Spring Break is soon! Monday, March 20th - Friday, March 31st

Spring Break is soon! Monday, March 20th - Friday, March 31st

Spring Break is soon! Monday, March 20th - Friday, March 31st

March 2023


Spring Break - School Closed


WMS Reopens for Children


Good Friday - School Closed


Rachel Henes Parent Workshop (Virtual)

Beyond Stereotypes: Understanding Gender, Socialization & Development


Time: 8.00 p.m. Sign up via newsletter.


Parent Teacher Conferences - School Closed for Children


Room to Grow Book & Toy Drive


April Mug & Muffin (AM)

Location: 134 Duane St. Time: 9.15 - 10.15 a.m.


All welcome. Meet with Carrie & Heather to discuss parenting. Sign up via the newsletter


WMS Art Show

55 Hudson St. More details to follow in the weekly newsletter.


May Mug & Muffin (PM)

Location: 55 Hudson St. Time: 1.15 - 2.15 p.m.


All welcome. Meet with Carrie & Maria to discuss parenting. Sign up via the newsletter


Memorial Day - School Closed


WMS Street Fair


Last Day of School for Children


First Day of WMS Summer Program


Independence Day - School Closed


Last Day of WMS Summer Program

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Letters from Ronnie, WMS Founder

A Clear Sense of Purpose: A Letter from Ronnie

Dear Washington Market School Community,

Our superb staff is back and smiling at you under their masks. We are fully open, with our afternoon classes at Duane Street and our Hudson Street Afterschool program restored, and we look forward to a joyful and educationally exciting new year. At the same time, we all know that there are real challenges to face, but we feel confident that what we learned in our successful last year, supplemented by new guidelines, protocols, and vaccines, will allow WMS to function as close to normal as possible.

WMS has always been marked by intentionality. Nothing we do educationally or health-wise is an afterthought; we approach all aspects of educating and socializing our young children with a clear sense of purpose. Whether it is how we teach the children to have lunch, how we present new work at group meetings, our choice of words as when we call each other “friend”, or how we show delight in each other’s accomplishments, there is always a clear goal and intention.

In the past, while we have exercised care in keeping the school community safe and healthy, it was somewhat taken for granted that normal procedures were sufficient. That is no longer the case. This is the second year in which we are dealing with health and safety issues with the same intentionality that we direct toward educating our children. Whether it is twice weekly PCR testing, mask wearing, enhanced ventilation, extended cleaning protocols, contact tracing or quarantining preparation for a smaller but still school-connected online program, we are vigilant in doing everything possible to maintain the health and well-being of all associated with WMS.

Over these decades we are known for clarity of purpose, team collaboration, and taking nothing for granted. Our truly wonderful teachers and staff are fully behind our efforts and are each listening with their connected hearts and minds while navigating ahead carefully as we begin this new year. The delta variant, which was not really present during the last school year, has, in a sense, upped the ante, but we feel as well prepared to deal with it as is humanly possible.

Wishing everyone a Shana Tova, a sweet year of listening, learning, and remaining grateful for all we have,


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