The Wild Coyote

Camp Avenue Elementary School

February 2019

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,


PARP was a huge success! I hope you and your reading partner had a nice time reading together and will continue the reading momentum. We loved viewing the Flip Grid and hearing the students give book reviews on the books that they were reading at home.


Our Science Fair is coming up this month and we are very excited to see the amazing work completed by our students. On February 6, the projects will be brought in for viewing and judging. On February 7th from 7:00-8:00 pm, we will have the science fair for all to view the projects. The award ceremony will follow at 8:00 pm.



Our next PTA meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 13th, at 7:30 pm. A lot of useful information is shared at these meetings about past events, current events, and future happenings here at Camp Avenue. I hope you can join us.


As always, I look forward to seeing you throughout the month of February.



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

Megan Ryan

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

Barnes and Noble Reading Event

BINGO for Books

Did You Know we Have a Direct Absence Line?

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.

Wings Break Out

Students and parents used their problem solving skills and cooperative learning skills to figure out various combinations to open a locked box. They worked together and succeeded with time to spare!

Grade 6 learning about being an Upstander to minimize Cyberbullying

1st and 2nd Grade students sharing their writing with each other

Got GRIT?

There was a school-wide assembly teaching the students about the power of having GRIT. Students learned the importance of setting goals and persevering to accomplish those goals. Students came to realize that sometimes you need to reach out for help to achieve goals. Cheering oone another on, and offering encouragement to others trying to achieve goals makes everyone successful. We were visited by Chris and Melanie from season 2 of American Grit, who shared their stories. A student from OMR came to tell her story on how GRIT helped her achieve her own goal in swimming. After the assembly, students wrote their own goals and sealed them in an envelope. We will now help each other complete challenges as well as cheer each other on while working towards our goals.

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