12/17/17 Weekly Announcements & Important Reminders from your PC…

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Monday, December 18, 2017Winter Concert 2017

  • Holiday Dress Up for Winter Concerts -Come dressed to impress in your beautiful holiday outfits for your Winter Concert.  Families are welcome to come to the performances:

9am – Kindergarten & 1st Grade, 10am – 4th & 5th Grades & 12pm – 2nd & 3rd Grades

  • 2:20 -3pm Parent Communication Day!  Please be sure to make an appointment in advance .
  • 2:30 Teacher Led Parent Workshops for Grades 3-5 & SETSS/IEP with Ms. Catalano

Tuesday, December 19, 2017planeterium

  • PTO Hosted Planetarium – Our Generous PTO is bringing an amazing indoor planetarium into our TAOTS Gym. Children will visit the planetarium as they are guided on a magical tour of our Winter Skies.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ugly-christmas-sweater-clip-art-2014-300x282

  • Ugly Sweater Day – Come dressed in your ugliest, silliest and most outrageous “Ugly Sweater”  If you don’t own an ugly sweater you can be creative and make one!   
  • 9am SLT Meeting
  • 9:30am Kindergarten has trip to Chocolate Works
  • 2:20pm – 4:20pm Federation After School

Thursday, December 21, 2017 international flags.jpg

  • Classroom Cultural Celebrations –Throughout the day, classes will celebrate their holidays.  Classroom Teachers and Class Parents will organize a fun celebration centered around our students/families’ cultures and traditions.  Specific classroom celebration information will be shared with you by your classroom teacher and class parent(s).
  • 8:15am General PTO Meeting
  • 2:20pm – 4:20pm Project Smarts After School

Friday, December 22, 2017snow day pajamas

  • FUN SCHOOL SNOW DAY!!!!! – No!  Although it would be fun, you CAN NOT stay home!!!  Instead, we will have our own Snow Day here.  Come to school in your warmest, coziest pajamas or lounge wear.  We will spend some time during the day doing all the things we do at home on a Snow Day like,  playing board games, doing arts and crafts,  reading our favorite books and  eating yummy treats – you get the idea!
  • 1:00 – 1:45pm – 2nd Grade will have a a Holiday/Cultural/Artifact Museum Celebration .  Parent are welcome to attend!
  • Wishing All Our Families a Very Happy & Healthy Holiday Season & A Happy New Year!  School will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2017.  Have a Restful Break!best-wishes-for-a-happy-holidays-season-and-a-prosperous-new-year-to-you-and-yours

Important Reminders

Kindergarten Admissions

Kindergarten Application Process will begin on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 – Friday, January 12, 2017.  Visit the Kindergarten Admission website schools.nyc.gov/Kindergarten

5th Grade Lunch With Principal

On Friday, January 5, 2018 Ms. Sportella will have lunch with six 5th Grade students, 2 from each class at a time.  Every 5th Grader will have the opportunity to eat lunch with the Principal by the end of the school year.

Family Fitness Night FamilyFitnessNight Image2016

Come join TAOTS on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 5:30pm in gym for a healthy and active night together for the whole family with Ms. Glotova.

College Awareness Day

This day aims to strengthen the college-preparedness culture in all schools, and help college awareness picstudents and families understand that their dream of college is attainable.
With your guidance, all DOE families should see that their children have the potential to go to college and that with good decision making and planning, these goals are attainable.
The Chancellor has asked principals to encourage their staff to wear apparel from their alma mater or a college they are proud of and spend time talking about college on College Awareness Day.
It is optional for Students to participate if they would like to wear College apparel as well.   We look forward to an exciting day at TAOTS!

Proper Winter Attire

Please be sure to dress your children in layers during the cold weather months.  We will not go out for recces in inclement weather or below freezing temperatures.