November 17 – 21, 2014

Open SchoolDear Parents,

We have a wonderful week planned for Open Schools Week and hope to see you all at some of our events. The following is a schedule of events that parents can attend throughout the week here at TAOTS:

MONDAY

Open Classroom Visitation – Come in and visit your child in their classroom or specialty class during the following times:

Period 2      8:45 – 9:30

Period 3      9:30 – 10:15

Period 6      11:55 – 12:40

Period 7      12:40 – 1:25

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR WILL STILL BE OPEN FOR FAMILIES THAT WISH TO SHOP (TODAY ONLY) – ROOM 331


TUESDAY

2:30pm – Teacher Led Parent Workshops – We have brought back this wonderful opportunity to sit with your child’s teachers and have a workshop on grade appropriate topics. These will be held monthly and supervision for children will be provided. This month topics are:

K – Literacy – Reading Benchmarks / Book Baggies and Leveled Books – Room 139

1 – Literacy – Benchmark Strategies and Overview of Writing Unit – Room 215

2 – Literacy – Gripping Stories & Getting to know our Characters – Room 210

3 – Writing /Persuasive Essays / Speeches – checklists, rubrics, strategies – Room 222

4 – Writing – Personal Persuasive Essay – Room 224

5 – Math – Demonstrating Strategies that Parents can use with Fractions – Room 237


WEDNESDAY

Ensemble ACJW Performance – Auditorium

9:30am – Grades 2/3

10:15am – Grades 4/5

Academy of Carnegie Hall,Julliard and Weill Music Institute has partnered with TAOTS through a Grant that TAOTS applied for. A performance by the Ensemble will take place during the following times. Parents are welcome.

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TAOTS First Annual Spelling Bee – Auditorium Grades 4 & 5

12:00pm

The 5 finalists from each classroom in grades 4 and 5 will compete in our first annual TAOTS Spelling Bee.


THURSDAY

Open Classroom Visitation – Come in and visit your child in their classroom or speciatly class during the follwing times:

Period 2      8:45 – 9:30

Period 3      9:30 – 10:15

Period 6      11:55 – 12:40

Period 7      12:40 – 1:25


FRIDAY

12:00pm – TAOTS TURKEY TROT – Come and join our students for this fundraiser and trot around Seth Low Park.

Afternoon Holiday Classroom Celebrations will follow directly after the Turkey Trot – More information will come from class parents regarding these classroom celebrations.

Regards,

Josephine Sportells-Giusto, Founding Principal