Wednesday, September 12, 2012
From the Dean
Welcome to the new school year. As I mentioned in my Back-To-School Letter, the School has revised the Parent-Student Handbook. I ask that you please review it, as it contains very important information regarding the School's policies on issues such as communication and student health. In particular, I ask that you review a new addition, the "Community Expectations" section, which defines our general community values. If you have any questions regarding the handbook, please be in touch with any of the school administrators.
In addition, please go to the Family Access Module under My Account to complete your emergency contact information, if you have not already done so. We rely on this information to contact you in the event of an emergency with your child. Contact Katie Peshut, Director of Communications (email@example.com or 212-875-4522), if you have any difficulty accessing the website.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
- Alexis, Dean
Parent Corner on the SFC Website
Check out the new Parent Corner page on our website, which contains links to PBworks, InResonance, forms, the Parents Association page, a Virtual Backpack Email archive, and much more.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Admissions Parent Guide Workshop
Wednesday, September 19, 9am in Room 706
Fall Fair Meeting
Thursday, September 20, 8:45-10am in Room 711
Parents Association All-Parent Community Breakfast
Tuesday, September 25, 8:45-10am in the Cafeteria
Touched By Adoption Affinity Group Potluck
Thursday, September 27, 6-8pm on the Playdeck
Children's Concert Series at Columbia - The Daedalus Quartet
Sunday, September 30, 5pm at the Italian Academy, Columbia University
Admission is free. For ages 6 and up. Concert time is 1 hour. Click here for more information.
Parents of Children of Color Speaker - Dr. Pedro Noguera
Tuesday, October 2, 6pm in the Auditorium
Acclaimed speaker, Pedro Noguera, will talk to the Bank Street community about racial identity development in children, as well as how to talk to your children about things you really don't know how to...
Touched By Adoption Speaker
Wednesday, October 10, 6pm in the Auditorium
Transracial/Transcultural Adoption: Differences may not matter to you, but they may to your child. Rita Taddonio, Director of the Adoption Resource Center/Spence-Chapin Services for Children and Families, will facilitate a discussion for parents and educators on racial identity in adoptive families.
- Welcome back to school! As we start practicing and relearning good school habits, Common Sense Media has a great list of Back to School Questions Asked and Answered.
- Teachers are setting up PBworks and will be sharing photos, schedules, and classroom information with you. Stay tuned!
From the Bank Street Kitchen
It's not too late to sign up for Chef Chad's hot lunch program. If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The current week's lunch menu is posted on our website under Quick Links. If you would like to be added to Chef Chad's email list to receive his daily morning emails with the menu of the day, please contact him at email@example.com.
It’s never too early to think about being a Parent Guide! We would love to have you join the team! Email Marcia at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested – you don’t have to commit to any date right now!! Thanks to those of you who have already signed up to be a guide via the online form in the Re-enrollment Web Services module in InResonance.
Join us for the Parent Guide Orientation on Wednesday, September 19 at 9:15am in Room 706 and take part in building the community at Bank Street. Plan ahead – Admissions Open Houses (6:30 – 8:30pm): Come to one, two, or all!
- Tuesday, October 9
- Tuesday, October 16
- Monday, October 29
- Thursday, January 10
Interested in Sibling Admissions?
The Admissions Office offers Early Notification to the siblings of children who are currently enrolled at Bank Street who are applying to the 3/4s, 4/5s, and 5/6s. Early Notification is a choice – families can opt to proceed with the admissions process according to the guidelines established by ISAAGNY and will be informed of the school’s decision during the regular notification dates.
Please submit an application as soon as possible or contact the Admissions Office if you have questions. Marcia: email@example.com; Jessica: firstname.lastname@example.org; Elsie: email@example.com
From the Health Office
Please notify Robin Taylor, the school nurse, of absences, including the reason for the absence at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-875-4425.
Monday, September 17: School Closed for Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, September 26: School Closed for Yom Kippur
Monday, October 8: School Closed for Columbus Day
Thursday, October 18: School Closes at 12PM for Lower School Conference Prep/Middle and Upper School Conferences - No After School
Friday, October 19: School Closed for Lower School Conference Prep/Middle and Upper School Conferences
Tuesday, November 6: School Closed for Presidential Election Day
Friday, November 9: School Closed for Lower School Conferences/Middle and Upper School Report Writing Wednesday, November 21-Friday, November 23: School Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 21: School Closes at 1PM for Winter Break - No After School