Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Upcoming Admissions Events

Pre-School Tour
Tuesday, December 17th from 9:10-10:10 AM
During the tour we will take time to observe each of our classes and then there will be an opportunity for a brief discussion. The tour is for parents only and space is limited.

Grade School Open House
Tuesday, December 17th 7-8:30 PM
During this event we will have an in depth discussion about the Waldorf grades curriculum and how it meets the needs of the developing child.

Open House
Thursday, January 16th from 7-8:30 PM
Our Open Houses are for parents only and are an opportunity to see our classrooms, meet our teachers and participate in an in depth discussion about our programs. 

RSVP Karen.Talluto@newamsterdamchildhood.org to participate

Parent Lecture: January Date and Topic TBD

Our January Lecture will be set soon.
Visit our Lecture page for information about past lectures.

Online Holiday Auction: Keep the Bids Coming!


Dear friends,

The 2013 Online Holiday Auction is LIVE and in full swing.  If you have been eyeing an item, now is the time to place that bid for a special someone or yourself.  The Holiday season is upon us!

Here's the all important link.


Our Holiday Auction is most definitely open to all!
Please pass the link on to family and friends and encourage them to pass it on too.
You can also help us distribute Auction Cards which are available at the front desk.

We have a spectacular selection of wonderful items this year!

Children's Party Ideas


Handcrafted Items

Leather Goods
Incredible Gift Certificates
There's sure to be something for everyone!  New items are still be added so be sure to keep checking back.  And remember that all proceeds support the New Amsterdam School so don't be shy about going over the value amounts. 
The Auction is open for bidding until 11:59 PM on Wednesday, December 4th.
Happy bidding everyone and thank you for your support!
Happy Thanksgiving!
The New Amsterdam Holiday Auction Committee

Robin's Nest Winter/Spring Enrollment

Space is available in our Robin's Nest aftercare program for families enrolled in our morning 3 & 5 Day Nurseries and Kindergarten programs.  This restful program meets daily from 12:30-3:30 PM and supports families who need care in the afternoon.

The afternoon rhythm begins with lunch.  The children will eat a nutritious meal they have brought from home and then they will transition into a period of rest.  After rest there is time for free play and a healthy snack that is provided by the school.  Before dismissal the children help with clean up and then they are picked up by their parents or caregivers at 3:30 PM.

We encourage parents to carry the rhythm of aftercare into their home lives by offering their children a time of rest after lunch each day.  If you would like support in establishing a home rhythm that includes rest please contact our Aftercare teacher, Rie Seo at Rie.Seo@newamsterdamchildhood.org.  She is happy to share her insights and suggestions.

To join the program please complete the Aftercare Registration Form and return it to the school with your tuition check.  To help the children in coming into the rhythm of Aftercare we ask that parents enroll their child a minimum of two days per week.

Please note that all fees will be prorated based on your start date.

2013 Spiral of Light

Our Spiral of Light festival will be held on Saturday December 7th, 2013 at 1 Avenue B. 
Here is the schedule for the day:
  • 10 AM Parent-Child Program:  Parents are invited to walk the spiral (parents only please)
  • 10:30-11:30 AM Bridge:  Puppet show, tea and play while parents walk the spiral.
  • 11:30 AM -12:30 PM 3 Day Morning Nursery and 3 & 5-Day Afternoon Nursery:  Puppet show, tea and play while parents walk the spiral.
  • 3:30 PM 5-Day Morning Nursery:  Puppet show and children walk the spiral.
  • 4:00 PM Apple Village:  Puppet show and children walk the spiral.
  • 4:30 PM Kindergarten:  Puppet show and children walk the spiral.
More details will be shared in a dedicated email on Friday, 11/29.