Weekly Wrap Up
Benedict A. Cucinella School 4/8/2022
This was a great week at Cucinella! The PTO provided us with our first opportunity in two years to have an in-person assembly with The Signature Project with Patrick Dunning which everyone loved - students and staff alike! To quote feedback from one of our teachers, "His visit was filled with messages of purpose, perseverance, creativity, out of the box thinking, and a focus on STEM learning. He left us with a feeling of excitement for the incredible world around us, as well as our interlaced journeys we all will have throughout our many paths in life." Thank you again, PTO, for providing us with such an incredible experience!
Monday, April 11th - PTO School Spirit Day
Monday, April 11th - BAC PTO Meeting - 7:00pm Cafeteria
Friday, April 15th - School Closed - Good Friday
Monday, April 18th & Wednesday, April 20th - Talent Show Dress Rehearsals - 6:00pm
Thursday, April 21st - Talent Show 7:00pm
Also, for planning purposes - please know that we will be holding our annual ARTS-Rageous celebration on Tuesday, May 24th from 6:30-8:00. Student artwork will be displayed, Optional student music performances will be on stage and a make and take art project will be offered in the gym. Enjoy the Arts at BAC with your child!
Looking forward to another great week,
Students in Grades 3 through 5 will be taking the NJSLA state assessments during the month of May. May 10th through 12th students will be taking the ELA portion of the test. May 17th & 18th students will take the Mathematics portion, and May 24th through 26th, the fifth grade students will be taking the Science section of the test. More information will be provided closer to the dates of the assessment..
Spring Concert Reminder:
PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR SPRING CONCERT DATES! Mrs. Postigo and Ms. English have been busy planning our Spring Concerts. This year, kindergarten through fourth grade students will perform for their parents as individual classes. The performances will take place in the BAC cafetorium, and will be held during school hours. The fifth grade will be holding an instrumental concert during the evening. Please see the LINK for more information.
The Talent Show is BACK! If your child signed up to be part of this year's Talent Show, please remember that dress rehearsals are coming up the week of April 18th. There will be two dress rehearsals scheduled for Monday, April 18th and Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00pm. The big show will be held on Thursday, April 21st at 7:00pm. Come out and support our amazingly talented students!
Spring Concert Reminder:
The Cucinella PTO has some wonderful things happening! Check out the PTO Friday Folder for all of the PTO events.
Please see below for additional updates:
Next General Membership Meeting:
Monday, April 11 @7pm
IN PERSON AT BAC!!!!
School Spirit Day
Monday, April 11th
Signature Project Assembly
On Tuesday morning, April 5th, the talented artist Patrick Dunning left quite an impression on our students and staff when he performed "The Signature Project". Everyone was amazed with his huge mural that stands 76ft x 36ft. It is painted not in brush strokes but in millions of signatures in a beautiful spectrum of color.
Patrick explained the creation and purpose of his ongoing mural that when complete will consist of 171 canvases layered with hidden secrets. Patrick Dunning showed how he uses math, science, technology, music, visual arts and cultural diversity in creating his mural.
His visit was filled with messages of discovery, perseverance and achievement. He left us with a feeling of excitement for the incredible world around us, as well as our interlaced journeys we all will have throughout our many paths in life.
This educational program was sponsored by the PTO and is funded by the fundraising events that are held throughout the school year. It is all possible because of your support so we want to say, “Thank you!”
Outdoor Structure Committee Recruitment
We are recruiting a team of volunteers to begin the planning process of our outdoor structure. Email email@example.com for more information!
Board Positions Needing Fulfillment
We have multiple board positions needing fulfillment or that will be up for election for next school year.
Please note that without a President and Treasurer our Parent Teacher Organization will have to disband. Our group organizes events such as Trunk or Treat, assemblies, author visits, coordinates Teacher Appreciation Week, provides grant opportunities and plenty other activities and events for your children.
The open positions include:
--Director of Fundraising
--Room Parent Coordinator
--Co-Director of Programs and Assemblies
View our Google Slideshow and join our IN PERSON General Membership Meeting this Monday, April 11th for more information on each role!
If you would like more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The catalogue has returned for the New Year! Thank you for considering shopping the Boon Supply catalogue for Kitchen and Household Items! 40% will benefit our organization!
Hershey Park Tickets
Discounted 2022 Hershey Tickets are now on sale and will be available to purchase through April 22nd! (Tickets valid April 2022-January 1, 2023)
Tickets can be purchased using the flyer attached in the webpage below. Checks should be made payable to Cucinella PTO. Please contact Melissa Cervenka at MelissCervenk@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you for considering!
Ort Farms Plant Sale Supporting BAC Courtyard Garden
The Cucinella PTO is again collaborating with Ort Farms on a Plant Sale supporting our Courtyard Garden. Visit our MemberHub link to purchase a voucher towards a variety of beautiful plants and a portion of each purchase will benefit our organization. Vouchers can be redeemed from May 1-May 20th. Last date to order is Monday, April 24th. Thank you for considering!
Spring Picnic Planning Committee
The PTO is looking for a group of volunteers to plan some ideas for our Spring Picnic which we are delighted to have back this year on Friday, June 10th!!! We will need assistance with:
- DJ/Entertainment (In the past we have had face painting, etc.)
- Food vendor (food truck or something different?)
- Ticket sales for the Off Premise 50/50 raffle and On Premise prize raffle (gift cards and Kendra Scott Jewelry)
- and more!
If you are interested in helping please reach out to Sarah at Sarah.E.Cipolletti@gmail.com. Thank you!
Have a great weekend, Cucinella! You R.O.C.K.!