Message from the Principal

January 3, 2017

 

Dear Families,

  Welcome back. We are pleased to start a new calendar year and continue the school year with you.

This month I wanted to share an article from the dnainfo.com website. Each week a new principal is featured and this week is Academy of the City's turn.

Read the article and find out why some of the best learning comes from doing.

   

Take care,

Richard Lee

Principal

 

Highlight of the Week - 2/15/2017

100th Day of School!

Parents, students and staff joined in the celebration of the 100th day of school.

        

February Board Meeting

PUBLIC NOTICE

Please take notice that the Board of Trustees of the Academy of the City Charter School will hold its February meeting at 5:00pm on Tuesday February 28th, 2017 at Academy of the City Charter School, located at 31-29 60th Street, Woodside, NY 11377. 

 PUBLIC NOTICE

Please take notice that the Education Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Academy of the City Charter School will meet at 4:00 pm on Tuesday February 28th, 2017 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

100 Days

On Friday February 11th, AoC celebrated 100 days of school. Ms Camarata and Incantalupo's kindergarten class posed with their crowns.

  

Halfway Through the Year

Ms. Smallberg's fourth grade class celebrated Halfway Through the Year. On Monday January 30th, 2017 at 12:00 pm, we have attended one half of the school year.
They calculated the day by taking 185 days in school. 185 divided by 2 is 92 remainder 1. This is the same as 92.5 which marks the half-way point of the year. 

  

2017-18 Enrollment Application Period Open

Academy of the City Charter School is currently accepting applications for Kindergarten (children who will be five by December 31, 2017), First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade.

Deadline to apply is April 3rd, 2017

If more applications are received than seats are available for that grade, a public lottery shall be held on April 5, 2017. Instructions and applications in English and Spanish are available at our Enrollment page

January 6, 2017 Senator Peralta Visits

Today New York State senator Jose Peralta visited AOC to speak with fifth grade. They have been studying different forms of government throughout history, comparing old and new rules. Senator Peralta answered questions about the rules as well as his role as a senator in a state government.

     

Highlight of the Week - 1/19/2017

Winter Clubs are here!

We have many clubs this year, but here's a preview of the Robotics Club.

    

 

Weekly Memo - January 26th

HALF DAY TOMORROW JANUARY 27TH 2017
Friday, January 27th will be a half-day due to professional development. There will be noon dismissal, and buses will be operating on the usual half-day schedule.

  • Lunch will be served
  • Classes will be dismissed at 12 noon.
  • Buses will run, leaving the school at 11:45am(Please be at your bus stops four hours earlier than usual.)
  • There will be AFTER SCHOOL at the school.
  • Children who attend the Boys and Girls club will be bused to the club at 12 noon.
  • If you are making any changes to your child’s busing, kindly do so in a timely manner.

RE-ENROLLMENT FORMS
Re-enrollment forms are being sent home today. Only current students who are returning next year are required to complete these forms. New siblings of current students must complete a lottery application instead, and will be enrolled after the school's lottery in April.

ENGLISH LESSONS
AoC is offering free English as a Second Language classes to parents, family members, and caregivers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m.  The program focuses on helping caregivers improve their English skills as well as aid in their ability to help their children succeed in school. Free homework help for AoC children whose parents/caregivers attend the English class is provided.  Free childcare for children between the ages of 2 and 4 is also provided.  For more information, please E-mail Noel Peguero or Silvana Vasconcelos at: npeguero@academyofthecity.org or svasconcelos514@gmail.com

PICTURE RETAKE DAY
Picture retake day will be on Tuesday, February 14. If your child was absent on Picture Day or if you are dissatisfied with your photos, please contact the main office to have your child added to the Retake Day list. Class photos will not be retaken on Retake Day.

ACADEMY OF THE CITY APPLICATIONS
Applications for 2017-18 are now available on paper, website, and common application on the NYC Charter School website.  Please complete applications for new siblings only. Re-enrollment applications for current AoC students will be given out this week.

PCO REMINDERS
The PCO Board has implemented a new text service. If you have not received any of our messages, please contact Monica (monica.liriano@gmail.com) to be signed up.

The PCO Board sent out blue envelopes before the break for our annual dues, which are $10 per family. Snack payments are also due this month if you have not submitted payment or paid half in October. You can send cash, check or money order in an envelope with your child's name and class or you may also use PayPal (aoc.pco@gmail.com) and select "send to friends and family in the US."

Please note the following important upcoming events:

January 27th                                                 ½ day – teacher professional development

Parent Training Workshops

Academy of the City is offering free parent workshops in a wide variety of subjects. 

Spanish Class for Adults
Date: Fridays 9/23/2016 through 2/6/2017
Time: 8:30 am - 9:30 am or 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. You choose either session or both.
Place: PCO Portable

Continuing Education Workshop: LaGuardia Community College Continuing Education Program offers affordable tuition and
financial packages, academic and career advising geared especially for adult students.

Get the NYC ID Card  We'll help you in making the appointment and filling out the application. You will need to go to a select location to obtain the ID Card.  

If you have questions about any of these workshops, call our parent coordinator, Noel Peguero, (718) 487-9857

 

English as Second Language courses

AoC is offering free English as a Second Language classes to parents, family members, and caregivers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m.  The program focusses on helping caregivers improve their English skills as well as help their ability to help their children succeed in school. Free homework help for AoC children whose parents/caregivers attend the English class is provided.  Free childcare for children between the ages of 2 and 4 is also provided.  For more information, please talk to Noel Peguero.