May 11th, 2021
Dear AmPark Families,
We wish all of our families that have been celebrating Ramadan, Ramadan Kareem and Ramadan Mubarak.
Some Good News @ AmPark
This month's PA Meeting will open with a workshop by AmPark's own amazing Social Worker, Mike Molloy, from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 19th!
Summer Rising: If you are interested in having your child participate in the Summer Rising program please register here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dycd/services/SummerRising.page You can also let your child’s teacher know, or reach out to Niomi or Damaris at the school for support with registration.
From the Executive Superintendent’s Office:
Please find the below links for school visit highlights and Believe in the Bronx newsletter Volume 1, Issue 2!
We have a new feature this month including principal spotlights and parent borough activities.
Believe in the Bronx-May Edition-Volume 1, Issue 2
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to Families
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a short-term Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, which will provide reduced cost broadband internet service for eligible New York City households during the COVID-19 pandemic. All families with a student enrolled in a DOE school or program are eligible for this benefit, and funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis until the program has exhausted available funds or six months after the US Department of Health and Human services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency.
Families can find out if they are eligible, apply for the program, and find participating broadband providers via the USAC website. There are two types of benefits available to eligible households:
If families have questions or require support with an application, they can email EBBHelp@usac.org or call (833) 511-0311.
Parent Coordinator Corner
Career Day is right around the corner and we are still in need of volunteers! Thank you to those who have signed up. 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 18, 2021
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 thing you all came up with as a family to make some time and bond with each other! Click here for parent resources
Brain Power and wellness has been working in our classrooms and providing awesome workshops for our families! We have been able to develop many skills that you probably didn’t realize you were working on. We’ve been working on stress management, positive discipline, cognitive skills, emotional wellness, physical health and so much more. Check out the Brain power Link tree, it has resources from YouTube videos to live Instagram posts, try some out with the family and tell us which one stood out the most!
We are doing a raffle for every parent that joins our Wednesday or Friday Session. Our first parent winner will be announced Monday May 17th 2021! Stay tuned for more Parent Raffles!
Brain Power Wellness
May 21 @ 5pm Friday Sessions link- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82895290484?pwd=dDd5YTdBMjRUbE95bzlmM2FHbWRJQT09
Meeting ID: 828 9529 0484
For the first time ever New Life Recreation Summer Camp is opening its doors. Beginning June 28 and ending July 30 with 6 different sessions, themed weeks, activity times and even active play. To sign up please follow this Link - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_kyTxMlLPjVDvdcdhcpteUPyRKgsNB97p9ScJyWGDk5uZFw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR10TmCTyk9TdA2XmMHdegcbeBJtTWvYsPROFhpDIoVXQdyrPOYL-EBlS00
New Life Recreation Summer Camp Flyers Click here and you will find it in our family resource document.
Thank you AmPark Families you truly are rock stars!
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