Thursday, May 27, 2010

Announcements 05-28-10

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is hard to believe that our school year is winding down and that summer is almost here. Our last school day will be Friday, June 11th . It will be a full day with students arriving and leaving at their usual times. Report cards will be issued on that day.

On Monday, June 14th we have planned a very special Student Step-Up Celebration for this year’s Kindergarten students entering first grade, third grade entering fourth grade and six grade entering seventh grade. We know these children are anxious to meet their new Learning Community teachers as well as their new surroundings and this Step-Up Day will provide the perfect opportunity for this to happen.

This event will start at 8:00 am and end at 10:00 am. Both A and B session will arrive and depart on their usual bus but will ride together. Bus Drivers will start picking up A session at approximately 7:20 and B session pickup should start at approximately 7:40. All students will be greeted in the cafeteria by their next year’s Learning Community teachers then proceed to their new classrooms.

An invitation will be sent to all Kindergarten, grade 3 and grade 6 students only, to attend this very special Step-Up Day Celebration. It will be a fun and informational time for all who attend.

Other Important days to remember:

Gr. 8 Step Up Day to BFA – May 28

Memorial Day May 31 – No School

Celebration night for Gr. 8 – June 4th – 5:00 – 10:00 pm

Sports Banquet - Gr. 7 & 8 - June 8th – 6:00 pm

Kindergarten graduation: June 9th @ 6:00 pm

8th Grade graduation: June 11 @ 5:30 pm

(Graduation dance to follow)

Band Trip to Washington D.C – June 21 - 24

First Day Celebration (1/2 day) Gr. 1-8 – Aug. 25th

Kindergarten Screening – Aug. 25, 26, 27 (by appt. only)

We hope you enjoy your vacation and have a fun-filled and restful summer. If you have any questions pertaining to our special Step Up Celebration for grades, K,3, and 6 or any of the events, please feel free to call the school at 527-0565.

Project Graduation- Open to 8th graders on June 4th at 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Come Join the fun!!! Available activities:
- Dinner
-Video games
-Game show
-Black light volley ball
Participate in as many or as few activities as you like. Hope to see all 8th graders there!!

8th grade City School Graduation is June 11, 2010. We are inviting families to join us 5:30-6:15 within learning communities to celebrate and honor 8th grade students. Learning Communities will give out awards, certificates and medals to recognize student success in Language Arts, Math, 21st Century, Art, Music, Band, PE Tech Savvy, etc.

Next, the formal graduation ceremony will begin in the large gym at 6:30 followed by a reception and student dance. During the formal ceremony students will wear medals indicating they received a learning community award. Also, during the graduation other scholarships and traditional awards will be presented.

We hope to see you celebrate our 8th grade students and their accomplishments on June 11th.

Fresh Air Fund
Are you looking for a wonderful way to provide a service to children in
need? The Fresh Air fund is seeking families to open their hearts and homes
to New York City children this summer. As a volunteer host family with The
Fresh Air Fund, you will help a child enjoy the simple pleasures of a summer
away from hot city streets.Call Michelle Piche at 849-2375 or visit to volunteer.

Yearbooks- The 2010 yearbooks are now on sale!! They are $10.00 each.See Wendy Trainer to order yours today!!!

Y Summer Camp for any Franklin County School child going into grades 1-6. Open Daily from 7:30 - 6:00 from June 28 to Aug. 20. Scholarships and subsidies available. Brochures available in office or call 752-0049 for more information.

REMINDER:As of May 1st, there was NO MORE CHARGING on ANY lunch accounts. At this time, there are several accounts with a negative balance. Could you please remind your students that all accounts need to have a positive balance on them as of Friday, May 28th.

Thank you for your help,

The Abbey Group

Dear Parents/Guardians of our 8th Graders:
On Friday, May 28th, your 8th grader will be walking to BFA for Freshman Orientation accompanied by a teacher from each Learning Community. This is an annual event to introduce City School students to the reality and excitement of their upcoming first year of high school.

This is always an exciting day for our students. They will receive a mock schedule for ninth grade and get to meet teachers and staff. They will meet fellow ninth graders from other sending schools. Our students will be able to experience high school.

Lunch will be provided by BFA. Students will be dismissed from BFA and there will be no bus transportation provided. Students may be picked up by parents or have permission to walk home. Dismissal from BFA will be 2:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call your student’s homeroom teacher.


Georgina S. Andrews

Assistant Principal