What's Happening

October was a fun and exciting month for our Homestead students! The children had a blast smiling at picture day, learning on field trips, celebrating friendship at Unity Day and marching in the Halloween Storybook Character parade. Thank you to all of our incredible parent volunteers who made this jam-packed month a success.  The upcoming month and holiday season have many wonderful events in store! 

Photo Make-up Day

Picture retake day is Friday, November 8.

If you would like your child’s picture retaken, please send a note to the classroom teacher. 

PARP: Reading Takes You Places 

PARP will be celebrated November 11 – 22. Be on the lookout for details regarding the exciting program including a primary schools’ favorite, Pajama Literacy Night! 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Homestead Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 4, 5, and 12. At Back to School Night, parents signed up for an assigned time slot on one of these dates. Please check with your child’s teacher if you are unsure of the appointment time.

Teachers College Reading Workshop

November 18th - 7PM for grades K-5 Knowledge Café Reading Workshop at Stewart School Cafeteria

November 26th 9:30AM – 1:30PM Parent Workshop at Columbia University, New York City – “Families Make a World of Difference to Kids as Readers and Writers” You can request tickets by November 15 using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c48a5aa2aa2fe3-teachers3 

PTA Meeting

Please note our joint primary PTA meeting has been rescheduled to December 3 at 9:30 AM at Hemlock School

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

Lauren Kennedy

Homestead PTA Director

Important Dates

• November 4 – “Look Within” Reflections Entry Deadline (Drop off at front desk)

• November 4, 5, 12 – Primary Schools Parent Teacher Conferences (check with teacher for appointment time)

November 5 – No School, Election Day

• November 6 – Board of Education Work Session at 8:15 PM, GCHS

• November 8 – Photo Retake Day

• November 11 – No School, Veteran’s Day

• November 11-22 Pick A Reading Partner (PARP)

• November 17 – PTA Sportswear Sale Pick-Up, 9 AM – 1 PM, GC Middle School Cafeteria

• November 18 – Knowledge Café Reading Workshop K - 5 at 7 PM, Stewart School 

• November 19 – SEPTA General Meeting at 10 AM: Empowering Parents Workshop, Locust School  

• November 19 – Board of Education Meeting at 8:15 PM, Locust School 

• November 26 – Teachers College Family Day, NYC (tickets required) 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

• November 27 – District--Wide Early Dismissal

• November 28-29– No School, Thanksgiving

• December 3 – Joint Primary PTA Meeting at 9:30 AM, Hemlock School (all primary schools)

• December 6 – Primary Report Card Day

About Homestead School PTA

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Lauren Kennedy, Homestead PTA Director homestead@gardencitypta.org

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