Dear Families,

Happy Friday! This morning we were delighted to celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon with a traditional lion dance from the Bo Law Kung Fu group. We also celebrated Valentine’s Day and have a wonderful new bulletin board in the lobby which showcases all grades 3k through 5th as students answered the question “What is Love?” framed around our Honoring the Dream MLK quote “I have decided to stick with love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Thank you to parents Stephanie Garcia and Pritsana Kootint-Hadiatmodjo for supporting this beautiful piece. Please stop by the lobby to read our students’ inspiring and insightful messages.

There is no school all next week for Presidents’ Day and Mid-Winter Break. School will reopen on Monday, February 26. 

There is no still no news regarding the schoolyard. We are working with elected officials to try and expedite the inspections, but have no control over the Department of Buildings.

There are three important forms every family need to complete:

  • Family Income Inquiry Form (formerly known as the lunch form) – CWS can earn extra money for our school’s budget if everyone completes this form. Every student needs a form completed, not just one per household. All families, regardless of immigration status, should complete this online form. **Our school does not get the results of this form, it is used by central to determine school funding. All meals are always free for all students, but please complete this form so our school can earn extra money!
  • Housing Form – A form needs to be completed for each student. These went home in backpacks, please ask your child’s teacher or Joyce for another copy if you need one. 
  • School Surveys – A copy went home in your child’s backpack. You can mail this in the enclosed envelope, or submit it online using the unique code on your survey. Please do not bring them to the office, as we don’t see individual results, only the city does. 

Mark your calendars:

  • Monday, February 19 – Friday, February 23 – No School, Mid-Winter Break 
  • Tuesday, February 27 – PTA meeting with presentation on state testing from Luis Lizard from 6-7pm in the lobby; childcare and pizza will be provided
  • Week of March 4 – Family Conferences – Details coming soon
  • Monday, March 18 – Half-day 11:30am pickup (PROSE staff development)

Enjoy your weeklong break!

Warmly,
Maria