Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the holiday with your friends and family. See you on the 26th.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month
In the spirit of awareness-raising, we invite you to check out the colorful photo display accompanied by positive adoption language on the bulletin board next to the guard's desk in the lobby. You can also view the adoption language on our website. This project is a celebration of families formed by adoption at Bank Street, brought to you by the Touched By Adoption parent affinity group.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Wednesday, November 28, 9-10am in Room 709
Please join Anne and Buffy for a discussion on Fostering the Spirit of Gratitude and Empathy in Your Child.
Kaleidoscope: Stories of Diversity, Community and Family – a special storytelling and music event!
Friday, November 30, 5:15pm potluck in the Lobby and 6-7pm storytelling and music program in the Auditorium
Bank Street community members of all ages are invited to join us for Kaleidoscope: Stories of Diversity, Community and Family, a fun, family-centered program of storytelling and music highlighting themes that anchor, inspire and enrich our lives. We are especially excited to bring gifted storyteller April Armstrong to Bank Street for this event! This event is being jointly sponsored by three Bank Street affinity groups: Touched by Adoption, Parents of Children of Color, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies, with generous support from the Parents Association and the Office of Diversity and Community. Please feel free to contact Joint Affinity Group planning team members Roz Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane Ringel at email@example.com with questions or suggestions for the event.
Spring Benefit Auction Kick-Off Party
Tuesday, December 4, 6-7:30 pm at the home of Margot Steinberg and Stan Harrison 500 West End Ave, 11H (at 84th Street)
We are gearing up for the Spring Benefit Auction, our community-wide fundraiser that takes place on May 2. Last year, we raised over $200,000 for the School for Children and Family Center. We can't thank you enough for your support!
At the party, we will discuss preliminary plans for the event, and have opportunities for parents to sign up to volunteer to help. We need assistance with ticket sales, item solicitation, proofreading, set up the morning of the event, writing descriptions, finding pictures for items, and so much more. Please RSVP to Margot Steinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can have an accurate head count. If you would like to bring a dish, please let us know.
Rachel Simmons Comes to Bank Street!
Wednesday, December 5 Presentation and Q&A from 6:30 - 7:30pm in Auditorium; Book Signing from 7:30 - 8:00pm in Lobby
Light refreshments will be served.
Rachel Simmons is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence. As an educator, Rachel works internationally to develop strategies to reduce bullying and empower girls. Rachel currently works as a Leadership Development Consultant for the Center for Work and Life at Smith College and is cofounder and director of the Girls Leadership Institute. For weekly blogs, visit www.rachelsimmons.com and follow her at www.twitter.com/RachelJSimmons. Child care will be provided. Please contact Linda Lake to sign up.
Wednesday, November 21-Friday, November 23: School Closed for Thanksgiving Break
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