November 6, 2015
October was another busy month here at SSKCA and students are amazed that two months of school have already been completed.
Our NYS test scores have been released and once again our students, with the preparation they received from their dedicated teachers, did an incredible job. You can see that in the following graph:
Denim Day $950.00
Cupcake Sale $252.25
Yankee Candle sale $2,642.40
International Night $3,854.00
For the Scholastic Book Fair, we were given the option of either $1,200.00 in cash profit or $2,500.00 in Scholastic points that teachers can use for items they need for their classrooms. We opted for the points that the four PK teachers will share.
Looking ahead to this month, on Wednesday, November 25th, the day before Thanksgiving, we traditionally have an early dismissal so that our faculty, staff and families can get a head start on their Thanksgiving travel and/or food preparation for the holiday dinner. Therefore, there will be no after school program that day. I am informing everyone now so that you have ample time to make any necessary arrangements.
This year, grades were not assigned for volunteer opportunities at our various fundraisers during the course of the year. Instead, as each event draws closer, a letter will be sent home asking for parent volunteers and mentioning approximately how many we need for that event. As soon as we reach that number, all other interested parents will be told that the spots have been filled and they will need to wait for the next fundraiser. The next planning meeting for our first major dinner/dance of the year is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 16th, at 7:00 pm. There are still volunteer positions available for that event.
Our sincerest thanks to Mr. Anthony Wala, grandfather of one of our students, for building fantastic cubbies for our new PK classes. The children love them and the teachers and I are very appreciative. Thanks also to Mrs. Jennifer Consolazio and Mrs. Michelle Falce for organizing an amazing Halloween party for our younger students. The children had a wonderful time and it was a great way to begin their Halloween celebration. Thank you to Mrs. Kathy Smith for once again organizing our annual Scholastic Book Fair. The students enjoy coming to the fair to shop. Thanks to Mrs. Beth Tardalo for suggesting and volunteering to take care of sending all of our leftover Halloween candy to our soldiers. She informed me that SSKCA collected a total of 136 lbs. of candy for this project! Also, thank you to Mrs. Ania Mirek for her dedication to following up on the project of getting a speed bump installed on Driggs Ave. for the safety of our students as they cross that street. It took many months of emails, letters and phone calls before finally achieving success and proves that persistence does pay when trying to “fight city hall”.
A reminder to all of our parents that if your child has received any immunizations after you had registered here at SSKCA, it is important that we receive a letter from your child’s doctor informing us which immunization had been administered as well as the date. We can then update your child’s medical records here at school so that the Department of Health will be satisfied should they audit us again.
Kindly check the expiration dates on your Box Tops before sending them in to school. Expired ones will not be accepted by the Box Tops organization so we have to check them before sending them to them. Last month we received an envelope of 25 from a student but all 25 had expired, with one having expired in 2009!
During this season of Thanksgiving, best wishes for abundant blessings from our Lord, especially health and happiness shared with loved ones.