Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thursday, November 29th: Picture Retake Day

Tomorrow, November 29th will be your final opportunity to purchase a picture package for your child. Irvin Simon Photographers will be here for picture retake. Please note the following procedures and details:

• If your child was absent on the original picture day or did not purchase a package at the time, on Thursday please pick up an order form from one of the photographers – fill it out along with your payment and hand it back to the photographers. Your child will then be able to take a picture.

• If you are unsatisfied with the quality of the pictures you received – return the entire package and its contents to the photographers who will then retake a new photo of your child.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


This Thanksgiving, as you get together with family and friends, please don't lose the meaning of the holiday. Really use the opportunity to reconnect with your loved ones, and try to go through the holiday season imitating the little ones in your life. Have you ever noticed how excited children are this time of year. Never mind the anticipation of Santa Claus, children get excited about the weather, the tradition of seeing family, and basically the holiday for holiday's sake. As grown-ups, forget that your house is not perfect or that you are not the chef your mom was, it doesn't matter - create your own cherished memories.

The following is the work of famed artist John Holyfield. This a representation of family.

Happy Happy Happy!

There was singing. There was saxophone playing. There was even a round of Red Light Green Light. Yes, the November PTA meeting had it all, an evening of fun, good times and cheer. This past Monday - November 19th - the PTA meeting featured Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner with wonderful tasty dishes brought in by our parents and teachers. We even had an extremely talented saxophone player to accompany us during the dinner - our very own, Clarence Newman, an 8th grader in the Crown School.

During the Principal's report, Mrs. Barrett had two surprise guests who spoke to parents: State Senator, Eric Adams and 71st Precinct Community Council President, Mr. Karl Cohen. Both men pledged to work with parents and provided words of inspiration before the holiday season. Mrs. Barrett then presented awards to the November Students of the Month. There was also a raffle - five turkeys and two hams were raffled off to lucky winners (or last minute shoppers???).

The evening was a great success thanks to the support and hard work of all our volunteers and board members; can't wait to see what happens next month during the December meeting!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Veterans Day

From Wikipedia: " Veterans Day is an American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is celebrated on the same day as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)

Veterans Day is largely intended to thank veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to United States national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty.[1]"

We honor all past,
and future members of the Armed Forces. YOU ARE THE REAL HEROES.

Don't Forget!

Monday, November 12, New York City public schools will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

On Tuesday, November 13th, there will be early dismissal for students at 12 pm. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held that day in two shifts: the first from 12:58 pm to 2:58 pm. The evening conference will from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Please make arrangements to have your child picked up on time. There will be NO AFTERSCHOOL programs on this day.

On November 14 and 15, Wednesday and Thursday, 5th grades will be taking the Social Studies Test.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Note from the Principal

NYC Public Schools will be closed for children on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 to observe Election Day. Please make the necessary arrangements for your children.

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 13. This year, the conferences will be on one day, in two parts. The afternoon conference will be from 12:58 pm to 2:58 pm. The evening conference will from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

There will be a half day of school on Tuesday, November 13th. Please make arrangements to have your child picked up on time. There will be NO AFTERSCHOOL programs on this day.

Upcoming events:
School holidays for the month of November include: Monday, November 12 for Veterans' Day and Thursday-Friday, November 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving.

5th Grade Students will be taking the Social Studies Test on Wednesday and Thursday -November 14 and 15.

Parents, please help your child to complete the 100th day attendance program. Students must arrive on time and attend school for 100 consecutive days. You can do it. We need your support.


Mrs. Barrett