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DANCEMark your calendars for the upcoming 1st-3rd Grade performance on March 16 at 9:15am.  Be on the look-out for a costume construction “party” date later in February.  We also need a videographer for the show.  If interested, please contact Fran Rosales at

wellness2Wellness Update! 

There was a very productive wellness meeting on Feb 1st with Alli, Hanin, Tom Shamy, and Hector Carrasco from CHALK. We discussed bringing in a physical education specialist to help train our teachers in gym activities.

  • The new water jet has arrived!
  • Chocolate milk has been removed from lunch (for Muscota only)
  • Lunch room volunteer coordinator needed


Please email to volunteer.

MUSIC – Thanks again to all of the families, teachers, staff, and most of all, students who poured their support, enthusiasm, and music into Candlelight Night.

  • The 3rd and 4th grade recorder curriculum will begin soon (representatives from Carnegie hall will be coming to visit on February 1st to observe one of our recorder classes!) and the guitar curriculum with the 5th grade. The younger students will be starting a unit called, “Music and Storytelling” this week
  • Coming up on February 3rd is our full-school trip to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s “Who is Louis Armstrong?” show during the day, followed by the student talent show at night.

sciencePlanning for a SCIENCE-FILLED Spring! 

Mark Your Calendars:  Family Science Night “Climate” on Wednesday, April 5th.

 Any science parents that would like to be involved, or that have an interactive project idea to contribute should email Jackie at before March 1st.
  • In the Works: Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities for parents and students to get involved in the following:
  • Planning has begun for our community outreach day at Muscota Marsh, funded by Partnership for the Parks.
  • We have been granted a planting bed at Sherman Creek for the spring and will establish an after school botanical club that would spend some time getting their hands dirty.  Muscota classes will hopefully have a chance to spend some time digging and harvesting!
  • After school Coding Club – It will start with a small launch this year and expand in the 2017-18 school year.  Thank you to Amy Kraft for her talent and time!

Questions  – Contact  Jackie Parrott>>

sparkCome See What SPARK is All About!
This year, Muscota students have explored Body Systems, Water Systems and our Solar System with more exciting themes on the horizon!

 Come join the SPARK fun to explore and create with students in the classroom. Without the help of volunteers just like you, SPARK would not be possible. Please sign-up at: for as few or as many shifts as you’d like! (We especially have a great need for volunteers during our weekly Wednesday classes).

Email or with any questions.

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