Week of October 1, 2018

Dear Neighborhood School 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 a building evacuation, but the most common would be 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 sight line 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 lockdown drill this week.   Please contact me if you have any questions about any of our school safety drills.

Danc3rd Street Music Settlement begins working with our Pre-K and K/1 classes.   Classes are once a week and explore music through voice, movement and instruments.  Our ⅔ and ⅘ classes begin African dance with Notes in Motion. This program gives students opportunities to explore their artistic voice through movement, choreography, and improvisation.

All families must complete a Lunch Form application, whether or not your child eats school lunch.  This information determines our school’s eligibility for additional funding.  Families have received a hard copy, but you can complete it online at https://www.myschoolapps.com.  You can also get a form from Gladys in the office; one lunch form per family.  Thank you.

Mark your calendars:

  • Our 5th grade middle school meeting is Tuesday at 8:35 AM in Room 313.

  • SLT meets Thursday at 8 AM in Room 313.  This meeting is open to all families.

    • Review SLT ByLaws

    • Discuss School Survey

    • Reflect on new class configurations

  • There is no school Monday, October 8th in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.




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