United Nations Day
Oct
24
8:00am 8:00am

United Nations Day

Join us for a traditional Dominican breakfast at 8:00a.m. on the 6th Floor at the RBS Technology Center.  All families are welcomed to join the breakfast.

Brazilian Samba Performance

PK – 2:  Showtime:  9:00a.m. – 9:30a.m.

3 – 5:  Showtime:  9:35a.m. – 10:05a.m.

Ms. Deicy and Ms. Yenny with the kids and families will sponsor a bake sale during the performances. Please support our kindergarten scholars.

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Zero Waste Day at the RBS
Oct
30
7:30am 7:30am

Zero Waste Day at the RBS

Goal:  100% of staff, students, families and community members will engage in effective recycling practices for one day.

To get started, the RBS community will begin with an assembly.  During all lunch/recess periods games and trivia booths will be set up to engage students about effective recycling practices and habits. Special visits to all classrooms to share and answer questions.

October 30, 2017   Zero Waste Event (All Day)

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Book-A-Ween Parade 2017
Oct
31
1:00pm 1:00pm

Book-A-Ween Parade 2017

October 31, 2017: This year the Ralph Bunche School will celebrate the importance of reading and literacy. On Tuesday, October 31, staff and scholars will dress up in their favorite character from a book and head to different classrooms to read to fellow students.  We are calling this occasion Book-O-Ween! Alice in Wonderland, Dorothy of the Wizard of Oz, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Anansi the Spider, Harry Potter, a Greek God and Superman — are some of the characters that will come to life before the scholars’ eyes during Book-O-Ween.

We ask that you adhere to our strict guidelines for costumes that relate to storybook characters.  Scholars that dress in costumes that are not related to a storybook will not be permitted to participate in the parade.  This is done out of consideration for our very young scholars (some as young as 3) not to be frightened or traumatized by dark/bloody/ghoulish images.  Some costumes that might be appropriate for home are not going to be permitted in school as we strive to create a safe and respectful environment for everyone.

The event will start in the morning with teachers sharing their favorite read-a-louds and everyone will take part in a school parade on the large school yard at 1:15pm. With music playing, scholars will walk around the perimeter of the playground showcasing their costumes and saluting their fellow community members. The RBS faculty and Parent Association appreciates everyone who participates in this activity. This is a fun and educational event for the scholars!

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Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Oct
16
4:30pm 4:30pm

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

CALLING ALL LATIN AMERICAN FAMILIES

Can you play an instrument, dance or sing your traditional songs?

Come out, share, teach and explain your culture!!!

Monday, October 16th

4:30pm - 5:30pm

6th Floor Technology Center

Please speak with Griselda Hernandez, Parent Coordinator

(212) 666-6400 ext. 2004

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Parent Teacher Conference (Meet the Teacher Night)
Sep
13
4:30pm 4:30pm

Parent Teacher Conference (Meet the Teacher Night)

You are cordially invited to attend a Parent-Teacher Conference with your son or daughter on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 4:30p.m.  The first part of the meeting will be held in the RBS Auditorium.  At this meeting we will introduce you to the teachers and curriculum of the school.  Much of the time will be spent in your child's classroom explaining the teacher's vision and their expectations for the year.  School personnel will be open to suggestions from parents/caregivers and students regarding the curriculum and extra-curricular activities.

Please mark your calendar:  Wednesday, September 13, at 4:30p.m. This is an important meeting for both parents/caregivers and students.

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First Day of School
Sep
7
8:00am 8:00am

First Day of School

School starts on Thursday, September 7. 1st - 5th grade students will meet on the playground (RBS Auditorium for inclement weather.)  Please note that drop-off for first grade will take place directly in the classroom beginning on Monday, September 11.  2nd - 5th grade will always meet on the playground for morning line-up.

Pre-K follows a graduated schedule for the first two days of school.  We begin with a 1-hour and a half session on Thursday, September 7, the first group (A - L) will be from 9a.m. - 10:30a.m. and the second group (M - Z) will from 11:00a.m. - 12:30p.m.  On Friday, September 8 the entire class will be for 2 hours (9a.m. - 11a.m.)  On Monday, September 11, the entire class will be in for a full-day session.  We require adult attendance with each child in all our Pre-K classes on the first two days of school.

