Dear Families,

Happy Friday! As a reminder, there is no school Monday, January 15 to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This was a special week with an adult hydroponic lab workshop and a performance by CWS parent and music teacher Amos Gabia’s Ekome Feemo, courtesy of Third Street Music School. As it gets colder please remember we’ll be going outside even in colder weather and to dress your child in warm layers. 

Schoolyard update: The construction scaffolding is up, but we have heard from the Department of Buildings and School Construction Authority that there is a full vacate order still in place in the yard and the yard cannot be used for recess, pickup/dropoff, or scooter storage until the vacate order is lifted. We do not know how long the repairs will take as it is a private building owner and construction company doing this work. The emergency exit will remain open for emergencies only.

Next week will be the beginning of our two-part Honoring the Dream celebration! On Thursday, January 18 and 25 at 5:30 pm we will host our annual MLK “Honoring the Dream” Celebration. This will happen over two evenings this year in the CWS auditorium. Classes will sing songs and act out skits that honor the memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Teachers will be sending more details home as they are confirmed. On Thursday, January 18 these classes will perform: Suma, Elyssa & Kimberly, Davon, Ally & Shelby, Molly & Ava, Scott, Chairin. On Thursday, January 25 these classes will perform: Helen, Kiara, Jess & Louise, Susan & Jeanette, Jeff, Miriam, Taylor & Gabby, Carlos & Ashita.

If you would like a box of COVID rapid test kits, please ask your child’s teacher and one will be sent home in your child’s backpack. Please also test your child if they are showing any signs of illness including a runny/stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, and fever. If your child has a fever, they cannot come back to school until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication. If they have a fever at noon on Wednesday, they cannot come back to school until Friday at the earliest. Please let your child’s teacher know if they will be absent due to illness.

Mark your calendars:

  • Monday, January 15 – No School
  • Thursday, January 18 at 5:30pm – Honoring the Dream: Suma, Elyssa & Kimberly, Davon, Ally & Shelby, Molly & Ava, Scott, Chairin
  • Thursday, January 25 at 5:30pm – Honoring the Dream: Helen, Kiara, Jess & Louise, Susan & Jeanette, Jeff, Miriam, Taylor & Gabby, Carlos & Ashita
  • Wednesday, January 31 – Half-Day professional development, all students are dismissed at 11:30am
  • Friday, February 2 – Make-up and sibling photo day, advanced sign up required here
  • Monday, February 19 – Friday, February 23 – No School, Mid-Winter Break

Warmly,
Maria