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Shout outs!


A shout out to. . .
The parents working at the school store afterschool - Karen, Sù, Angela, Carol, Melisa, Cindy...
放学后在学校小卖部帮忙的家长们 - 卡伦,素,安吉拉,卡罗尔,梅利莎,辛迪...

All the parents who filled out the YMCA application for afterschool.  It is long!!!  But having the YMCA run our programs has led to a lot more clarity and structure than past years.
填写YMCA放学后申请的所有父母。 申请表格很长!!! 但是让YMCA运参与比过去几年带来了更多的清晰度和结构。

An 8th grade community circle learning about the many things students have in common.

What's Happening at 131?
Something new at 131 this year are Community Circles.  Every Friday, 6-10 students and one adult get together for a period in a Community Circle.  The purpose of these circles are to provide a safe place to share and learn about each other, focusing on topics that often get overlooked in class.  We'll explore how to be better and more supportive friends, how to accept differences among people and how to help lift people up and not put them down. 
There are a few parts of a circle that are important.  There is a talking piece to ensure everyone's voice is heard.  We sit in a circle, allowing everyone to have an equal place in the group.  We have a curriculum to follow that allows us all to develop a common language.  
After the first two weeks, the response from students and teachers has been overwhelmingly positive.  As one 7th grade student shared with me, "I didn't think my teacher liked me in math class because, but in our circle I realized that she was actually really nice and believed in me."

From the Parent Association
The PA election will be held next Thursday at 830am during the PA meeting.  It would be great to have a strong showing of parents to help determine leadership.  If you are interested in being a PA English Secretary or SLT member, please contact Ms. Wu.
家长会选举将于下周四上午8:30举行。 希望能有一个强大的家长团队来帮助决定明年学校的方针。 如果您有兴趣成为家长会的英语秘书或者学校领导成员,请联系吴小姐。

Events on the Calendar - 
9/30-10/1 - Rosh Hashanah - No School
                   猶太新年 - 學校放假 
10/3 - 8:30 - PA Meeting
          8:30am - 家长协会会议
10/7 - 4:30 - SLT - Room 103
          4:30 - 学校领导会议 - 103室
10/9 - Yom Kippur - No School
           赎罪日 - 学校放假
10/14 - Columbus Day - No School
             哥伦布日 - 学校放假
10/18 - Community Day - Look out for permission slips coming home
10/23 - 10/30 - Red Ribbon Week
11/6-7 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

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