Weekly Memo - February 2nd
MEMO FEBRUARY 2nd 2018
AOC 100th Day CELEBRATION FEBRUARY 7th
Please join us for our 100th day assemble on February 7th, Wednesday at 8.30 am. After the assembly you can visit “100th day Museum” created by AOC students until 10.30 am.
Half day Friday February 9th (noon dismissal)
AoC will have a half day on Friday, February 9th due to Professional Development . School will be open and will be a noon dismissal. 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 24 hours in advance.
SCHOOL CLOSED FOR MID-WINTER RECESS
Academy of the City will be closed from Friday, February 16th thru Friday, February 23th for mid-winter recess. School will re-open on Monday February 26th 2018.
PCO POPCORN FUNDRAISER
The PCO is organizing its first Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser towards its goal for a new playground. Order forms will be in your kids’ folders. The deadline for orders is February 26,2018.
2018-2019 AoC NEW STUDENT Applications are available NOW!!
Although, siblings of current students have seat preference you still have to complete an enrollment application for SIBLINGS and submit it before the Monday, April 2, 2018 deadline. You can either apply online via www.academyofthecity.org or complete and return a paper application which are available in the main office. Please share with your community, friends and family they can now apply to the Academy of the City Charter School.
DRESS CODE AND WARM CLOTHING
Please remember that the school dress code is in effect every day including 1/2 days. The fall season marks the beginning of cooler weather so it is advised that children should wear coats, hats, and gloves to school. Also, we recommend that your child’s name and class be properly placed somewhere on their outer clothing as it is quite easy for them to be lost or misplaced. Children will have outdoor recess as long as the wind chill (temperature + wind) is above 25 degrees.
Parents, please note that the parking lot has a very limited number of spaces, and those spaces are reserved for staff only. Parents may park on the street while dropping off or picking up students. Please be considerate and do not double-park in front of the school, as 60th Street is quite narrow and can be easily blocked by just one car double-parked.
MEMO 2 DE FEBRERO 2018
CELEBRA 100 DIAS DE ESCUELA EL 7 DE FEBRERO
Únase a nosotros para nuestro 100 día de escuela reunión el 7 de febrero, miércoles a las 8.30 a. M. Después de la asamblea, puede visitar el "Museo del 100 ° día" creado por estudiantes de AOC hasta las 10.30 a.m.
MEDIO DÍA 9 DE FEBRERO
Academy of the City tendrá medio día el viernes 9 de febrero del 2018
• 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 24 horas de anticipación.
ESCUELA CERRADA PARA EL RECESO DE INVIERNO
Academy of the City estará cerrada desde el viernes 16 de febrero hasta el viernes 23 de febrero para el receso de mediados de invierno. La escuela volverá a abrir el lunes 26 de febrero de 2018.
PCO POPCORN FUNDRAISER
El PCO está organizando su primer Recaudador de fondos de Double Good Popcorn hacia su objetivo de un nuevo patio de recreo. Los formularios de pedido estarán en las carpetas de sus hijos. La fecha límite para pedidos es febrero 26, 2018.
APLICACIONES DE AOC
2018-2019 ¡Las solicitudes de inscripción de AoC están disponibles AHORA!
Aunque los hermanos de los estudiantes asistiendo AoC tienen preferencia de asiento, deben completar una solicitud de inscripción y presentarlo antes del lunes 2 de abril de 2018. Puede solicitar por internet a través de www.academyofthecity.org o completar y devolver una solicitud en papel que esta disponible en la oficina. Por favor comparta con su comunidad, amigos y familiares.
REGULACIÓN DE VESTIMENTA Y ROPA EXTERIORES
Por favor, recuerde que el código de vestimenta de la escuela esta en efecto todos los días incluyendo los 1/2 días. La temporada de otoño marca el comienzo de una temporada más fria. Se recomienda que los niños se pongan abrigos, sombreros y guantes a la escuela. Se recomienda que el nombre y la clase de su hijo esten colocados en alguna parte de su ropa exterior ya que es bastante fácil para ellos ser perdidos. Los niños tendrán recreo al aire libre siempre que el viento frío (temperatura + viento) sea superior a 25
Padres, por favor tenga en cuenta que el estacionamiento tiene un número muy limitado de espacios, y esos espacios están reservados para el personal solamente. Los padres pueden aparcar en la calle mientras se dejan o recogen a los estudiantes. Por favor sea considerado y no se doble en el parque frente a la escuela, ya que la calle 60 es bastante estrecha y puede ser fácilmente bloqueada por un solo automóvil doble estacionado.
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.
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 5:00 pm on Tuesday February 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 February 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 - 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) – 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