Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Girl Expert 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 - 8pm in Lobby. Light refreshments will be served.
Author, educator and renowned girl expert Rachel Simmons will speak and answer questions in a presentation about girls and their friendships. Her talk will address how to help young girls navigate difficult friendships; manage the feelings that come with being excluded; and face challenging social situations with courage and resilience. Rachel also offers guidance on how to parent girls to be authentic and assertive adults.
Rachel 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.
Bank Street Bookstore Holiday Discount
The Bookstore is continuing its tradition of extending a 10% holiday discount on everything in the store to SFC parents. The discount will run through New Year's Day. (It replaces the Book Club program; it does not combine with it.) Can't make it to the store? Call 212.678.1654 and mention this offer to receive 10% off your phone order.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Friday, November 30, 5:15pm potluck in the Lobby and 6-7pm storytelling/music in the Auditorium
We still really, really need volunteers to help with set up and clean up – as well as contributions for the potluck. Please contact Anshu Wahi at email@example.com if you would like to volunteer.
It’s going to be an amazing evening! Don’t miss out!
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.
Parents of Children of Color (POCOC) Bead for Life Sale
Dec 5, 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).
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