Support the Fifth Grade!

wreathIt’s that time of year…the 5th Graders at AmPark Neighborhood School are running a Holiday Wreath Fundraiser. There are a variety of wreaths/garlands/forcing bulbs on sale at our school online website.  They are great to decorate outside or inside your homes,  or to brighten a loved ones holiday season.  The wreaths are fresh and fragrant and handmade in New Hampshire. The prices listed online include shipping direct to your home (anywhere in the continental U.S.). They will begin shipping the week of December 8th.  It would be amazing if you could help our 5th Graders so they enjoy their last year of  elementary school with pride and joy! 

The sale is only running for short time and ends on NOVEMBER 24th, so check it out soon!

Help Buy Math Manipulatives by October 30 and Double Your Money!

mathHelp third graders learn math the fun way! Teacher Melissa Begin wants to buy math manipulatives, or hand-held learning objects for the classroom, and she’s put together a proposal on DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit that helps teachers raise funds for supplies.

Go to this link to donate before OCTOBER 30 and enter the code SPARK on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100). Continue reading Help Buy Math Manipulatives by October 30 and Double Your Money!

Big Apple Crunch

big_apple_crunchAmPark is once again participating in the Big Apple Crunch!  This is a fun, participatory citywide celebration of healthy eating. Businesses, schools, organizations and individuals in all five boroughs come together to take part in the “crunch heard ‘round the world!”  Last year 1,000,000 New Yorkers ate an apple! This year we’ll try and beat our own record.  As part of Food Day, the Big Apple Crunch is a way to celebrate food and get New Yorkers thinking about healthy, seasonal eating. We will be sending reminders home during the week of 10/20. Parents, please send in 2-3 apples with your child as a contribution to this healthy initiative! We’ll be biting into our apples around 12 noon

For more information, please visit bigapplecrunch.squarespace.com or contact Wellness Committee Chair Beth Stonick.