Letter from Claire - Oct 30

Dear Families,

 

Thank you to all who attended October Chat with Claire and our PTA meeting! For an evening session, it was well attended. Most of our discussion was on our snack policy.

 

Snack:

Should students bring in their own snack? Concern is all students will not bring in snack and then some students will be left out and be hungry.

Suggestions:

Parents donate money for snack.

Offer 3 simple healthy choices for snack so it is easier for families to contribute.

Develop relationship w/ outside food vendors and maybe get a discount

Have a snack coordinator- model after book room parents.

 

Elevator Update

Thank you for your patience as we continue to wait for elevator repairs.  As you know, we are down two elevators, out of four.  It has been a struggle for everyone in our building, especially during morning drop-off and end of day pick up.  Please remember that at MSC, families have daily access to the school building and their children's classrooms.  This is something very special, and we've worked hard to make it a reality in the DOE.  Most schools have drop off and pick up in the yard, or cafeteria.  We want to continue to extend this privilege to our families.

 

Please be patient when entering the building. We ask those capable of using the stairs to do so, in order to allow more room in the elevators for those who need it.  Please use BOTH STAIRCASES, going UP and DOWN on different sides, so that there is more room, it is less crowded and less chaotic.  6th, 7th and 8th Grade students are escorted to class by our staff first thing in the morning.  Elevators are then available to families and caretakers to take younger students to class.

 

We continue to be proactive in demanding that the elevators be fixed and we have been informed that repairs will happen soon.  Elevator #1, the one that has been out of service for over a year, needs to be upgraded and modernized.  That takes a long time.  We appreciate all the emails regarding this issue, it helps our school in showing how important the repairs are to our community.   If you have any questions, please reach out to Tatiana at THoover2@schools.nyc.gov or call 311 to let the DOE know we need all our elevators back in service.

 

From the Classroom

Wendy and I met with our class representatives. We have our official school wide rules for 2017-2018. 

Golden Rule: Treat other the way you want to be treated

Always help others and eyes on the speaker.

Try to solve problems with an open mind

We should be kind in all ways. For example: we will share and include others. We will also care four our environment, peers and listen to everyone.

 

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Thank you to Stephanie and Stephen for leading and organizing October town hall. The theme: Responsibility.  Thank you also to the 7th grade classes for hosting. Students shared a video on responsibility of hallway and classroom behavior and handing in work on timely matter. Check it out on our website, www.ps333.org

 

Thank you Nancy for inviting families to a family Math evening for families in her 5th grade class. 

 

Reminders:

First Friday Field Trip is this Friday, November 3rd. Please sign up to be a chaperone. Classes need as many volunteers as possible. It is a wonderful way to give back to your class and to spend time with your child.

 

As Halloween approaches, please remember that the MSC community has families from many different cultures and traditions. Some families in our school community do not celebrate holidays because of religious or cultural beliefs. Therefore, we do not celebrate holidays, or decorate the school or classrooms for holidays. Please remind your children of our policy. Students should NOT wear costumes to school.

 

Join us for this year’s first MSC Movie Night on Friday, Nov. 3rd from 6:30-8:30 as we screen a very special documentary called “I Am Eleven”. Open to all MSC families.

 

*Although the screening is open to all families, parents should be aware that the film touches on subjects like war, poverty, and some violence (one boy mentions an older boy getting shot to death in his neighborhood). It’s about 75% serious, 25% light-hearted. Tickets are $5 per family (suggested). To learn more, visit the film’s

website at www.iameleven.com

 

 

Best,

Claire