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Thu, Dec 14
3&4 Grade Parent Math Info Session with Kate Minear

Kate Minear, 3 & 4 Grade Math Learning Specialist, is doing a series of evening information sessions about 3rd and 4th grade math this year. Each session will be focused on a question that commonly comes up at math coffee hours. She is hoping this format will allow you to select the topics that are of most interest to you– you can choose just one session or you can attend several. Each session will run from 5:00 – 5:45 (students can drop into Afterschool.)

Nov 9
“Tell Me More About What Math Class Looks Like”
Your child spends an hour each school day working on math– one class can often include playing strategic games, collaborating with a partner on a challenging problem, contributing to a math discussion, and doing independent practice. I’ll give you a window into what a typical math class looks like, using samples of student work and videos of the class.

Dec 14
“Tell Me More About Differentiation in Math”
We work very hard to make sure every child feels both confident and challenged during math class. I’ll explain how we plan a unit to make sure each child progresses in their math thinking, and share some examples of my favorite challenge problems.

Jan 10
“Tell Me More About Doing Math with My Child at Home”
I’ll share ideas about how to help with homework, how to give your child extra practice on challenging skills, and how to bring math into daily life in fun ways.

Mar 13
“Tell Me More About Fractions and Decimals”
Fractions and decimals are an important topic in 3rd and 4th grade. I’ll share the concepts we cover and how we help build understanding.

  • Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Orchestra Concert

Dear Chorus, Jazz and Orchestra Families,

We are pleased to announce our Winter Music Concerts will be in the Pearl Street Meeting House as follows:
Wednesday, Dec 13th – MS & US Chorus Concert at 6:00pm
Thursday, Dec 14th – MS Orchestra & US Chamber Ensemble Concert 6:00pm; MS & US Solo Concert 7:00pm
Friday, Dec 15th – MS Jazz Concert at 6:00pm; US Jazz Concert at 7:00

Please read and review this information with your child:

For ALL Students:
The performance is mandatory and will be part of their grade for the semester. If your child will not be able to participate, please inform their music teacher immediately.
All coats, jackets, bags and instrument cases should be left in the Cafeteria before entering the Meeting House.
Afterschool is available for 5th/6th graders on the day of their concert between the end of school and start of rehearsal time at no extra charge.
7th and 8th graders may go to the library or sports teams. If students choose to leave the building, they become the responsibility of their parents until their return for the concert.
Pizza will be served in the cafeteria for students participating in the concerts.

For Chorus Students:
US, 7th & 8th Schedule: 3:55pm Meeting House rehearsal, 5:15 pizza in cafeteria, 5:40 Meeting House
6th Schedule: 4:40 Meeting House, 5:15 pizza in cafeteria
5th Schedule: 4:45pm pizza in cafeteria, 5:15 Meeting House
Student announcers (to be determined): 3:40-4:00 in the Meeting House
Attire: Black pants or skirt and bright, solid colored blouse, button-down shirt or polo shirt OR solid black or solid, brightly-colored dress. Skirt/dress should be an appropriate length. Bright, solid color means no white, black, grey, pastel or print. No t-shirts. Black socks, stockings or tights, black or dark shoes if possible, plain if not.
All students should bring their water bottles.
Contact: Lisa Burns, MS/US Choral Director lburns@brooklynfriends.org

For Jazz Students:
US Schedule: 3:30 Meeting House rehearsal, 4:30 pizza, 6:40 backstage
8th Schedule: 4:10 Meeting House rehearsal, 5:15 pizza, 5:45 Meeting House
7th Schedule: 4:30 Meeting House rehearsal, 5:15 pizza, 5:45 Meeting House
5th & 6th Schedule: 4:45 pizza in cafeteria, 5:15 Meeting House rehearsal
Attire: ‘semi-formal’ – button-down shirt and dark skirt or pants.
Contact: Jessica Jones, 6th, 7th, 9-12th Grade Jazz Teacher jjones@brooklynfriends.org and Nikki Warren, 5th-8th Grade Jazz Teacher, nwarren@brooklynfriends.org, Peter Nelson, pnelson@brooklynfriends.org, 6th Grade Jazz Teacher

For Orchestra Students:
US & 8th: 3:30 Meeting House rehearsal, 4:45 pizza, 5:45 Meeting House
7th: 4:15 Meeting House rehearsal, 4:45 pizza, 5:45 Meeting House
6th: 4:15 Meeting House rehearsal, 4:45 pizza, 5:15 Meeting House
5th: 4:45 Pizza in the cafeteria, 5:15 Meeting House rehearsal
Attire: Dark socks & shoes, white or black button-down shirt or blouse, black dress pants, skirt or dress.
Remember: Instrument, bow, tuner and rosin, music folder (7-12th students), rock stop anchor for end-pin (cellos), shoulder rest (violins & violas)
Contact: Elvira Sullivan, Orchestra Director esullivan@brooklynfriends.org

We look forward to seeing you for another wonderful Winter Concert series,
Lisa, Jessica, Nikki, Peter, Elvira and Margaret Bary, Performing Arts Chair mbary@brooklynfriends.org

  • Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fri, Dec 15
IB Dance Showcase
  • Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • @ Lawrence St. Black Box
Jazz Concert

