HOLA NYC Newsletter
Important dates to remember!
May 20th, 2016 - Parent social- Rooftop party!
May 30th, 2016- Memorial Day- HOLA NYC Closed
June 10th, 2016- End of year performance and Pre-K graduation (3:30pm-5:30pm)
June 18th, 2016- Family picnic at Riverside Park (11am-2pm)
June 27th, 2016- Last day of class in HOLA NYC classroom- pick up belongings.
June 28th, 2016 - Half Day at Hippo Park - Children´s celebration to end school year.
July 5th, 2016 - First day of Summer Camp, around the world in 40 days!
Note from the Director
We hope you find the time to visit our website, www.holanyc.org and tell us what you think! We want to you to have a chance to look at the content and let us know your thoughts and feedback before we start promoting it. While we work on the final edits and revisions, we would also love to have more testimonies for the website.
On a more personal level, I am beginning to plan the next school year in HOLA while my own kids move on to kindergarten! I can´t even begin to describe what this milestone means to me. It will be a big change for our family.
Many of you have been reaching out to find out our plans regarding the team of teachers for summer and the next school year. The current team of guías (Caroline, Silvia, Blanca, Ximena and Yovelsi) will continue to be in HOLA for the summer program and the next school year. Stormy will be back in HOLA full time for the month of June and will go on maternity leave after that. Guía Alejandro is not working in HOLA anymore.
We will keep you informed as the roles and responsibilities of each team member in the next school year continue to evolve based on the lessons we learned this year.
As part of our future plans, we would like to see ourselves in a place that is exclusively devoted to HOLA NYC. For the time being, however, the reality is we are renewing our lease in the church two more years with the Church of St Paul and St. Andrew while we gather energy and resources to find out what the NY real state market has to offer to a small, not-for-profit school like ours.
Consider this a two year anniversary reflection from a founder, a mother, a juggler and a hopeful advocate of good quality education for our children. To those of you that are moving on after June, it is always emotional for us to see the children and families go. Please consider "el regreso" to visit whenever you want. We often collaborate with parents of alumni, some serve in our board, some are coming in the summer to help us launch our parent-teacher academy and some are just cheerleaders and friends. Luckily for us, many of you will be back with a younger child soon!
Con mucho cariño,
Note from the Classroom
The last two months have been very exciting! The children started enjoying spring learning a lot about birds and flowers. The milder weather enabled us to explore the local gardens, different areas of Riverside Park and involve the children in improving the patio area.
The children are loving the dinosaur theme and the hands-on activities that the guías have planned. Some of the favorites have been digging for fossils, reproducing giant foot prints and preparing dinosaur gifts for mum. This week, they will be creating a giant dinosaur as a collaborative art project. Practicing the names of the dinosaurs has been our biggest challenge yet!
We hope you enjoyed the mother´s day dinosaur terrarium project we prepared with the help of Owen´s mum, Jenny. The children are loving the activities!
Last week, we attended our last production of the New Victory Theater for the school year. We have two more visits by Bibliobandido planned before the end of the school year and a school-wide field trip to the Children´s Museum of Manhattan on June 2nd.
dinosaurio - dinosaur
reptiles - reptiles
fósiles - fossils
Las guías de HOLA NYC
End of year performance and Pre-K graduation
Parent Social: Diaper Palooza for the Vallejos!
Friday, May 20th, 5:30-8pm
310 West 97th Street, Apt 34, New York, NY, United States
Peter and I wanted to take the opportunity to host the event and celebrate with the Vallejo family as they prepare for their third boy.
Contribution: Please bring a bottle of wine and diapers.
Please buzz apartment 34 and take the elevator to the rooftop.
This is an event for adults only and childcare will not be provided.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Reminder: new door code
Last day of school
You will need to drop off the children at hippo park on June 28th at 9am. We will have a morning filled with games and activities and end with a picnic. Please pick up your children at 12:30 on that day. Parents, nannies and other relatives are also welcome to join us.