) 995-9379 ext 1

Email help@stompinggroundphoto.com. Please include the school and student name

-- Best Wishes.... ~Lorraine Hutra PTA TNS Events Lhutra@gmail.com



News & Announcements


halloween event flyer

Tuesday, October 31 at 5pm

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/


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.




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