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Fanwood Weekly Dear%Fanwood%Staff%Members,% %

The%Fanwood%campus%was%alive%and%buzzing%during%last% week’s%4@day%week!%%Not%only%were%students%taking% Science%assessments,%but%we%had%MANY%activities% around%campus,%including:%%AstroDance%performed,%staff% accreditation%teams%presented,%sculptor%Cliff%Mendelson% came%for%Day%In%Clay%with%our%students,%the%PS/ES%school% students%enjoyed%Field%Day,%our%Seniors% celebrated%a%beautiful%PROM,%alumni% celebrated%their%time%at%Fanwood%and% Fanwood%hosted%the%3rd%Annual%NYSD% Movie%Night!%%% %

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Thank$you$to$EVERYONE$who$ supported$these$events,$and$made$the$ week$special$for$our$students!$$

It%is%that%time%of%year%when%we%look%back,%and%show%our% appreciation%by%recognizing%staff%members%who%have% made%a%unique%contribution.%%Therefore,%I%am%reaching% out%to%you%to%solicit%your%input%into%identifying%staff% members%who%you%feel%have%made%a%unique%contribution% this%school%year.$If$you$have$someone$in$mind$who$you$ feel$contributes$to$Fanwood$in$a$special$way,$please$ send$me$an$email$with$their$name$and$a$description$of$ their$unique$contribution$to$Fanwood.%jdickinson@nysd.net% %%%%% Enjoy%your%week,%% Dr.%Janet%Dickinson%

SAVE THE DATE: 6/4$ HR$Chat$ $

6/6$ Think$Tank$ $ Sports$&$Honor$Roll$$$$$ $ $$$$$$Banquet$ $

5:30$Awards$Ceremony$

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6/7$ Deaf$Club$ $

6/8$ Family$Fun$Day$ $

6/10$ HS/MS$Awards$Day$ $

6/19$ PS/ES$Awards$Day$ $

6/21$ Graduation$Day$ $

7/8$ Summer$School$Starts$ $


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DAY$IN$CLAY$ Last%week,%our%students%had%opportunity%to% observe%the%work%of%a%professional%artist,% sculptor/potter/%Mr.%Cliff%Mendelson.%Mr.% Mendelson%has%been%a%teacher%and% practicing%artist%in%the%community.%He%has% taught%at%Parsons%School%of%Design,% Greenwich%House%Pottery,%and%Hunter% College,%and%currently%at%the%Westchester% Art%Workshop.%% % Mr.%Mendelson%shared%his%expertise%and%talent%by%demonstrating%the%art%of%creating%pottery% by%hand.%Students%enjoyed%learning%about%the%process% and%effort%involved%in%creating%ceramic%pieces%and% gained%and% appreciation%for% the%skill%involved% in%making%a%work% of%Art.% % Through%this% excellent% program,% students%were% able%to%witness% someone%who% succeeds%at%what% he%enjoys%most,% while%turning%it% into%his%life’s% work.%% % Students%were%exposed%to%seeing%an%artist%create% original%works%of%art%in%an%atmosphere%that% encouraged%their%inquiry,%and%involvement.%%All% students%created%their%own%individual%clay%pieces% using%the%style%and%techniques%of%the%Native% American%Potters.%%Symbols,%patterns%and%imagery% were%utilized%in%their%own%work%to%explore%this%Native% American%tradition,%rich%in%ceramic%history.%% 2


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Preschool$&$Elementary$School$Field$Day$ $

On%Friday,%May%31st%our%preschool%and%elementary%school%students%prepared%for%a%day%of%fun@ in@the@sun!%%The%day%was%hot%but%there%was%a%lot%of%shade%and%cold%water%to%cool%off!%% %

Thank%you%to%Regina%Russo%for%organizing%the%day%including%setting%up%the%day%before.%%Also,% thank%you%to%all%of%the%MS/HS%kids%who%gave%a%lot%of%assistance%and%served%as%great%role% models.%%SEE$PAGE$8$FOR$MORE$GREAT$PICTURES%

