The Dinner Table Chat.....

Your weekly update on what's going on at New Hope

Love Is Indispensable

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me....

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Dear Family,

I can't believe that May is here; time has flown by!

This past month so much has happened. We had ELA and Math State Testing in the beginning of April followed by our Spring break. We are so very proud of our scholars and all the effort they put in. We only expect to see EXCELLENCE when we get the scores back. We had a pep rally to encourage our young leaders during their two weeks of testing. It was very uplifting to see our K-2 scholars and our staff members encourage and support our 3-5 scholars and it was evident that they appreciated it.

I pray everyone enjoyed their Spring Break this past week, and that we are all well rested and ready to finish the school year with a bang!

Graduation is right around the corner. It will definitely be hard to say goodbye to all of the amazing scholars, but I am excited to see them blossom and transition into young adults. We are so proud of our scholars for making it this far and expect nothing more than amazing results in their future. I am so proud to know your children; they are truly a blessing.

Please remember, if you have time to volunteer some hours please email your contact information and number of hours you would like to volunteer per week or month to There are a number of events coming up and we would love for you to be apart of it.

Acceptence letters for the next school year have gone out, so please look for them in the mail.

Thank you to those parents who attended our last PO and Board Meeting on March 31, 2016. Also, a special thanks to those who came Saturday, April 2, 2016 to our Parent Academy session. If you missed it, you missed a treat. The next PO and Board meeting is Thursday, May 24, 2016. I do hope that I see you there.

Also, look out for notifications on upcoming events as we have much planned for before the school year is finished.

Please know, if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions you can reach me at or at 718.408.5235/917.789.3479.

Yours in Service,

Sandra Michael

Director of FCE

Friendly Reminders

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Please remember that tomorrow Wednesday, May 4, 2016 is A-Half-Day and that ALL scholars need to be picked up at 12:00pm SHARP!

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New and Improved "Blue Cards"

In the spirit of going paperless, we have changed our "blue card" system.

Please feel out the new scholar information form so that we can have updated information as it is essential to be able to reach you in case of an emergency.


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Know Yourself Day

Know Yourself is New Hope's firstever Hygiene Day. We will be preparing hygiene packages for our 3rd-5th grade scholars and throughout the day explaining to them the importance of knowing themselves, and recognizing their changes and the right way to deal with them. Consent Forms will be sent home and only scholars who return signed forms will be able to participate. Each package will have content that cater to the specific grade level and all content descriptions will be enclosed on the consent form.

Family Appreciation Day

The FCE Team will be hosting a Family Appreciation Day this year. We can't image all the hard work our families put in to making sure thier scholars succeed, and we want you to know that New Hope staff and scholars appreciate you. We are a family, and we are making great strides to building a better relationship. Family supports family and that's what we intend on doing.

Senior Family Day Cookout

Wednesday, June 15th, 9am

334 Furman Street

Brooklyn, NY

The FCE Team and 5th grade scholars are partnering to make this day for our families enjoyable. We will be having food, drinks and games to celebrate our young adults in their transition into middle school. If you would like to help out in planning the outing or volunteer your time on the day of, please let us know.
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Mentoring for Our Future

FCE has worked toilsomely to make sure our scholars had mentors this year, and it is finally happening. This Thursday will be the start of something new and excited. We will be hosting our first Girls Empowered meeting and we are extremely excited. This year the program will be for our 5th scholars.

We will be keeping you updated on the progress of Girls Empowered and the start date of Lean on Me for our boys.

Please remember, students will not be able to participate if their consent forms are not signed.

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To all of our May-born scholars and family members!