Monthly Archives: June 2014

Our Garden Needs Your Help This Summer!

Most of you are familiar with Project Oasis, which creates and maintains our beautiful school garden. Our children work hard to create and maintain flower beds, and they learn the joys of watching our plants grow and thrive under their care. Unfortunately, over the summer our garden will wither unless it has regular watering. That’s why each summer we ask families to pitch in by taking responsibility for watering during one week in either July or August.

All that’s involved is stopping by the school during your assigned week – usually only once, twice if it’s extremely hot – and giving all our garden beds their much-needed watering. It’s a great way to help the school even as you show your children the importance of ongoing care for living things.

The volunteer flyer is posted here: Project Oasis Watering Letter Please fill it out and return it to Kim D’Angelo if you can take a week over the summer – just let Kim know when you’re not available and she’ll find you an open slot. Please do consider helping out – we want our garden to be even more beautiful in September when the students return than it is now!

 

The Last Update of the School Year

Dear Families,

We are headed for the finish line on the 2013-14 school year – another year gone by in the blink of an eye. Here are some final reminders for the week:

The final day of school for all students (yes, even our graduates!) is Thursday, June 26. That’s a half day, with noon dismissal.

Fifth graders (aka grads) will be treated to a pizza party for lunch on Wednesday, followed by the distribution of the yearbook. Don’t miss Yearbook Day!

Teachers are getting the school supply lists for the 2014-15 year ready now, and they will be available soon on the web site. So when August comes around and you can’t find the list that came home in your child’s backpack, you’ll be able to find it online.

Finally, for parents of students in grades 3 through 5, state test results will be available later in the summer. You’ll need to log on to Aris ParentLink to see the results, so if you don’t have your Aris login info handy this is the week to get it from Mary Bow. Go to https://arisparentlink.org/parentlink and make sure you can log in. If you can’t, contact Mary Bow this week for help. MBow@schools.nyc.gov

Have a happy and healthy summer, and we’ll see you in the fall for another great year!

The PTA Executive Board

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