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Orientation for New Families!

Welcome Class of 2024! 

Update, June 10th, 2021
 
Dear 5th Grade Families, 
 
I hope that you are doing well, enjoying the spring, and that your current schools are planning some meaningful ways to honor and celebrate your children's hard work, growth, and accomplishments.  Congratulations on your upcoming graduations!
We are thrilled to welcome you to The Computer School, and we were so happy to see many of you on Monday.
The storm came and went and we had a great time! 
 
ORIENTATION EVENTS
 
-June 16th, Wednesday, 5:30 pm via Zoom: For You, Parents & Guardians
In contrast to last year, when we were not sure what the fall would look like, this year we know that we'll all learn together at The Computer School, live, in-person, this fall. We are extremely excited to see you every day of the school week. Of course, we'll maintain safety measures so that we stay healthy, feel safe, and can focus all of our energy on adjusting to middle school and getting the most out of our engaging classes. One of the ways we can get start to get you ready is by hosting Orientations.
Here is the agenda for the 16th (which I'll add to soon.)
*Welcome:
Henry Zymeck, Principal, Jessica Shalom, Assistant Principal, Sara Sloves, Parent Coordinator, Erin Hill, School Counselor, and Jennifer Schoen, ELA teacher, will speak to you about next year, Summer Reading, and more. 
 
*Questions/Discussions, including the option to join the Breakout group with Learning Specialist, Katie, Furr, on IEP's and learning support. 
 
-June 17th, Thursday, 5 pm via Zoom: For the students!
Students will join online group discussions with current CS student leaders and a CS adult moderator. We want your children to feel welcomed and connected as they join the CS family.
The agenda is:
*Welcomes: Henry Zymeck, Principal, Jessica Shalom, Assistant Principal, Sara Sloves, Parent Coordinator, Erin Hill, School Counselor, and Ms. Seuling, ELA teacher and Academic Coordinator, will speak to you about next year and Summer Reading. You'll also get a virtual tour! 
*Breakout Groups with Student Leaders. 
 
The Zoom links will be sent out to you via email. If you don't see a message from me by June 15th, please check your spam folder or contact me. 
 
-June 18th, Friday, 9 - 10 am: Coffee Talk @ Da Capo Café
-322 Columbus Avenue between 75th and 76th Streets, outside tables
Current and incoming adults are welcome to stop by to say hello, get a coffee or tea, and connect with one another. 
Your beverages are my treat! Coffee Talks are regular events that take place about every 2 weeks throughout the school year. There's typically no agenda, just meeting with other parents, me, asking questions, sharing ideas and experiences, and making friends. 
  
-Coffee Talk @ Café Virtual: Coming soon 
I'll host a Coffee Talk via Zoom as well so you can meet some other CS folks remotely. 
You will receive an email with the zoom link and I'll post it here.
 
Summer Reading
Our goal is for you all to love reading, explore new perspectives through a vast array of genres, lives, and cultures, and to inspire your imagination. The Summer Reading will consist of a list of core books, of which students should read at least one. The books will be at various reading levels appropriate for your children; they should pick the one that catches their eye the most! We'll also have an "All Community Read" that we hope all of you adults will read, too. Our entire staff will be joining in that, as well as reading the other books. You'll learn more about Summer Reading at Orientation, and I'll post it here as well. We will also add a list of teacher and staff recommended books that we think you and your family will find engaging. Enjoy! 
 
Brave Conversations - Coming Soon
The CS Equity Team will be hosting an event, Brave Conversations, wherein CS adults and students address issues of equity, social justice, and how we can engage around topics that are important to our growth, compassion, and empowerment. More to come... 
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Again, we welcome you, we are excited to meet you, and stay tuned for more. 
 
Be well... 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Sara Sloves
Parent Coordinator
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