MAY 2015 Newsletter

HOLA NYC

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Friday, May 1st – Piano School of NY Recital @ 5:00pm , 120 West 69th St.


Wednesday/Thursday, May 6th & 7th – Fieldtrip to the Art Farm on the UES


Friday, May 22 – HOLA NYC Parent Social


Monday, May 25th – Memorial Day – HOLA NYC CLOSED


Sunday, June 14th- End of the Year Picnic


Friday, June 26th – Last Day of the 2014-15 School year.

End of the year performance @ 3:30pm


Monday, June 29th – Friday, July 3rd – HOLA NYC CLOSED


Monday, July 6th – Summer 2015 Program commences

NOTE FROM THE CLASSROOM

¡Hola Madres y Padres!


During the month of April, we experimented with science and discovery lessons. Some of the wild experiments were: a volcano eruption, bouncy eggs, chemical reactions and making their own rainbows. Through these various experiments, the children learned about forms of a substance: solid, liquid or gas. We also began the discussion of the life cycles of insects, different animals, and plants and will continue exploring this topic into May.


Since we have already touched on plant life cycles and maintenance, May will be full of learning about the farm and how it is maintained. The children will learn where foods like eggs and milk come from and how other animals are used on the farm. The class will also be taking a trip to meet some real live farm animals for an opportunity to feed and handle them.


Here is a list of helpful vocabulary that we will incorporate throughout May’s curriculum focus:


ciclo/cycle

huevo/eggs

granja/farm

granjero/farmer

establo/barn

sembrar/plant

jardín/garden

leche/milk

pollito/chick

gallina/hen

crecer/grow


Con mucho cariño,


Las guías y el guía

!FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS!

May 1st – Archer

May 4th – Beatrice

PASEO TO THE ART FARM IN THE CITY

To kick off the month of the Farm, HOLA NYC will be sponsoring a fieldtrip to the Art Farm located on the Upper East Side. We will take the M86 bus crosstown to be dropped

off in front of our destination. The Art Farm is an eco-friendly and organic facility which teaches children about nature, animals and how to better care for our planet. They also teach children about responsibility through caring, loving and being in the company of animals. The children will handle and feed a wide variety of animals including: bunnies chinchillas, guinea pigs, lizards, turtles, birds, tropical fish and more. We may even see some pigs, chickens, goats and sheep!


We will have a heavy snack before heading out to catch the M86 bus at 10:45am. The children will have one hour to explore the farm before returning to the classroom at 12:30pm. We plan to arrive back at HOLA NYC by 1:00pm for lunch.


Because of our group size and schedules, we will be taking this trip over two days. Parents chaperones are welcome and need. If you can assist us on our crosstown journey, please email Stormy. Below is a list of your child’s assigned day and time:


Wednesday, May 6th

11:00am-1:00pm

Owen

Archer

Luca

Carlo

Adriana

Aidan

Xavier

Antonella

Shakked

Oriana


Thursday, May 7th

11:00am-1:00pm

Nicholas

Rafaela

Blue

Cole

Ezra

Desi

Mikito

Asher

Gabriella

Isabel Joy


**Please note that parents or guardians of 2 year old children are strongly encouraged to attend any fieldtrips that involve public transportation.**

HOLA NYC PARENT SOCIAL

The school-family committee would like to invite all of our significant grown ups to join us for a sunset & wine party on the 22nd of May from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. The address: 310 West 97th St, Rooftop terrace (between West End and Riverside).


Our intention is to create a space for all the wonderful families and staff in HOLA NYC to interact as grown ups. Please note that childcare will not be provided for this event.

SUNSCREEN

In May and June we will be outside more. Please remember to apply sunscreen before you drop off your child in the morning. We also need a sunscreen lotion in HOLA NYC so that we can re-apply.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL & JUNE CLOSURE

Friday, June 26th is the last day of the 2014-15 scholastic year. Our end of school performance and graduation for Kindergarten students will be on the same day at 3:30pm. More details will be included in the June newsletter.


Please note that HOLA NYC will be closed from Summer recess from June 29th – July 3rd. The first day of the 2015 Summer program is Monday, July 6th.