Letter from Claire - Jan 8

Dear Families,

We had a short week last week with the snow day! Hope you all enjoyed sledding, playing in the snow and being cozy at home. We are excited to be back for our first full week of 2018.

 

Upcoming Events:

Please join us tomorrow, Monday, January 8th, at 8:45 AM in the auditorium, for a parent forum facilitated by Carrie Epstein, LCSW-R (an Associate Professor at the Yale Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine where she is Director of Clinical Services and Training at the Childhood Violent Trauma Center, her bio is attached) “How to Talk to Kids and Support Them after Difficult Events.”

 

First and Second Grade families, please come to a recess meeting with Caren and Kerry on January 11th at 8:45 am in the auditorium.

 

We will also be hosting a parent workshop on The Power of Off - The Mindful Way To Stay Present (and Sane) in a Virtual World. It will be held on January 18th, at 9:00 am, in the auditorium.

 

The MSC PTA and IDC invite you to save the date for three workshops and parent education sessions in Raising Race Conscious Children: 9-11am in MSC Auditorium.

Jan 22 geared towards grades K-2

‪Jan 24 geared towards grades 3-5

‪Feb 7 geared towards grades 6-8

 

The workshop presenters, Lori Taliaferro Riddick and Sachi Feris, are both educators and parents that are committed to social justice education. To give you insight into the content of the workshop, here is just one of Sachi's many informative blog posts on their website: http://www.raceconscious.org/2015/02/what-to-do-when-your-child-comments-on-a-strangers-physical-appearance-in-public/

 

So many great events in January!!  Join us on Sunday, January 28th, for our 5th Annual BROADWAY LOVES MSC BENEFIT! Stars from Broadway shows will light up the MSC stage with dancing and singing! Enjoy a great night of musical entertainment and raise money for our school. 

To get your tickets today, please click on the following link:

https://blmsc.brownpapertickets.com

 

Reminders:

Outdoor Recess:  Our policy is the Department of Education Policy. As per the Chancellor: We take students outdoors in almost all weather. The New York City Department of Education policy and New York City Department of Health Guidelines regarding outdoor play in cold weather states “Children benefit from vigorous exercise and should be given the opportunity to play outside whenever possible.” The NYC Department of Education states that outdoor play is permitted regardless of the temperature when weather and yard conditions are appropriate. Our policy is to send the students outdoors unless the surface is slippery or the weather conditions are extreme. Given the limited amount of physical activity during the school day, we want students to play outside as much as possible.

 

Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately with gloves, hat and a warm jacket.

 

The week of January 29th, K-5 second progress reports will be distributed to families.

January 31st, 6-8 report cards will be sent home.

 

Best,

Claire