Open School Week is scheduled (Passes will be distributed in November)

Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 10.00.33 AMDear Lower Lab Families,

Please keep your eyes open for a document that is going home today regarding PT conferences.

We hope that it will be helpful to assist you in preparing for the conferences on Nov 13th.  Parent Teacher Conferences guide to success   We have also sent home your entry pass for the Open School Week. Passes will be accepted for easy entrance the morning of your scheduled Open School Visit.  (Below)

We are pleased to announce that Open School Week is scheduled for November 17th to November 21st by the New York City Department of Education. This is the time to reinforce parent-school relationships that will lead to a dynamic partnership necessary to ensure the educational success of each student. Parent Teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 13 for grades K-5. This will be a half-day for all students. Students will be dismissed at 11:25 am. Conferences will be scheduled on Thursday afternoon from 12:30 pm to 3:00pm and from 4:30 pm to 7:30pm. Conference appointment times are for ten minutes only, so it is imperative that you be on time. You will be contacted by your child’s classroom teacher to set up an appointment.

Fifth grade teachers, Claudia Coia and Karen Cook, will also hold conferences on Friday, November 14th during school hours so that all fifth grade parents can confer with Claudia and Karen together. Fifth grade PT conferences on Friday, November 14th will be held in Room 235. Friday, November 14th will be a full day of school for fifth grade students, per diem subs will be provided in order to accommodate additional conference times.

Specialists, including Science (Rm. 143), Art (Rm. 241), and Physical Education (Rm 235) will be available during conference hours on Thursday should you choose to conference with them. Please email Gina Goodman if you are interested in schedules for Carol Dolgon (Instrumental Music) or Sarah Prusasky (Lower Grades Music). Elana Hoffman will also be available during conferences on Thursday should you choose to meet with her. Parent Teacher conferences are an excellent time for teachers to share individual goals for student progress and for you, as parents, to share any specific concerns regarding your child’s educational experience.

Open School Week is a time for you to observe your child’s class ‘in action’. The following days and times parents are welcomed into school to observe their child’s classroom:

Grade Date Time
Kindergarten Friday, Nov 21st 8:30-10:00
First Grade Thursday, Nov. 20th 8:30-10:00
Second Grade Monday, Nov 17th 8:30-10:00
Third Grade Wednesday, Nov 19th 8:30-10:00
Fourth Grade Friday, Nov 21st 8:30-10:00


Fifth grade parents will have an opportunity to visit the ELA/Social Studies class (room 220) with Karen Cook as well as Science/Math class (room 218) with Claudia Coia as shown below:

Homeroom 5-220 Homeroom 5-218
Math/Science on Tues. Nov 18th 9:10am- 10:50am Math/Science on Wed. Nov 19th 9:10am- 10:50am
ELA/Social Studies on Wed. Nov. 19th 8:30-10am ELA/Social Studies on Tues. Nov. 18th 8:30am-10am

Please be advised that you are asked to bring the attached “pass” with your signature for open school visitations. You must enter through Third Avenue doors. Having this pass will permit you to enter the building without needing to sign in. However, all parents should be prepared to provide identification to the security agents. We look forward to seeing you during Open School Week!


Michael Goldspiel, Principal IA

Denise Perez, Assistant Principal

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