Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Dear Families, Field Day is Friday! Our entire school will head to Prospect Park for a picnic and outdoor activities led by TNS teachers and paras. We eat, hang and play together all day. Please keep in mind the following: It’s going to be hot!  Don’t forget hats, sunscreen, and water!🌞 Here are some important […]

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Dear Families, We had a small but dynamic PTA meeting yesterday morning, and I want to share two topics we discussed. The first is thinking about the DoE-mandated curriculum. I am sure many of you have heard that the Chancellor is adopting a new literacy curriculum for the 2024 – 25 school year. We also […]

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Dear Families, In New York State, most public schools rely on state standardized tests to assess student learning and judge school effectiveness. Although TNS students can participate in those exams, we believe any standardized test is limited in conveying the full scope of student learning.  In collaboration with six other progressive elementary schools, we created […]

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Dear Families, Last Friday, we had SING for the first time since the fall.  I am sure you noticed that we moved classes closer to the band and each other.  What a joyful experience to have all of us together!  We have two more SINGs this year:  Friday, May 26, and the last day of […]

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Welcome Back! TNS community SING is in two weeks! I cannot believe how quickly this sneaked up! This unique community event brings families and classes together right after arrival in the 3rd St. basketball area. Classes sit in concentric circles, with the inner circle reserved for our youngest students (we will send out a seating […]

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Dear Families, Summer Rising is a partnership between the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). Programming includes academics led by DOE staff and enrichment activities led by DYCD Community Organizations. Summer Rising begins July 5th and runs Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  […]

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Dear Families, At TNS, we believe that children learn best through first-hand experiences with people, materials, and places; that is why trips are such an important part of our school’s curriculum.  One TNS “milestone” field trip is going to overnight camp, and our 4th and 5th graders will go this week!  This year’s three-day, two-night […]

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Dear Families, Happy Pi Day!   Please complete your school survey.  The survey collects important information about each school’s ability to support student success.  Denise sent you an email with your access code and links to fill out the survey.  You also should have received an envelope in your child’s backpack with a hard copy of […]

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Dear Families, Family conferences are this Thursday evening and Friday afternoon!  Please remember that dismissal is at 11:45 a.m. on Friday.  Please make sure you sign-up for a conference time.  I encourage you to sign up for a conference with Oli, Maria, and Julia to hear about your child’s experience in P.E., Science, and Spanish. At […]

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Family conferences are next week!  These are opportunities for the child, parents, guardians or caregivers, and the teacher to talk about the child’s progress in classes, including Spanish, Science, and Physical Education. Children actively participate in these conferences and are present during the review of their progress.  This allows children to take ownership of their learning, […]