2013 PROM Congratulations%to%the%Senior%Class%of%2013!%%Friday’s%prom%at%Mamaroneck%Beach%&%Yacht% Club%was%a%huge%success!%%The%evening%began%with%pictures%at% 6:30pm%followed%by%delicious%appetizers%both%indoors%and% outdoors.%% %

The%decorations%were%beautiful%and%all%the%students%and%staff% were%dressed%to%impress.%%As%soon%as%the%curtains%were% drawn,%guests%were%led%into%the%main%room%where%dinner% and%dancing%would%commence.% %

There%were%many%highlights%of%the%night,%but%of%course% one%of%the%most%memorable%was%the%traditional%crowning% of%the%King%and%Queen.%%All%guests%were%thrilled%to%learn% that%Seniors%Shellane%McKitty%and%Julio%Perez%were% named%the%2013%Prom%Queen%and%King!%%% %

SEE$PAGE$9$FOR$MORE$GREAT$PICTURES$ %%Thank&you&to&the&Senior&Class&Advisors&for&their&hard& work&in&supporting&this&successful&event!& % 3


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WINNER$RESULTS$]$Movie$Night$2013$ %

Best$Pictures$$ 1%–%Two%Sounds%One%Love%@%CSDR% 2%–%The%Shadow%@%MSSD% 3$–$Lock$Down$–$NYSD$ % Best$Cinematography$ 1%–%The%Shadow%@%MSSD% 2$–$Two$Sounds$One$Love/Lockdown$]$NYSD$ 3%–%Betrayed%@%NMSD% % Best$Poster$ 1%–%The%Shadow%@%MSSD% 2$–$Two$Sounds$One$Love$]$CSDR/Lockdown$]$NYSD$ 3@%Pencil@%ISD/Betrayed%@%NMSD% % Best$Actor%–%John%Connor%@%CSDR% Best$Actress%–%Alexa%Ontiveros%@%CSDR% Best$Supporting$Actor%–%Darin%Aragon%@%NMSD% Best$Supporting$Actress%–%Viannoy%Bernal%@%CSDR%

Fanwood$Think$Tank$ %

Please%join%us%this%Thursday,%June%6th%at%7:15am%for%the%final%Think%Tank%of%the% school%year.%%% %

Our%first%topic%of%conversation%will%be%the%staff%survey.%%As%you%may%remember,% accreditation%groups%sent%in%questions%for%a%staff%survey.%%We%have%compiled%these% questions%into%a%survey%and%would%like%to%gain%your%feedback%on%any%changes%or% additions.%%Questions%range%from%“Do%you%like%your%job?”%to%“How%can%we%improve% the%weekly%newsletter?”.%% %

Secondly,%we%would%like%to%also%gain%your%feedback%on%what%we%can%improve%on%in% the%2013@2014%school%year.%%For%instance,%how%can%we%take%what%we%learned%this% year%and%use%the%information%to%make%next%year%even%better?% %

Hope$to$see$you$in$the$Board$Room$at$7:15am$this$Thursday!$$$$$ 4


THE LOREM IPSUMS ACCREDITATION$PRESENTATIONS$$

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Thank%you%to%all%of%our%accreditation%presenters%and%teams!%% Wednesday’s%presentations%were%outstanding.%%It%was%clear%that% each%team%put%a%great%deal%of%thought%into%their%topic.%%It%was%very% interesting%to%see%Fanwood%from%your%perspective…to%listen%to% your%thoughts%and%gain%your%insight.% %

Additionally,%it%was%great%to%see%your%positive%approach%to%your% topic.%%We%all%know%that%Fanwood%isn’t%a%perfect%place,%but%each% group%made%sure%to%recognize%that%although%we%have%some%work%to%do…we%are%also%doing%an% amazing%job%with%the%resources%we%have.% %

