Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Dear Families,

I am excited to share that our 2nd/3rd classes start ballet with the New York City Ballet (NYCB) this week (the 4th/5th grades start in a couple of weeks).  NYCB Teaching Artist, Mary Suk, will lead ten movement-based workshops focusing on the creative process.  Students are challenged to think critically, act creatively, and work collaboratively to choreograph their own group dances.  We will also attend a live NYCB performance at Lincoln Center later this month.

The school day starts at 8:25 a.m., and children are marked late beginning at 8:30.  It is so important to get to school on time.  When children arrive late, they miss the opportunity to connect with their classmates and teachers before the day starts.  They also miss out on practicing skills (morning work) and morning meeting, where they participate in community, literacy and math activities and go over the schedule for the day.  Starting the day on time grounds everyone and helps ensure a better day.