There are so many things that make Muscota a unique and wonderful place for our children: a broad Arts program that includes music, dance, drama and art; passionately dedicated teachers and staff; events that join and celebrate our community and our families; and so much more.
As the holiday season approaches, and thoughts of thanksgiving and togetherness are on our minds, we launch the Muscota Parent Association’s (PA) Annual Appeal. This year, we are asking each family to include the Muscota PA in your end-of-year charitable giving (as a 501c3 non-profit organization, your donations are tax deductible). Our fundraising goal has significantly increased to $12,000. We can reach this goal if each family or extended family contributes $50 to the Annual Appeal.
Dear Families, Estimadas Familias,
SO MANY THINGS to tell you this week!!!
So, without any further ado, let’s get right into the thick of it:
1. REMINDER: Our monthly Parents’ Association meeting will be this Friday, November 17th at 8:35 AM in the cafeteria. We will be discussing the development of an onsite after school program for the 2018-19 academic school year. If you are interested in helping to create an affordable, high-quality AFTER SCHOOL program for our community, then please attend this meeting! It is crucial that we get as much parent involvement as possible (which is why we are shouting in ALL CAPS).
2. Family Conferences will be this Thursday, November 16th, beginning in the afternoon. Student dismissal will be at 11:30 AM. This is one of our beloved progressive practices at Muscota, and provides an opportunity to talk with both your child and teacher about their progress, to set goals, and to see their recent work. Your teacher or class parent(s) may have already reached out to you regarding meeting times. If in doubt, give your teacher or class parent a shout! Continue reading Week of November 13-17
Dear Families, Queridas familias,
Welcome to November!
Although we have no big events looming on the horizon, we are steaming ahead with our committees, so if you are itching to get involved, here’s your chance!
1. Last Wednesday morning, the Diversity Committee met, and there were 11 parents in attendance. Camille shared a presentation from New York Appleseed, which is a schools-focused social justice organization, and we discussed the district-wide initiate to increase school diversity, as well as how Muscota should participate. It’s clear that we need a lot of parents to help with outreach to expand awareness of the school, and support the diversity of next year’s kindergarten class. That will be the focus of this committee for the rest of the school year. Next meeting date: TBD (but will be in December).
Continue reading Week of November 6-10
Dear Families, Queridas familias,
What a great weekend we had!
Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the Mad Hatter’s Ball on Saturday night! We raised over $5000 for our school, and are so thankful for everyone’s participation! Thanks to our volunteers and those who donated food & cakes, and those of you who showed up for a good time! We hope you had an enjoyable time, if you were able to come, and if you weren’t, we hope to see you at our next event!
We’re honestly all a little tuckered out after the hullabaloo, but there are a few things we wanted to share this week:
1. SLT election results from the last PA meeting – Carolynn Herrera was elected as the newest member of our School Leadership Team (SLT). The SLT is responsible for developing our school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP), and includes parents, teachers, and administrators. Welcome, Carolynn!
Continue reading Week of October 30th-November 3rd