Principal's Note - May 2017

Dear Families,

 

Academy of the City Charter School has been named as a Reward School by the NYS Education Commissioner.  This honor was given to only 5% of all schools in New York State including charter schools.

We are very proud of the hard work of children, parents, teachers and staff who make our school a wonderful place to learn!


185 Reward Schools identified by State Education department

The Rewards schools include 79 in New York City public schools, 88 public schools in the rest of the State and 18 are public charter schools.

To be identified as a Reward School, a school must:

  • Be among the top 20 percent of schools in the state for English language arts (ELA) and math performance for both the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years or be among the top 10 percent of schools in terms of gains in ELA and math performance in the 2015-16 school year;
  • Have made Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years for all groups of students on all measures for which the school is accountable, including the requirement that 95 percent of all groups participate in the English language arts and mathematics assessments; and
  • Not have unacceptably large gaps in student performance on accountability measures between students who are members of an accountability group (e.g., low-income students) and students who are not members of that group.
  • In addition, elementary and middle schools must demonstrate that more than 50 percent of students are making annual growth in ELA and math; and that more than 50 percent of the school’s lowest achieving students are also making gains

 
Take care,

Richard Lee

Principal

 

Weekly Memo - June 16th

MEMO JUNE 16th, 2017     

LAST ASSEMBLY
No assembly this Monday. Whole school final assembly on Friday, June 23rd

NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
As we close up an amazing academic year, we would like to inform you that New York State Senator Jose Peralta has been able to secure State Funding for our school.  An allocation of $10,000 in Bullet Aid that will help us with the purchase of laptops and smart boards.

We thank Senator Peralta for his work and commitment to providing resources to our schools.

Should you wish to express a personalize message for Senator Peralta, please feel free to email him at jperalta@nyseante.gov.

School Supply Kits for Sale
The PCO has​ again​ partnered with School Kidz (a Staples company) to sell supply kits ​for next year. ​The kits will be delivered directly to your child's classroom on the first day of school​ and will ​contain all the ​items on your child's list. You may order the kit online, but please note you will have to pay sales tax​ (shipping is free)​. You ​can also order by submit​ting the attached order form with a check, money order or cash​ payable to Academy of the City PCO​. ​The form also includes pricing and instructions for ordering online. Please note prices are slightly higher this year as the school has requested better quality items for the children.​ Order forms are due back by June 21st and the online store is open until June 23rd.

PCO ELECTION
The PCO Election is going on now! Please return the ballots that was attached to last week’s memo by 4pm on Friday June 23rd in the Ballot Box in the Main Office. Please contact Emily Kotsaftis (emilyek@gmail | 917-519-8188) if you have questions.

BOOKS DUE
All library books are due. Please send any library books to school with your children.

SUMMER CAMP
The Variety Boys and Girls Club will be hosting summer camp this year at Academy of the City Charter School from July 5th –August 11th For more information and to sign up, please go to this link:  aoc.vbgcq.org  The Variety Boys and Girls club will also run the after-school program starting in September 2017 at our school.

Please note the following important upcoming events:

  • JUNE 26TH : SCHOOL CLOSED FOR EID-AL-FITR
  • JUNE 28TH : LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (NOON DISMISSAL)

    NEXT YEAR:
  • AUGUST 28TH : FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (NOON DISMISSAL)
  • SEPTEMBER 7TH : FIRST DAY OF BUSING

MEMO 16 DE JUNIO DEL 2017

ÚLTIMA ASAMBLEA
No hay asamblea este lunes. Tendremos una asamblea final de la escuela el viernes, 23 de junio

NOTA DEL DIRECTOR
Al cerrar un increíble año académico, nos gustaría informarle que el Senador del Estado de Nueva York, José Peralta, ha sido capaz de obtener el Financiamiento del Estado para nuestra escuela. Una asignación de $ 10,000 en Bullet Aid que nos ayudará con la compra de Laptops y SmartBoards. Damos las gracias al Senador Peralta por su trabajo y su compromiso de proporcionar recursos a nuestras escuelas.

Si usted desea expresar un mensaje de la personalización para el senador Peralta, sienta por favor libre de enviarlo por correo electrónico en jperalta@nyseante.gov.

