Friday, August 31, 2012

Announcements: Week of August 31, 2012

Pre-School Parent Orientation

Wednesday, September 5th from 7-8:30 PM

The Parent Orientation is an opportunity for all new and returning parents with children enrolled in our Bridge, Nursery and Kindergarten programs to meet with their teacher and the other parents from their class. 

We will be honoring the beginning of the school year and sharing important information about your child’s first few weeks of school.

The evening will begin with time for our full pre-school community to come together and then continue with gatherings of parents from each class with their class teachers.
This event is for parents only and we request that each family be represented by at least one parent or guardian.

Back to School Picnic

Saturday, September 8th from 11:30 AM to 1 PM

El Jardin del Paraiso Community Garden (E. 4th St. btwn Aves. C & D)

Please join the entire community for our annual Back to School Picnic.

Pack a lunch and join us for a celebration of the new school year.
Spread out your picnic blanket and enjoy your lunch with new friends and old.
Share stories of summer and joyous play in our wonderful community garden!

***If it is too rainy for us to meet we will let you know by email by 10:30 AM on Saturday.

Necessary Forms to Begin the Year

If your child is enrolled in the Bridge, Nursery or Kindergarten program the following forms must be complete and on file before the first day of school in order for your child to attend:

  • Medical Form to be completed by your child’s pediatrician.
  • Parent’s requesting a religious or medical exemption to the New York State immunization requirements must submit a letter to the school.  If you submitted a letter in a previous year you need not submit a new letter.
  • Day Care Cumulative Health Record, if you have completed this form for the 2011-12 school year you can update it at the front desk.
  • Pick-up Authorization Form
  • Parent Volunteer Sheet (while this form is not mandatory we encourage you to complete it.)
If you have any questions please contact

Aftercare Enrollment

Our Aftercare program meets Monday through Friday from 12:30-3 PM and is available to children enrolled in our Nursery and Kindergarten classes.  The program addresses the needs of working parents who want their children to participate in an afternoon care that is consistent with the principles of Waldorf education. 

To enroll in the program contact, complete a registration form and return it to the school with a tuition check made out to “Friends of the New Amsterdam School”.  Click here for more program information.

Fall Parent-Child Classes

This fall we are offering classes for children between 3 months and 4 years of age.

The Parent-Child program is a wonderful way to experience our unique approach to early childhood education. 

Please share program information with friends and post to local parenting web boards. 

2012 Schedule

3-6 months of age meet Mondays 9:30-10:30 AM
7-10 months of age meet Fridays 9:30-10:30 AM
9-12 months of age (non-mobile) meet Mondays from 2-3:30 PM
12-16 months of age (mobile) meet Fridays from 2-3:30 PM
15-22 months of age meet Wednesdays from 1:30-3 PM
21-28 months of age meet Wednesdays from 3:30-5 PM
29-35 months of age meet Saturdays 9-10:30 AM
3-4 years of age, class to be scheduled based on interest

Classes Meet on the Following Dates:
Monday 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10
Wednesday 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12
Friday 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/30, 12/7
Saturday 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8Information and registration forms are available at  To enroll please contact, complete an application and return it to the school with a check for tuition made out to “Friends of the New Amsterdam School”.