Central Park East II
Week of April 11 , 2016
Testing, testing, please take note.
Students Can Apply Now for Exciting Science and STEM Enrichment Programs
Students Can Apply Now for Exciting Science and STEM Enrichment Programs during Summer Break! Programs for nursery, Pre-K, elementary, middle, and high school students at the NYC Department of Education’s Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Space Science Education, the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Botanical Garden, Queens Zoo, Staten Island Zoo, and SUNY Old Westbury.
Application Deadline is Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
Hopes and Dreams for Parents & our Garden
The idea for a school garden actually came from our Hopes and Dreams event about 10 years ago. Due to a variety of reasons, including repair of the East wall of the school building and reconstruction of the school yard, it has taken us until now to start our garden. Last Sunday many families came out to build our garden beds. Photos below.
Every Monday and Wednesday Marisa Prefer of Sprout Farms will be working with our students through all the recess periods. Last Monday students worked with Marisa to plant some seed starts. On Wednesday they continued their work. Students will be able to choose to garden during their recess period on these days.
They will use popsicle sticks to mark rows for direct seeding into the garden. They'll plant herbs that Katie (another person from Sprout Farms) brought over from other gardens. She will create & share a garden map so that everyone can all be on the same page about what's planted where.
Much thanks to Anat, parent of Amos and Phoebe, who has been moving the work along.
Photos from Last Sunday's Garden Bed Construction
CPE II Spring Fair Saturday, April 16th
Sign up for the Bike NY class here (spaces filling up) http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?fEID=37286
Volunteers will be needed from 12-4 pm for the following activities. Look for an email with sign up instructions. We will also need donations of food, including toppings for healthy salads. Look for information this week.
Set Up and Clean UP (5-10 adults each time)
Gardening with Anat (1-2 adults)
Kids Free Play Section (2 adults to oversee kids freeplay with hula hoops, jump rope, etc...)
Information Table (1-2 adults to facilitate handouts from EPA, Dept. of Health, Health and Wellness, etc...)
Healthy Games (2 adults to facilitate nutrition trivia and veggie games)
Fruity Soda Table (1-2 adults to lead kids in mashing fruit to be added to water or seltzer)
Food Tables (4 adults to support sale of salads, grain bowls and baked goods)
Make Your Own Dressing (2 adults to help kids shake up salad dressings to be used for the food table)
Cookbook Sales (1 adult to sell the CPE2 Cookbook)
Kitchen Crafts (2 adults to facilitate craft projects such as decorate your placemat, make a chef's hat, etc...)
Celebrating 35 Years of Progressive Education at CPE II
Free Karate Lessons
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.
Dates to Keep in Mind
Tuesday, April 5 – Thursday, April 7 – Grade 3 – 6 NYS ELA
Wednesday, April 13 – Friday April 15 - Grade 3 – 6 NYS Math
Saturday, April 16 – Spring Fair
Wednesday, April 20 "Tea with Naomi & Theresa" 8:30 AM
Monday, April 25 – Friday, April 29 Spring Recess (including Passover) No School
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