The Wild Coyote

Camp Avenue Elementary School

October 2018

Contact Us:

1712 Merrick Avenue Merrick, NY 11566

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

www.nmerrickschools.org

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

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,


It was wonderful to see so many of you at our well attended Meet the Teacher Night. October is National Safety Month. Some highlights include our annual Red Ribbon Week sponsored by our fabulous PTA and Fire Safety education for our K-2 students. We will also participate in Digital Citizenship Week, October 15-19. We will participate in an activity that helps educate our students on how to positively behave on the Internet.


I would like to thank the entire Camp Avenue community for complying with our building safety procedures, specifically having photo I.D. ready whenever entering our building. Your cooperation and assistance is appreciated as we strive to provide the safest learning environment for our students.


Our next PTA meeting will be at 7:30 pm. on Wednesday, October 24th. I hope you can join us. Also, don’t forget to check our calendar for the various PTA-sponsored activities planned for our students and families.


If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. I am looking forward to an OUTSTANDING October!


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

Welcome Back Picnic

Important Reminder About Arrival at 8:15 am

Upon arrival at 8:15 am, please remember to drive up to the teacher in the traffic circle. If there is space, we ask that you drive past the cross walk so that we can move the cars more efficiently from Merrick Avenue. We also noticed some parents allowing their children to cross Merrick Avenue rather than waiting to turn into the traffic circle. This is not advised for the safety of the children. I know the arrival procedures are not ideal, but we thank you for your patience as we look out for the safety of our students.

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. Students are requested to submit a written and signed excuse note for each absence when they return to school.

Student Learning Corner

Early Dismissal Drill

October 9th we will participate in an early dismissal drill (Raindate: October 16th). Students in kindergarten will dismiss at 2:30 pm. All other grades will dismiss at 2:35 pm. Please make sure you make arrangements for earlier pick up that day.

International Walk to School Day

Camp Avenue will participate in "International Walk to School Day" again this year. We invite you to walk or ride your bike to school on October 10, 2018 (weather permitting).

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week will be observed October 22-26. More information will follow shortly.

Halloween Parade

We will be having our annual Halloween Parade at Camp Avenue at 9:30 am. Please join us in cheering on our students as they parade around the building in their costumes(weather permitting). Please keep in mind that masks and weapons will not be allowed in school.

Book Fair

There is a Book Fair evening event at Camp Avenue on October 18th. Our first school book fair is the next day, on October 19th. If you would like to have your child make purchases at the fair, please remember to send money that day. We would like to minimize the number of calls home for book fair money.

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.

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