Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Holiday Gift Policy
The holidays are upon us! We would therefore like to remind everyone of Bank Street's policy regarding holiday gift-giving to teachers and staff. Families are asked to give only handmade gifts and cards to teachers at the holidays. It is the custom of the school that parents not give teachers individual gifts. Teachers appreciate most children's handmade gifts and letters, as well as letters from parents. This policy has been developed over the years through extensive discussions between the Parents Association, Coordinators, faculty and staff. Faculty and staff unanimously agree that they are most touched by handmade gifts during the holidays. Many recipients treasure these gifts long after they are passed from the hands of the student to the teacher.
At the end of the school year (May/June), families will have an opportunity to thank teachers by contributing to a class gift for the teachers and specialists. More specifics about these gifts will be sent out in the spring.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Parents of Children of Color (POCOC) Bead for Life Sale
Dec 6, 7 8am-6pm in the Lobby
Once again, POCOC will be turning the Bank Street lobby into a vibrant marketplace for gorgeous, recycled paper beads and organic shea butter products handmade by Ugandan women. Bead for Life is a socially responsible, global organization that works with HIV-positive mothers and refugees from the civil war in Northern Uganda to help lift - and keep - them and their families out of poverty. Please visit us to do some holiday shopping and support a wonderful organization! If anyone is interested in volunteering to help out in this sale, please contact Kanika Sethi (Kanu1976@gmail.com).
Child Development Meeting
Wednesday, December 12, 9-10am in Room 709
Please join Buffy to discuss the following topic: Boyfriend? Girlfriend? Crushes? What does it all mean, and what's a parent to do? Parents of children of all ages are of course welcome!
Parents of Children of Color Meeting
Thursday, December 13, 6-7:30pm in Room 225
Friday, December 21: School Closes at 1PM for Winter Break - No After School
Monday, December 24-Friday, January 4: School Closed for Winter Break
Monday, January 7: School Reopens