THE AMPARK NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL
SPRING CONCERT INFORMATION
June 7th, 2023
We are so excited for our upcoming concert on Thursday June 15th at 5pm. Based on the very positive feedback from last year, we will have it again outdoors in the PS 95 yard. I would like to share some important info for you to know towards this exciting event:
Where to go:
Families can enter on the Gouveneur side of the building directly into the PS95 yard.
This will be picnic style seating. We encourage families to bring a blanket, or towel so you can sit on the ground together. If you choose to bring a chair, there will be a section towards the back where you can sit so that it does not obstruct the view of others.
Children will sit with their families. So when you enter the yard you can find a spot to sit all together. We will call each grade up when it is their turn to perform. They will come and sit right back with their families when they finish their performance. We ask your support to keep your students with you as a family and to encourage them to watch and cheer on the other performers as great audience members.
What to wear:
Since we will be outside, we ask that children dress neatly but comfortably for the warm temperature.
Who can attend: All Ampark students are invited to perform. All K-5 students have been preparing these pieces for much of this year. Pre-K students will help lead a sing along to start us off. Though of course this is not a requirement, it would be wonderful if we can maximize our attendance. And it will be a lot of fun!
The AmPark Staff
2023 AmPark Spring Concert Program
Welcome to All of Our AmPark Families!
Meena Lildharrie, Principal;
Bonnie Durgin, Assistant Principal;
Francisco De La Cruz, Assistant Principal;
Elvira DeJesus, Parent Coordinator;
Josh Joffee, Music Director
Opening Sing Along led by Pre-K
We Come From The Mountain
This Little Light Of Mine
1st Grade Chorus
Sun Shiny Day Medley
2nd & 3rd Grade Chorus
Count On Me
Dancing With Myself
5th Grade Dance Team led by Craig
4th Grade Chorus
Across The Universe
Down On The Corner
5th Grade Chorus
Stand By Me
Empire State Of Mind
Closing Sing Along
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ATTENDING!
Happy Friday AmPark!
We are so glad that the wind has shifted some and the air quality in our community has improved. Thank you to everyone for your support in picking students up and ensuring their safety through Wednesday afternoon's wildfire haze. While our staff has been remote for yesterday and today, it seems that we should be back and in person on Monday, with regularly scheduled events still on, including our Spring Concert next week! We will, of course, be sure to communicate any changes that may occur, as soon as we learn of any (though our fingers are collectively crossed that there will not be a need!).
Please check out the wonderful events coming up below!
Dear AmPark Families,
It's been another great year of celebrating books and reading in the AmPark School Library! With 4,879 books on the shelves, students have done 6,645 checkouts this year! Thank you SO much for your support in helping students to keep track of and return their books. Please help students to return all books to the library by Wednesday, June 7.
If you're not sure if it's a school library book, just check the back cover for one of the barcodes below. You may even find library books from years past, and it would be great if you could send them back. We do not charge fines or ask you to replace books, but we do appreciate your help in finding lost books so that we don't need to replace them. If you find one over the summer, just hang onto it and return it next year. Thank you!!!
The students are very excited about our FREE book giveaway again this year. These are books which have been donated and/or which we no longer need in the school. These books should have no AmPark barcodes and are mostly paperbacks. The students are also writing their names with a sharpie on the books. They are for your child to keep at home. Students in K-5 will be able to choose 2 or more books in these last few weeks of school.
Thank you for encouraging your child/ren to read this summer! Children and adults can get a free library card and check out books and other materials at your neighborhood branch of the NY Public Library. You will just need to show proof of residency.
Have a wonderful summer!
Excited to Share All of the Birding News with Our AmPark Owls!
Our Feathered Friends After School Birding Club will meet for the last birding adventure for the season on Wednesday and we are twitterpated by how amazing this year's program has been. Thanks to Christian Cooper, Michele Gennaoui, Caitlin, and the amazing Audubon volunteers, our students have had an unforgettable experience birdwatching in VCP. We are proud to share that Christian Cooper's National Geographic show, The Extraordinary Birder, will air on National Geographic Wild and on Disney+ on June 13th! Also, if you're interested to read Chris' recent Op Ed in the New York Times, please check it out here. We're grateful to Chris for all that he has brought to AmPark through Audubon and Feathered Friends and happy to say, "we knew him when!" : )
Finally, for all of our bird enthusiasts, please check out the new Audubon NYC Education Newsletter entitled, Beak & Call! There's a snippet here and you can download the entire issue via the file link below. AmPark gets a mention on page 2!
Happy Friday AmPark Families!
