Central Park East II
Week of May 2, 2016
Reminder: Friday, May 13 - Early Dismissal (11:30) for Staff Professional Development
CPE2 EMPATHY-BUILDING PARENT GROUP starting THIS FRIDAY May 6
CPE2 EMPATHY-BUILDING PARENT GROUP starting May 6, 8:30-9:45am (meeting every other week)
Come see if this group is right for you. We will support CPE2 in the exciting empathy-building work they are doing in our children's classrooms. Our group will use the framework provided by the authors of the best-selling books: How to Talk so Your Kids Will Listen, and Listen so Your Kids Will Talk and Siblings Without Rivalry; and we will also do non-violent communication exercises created by Marshall Rosenberg. The goal is to build more empathy (and empathy games) in our own families to decrease difficult dynamics with our children and increase positive and cooperative relationships among everyone. Contact Jessie Klein for more information: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email Jessica at email above if you plan to come to the first session of our group, Friday May 6 at 8:30 am.
Support YOUR Parents Association - Attend the PA meeting - Become a PA leader
We need you!
Parental involvement is part of what makes CPE 2 such a great school, and serving on the PA is a great way to build community and to work on projects that make our school an even better place! Parents who are elected to these positions will serve one year terms beginning July 1st, 2016
The next PA meeting is Wednesday, May 11 at 6PM. Dinner and child care will be provided. Please RSVP at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=103PJDXtRtvfjj0mfUW11m6I_8-9dFOzZ6NHy--wDI8A
Currently accepting nominations for:
2 Co-Presidents [Note: Co-Presidents must run as a slate.]
1 Recording Secretary
1 Vice President
1 Vice President of Parent Services
1 Vice President of Communications
Email the nominating committee if you are interested.
Carla Bellamy email@example.com
Elizabeth Cohen firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison McDermott email@example.com
Our team of young citizen scientists - learning to make a difference.
Presentation at Community Meeting
Sixth graders presented their work at Randall's Island for our Community Meeting.
Sixth grade scientists
Our sixth graders went to Randall's Island .
Several students had the opportunity to use hip waders to wade into the estuary and seine.
The BioBus is coming to CPE II
All students in grades 2 - 6 will have the opportunity to visit the BioBus on May 5th or 6th. The BioBus research grade mobile science lab (a refurbished partially solar- and biofuel-powered 1974 transit bus with over $100,000 of microscopes) and the BioBase research grade community science lab give 30,000 students annually the chance to feel the excitement of making a scientific discovery. Through our STEM programs taught by PhD and Masters-level scientists, we help to generate interest among and empower New York City youth to create the next generation of scientists. Go to http://www.biobus.org/about/ for more
Celebrating 35 Years of Progressive Education at CPE II
Hopes and Dreams for Parents
The Greening of CPE II; Building our work around Social Justice; Working toward a space just for CPE II. Come with your ideas. Come ready to be part of the action.
Save the date and be part of the future of CPE II
The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling
The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling invites children and their families to come and explore the limitless boundaries of imagination! Come be inspired by art, and to create your own. Come be transported by stories to worlds where anything is possible. http://www.sugarhillmuseum.org
For May events go to: http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5e5272fcdb7a45c8a4586bde5&id=9535535287&e=993d9a795b
Free Karate Lessons
Safe Streets: Learn how to keep our children safe
When?? Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 Time?? 9:30 AM
Where?? PS/MS 96
216 East 120th Street, Auditorium Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues
For further information contact:
Nancy Pereira, District 4 FLC at (212) 348-2473 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org **INTERPRETATION SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED***
MoMath and Transformations, the summer program
http://momath.org Dynamic exhibits, gallery, and programs will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. MoMath has innovative exhibits that will engage folks from 105 to 5 years old (and sometimes younger), but with a special emphasis on activities for 4th through 8th graders. The Museum is located at 11 East 26th Street in Manhattan and is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, seven days a week, 364 days a year (MoMath is closed on Thanksgiving Day).
MoMath Summer program, Transformations, offers a mixed ages camp with opportunities for differentiated learning and dedicated camp counselors at each level. The Epsilons level for rising first through third graders focuses on instilling a love for mathematics. The Deltas level for rising fourth through eighth graders allows campers to fully explore their mathematical interests. Go to: https://in.momath.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=529
Registration fees are $860 per one-week session, 9 am to 3 pm. Thanks to generous donor support, limited funding is available for students from low-income backgrounds who demonstrate an interest and aptitude in mathematics. To apply, please email email@example.com.
Applications for Farms for City Kids
CPE II Students in grades 3 and up can apply to participate in this summer's Farm for City Kids and The City Kids Adventure Program. (See the site for more information http://farmsforcitykids.org/our-program/) CPE II has been scheduled for BOTH the Farm and Adventure programs the week of July 18-22, 2016. The program is free, but there is a cost for transportation (All students travel on a Chartered Bus). If you would like an application, please email Yhane@cpe2.org. They will be distributed through the Purple Folder starting Monday, April 4th.
Community Eduction Council District 4 (CEC4)
CALENDAR MEETING & WORKING SESSION
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:00 P.M
CEC4 office: 2351 First Avenue Room B15
Contact: 212-802-3050 or 212-722-3915/16 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates to Keep in Mind
Friday, May 6 CPE2 EMPATHY-BUILDING PARENT GROUP First Session, 8:30-9:45am
Weds. May 11 - Parents Association Meeting – 6 pm (Dinner & child care provided)
Friday, May 13 - Early Dismissal for Staff Professional Development
Friday, May 20 - Sports Day at Randall's Island
May 20th, Hopes and Dreams for Parents 5PM
Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day Observed No School
Wednesday June 8th Window Into Progressive Education at CPE II Celebrating 35 years
Thursday, June 9 - Chancellor's Conference Day - Students no in attendance
Tuesday, June 14th - Citywide Clerical Day - Students not in attendance.
Thursday, June 16th - Three Schools Violin Concert - All CPE II in school violinists
Friday, June 17 - Annual Picnic and SLT elections (5 - 7PM)
Wednesday, June 22 - 5th grade moving up ceremony 12 noon
Thursday, June 23, Last Day of Classes at CPE II
Friday, June 24 & Monday, June 27 - Student Non- Attendance Days at CPE II
Tuesday, June 28 - Early dismissal - Last Day of School