Help shape NYC’s future

ieC4fpAtFrom the Mayor’s office:

The City of New York is currently updating PlaNYC—New York’s City’s blueprint for the future.  Every four years, the Administration creates a plan to address New York’s City’s growth, sustainability, and resiliency. This year, Mayor Bill de Blasio has added equity as a key element of the plan—recognizing the importance of every New Yorker having access to opportunities.

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Box Tops Update

box topsWe are proud to congratulate Megan’s class for donating a whopping 1,080 box tops. The children of her class will be rewarded with a special party to celebrate their victory!

In total, we collected 7,487 box tops and raised $748.70 as a result. We want to thank everyone for your donations and encourage you to start collecting for next year. We also want to thank Jill Jones and all the parents who volunteered to help count and prepare all of the box tops for submission.

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Bake Sale Extravaganza

bake saleTwo bake sales, coming right up:

First Day of Spring Bake Sale (Friday, March 20th): The PA will celebrate the first day of Spring (it’s finally 🙂 here) by hosting an after-school bake sale this Friday. We will have tables at both entrances and will also be giving all the children heading to RTS a chance to participate as well. We are happy to accept store-bought cookies/cupcakes/treats. Anyone inclined to bake is also very much appreciated. Donations can be dropped off anytime this week at the office with the label “PA SPRING BAKE SALE 3/20.” Please send your children with $1-$2 for purchasing.

5th Grade Cupcake Extravaganza: The 5th grade committee will be having a Cupcake Extravaganza on Monday, March 30th. Please send your child in with $2 as cupcakes will be sold during lunch and after school. Thank you for your support.

Phenomenal Science Fair

IMG_0797Congratulations to Marilyn Wolff Diamond and the many volunteers who made the Science Fair a great success! 66 students created posters in a wide range of subjects, from the phases of the moon demonstrated with Oreos (scientific exploration made yummy) to how fish communicate. They made batteries, looked at the constellations and the solar system, and discussed biology and endangered species. They grew plants with coke and milk (very stinky), challenged the effectiveness of sanitizer, and studied vibrations and the nature of light. We even had some traditionalists with volcanos and modernists with lava in a cup.

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Science Fair is Coming!

science_fairDon’t forget the Science Fair this coming Sunday, March 15, from noon-4! If you are preparing a poster for the fair, please remember to bring it into school by Friday, March 13. We’re looking forward to seeing the interesting projects our young scientists are working on!

Make Your Mark on Hunger

generationon-logo_largeA group of 5th Graders have contributed to the YouTube Video shoot for the generationOn Make Your Mark on Hunger campaign. The AmPark Parents’ Association received recognition from generationOn and a $500 grant to support a service project in coordination with our regular PA Service Committee food drive. For more information about this national project, visit the Make Your Mark on Hunger Web site.

The generationOn Make Your Mark on Hunger campaign will be going school-wide in late March.

Auction Sneak Peek

giftbasketWe are pleased to give you a sneak peak at some items that have currently been committed as donations to our auction: Locksmith services of $250, Basket of products (soaps, creams, sea salt scrub by Essential Oils by Eli), Book Basket from American Museum of Natural History, Jewelry by Bonnie B Jewelry, admission tickets to the Bronx Zoo, 1-day park hopper passes for Disney World, NY Jets signed replica football, NY Mets tickets, NY Skyride tickets, Showcase Cinema movie tickets. We are getting excited for the auction!

PA Co-President Moves On

dawnhowardIt’s with deep regret that we announce the Dawn Howard has resigned from her position as PA Co-President to focus on her increasing professional commitments . Dawn was a vital part of all that the PA has done so far this year, and we would like to thank her for her time and commitment. She will be truly missed as we move into our calendar of spring events and we want to thank her for her tireless dedication to AmPark and its PA. Her vision and drive made her an indispensable part of our team. We wish her well.