Happy Friday, AmPark!
I hope this weekend brings us just enough snow to have some fun outside but not to be too much trouble!
Please see the most recent updates below, including lunch and recess plans, the February lunch menu, a tasty recipe from Chef Ricardo, Middle School admissions, an NYU dental program opportunity and information about Roads to Success!
Lunch and Recess Update
Due to the change in temperatures and park conditions, as well as the continued need to keep classes in pods, students will continue to have active indoor lunch and recess routines.
Roads to Success Enrollment Still Open
Greetings Ampark Families,
The Roads to Success After-school program at Amaprk registration for the Sept. 2021 - June 2022 school year is still open! We welcome and encourage all families of students in PreK – 5th to join. Roads to Success operates a 10-month long after-school program that helps young people gain the skills to be positive members of their communities and identify future potential pathways. Each day after school is very active at RTS, where every child will participate in:
If you are interested in having your child participate in the Roads to Success After-school program at Ampark please complete the online application by visiting the Roads to Success website at roadstosuccess.org or select the following link: Roads to Success CREATE Programs, which will redirect you the Roads to Success program online registration page. Once there, please be sure to select the "Ampark Afterschool Program" option.
The pricing for the afterschool program is as follows:
Once at the registration page you will select (right-hand side) your option - SESSION. For session click register, it should prompt you to log-in with your existing account or create a new account for the website. Once you have logged-in or created a username and password, you will add a child under the “who's attending” tab. After you enter the child(ren) you will select your option between 3-5 days and select click on the days you are interested in having your child attend the program. Make sure you click on the options to hide the pull-down menu so you can then select your payment option. Then click “add to cart”. Proceed with payment and you are registered! Once registered please be sure fill out necessary forms (contact info, classroom, allergy info, approved pick up, etc.) for our documentation and record keeping purposes.
FOR DROP-IN SERVICE
Once at the registration page you will select (right-hand side) your option - DROP-IN. Click register, it should prompt you to log-in with your existing account or create a new account for the website. Once you have logged-in or created a username and password, you will add a child under the “who's attending” tab. After you enter the child(ren) you will select your dates, a calendar should appear, and you can click on the dates you are interested in having your child attend the program. When finished adding dates click on “add to cart”. Proceed with payment and you are registered! Once registered please be sure fill out necessary forms (contact info, classroom, allergy info, approved pick up, etc.) for our documentation and record keeping purposes.
Should you require any additional assistance or information, please feel free to contact the Roads to Success Program Director, David Filpo, at Ampark@roadstosuccess.org or 631-816-8255. We look forward to having you and your child a part of the Roads to Success program at Ampark.
Site Director | Ampark Neighborhood School
Roads to Success
Middle School Admissions
Please see the attached power point presentation from this week!
Tasty Happenings at AmPark
Enjoy the recipe for butternut squash soup that students have been learning about and sampling with Chef Ricardo this week! We are also attaching the February lunch menu!
This week chef Ricardo made Butternut squash soup for the children and presented the ingredients as well. If you would like to make this delectable soup at home, the ingredients are listed below.
Butternut Squash (Soup serves 4-6 ingredients)
3 cups fresh butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
2 small onions, peeled and quartered
2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cubed
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
6 cups water or vegetable or chicken stock
Procedure to prepare squash, use a vegetable peeler to remove skin. Trim ends, cut squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds with a spoon. Cut into cubes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat squash, onions, and apples with the oil. Season with salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast in preheated oven until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. In a large stockpot, add roasted vegetables and apples. Add thyme and water or stock. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes over medium heat. Using an immersion blender, blender or food processor, puree the soup. If using a blender or food processor, work carefully in batches. Taste for seasoning, add more salt, and pepper if necessary.
Dental Care Opportunity
Last but not least, please find resources for an opportunity for dental care with NYU Dental Carried Away!
We are excited to partner with NYU CariedAway to providedental care to your child.
Es un placer para nosotros poder colaborar con NYU CariedAway para ofrecer cuidado dental a su hijo(a).
We don’t want your child to miss out on receiving important dental care.
No queremos que su hijo(a) se quede sin recibir un cuidado dental tan importante.
Complete a consent form below to help your child have healthy teeth.
Por favor complete el formulario de consentimiento que sigue para ayudar a que su hijo(a) ver a los dientes.
Cavity Prevention Program for your child
Programa de Prevención de Caries Infantil
No shots. No drilling. No pain. No spatter. No spray.
Sin inyecciones. Sin perforaciones. Sin dolor. Sin salpicaduras. Sin rociar.
No out of pocket cost.
Sin ningún gasto extra.
Need dental care for your child? Click the link below to sign up.
¿Necesita cuidado dental para su hijo(a)? Haga clic en el enlace que sigue para inscribirse.
NYU CariedAway2 - Consent Form Formulario de Consentimiento de NYU CariedAway2
NYU CariedAway Website Página Web de NYU CariedAway
Have a safe, warm and fun weekend!
Andrea and the entire AmPark staff