Dear Families,

Happy Friday! A big thank you to all who joined us today for the Holiday Bazaar, it was a wonderful day seeing families and friends of the school supporting the PTA and local merchants! There were such great gifts available and CWS families worked very hard to plan such a successful event! 

A reminder: This Tuesday, December 12 is a half-day with 11:30am pickup for all students, lunch will be served and there are no afterschool clubs this day. 

This morning at community meeting Coach Luis and a group of students demonstrated different activities and exercises learned during gym class. In addition to physical exercises, our students gain a greater understanding of collaboration, sharing, and gracefully accepting winning and losses during gym class. 

Thanks to the PTA for funding a fantastic teacher and staff retreat last weekend. Our committed teachers and staff are continually looking for ways to strengthen the meaningful experiences your children have during their time at CWS. 

This week we also had a remote learning practice day where teachers worked with students to ensure they could login to their google classroom using their @nycstudents.net email address in case there are school closures due to weather. 

We have rapid COVID-19 test kits available to students who would like a box. If you would like a test kit to keep on hand at home for future use, please let your child’s teacher know and they will send one home in your child’s backpack. 

Honoring the Dream: I encourage you to mark your calendars for our annual MLK “Honors 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.

  •  Thursday, January 18 at 5:30pm – Suma, Elyssa & Kimberly, Davon, Ally & Shelby, Molly & Ava, Scott, Chairin
  •  Thursday, January 25 at 5:30pm – Helen, Kiara, Jess & Louise, Susan & Jeanette, Jeff, Miriam, Taylor & Gabby, Carlos & Ashita

Other dates to note:

  • Tuesday, December 12 – Half-day 11:30am pickup for all students; no afterschool clubs
  • Monday, December 25 – Monday, January 1 – No School (School resumes Tuesday, January 2)

Have a great weekend!

Warmly,
Maria