Weekly Memo - May 25th
MEMO MAY 25th 2018
SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION
DEADLINE JUNE 1ST
The Variety Boys and Girls Club will be hosting a summer camp program at Academy of the City Charter School. The last day for Summer Camp registration will be on June 1st. Please see attached flyer for further information or log on with the following link:
PCO “FUN RUN” FUNDRAISER
Join us for AoC's 1st Fun Run on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10am at the Lawrence Virgilo Playground, 39th Road, Woodside! It will be a fun and healthy way to spend time with your kids and friends while fundraising for our school's playground! Pledge donations for your little runner opens up on Friday May 11. Cash, checks and online donations are accepted (more details to follow) from your friends, grandma, grandpa, cousins and all.
SCHOOL CLOSED MAY 28
AoC will be closed on Mon, May 28 for Memorial Day. School will resume as usual on Tuesday May 29.
The Spring Concert for grades 3-5 will be on Thursday, May 31 at 6 PM.
Please have your children at school by 5:30 pm dressed with white tops and dark bottoms. PCO ELECTIONS
AOC is voting for 2018-2019 PCO Executive Committee. You will receive more information about candidates and ballots in your kids’ backpack. The deadline to vote and send in your ballots is Friday, June 8 2018 4.00 pm.
SUPPLY LIST AND SUPPLY KIT PROGRAM
Two weeks ago, AoC sent out attached sheets for details on the school supply options as well as the supply list for the 2018-2019 SY. Please stop by the office if you need replacement sheets or check the electronic version the memo for the supply list attached.
BUSING & PICK-UP
If you are making changes to your child’s regular end-of-day routine (such as taking them off the bus, having them stay at school for pickup, or going to afterschool), you must contact the main office no later than 1pm and also send an email to operations@academyofthecity. org
Again, last-minute changes drastically increase the odds of miscommunication and errors.
MEMO 25 DE MAYO 2018
CAMPAMENTO DE VERANO
Variety Boys and Girls Club albergará un programa de campamento de verano en Academy of the City Charter School. El último día para registrarse en el campamento de verano será el 1 de junio. Consulte el folleto adjunto para obtener más información o inicie sesión con el siguiente enlace: http://www. varietyboysandgirlsclub.org/ Default.aspx?tabid=317442
FUNDADOR PCO "FUN RUN"
Únase a nosotros en la primera carrera divertida de AoC el sábado 26 de mayo de 2018 a las 10 a.m. en Lawrence Virgilo Playground, 39th Road, Woodside! ¡Será una forma divertida y saludable de pasar tiempo con sus hijos y amigos mientras recauda fondos para el patio de juegos de nuestra escuela! Las donaciones de promesas para su pequeño corredor se abren el viernes 11 de mayo. Se aceptan efectivo, cheques y donaciones en línea (más detalles a continuación) de sus amigos, abuela, abuelo, primos y todo.
ESCUELA CERRADA EL 28 DE MAYO
AoC estará cerrado el 28 de mayo para observar el Día de los Caídos. AoC abrirá sus puertas el martes 29 de mayo.
CONCIERTO DE PRIMAVERA
El Concierto de primavera para los grados 3-5 será el jueves 31 de mayo a las 6 p.m.
Tenga a sus hijos en la escuela a las 5:30 p.m. vestidos con blusas blancas y pantalones oscuros.
ELECCIONES DE PCO
AOC votará para el Comité Ejecutivo del PCO 2018-2019. Recibirán más información sobre los candidatos y las boletas en la mochila de sus hijos. La fecha para enviar los votos es el viernes 8 de junio de 2018 a las 4:00 p.m.
PROGRAMA DE UTILES
Hace dos semanas, AoC envió hojas adjuntas para detalles sobre las opciones para adquirir suministros, así como la lista de suministros para el SY 2018-2019. Pase por la oficina si necesita hojas de reemplazo o revise la versión electrónica del memo para la lista de suministros adjunta.
BUSES Y RECOGIDAS
Si va a realizar cambios en la rutina regular durante el día de su hijo (como sacarlos del autobús, recogerlos en la escuela, o ir al afterschool), debe comunicarse con la oficina principal y mandar un correo electronico a operations@academyofthecity. org no mas tarde de la 1. Cambios de última hora aumentan drásticamente las probabilidades de errores y la falta de comunicación.
Donations of all sizes are greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible. Donations can be made online or by mail.
Academy of the City Charter School
31-29 60th Street
Woodside, NY 11377
Academy of the City appreciates the generosity of government and private supporters and donations by
friends of AOC. We are thankful for their support.
We are pleased to announce that for the New York State Education Department has named AOC a reward school for the second year in a row. We continue to pursue academic excellence along with providing hands on curriculum. We were one of 155 high achieving and high progress school. Only 18 charter schools were named and we're the only charter school in Queens County.
May Board Meeting
Please take notice that the Board of Trustees of the Academy of the City Charter School will hold its May meeting at 5:00 pm on Tuesday May 15th, 2018 at Academy of the City Charter School, located at 31-29 60th Street, Woodside, NY 11377.
The Board of Trustees will hold an Education Committee meeting at 4:00 pm on Tuesday May 15th, 2018 at Academy of the City Charter School, located at 31-29 60th Street, Woodside, NY 11377.
