Lion's Share: April 17

News from The School at Columbia University: April 17, 2014


Friday, April 18

Monday, April 21
NO Yellow Bus Service

Tuesday, April 22
NO Yellow Bus Service
Grade 6 Curriculum Share, 8:15 am (MPR)

Wednesday, April 23
Yellow Bus Service Resumes

Thursday, April 24
PA/Neurodiversity Support Group, 8:30 am

Friday, April 25
Grade 1 Bake Sale

Monday, April 28
Grade 7 HSP Meeting, 5:30 pm (Library)

Tuesday, April 29
Grade 4 Field Trip to Bloomingdale Library

Thursday, May 1
Grade 4 Field Trip to Joyce Theatre
Grade 8 Musical Performance, “Once Upon a Mattress,” 7 pm (Miller Theatre, Columbia University)

Friday, May 2
HALF DAY, Noon Dismissal
(Teacher/Staff Professional Development)

Tuesday, May 6
Tech Tuesdays Parent Coffee, 8:30-9:15 am (Library)

Wednesday, May 7
Powerful Parenting Coffee #3, 8:30 am (Library)

Thursday, May 8
PA/Nutrition and Health Committee Meeting, 8:30 am

Thursday, May 15
PA/Casa Latina Meeting, 8:30 am

Friday, May 16
PA/Kaleidoscope: Culture Night 2014, 6-8 pm (Floor 2)

Wednesday, May 21
PA/Kaleidoscope Meeting, 8:30 am

Thursday, May 22
PA/Neurodiversity Support Group, 8:30 am
Middle Division Performing Arts Spring Concert, 6 pm (Miller Theatre, Columbia University)

Friday, May 23
Kindergarten Family Day: Discover in Nature

Monday, May 26
(Memorial Day)

Tuesday, May 27
(Teacher Report-Writing Day)

Games/Matches Next Week

Tuesday, April 22
Gr. 7/8 Boys Lacrosse v. Riverdale, 4 pm (CU Baker Athletic Complex, 218th Street and Broadway)
Gr. 5/6 Boys Lacrosse v. Allen Stevenson, 4:15 pm (away)

Wednesday, April 23
Track & Field Meet, 3 pm (Icahn Stadium, Randall's Island)

Thursday, April 24
Gr. 5/6 Girls Lacrosse v. Sacred Heart, 4:15 pm (away)
Gr. 7/8 Boys Lacrosse v. Collegiate, 4:15 pm (CU Baker Athletic Complex, 218th Street and Broadway)


Summer Resource Guide
Be sure to check out the 2014 Summer Resource Guide, just posted on The School’s website! It’s filled with information about camps, classes and other summer activities for children of all ages, covering a range of areas, from performing arts to science; and a range of locations, from within the city to upstate New York. Enjoy this great guide!

The Gallery
5B Dance: Solo Yoga Poses
Middle Division Poetry Slam

The Tube
KC Country Dance
Day of Silence Assembly

A reminder to all families that there is no school tomorrow, Friday, April 18. We will see students back at school on Monday, April 21!

Team Congrats!
A big congratulations to The School’s chess team! Over the past weekend, 19 students participated in a tournament at the NEST+m School, winning First Place Team in the K-1 and Booster U600 sections, and three First Place Individual awards. Students from many schools across New York City participated in the tournament, and the TSC Chess Team shined.

The School’s RoboTeam participated in RoboCupJunior NY/NJ 2014 on Sunday, April 13 and took home awards in Dance, Best Programming, and Robot Design. Congratulations to all 19 students on RoboTeam for their amazing work building and programming autonomous robots for competition!

Members of The School’s chess team after the April tournament at the NEST+m School.

NO Yellow Bus Service Until April 23
A reminder to families that there will be NO yellow bus service on the following days next week, due to New York City Public Schools' spring break:

Monday, April 21
Tuesday, April 22

Yellow bus service will resume on Wednesday, April 23.

Families of children who ride the yellow bus must make alternative arrangements to transport their children to and from school on the days listed above.

Thank you!

Grade 8 Musical: “Once Upon a Mattress”
Please join us at Columbia's Miller Theatre (Broadway at 116th Street/College Walk) on Thursday, May 1 for the eighth-grade musical, "Once Upon a Mattress." The performance begins at 7 pm and admission is free. 

Please reserve your family’s seats here. We hope to see many of you there! 

—The Grade 8 Musical Team

Open Drum Circle!

Starting May 2, join the ASP Percussion Class on Fridays for an Open Drum Circle! Anyone can come, no experience needed and no advance signup required. All instruments will be provided. Just bring a great attitude and be ready to play some drums! What a great way to end the week and start the weekend, with energetic upbeat music-making.

When: Every Friday, 5-5:30 pm (starting May 2)
Where: Music Room, Floor 6
Who: YOU!

Powerful Parenting Coffee #3
In honor of spring, the next Parents Association-Teacher collaboration coffee will focus on sharing school and family strategies for incorporating nature into urban children's experience. Please join us for this conversation on Wednesday, May 7, at 8:30 am in the Library. All are welcome!

PA/Kaleidoscope: Culture Night 2014
Culture Night 2014 will be a celebration of the many cultures of our world and The School of Columbia University. We will eat, drink, dance and play to the tunes of our cultural rainbow. Food will be mostly potluck, and we encourage cultural cuisine. Music will be provided by a DJ and live performers, and there will be great games and art projects for children. This wonderful event will be held Friday, May 16 from 6 to 8 pm, on the second floor of The School. Please save the date! We look forward to seeing many families there.