It was a great evening!
Thank you to everyone for coming and to all of those who worked so hard to make it happen. We couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you. It was truly a success, with over 384 attendees and generous contributions we raised a gross amount of $288,400! Last year we raised a gross amount of almost $206,000 of which 65% went to WMS staff development and student financial aid. We expect to net a slightly higher percentage this year.
Events: Jodi Zeitoun & Cecelia Oh
Donations: Cheryl D’Hollander & Mona DAtillio
Raffle: Lisa Hofer & Kristen Bollotino
Finance: Sharon Moody, Jennifer Van Zandt & Mark Huston
Creative: Judith Basseches
Website: Sabina Deaton
Committee Members: EVENTS; Patricia Hsu, Hobby Holmes, Katrina Reynolds, Sonal Khot, Sarah Wendt RAFFLE; Bethany Turnure DONATIONS/FINANCE; Lauren Baricos, Nicole Tekkora, Cathy Ewald, Anne-Janette Twombly CREATIVE; Belgies Anan, Rhiannon Kubicka, Sam Sohaili, Andris Vizbaras, Jennifer Zicari.
Day Of Volunteers: Susan Rha, Damon Tassone, Jim Flynn, Jennifer Zicari, Lisa Rothauser, John Eaton, Gina Ma, Deepa Saigal, Allison Fumai, Kerianne Flynn, Talene Kelly, Marni Tangney, Lissa Schiele, Shirley Hapangama, Maria Alataris, Megan Brothers, Bethany Turnure, Ona Bernini, Camie Gontier, Nicole Tekkora, Shelby Lewis, Lauren Baricos.
Underwriters: Fiona Angelini Welch & Jamie Welch, Anonymous, Jason & Newsha McCarthy, Sudie Anning & Kevin Raidy, Annie & Robert Tirschwell, Stephanie Mack, Alexandra Stanton & Sam Natapoff , Claudine & Raphael De Niro, Kerianne & James Flynn, Mona & Paul Dattilio, Grace Lin & Warun Kumar, Erin Powers Brennan & Jeffrey S. Huang, Patricia Pericas & Kenneth Willardt, Julia & Lawrence Steyn, Felicia & Jeffrey Bersh, Joyce Hsieh & Kevin Tan, & Stephen Cho.
Ticket Contributions: Marni Tangney & Andrew Brewster, Nina Gross Clevenger & Peter Clevenger, Adriana & Matthew Keiser, Alexandra & John Ross, Rhiannon Kubicka & Theodore Blackston, Cheryl & Thibaut D'Hollander, Rebecca & Jay Markley, Catherine & Jason McManus, Betty & Michael Huber, Joyce Hsieh & Kevin Tan, Yfat & Bradley Gendell, Grace Lin & Warun Kumar, Dani James & Tracy Gardner, Belgies Anan & Lycourgos Tsirakis, David & Amira Strasser, Jennifer Elster & Lewis Helfer, Penny & Christian Armstrong, Gina Ma & Christopher Blum, Marilyn & Marty Diamond, Cori & Dan Galpern, Jennifer & Derek Van Zandt, Stacy & Matt O'Neil, Julia & Lawrence Steyn, Manavi Menon & Omar Karim, Sarah Wendt & Andrew Regier, Ashley & Andy Stewart, Amanda Dubois & Timur Kocak, Paula & Garrett Hall, Sarah Cole & Tim Biggins, Liv & Rich DeRose, Phillip Tiongson & Cynthia Yoon, Emily & Justin Garbacci, William & Brooke Rhind, Ashley & Chris Everett, Martha & Scott Farrell, Brad & Kyong Coleman, Aly Alibhai, Michael Voris & Alexandra Buckley Voris, Anish Sheth & Bobbi Gajwani, Olesya Khodorkovskaya, Alex Wiederin, Julie Yoo, Janaka Maduraperuma, Anne Maffei & John Eaton, Shelby & Steven Lewis, Joanna & Matt McClure, Jennifer & Jamie Rothenberg, Susan & Damon Tassone, Keith Angell, Lisa & Armin Rothauser, Kathy & Tim Cameron, Elissa Johnson, Melissa & Frederic Dassori, Scott Barek, Pamela & Julian Weldon, Sabina & Adam Deaton, Allison & Kevin Fumai, Lorna Stovall & John Durschinger, Lisa & Jay Hill, Samantha Dunham & Justin Dorazio, Maartje Oldenburg & Rustom Khandalavala, Marcia Asch Khalil & Aasem Khalil, Katherine & Bo Peabody, Smita & Debasish Das, Elizabeth Anderson & Matthew Tocks, Lauren & Phil Rubin, Tracey & Tim Brennan, Hilde Pettersen Reljin & Dusan Reljin, Jennie & Michael Hamill, Nicole & Baran Tekkora, Zoe Coombes & David Boira, Jennifer & Michael Zicari, Anne Stuart Hawkins & Joel Sternfeld, Erin & Mike McKool, Shirley Hapangama & Vincent Procacci, Steven & Heather Ehrenkranz, Christine S. Connolly & E.Sander Connolly, Jr., Monica Arora, Alan & Nancy Schatzberg.