Dear Chorus, Jazz and Orchestra Families,

We are pleased to announce our Winter Music Concerts will be in the Pearl Street Meeting House as follows:
Wednesday, Dec 13th – MS & US Chorus Concert at 6:00pm
Thursday, Dec 14th – MS Orchestra & US Chamber Ensemble Concert 6:00pm; MS & US Solo Concert 7:00pm
Friday, Dec 15th – MS Jazz Concert at 6:00pm; US Jazz Concert at 7:00

Please read and review this information with your child:

For ALL Students:
The performance is mandatory and will be part of their grade for the semester. If your child will not be able to participate, please inform their music teacher immediately.
All coats, jackets, bags and instrument cases should be left in the Cafeteria before entering the Meeting House.
Afterschool is available for 5th/6th graders on the day of their concert between the end of school and start of rehearsal time at no extra charge.
7th and 8th graders may go to the library or sports teams. If students choose to leave the building, they become the responsibility of their parents until their return for the concert.
Pizza will be served in the cafeteria for students participating in the concerts.

For Chorus Students:
US, 7th & 8th Schedule: 3:55pm Meeting House rehearsal, 5:15 pizza in cafeteria, 5:40 Meeting House
6th Schedule: 4:40 Meeting House, 5:15 pizza in cafeteria
5th Schedule: 4:45pm pizza in cafeteria, 5:15 Meeting House
Student announcers (to be determined): 3:40-4:00 in the Meeting House
Attire: Black pants or skirt and bright, solid colored blouse, button-down shirt or polo shirt OR solid black or solid, brightly-colored dress. Skirt/dress should be an appropriate length. Bright, solid color means no white, black, grey, pastel or print. No t-shirts. Black socks, stockings or tights, black or dark shoes if possible, plain if not.
All students should bring their water bottles.
Contact: Lisa Burns, MS/US Choral Director lburns@brooklynfriends.org

For Jazz Students:
US Schedule: 3:30 Meeting House rehearsal, 4:30 pizza, 6:40 backstage
8th Schedule: 4:10 Meeting House rehearsal, 5:15 pizza, 5:45 Meeting House
7th Schedule: 4:30 Meeting House rehearsal, 5:15 pizza, 5:45 Meeting House
5th & 6th Schedule: 4:45 pizza in cafeteria, 5:15 Meeting House rehearsal
Attire: ‘semi-formal’ – button-down shirt and dark skirt or pants.
Contact: Jessica Jones, 6th, 7th, 9-12th Grade Jazz Teacher jjones@brooklynfriends.org and Nikki Warren, 5th-8th Grade Jazz Teacher, nwarren@brooklynfriends.org, Peter Nelson, pnelson@brooklynfriends.org, 6th Grade Jazz Teacher

For Orchestra Students:
US & 8th: 3:30 Meeting House rehearsal, 4:45 pizza, 5:45 Meeting House
7th: 4:15 Meeting House rehearsal, 4:45 pizza, 5:45 Meeting House
6th: 4:15 Meeting House rehearsal, 4:45 pizza, 5:15 Meeting House
5th: 4:45 Pizza in the cafeteria, 5:15 Meeting House rehearsal
Attire: Dark socks & shoes, white or black button-down shirt or blouse, black dress pants, skirt or dress.
Remember: Instrument, bow, tuner and rosin, music folder (7-12th students), rock stop anchor for end-pin (cellos), shoulder rest (violins & violas)
Contact: Elvira Sullivan, Orchestra Director esullivan@brooklynfriends.org

We look forward to seeing you for another wonderful Winter Concert series,
Lisa, Jessica, Nikki, Peter, Elvira and Margaret Bary, Performing Arts Chair mbary@brooklynfriends.org

  • Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tue, Dec 19
Gr. 8 Joins US Mini-mester
  • Dec 19 – Dec 20 all-day
US Mini-mester (9th, 10th, 11th grade)
  • Dec 19 – Dec 20 all-day
Wed, Dec 20
Last Day Red Room Afternoon Class
  • Dec 20 all-day
6A & 6B Cloisters

Dear Parents of 6th graders,

On Wednesday, December 20, all students in 6A and 6B will be visiting the Medieval Art Collection at the Cloisters. We will leave school at 9:00 and return in time for our 1:15 lunch period.

On Thursday, December 21, all students in 6C and 6D will be visiting the Medieval Art Collection at the Cloisters. We will leave school at 9:00  and return in time for our 1:15 lunch period.

Please have your children dress appropriately for the weather. There is a significant amount of walking required from the A train to the museum.  Also, if your child has orders for an epi pen and/or inhaler, make sure that they have it that day.  

With its Medieval reliquaries, unicorn tapestries, golden ornaments, and tombs of knights, the Cloisters is an amazing repository of Medieval art to accompany our historical study of the time. We are looking forward to visiting the museum with your children!

In friendship,

Jenn

jcusworth@brooklynfriends.org

  • Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Thu, Dec 21
Full day of Classes and Holiday Sing; No Afterschool Activities
  • Dec 21 all-day
Last Day Red Room Morning, Yellow Room & Blue Room
  • Dec 21 all-day
Major Dates 2017-18