Good Evening AmPark Families,
While it has been a wonderful week of teaching and learning at AmPark, our hearts are heavy with the terrible events happening in the Middle East. Earlier this week, NYC Schools Chancellor David Banks offered curated resources to educators throughout New York City, to assist us all as we strive to create and maintain safe spaces in which our children can ask questions and gain contextual understanding of the evolving conflict. We extend those resources to you, our students' first teachers, in the hopes that if you need them, they may also support you in answering the challenging questions that may arise, as news of this escalating war between Israel and Hamas continues to reach us all. Please never hesitate to reach out to us should you have concerns and feel that your child may need more support.
Wishing peace to our community, our world, and sending love to all.
National Bullying Prevention Month & the Respect for All Essay/Poster Contest
Dear AmPark Families,
As part of October's National Anti-Bullying Month and the DOE’ Respect for All initiative, AmPark is inviting students to participate in the Respect for All Essay and Poster Contest. During this week's SEL Assemblies, the SEL Team introduced the contest and students began working on a draft of an entry. All original pieces should be submitted to an AmPark Administrator, in the Main Office by 11/6/23. Each school is allowed two submissions (one essay and one poster), which will be sent for consideration to the superintendent’s next level of recognition.
Deadline: All submissions must be turned in by Monday, November 6, 2023.
AmPark's Social Emotional Learning Team
Please see directions for RFA student project submissions below.
RFA Essay Contest for Students: “From Bystanders to Allies.”
Write about one of the following four prompts:
1. Describe a time when you stood up for someone other than yourself. Explain how this act or acts have affected your life.
2. Describe a time when someone has helped you in a time of need. Explain how their actions have affected you.
3. Why do you think people have trouble accepting others who are different from them? How can you encourage others to be more accepting of those who are different?
4. The end of bullying begins with you: What have you (or someone you know) done to inspire, involve, or help others in preventing or ending bullying? Please give examples.
Requirements: Essay responses should be no more than 400 words, on 8½ x 11 letter paper, 10 Arial font size, single-spaced, with page numbers. Essays submitted on larger paper size will not be accepted. All essay responses must have the name of school and the name of student with grade level.
Deadline: Submissions must be provided to the main office by Monday, November 6, 2023
RFA Poster Contest for Students: “Friends do make a difference.”
Requirements: The poster size must not exceed 11” x 17,” must relate to anti-bullying, and must be an original work. Posters exceeding size limit will not be accepted.
Deadline: Submission should be provided to the main office by Monday, November 6, 2023
The Annual AmPark Pumpkin Blaze & March of Dimes, March for Babies Costume Parade is on Tuesday, October 31st!
As you know, AmPark is continuing our tradition of raising money to support the March of Dimes with our annual WonderWalk. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, October 31st. The students will exit the building at 8:45 through the main entrance, walk around the block, and re-enter the building through our main entrance. You are welcomed and encouraged to line the streets to support them as they share their signs promoting awareness for the March of Dimes!
Please use our AmPark Team Page for March of Dimes, March for Babies donations.
Back by popular demand this year, will be the addition of our own Pumpkin Blaze at the Hillman Entrance! Our goal is that each class will have several pumpkins to decorate, though last year the dedication and generosity of our PA far exceeded that hope. Please speak with your child’s teacher if you are willing to donate pumpkins for decorating by Monday, October 23rd and thank you!
Middle School Admissions Information & Resources
Thank you so much for joining us yesterday afternoon and evening for the Middle School Information Session. We have attached the resource page from the presentation.
Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy will be hosting several parent tours. Please see flyer below and visit https://www.rka141.org/admissions to register.
Muchas gracias por acompañarnos ayer por la tarde y por la noche en la sesión informativa de la escuela secundaria. Adjuntamos la página de recursos de la presentación.
Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy organizará varios recorridos para padres. Consulte el folleto a continuación y visitehttps://www.rka141.org/admissions para registrarse.
AmPark Picture Days are Coming!
(Please note a slight change for the scheduling of class 101 and thank you!)