Spring Awakening: Join us Thursday, March 9th at our annualGala & Auction!

Spring Awakening: Join us Thursday, March 9th at our annualGala & Auction!

Spring Awakening: Join us Thursday, March 9th at our annualGala & Auction!

February 2023

Tue
14

February 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

Wed
15

February 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

Wed
15

Rachel Henes Parent Workshop

Mindful Parenting: Riding Emotional Waves with Calm & Compassion

 

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

 

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Thu-Thu
16-16

Fireside Chat with Raffi

Raising Community-Minded Children

 

Via Zoom. Time: 8.00 - 9.00 p.m

 

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Mon
20

President Day - School Closed

Tue
21

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day - School Closed

Wed
22

Staff Development Day - School Closed

Thu-Thu
09-09

WMS Gala & Auction

City Winery

Tue
14

March Mug & Muffin (AM)

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

 

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Tue
14

Rachel Henes Parent Workshop (Virtual)

Grappling with Achievement Culture: How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Kids in High-Achieving Settings

 

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

Wed
15

March 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

Mon-Fri
20-31

Spring Break - School Closed

Mon
03

WMS Reopens for Children

Fri
07

Good Friday - School Closed

Tue
11

Rachel Henes Parent Workshop (Virtual)

Beyond Stereotypes: Understanding Gender, Socialization & Development

 

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

Thu-Thu
20-21

Parent Teacher Conferences - School Closed for Children

Mon-Fri
24-28

Room to Grow Book & Toy Drive

Tue
25

April Mug & Muffin (AM)

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

 

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Wed
26

April Mug & Muffin (PM)

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

 

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Wed-Fri
10-12

WMS Art Show

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

Tue
23

May 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

Wed
24

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

Mon
29

Memorial Day - School Closed

Sat
03

WMS Street Fair

Fri
16

Last Day of School for Children

Mon
26

First Day of WMS Summer Program

Tue
04

Independence Day - School Closed

Fri
28

Last Day of WMS Summer Program

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Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight: Thomas Halley

Thomas Halley, class of 1995, and current teacher at The Washington Market School’s Hudson Street site, was born and raised in Tribeca which, at the time, was a community of artists. WMS created a true sense of community for Thomas and the neighboring children of Tribeca. His family remains close with many WMS alumni from that time – a testament to the strong connections our school builds to this day.

Having majored in Neurobiology and Philosophy at University of Wisconsin Madison, Thomas says he found teaching quite by accident when he did some substitute teaching at WMS, and has not looked back since. Thomas believes that a love of play and imagination are aspects of life that do, and should carry into adulthood. As an avid rock climber and world traveler, he brings his vivacious spirit with him to the WMS classroom each day.

Thomas defines himself as a Montessorian in life and in the classroom. He prefers sitting on the floor with work spread out and models practical life skills for his students. He credits his approach to teaching to his time at The Washington Market School, and is grateful to provide a learning environment where his students have the freedom to move and discover just as he did in his early years. 

The Hudson Street gym was a place of fond memories for Thomas, where he spent time playing with classmates and admiring the Where the Wild Things Are mural that still remains on the walls today. When asked what struck him the most about  returning to The Washington Market School as an adult, Thomas said “the gym,” without skipping a beat. He reflected on how places can feel so large as a child and how those same places feel smaller in scale when we return as adults, For Thomas, it feels particularly special that an environment where many joyful memories were created for him as a child, is the same place in which his  students will undoubtedly build their own memories and hold dear for a lifetime. 

 

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