Good Evening AmPark Families,
Happy New Year AmPark! We hope that you all have had a wonderful week back, after joyful and restorative holidays spent with family and friends. We're jumping right back in this month with an exciting January ahead. Please remember if you ever need to check our monthly events calendar or take a look at what might be for lunch each day, you can always check out our calendar page here on our website.
Just a reminder for prospective Kindergarten families that the application deadline is January 19th, and we have our last tour before the deadline next Thursday, January 11th! Would love to see you there and ask that you please sign up below. Do you know a family in an upper grade looking for a fabulous new school? Please spread the word, as these tours are not just for K and we welcome all prospective families to join us to check out AmPark.
Today is the start of the 2nd round of the AmPark Empire After School Enrichment Program and we are thrilled to have our 4th and 5th graders back playing basketball with coaches Craig, and Darius, dancing and music making with Latoya and Craig in Young Artists, and painting a GORGEOUS city-scape mural, right onto the brick outside of our AmPark library alongside Caitlin and our Lehman College Arts Gallery Artist in Residence, Crystal Benitez.
Please check out information about the PA's Super Bowl Squares fundraiser below as well as information about some remarkable (and free!) family program offerings from MOMA!
Click here to register:
AmPark Prospective Family Tours
Our final tour before the Kindergarten application deadline closes (on Friday, January 19th) will be held next Thursday, January 11th! Join us and come see some AmPark magic in action.
Good Evening AmPark Parents and Families,
Hope you had a great break and happy new year 🎉!
Are you ready for some football 🏈?? We are selling Super Bowl squares for our 4th Annual Super Bowl Squares Fundraiser to support our school. Last year, the school raised $1000 by selling 100 squares on a sheet; each square for $20.00. We are really hoping to top this year and sell two sheets!
How to Play: You buy one or more squares. Our Cheddar Up account does not allow for you to change the amount of boxes you would like to purchase on your own. We have created "items" to avoid some of the frustration of multiple checkouts. Our pre-created options are 1 square, 2 squares, 5 squares and 10 squares. Spread the word to other family and friends to take part in this fun fundraiser.
Use the Cheddar Up link https://superbowl-squares-2024-32772.cheddarup.com to purchase your squares. Click and purchase how many squares you want. The amount you pay will determine how many squares you need. Upon checkout, please add a note "Super Bowl Squares Fundraiser", include your name and email address. EASY!!
We will put your name in a random box 1 - 100. Once all the boxes are filled we will randomly pick numbers 0 - 9 and add them across the top side and do the same along the left side down.
All purchasers will receive an emailed copy of the sheet completely filled out.
How it works: In the Super Bowl Squares, the winner is decided by looking at the last number in each teams' score and then matching those digits on the grid to see where the squares intersect . (Example score: 14-17, the intersecting box would be 4&7).
The prizes are REAL money!! 💰💰
Prize Payout: All prizes are calculated at the end of each quarter throughout the game.
1st quarter - $150.00
Half time - $200.00
3rd quarter - $150.00
Final score - $500.00.
The remaining amount of $1000 would go to the school as a donation.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Good Luck!!
Join Heyman Family Programs at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for free onsite programs/activities. Check out free resources for families onsite, including audio guides for kids, kids labels in English and Spanish, a NEW activity guide for the collection (available at the museum in English and Spanish), and the programs below.
Family Gallery Talks (ages 4–10)
Sat, Jan 13, 10:15 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Sun, Jan 14, 10:15 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Discover art together through engaging discussions and activities. This month the theme is Nature in Art. Online registration opens Friday, January 5, at 10:00 a.m. Registration is required; space is limited.
Family Gallery Talks (ages 11–14)
Sat, Jan 13, 12:00 p.m.
Sun, Jan 14, 12:00 p.m.
This month explore Art and the Environment through conversation and activities in the galleries. Online registration opens Friday, January 5, at 10:00 a.m.. Registration is required; space is limited.
MLK Family Day
Sat, Jan 13, 1–4 p.m.
Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by learning, creating, and volunteering as a family! Recommended for families with kids ages six and up. Learn about MLK’s relationship to climate justice with Ki Gross from Woke Kindergarten. Design and build a model of a structure to improve your community. Take action by packaging hygiene kits for unhoused neighbors with Repair the World. Kits will be donated to Broadway Community Inc. Admission is free with advance registration. Register here.
Arte en Familia/Art among Family *Monthly Bilingual English/Spanish program*
Sat, Jan 20, 10:30 a.m.--12:00 p.m.
Mire, escuche y comparta ideas mientras explora el arte moderno y contemporáneo en un programa bilingüe para familias que hablan español. Este mes el tema es Naturaleza en el arte. Para familias con niños de 7-10 años. Se proporcionan tarjetas de metro y refrigerios. Registrese aqui.
Look, listen, and share ideas while you explore modern and contemporary art in a bilingual program for Spanish-speaking families. This month's theme is Nature in Art. For families with kids ages 7-10. Metrocards and snacks provided. Register here.
Family Art Workshop: Printmaking with Secret Riso Club
Sat, Jan 27, 10 a.m. –12 p.m. & 1–3 p.m.
Sun, Jan 28, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. & 1–3 p.m.
Sat, Feb 17, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. & 1–3 p.m.
Sun, Feb 18, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. & 1–3 p.m.
Have you ever wondered how an artist’s work gets out into the world without them making each piece by hand? In this workshop with Secret Riso Club, participants will experiment with making copies of their own artwork and working with others to interpret their vision. You’ll get hands-on printmaking experience, then learn how printer and publisher Jacob Samuel worked with other artists to interpret their work to print. This program will take place in the Cullman Education and Research Building, following a short guided visit to the exhibition New Ground: Jacob Samuel and Contemporary Etching.
The Heyman Family Art Lab
Daily, 11:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m.
In this drop-in space, kids and adults can play with line and light, draw to music, create a shape design, and more. All ages are welcome. Free with museum admission.