Letter from Claire - Jan 11

Dear Families,
 
This past week, our SLT met and reviewed the results from the family survey on curriculum content. We had many families respond on what they would like to learn more about and we have a tentative date for an upcoming workshop.   We heard your voice and our plan is based on your interests.  The workshop will be publicizing soon, and it will be offered and facilitated by our wonderful staff. Thank you to all who took the time to complete the survey.
 
Safety
This week, our PTA presidents and I met with NYC Community Outreach officers.  Due to the recent community incidents occurring around our neighborhood, we are planning several information sessions to engage discussion with our students, parents and staff about general crime prevention awareness.

For students and staff:
Monday, January 25, 2016 - a Crime Prevention / stranger danger
1:30 pm: 3rd - 5th grades
2:10 pm: 6th-8th grades
Thursday February 11, 2016
(Time tbd) K -2nd grades: McGruff Anti Crime Dog presentation
 
For adults in our community:
Friday, January 22, 2016, 8:30 am: PTA: General crime prevention
 
From the Classroom
This month’s school theme is Respect. As a staff we explored respect using responsive classroom practices. During morning meeting and Advisory, students are discussing in the definition of respect, what respect looks like and time and places where they see respect in action. All classes are coming up with community projects to demonstrate exemplars of respect at MSC. Be sure to ask your child about what they will be sharing about.
 
Best,
Claire