Letter from Claire - Oct 5

October 5, 2016

Dear Families,

 

We had our first Inclusion and Diversity Committee meeting. Simira, our new assistant principal attended. Many people came. Members from both the SLT and the PTA were present. The group then participated in a centric circle in which the large group was able to have time to share out in smaller intimate pairs about what sparked their interest in the group, what topics of interest or concerns they have and how they would like to get involved. The veteran members of IDC then shared about possible ways to get involved through community building (David), outreach (Aliza & Octavio), institutional development (Brigit & Taina, Simira).

 

Updates:

The water in all the water fountains and classroom sinks will continue to be out of service until further notice.  The DOE continues to provide drinking water for students and staff.  Please remind your child/children that they should only drink water from their water bottles, and they should not fill their bottles, or drink the water in the bathroom sinks. As always, thank you for your support.

 

 SLT (School Leadership Team)  Election Result

Liz McGrath (mom to May and Rose) will serve on the School Leadership Team this year as SLT Parent Representative, Grades 3-5.

 

What is Coming Up…

Field trip First Friday (October 7th)! Our goal for First Friday Field trip is to extend our classrooms outside of our building, and to be a celebration of NYC.  A chance for administrators, clusters and related service providers to go on a field trip with classes and to get to know students and teachers more.  Please sign up to chaperone. You’re your classroom to plan future first Friday field trips.

Dismissal routine is the same.  

K in the auditorium                 1 and 2 in classroom               3-5 in basement gym

6-8 dismissed in front of the building 

Field Trip First Fridays:

October 7th      November 4th            

December 9th ( because December 2nd is relative and special friend day)

January 6th       February 3rd     March 3rd         April 7th

May 5th            June 2nd 

 

From the Classroom

Great news! Kindergarten and first grade will start having gym! With our partnership Wellness in the Schools, Dante and the classroom teachers will be teaching a physical education class to first graders once a week for the first half of the school year and kindergarteners for the second half of the school year.  

 

Big shout out to Wendy and Elizabeth S for planning our K-3 town hall and Stephanie D and student government for planning our 6-8 town hall. We will be starting our rules congress next week. Stay tuned... 

 

Best,

Claire