The Wild Coyote

Camp Avenue Elementary School

November 2019

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,


Feel that cool crisp air, Fall is here! As the temperature continues to decrease, please send your child to school with a coat for outdoor recess. I also ask that you make sure your child's name is in the jacket.


As you know, this year we will be having our annual Parent/Teacher conferences on Tuesday, November 5th from 12:00-7:00PM. Please be on time for your scheduled time slot so that the teachers can meet with everyone in an efficient manner.


We have some exciting things happening this month. We have carnival night, our PTA Auction, and our first session of our Enrichment For All workshops. On November 18th, our fifth and 6th grade parents will have their Growth and Development Parent meeting at 7:00pm at HDF.


I hope to see you throughout the month. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. From all of us at Camp Avenue, we hope you and your family enjoy a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.


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.

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

Upcoming Events from the PTA

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


11/8 Is Picture Retake Take & 6th Grade Group Picture Day


11/14 Camp Avenue "Give Thanks" Auction

*This is a biannual event and generates half of the funds needed for Camp Avenue PTA

Programs.


12/6 Holiday Boutique

Fall Festival

Halloween Fun

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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. Parents are requested to submit a written and signed excuse note for each absence your child has, when they return to school.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week went off without a hitch. The trees around the school were wrapped with red bows. Each class had students sign a pledge to remain drug free and stand up to bullies. A red ribbon and students’ signatures were displayed outside each classroom. On Friday, all students participated in yoga sessions, to heighten awareness of methods of breathing and de-stressing.

Digital Citizenship Week

During the week of October 14-18 all classes viewed grade level appropriate videos and had a discussion about positive usages of the internet and social media. Many tips were shared on how to be a good digital citizen as well as how to be safe on the internet. A Span Wall was created to showcase ideas that the students and staff discussed.

Literary Pumpkin Contest

Student Learning Corner

Student Council "Meet the Candidates"

Student Council members read their speeches to the third-sixth grade students. They were running for the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and President. All candidates did an amazing job and we were so proud of them!
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Camp Discovery - Our New Innovation Lab

Our new innovation lab, Camp Discovery, is complete and ready for students to enjoy the space. Students will explore, discover, research, and create in this modern space in the building. They are very excited to use the Chromebooks, TVs, new Smart Board, permanent Green Screen, Flexible seating and so much more!
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Calendar

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