Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Consolidation Plan ~ Please Read

March 17, 2015

Dear Parents,

We would like to confirm with you that we will be moving our classes from 1 Ave B to 62 Ave B this school year.

We are sending along our consolidation plan for your reference with important information we feel will aid in the success of our move together and create a harmonious experience for the children and our community.

We hope that it can be used as guide as our community navigates the transition from 1 ave B to 62 Ave B.

Practical things to know:

·      New Amsterdam School will be closed Thursday, April 2nd and Friday, April 3rd.  We are seeking volunteers to help us with the move.   
·      We will send a sign up sheet for times to support the move April 2nd and April 3rd through the parent reps.
·      Spring Break will be from Thursday, April 2nd through Sunday, April 12th.
·      New Amsterdam School will re-open on Monday, April 13th. (Please note: this is a change. There will be no professional development day on Monday.)

We are in need of boxes and bags to be delivered to the parent lounge at 1 Ave B throughout the next few weeks. The faculty will pack the non-essentials to our daily work with the children and place the boxes in the parent lounge for delivery. In addition if anyone can carry a box to 62 in the next few weeks, we would appreciate it.
During the week of March 23rd to March 27th, we will begin to share stories in our classrooms that represent and prepare the children for the transition.  Our intention is to introduce the change in a gradual manner. We recommend that there is not a lot of talk in the family about the move with the children. If there are questions from the children, responding simply and truthfully can support your child to not grow anxious or nervous about what is coming.  Please let your teacher know of any questions or concerns you have about you child and this change.
If you have questions, please direct them to the coordinators at coordinators@newamsterdamchildhood.org.
 SAVE THE DATE:  We will welcome everyone to “62” at our next community meeting, April 16th, 6:30pm to 8:30 pm.
With appreciation,

The New Amsterdam Faculty and Administration

First Grade Trip to Green Meadow!

Mr. Jamie and Ms. Kaori spent the day at Green Meadow with the First Grade Class last Thursday. They tapped maple trees, sampled the sap, explored the woods, and got to know the farm animals. They even found some eggs in the barn! They had a wonderful day. Thank you Mr. Jamie! And Thank you Ms. Kaori!!