CITY NEIGHBORS CHARTER SCHOOL O UR W EEKLY C ONNECTION
M AY 29, 2017 W EEK 38
OUR WEEKLY CALENDAR: MONDAY 5/29
PARCC testing Middle School POL’s
Middle School POL’s
Middle School POL’s
Memorial Day Holiday
1st grade to Real Foods Farm
No School Clubs 3-4 Last Student Council
1:00 pm dismissal
8:20 Coffee with Kate 3rd Grade to Cylburn 9:00 2nd Grade all Arboretum school 1:30 MS All School Financial Literacy/ Rock and Roll
Clubs 1:30-2:15 Dance with Miss Maria (dress Clubs rehearsal) Chess Club 1:15-2:30 Dance Party Club
Middle School POL’s end at noon 2:00 Miss Maria Dance All School Clubs Chess Club
5:00 1st grade Family NO Video Game and Supper Coding Club
Dear City Neighbors Families, We turn the calendar page again this week, for the last time of school year 2016-2017. Welcome June! All the teachers are thinking about ending the school year well, offering children activities that promote a great sense of growth and accomplishment. Kindergarten had a terrific All School last week; 1st grade will gather as a school community for supper this week; second grade all school, third grade holds a picnic, 4th grade is planting a garden, 5th grades are visiting Middle School Presentations of Learning a window into their future next year. And Middle Schoolers are reflecting on their year’s growth and presenting for a full 30 minutes a year’s worth of learning to parents, advisors and invited guests. It is a busy time, with a lot of satisfaction. At City Neighbors, the rituals that help us end the year well continue next week and we ask that families do their best to maintain the routine for their children (including on-time arrival and staying until 3:15) as this provides a feeling of security as we close the year. Next week, students will visit their next year classrooms and get a peek into the future after summer. On Wednesday, June 7th, we anticipate our school Day At The Park, led by Coach Shannon Byrd, with field games and camaraderie for all City Neighbors students and staff. June 9th we hold our 8th grade graduation. -Kate
CNCS Board Election Results We are so grateful to have parents eager to serve on the CNCS Board of Directors and to support the work of teachers who in turn support the learning of students. Kuana Holley-Burris was elected to serve as President of the Board, Stanlee Brown will begin a three year term as Director of Facilities and Charlotte Saylor was elected to be Director of Family Partnerships (formerly Accountability). Congratulations to all ! And welcome aboard!
Monday, June 12th 1:00 day. LAST day of school June 13th 1:00 dismissal.
CNCS Office Help Needed This Week
This week and next we have several competing events and activities that affect the school office. If you are available for a few hours to answer phones and the door while Ms April and Ms Seidl are completing other projects, that would help tremendously. [email protected]
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Wednesday, 5/31, 11-5:00 Thursday , 6/1, 11:30-12:30, 2:30-5:00 Friday, 6/2, 11:30-12:30 Zeke's coffee Reminder that any Zeke's coffee orders are due Wednesday May 31st to [email protected]
. Coffee pick up will be Thursday June 8th from 3-5pm Volunteer needed Help is needed for the coffee pick up. We need a volunteer to be available from 2:45-5 on Thursday June 8th. If you still need to contribute volunteer hours, we need your help please.
Next week, Monday morning thru Wednesday midday, students in good standing in grades 7-8 will head out to Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland’s very own National Park for time at the beach, camping, hiking, beachcombing and more. Mr French, Mr Redgrave and Ms Trinisa will be leaders of this trip. SIGN UP FOR SHARE: Get School supplies cheaper and help others less able to pay. ?’s ask Kate or April
All Schools to Welcome June! Please Join! Thursday afternoon, June 1, All School: Funding the Future, a rock and roll show with the band GOODING. Mr FitzSimons coordinates and Ms Paylor supports the stage tech for this performance and discussion specifically for middle school students. Friday morning, June 2, 9:00 am, All School: The second grade shares their work on creating fairy tales that have settings all over the world. Plays and a fashion show are among the offerings. (Stay for Coffee with Kate and then watch the performance) Friday afternoon, June 2, 2:00 pm Miss Maria Broom Dancers: Please join us to celebrate the conclusion of the wonderful year of dance Miss Maria has brought her 4th and 5th grade students. By the end of the All School, we dance as a community . You are welcome to come and bring siblings.
7th graders & Families Pay It Forward at June 9th Graduation 7th grade students are needed to serve as ushers and for clean up at next week’s 8th grade graduation. This is an important event that allows students to glimpse what the graduation ceremony might be like for them just a year from now. Help is needed from 5:45-8:30 pm. Please contact classroom parent Nolita White to sign up to volunteer. [email protected]