Baskets needed!

basketDon’t know what to do with an empty basket cluttering up your home? Donate it to Ampark! We’ll fill it with goodies. Or pick a theme, and fill the basket with related items for the Ampark Auction. Some possible themes: Summer basket filled with beach toys & games, wine basket, tea & cookies basket, chocolate basket, gourmet foods, Mom’s relaxation basket, a basket filled with things for Dad. Be creative. Questions? Contact Aldina Kennedy, kennedyvazao at or 646-748-0038.

Spirit Week

School SpiritFun awaits kids at school this week with the AmPark / Roads to Success Spirit Week, with a different theme every day. Monday is Pajama Day – wear your PJ’s to school! Stuffed animals are fine, but no pillows please. Tuesday is Career Day – dress for your future profession! Wednesday is Twin Day – talk to your friends and coordinate identical wardrobes for that day! Thursday is Fashion Disaster Day – Oh no! You are not wearing THOSE pants with THAT shirt, are you!? Crazy accessories a plus! Friday is AmPark Day – wear your finest AmPark regalia, or anything purple and silver, the school colors.

AmPark DOES have talent!

talentFriday, April 4, saw the 2nd annual presentation of AmPark’s Got Talent, which has already become a favorite PA event for both kids and parents. There was singing, gymnastics, musical performances, and even a magic show. And every grade was represented. The repertoire ranged from classics like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and the Beatles’ “Let It Be,” to more modern fare from Bruno Mars and the very popular soundtrack to the movie Frozen. Everyone was amazed by the amount of talent up on the stage, and by the sheer chutzpah it takes to get up and perform in front of a group of people. And a very supportive group it was, too, in the best AmPark tradition. Congratulations to all the amazing performers for a job well done!