Interested members of the public are invited to attend.
Upcoming Journeys Workshops for Parents
Date: Tuesday February 6, 2018 at 8:45am OR 6:00pm
Location: PCO Portable.This workshop will provide information about the Journeys program. We will give you an overview of the strategies and skills the students are learning. We will also explore how writing is incorporated into the curriculum and discuss strategies you can use at home with your child.
The lottery drawing for enrollment seats for the 2018-19 school year will be held Wednesday April 11th at 5 pm.
The drawing will be held at Academy of the City Charter School 31-29 60th Street, Woodside, 11377.
While the drawing is open to the public, attendance is not required to secure an enrollment seat.
Highlight of the Week: 5/25/2018 (3-5th Grade Field Day)
Highlight of the Week: 5/25/2018 (K-2nd Grade Spring Concert)
Highlight of the Week: 5/16/18 - Field Day!
Highlight of the Week: 5/16/18 - Because of Winn Dixie Presentation
Highlight of the Week: 5/10/2018 - Part 2
"Thank you so much to all of you that stop by yesterday and support our sale. We sold 140 pulseras and 10 bags!!! We are going to have 2 more sales, 1 during the K-2 concert and the other on the half day May 18th." - Pily Q., Spanish Teacher
Highlight of the Week: 5/10/2018 - Part 1
Staff Appreciation Week!
Our teachers worked so hard this year to make sure our students did extremely well. Thank you!
Also, shout outs to the PCO for the decor. Amazing!
Highlight of the Week - 5/3/2018 (Yoga Club)
Highlight of the Week - 4/27/2018 (Multicultural Night)
Highlight of the Week - 4/20/18 (Fairytale Breakfast)
Highlight of the Week - 3/22/2018 (Rubin Museum)
AoC Students Use New Chromebooks
AoC recently bought 36 new Chromebook computers and a cart thanks to a $10,000 grant from state senator Jose Peralta. Our students will use the Chromebooks to conduct research, create reports and presentations and explore the world around them.
Highlight of the Week - 3/2/2018
Highlight of the Week - Part 2: 2/14/2018
Happy Valentine's Day!
“Spreading some cheery weary love for AOC with some sweets and a chuckle"
- AOC Kindergarten Parent
Here's some Valentine's Day Trivia:
Q: Why did the banana go out with the prune on Valentine’s Day?
A: because it couldn’t get a date.
Q: what did the pencil say to the paper?
A: I dot my “i”’s on you.
Q: what did the caveman give his wife for Valentine’s Day?
A: Ughs and kisses.
Q: where do hamburgers take their sweetheart on Valentine’s Day to dance?
A: to the meatball
Q: Why do skunks celebrate Valentine’s Day?
A: because they’re scent-imental.
Q: What did the boy octopus say to the girl octopus on Valentine’s Day?
A: Can I hold your hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand?
Q: Why is lettuce the most loving vegetable?
A: because it got heart.
Highlight of the Week - 2/13/2018
The Scrapbook Club!
"Scrapbookers working hard on their hobbies pages! They love to read, dance, bake, and play soccer!"
- Ms. Cardillo and Ms. Bond
Highlight of the Week: 1/24/2018
Winter Concert K-2: 1/12/2018
Upcoming Parent Events
Academy of the City is pleased to bring back several parent events that were popular last year. Below is a schedule of our activities. All events will be held at AOC.
For more information call our Parent Coordinator, Noel Peguero, (718) 487-9857.
English Classes for parents and after school activities for their children
2017-18 School Closures and Half-days
We've published our list of school closures and half-days for the 2017-2018 school year. The dates are on our school events calendar on our website and attached as a pdf document below.
Highlight of the Week: 1/5/2018
School Quality Report
In April, parents and staff were asked to take a survey regarding their views about their school's conditions and performance. The snapshot is shown in the photos below. The full report is at the DOE page link.
Highlight of the Week: 1/26/2018
General Mills Box Tops for Education
At AOC we participate in the General Mills Box Tops for Education Program. Last we collected 3,587 Box Tops which equaled $358.70 raised for the school. This year our goal is to raise more than $500, which is a little more than one box top per child at the school. Box tops are each worth 10¢ for schools and are found on hundreds of General Mills household and food products.
We collect box tops all year-round, but the school has a formal submission deadline twice a year to make sure we get the cash sent to us. The next submission deadline is the end of October. If you have been collecting over the summer, we are happy to collect them anytime!
Cut out the box top on many household products that you already purchase. Have your friends and family members save their box tops too!
Send your box tops by using a Ziploc bag or envelope
Tape or glue box tops on a collection sheet (see attached or available on the PCO bulletin board in the school lobby)
Return your box tops to the collection box in the school office. You can also send them in your child’s communication folder.
Please reach out on any questions you may have and happy clipping!
Box Top Coordinator Stephanie Walker (3-108) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate by shopping on Amazon
Every time you shop on Amazon.com you can have AOC receive a percentage back of your purchase cost. In order for AOC to receive credit for your purchase you must go through the Amazon portal. You must go through the portal every time. Boomark the link for easy access
This program is different from Amazon Smile. You will know you are using the right link because the code “acofthcichscp” will show up in the URL