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Weekly Memo - September 29th

MEMO OCTOBER 13th 2017

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES (noon dismissal)

AoC will have parent teacher conference this year on October 19th and October 20th.  School will be open and both days will be noon dismissals.  Please read below for further information regarding after-school.

• 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 AFTERSCHOOL at the Academy of the City only for those children already enrolled in the after-school program.

• Children who attend the Boys and Girls club Astoria will be bused to the club at 12 noon.

• If you are making any changes to your child’s busing, kindly do so at least 24 hours in advance.                                                                                                

VARIETY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB UPDATE:

         AoC will have noon dismissal on Thursday, October 19th and Friday, October 20th. After school on those days will be available only to students who are currently enrolled in after school.

The cost is $20 per day  per child. If you want your child(ren) to attend after school on October 19th and/or 20th you must pay online starting Monday, October 9th at  www.varietyboysandgirlsclub.org. The deadline to pay for half day fees is Tuesday, October 17th. NO MONEY WILL BE COLLECTED IN PERSON OR AT THE SCHOOL.                                                                                                                              '

PICTURE DAY

Picture Day order form envelopes went home with students on Tuesday, October 10th, if you did not receive your students order form please contact their teacher.  Completed order forms and money is due no later than Tuesday, October 31st.

If you are interested in volunteering on Picture Day, please send an email to the Parent Coordinator, Noel Peguero at npeguero@academyofthecity.org.

5th GRADE FAMILIES ONLY                                   

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the Middle School Process.

My availability if you would like to meet with me face to face is:

  • Mornings: Monday & Thursday from 8:30-9:30 am

  • Afternoons: Monday to Friday from 3:30-3:50 pm

To make an appointment please call the school or email me at ocisneros@academyofthecity.org

 

PCO FALL FESTIVAL AND BOOK CLUB

Please see the attached is the fall festival flyer.

AOC Book Club is holding its first monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm; The first book we will be discussing in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month is Birds of Paradise: How I Became Latina  by Raquel Cepeda

Reminder: The Chuck E.Cheese Fundraiser will take place Friday 10/13 from 3-9  at the Chuck E. Cheese venue  on 48th Street and Northern Blvd. Also, the AoC bike-a-thon will take place on Sat. 10/14 from 9-11 a.m. at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

MEMO 13 DE OCTUBRE 2017

CONFERENCIAS DE MAESTROS PADRES (despido del mediodía)

AoC tendrá una conferencia de padres y maestros este año el 19 de octubre y el 20 de octubre. La escuela estará abierta y los dos días serán despidos del mediodía. Lea a continuación para obtener más información sobre el programa de afterschool..

• Se servirá el almuerzo

• Las clases serán desestimadas a las 12 del mediodía.

• Los autobuses se ejecutarán, saliendo de la escuela a las 11:45 a.m. (Por favor, estén en su parada de          

  autobús cuatro horas antes de lo habitual)

• Habrá AFTERSCHOOL en la Academia de la Ciudad solo para esos niños ya  inscrito en el programa   

   después de la escuela.

• Los niños que asisten al club Astoria de Boys and Girls serán transportados al club a las 12 del

   mediodía.

• Si realiza algún cambio en el transporte de su hijo, por favor, hágalo al menos con 24 horas de

   anticipación.

Actualizaciones del Variety Boys and Girls Club:

AoC tendrá mediodías el jueves 19 de octubre y el viernes 20 de octubre. El programa de afterschool estarán disponibles solamente para los estudiantes que actualmente están matriculados en el programa del afterschool. El costo es $20 por niño si su hijo/a no es parte del programa. Si desea que su (s) hijo (s) asista al afterschool el 19 de octubre y / o el 20, debe pagar por internet en www.varietyboysandgirlsclub.org no más tarde del martes 17 de octubre.

 

NINGÚN DINERO SERÁ ACEPTADO EN PERSONA EN LA ESCUELA.

DÍA DE FOTOS
Picture Day será el jueves, 2 de noviembre. Los sobres de Picture Day se enviarán a casa con los estudiantes el martes, 10 de octubre, y serán devueltos a más tardar el martes 31 de octubre. Los fondos no serán aceptados sin un sobre de pedido completo.

PARA LOS PADRES DE LOS ESTUDIANTES DEL 5to GRADO

Por favor comuniquese conmigo si tiene alguna pregunta acerca del Proceso de Transición a la Intermedia.

Estoy disponible si se quiere reunir conmigo los siguientes días:

  • Mañanas: Lunes Y Jueves de 8:30-9:30 am

  • Tardes: Lunes a Viernes de 3:30-3:50 pm

Para hacer una cita llame a la escuela or mandeme un correo electrónico a ocisneros@academyofthecity.org

PCO FESTIVAL DE OTOÑO Y CLUB DE LIBROS

Por favor, vea la pagina adjunta sobre el festival de otoño.

AOC Book Club celebra su primera reunión mensual el martes 17 de octubre de 2017 de 6:15 p.m. a 7:15 p.m.; El primer libro que discutiremos en reconocimiento del Mes de la Herencia Hispana es Aves del Paraíso: Cómo me convertí en Latina por Raquel Cepeda.

Recordatorio: Chuck E.Cheese Fundraiser se llevará a cabo el viernes 10/13 de 3-9 en el lugar Chuck E. Cheese en la calle 48 y Northern Blvd. Tambien, el AoC bike-a-thon se llevará a cabo el sábado. 10/14 de 9 a.m. en el Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

First Day of School, August 28, 2017

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.

  • Nutrition Classes from Cornell University - Fridays 8 am - 11 am
  • Effective Communication Between Parents & Teachers - Friday October 13th, 9 - 10 am
  • Tutoring Workshop - Thursday October 26th, 6 - 7 pm

 

October Board Meeting

PUBLIC NOTICE

Please take notice that the Board of Trustees of the Academy of the City Charter School will hold its October meeting at 5:00 pm on Tuesday October 17th, 2017 at Academy of the City Charter School, located at 31-29 60th Street, Woodside, NY 11377. 

The Board of Trustees will hold a Finance and Operations Committee meeting at 4:30 pm on Tuesday October 17th, 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.

 

2016-17 NYS Test Scores

Attached are two graphs that demonstrate the tremendous growth in test scores that AOC has achieved since we began testing.  The new information that NESCN has compiled show AOC is above district average for ELA by 11.1% and  above district average for Math by 22.6%.  As you may recall, the board of trustees set a goal of AOC being 5-10% over district.  These scores exceed this standard. 
We will continue to seek to improve our practices to keep the test scores high and at the same time insuring that progressive work and specials are a key element of the school. 
We are in a very strong position for a 5 year renewal and middle school amendment from SUNY in my opinion.
 
     
 

2017-18 School Closures and Half-days

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.

 

 AoC_Calendar_2017-2018.pdf  

PCO Events

Our PCO has some great events and activities this fall. 

  • Friday October 13 - Dinner at Chuck E Cheese 34-19 48th Street, starting at 3 pm.
  • Saturday October 14 - Bike-a-thon at AOC 
  • Saturday October 28 - Fall Festival at AOC
  • Friday December 8 - Bingo & Holiday Fundraiser at AOC

Look for notes in your childrens' take home folders for more information. You may also ask our co-presidents Ebru Grundy or Susanna Lopez.

    

 OCFSPoster022117.pdf 

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