ÚTILES DE VENTA PARA EL PROXIMO AÑO
El PCO se ha asociado nuevamente con School Kidz (una compañía de Staples) para vender kits de suministros para el próximo año. Los kits serán entregados directamente al salón de clases de su hijo el primer día de escuela y contendrán todos los artículos en la lista de su hijo. Usted puede pedir el kit en línea, pero tenga en cuenta que tendrá que pagar el impuesto sobre las ventas (el envío es gratuito). También puede ordenar enviando el formulario de pedido adjunto con un cheque, giro postal o dinero en efectivo pagadero a la Academia de la Ciudad PCO. El formulario también incluye precios e instrucciones para realizar pedidos en línea. Tenga en cuenta que los precios son un poco más altos este año, ya que la escuela ha solicitado artículos de mejor calidad para los niños. Los formularios de pedido deben regresar para el 21 de junio y la tienda en línea estará abierta hasta el 23 de junio.

ELECCIÓN DEL PCO
La elección del PCO está sucediendo ahora! Por favor devuelva el boleto electoral adjunta antes de las 4 pm el Viernes 23 de Junio ​​en la Boleta Electoral en la Oficina Principal. Si tiene alguna pregunta, póngase en contacto con Emily Kotsaftis (emilyek@gmail.com | 917-519-8188).

CAMPAMENTO DE VERANO
Variety Boys and Girls Club será anfitrión del campamento de verano este año en Academy of the City Charter School del 5 de julio al 11 de agosto. Para más información y como inscribirse, visite este enlace:  aoc.vbgcq.org   El Variety Boys and Girls Club también dirigirá el afterschool a partir de septiembre de 2017 en nuestra escuela.

LIBROS DEBIDOS
Todos los libros de la biblioteca deben entregarse. Por favor, envíe los libros de la biblioteca a la escuela con sus hijos.

Tenga en cuenta los siguientes eventos importantes:

  • 26 DE JUNIO: ESCUELA CERRADA PARA EID-AL-FITR
  • 28 DE JUNIO: ÚLTIMO DIA DE LA ESCUELA (DESPIDOS A LAS 12)

    EL PRÓXIMO AÑO:
  • 28 DE AGOSTO: PRIMER DIA DE LA ESCUELA (DESPIDOS A LAS 12)
  • 7 DE SEPTIEMBRE: PRIMER DÍA DE BUSES

May Board Meeting

PUBLIC NOTICE

Please take notice that the Board of Trustees of the Academy of the City Charter School will hold its May meeting at 5:00pm on Tuesday May 27th, 2017 at Academy of the City Charter School, located at 31-29 60th Street, Woodside, NY 11377. 

 PUBLIC NOTICE

Please take notice that the Finance and Operations Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Academy of the City Charter School will meet at 4:00 pm on Tuesday May 27th 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

Highlight of the Week - 6/7/2017

Second and Third Grade's PBL + Spring Concert!

                                                                        

Highlight of the Week - 6/2/2017

A Trip to Brooklyn Botanical Garden with 5th Grade!

                              

Highlight of the Week - May 24, 2017

2017 Field Day - Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Shout out to all of the parents and staff for making this another great experience of the year!

                                                                      

Highlight of the Week - May 17, 2017

2017 Field Day - Grade 3 - 5!

Thank you to all of the parents and staff that helped make this year's field day one of the best experiences of 2017 so far!

                                                                                                       

Highlight of the Week - 5/3/2017

2017 Fairy Tale Breakfast!

 

                  

Donate

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.

3-5 Arts & Crafts Club: Engraving

K-2 Arts & Crafts Club: Picture Frame

Learn to Ride - Kids April 2017

Highlight of the Week - 4/26/2017

A Special Treat for the Completion of Our 2017 Book Drive!

 

Summer Academy 2017

Registration is now open for Variety Boys & Girls Summer Academy. This year's summer camp is being held at Academy of the City Charter School and only available to current AOC students. 
Dates and Hours: July 5 - August 11, 2017 and 9 am - 5 pm each day.

Register at http://www.AoC.VBGCQ.org. More information can be found on the flyer below or by calling (718) 728-0946

 

 AoC Camp flyer 2017.pdf  

Highlight of the Week - 3/8/2017

A Music Trip to Flushing Town Hall!

                      

Parent Training Workshops

Academy of the City is offering free parent workshops in a wide variety of subjects. 

Continuing Education Workshop: LaGuardia Community College Continuing Education Program offers affordable tuition and
financial packages, academic and career advising geared especially for adult students.

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.

    

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