I want to start this month’s letter with a few student shout outs. The first shout out goes to 5th grader Darnell Johnson who will be representing our school at the annual Soapbox Competition taking place on December 15th from 10:00-11:30. Darnell showed perseverance and dedication throughout this process! We are all very proud of him!
The second shout out goes to all of the scholars who are demonstrating LEADERSHIP as they run for Student Council offices this month. The election will take place on December 3rd. Good luck to all of the candidates!
The last shout out goes to every scholar that wrote a letter addressed to the White House during Get Woke Week last February. Fourth grader Jayce Rodriguez recently received a response from President Joe Biden. This response let Jayce and his classmates know that they are not too young to try to make a difference in this world and their voices matter!
New York Cares Winter Wishes make it possible for all of our scholars to receive holiday gifts every year. We are thankful for our partnership with NY Cares. Gift distribution will take place at the school from 11 am-2 pm as follows:
Tuesday, December 14th- Pre-K, Kindergarten & 1st grade
Wednesday, December 15th- 2nd & 3rd grades
Thursday, December 16th- 4th & 5th grades
Please note that if you have multiple children, you can pick up all of the gifts on the same day. Ms. Vazquez will be sending home a form for you to complete and bring with you on the day you will pick up the gifts. Please reach out to Ms. Vazquez at email@example.com if you have any questions about holiday gifts.
Planning is underway for our annual holiday show. The theme this year is “Holiday Traditions around the World.” Grades 3K-2 will celebrate on December 22nd from 9:30-10:30 and grades 3-5 will celebrate on December 23rd from 9:30-10:30. You can participate in these celebrations by joining us at 9:30 on FACEBOOK LIVE.
The Parents & Pancakes-Title 1 Workshop will take place on December 17th at 9 am. I look forward to seeing you at this very important event.
Finally, attached you will find the list of 141 scholars with 100% attendance for the month of November. We are aiming for a school-wide attendance rate of 95%. Currently, we are at 91%. Thank you for all you do every day to support our school community! This work would be impossible without your partnership.
Best wishes for a joyous holiday season filled with love, happiness, health and prosperity!