Weekly Memo - March 29th
MEMO MARCH 29th 2018
SPRING RECESS SCHOOL CLOSED
Academy of the City will have Spring recess this year beginning on Friday, March 30th thru Friday, April 6th. School will reopen Monday April 9th
PCO “YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER’
The popular “Yankee Candle” fundraiser is back for another year! The deadline for orders is April 11th, Wednesday. AOC receives 40% of total sales. Online ordering is also available. Please contact email@example.com for more information or extra catalogs for your colleagues, friends and, families.
ELA STATE TEST GRADES 3-5 ONLY
AOC will have its annual state ELA exam April 11th thru April 13th. The Math state exam will take place from May 1st thru May 3rd. Parents should make sure that their children arrive on time on these days.
PCO “MULTICULTURAL NIGHT”
The PCO is organizing its first “Multicultural Night” on Friday, April 13, 2018 between 6.00-8.00pm. Volunteer parents are needed to represent their culture by organizing a table which will include their food, artifacts and brochures. Please contact Daniela Quiroga at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PCO “POOL PARTY”- NEW DATE!
Pool Party has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 5.00-8.00 pm at The Boys and Girls Club. All profits will go toward the 5th Grade Graduation. Entrance fee is $5 for all.
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. Please help us keep your children safe by calling and e-mailing with any changes before 1pm on the day in question. Pickup of students is generally not allowed between 3:30pm and the departure of buses from the school.
EMERGENCY SNOW DAY SCHEDULE
In case of an emergency school closing, Academy of the City will follow the DOE’s emergency closure schedule.
If the Mayor of NYC declares the NYC schools closed, then AoC will also be closed.
MEMO 29 DE MARZO 2018
VACACIONES DE PRIMAVERA
Academy of the City tendrá un receso de primavera este año a partir del viernes 30 de marzo hasta el viernes 6 de abril. La escuela volverá a abrir el lunes 9 de abril.
RECAUDACIÓN DE FONDOS
¡La popular recaudación de fondos de "Yankee Candle" regresa por un año más! La fecha límite para pedidos es el 11 de abril, miércoles. AOC recibe el 40% de las ventas totales. El pedido en línea también está disponible. Póngase en contacto con email@example.com para obtener más información o catálogos adicionales para sus colegas, amigos y familias.
PRUEBA ESTATAL ELA GRADOS 3-5 SOLAMENTE
AOC tendrá su examen estatal anual de ELA desde el 11 de abril hasta el 13 de abril. El examen de estado de matemáticas será el 1 de mayo al 3 de mayo. Los padres deben asegurarse de que sus hijos lleguen a tiempo en estos días.
PCO "NOCHE MULTICULTURAL" FECHA NUEVA
El PCO está organizando su primera "Noche multicultural" sabado 14 de abril de 2108 entre las 6.00 y las 8.00 p.m. Se necesitan padres voluntarios para representar su cultura organizando una mesa que incluya sus alimentos, artefactos y folletos. Por favor, póngase en contacto con Daniela Quiroga en firstname.lastname@example.org para más información
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. Por favor ayúdenos a mantener a sus hijos seguros llamando por teléfono y e-mail con los cambios antes de la 1. En general, no se permite la captación de estudiantes entre las 3:30 pm y la salida de los autobuses de la escuela. Esta política está en su lugar para proteger a sus hijos. Las excepciones a esta política sólo se realizarán en caso de una emergencia médica.
La recogida de su hijo de la escuela antes de 3:30 interfiere con la educación de su hijo, así como las lecciones que se enseñan por sus profesores.
HORARIO DE EMERGENCIA
En caso de que hay cierre de emergencia, Academy of the City seguirá el horario de cierre del departamento de educación.
Si el Alcalde declara las escuelas de nueva york cerrada, AoC tambien estarà cerrada.
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.
NYS ELA Exams
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The ELA exam is on Wednesday April 11th and Thursday April 12th and the Math exam is on May 1st and 2nd. Here are a few helpful hints to help them do their best:
Please be sure your child has plenty of rest leading up to the test.
- Encourage them to eat a good breakfast.
- Make sure they are here on time, no later then 8:30 a.m.
We are confident that all of our students are prepared for the test and want them to be relaxed, confident and to just try their best! If you have any questions, please let me know.
Kerri Fabrizi - Test Coordinator
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.
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.
April Board Meeting
Please take notice that the Board of Trustees of the Academy of the City Charter School will hold its April meeting at 5:00 pm on Tuesday April 24th, 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 Committee meeting at 4:00 pm on Tuesday April 24th, 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.
Board Meeting Notice
Please take notice that the Board of Trustees of the Academy of the City Charter School will hold an executive meeting at 8:30 am on Wednesday April 11th, 2018 via video chat.
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
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
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
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
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) – email@example.com
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