Weekly Memo - December 7th
MEMO DECEMBER 7th 2017
Half day Friday December 8th (noon dismissal)
AoC will have a half day on Friday, December 8th 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.
2018-2019 AoC Enrollment Applications are available NOW!!
Although, siblings of current students have seat preference you still have to complete an enrollment application 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.
PCO ‘DISNEY ON ICE’ FUNDRAISER
PCO is selling tickets for ‘Disney on Ice’ on January 13th 2018 at the Nassau Coliseum as a fundraiser. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to buy tickets and for more information.
PCO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
The PCO will host a discussion about “B&G Club After School Program” for parents with Mr. Lee’s attendance ( Date TBD) Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending by December 15th.
Payments for snack program are due December 15th. You could pay by cash, check (payable to Academy of the City PCO), by PayPal or Chase Quick Pay at Aoc.email@example.com
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.
PICTURE RETAKE DAY
Picture retake day will be on Wednesday, January 17th 2018. 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.
Important dates: Winter Recess school closed -December 22 - January 1
MEMO 7 DE DECIEMBRE 2017
Mediodia viernes 8 de diciembre debido al desarollo profesional
La escuela estará abierta y será mediodía.
• 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
• Si realiza algún cambio en el transporte de su hijo, por favor, hágalo 24 horas de anticipación.
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 principal. Por favor comparta con su comunidad, amigos y familiares.
‘DISNEY EN HIELO’ RECAUDACION DE FONDOS DE PCO
PCO está vendiendo boletos para 'Disney on Ice' el 13 de enero de 2018 en el Nassau Coliseum como una recaudación de fondos. Por favor, póngase en contacto con firstname.lastname@example.org para comprar boletos y obtener más información.
COMITÉ DEL PROGRAMA PCO AFTERSCHOOL
El PCO organizará una discusión sobre "B & G Club After School Program" para padres con la asistencia del Sr. Lee (Fecha pendiente). Por favor, póngase en contacto con email@example.com o firstname.lastname@example.org si está interesado en asistir antes del 15 de diciembre.
PROGRAMA DE SNACK
Los pagos por el programa de meriendas se vencen el 15 de diciembre. Puede pagar en efectivo, con cheque (a nombre de Academy of the City PCO), PayPal o Chase Quick Pay at Aoc.email@example.com
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. Tambien 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 grados.
RETOMO DE RETRATOS
El día de retomar las fotos será el miercoles, 17 de enero 2018. Si su hijo estuvo ausente el día de la Foto o si está insatisfecho con sus fotos, comuníquese con la oficina principal para que su hijo se agregue a la lista para retomar las fotos. Las fotos de la clase no se volverán a tomar en el Día de Reactivación.
Fechas Importantes- Receso Invernal escuela cerrada desde 22 deciembre hasta 1 De enero
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.
Highlight of the Week: 12/8/2017 - Part 1
Highlight of the Week: 12/8/2017 - Part 2
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.
- Nutrition Classes from Cornell University - Fridays 8 am - 11 am
December Board Meeting
Please take notice that the Board of Trustees of the Academy of the City Charter School will hold its December meeting at 5:00 pm on Tuesday December 16th, 2017 at Academy of the City Charter School, located at 31-29 60th Street, Woodside, NY 11377.
The Board of Trustees will hold an Education Committee meeting at 4:00 pm on Tuesday December 16th, 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.
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.
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.
RFP for Middle School Curriculum Consultant
Academy of the City Charter School is accepting proposals for a middle school curriculum consultant. The school is planning on expanding its program to include a middle school by August 2019 and has deployed a Task Force in order to explore all relevant elements of this goal including development of curriculum.
Interested parties should download the attached document and submit their proposals electronically by December 20, 2017 to the attention of the emails listed.
Author Fran Manushkin Visits First Grade!
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.
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
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