Lisa’s Weekly Notes – May 20, 2018

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Hello SMS Families! Hopefully we've made it through the rainy season and can look forward to nicer days. Congratulations to all the 12th graders for their thoughtful and creative senior projects, now on to juries. K-8, many of your juries are over--good luck to everyone who has not yet completed theirs--and now it's time for grade concerts!! HOUSEKEEPING: K-5th graders: NDI Rehearsals: Make sure your child is ON TIME for school--the rehearsal is at the HS, and they must go over as a group. Students must also wear SNEAKERS. Seniors: Prom tickets are on sale ($125.00/person). Students must return prom contract (attached) for themselves and for any guest they are bringing. Please see attached. PARENTS: Parent/Community Chorus: Please join the Community Chorus, which will perform in the Spring Choral Concert…
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Lisa’s Weekly Note – May 12, 2018

Lisa’s Weekly Note – May 12, 2018

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Happy Mother's Day to all our SMS Moms! I hope you all had a lovely day, in spite of the weather. It was great seeing so many students and parents both at Friday's Play-a-Thon busking event, where over $400 was raised from passersby and Saturday's Barnes and Noble Play-a-thon, which was packed with fabulous performances of all ages. Thank you to all the students who participated and to all the parents who volunteered, and a special shout out to Claudia Misi for organizing it all!  We are on the cusp of the $9,000 mark, which is fabulous, but we have a way to go to reach the $40K goal for our unparalleled music education. Let's get the word out to friends and family. Keep your eye out for updates from…
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Lisa’s Weekly Note – April 29, 2018

Lisa’s Weekly Note – April 29, 2018

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Hello SMS Families! Can you believe we May is here? 2018 has been a whirlwind, and I don't expect things to slow down any time soon. Thank you to Nathan Blom for the transcendent experience for half of the HS students who saw Miss You Like Hell at The Public last week. From what I hear, MANY tears were shed by students and faculty alike. And thank you Angie Ramos (10th grade parent) for filling in as an additional chaperone. Congratulations to Ms. Shwecky and Dr. Rawson on a successful bake sale for Dress for Success. We have a substantial monetary donation to contribute, but there has also been interest in putting together a "business clothes" clothing donation. Please contact me directly if you are interested in donating or overseeing the…
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Lisa’s Weekly Note – April 22, 2018

Lisa’s Weekly Note – April 22, 2018

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Happy Earth Day SMS Families! I hope you are taking advantage of the rare beautiful day to get out there and participate in one of the Earth Day events/celebrations around the city. Congratulations to the 3rd Grade on a successful Town Hall presentation on persuasive essays and stamp design, and thank you HS Choir for performing for everyone--it was great for the younger students to have the opportunity to hear you at Town Hall!   Thank you to Jill Jones, Yulia Freynk, and Jen Laing for their help with K-12 picture retakes and 12th grade cap and gown photos. A link for proofs will be make available for parents/students in 2-3 weeks. I hope everyone knows what an asset our local branch (Riverside branch) of the New York Public Library…
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Lisa’s Weekly Note – April 15, 2018

Lisa’s Weekly Note – April 15, 2018

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Hello SMS Families! I hope you were able to enjoy the lovely weather on Friday and Saturday before the temperature plummeted. Congratulations to all the 3rd-8th students and teachers for a successful ELA test period. They were long days, and you can all be proud of yourselves for your hard work and dedication. HS families, Regents Prep begins this week. Ms. Palmieri will send you a detailed schedule shortly. HOUSEKEEPING: 2018-2019 DOE Calendar: Next year's school calendar has been released:  2018–19 NYC School Year Calendar.  Please note that because we are a K-12 school, our Parent/Teacher conferences sometimes differ from those in the DOE calendar. Stay abreast of future updates. K-12 Students: Picture Retake Day and Cap & Gown Senior Pictures are being taken on Thursday, 4/19. If you need retakes…
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2018 Play-a-thon: May 12-13

2018 Play-a-thon: May 12-13

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SMS Play-a-thon – Fundraising Event for Your Child’s Music Education   FRIDAY, MAY 11 Busking at Tucker Square Columbus Ave & W 66th St, New York, NY 10023 SATURDAY, MAY 12* Concerts at BARNES AND NOBLE UNION SQUARE 33 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003 *REVISED SCHEDULE 10:00-10:45 am- 5th 10:45-11:30 am – 8th 11:30-12:15 pm – 7th 12:15-1:00 pm – 2nd 1:00-1:45 pm – 4th 1:45-2:30 pm – 1st 2:30-3:15 pm - 6th 3:15-4:00 pm – 3rd 4:00-4:45 pm – K 4:45 – 5:30 pm - Drama Club 5:30-7:30 pm - OPEN SIGN UP TO PLAY! PLAY-A-THON 2018 - LOWER SCHOOL RSVP AND RE-SCHEDULE REQUESTS  SMS PLAY-A-THON 2018 - HIGH SCHOOL & ENSEMBLE REGISTRATION       RAISE FUNDS ON CROWDRISE 1. Head to https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/sms-play-a-thon-2018 2. Scroll down and click…
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