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Square 1 Art!

Good News Families!!!

Square 1 Art DEADLINE has been extended until 3/26

As you may have already heard through the previous emails, we are very excited to bring the SQUARE 1 ART fundraiser back to AmPark this spring!!! It has been 100% VIRTUAL this year!

Create your free online account at, then simply snap a picture with any device and upload the artwork that your child or children have done during previous art weeks.

Since our art teacher Ina was not doing grade wide lessons this year specifically for Square 1 Art, you can choose any art that you especially love to upload. You will have the option to:



*You could even create an artwork as a family to mark this most unusual year.

I hope you can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to celebrate your child’s creativity AND support the AmPark Community.

Below is a youtube video that explains how to upload art, then shop and checkout.

Thank you

AmPark PA

Don’t miss this incredible event!

We are just 8 days away from the Best Party of the Year!!!!

We have some amazing items up for bid. Here’s just a sample (see full list of donors below):

    • 2 Tickets to see Hamilton! Tickets for May or June performances in the front orchestra section


    • Sports! – A limited edition laser facsimile 2018 New York Jets Team signed replica football, 2 tickets to the NY Red Bulls, passes for EJ Murray Memorial SkatingCenter, 2 hours of bowling for up to 5 people (including the shoes) at Bowlmor Lanes


    • Pamper Yourself! 2 passes for the luxurious Sojo Spa, a one hour massage at Inwood Healing Arts, a one night stay at the Emerson Resort & Spa


    • Amazing discounts for day camps at Fieldston Outdoors, Camp 12 Trails and TCR


    • Restaurant Gift Cards from $25 – $200 at Cocina Chente, Suyo Gastrofusion, Jake’s Steakhouse, Kingsbridge Social Club, the Bronx Ale House, and so many more!


    • Get Healthy – discounts and vouchers for martial arts, pilates, and swim classes at Abada Capoeira, Warriors Taekwondo, East Coast United BJJ & MMA, Kara Tatelbaum/Lazy Girl Pilates, and Aquabilities.


    • Fun date night and family activities from Jazz at Lincoln Center, Rockin Jump, LIFE, a place to be, PlayPlace, 5 Wits, Alamo Drafthouse, iFLY, Legoland, NY Botanical Gardens, the Bronx Zoo


  • Bring home something great!: Gourmet coffee beans from Strongtree Coffee and Buunni Coffee, designer sunglasses from MODO, a one of a kind stained glass, gift baskets from Newburgh Brewing Company, the Bronx Alehouse, and Trader Joe’s, beer from Gun Hill Brewing and Bronx Brewery, wine…..

And, don’t forget – You can bid on these fabulous One-of-a-Kind Experiences

    • Principal for a Day – Would you like your child to spend a day working alongside our wonderful school principal, Kelly? Well, now is your chance. At the Live Auction, your child can be one of the few who’ve sat at her desk!


    • Principal for a Half Day (see above)


    • Assistant Principal for a Day – Would your child love to spend a day working alongside Bonnie, our Assistant Principal? At the Live Auction, bid for the opportunity for your child to join her on her many school endeavors!


  • PE Assistant: Don’t forget your sneakers! Start your day off with a shiny new whistle, a PE Teachers Best Friend.  Working with Caitlin Learn how to design a game which will be played with your class. At the Live Auction, win the chance for this fun and exciting opportunity!

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!!! Continue reading Don’t miss this incredible event!

Spring Auction – 4/5/19

On Friday, April 5th, 2019 from 6 pm – 9 pm, our school and the AmPark Parents’ Association will host the 2018/2019 AmPark Spring Auction Fundraiser (adults only event). We hope to raise $10,000 to support enrichment programs for our students, specifically targeting, our math, ELA and science programs.

This is an exciting event, click here for more information and to purchase your admission ticket.

Childcare will be provided to current AmPark students only.

Square1Art Fundraiser: Last Chance to Order!

Don’t forget to place your Square 1 Art orders before it’s too late! The deadline has been extended to Friday, November 30th – don’t miss out! Create a precious memory of your child’s artwork for yourself or as a gift. The holidays are just around the corner!

3 easy ways to order:
1.) Online:
2.) Use paper form on catalog
3.) Call 888-332-3294 to order









Scholastic Book Fair

Our book fair is here!

Scholastic Book FairCheck with your teachers to see when your class is going. You might even be able to join them! 
Don’t forget you can set up an ewallet account for your child online. You won’t need to send cash if you do. Click here to read more about the new digital payment option. Parents are welcome to come in and shop all day Thursday.
Online ordering has also started and runs until November 22nd

Food Drive begins next week!

This weekend we reflect on what we are thankful for and enjoy our time with family, plentiful food and good cheer. Let’s also take a moment to think of those who are not as fortunate. On Monday, November 19th begins AmPark’s Annual Food Drive in support of our local community. 

From November 19 – December 7 you can help support POTS – a local food pantry.

Please have your children bring your food donations to their teachers or classrooms. There will be a class competition! The top two winning classes will receive a special surprise!

Items Most Needed:

  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Dry and canned beans
  • Canned meats (i.e. tuna, chicken, ham – in water)
  • Peanut butter (plastic jars)
  • Pasta, Rice, Macaroni and Cheese (packaged)
  • Hot and cold cereal (packaged, family-sized)

Note: All cans must be labelled and undented. No opened packaging accepted no products that need to be refrigerated, homemade foods or expired products. Healthy variations preferred.

Learn more about POTS here:

WonderWalk – Oct. 31st

Our WonderWalk Costume Parade will take place on October 31st at 8:15 a.m. 
We will leave from the Gouverneur exit, walk in the direction of Van Cortland Park South, then turn back to enter through the Hillman entrance.
We invite parents to line the streets as students march with signs raising awareness for March of Dimes. 

Picture Day Oct. 24-25

Wednesday Oct 24th will be: 
PK2, Javier’s class, Erin, Priya, Matilda & Melissa, Siblings A-M, (last name), Wandiza, Kelley & Casey, Katie. 
Thursday Oct 25th will be:
Denise, PK1, Tahese & Natasha, Jennifer, Siblings N-Z, (last name), Kerry & Regina, Dan, Scott
Click here to read important message from Legacy Studios about picture day.