Dorothy’s Update March 1, 2020

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Welcome to March… Spring is just around the corner!

The world begins to move again, stirring from its sleep,

Barbara Juster Esbensen, The Return, Swing around the Sun 2003

Creative Music Programs

Music classes have begun for all grades. The teachers and children have been very enthusiastic!  Watch for Bloomz updates from them!

Many thanks to Gary, who worked with Seth on the original concept to customize this program for our school, to Kate Pochapshy, who took on the task of writing the grant, to the SLT and the teachers who supported these efforts and were flexible regarding finding the time for these classes in their already busy schedules.

To the teaching artists, Dylan, Seth and Leithis.  And to the children, who bring their energy and creative spirits to the work.

Early Morning Reading in the Library

 We will be reaching out to a small number of families to participate in an early morning reading program in the library, Aliceyn Heasely Literacy Coach and Dorothy Cantwell, Parent Coordinator, will be piloting a program designed to assist families who are struggling with lateness and attendance. We hope to incentivize early arrival by starting the day in a relaxed enriching way, and hope to eventually offer this program schoolwide.

Thursday March 5, 2020

Family Conferences

Citywide Half Day – 11:30 dismissal. 

(childcare options through Super Happy Healthy Kids – Scroll Down)

Most family conferences will take place that afternoon and evening;

Some teachers have made adjustments to that schedule.

Please sign up for an appointment with your child’s teacher.

This is a special day for children to share the work they are doing, and for the teacher, parent and child to discuss goals.

If you would like an interpreter, please let the teacher know!

Thursday March 12, 2020  8:45  Library

Literacy Workshop

Literacy Coach Aliceyn Heasley will present

Reading With Your Child 2

Using Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales to explore Cultural Diversity

Use the Fairytale and Folk Tale collection in our library and learn strategies to broaden your child’s understanding of other cultures.

How do you discuss universal themes and archetypes.

Please come to this special workshop!  

(RSVP so I can set up the room and gather materials.)

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them Fairytales, If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairytales” Albert Einstein

Friday March 13, 2020

All Day Café – Watch for more details


Monday March 16, 2020


(childcare options through Super Happy Healthy Kids – Scroll Down)

Tuesday March 17, 2020

Pre-K Non-attendance Day

Friday MARCH 20, 2020

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Schoolapalooza 2020

Schoolapalooza 2020 poster
Schoolapalooza 2020 Theme Masquerade Friday March 20, 2020 6-11 pm Performance Space NY 150 1st Avenue at 9th Street

Live performances by Lisa Lisa, The Persuaders Review, and DJ El Wood
Dinner catered by Chef James Kent
Live and silent auctions to support CWS enrichment programs
Admission Tickets $25
Purchase 2 admission tickets in advance/receive one additional free ticket Complimentary admission tickets are available, please inquire in the office
Dinner ($10) and drinks ($5) are sold during the event  
Admission tickets on sale beginning March 4
Masquerade attire encouraged

March 25, 2020

PTA Meeting 8:45am Lobby

March 25,26,27

State ELA Tests for 3rd.4th and 5th grades

Super Happy Healthy Kids – Thursday 3/5 for parents teachers conference/Monday 3/16 for professional day. To register for all half days, includes lunch, certified organic fruits as snacks, activities and gifts –please text 917 369 0032.

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