News, coffee wednesday - tomorrow, photos, food drive, secretary needed and more!
Tue, Nov 26 4:46pm
Dear Families,
 
Coffee Friday is now Coffee Wednesday! Join us for a cup of coffee in the lobby at drop off tomorrow morning. Earth School T-shirts will also be sold, and make great holiday gifts! All proceeds, as always, go directly to programming and supplies at Earth.
 
The Annual Food Drive is happening now in the lobby. Highly needed items include canned goods like tuna, beans and vegetables; sealed packages of pasta, rice and other grains and cereal; and Tetra-packed milk.  Donations will first be utilized within our school community and then donated to the food bank on Ave B. Any questions, see Maya in Rm 152.
 
Upcoming meetings:
December 12: SLT meeting 4-6pm in Jessica and Jia's classroom
December 17: General PA meeting 8:45am in the 2nd floor library
 
We are in need of a secretary! The ESPA secretary spot is considered one of the "mandatory" positions to have filled, according to the DOE. The secretary has voting power in district elections. The main role is to take notes at once monthly general Parent Association meetings and distribute them to our community via email, and attend once monthly executive meetings.
 
If this sounds like a position you'd like to get involved in please reach out: esPA@theearthschool.org 
 
PHOTOS: Last  week you should have received a flyer with your child's picture and online code to view their photos from your child's classroom teacher. You can now view the photo online! Flyers will also be posted around the school with timelines and instructions on how to order.
 
Just click the link below and follow the instructions.
 
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School will be closed this Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving Recess. Several of our classes this year have been focusing on gratitude as a value in their classrooms. Donna and Linda’s class have created gratitude posters that are displayed in the Earth School lobby, and they invite the community to add their personal thoughts about gratitude on the “Gratitude Wall” that is now hanging there!

 

Food Drive! Please donate in the ES lobby! Highly needed items include canned goods like tuna, beans and vegetables; sealed packages of pasta, rice and other grains and cereal; and Tetra-packed milk.  Donations will first be utilized within our school community and then donated to the food bank on Ave B. Any questions, see Maya in Rm 152. 

 

REVISED Winter recess dates!  We wanted to be sure all families are aware that the DOE revised the dates for Winter Recess. They originally scheduled that break to start on December 24th. The revised dates for Winter Recess are December 23rd through January 1

 
In this season of Giving Thanks, you are in our hearts! Many thanks for all the ways you make the Earth school a great place for our kids. Have a safe and happy holiday!
 
Sincerely,
The ESPA Executive Team