Message from the Principal
January 3, 2017
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Family Literacy Class - December 2016
Second Grade at Carnegie Hall December 2016
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
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 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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.
The PCO Board has implemented a new text service. If you have not received any of our messages, please contact Monica (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.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
Continuing Education Workshop: LaGuardia Community College Continuing Education Program offers affordable tuition and
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.
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
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
2016-17 School Closures and Half-days
We've published our list of school closures and half-days for the 2016-2017 school year. The dates are on our school events calendar on our website and attached as a pdf document below.