Lisa’s Weekly Notes – May 20, 2018

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!!


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.


Parent/Community Chorus: Please join the Community Chorus, which will perform in the Spring Choral Concert in Merkin Concert Hall on Wednesday, June 13 beginning at 1 pm. The Community Chorus will rehearse in the Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67 Street, at the following times:

Thursday, May 24, 8 – 9 am

Room 520

Thursday, May 31, 8 – 9am

Room 520

Wednesday, June 6, 8 – 9 am 

Room 520

Wednesday, June 13, 8 – 9 am

Merkin Concert Hall

If you are unable to attend the first rehearsal but would still like to participate, please contact Sean Hartley at shartley@kaufmanmusiccenter.orgPlease address all questions directly to Sean Hartley.

Call for Parent Volunteers: We could still use a few more parent volunteers for the D3 Art Fair, and this is what we are looking for (please email Lisa Stump if you are able to help out) Flyer for the fair is attached: 

  • 3 on Wednesday morning, from 7:30-10:30 to help set up
  • 2 on Thursday at 6:30pm or Friday (anytime between 7:30am-4:30pm) to pick up the artwork for return to SMS.

    Congratulations to Joelle Wee (3rd Grade), Sadie Pine (6th grade), Kellan Harrod (11th Gr), Elijah Levi Dabby (12th Gr), and SMS Alumni: Lena Marie DeMayo-Stoger, Charlotte Kingston, Julia Kinston, Isabel Kingston, and Myah Segura on a terrific performance of Meet Me at the Plaza at the Kaye Playhouse Saturday and Sunday.


    Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors: 

  • Next week, Exploring Educational Excellence (a consortium consisting of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Rice and The University of Chicago) will be visiting your area and hosting a presentation for prospective students and their families! We are hoping you may be able to share the details of these events with your school community and with students who have previously expressed interest in any of our institutions. Sessions include a brief overview of each institution, information on admissions and financial aid, and a chance to speak informally with admissions representatives. We ask students to register to attend. 

    Monday, May 21 in Manhattan, NY – details here

    Tuesday, May 22 in Woodbridge, NJ – details here

    Wednesday, May 23 in Philadelphia, PA – details here

    Thursday, May 24 in Washington, DC – details here

    Questions may be directed to:

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