Calendar of Events
What’s happening in May...
May 1st, 3rd & 8th
Hudson Street Welcome Days – Invite distributed via email
(Returning & New Students to Hudson Street Only)
May 1st - 8th (Tues-Tues)
Room to Grow Collection
May 7th - 9th (Mon-Wed)
Cookbook orders distributed & Last Chance Sales
May 10th – May 24th
Duane Street Music Recitals (Schedules posted outside your classroom)
May 11th (Friday)
Mug n’ Muffin – Duane Street (9.30 – 10.30)
May 22nd & 23rd
WMS Annual Art Show – see News & Events for more details
May 28th (Monday)
Memorial Day – School Closed
And coming up in June...
June 2nd (Saturday)
Duane Street Welcome Day – invites to be emailed
June 5th (Tuesday)
Aquarium Trip for Graduating Hudson Seniors
June 7th (Thurs) & 13th (Wed)
Hudson & Duane St Sings & End of Year Parties – see schedule below
June 14th (Thurs)
Last Day of School for all WMS Children
End of Year Sings
Thursday, June 7th
Monday, June 11th
Helen, Jackie, Kathrin
|Tuesday, June 12th
Class C – Nicole/Danielle/Marsha
Sing – 9.15-9.40
Party – 9.40-10.20
Class D (am) - Michelle/Arpee/Stacey
Sing – 11.00-11.25
Party – 11.25-11.45
Class A - Jan/Drew/Kate
Sing – 1.40-2.05
Party – 2.05-2.45
Class D (pm) - Michelle/Arpee/Stacey
Sing – 2.45-3.10
Party – 3.10-3.45
|Wednesday June 13th
AM Sessions (WTF and 5 Day Children) – 10:30am
Helen, Jackie, Kathrin
Elizabeth, Rita, Theus
Larry, Latisha, Laurie
Kerstin, Kelly, Nia
Katherine, Katie, Isil
PM Sessions (WTF and 5 Day Children) – 2:30pm
Helen, Jackie, Kathrin
Theus Larry, Latisha,
Laurie Kerstin, Kelly, Nia
News & Events
WMS Small Works Art Show
This year’s Art Show will take place on Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd of May at FLAG Art Foundation, 545 West 25th Street. This year we will have a Duane Street Reception (Tuesday 22nd) & a Hudson Street Reception (Wednesday 23rd). Please consult your invitation for more details about your assigned reception time. We ask that you join us at your class’ assigned reception time and this way everyone will have space to enjoy the children’s art work. You may also choose to visit the gallery anytime during the day, between 10am – 4.30pm. Look out for your invitation in the mail early next week.
Cookbook Sales & Deliveries
The WMS Cookbooks have arrived! They are available for pick up May 7th, 8th & 9th. If you pre-ordered a copy you can pick up from a collection box that will be located outside your child’s classroom. We have a limited amount of additional copies available for sale during that time. Purchases can be made at the front desks of Duane & Hudson. Books are $20, cash only please. We expect that these copies will also sell quickly so be sure to make your purchases quickly.
WMS Summer Program
There are very limited spaces available for the WMS Summer Program. If you are still interested in registering please send an email to our Admissions Office to find out if there is still availability for your preferred weeks.
Room to Grow
Our annual Room to Grow drive is underway! Please remember to bring in your lightly used children’s clothes, books and toys. We are
children’s clothes, books and toys. We are not able to accept large baby items such as high chairs and strollers, and we will not be collecting any adult clothes.
Hudson Street Whole School Photo
Will take place on Friday May 11th at 11.20am sharp. We will be on the stairs to the South of Harrisson St\IPN all students will go with their teachers (EXCEPT D(pm) who will meet us there at 11.15. Maps will be distributed via the classroom.
Hudson & Duane Class Photos
Class photos are available for order at the front desk at each site starting Monday 7th. Orders are due back with payment by Friday, May 18th.
Reggio Learning in Practice
Children at Hudson Street’s Big Kids Club are drawing buildings that they see in front of our school and considering old and new architecture in the surrounding area.
During the last weekend in April, 15 teachers and staff members attended a Reggio Conference in Cambridge, MA. They shared experiences with schools from across the country and had the opportunity to imagine what children see by considering old and new architecture and their surroundings.