Weekly Memo - March 2nd
MEMO MARCH 2ND 2018
CHARTER SCHOOL MUSIC FESTIVAL
We're pleased to let you know that this Saturday, members of our 4th grade will be playing taiko at the 3rd Annual Charter School Music Festival. We would love to have your support, regardless of whether or not your student is performing. There will be over 10 other charter schools (elementary, middle and high) performing, so this would be a great rainy day out, with the kids getting to see what's in store for them in the coming years.
The concert starts at 12:30pm sharp and is held at Harlem Village Academies, located at 2351 1st Ave. (corner of 120th St. and 1st Ave.).
Re-enrollment forms are being sent home with this weeks memo. These forms are ONLY for students already attending AoC and they must be returned by March 12th whether or not you choose to have your child return for the next school year. The re-enrollment doc could be filled out online if you prefer by going to: https://docs.google.com/
NOON DISMISSAL PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE
AoC will have parent teacher conference this year on MARCH 8th and MARCH 9th. School will be open and both days will be noon dismissals.
PCO “KAIJU BIG BATTEL” FUNDRAISER
The PCO is selling tickets as a fundraiser for this unique show. Tickets are on sale for $5 and 100% of the proceeds goes to AOC. The show is on March 10, Saturday at 2.00 pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to buy tickets.
PCO BINGO & PASTA NIGHT
The PCO is organizing its first ‘Annual Bingo & Pasta Night’ fundraiser towards its goal for a new school playground. The event will take place at AOC Gym on March 17, Saturday between 6.00-9.00 pm. It is an adult only event with child care provided. Tickets are on sale at and https://aocbingo.yapsody.com/ through PCO at email@example.com. PCO are also looking for volunteers for the event.
NYC SCHOOL SURVEY
Recently, a green envelope with the NYC School Survey was sent home for you to complete in a free enclosed self-stamped envelope. If you haven’t done it, please complete it as soon as possible to ensure our school receives the data from this important tool. If you don’t have the green envelope-do not worry! Log on to: www.nycschoolssurvey.org and complete the survey online. We appreciate your help as we are looking forward to having 100% of the surveys completed for this school year.
MEMO 2 DE MARZO 2018
FESTIVAL DE MÚSICA DE CHARTER SCHOOL
Nos complace informarle que este sábado, los miembros de nuestro 4 ° grado tocarán Taiko en el 3er Festival Anual de Música de Charter School. Nos encantaría contar con su apoyo, independientemente de si su estudiante está o no actuando. Habrá más de 10 escuelas charter (primaria, secundaria y preparatoria) actuando, por lo que este sería un gran día lluvioso, con los niños para ver lo que les espera en los próximos años. El concierto comienza a las 12:30 p.m. en punto y se lleva a cabo en Harlem Village Academies, ubicado en 2351 1st Ave. (esquina de 120th St. y 1st Ave.).
Los formularios de reinscripción se envían a casa con este memorándum. Estos formularios SÓLO son para estudiantes que ya asisten a AoC y deben ser devueltos para el 12 de marzo sea que su hijo/a regrese para el próximo año escolar. El documento de reinscripción se puede completar en línea si lo prefiere, vaya a:
MEDIO DIA CONFERENCIA DE PADRES
AoC tendrá una conferencia de padres y maestros este año el 8 de marzo y el 9 de marzo. La escuela estará abierta y ambos días serán salidas a mediodía.
FUNDADOR DE PCO "KAIJU BIG BATTEL"
El PCO está vendiendo boletos como una recaudación de fondos para este espectáculo único. Los boletos están a la venta por $ 5 y el 100% de los ingresos van a AOC. El espectáculo es el 10 de marzo, el sábado a las 2:00 p.m. Por favor, póngase en contacto con firstname.lastname@example.org para obtener más información y comprar boletos.
PCO BINGO & NOCHE DE PASTA
La primera recaudación de fondos anual "BINGO & PASTA NIGHT" tendrá lugar el 17 de marzo de 2018 en AOC Gym. El PCO está aceptando donaciones hasta el 15 de febrero. Si desea ser voluntario para el evento, envíe un correo electrónico a email@example.com.
ENCUESTA ESCOLAR DE NYC
Recientemente, un sobre verde con la Encuesta Escolar de la Ciudad de Nueva York fue enviado a su hogar para que lo complete en un sobre auto sellado sin cargo. Si no lo ha hecho, por favor complete lo antes posible para asegurarse de que nuestra escuela reciba los datos de esta importante herramienta. Si no tienes el sobre verde, ¡no te preocupes! Inicie sesión en: www.nycschoolssurvey.org y complete la encuesta en línea. Agradecemos su ayuda ya que esperamos tener el 100% de las encuestas completadas para este año escolar.
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.
March Board Meeting
Please take notice that the Board of Trustees will hold an Executive Committee conference call Wednesday March 14th, 2018 at 8:30 am via video conference. The call will originate from 115 East 9th Street, apt. 11C, NY NY 10003.
Please take notice that the Board of Trustees of the Academy of the City Charter School will hold its March meeting at 5:00 pm on Tuesday March 20th, 2018 at Academy of the City Charter School, located at 31-29 60th Street, Woodside, NY 11377.
The Board of Trustees will hold a Finance & Operations Committee meeting at 4:00 pm on Tuesday March 20th, 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.
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 - 3/16/2018
During Assembly, there were discussions on healthy eating habits, proper etiquette practices, and the PCO's Bingo-Pasta Night this weekend.
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
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.
Highlight of the Week: 2/7/2018
AOC Times Inaugural Edition
The Newspaper Club has published the first edition of the AOC Times. Inside they've provided news, state test tips, interviews, an advice columns and a lot of pictures. You can see the full edition at http://enewspaper.
Highlight of the Week: 1/24/2018
Winter Concert K-2: 1/12/2018
Enrollment Open House
December Math Workshop
Kate Smallberg held a math workshop in December. Parents worked collaboratively on multiplication and division strategies.
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