2017 Parent Survey

This is a very important reminder to complete the 2017 NYC School Survey. The survey helps school leaders understand what key members of the school community say about the learning environment at Academy of the City. The survey was sent home to all families in a green envelope. Please complete and return to the main office.
You may also complete the survey  online using the survey access code printed on your survey. If you can not find your survey access code, please call 1-800-690-8603.



Highlight of the Week - 3/29/2017

5th Grade's Trip to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum!


Weekly Memo - March 24th

MEMO MARCH 24th 2017 

The PCO Board will be hosting the 2nd annual pool party will take place on Saturday March 25th from 3-6 at the Variety Boys and Girls club in Long Island City to raise funds for 5th grade graduation activities (trip, caps & gowns, yearbook, etc.). The cost is $5 per person (children and adults). All are welcome to swim and we will have additional activities for children and adults as well as food for sale. Please note you must wear a swim cap in the pool at all times.

Spring recess will begin on Monday, April 10th through Tuesday April 18th.

Classes will resume on Wednesday April 19th, 2017. KJK is offering Spring Recess Camp from April 10th to April 14th while AoC is closed.

Academy of the City Charter School will host a free 2-hour class for kids who are interested in learning to ride a bike. Kids must bring their own bicycles and helmets.

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.

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 2pm. Last-minute changes drastically increase the odds of miscommunication and errors.Please help us keep your children safe by calling or e-mailing with any changes before 2pm on the day in question.

Pickup of students is generally not allowed between 3:30pm and the departure of buses from the school.

Please note the following important upcoming events:

  • May 16th                                                                        K-2 Field day 9 a.m. (rain date May 17th)
  • May 18th                                                                        Spring concert K-2   6 p.m.
  • May 23rd                                                                        3-5 Field day 9 a.m. (rain date May 25th)
  • June 1st                                                                        Spring concert 3-5   6 p.m.


La Junta del PCO organizará la segunda fiesta anual de piscine el sabado 25 de marzo en el Boys and Girls Club en Long Island City de 3-6 para recaudar fondos para las actividades de graduación del 5to grado (viaje, gorras y togas, anuario, etc.). El costo es de $ 5 por persona (niños y adultos). Todos son bienvenidos a nadar y tendremos actividades adicionales para niños y adultos, así como alimentos para la venta. Tenga en cuenta que debe usar un gorro de natación en la piscina en todo momento.

El receso de primavera comenzará el lunes 10 de abril hasta el martes 18 de abril.

Las clases se reanudarán el miércoles 19 de abril 2017. KJK está ofreciendo campamiento durante el receso desde el 10 de abril  hasta el 14 de abril mientras que AoC está cerrado.

Academy of the City Charter School será anfitrión de una clase de 2 horas gratis para los niños que están interesados ​​en aprender a andar en bicicleta. Los niños deben traer sus propias bicicletas y cascos.

Padres, tenga en cuenta que el aparcamiento tiene un número muy limitado de plazas, y esos espacios están reservados sólo para el personal. Los padres pueden aparcar en la calle, mientras que dejen o recogen a los estudiantes. Por favor sea considerado y no haga doble parque en frente de la escuela, como la calle 60 es bastante estrecha y se puede bloquear fácilmente con sólo un carro aparcado en doble fila.

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 no mas tarde de las 2. 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 o e-mail con los cambios antes de las 2.

Tenga en cuenta las siguientes importantes eventos próximos:

  • 16 de mayo                             Grados K-2 Día en el parque 9 a.m. (fecha de lluvia Mayo 17)
  • 18 de mayo                             Concierto de primavera K-2 6 p.m.
  • 23 de mayo                             Grados 3-5 Dia en el parque 9 a.m. (fecha de lluvia Mayo 25)
  • 1 de junio                                           Concierto de primavera 3-5 6 p.m.

Highlight of the Week - 3/8/2017

A Music Trip to Flushing Town Hall!


Highlight of the Week - 3/1/2017

The 2017 Academy of the City Chili Cookoff!

Thanks to everyone who came out and tried the chilis on offer, and to those who dropped a few dollars in the donation box, thank you very much! We'll be donating $41 to the National Association for Children of Alcoholics. While not a jaw-dropping amount, every little bit helps!

Special thanks to our judges: Viviana, Jennie, Brandon, Marisol, Caren, and Santi.

And extra special thanks to our Makers: Angelina, Orfelina, and Pily, who gave their time and chili so that everyone could have a nice time together!

The awards handed out were as follows:

The "This Contest Was Totally Not Fixed" Grand Prize went to me, with a total of 145 out of a possible 168 points. (All the scores were shared with the judges, so I promise there were no shenanigans.) The recipe is actually my mother's, which I ate all through my childhood and have made very few changes to.

The "I Need To Get A Slow Cooker Before The Next Chili Cookoff" Award went to Angelina Torres and her heroic effort at a baked chili.

The "Best Use of Bison" Award went to Pily Quintanilla, which should be self-explanatory. There was bison in it. It was awesome.

"The Adam Hunt Memorial Prize - For the chili Adam liked the best that he didn't cook himself, (because that wouldn't be fair)" went to Orfelina Cisneros' delightful Caribbean-style entry.

The "Toughest Judge" Award was presented to judge Brandon Faulkner, whose average score awarded was just 16.5 out of a possible 28 points. A hard man to impress.

The "Swimming Against the Current" Award for awarding the lowest score to the winning chili, was given to judge Marisol Campos, who awarded just 19 points out of a possible 28 to my chili. FINE. BE THAT WAY. SEE IF I CARE.

(Fun Fact: Although Marisol gave me the lowest score of 19, Brandon actually only gave me 20 points, and that was the highest score he handed out. Fellow artists make the toughest critics.)

Again, thanks so much to everyone who participated to make this as fun as it was.

Best of luck next year!


March Board Meeting


Please take notice that the Board of Trustees of the Academy of the City Charter School will hold its March meeting at 5:00pm on Tuesday March 21st, 2017 at Academy of the City Charter School, located at 31-29 60th Street, Woodside, NY 11377. 


Please take notice that the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Academy of the City Charter School will meet at 4:00 pm on Tuesday March 21st, 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

100 Days

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.


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.


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.



Parent Training Workshops

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

Spanish Class for Adults
Date: Fridays 9/23/2016 through 2/6/2017
Time: 8:30 am - 9:30 am or 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. You choose either session or both.
Place: PCO Portable

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.



Know Your Rights about ICE Arrests

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  

Learn to Ride - Kids

A free two hour , on-bike class for kids who are ready to get on two wheels for the first time.

When: April 22, 2017 10am - 12pm

Where: Academy of the City Charter School

Register: www.bike.nyc


 learn to ride 2017.pdf