Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Dear Families, We are halfway through the school year.  As you know, our students take Spanish with Maria for half the year and Science with Julia for half the year.  Everyone has Physical Education with Oli all year long.  If your child has been in Spanish, they will switch to Science next week.  Similarly, if […]

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Dear Families, Drag Story (DSH) hour is coming to TNS again!  DSH is a program where storytellers use the art of drag to read books to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores.  DSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.  Children […]

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 […]

Dear Families,

During the month of January, teachers are hard at work in the evenings and on the weekends writing their children’s progress reports.  Progress reports tell the story of a child as a learner; they are descriptive, filled with precise detail, and reveal a child’s interests, strengths, and areas for growth.  Children seldom progress in a […]

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Happy New Year! I hope that you had a wonderful break!   Thank you to all the families who donated to TNS over the break in response to our Annual Give/Ask. We raised another $3K+ and are now 20% to our full-year goal!  It’s still not too late to give if you can; if you can […]

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Dear Families, Spread the word!  The Kindergarten application for 22 – 23 is open, and we want prospective families to learn more about TNS by attending a tour or visiting our website.  Let friends, neighbors, and families you meet at the playground know about our wonderful and unique school!  Denise also made a flyer for […]

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Dear Families, We have 42 children out sick today and have been short-staffed for weeks!  I was in two K/1 classrooms today, each with only 13 kids.  In response to the current high rates of flu and other respiratory conditions, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has issued a universal indoor masking […]

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Dear Families, Part of our work this year is building and strengthening our school community and wanting to hear new voices and ways of thinking forward.  Historically,  TNS Committees, made up of staff and parents, were core structures in our school.  They moved us along in our work as a small, progressive, and fiercely independent […]

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Dear Families, Today is Giving Tuesday. Please contribute to the TNS PTA if you are able and have not yet done so this year.  Since we are not a Title 1 school, we rely heavily on financial support from the PTA. Without it, our kids would not have art every week, dance, or teaching assistants […]

Dyanthe’s Weekly Letter

Dear Families, It’s beginning to feel like winter, even though we are still over a month away.  Remember that children go outside for recess unless it’s raining.  Please ensure your child has all the necessary accessories (hat, scarf, mittens, snow pants, and coat) to stay warm and active; it’s crucial children come to school prepared […]