Thursday, Nov. 21
1A Dance Curriculum Share, 8:15 am (Dance Studio)
PA/Casa Latina Meeting, 8:30 am and 5:45 pm
Friday, Nov. 22
Grade 2 Field Trip to Apollo Theater for Ballet Hispanico
Grade 6 Bake Sale
1B Dance Curriculum Share, 8:15 am (Dance Studio) Grade 2 Potluck, 5:45 pm
Monday, Dec. 2
(Faculty Report Writing)
Tuesday, Dec. 3
Grade 2 Field Trip to Children’s Museum of the Arts
Thursday, Dec. 5
PA/Nutrition and Health Committee Meeting, 8:30 am
Friday, Dec. 6
Picture Retake Day
Thursday, Dec. 12 PA/Neurodiversity Support Group, 8:30 am
No Yellow Bus Service Monday, Nov. 11
Due to Veteran's Day, there will be no Yellow Bus service on Monday. School will be in session, however, so please make alternate transportation arrangements. Contact Yvelisse Viera with any questions.
Girls Science Day! Registration is open for Girls Science Day 2013, a day-long program (9 am to 4 pm) for middle school girls on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Columbia University! Participants will rotate in groups through hands-on experiment stations, each designed and led by graduate students and post-doctoral researchers from Columbia University science departments. This event is FREE and includes lunch and a t-shirt!
Signed permission slips (downloadable from website) are required for all participants.
Email email@example.com with questions or for more information!
Early Registration: Holiday Cubs Camp Holiday Cubs Camp will be held at Dodge Fitness Center on Columbia University's campus Dec. 26, 27, 30 and Jan. 2, 3! Early bird discount for registering before Dec. 21. Visit the Cubs Camp site for details.
TEDxYouth@TheSchool: Next Saturday!
The School will host the fourth annual TEDxYouth@TheSchool on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10:30 am to 3 pm. The event is open to TSC students in Grades 4-8, all TSC alumni, parents, faculty, and guests. It will be held in the MPR at The School, and breakfast and lunch will be provided.
The theme this year is "The Spark!" and a terrific lineup of speakers has been gathered to inspire and empower our community to make a difference in the world. Among the (growing) list of presenters are current Grade 8 student Anna Mehlman, Grade 4 student Hope Dworkin, and Grade 8 co-hosts Inbar Pe'er and Claire Keenan-Kurgan from The School's Middle Division Student Government.
Contact Karen Blumberg, Middle Division Educational Technologist, with any questions. We hope to see many members of our community there!
Friday, Nov. 15 is Spark! Spirit Day
TSC Student Government invites all students, faculty and staff to participate in the “Be the Spark! Spirit Day” on Friday, Nov. 15 to celebrate TEDxYouth Day. “The Spark!” is the theme for this year’s TEDxYouth@TheSchool event on Saturday, Nov. 16, and the goal is to spark TSC students to affect positive change in the world.
On Friday, Nov. 15, feel free to send your children to school in bright, sparkly clothes, or dressed up as someone who truly inspires them. Please keep in mind that children should be dressed in comfortable clothes that allow them to participate fully in a learning day at school.
Spark! Spirit Day is the second in a series of Spirit Days at The School, and the Student Government applauds these days as opportunities to collaborate and build community.
GSE Parent Coffee: "When Sex is the Subject"
Join educators from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health this Monday, Nov. 11, from 8:30 to 9:30 am in the Library, as they provide more information on TSC's Gender and Sexuality (GSE) curriculum for Grades 5-8.
Learn strategies to guide discussions at home, and ask GSE educators any questions you may have. All parents and caregivers are welcome, though discussion will be specific to Grades 5-8. We look forward to seeing many families for a meaningful and important conversation on Monday.
Save the Date: Science Expo, Feb. 8
The third Science Expo will be Saturday Feb. 8, 2014. On that day the entire TSC building will be turned into a hands-on science museum! If you want to be involved, either as an exhibiting scientist/engineer or as a volunteer to help with logistics, please click here. If you have any questions, please email Kristen Lasky. We hope all families can participate and attend!
"The Trouble With Boys" Author at Bank Street The Bank Street Parents’ Association invites all TSC parents and guardians to a wonderful event on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 6 to 8 pm at the Bank Street Auditorium (610 West 112th Street). Education journalist Peg Tyre, author of “The Trouble with Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School and What Parents & Educators Must Do” will share her expertise on boys and education. A Q&A will follow the discussion, and Tyre will sign books after the talk (“The Trouble with Boys” will be available for purchase). Beverages and refreshments will be served. If you are interested in attending this free event, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mystery Composer Challenge
The answer to last week’s Mystery Composer Challenge #3 is the one and only Scott Joplin! Below are the clues to his identity from last week. Even if trivia isn’t your forte, please play along next week, when a new challenge is announced!
Who am I? - Born 1867/68, died 1917
- Compositions include “The Entertainer” and “Treemonisha”
- Composed 44 ragtime pieces, including “Maple Leaf Rag,” the first and biggest hit of this genre
- “The Sting,” a movie from 1973, featured his pieces
- Was posthumously (after his death) awarded a Pulitzer Prize