Staff Update

Monday, April 20th - Friday, April 24th

Week at a Glance

Monday, April 20th:

  • complete CST referral forms by the end of the school day

Tuesday, April 21st:

12:30 - 1:30: First Grade CST Meeting

2:00 - 3:00: Kindergarten CST Meeting

Wednesday, April 22nd:

Visitors: We will have a group of visitors from Bank Street College of Education coming for community gathering and touring: Shael Polakow, President, Josh Thomases, Dean of Innovation, Policy & Research, and Gregory David, 4th grade teacher at the School for Children

  • Jaimie Cloud will be visiting to observe project time and meet with us during Wednesday planning time.

Thursday, April 23rd:

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM: First grade Sanford Harmony monthly check-in

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Kindergarten Sanford Harmony monthly check-in

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: FSC Meeting

Friday, April 24th:

Visitors: Representatives from the New York City Charter Center Special Education Collaborative will be at school for a tour, observations, and meetings.

This Week's Events

Enrollment Appointments This Week

Enrollment for the new class of kindergarteners continues next week! On Tuesday from 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM, please send students in need of a break outside of the classroom to Michelle and Brooke's office.

CST Meetings on Tuesday

We will have our next round of CST meetings this coming Tuesday. Forms for the students being referred are due on Monday, April 20th.

Wednesday Schedule, Planning, and PD (with Jaimie)

Jaimie's Schedule for Wednesday, April 22nd

8:15 - 9:30: Meet with Kirsten to do some curriculum planning for sustainability classes

9:30 - 10:40: Observe Project Time in classrooms

10:40 - 12:00: Lunch Meeting with Brooke and Michelle

12:00 - 1:00: Meet with Kirsten to do some further curriculum planning

Wednesday Planning and Professional Development

1:15 - 2:15: Jaimie will lead a session for all teachers on the Understanding by Design planning process

2:15 - 3:45: K plans Why Garden? unit

(first grade plans Math with Michelle)

3:45 - 5:15: First grade plans How Does a Community Live, Thrive and Endure Over Time? unit

(kindergarten plans literacy with Brooke)

Sanford Harmony Check-in on Thursday, April 23rd

Melissa will be visiting and meeting with teaching teams for the first half hour of grade level prep times. Please make sure that you leave plenty of time to transition to specials so that the meetings can begin promptly at the scheduled time.

FSC Meeting on Thursday, 4/23 at 7:00 PM

There will be a very important FSC meeting this Thursday in which groups of families and staff will be making proposals (idea for an event, activity, community event, fundraiser, committee, etc) they would like the Compass Family School Collaborative (FSC) to consider for the 2015-16 calendar. All attendees will vote upon how to allocate funds and will prioritize the proposed ideas. Please come out to let your voice be heard!

If you are planning to attend, please email Michelle by Tuesday and if we have enough staff staying, we will provide dinner.


First Aid Kits and Trips

It's wonderful that we are going on more trips outside! Please remember to take your class first aid kits with you when traveling on field trips or going to the park, as well as any special emergency medical supplies (EpiPens, inhalers, etc.) for any kids in your class. For recess supervisors, please make sure that one first aid kit goes outside for each grade. For easier transport, some small backpacks are on order for each class. These will serve as our "go" bags during emergencies as well. Extra medical supplies will be available in the main office if your kit needs restocking.