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Week of September 11
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Letter From Allison: 
 

Every year, I sincerely believe the day the teachers return to the building to begin planning and preparing their classrooms is my favorite day of the year. But then we have the first day of school!!  The palpable energy blended with the anticipation of the faculty and staff mixed with the oohs, aahs, shy and bold entrances of Blue School students on their first day back from the summer are an electric combination. Seeing our families crowd the lobby with hellos and reconnections under the “All Together Now” sign is a wonderful way to begin. Please enjoy the video below of the first moments of our first day.

Welcome and welcome back! Allison

VIDEO HERE! CLICK IMAGE BELOW!


News & Weekly Recap


 

New Parents Questions and Answers
Tuesday, September 13 
9 am, The Commons


Please join Allison and representatives from the administrative team in the Commons on Tuesday morning at 9 am to answer your questions about being new parents at Blue School. Please review the family handbook HERE before coming and bring your questions!

After School

Enrollment for our fall After School programs is open! To see program descriptions, schedules, and enrollment forms, visit http://www.blueschool.org/afterschool/. If you have any questions about our After School program, don’t hesitate to reach out to afterschool@blueschool.org.  

3s Roundtable about the Transition to School
Wednesday, September 14th,
9-10am - in the Activity Space on the 1st floor (note the location change)

Roundtable for 3s parents about the supported autonomy process and the transition to school

Join Laura Sedlock, Pre-Primary Program Director and Harriet Richards, Child Development Counselor to discuss your thoughts, questions and concerns about the supported autonomy process and the transition to school. Some of the questions we will discuss may include:

  • What kinds of routines and language can help ease the transition to school?
  • What types of behaviors can I expect at home and at drop off?
  • How can I learn about my child's experience in school?
  • How long can I expect the adjustment to take?
We hope to see you there, even if it is just for part of the time. Feel free to drop in at any time. Parents in the afternoon class (3c) are welcome to join us as well, and we will also be available to talk with you informally in the afternoon from 1-2pm on the 2nd floor.  
Bus Route

The Blue School bus route starts on Monday! If you are planning on having your student(s) ride the bus and have not yet communicated with us, please contact Lauren Miller (lauren@blueschool.org). Please see below for the route
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  AM       PM  
Stops Pickup Location Pickup Time   Stops Drop off Location Drop off Time
          Depart 3:35
1 Manhattan Ave & Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn 7:18   1 Bowery and Spring 3:50
2 18th st and 3rd ave 7:52   2 Bowery and 2nd St 3:58
3 11th st and 2nd ave 7:57   3 7th st and 3rd ave 4:01
4 7th st and 2nd ave 8:02   4 11th st and 3rd ave 4:05
5 2nd st and 2nd ave 8:06   5 18th st and 3rd ave 4:10
6 Bowery and Spring 8:11   6 Manhattan Ave & Greenpoint, Brooklyn 4:40
  Arrival 8:30      
Student Metrocards

As you have read in the family handbook, children enrolled in the primary and middle school programs who live a certain distance from the school are eligible for student metrocards.  Cards will be available at the front desk for all eligible students beginning Friday, September 16th. 
Summer Canvas Project

Thank you so much to all of the students who have brought in their 3x3 canvases!  It is such a joy to see all of the pieces together.  We sincerely hope that every single Blue School student will bring in their canvas so that the wall can reflect our whole community!  If you misplaced or never received a canvas, please stop by the admissions office to pick one up.  You may leave completed canvases at the front desk or with the admissions team
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After School Reminder

Don't forget to sign up for After School! The class descriptions and schedule are available here. Clubhouse begins onMonday, September 12th and classes will start the following week on Monday, September 19th. Please contactafterschool@blueschool.org with any questions. 


Upcoming Events

2's Program Begins
Mon. 9/12

Roundtable for 3s parents
Wed. 9/14 
9-10 am 


Parent Welcome Cocktail Party
Thur. 9/22
6 pm

Reminders

Archived Newsletters
Interested in reading past Newsletters?  Click through here to access archived news from Blue School.

 
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