The Wild Coyote

Camp Avenue Elementary School

October 2019

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. On October 8th we will participate in an evacuation drill and an early dismissal drill. We will also participate in Digital Citizenship Week, October 15-18. We will participate in an activity that helps educate our students on how to be safe and good digital citizens on the Internet and various apps.


I would like to thank the entire Camp Avenue community for complying with our building safety procedures, specifically having photo I.D. ready to scan upon entering the vestibule. 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 23rd. 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

Megan Ryan, Esq., President

Michelle Gordon, Vice President

Ed Corona, Trustee

Robert Crowley, Trustee

Steve Enella, Trustee

Vincent Lentini, Trustee

Tracey Miller, Trustee

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. You can also enroll in e-alerts to be updated when new information is posted to the website!

Join the PTA and Follow them on Facebook

Co-President: Chris Mitkish ............................................................... 516-376-6682

Co-President: Michelle Lynch............................................................. 631-888-4210

Vice President/Legislation Kristen Murphy....................................... 732-670-7103

Vice President/Fundraising: Michelle Nuccio .................................. 516-547-7397

Vice President/Cultural Arts: Liz Schmer...........................................516-263-6834

Recording Secretary: Jackie Weber .................................................. 516-457-6566

Corresponding Secretary: Jayme Perper............................................516-476-4882

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


Membership: Lisa Friedman .............................................................. 516-236-7126

Message from the PTA

Please visit the Camp Avenue PTA Facebook page and our page on the district website. Check back often for updates.


Upcoming Events:

10/2 Walk or Bike to School Day

10/2 Miss Chocolate Fundraiser due

10/16 Science Fair Parents Meeting 7pm

10/17 Book Fair Evening Event - Mystery Readers will be announced soon.

10/18 Book Fair Daytime Event for Students

Volunteers Needed !

10/22 Red Ribbon Week

10/23 Science Fair Kickoff

10/25 Reflections Due

10/31 Parade and Fall Festival

11/4 Carnival Night Grades K-2 6:30-8pm

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. 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 and Which Phone Number to Use

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.

Early Dismissal Drill

October 8th we will participate in an evacuation drill (Raindate: October 15th). There is also an Early dismissal that day (rain or shine). 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 2, 2019 (weather permitting).

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week will be observed October 21-25. More information will follow shortly.

Halloween Parade

We will be having our annual Halloween Parade at Camp Avenue at 9:00 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. We will also have our Fall Festival following the parade. Each grade will enjoy the festivities during a scheduled time.

Book Fair

There is a Book Fair evening event at Camp Avenue on October 17th. Our first school book fair is the next day, on October 18th. 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.

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