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NYC School Survey 2024 is Here!

Dear Families,

As you have heard it is time to fill out your 2024 NYC School Survey.  The DOE survey gathers information about families’ overall satisfaction with the School & me your Parent Coordinator. The results are published and used to determine our official rating. Completion rates are also crucial as they reflect parent involvement and directly impact my rating as your Parent Coordinator. Each TNS family needs to complete a survey for each of their children so that the Chancellor knows that our parents are involved, informed, and are advocates for our children.   The 2024 NYC School Survey administration window is open until April 5th.  I have sent you an email with your access code(s). If you would like a paper form please contact me directly.

Welcome to the Neighborhood School!

The Neighborhood School believes children thrive best when we build on their strengths and provide them with a safe and nurturing environment.  We have rooted our practices and policies in anti-bias and anti-racist work that involves the entire school community.  Our interdisciplinary, inquiry-based curriculum encompasses children’s interests and is responsive to each child’s individual needs.  We collaborate with families in order to foster a community that is supportive of the whole child.  School-wide policies and practices are formed collaboratively and dynamically to provide a cohesive and thoughtful environment for our community.

  • Dyanthe and Shaquawn’s Weekly Letter

    Dear Families,

    This year, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade NY State English Language Arts test will take place April 15 – 18, and the NY State Math test will be May 7 – 10.  Each grade has two days of testing, but since children are taking computer-based tests this year, the window to administer is longer.  TNS students who do not take the state tests will continue the critical and meaningful work they engage in every day.  

    All parents have the right to opt their children out of the NY State tests, and doing so will not penalize individual students; they will count as opt-outs. To opt-out, parents or guardians must simply let me know that they do not want the school to give the NYS standardized exams to their children. The Advocacy Committee shared a Google form (in the PTA section below), but any written communication, including email, is sufficient. Please let us know as soon as possible if you plan to opt out of the state tests so we can organize staffing and materials accordingly. We will continue to support the families who choose to opt their children out of the tests and equally support those who do not. 

    There is no school this Friday or Monday in observance of Easter weekend.

    SING has been rescheduled for Friday, April 5. We will use the SING sheet from March 22. Let’s hope for sunny spring weather!


    Dyanthe and Shaquawn

About Us

We believe children learn by making sense of their world and experiences. We have seen that they learn best through first-hand experiences with people, materials, and places. This is why trips are an important part of the curriculum, along with the use of concrete materials, dramatizations, and simulations as ways for children to recreate the themes and concepts they are studying.

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