The Wild Coyote

Camp Avenue Elementary School

November 2018

Contact Us:

1712 Merrick Avenue Merrick, NY 11566

Telephone: (516) 379-3732 Absentee Line: (516)379-3733

https://www.nmerrickschools.org/Domain/136

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,


Fall is here! Leaves are changing, trees are swaying and there is a cool breeze in the air. As the temperature continues to decrease, please send your child to school with a coat for outdoor recess. I also ask that you make sure your child's name is in the jacket. We already have a bin of lost and found jackets and sweaters with no identification.


As you know, this year we will be having our annual Parent/Teacher conferences on Tuesday, November 6th from 12:00-7:00PM. Please be on time for your scheduled time slot so that the teachers can meet with everyone in an efficient manner. Please keep in mind that this is a change from the school calendar. November 1st will be a full day of school and there will not be evening conferences on the 5th of November.


I hope to see you throughout the month. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. From all of us at Camp Avenue, we hope you and your family enjoy a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.


Sincerely,

Hillary Bromberg Ed.D.

Follow us on Twitter

Camp Avenue has a Twitter Handle @CampAvePride where we will post the happenings at our school. Keep connected with us by seeing photos of the learning and experiences happening in the building.

North Merrick Board of Education

Jennifer Hyland, President

Tracey Miller, Vice President

Ed Corona

Wendy Gargiulo

Michelle Gordon

Vincent Lentini

Visit the District Website

Please visit the North Merrick School District Website for news from around the district, updates and revised policies from the Board of Education, and useful links to engageNY.com and other curriculum related parent sites.

Join the PTA and Follow them on Facebook

Co-President: Jennifer Andrews .................................................917-509-3155

Co-President: Lisa Triano.............................................................524-0119

Vice President/Legislation: Chris Mitkish...................................379-6682

Vice President/Fundraising: Sara Fortin.....................................547-7397

Vice President/Cultural Arts: Liz Schmer....................................263-6834

Recording Secretary: Marlys Bido...............................................917-359-2836

Corresponding Secretary: Jayme Perper...................................476-4882

Treasurer: CarrieAnn Paukowits.................................................917-923-8670

Membership: Jamie Shulman......................................................851-4753

International Walk to School Day

Pumpkin Patch

Evening Book Fair

Important Reminder about Absences

Please be reminded that regular school attendance is not only mandated by law, but is a key ingredient for educational success. Legal reasons for absences include: illness, death in family, court appearances, and observance of religious holidays. If your child is frequently absent due to illness, you will be contacted and medical documentation may be requested. All other absences will be considered unexcused or truant.


Please also be aware that lateness to school can be considered partial truancy and is monitored as closely as absences. Chronic lateness is disruptive to the students in the class, the teacher, and most importantly, to the child. Parents and guardians are asked to contact the school to report each absence. This can be done by calling our Absentee Line at 516-379-3733. If you are requesting classwork and/or homework for your child on the day of the absence, please leave that message with the nurse or on the absence line. Parents are requested to submit a written and signed excuse note for each absence your child has, when they return to school.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week went off without a hitch. We had many special days reminding all of us to make healthy choices and be good to ourselves. On Thursday, we dressed in Orange and showed our unity against bullying. Students filled out leaves with words, quotes, and/or pictures demonstrating kindness. These leaves made up our Unity Tree. We ended the week with a special Yoga Assembly, where students learned various poses, breathing exercises, and balancing exercises.

Digital Citizenship Week

During the week of October 15-20 all classes had a discussion about positive usages of the internet and social media. Many tips were shared on how to be a good digital citizen as well as how to be safe on the internet. A Padlet Wall was created to showcase ideas that the students and staff discussed. Click the link below to view our amazing digital bulletin board that includes, pictures, videos, and text.

Student Learning Corner

Student Council "Meet the Candidates"

Student Council members read their speeches to the third-sixth grade students. They were running for the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and President. All candidates did an amazing job and we were so proud of them!
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Halloween Parade

We had our annual Halloween Parade at Camp Avenue at 9:30 am. The students looked absolutely adorable in their costumes as they proudly showed them off in our parade.

Author and Illustrator Book Signing #nErDCampLI

Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 2-3:30pm

286 Cuba Hill Road

Huntington, NY

Great list of authors to meet: Click the link below for the flyer.

International Night

On November 15 at 7:00 pm Camp Avenue will be holding their biennial "International Night". Students will have a culturally diverse experience in our gymnasium. Students will walk around visiting displays from various countries and see pictures, flags, currency, history, musical instruments, food and more. We hope to see you there!

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