The Wild Coyote

Camp Avenue Elementary School

September 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

I am looking forward to greeting the children on September 4th and meeting the parents throughout the first month of school. Teachers have taken time and careful thought in preparing their classrooms and we anticipate an academically rich and productive school year!


As noted in the welcome back letter, please be aware of classrooms with student allergies and be mindful when packing snacks for your child. As in the past, food cannot be brought in for birthdays as per the Board Policy. The policy is available for review on the North Merrick Website.


The faculty and I look forward to greeting you on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at “Meet the Teacher Night.” Since this will be our first year together, I will have a special table set up in the hall outside my office for you to have a chance to stop by, say hello, and introduce yourself.


If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 516-379-3732 or e-mail me at HBromberg@nmerrick.org.


Both the staff and I look forward to working with you and your children. Once again, welcome back to what I am sure will be a terrific school year!


Sincerely,

Hillary K. Bromberg, Ed.D.

Camp Avenue Welcomes the Newest Members of our Staff

I would like to officially welcome the newest members of the Camp Avenue Family:


Welcome to….


    • Annmarie Cosgrove – Kindergarten

    • Tracy Fischetti – Kindergarten

    • Michael Riggio – PE (APE)

    • Irena Ruditser – Grade 6

    • Tara Sumberac – Grade 3

    • Rachel Lajara - Music

    • Kristen Seaman - Art

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

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

2017-2018 Cultural Arts programs

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.

North Merrick Code of Conduct

The complete revised version of the North Merrick Code of Conduct is available in Camp Avenue's main office. September’s weather is often quite hot. Please monitor your child’s clothing by ensuring that he/she comes to school dressed appropriately, specifically:


· No tight, brief, or exposing garments (specifically the midriff) or short skirts/shorts that are mid-thigh or higher.

· No halter tops or tank tops with spaghetti straps - all straps should have a wide band that is “3 fingers” in width.

· No hats or head coverings are permitted (except in cases of religious or medical reasons).

· No loose shoes, flip flops, high heels, or shoes with wheels are permitted. Appropriate footwear is to be worn at all times.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Cafeteria Updates

Students may either bring their lunch or purchase hot or cold lunch in the cafeteria. The cost of lunch will be $2.70, and milk will be $0.50. The district lunch provider will continue to use an electronic accounting system where the children are provided with an

individual account number. There remains three ways for pre-paying for school meals: Cash, Checks, or through online prepayments via (https://www.myschoolbucks.com).


For information, contact Deana Michielini, Food Services Director, Aramark, 282-1882, or michielini-deana@aramark.com

Camp Avenue Meet the Teacher Night

Thursday, Sep. 13th, 7pm

1712 Merrick Avenue

North Merrick, NY

This is an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and to get to know his or her daily classroom activities. Students are asked not to attend. Please note that this is not the time to discuss your child’s individual progress. (That conversation should wait until Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 1st , 5th, & 6th.) Of course, if you have questions or concerns prior to that meeting, do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher to discuss those issues.


7:00-7:30 PM - Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2 Classrooms

7:35-8:05 PM - Grades 3 and 4 Classrooms

8:10-8:40 PM - Grades 5 & 6 Classrooms

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.

Picture Day

This year our school photographer, will be here on Friday, September 28th.

As usual, all picture packages must be paid for in advance. More information will be coming home to you shortly.

A Message from the School Social Worker

Welcome back to a new school year! All students received an application for free/reduced lunch/breakfast for the 2018-2019 school year in the mail. Please complete this as soon as possible so that your eligibility for the program can be reviewed. Families who qualified last school year remain eligible for free or reduced lunch/breakfast for the month of September only. A new form must be received by October 1, 2018 to continue in the program. Please remember, you may apply at any time during the year or make changes if your income status changes.

~Mrs. Miskit

A Message from the Health Office

Welcome back! I am looking forward to a healthy school year. Please note that all new entrants to our school, and all grades 1, 3, & 5 students, are required to have a physical examination. Please arrange to have this done at your earliest convenience. Forms are available in the Health Office. This is a change from years past due to a change in the state mandate.


Outdoor recess will be more fun for your child if he/she has on sneakers with socks. Open shoes, flip flops, dress shoes, platforms, and Heelys are not permitted on the playground. Please dress your child in layers as the temperature from morning to afternoon varies quite a bit at this time of year.


If there are any changes in your child’s medical history or emergency contact information, please contact the Health Office at 516-379-3733.

Sincerely, Mrs. Titterton, School Nurse

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