MAY 14, 2018
This week we welcome back our M4 class returning from Costa Rica and Montpellier. I am sure that the experiences, the beautiful sights and the friends made from Manhattan's M4 will become a memory that stays with our students forever. Special thanks to Senora Solano (Costa Rica) and Mrs. Selwanes (Montpellier), who accompanied our students.
The past week was a rough one for our students with allergies. The pollen seemed to hang in the air and some students suffered from watery, itchy eyes and were clearly very uncomfortable. Those students remained inside at breaktime in order to avoid exposure to the pollen outside. If your child is one of those students with such allergies, please send a note if you would like him/ her to remain inside during break. We are finding the indoor crowd growing as the friends of those impacted are also claiming to be affected by the pollen. Rather than checking medical records, etc., I am asking that If your child is one of those students with such allergies, please send a note if you would like him/ her to remain inside during break. This way, the teachers and playground supervisors can easily identify those children who should remain indoors.
We will have the Executive Director Candidate #3 at Queens on Wednesday morning, May 16th, at 8:30AM to meet with Queen parents. On Thursday, May 17th, J4 students and parents are invited to hear about what to expect next year as the students move up to Middle School. Both meetings will take place in the library.
MAP results will be sent out early this week. Please contact your teacher or Dr. Jane should you have any questions.
Monday, May 14, marks the 1 month mark until the end of school. June 13th will be the last full day for students and June 14th will be commencement for our M4 class, How the time has flown!
Thank you for your continued support of the Queens campus!
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Today is Mother's Day in the United States. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation
designating Mother's Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.
I wish all the mothers, step-mothers and grandmothers a very "Happy Mother's Day" and want to
express appreciation for all you do for your children that supports the work we do at Queens.
Candidate #3 will be at the Queens campus on Wednesday, May 16th, this week. There will be an opportunity for parents to meet the candidates from 8:30am-9:15am at the Queens campus. Additionally, parents are invited to meet the candidates at the Manhattan campus from 5:00pm - 5:45pm.
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UNIS Director of Admissions, John Nichols, will conduct a tour of the Manhattan campus and answer questions about the Tutorial House (TH) program for our M3 parents and students on May 29th at 6:30PM. This is an opportunity to learn about the TH program as M3 parents begin to gather information about high school options before the students enter M4 in the fall and will need to make some decisions about high school applications.
The boxes are getting heavy and we want them even heavier!! Students are encouraged to continue to bring in pennies and other spare change all month to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission to cure children with leukemia and other blood-related cancers. A collection box is in each classroom and at the front desk in the lobby. This is UNIS Queens' 13th year participating in this program, and we continue to do so in memory of former UNIS Queens student, Michele Louis. Thank you for helping to make a difference. Every penny counts!
The PA Carnival is a highlight of the end of the year for Junior School students in the same
way that the Spring Fling is for Middle School students. The Carnival will be held on May
24th. Our M3 students traditionally participate by helping to run games, to serve food, etc. If your Junior school student has a Middle School sibling in M1 or M2 who would like to help at the carnival, please contact Orlene Arrieux (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is overseeing the volunteers. Otherwise, the carnival is for JS students only.
We frequently receive information about summer programs. Here are some shared at the
PA meeting last Friday.
Results will be sent home early this week. Please see your child's teacher of Dr. Jane if you have
As we remain vigilant about security in Queens, please remember to have your ID in order
to enter the building.
Thanks to all of you who go out of your way to circle around the corner for the safety of
Thank you for your continued support of the Queens Campus!
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Queens Newsletter May 14, 2018