If%you%would%like%to%share%your%perspective,%or%a%few%details%on%what%you%learned%from%this% project,%please%feel%free%to%email%me%at%jdickinson@nysd.net.%%Thanks%again%for%all%of%your% hard%work!% %

Fanwood$Deaf$Club$ %

On$Friday,$June$7th,$2103$we$ will$be$hosting$the$final$Deaf$ Club$of$the$year!$$We$will$ enjoy$an$“End$Of$Year”$BBQ$ followed$by$a$softball$game.$$$ $ The$last$softball$game$was$a$ big$hit…so$you$don’t$want$to$ miss$it!$$It$would$be$so$great$ to$have$more$staff$involved$ in$the$last$Deaf$Club$of$the$ school$year.$$ $ $

Fanwood$Deaf$Club$is$June$ 7th$at$6:30$pm….hope$to$see$ you$all$there!

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Human$Resources$Updates$

Employment$Opportunity$Open$House$ $ On%Monday,%June%3rd,%New%York%School% for%the%Deaf%was%proud%to%host%the%2nd% Annual%Employment%Open%House.$% % We%are%always%looking%for%great% applicants%for%a%multitude%of%positions% within%Deaf%Education.%%Through% events%such%as%these,%we%are%able%to% reach%many%people%in%the%community% who%are%interested%in%working%within% deaf%education.%%%%%%% % If%someone%you%know%would%be% interested%in%employment%at%the%New% York%School%for%the%Deaf,%please%have% contact%Julie%Gesoff%at% employment@nysd.net% %%

HR$Chat$ The%next%HR$Chat$will%be%on%Tuesday,$June$4th!% As%a%reminder,%these%sessions%are%optional,%but%I%encourage%anyone%interested%in% the%topic%to%join%in.% % For%this%session,%we%will%invite%special%guest,%Hakim%Brown,%Payroll/Benefits% Coordinator%to%discuss:%Benefits$]$Medical,$Dental$and$Optional$Benefits$ $ In%order%to%make%it%accessible%to%everyone,%there%will%be%two%session%start%times:% 2:45pm%for%10%month%staff%members%and%3:30pm%for%11%and%12%month%staff% members.%%We%will%meet%in%the%Board%Room.%$Hope%to%see%you%there!$ 6


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Knitting$Club$at$NYSD$$$$$$$$$ Our%Knitting%Club%has%been%a%big%hit!%%Please%feel%free%to%join%us%at%our%next%meeting%on% Tuesday,%May%28th.% %

Details:$ Place:%%Parent%Room%in%Peet%Hall.%% Time:%%2:45@%4:45% All%are%welcome%to%join.%%Extra%needles,%yarn%and%patterns%will%be%available.% Come%when%you%can,%leave%when%you%must.%%We%end%our%workdays%at%different%% times,%so%join%us%when%you%are%available!%With%questions,%% please%email%Marla%Rachlin%at:%mrachlin@nysd.net%%$ Any$and$all$ideas$are$welcome!$ Future$Knitting$Club$Meeting$Dates:$ Tuesday,$June$11%

FANWOOD$HELPING$HANDS%

Email%us%at:%Helping%Hands%Project%helpinghands@nysd.net% Feel$overwhelmed?$Have$too$much$to$do?$Need$some$help?$ $ The%Functional%Academic%students%want%to%help%make% your%work%load%lighter!%% We%are%able%to%help%with%a%variety%of%tasks%including:%% ~laminating,%cutting,%collating% ~Prep%work%for%bulletin%boards% ~moving%items%from%room%to%room% ~help%carry%items%from%your%car% ~help%rearrange%furniture% ~deliver%packages%from%the%front%desk% ...and%much,%much%more!!!!% % Please$think$of$using$Helping$Hands!$$$We$are$very$helpful!$When$you$need$our$ help,$just$email$us$as$soon$as$possible.$The$more$time$we$have,$the$more$helpful$ we$can$be.$

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