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November 2022

Wed
30

November Mug & Muffin

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
12

Rachel Henes Parent Workshop (Virtual)

Change Starts at Home: Parenting for a More Just World

 

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Mon-Mon
19-02

Winter Recess - School Closed

Tue
03

WMS Reopens for Children

Mon
16

Martin Luther King Jr Day - School Closed

Tue
17

January 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
18

January 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-Mon
23-27

City Harvest Food Drive

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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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.

 

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

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.

 

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

Wed
26

April 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

Tue-Thu
09-12

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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News

Re-Introducing Jaya Blakeslee: Duane Street’s Administrative Coordinator

Jaya Blakeslee is our beloved Administrative Coordinator at the Duane Street site. With years of experience and the greatest personality, Jaya is the point-person for all things Duane. You can contact her at duanefrontdesk@wms-nyc.org. Jaya is one of the reasons WMS is such a special place and we invite you to learn a little more about her!

What do you do at WMS?
I am the Administrative Coordinator at the Duane Street location.  I facilitate communication between teachers and parents, maintain all student files, and place orders for school supplies. I also work closely with Nurse Cheryl to track illnesses and absences and with Heather and Carrie to keep Duane St running smoothly.

Where did you grow up? What was your childhood like?
I grew up on an 80 acre interfaith community in Florida. My fondest memories are running around and playing games outside, swimming in our pond, trips to the beach and also learning at a young age the importance of taking care of others.

How did you end up joining the WMS community?
In 2013 I was working as a Family Assistant at Bank Street Head Start. My friend actually saw the job posting and thought of me. I quickly submitted my resume and as luck would have it, the next day Ronnie called me and the rest is history.

What’s your favorite thing about WMS?
The community!  The faculty, staff, parents, and the children all contribute to the remarkable learning environment that is WMS.  However, one of the greatest joys of my job is that I get to witness the amazing growth of each child from that first day of school to the last day of the year.

What’s the best memory you have from when you were in preschool?
We had our own Montessori preschool in our community.  I was fortunate to go to school with the same group of friends that I grew up with.  We did a lot of dramatic play, art and cooking projects and one of my favorite days was Mud Pie Day.

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