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,



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