Fifth Grade Committee Needs You!

meetingAttention current fourth grade parents: In order to comply with the Chancellor’s Regs, we have had to make certain changes in next year’s 5th Grade Committee.  We have formed an Interim 5th Grade Committee, which will lay the groundwork for next year’s 5th Grade Committee.  If your child will be in 5th Grade next year and you want to have a voice in the planning of what his or her experience will be, please contact William Bird at president at amparkpa dot org.

Farewell Family Tea

teaOur last Family Tea is scheduled for Friday the 26th.  Because it falls on the last day of school and the day is a half day, we’ve decided to extend it.  If you can join us between 8:30 and 11:00 AM, please do so.  This is a great chance to come in, relax, and talk with other parents.  If you are wondering what your kids will be facing next year, this is a great opportunity to ask some questions.

So please join us for coffee, tea, and snacks.

Rec Days

playgroundThe AmPark Rec Days are taking place this week.  Please check the schedule below to see what days you children are scheduled to have 4 periods straight of outdoor play.  You will need to send them to school with sunblock/insect repellent  and dressed for outdoor play.  No swim suits, please!!!

  • Monday – 4th and 5th grade
  • Tuesday – Kindergarten and Zoe’s class
  • Wednesday – 2nd grade and Natasha ‘ s class
  • Thursday – 3rd grade

Final PA Meeting and Other Updates

parents associationFrom PA President William Bird:

The end’s in sight; we’re almost there. Graduation was last week and Rec Days are coming up this week. We had a great turnout at our last General Membership Meeting to vote on the budget and say farewell to Maria.

It’s been a great year and we thank each and everyone one of you for your support. The PA is here to support you and the school. Towards that end, we approved some end-of-year expenditures. Christine had made some requests and fortunately we were able to give her the support she desired. We approved summer books for kids; Teachers College units of study in reading for every grade; continued RULER training for Kelly, Bernadette, and Jessica; and Teachers College Institute training for Priya. We also approved purchasing shelving units, exterior bulletin boards, and additional folding tables for PA use as well as shows of gratitude for Sean, the office and security staff, the crossing guards, and the printers whose generosity allowed us to have the amazing printed material we had access to this year.

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Loving those healthy ice pops!

image (3)As you would expect, we had a great response from the distribution of the healthy ice pops. The flavors were dark chocolate, blueberry, and blood orange. The excitement was they were all dairy free, gluten free, fat free, nut free, and in fact kosher. So everyone who wanted to try them could do so.

They were given to me by Chloe’s soft serve ice cream. So great!

I was so happy spend my last day this year making the students smile.

Chef Marion

Farewell to Maria

IMG_2664Message from William Bird, AmPark PA President:

Dear AmPark Families,

As I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, Maria Correa, our Parent Coordinator, has been promoted to the District Ten Family Support Coordinator. In this position, she will still be involved in our children’s educational experience every day.

I doubt that there is a family who hasn’t been impacted by Maria’s passion, her enthusiasm, and her dedication to AmPark students and families. How many of us have worked on the principle of “If you need something, ask Maria. If you have a question, ask Maria?” She knows the names of every child, who their parents are, and the needs of practically every family. Our students come home with tales of what she did and there is hardly an event where Maria isn’t a contributor.

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Shoparoo June Update

ShoparooThis year we are very excited to be partnering with a truly hassle-free fundraiser called Shoparoo. Over 10,000 schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands through Shoparoo, and it’s a great opportunity for us to really make a difference this year and help our school raise money.

As of June 14th, we have a total of
64,310 points, thanks to our 56 School Supporters!

2nd Grade is in the lead with 255 pts. followed by:
4rd Grade -115 pts.
1st Grade – 105 pts.
Kindergarten – 105 pts.
5th Grade – 70 points
3rd Grade – 60 pts.

Thank you to all our friends and family who scan in their receipts.

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