Tuesday, November 12, 2013

2014-15 Re-Enrollment Applications for Pre-School and 1st Grade are Due

Please complete the first page of the application and return it to the school if you would like your child to continue with us in the 2014-15 school year.  There is no application fee for re-enrollment and the application is non-binding.  Contracts will be sent out before the end of January.

Contact Karen Talluto if you have any questions about the re-enrollment process. 

Cocktail Reception & Raffle at Von to Launch our 2013 Holiday Auction

Wednesday, November 20th from 6-8 PM
We’re so excited about the Holiday Auction Party!
Please join the New Amsterdam Community for complimentary drinks and food, kindly donated by our families from Von and Murray’s cheese, for a convivial evening to launch our fabulous Holiday Auction! It’s a great opportunity to get the community together and it’s always a fun evening. 

Look out for postcard invitations in reception this week and please RSVP to kaarinvon@gmail.com.  Friends and family welcome too!
We’re excited to announce this year’s Holiday Auction Raffle to kick off this year’s fabulous Holiday Auction. 

We have two wonderful prizes to give away. 
Our star prize is a beautifully handcrafted basket of knitted kitties, lovingly made by our Craft Cooperative – who could resist?
Second prize is two tickets for the New Amsterdam Winter Benefit Concert – to be held in February next year – and always a wonderful occasion.
(Winner gets to choose which prize they’d like!).

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and are available in reception and open to all to buy (ie. Please encourage friends and family to support the raffle too!).

Tickets will also be on sale at the Holiday Auction Launch Party – Wednesday 20th November, 6 – 8pm at Von, 3 Bleecker St.  All welcome.
Winners will be announced at the party.
Questions?  Call or email:

New Winter Parent-Child Class

New Amsterdam's Parent-Child program is an opportunity for parents and their young children aged 6 months to over 3 years to come together once or twice a week.  The children play in an age-appropriate space that challenges gross and fine motor skills, promotes exploration in a child-friendly environment with simple toys, and develops their fledgling social capacities in a small group of other children.  Seasonal games and songs, story time, and a snack together are part of this weekly class.  Parents are encouraged to give their focused attention to observing the children.  Special attention is given to supporting and understanding the physical and social development of the children.

Classes began the week of January 13th and continue through the week of March 17th.

To re-enroll please contact me, complete an application and return it to the school with your tuition check. 

Winter 2014 Schedule

6-9 months of age (non mobile) TBD
10-16 months of age (mobile) meets Tuesdays from 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
12-18 months of age (mobile) meets on Tuesdays from 10:45 AM-12:15 PM &/or Thursdays from 11:15 AM-12:45 PM
17-23 months of age meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 AM NEW CLASS
18-24 months of age meets on Fridays from 9-10:30 AM
22-28 months of age meets on Wednesdays from 9-10:30 AM
24-30 months of age meets on Wednesdays and/or Fridays from 11 AM-12:30 PM
30-36 months of age TBD 

Classes meet on the following dates:
  • Tuesday 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11 & 3/18
  • Wednesday 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5 & 3/19
  • Thursday 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13 & 3/20
  • Friday 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14 & 3/21

Tuition is as follows:
  • Tuesday 9:15-10:15 AM Classes (meeting 1 hour per week for 9 weeks) $418
  • Tuesday 10:45 AM-12:15 PM Classes (meeting 1.5 hours per week for 9 weeks) $603
  • Wednesday Classes (meeting 1.5 hours per week for 8 weeks) $536
  • Thursday Classes (meeting 1.5 hours per week for 9 weeks) $603
  • Friday Classes (meeting 1.5 hours per week for 9 weeks) $603 
Please note tuition will be prorated based on start date.