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Pizza Friday, Winter-Spring 2016

Pizza Friday is great fun, the kids love it, and you’ll get a window into their friends and lunchtime antics! Most importantly participating in the School shows them you care. So: See you there! Pizza Friday is for grades K-5 . There is one session in the fall and one in spring during which every week…

Valentine’s Day Dance

Save the Date! Our Valentine’s Day Dance will be on Saturday, February 6 at 5:30 p.m. Please join us for an awesome, fun-filled night. Our theme is “The Roaring 20s”, so get those costumes in order and practice your Charleston! We need volunteers! The party itself starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes to 9:00 p.m.…

Distribute Flyers for Our New Diversity Initiative!

Recently, we announced the Children’s School’s participation in a new admission pilot designed to increase diversity in seven schools around New York City. Now, we need help from the Children’s School community. Below, you can download a flyer in English, Spanish or Chinese promoting kindergarten at the Children’s School. These can be used to let…

New “Kindergarten Creators” Activity

“Kindergarten Creators” is a speech push-in activity, which is done collaboratively with the classroom teachers, where students produce either a craft or snack product using all different language supports to achieve this creation. This activity incorporates reading, writing, and math, along with various language skills including listening skills, following directions, comprehension and social skills. Many…

New Diversity Initiative

The Children’s School is part of a new diversity initiative announced by Chancellor Carmen Fariña. During the pilot program, schools will give priority to students who qualify for free and reduced lunch (FRL), English Language Learners (ELLs) or students in the child welfare system. Our school is one of the seven elementary schools participating. The…

New Learning Tool: “Thinking Maps”

Children’s School teachers received staff development training in Thinking Maps learning tools this fall. Mr. Artie would like parents to know about these tools so that we will be able to recognize these maps in our children’s work and support their use of them. How We’ll Be Using Thinking Maps Thinking Maps are a visual language used to represent the eight different…