Please be advised that on Thursday, September 7 kindergarten is in school for a half-day session.  Students will be dismissed at 11:30a.m. from the classroom.  Kindergarten will begin a full-day session on Friday, September 8, 2017.  

Our regular school day begins at 8:00a.m. and ends at 2:20p.m.  Breakfast is available for 2nd - 5th grade beginning at 7:30a.m - 7:55a.m. (PK and K will have a family style breakfast served in the classroom and 1st grade will have breakfast-on-the-go served in the classroom.)  Beginning on Monday, September 11 any child in grades K - 5 is permitted to wait in the basement cafeteria at 7:30a.m. with staff (K and 1 will receive breakfast in their classrooms at 8a.m.)

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Spring Fling 2017
May
17
4:30pm 4:30pm

Spring Fling 2017

Featured perforoance by Taikoza

The Taikoza Ensemble, specializing in traditional Japanese drumming, delivers an enthralling performance of Japanese percussion and culture.  Families will have the opportunity to play some of the instruments and learn Japanese phrases and songs.

This show begins at 4:45pm - 5:30pm

 

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New York State Mathematics Assessment for Grades 3 - 5
May
2
to May 4

New York State Mathematics Assessment for Grades 3 - 5

Preparing for a Test

  • Pay attention in class.  Exercises and activities throughout the year practice skills that will benefit you on standardized tests.
  • Know what to expect.  Your teacher can provide you with information about the tests you will be taking.
  • Get plenty of sleep the night before the test and eat a healthy breakfast in the morning.
  • Arrive on time.  Running late can raise your stress level and hurt your performance.

Taking a test

  • Read directions and questions carefully.
  • Consider every choice.  Don’t be fooled by distractors, or answers that are almost correct.
  • Spend time wisely.  Within each section, answer the easiest questions first and come back to the more difficult questions later.
  • Make sure to record your answer on the correct line of the answer sheet.  As you mark each answer, ask yourself “Am I on the right question number in the right section of the test?” and “Is this the answer I mean to mark?”
  • Use any extra time to check your work.
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New York State ELA Testing for Grades 3, 4, 5
Mar
28
to Mar 30

New York State ELA Testing for Grades 3, 4, 5

Preparing for a Test

  • Pay attention in class.  Exercises and activities throughout the year practice skills that will benefit you on standardized tests.
  • Know what to expect.  Your teacher can provide you with information about the tests you will be taking.
  • Get plenty of sleep the night before the test and eat a healthy breakfast in the morning.
  • Arrive on time.  Running late can raise your stress level and hurt your performance.

Taking a test

  • Read directions and questions carefully.
  • Consider every choice.  Don’t be fooled by distractors, or answers that are almost correct.
  • Spend time wisely.  Within each section, answer the easiest questions first and come back to the more difficult questions later.
  • Make sure to record your answer on the correct line of the answer sheet.  As you mark each answer, ask yourself “Am I on the right question number in the right section of the test?” and “Is this the answer I mean to mark?”
  • Use any extra time to check your work.
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Parent Teacher Conferences (Open School Night)
Mar
9
12:20pm12:20pm

Parent Teacher Conferences (Open School Night)

Due to Parent Teacher Conferences all scholars will be dismissed at 11:30am.

Day Conferences run from 12:20pm - 2:20pm

Evening Conferences run from 5pm - 8pm

Academics:

  • What is my child expected to learn, know, and do at this grade level ?  
  • What does my child do well, and what does he or she struggle with? Can you give me examples?
  • How do you know when my child is making progress and when he/she needs additional help?
  • What are you doing to support and motivate him/her?
  • How do you challenge my child when he/she is doing well at something?
  • How do you support my child when he/she needs extra help?
  • What does my child get excited about learning?
  • What can I do at home to support him/her?
  • Are there programs or services in the community that could also help my child?
  • How many days of school has my student missed or arrived late?