There's so much exciting news to share as we head into June (& where has the year gone?!) but we have to start with a few amazing shots from last weekend's D10 Science Fair and Bronx Day Parade. The AmPark Owls really turned out for both events and we're proud to have spread AmPark joy far and wide. Please check out the slideshow below and get your scrolling finger ready because there is so much good news below!
Wishing you all a wonderful long weekend and Happy Memorial Day!
AmPark's June Events Calendar
What's for Lunch this Month?
Dear Parents and Families:
Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. And—as always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school.
Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from May 30th through June 5, 2023, from 9:00-5:00 P.M. in the Main Lobby.
This year, say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.
If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/amparkneighborhoodsch1
The countdown to more Bookjoy is on! Catch you at the Fair!
AmPark Neighborhood School
3981 Hillman Avenue
Bronx, NY 10463
Estimados padres y familias:
¡Prepárense! Falta poco para la Feria del Libro de Scholastic (¡VAMOS!). Elegir sus propios libros empodera a los niños y los inspira a convertirse en lectores más audaces, orgullosos y fuertes. ADEMÁS, como siempre, cada libro que compren aporta recompensas para nuestra escuela.
Esto es lo que necesita saber sobre la Feria, que tendrá lugar del 30 de Mayo al 5 de Junio de 2023, de 9:00 a 5:00 p.m. en la entrada principal.
Este año, le decimos “adiós” al efectivo y le damos la bienvenida a la billetera electrónica: la cuenta de pago digital de su hijo.
Antes de la Feria, configuren la billetera electrónica para realizar compras sin efectivo ni preocupaciones.
Si no pueden asistir a la Feria, hagan sus pedidos en la Feria del Libro en línea de nuestra escuela. Todos los pedidos se envían a domicilio. El envío es gratuito para pedidos de libros que superen los $25. Sus pedidos en línea también beneficiarán a nuestra escuela.
Visiten la página oficial de nuestra Feria del Libro para obtener más información, acceder a la billetera electrónica y hacer pedidos en línea:
¡Ha comenzado la cuenta regresiva para tener más diversión con los libros! ¡Los veo en la Feria!
AmPark Neighborhood School
3981 Hillman Avenue
Bronx, NY 10463
Gender 101 Workshop Link
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Meeting ID 317 036 6287
It has been a fun filled and busy week here at AmPark! We start with a shout out to all of our amazing 2nd & 3rd Grade Owl Athletes who showed up and showed out for the first ever AmPark basketball playoff game! They were cheered on throughout the game by not only their families and peers but also AmPark's wonderful 5th Grade Cheerleaders! Here's a shot of the action from Bonnie's owl's nest perch of an office view : ). Congratulations to all of our student athletes, and to coaches Craig, Darius, & Elvira for making magic happen with them!
A huge congratulations to all of our students who participated in AmPark's Science Fair this week! The projects were so thoughtful and creative that our team of judges had quite a time deliberating on the winners. Ultimately, there were so many amazing projects that we broke the entrants into grade bands of PK-2 and 3-5. We announced the winners this week and are proud to share them with you here!
For PK-2nd Grade:
1st Place - Ms. Zoe & Ms. Audriana's PK Class with: "Do All Plants Need Soil?"
2nd Place - Ms. Sasha & Mr. Joe's Classes with: "Will it Grow?"
3rd Place - Ms. Meagan & Ms. Priya's Class with: "How is Sound Made?"
1st Place (and overall winner) - Ms. Hanade, Ms. Donya, & Ms. Wandiza's 5th grade class project: "Grow, Grow, & GOOOOO!"
2nd Place - 502 Student Project by Sawyer & Brian: "Glow Stick Science"
3rd Place - 501 Student Project by Kenny, Semere, & David: "Sandwich Bag Endurance Test"
Our 5th grade overall winning project is headed to InTech Academy tomorrow, Saturday May 20th, for the District 10 Science Fair! We are so proud of our students and wish our scientists much more than luck as they present their brilliance to the judges tomorrow.
Are you thinking, I would love to cheer them on? Well you can! Please see the information for the D10 Science Fair below. Go for the projects and stay to hear our AMAZING AmPark Owls singing in the District 10 Chorus as a special part of this celebration!
For even more AmPark & Bronx fun this weekend, stop by the Bronx Week Parade & Festival on Sunday May 21st!
You may get a glimpse of Hope the AmPark Owl while you're there! We hope you do!
But whooooo is in that costume?! Whoo whoo?
Let's Learn NYC featuring our own Ms. Zoe!
Save the Date for June 15th - The Annual AmPark Spring Concert is Coming