Let me start by saying Thank You to everyone who participated in both the Sample Sale and the Harvesting Event in the Garden.
The Sample Sale brought over $9,000 in and they weren’t kidding when they said they had wonderful items up for sale. I bought myself a pair of Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, a brand that has become a staple in my wardrobe, for 5 Dollars!!!!! And I wasn’t surprised to see people walking away with several shopping bags worth of clothes and shoes. So thank you again to everyone who worked on this amazingly successful event.
My second Thank You goes out to the Garden Committee members that put together the Harvesting Event that took place on Thursday. Classes went out to the garden not only to see what had been harvested, but also to take those vegetables and make wonderful dishes with them. While I had to pass on trying the salsa the fifth grade made, I have a bland stomach and can’t do spicy, I heard from so many that it was delicious. I was however able to have some of the Cole slaw the second grade made, and it was some of the best I have ever tasted, and I do love Cole slaw.
Since I am talking about food, now seems like the right time to mention the absence of pizza on Fridays in the cafeteria. While I know that many families pay only on Fridays so that their children can have pizza, the DOE has taken it off the menu for now. I am not sure if anyone saw the article in The Daily News about the situation but it seems that there was a green substance found on the pizza. They tested it and confirmed it was not mold but just to play it safe they have decided not to include it on the menu for now. Once they clear up the issue, I am sure it will be right back for kids, and some of us adults, to enjoy.
If you were in Community Meeting on Friday, you were able to hear the Community Standards that the children voted on for Midtown West. Not only did they decide on their standards, but they also gave examples of what each might look like.
1.) Be respectful – an example is to say “Please” and “Thank You” when you are talking with others.
2.) Be responsible – an example is be upstanders, not bystanders.
3.) Be a Problem Solver – an example is when you do something wrong, do everything you can to make it right.
If you were at Community Meeting on Friday, you also heard Missy Krantz talk about lice. She is putting together a lice team to train to go into classes and periodically check children for lice. This is one of the ways we can help to keep cases down and limit the spread throughout entire classes. Last week I sent home a permission slip for the team to be able to check your child. If you haven’t signed and returned it please do so ASAP so we can get started. And if you are interested in joining the team, let Tisa or Missy know. Missy’s son Elijah is in Jeremy’s fourth grade class.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the Hoe Down this Thursday. Extended Day closes at 5:30 so dinner service can start and dancing begins promptly at 6:00 with Pre-K. Please make sure your children are not in the jungle gym areas and are being respectful of others in the yard space. We want to make sure everyone has a fun, safe evening.