Principal’s Newsletter – November 2016

Dear Families,

 

I am very excited to continue having students participate in student led conferences on November 3, 2016.  Student-led conferences embody the Chancellor’s vision for students to build their self-confidence and hold themselves accountable for improvement and also inform parents how to best support their child both inside and outside the classroom.  Here’s some helpful information about student-led conferences:

 

–           A student-led conference is a conference with parents led by the student;

–           The role of the classroom teacher is to facilitate the process;

–           Students lead parents through a discussion of their work and established academic and   social goals;

–           The teacher will be facilitating several student-led conferences at one time;

–           The role of the parent is to listen.

 

Another exciting announcement is that E3Sports (Educate,Exercise,Evolve) will be working with the students during all recess periods.  Coaches from E3Sports will be working together with the school aides during lunch time to provide structured recess play that will support physical, social and academic development.  Their holistic approach will not only focus students with a routine brief, daily warm-up but also provides energized “free-play” model, which promotes structure in a way that contributes to the decrease of bullying and playground injuries.

 

Our new partnership with E3Sports will allow students to be outside even during the winter months.  Please note, Roger Platt, MD, Director of School Health for the New York City Department of Education, strongly recommends that children should be given the opportunity to play outside whenever possible.  Unless it is snowing or there is ice on the playground, low temperatures should not be a barrier to outside play.  Please dress your children appropriately.  Make sure they are wearing their coats, hats and gloves to play safely outside during the cold weather months.

 

Lastly, we want to give students and parents every opportunity to work together in school and at home.  By now you should have received your child’s Razz Kids and Go Math passwords.  These passwords will allow your child to read books online and practice math at home.  If you did not receive your child’s password yet, please reach out to your child’s teacher. Individual student Wonders passwords will be coming home shortly as well.

 

Thank you for the privilege of serving your children and thank you to all of the families and teachers for your hard work and dedication to the school community each and every day.

 

 

Warmest Regards,

 

Veronica DePaolo

Principal

 

 

Please review the upcoming calendar of events we have scheduled so far the month of November.

 

            EVENT               DATE            Location
Student – Led Parent Conferences November 3, 2016

(At your scheduled meeting time)

Your child’s classroom
Election Day November 8, 2016 School Closed for Students
Veterans Day November 11, 2016 School Closed

 

Open School Week November 14-18, 2016 More information to follow

 

SLT Meeting November 21, 2016 – 4:00 p.m. Room 231

 

PTA Meeting November 21, 2016 – 5:30 p.m. Auditorium

 

 

Student of the Month November 21, 2016 – 6:00 p.m. Auditorium

 

Thanksgiving Recess November 24-25, 2016 School Closed

 

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