This weekend I was struck by the significance of our national holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King’s work as Americans marched in Washington expressing their beliefs and as people gazed into night’s sky to spot a blood moon sailing high above in the sky.
It’s only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea
But it wouldn’t be make believe
If you believed in me
Ella Fitzgerald’s voice sang “It’s Only a Paper Moon” in my ears all weekend. Dr. Martin Luther King believed that the future could be better than the present and that he had the power to make it so. His dream for a better tomorrow could have simply remained that, a dream like a paper moon over a cardboard sea; but, his strength and courage sparked strength and courage in thousands of Americans to walk, stand, and sit in protest with words their strongest weapon and their bodies their most powerful defense. Dr. King helped American to believe that they had the power to effect change in their worlds.
This week, I challenge us, adults, to consider ways in which we will engage our children in dialogue about hope, change, and empowered voices? How might we help each other envision ourselves as the change we want to see in the world? What conversations might we spark at the dinner table this week?
Happy 20th week of school, y’all!
IMPORTANT CALENDAR NOTE:
Remember, school is closed this Friday, January 25 for Staff Professional Development.
MICA Art Club is coming to CNH in February!
Beginning February 7th, MICA artists will offer after-school art classes to students grades 5-8. Permission forms will be coming home this week. Spots in the club will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Art Club will be held in the Art Room from 3:30-4:45 with free dinner offered in the cafe from 4:45-5:15. All students will be picked up in the cafe.
Vision to Learn Mobile
It is with great enthusiasm that we announce that the Vision to Learn bus that will provide FREE Warby Parker glasses to students will be coming to CNH on Thursday, January 24. We will be re-sending your glasses form if your child did not pass the eye exam and we did not receive your completed form. They will continue to accept forms for free glasses until Tuesday, January 22.
IMPORTANT CALENDAR NOTE FROM BCPS: “Snow Day” Make-Up Schedule
If the district closes due to snow or other emergencies…
For one day, Presidents’ Day (February 18) will become a regular school day
For two days, the first Monday of spring break (April 15) will be a regular school day
For three days, Tuesday of spring break (April 16) will be a regular school day
For four or more days, the school year will extend into the week of June 17
We’ve already used one snow day, therefore, CNH will be in session on Monday, February 18, Presidents Day.
Please mark your calendars accordingly.
Intent to Return Forms, 2019-20
Last week, every CNH family was sent an email with an attached link to our yearly Intent to Return form. It is very important that all families in grades K-7 indicate if their child/ren will be returning next school year so that we know how many seats will have at the time of our lottery.
If you haven’t already done so, please go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sI27kb-Awmi8-SZYcoA9XxHVakD3akiOQrrQNFk3dhA/edit to complete and submit the Intent to Return form. One form per student please. Deadline: January 28. Thank you to everyone who replied so quickly!
Sibling/Staff Enrollment, 2019-20
If you are interested in enrolling a sibling or if you are a staff member who wishes to enroll your child, you must complete and submit an application by January 28, 2019. You can download an application from our website: www.cityneighborshamilton.org or hard copies are available in the office.