Dear AmPark Families,
Happy Friday! We are thinking of all of our moms and momma figures on this Mother’s Day and sending love and appreciation to you!
Some Good News @ AmPark:
- Our fabulous Parent Association put together an amazing spread for our staff to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week!
- Executive Superintendent Dr. Erika Tobia visited with Kelly and Bonnie at AmPark on Wednesday and looks forward to getting to know our community even better in the coming months!
- The 4th grade is completing their kindness campaign to spread the message on last month's SEL theme of Friendship and will be showcasing their art and posters next week!
The 2021-22 School Calendar has been released!
All families can now register for Summer Rising: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dycd/services/SummerRising.page (See more information in Niomi's Parent Coordinator Corner below!)
Brain Power Reminder
Friday, May 7th from 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Meeting ID: 828 9529 0484
We Can't MASK How Important Modeling Is!
As a reminder to all hybrid families, and in advance of some in-person events coming this spring, to please set an example for all of our students and the safety we all care deeply about by wearing a mask at pick up and drop off. No child learns more than from their parents and caregivers so please reinforce our safety messaging by wearing your mask in and around the school building. AmPark's BRT (Building Response Team) thanks you!
Picture Day is Coming to AmPark!
When? May 25th, 26th, 27th
Where? In AmPark's Cafeteria space
Who? Open to ALL AmPark students and photos will be taken by our own wonderful Mike Driscoll of Legacy Studios (see flyer below)
As we have worked to ensure that this important hallmark of each school year still takes place, many scheduling and safety precautions have been considered. To ensure safety for all we are utilizing our largest of building spaces, the cafeteria. On each day, hybrid and remote cohorts will be scheduled to make socially distanced trips to the space, where they will take their photos with Mike. Students will be able to briefly remove their masks for the photos themselves and then will be instructed to place them back on immediately after the photos are complete. Remote students will be welcomed in through the "Glass Room" entrance at the 95 yard, where all families will have to fill out the NYC DOE Health Screening in order to have their child enter the building for photos. A school staff member will then escort the student in to take their photos and back out to families once the photos are complete.
The schedule for groups on each day, is as follows:
May 25th - All Cohort B students in PreK-5 + Remote PreK students
May 26th - All Cohort A students in PreK-5 + Remote Kindergarten students
May 27th - All Remote students in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades + Sibling photos
Please don't hesitate to reach out to Niomi at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Parent Coordinator Corner
Exciting news! “If you don’t know now you know!”- Biggie Smalls (rapper). Career Day is right around the corner and we are still in need of volunteers! If there are any AmPark parents that are available May 21, 2021 for either half a day or the whole day. We will be staring at 9am and ending at 11:30am. Please reach out to your teachers or myself, if you would like to participate or if you know anyone who is willing. Click her for the “Tips for Presenters” , we hope to get some volunteers before May 17th.
If you haven’t checked out our Family Connection Resources, this month is all about coupon books that can be used for kids and adults. There are pre-written coupons with ideas on them and there are also blank ones to create your own! I am looking forward to hearing all the great things you all came up with as a family to make some time and bond with each other! Click here for parent resources
DOE UPDATE: SUMMER RISING - Applications Now Open!
A RECOVERY FOR ALL OF US: MAYOR DE BLASIO, CHANCELLOR PORTER, DYCD COMMISSIONER CHONG ANNOUNCE INNOVATIVE SUMMER RISING PLAN
For the first time ever, the City will use the Community Schools strategy to integrate the New York City Department of Education’s (NYCDOE’s) academic supports and DYCD’s school-based enrichment programming to create a comprehensive summer program: Summer Rising.
This will be the City’s free, summer plan for any child in grades K-12 including students with disabilities, who wants to participate. Applications for free Summer Rising in-person programs (grades K-8) are now open. Families can sign up through the Discover DYCD website