MSC Thursday Blast!

TODAY’S MSC BLAST INCUDES
  • Class Art Projects Are Coming To The MSC Auction - Saturday, 7PM
  • NOTE FROM PTA: Grades 3-8 New York State Tests
  • Safe Haven Spring Break Basketball Camp for players ages 8 to 12
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IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK
  • March 28th: Celebrate MSC
  • April 1st: SLT Speaker Series & Workshop @ 8:45-9:45 AM in Room 615 "HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LISTEN AND LISTEN SO KIDS WILL TALK" Facilitated by Shelly Macdonald, Parent Educator and Coach.
  • April 1st: SLT monthly meeting @ 3:15 in Room 516
  • April 3rd-12th: Spring Break
  • April 13th: K-6 Third Progress Reports will be distributed to families.
  • April 17th: Third marking period ends for 7th & 8th grades. Report Cards will be mailed home on April 21st.
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The MSC students have been hard at work on their Class Art Projects which will be up for bidding at Saturday’s MSC Benefit Auction. Get a look at some of the projects here, then don't miss them all at the auction. The classes and their projects are listed in the Auction Catalog, available now.

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If you cannot view the slideshow in this email, please click here to view.
NOTE FROM PTA: Grades 3-8 New York State Tests
Dear 3-8th grade families,
 
The New York State Tests for grades 3-8 are April 14th, 15th, 16th (ELA) and April 22rd, 23rd, 24th (Math).
 
At MSC, we are fortunate to be part of a program that looks at the whole child and where standardized tests do not play a large role on how we measure our children’s academic strengths.
 
We wanted all of you to know that if you do not feel the New York State Tests are an appropriate experience for your child, you have the right to opt out of state testing. 
You must submit an official refusal letter no later than April 13th. Please see Darlene in room 610 or email her atDDooley2@schools.nyc.gov to get a sample letter that has the language needed to make an official “refusal” request. You may find sample letters online, but please check with Darlene to make sure the language is correct.
 
Any child who does not take the test should still come to school. There will be an alternative space for the children to read while the tests are being administered. 
Here are 2 of the many websites available for parents wishing to educate themselves about the tests. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/ei/eigen.html http://www.nysape.org/refusing-­‐the-­‐test-­‐ resources.html
We hope this information helps you make the most appropriate choice for your child.
 
All the Best,
Andree and Alison, PTA Co-Presidents

 
Spring Break Basketball Camp for players ages 8 to 12
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Dear Parents:
 
Players ages 8 to 12 who love basketball will enjoy full days of supervised games and instruction during public school Spring Break from April 6 – 9, Monday – Thursday.
 
The Safe Haven West Side Basketball League’s professional instructors will facilitate a dynamic program geared to meet the needs of all players---from beginner to advanced skill levels.
 
  • LocationPS 84 on West 92nd Street between CPW and Columbus 
  • DatesMonday through Thursday, April 6 – 9.
  • Hours:  9am - 4pm.  (Doors open 8:30 a.m.)
  • Lunch: Bring lunch and drink. Pizza option Thursday only.
 
Choose all four days or single days; your child will have a great time getting “court smart!”
 
RESERVATIONS: By Tuesday, March 31, let us know you plan to enroll your child. 
 
E-mail: shwsbasketball@aol.com
 
Fax:        212-875-1602
 
Include child’s name, age, day(s) and your contact info.
 
REGISTRATION:
     
  • Online registration and payment:  Available March 24
 
  • Mail or Drop off. Make checks payable to
 
Safe Haven West Side Basketball League,
c/o Copy Experts, Box 257,  2440 Broadway, New York, NY 10024.   (between 90th and 91st St.)
 
See you on the court…..Home Court, of course!
 
Eileen Palley
Director
FRIENDLY REMINDERS
LOST & FOUND
Please be advised that every 15 days, we must clear the items in the Lost & Found box. All items are donated. Please come to the Main Office (Room 516) to claim any of your lost items. If your child has after-school, please check the lost & found box at the lobby near the Nurse's Office.

PHOTO ID CARD
Please email info@ps333.org with your photo and information (your name, your child's name and your child's teacher). Your ID card will be ready in a week. You can pick up the ID card from your child's teacher.
 
Our mailing address is:
Manhattan School For Children
154 West 93rd Street
New York, NY 10025

Info@ps333.org 
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