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September 2021

Mon
27

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson A & Hudson B)

Tue
28

1:15-2:15pm: Welcome Coffee (Duane 2PM, Duane 3PM, Duane 6PM)

Tue
28

5:00-5:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Hudson B, Hudson C, Hudson E)

Tue
28

6:00-6:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Hudson A)

Wed
29

5:00-5:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Hudson D & Hudson F)

Wed
29

6:00-6:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Hudson GH)

Wed
29

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson C & Hudson E)

Thu
30

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Duane 4AM & Duane 6AM)

Fri
01

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson D & Hudson F)

Mon
04

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson GH)

Tue
05

1:15-2:15pm: Welcome Coffee (Duane 4PM & Duane 5PM)

Wed
06

6:00-6:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Duane 2AM & Duane 3AM)

Wed
06

7:00-7:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Duane 2PM & Duane 3PM)

Wed
06

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Hudson 5AM)

Thu
07

6:00-6:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Duane 4AM, Duane 5 AM, Duane 6AM)

Thu
07

7:00-7:45p: Zoom Parent Night (Duane 4PM, Duane 5PM, Duane 6PM)

Thu
07

9:30-10:30am: Welcome Coffee (Duane 2AM & Duane 3AM)

Mon
11

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY — School Closed

Thu-Fri
11-12

Parent/Teacher Conferences — School Closed for Children

Thu-Fri
25-26

THANKSGIVING RECESS — School Closed

Mon-Fri
20-31

WINTER RECESS — School Closed

Mon
03

WMS Reopens for Children and Staff

Mon
17

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY — School Closed

Mon
21

PRESIDENTS’ DAY — School Closed

Tue
22

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day — School Closed

Wed
23

Staff Development Day — School Closed for Children

Mon-Fri
14-25

SPRING BREAK — School Closed

Mon
28

WMS Reopens for Children and Staff

Fri
15

Passover & Good Friday — School Closed

Thu-Fri
28-29

Parent/Teacher Conferences — School Closed for Children

Mon
30

MEMORIAL DAY — School Closed

Tue
14

Last Day of School for Children

Fri
17

Last Day of School for Staff

Mon
27

First Day of Summer Program

Mon
04

INDEPENDENCE DAY — Summer Camp Closed

Fri
05

Last Day of Summer Program

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From the Classroom

We’ve Got Mail

In this unusual year, we have been exploring ways to connect with each other and share our appreciation. During studio classes, children eagerly shared messages with each of the teachers and hoped for more time get to know them. The children in Classroom 4 missed their studio teachers and wanted to connect with them after studio classes ended.

Sparked by curiosity, the children began writing letters to the studio teachers. They began by sharing the messages they did not have a chance to share during class and continued with questions and drawings. This pen pal relationship with each of the studio teachers led to finding other pen pals throughout our WMS community. As they explore the various materials related to the postal service and familiarize themselves with mail-related concepts, many other classes are incorporating this exploration into their curriculum too.

Forming community has always been at the heart of WMS. Since the classrooms are in their “pods” throughout the day and Studio Teachers on the screen, the need to connect with one another was more present than ever. Classrooms and studio teachers put mailboxes around the building and soon they were being filled with letters from one another. The letters sometimes shared a message of love, or are about the work in the classroom or studio class. Sophie (Library) started reading books about writing letters and postcards. Evan (Music) wrote a new song adapted from “Mail Myself To You”. Knowing that seeing family may not be as easy as before, some classrooms sent letters to family members over Thanksgiving break. Responding to children’s needs and interests is what our teachers do best and that continues in this unique year. Feel free to send a letter to your child’s classroom too. The more connections the better.

Send your letter to:
The Washington Market School
[Name of Classroom]
134 Duane Street
NY, NY 10013

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