Transfiguration School Newsletter
February 22nd, 2021
News and Notes
Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful February break with your families! I just wish we had a little less snow. That last storm was a long one. A weatherman said of last week's snow- "We are now in hour 30 of the same 3-6 inches!"
Thank you to all those that have re-registered for next year! It is very helpful as we begin planning for the next school year to have accurate numbers. If you have not yet, please be sure to register for the 2021-2022 school year using the link that was emailed to you. An incentive rate is being offered for those who register on or before April 15, 2021. You must complete this process no later than April 15th to receive the reduced rate of $125 per child . If you register after April 15, it will be $225 per child. Students who attend PreK 4 at Transfiguration School and are going into Kindergarten are considered new enrollments. For those students, to enroll, please use this link: https://mytads.com/a/transfigurationschooltarrytown
Thank you and have a wonderful week!
Growth Mindset Thought of the Week
A major aspect of growth Mindset is the "Power of Yet". We have to remind children (and ourselves) that if we are struggling with a task it doesn't necessarily mean we can't do something- we just can't do it yet. For example, children will eventually learn to tie their shoes- just not yet. This one word is really powerful. I even use it myself. When I am getting frustrated, I remember that just because I'm not getting it, doesn't mean I'll never get it. I just don't have it yet. I have attached two resources to share with your child.
Over February Break, members of our 8th-grade participated in hands-on service projects at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Community Food Pantry in Elmsford, NY. The OLMC Elmsford Community Food Pantry assists our food-insecure neighbors in Elmsford, Greenburgh, and White Plains who are in need of supplemental food assistance.
On Friday, our student volunteers helped prepare home deliveries and packed bags of shelf-stable goods and produce. On Saturday, they set-up and distributed food at the monthly distribution to over 200 families. Both days we saw 20-degree weather and Friday it snowed! That didn't stop our Vikings from doing their jobs with a smile! Thanks to all who participated.
Reminders and Important Dates:
Friday, March 5th- 11:45 Dismissal- Faculty Meeting
Sunday, March 14th- Daylight Saving Time begins- Spring Forward
Wednesday, March 17th- St. Patrick's Day - Green Dress Down