2022 Annual Appeal: Donate Today!

2022 Annual Appeal: Donate Today!

2022 Annual Appeal: Donate Today!

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.

 

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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.

 

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Wed
15

February Mug & Muffin (PM)

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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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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.

 

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Wed
24

May Mug & Muffin (PM)

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

 

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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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Letters from Ronnie, WMS Founder

Thank You For Being With Us: A Letter from Ronnie

Dear Washington Market School Community,

We are grateful for your support as we crafted our testing/Virtual School/return on Thursday and Friday week. Each Independent school has its own set of criteria and challenges and we, having 242 unvaccinated children, have the task of keeping everyone safe while staying connected to our early childhood teaching model. Enormous thanks to our teachers for coming in on Monday to get the materials ready that were needed to go on line, to our staff who were the organizing and planning, as well as handing out/collecting test kits for all and to those at Hudson who were also handing out the children’s bedding, to the parents who managed to get to school on a cold day and perform a test in the wind, and of course, to our children who tolerated coming to school but not coming in the doors and then to all for going online for two days instead of being together in person.

We are all absorbed with dealing with the Covid virus. It may be hard to grasp at this moment when the Omicron variant is racing through the city and country, but it does appear that the near-term prospects look promising. Although far more contagious than the Delta variant, it is far less virulent. We now know that, even if the number of hospitalizations remain at the same level, patients are likely to be less sick and require less intensive care. And another positive, being infected with the Omicron variant appears to reduce the likelihood of catching the more virulent Delta variant. There is also the expectation that the rate of infection with Omicron will shortly start to decline, as happened in South Africa, possibly as soon as the next couple of weeks.

As David Leonhardt, in the NYT, recently wrote: “The combination of vaccines and Omicron’s apparent mildness means that, for an individual, Covid increasingly resembles the kind of health risk that people accept every day.”

Exactly what this means for our largely unvaccinated children is not easy to say. So, until the data is clearer and the risks reduced, we will continue to be cautious, restrict access and close classrooms in which there are Covid cases, but will be prepared to loosen restrictions when the hard data and government protocols convince us that this is the best course.

We know that wider population data has little to do with how you want to protect your very own child. Please understand that we appreciate this dichotomy and approach the issue of safety as if every WMS child is our own.

Thank you for being with us,

Ronnie

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