Happy Women's History Month!
This month we will take the time to acknowledge the often overlooked contributions of women to history, culture and society. We have celebrated Women's History Month since 1987. If you do not already know, the PTA is working on a project for Women's History Month and they would like your support and participation. If you'd like more information about this project, you can reach out to the PTA President, Ms. Melody Mann at email@example.com
The month of February was short but sweet. We started with Get Woke Week. We taught our scholars all about equity, racial identity and positive self affirmations. We ended with a GREAT celebration of Black History that included dance, poetry/spoken word, music & art, special guests and amazing student presentations. At this time, we are unable to upload it to our You Tube page due to music copyright issues, however, it is available on our Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School Facebook page and I hope to be able to share the entire performance with everyone in Google drive very soon. Please remind your scholars that EVERY day they should celebrate who they are. Black History is American History!
You should have already received a copy of your child's progress report. They were given out right before the mid-winter break, On Thursday March 4th, parents will participate in virtual afternoon and evening family conferences with teachers. This will happen in two sessions; 1:00-3:00 and 4:00-6:30. Please schedule an appointment with your child's teacher today.
March 2nd is Read Across America Day. Pre-K will be celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday as they do annually. They have an amaaazing celebration planned. Our second grade classes will be read to by Miss Greater NY. If you'd like to virtually read to your child's class on March 2nd, please contact your child's teacher to set this up. We would love to have parents as guest readers on this day.
Don't forget about our next virtual Parents & Pancakes event taking place on Friday March 19th. If you haven't been to any of our Parents & Pancakes events this year, please try to make it to this one. More details are forthcoming.
We are awaiting further details on state testing for scholars in grades 3-5. Some parents have been asking. The ELA test is scheduled for April and the Math test is scheduled for May , however we don't have any other information about what testing will look like for remote scholars or how flexible the administration and testing window will be. As soon as I receive information about this, I will be certain to share it with you all.
As always, thank you for entrusting your children to us and thank you for your partnership. Stay safe!