It was great to see everyone who attended the community coffee last week. We have a few exciting weeks ahead as we approach Winter Recess.

Upcoming Events

TACS Show and PTA Meeting Next week, we will host our PTA meeting in-person prior to the TACS Show on Thursday, December 15. Show times are 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM and doors open approximately 15 minutes prior to show time.  Proof of vaccination is required for entry. Additional details will be sent by the school. Please direct any questions you have regarding the TACS show to Ms. Berkery or your student’s advisor. 

Upcoming Meetings

CRJE Meeting

Center School’s Committee for Racial Justice and Equity (CRJE) met on Monday, 11/21 and will meet again this upcoming Monday, 12/12, at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be virtual and hosted on ZOOM.

Meeting ID: 863 5861 0212

Passcode: 059297

Reach out to Ali Auth or Tari Coy with any questions, or just join us on 12/12.

Opportunities to get Involved

Space needed for Chamber Music Night

We are STILL looking for a location to host our annual Chamber Music Night in the spring. It is typically hosted in the home of someone from the Center School community. The space requirement should allow for 15-20 people + space for the ensemble to set-up. If you are interested in hosting, please contact  

Volunteers & Participants Welcome

If anyone is interested in volunteering or participating in Singer/Songwriter Night or Writers Night, please contact

Auction Update

We need YOUR HELP to make our biggest fundraiser a success. We are asking for TWO donations per family (one before the winter break). Currently, about 10% of our school families have made a donation. Thank you. 

You can submit your donations HERE. No donation is too big or small.

We also need volunteers to join the food committee (and help coordinate with local restaurants and parents to secure food for our potluck). 

You can reach us at:

A Message from the Department of Health & New York State Education Department

We have included a letter with this email regarding an update on several respiratory viruses including RSV, influenza and COVID-19 that are circulating in New York State. In response, the DOH is recommending a community-based approach to minimize the spread of these respiratory diseases and to protect young children, older individuals, and those with underlying health conditions.

Mark Your Calendar – Important Dates:

  • December 8: SLT Meeting at 6:00 pm (zoom)
  • December 15: PTA Meeting & TACS Show (meeting will be in-person before the show)
  • December 26: January: Winter Recess: School Closed
  • January 16: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Schools Closed
  • January 23: PTA Meeting
  • February 13: PTA Meeting
  • March 16: PTA Meeting & TACS Show
  • April 24: PTA Meeting
  • May 22: PTA Meeting
  • June 12: PTA Meeting

Kindly, Sarah Courtemanche & Joshua Weinberger
Parent Volunteers
on behalf of The Center School

100 West 84th Street Room 310
New York NY 10024
(212) 799-1477

Please note that this email account is not checked frequently.  Please call school directly if you need to communicate time sensitive or urgent matters. Otherwise, I will answer as soon as I check next time. 

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