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Hemlock had a great month of November and our students really enjoyed the special Veterans Day Assembly and a wonderful two weeks of PARP. A big thank you to our beautification committee and all the parents and students that came out to support our Election Day Map Painting Project! The new map looks so vibrant and colorful. Now that December is here, we are very much looking forward to the Winter Festival and celebrating the holiday season! We also hope you have an opportunity to join us at our first joint-primary PTA meeting of the year on Tuesday, December 3. Finally, thank you to all our parents that generously contributed to our winter beautification efforts and for decorating our front path to the school!


We wish you the warmest Season’s Greetings, and a Happy New Year!


Upcoming Important Events

Our first joint-primary PTA meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 3 at 9:30 am at Hemlock school. Our focus will be on the new Teachers College Reading Workshop curriculum and how it is being applied at the primary schools. We hope you can make it! 


Hemlock’s Winter Festivals will be held on December 9th for 1st Grade, and on December 10th for Kindergarten.  Please review the materials distributed in your children’s backpacks to identify the exact time of your child’s Winter Festival performance. Families are invited back to the classrooms following the performance.


Finally, please consider attending the Board of Education work session on Tuesday December 3 at 8:15 pm at the High School. The focus will be on school safety updates. Please also consider attending the regular Board of Education meeting on December 17 at 8:15 pm at Stewart School. Board of Education meetings offer a great opportunity to get an in-depth understanding of issues affecting our school community with the work sessions providing a focus on a particular topic of relevance. We encourage your participation in these meetings which take place twice a month throughout the year. 


Feel free to contact me at hemlock@gardencitypta.org  with any questions or for more information on how you can participate in your child's school. 


Jillian Berbari

Hemlock PTA Director

Important Dates

Dec 3: Board of Education Work Session @ High School: Topic: School Safety Updates

Dec 6: Primary & Elementary Report Cards

Dec 9, 9:15 & 10:45: Hemlock 1st Grade Winter Festival

Dec 10, 9:15 & 10:45: Hemlock Kindergarten Winter Festival

Dec 16: Garden City Scholarship Fund Harlem Wizards Tickets on Sale: www.gcscholarship.org

Dec 17: Board of Education Meeting @ Stewart School

Dec 23 -Jan 1: Schools Closed Holiday Recess

Jan 3: GCTA’s GC for a Cure Registration Opens: www.gcforacure.com

Election Day Map Painting Project

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A big thank you to our beautification committee and all the parents and students that came out to support our Election Day Map Painting Project! The new map looks so vibrant and colorful.  

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Jillian Berbari, Hemlock PTA Director hemlock@gardencitypta.org

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