The Wild Coyote

Camp Avenue Elementary School

December 2018

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,


With the holiday season quickly approaching, the season of giving is here as well. The school participated in Trick or Treat for UNICEF. We raised a total of $1,079.87! All of our donations will help provide food, medicine, soap, school supplies, and sports equipment for many children to improve their health, nutrition, and education. Thank you so much for your donations. The World Cereal Drive was quite successful as well. A special thanks to the student council for organizing the drive and thank you to the community for your donations.


We will be celebrating Computer Science Week December 3rd-7th. Learning computer science helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. Our students will have the opportunity to participate in “The Hour of Code”. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. During a scheduled computer/laptop class time, students will participate in a form of coding to create movement for a character on the computer.


On behalf of the Camp Avenue family, we wish you and your family a very happy and healthy holiday season. See you next year when school resumes on Wednesday, January 2, 2019!




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

Megan Ryan

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

Amazon Smile

Since many of us are doing a lot of shopping on Amazon for the holidays, we wanted to remind you of the Amazon Smile Incentive. It is easy to support Camp Avenue Elementary PTA with each purchase. A few minutes to set up is all it takes.


If you type in the word 'smile.' before Amazon.com, you will be brought to the same Amazon site, but on the fundraising side. http://smile.amazon.com/


The first time you go to the 'Smile' side, you will be asked to choose the organization that you want to support. Search and choose “Camp Avenue PTA”. Once you have made your selection, Amazon will remember your choice and return you to the Amazon Smile homepage, where you can shop as you normally do.

Carnival Night for Kindergarten-Grade 2

International Night

Tee-Pee Ted Grade 1

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.

District-wide Concert Band and Orchestra Concert

Thursday, Dec. 13th, 7pm

Meadowbrook Road

North Merrick, NY

The district-wide concert band Wind Ensemble and Grades 5 & 6 Orchestra will perform in a holiday concert at the Brookside School. We hope you are able to join us in watching your child in this wonderful performance.

Camp Avenue 5th and 6th Grade Chorus Winter Concert

Monday, Dec. 17th, 7pm

Camp Avenue

Merrick, NY

Students in the Grades 5 and 6 Chorus will perform songs in the Winter Concert. We hope you will be able to join us in watching your child in this beautiful performance.

A Visit from the NY Islanders

Camp Avenue was one of the schools chosen for Islander School Day! The school was lucky enough to be selected for a school-wide assembly with a visit from captain Anders Lee, Matt Martin and Matt Barzal. They discussed teamwork, the importance of education and making healthy life choices. Grades 5 & 6 were able to participate in an autograph signing after the assembly.

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