November Letter From Our Principal Lisa Speroni
As we move into the season of giving “Thanks” I wanted to extend my thanks to you for being collaborative partners with us in your child’s education. I am blessed to have a staff that shares my vision for meeting the needs of all students and working together with parents to ensure that all students’ instructional and sociol emotional needs are met.
To that end and as part of our commitment to helping parents meet the needs of their children I hope you have been taking advantage of our Parent Engagement sessions as well as our PTA meetings and workshops. These Tuesday sessions have been designed in consultation with Gina, our Parent Coordinator, the PTA and the SLT teams. During these sessions parents are provided opportunities to meet with their child’s teacher in order to better support their learning and grade wide expectations.
Our cluster/classroom teachers have been providing grade 5 students Middle School talent sessions to support them in their efforts to gain entry into some of the finest schools within NYC. Our Character Day celebratory parade was enjoyed by all parents, students and volunteers.
This year, together with our parent volunteers we hosted the first of two school wide book fairs at PS253. Additionally, our Student Council moderated by Ms. Gellman will again be hosting PS253 elections for the positions of school President and Vice President. The candidate platforms will be presented to students in grades 3,4,and 5 on 11/10/17 and voting will take place at the voting booths in the 253 gym 11/14/17. We will keep you posted on the winners!
Finally, we will be celebrating the feast of Thanksgiving with our Kindergarten students on 11/21/17. Please watch for letters coming home regarding volunteering to assist with this very special occasion.
I look forward to seeing you all at PTC on 11/16/17.
Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving
Principal, P.S. 253
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