The Wild Coyote

Camp Avenue Elementary School

April 2021

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,



Can you believe April is here? This year is flying! As the warmer weather approaches, please be mindful of appropriate attire that does not interfere with the learning process. The following guidelines should prove helpful in planning for warm weather attire:


  • No tight, brief or exposing garments, specifically the midriff or shorts/skirts that are mid-thigh or higher.
  • No halter tops or tank tops with spaghetti straps - all straps should have a wide band that is at least “3 fingers” in width.
  • No hats or head coverings are permitted, except for religious or medical reasons.
  • Appropriate footwear is to be worn at all times. Flip flops, high heels and strappy sandals are not permitted.


As we await that warmer weather, students will continue to go outside for recess. Therefore, appropriate outerwear and footwear should be worn. Please be sure to label all your children's jackets and lunch bags. Our primary goal and focus continues to be the safety and well-being of our students while providing them with a sound educational program. I thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.


The NYS ELA Assessments will be administered to grades 3-6, April 20-23. Each day will be designated to a different grade. April 20 (grade 3), April 21 (grade 4), April 22 (grade 5), April 23 (grade 6).


Our next PTA meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28th. I hope you can join us. Let’s have an Amazing April!



Sincerely,

Hillary Bromberg, Ed.D.

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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.

Autism Awareness Month

On April 9th we will wear rainbow or SEPTA Spiritwear to raise awareness for Autism.
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Visit our Webpage on the North Merrick website!

Co-President: Ann Marie Smith ............................................................... 516-770-4066

Co-President: Paola Kessba..................................................................... 516-8704213

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

Vice President/Fundraising: Lee Gomes............... ..................................516-754-8625

Vice President/Cultural Arts: Julie Hain...................................................516-286-4747

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

Corresponding Secretary: Dana Hodermarsky.........................................516-238-5228

Treasurer: Dara Addonizio.........................................................................718-813-6400

Happiness Day

Camp Avenue was spilling over with happiness on March 19th! The Student Council chalked the walkway with inspiring messages, leading to the school building. The hallways were decorated with emojis on the walls and yellow decorations. Students cleaned out their desks and backpacks for the joyful feeling of being organized. Students set personal and academic goals for themselves and they will celebrate accomplishments in June or cheer their peers on to continue working towards their goals. The classes enjoyed some scheduled play time during the day and the entire school broke out into random dancing at a couple of points during the day as music filled the building over the PA System. What a great day!

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.

Fifth Grade Class's Inquiring Minds

Mrs. Pascarella's class read an article in the Scholastic Scope magazine that led to a discussion about their own school lunches and drinking water. The class and Mrs. Pascarella sought answers from central office as they were curious and figured they should go right to the source. North Merrick prides itself on empowering its students to ask questions and seek out answers. Therefore, Mr. McDaid, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations and Mr. Carder, Director of School Facilities were happy to create a Zoom conference call with the class. The class was able to learn how school lunches and drinks are organized by Aramark. They also got a wealth of knowledge about how safe our water is in our bottle filter stations. What a great experience had by all involved!

Earth Day

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