Socially Equitable Education
SAVE THE DATE
Spring Festival .
Spring Awakening Gathering .
Thursday June 7 at 7:00pm
Parent Evening .
Tuesday May 22, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Come learn about your child's school experience, child development, and cur- riculum and to connect with other parents.
ENRICHMENT CLASSES FOR PARENTS & FRIENDS
Eurythmy for Adults / Social Movement .
Mondays 8:40am - 9:10am
The Silence Workshop .
Thursdays at 6:00pm
NAS Book Club .
Tuesday May 29 at 6:45pm
SPRING AUCTION IS LIVE!
Visit our Bidding For Good site to bid on items from our generous donors. See More Here.
Did you know that your Amazon purchases could be raising funds for our school? Shop through Amazon Smile to easily help our school:
1. Go to smile.amazon.com
2. Choose New Amsterdam School as your selected charity
3. Shop as normal and a percentage of what you spend is automatically donated to our school!
1. Go to the sun room
2. Browse for items
3. Pay at the front desk!
New Amsterdam committed last fall to enrolling up to four elementary school students for the 2018-2019 school year whose families would pay as little as 1% of full tuition, calling this program Socially Equitable Education, or SEE. The impetus behind this commitment was a strong desire to bring Waldorf education to a more diverse community of children and to bring that more diverse community of children to New Amsterdam. Diversity can mean many things, and in this case we specifically mean are seeking families who will bring economic, ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversity to our school. We have had the opportunity this spring to enroll families who help bridge the gap between families receiving 99% tuition assistance and families receiving what used to be our maximum award of about 50%. This is a crucial step to bringing a more authentic and truthful representation of the families in this neighborhood to NAS, and to ensuring we don't have a sharply economically divided community.
FIRST GRADE TEACHER
We are delighted to announce that Anna Park will be next year's first grade teacher! Families in the class were notified last week, but we want the whole community to celebrate this good news. Anna will continue to teach music to grades 2 and 3 next year in addition to hold- ing her class of first graders. We are currently interviewing for a support teacher to bring the much needed extra hand in early childhood through the grades that Anna has so seamlessly provided this year.
ENROLLMENT & BILLING
You will very shortly receive an from TADS asking you to enroll your child for next year. This is the first step in the new registration and billing system we wrote to you about in the Villager a few weeks ago. (That article is available in the "blog" section of our website.) Most of the fields will already be populated with information we currently have on file. Please check it all thoroughly! At the end of the enrollment process, you will directly enter the agreements section, which as you will see re- places the contract sent to you earlier this winter. The content is the same, but the format is streamlined, and all tuition assistance awards already made to you have been integrated into the system by us. Nothing of substance has changed; it is only the form the information is taking and the method by which you will pay your tuition and fees that has changed. We are so excited to offer this new system to you, and at no additional cost. If you have any questions, please direct them to Jennifer.