In the classroom/school: 

  • Does my child seem engaged or happy at school?
  • Has he/she made friends?
  • How does my child get along with classmates and adults?
  • Does my child participate in class discussions and group activities?
  • Are there times when my child is more or less engaged?

Parent Tips:

  • Consider bringing your child with you to join the conversation.
  • Always remember to share your own thoughts and feelings about your child.
  • Describe what you see as your child’s strengths and areas for growth.
  • State any important information that might help your child’s teacher better understand your child’s approaches to learning, strengths, challenges, and interests.
  • Explain where you think your child needs more support.
  • Describe the best way for the teacher or school personnel to communicate with you (e.g., a note in your child’s book bag, a voicemail, an e-mail, etc.).
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Move-a-thon Parent Association Annual Fundraiser
Jan
17
to Jan 27

Move-a-thon Parent Association Annual Fundraiser

This is an opportunity to possibly meet a New Year's Resolution fitness goal, or spend some fun time moving and being active with our kids, all while supporting our school! The money raised will go towards our 2nd floor Book Nook creation and book additions, special field trip grants, PA sponsored family events, PA meeting childcare, and more! 

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Apply to Pre-Kindergarten
Jan
17
to Feb 24
Kindergarten Admissions--Deadline Tomorrow
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Kindergarten Admissions--Deadline Tomorrow

Apply Now to Kindergarten

If your child was born in 2012 and you live in New York City, submit an application by January 13, 2017. All NYC families should submit a Kindergarten application, including current pre-K students—current pre-K students do not automatically stay at their school for Kindergarten.

Apply one of three ways:

You can list up to 12 choices on your Kindergarten Application—remember to include the program code and to consider more than one choice.

All applications received by the January 13 deadline are treated the same—our application process is not first-come, first-served. You can update your application until the January 13 deadline, if you have already submitted. 

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FREE Dental Screening
Dec
6
9:00am 9:00am

FREE Dental Screening

Screening Includes:

  • Activity booklets for children

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Local provider list

  • Information about oral care

Please sign and return the consent form to

Griselda Hernandez, Parent Coordinator

 

HealthPlex

The Dental Benefit Experts

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1st Family Photo Fundraiser for the Ralph Bunche School
Dec
3
10:00am10:00am

1st Family Photo Fundraiser for the Ralph Bunche School

Put on your best smiles and come support Ralph Bunche School's first Family Photo Fundraiser!
We will be taking quick family pics in the Ralph Bunche School Auditorium. The background will be the royal blue stage curtains. These can be used for holiday cards or just for fun, be serious or silly (BYOP - bring your own props if you'd like)! The digital image will be emailed on site, so it will be available to you immediately.

Donate ahead of time below, or we will be accepting cash, check and PayPal transfers on-site, see below for more details.

* Please note that this is for one digital image that will be emailed on-site, and that it will be taken by a hobbyist photographer donating time. I do not claim to be a professional photographer. *

For questions, email paofps125@gmail.com.

¡Ponga sus mejores sonrisas y venga a apoyar la primera recaudación de fondos de la familia de la escuela de Ralph Bunche!
Vamos a tomar fotos rápidas de la familia en el Auditorio de la Escuela Ralph Bunche. El fondo será las cortinas de la etapa del azul real. ¡Éstos se pueden utilizar para las tarjetas del día de fiesta o apenas para la diversión, sea serio o tonto (BYOP - traiga sus propios apoyos si usted quisiera)! La imagen digital se enviará por correo electrónico en el sitio, por lo que estará disponible para usted de inmediato.

Haga una donación con antelación a continuación, o aceptaremos pagos en efectivo, cheque y PayPal en el sitio, ver más abajo para más detalles.

* Tenga en cuenta que se trata de una imagen digital que se enviará por correo electrónico en el sitio, y que será tomada por un fotógrafo aficionado donando tiempo. No pretendo ser un fotógrafo profesional. *

Para preguntas, envíe un correo electrónico a paofps125@gmail.com.

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