UPDATE: The Shoparoo app will no longer be available as of July 15, 2020
We are excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! Schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands every year through Shoparoo. Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!
Select our school from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts – shop anywhere, buy anything!
You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions!
There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo – the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school.Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out shoparoo.com to learn more about this awesome app!
Have you noticed fewer and fewer Box Tops on your favorite products? That’s because by the end of 2019, Box Tops for Education will be going 100% digital. You may have already noticed participating brands change their packaging from a physical Box Tops clip to this new Box Tops icon:
Instead of clipping and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally via receipt scans. Download the new app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, register and select a school, and then scan an eligible receipt containing Box Tops products. You’ll continue to earn 10 cents for eah Box Tops product purchased plus extra earnings for any Bonus Box Tops opportunities. The app will automatically add Box Tops to your school’s earnings online, giving users access to see how you are supporting your school in real-time.
Don’t worry! We will continue to accept clipped Box Tops until they expire. Better yet: you can “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping the physical Box Tops AND scanning their receipt with those participating items.*
Please note, a few brands are not allowing the “double dip” and will return a message in the app that the brand is a “clip only” brand and encourage users to submit the physical Box Tops to their participating school.
see below for message from Mr. Lampoutis. A copy was backpacked home with your
child. PDF available HERE.
8th Grade Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
Welcome Back! I would like to take this opportunity at the beginning of the school year to outline some key dates concerning our graduating seniors. Please note the following 8th grade events on your family calendar:
(UPDATED**Evening information session for the Senior Trip has been moved to Monday, Oct 7th at 6pm.)
*Students who have received two “N”
or “U” Conduct Grades on their report cards any quarter, by two teachers or the
same teacher may not participate in the Senior Trip. If a student received a
level 3-level 5 code infraction based on the NYCDOE discipline code
(B-21-B-62), they will not be permitted to attend the trip. Additionally,
participation will be based on administrator’s discretion.
** Since this is an overnight, out
of the city trip, parents/guardians who are interested in having their child
attend must participate in one of the two information sessions. For your
convenience, one early morning and one evening session is available to choose
from. If a parent/guardian does not attend one information session, your child
will not be able to attend this trip.
Please note if any calendar
date/time needs to be changed, you will be notified immediately. As dates
approach, more detailed information will be communicated regarding each
If you have any questions, please
feel free to contact me by phone at (718) 423-8138 or by email at
Mr. Armstrong, our Guidance Counselor, will host a High School Application Workshop on Monday, September 23rd at 5pm in the auditorium for Grade 8 parents and students. We hope you will be able to attend.
Friday, September 27th at 9am in the school library.
Teaching children empathy is more important than ever. Empathy is beneficial for young children to:
-build strong relationships with other children and educators
-allows them to have tolerance and acceptance of others
-increases social harmony
-promotes good mental health and reduces the likelihood of bullying
Come learn about empathy and how to develop it with your child at home!
*Please note time for questions is included as well as resources to take home!
Please also see the following letter from Mr. Lampoutis:
Dear 8th Grade Parent(s)/Guardian(s),
If you are interested in learning more about specific High School programs or the High School Admission process, you may find helpful resources at www.schools.nyc.gov/High.
In addition, please note on the website you will be able to register for an upcoming Fall 2019 High School Borough Fair. If you have any questions, please contact myself or our guidance counselor, Mr. Armstrong.
September PTA Meeting, PTA Election & Upcoming Events
September 18, 2019
We look forward to seeing you all at our first PTA meeting on Thursday September 2019 at 7:30PM, right after the Back to School Night ends.
We anticipate a very productive, informative meeting and look forward to meeting you in person. Come ready to meet the board members, each other, our Principal, and find out about all that is happening and will be happening at our school.
September PTA Meeting Notice and Tentative Agenda HERE
September PTA Election Notice (for VP-Membership, Recording Secretary, 6th Grade Parent Member to the School Leadership Team) HERE
Here are some events coming up this week, and the anticipated agenda.
Wed. 9.18.2019 Photo Day for 6th & 7th Graders (Parent volunteers needed. Please sign up on the PTA website!)
Thur. 9.19.2019 Back to School Night @ 4:30PM
Thur. 9.19.2019 PTA Meeting and Election @7:30PM (Auditorium)
Fri. 9.20.2019 Photo Day for 8th Graders (Parent volunteers needed. Please sign up on the PTA website!)
TENTATIVE SEPTEMBER PTA MEETING AGENDA:
Introduction and Welcome by the PTA Executive Board
Principal’s Update and Welcome
Approval of Change in PTA Budget
Election of Executive Board Recording Secretary, V.P. of Membership, and 6th grade parent member to the School Leadership Team
Special speaker: Myrna Lewis, Guidance Counselor at the Family Welcome Center
Child Mind Institute’s Student Success Program is offering a FREE one-day parent and
caregiver training on Friday, September 20, 2019. Behavior and Emotional Skills
Training (BEST) is open to parents and caregivers of school-aged children, and
typically costs $600 per participant. Lunch will be provided.
During BEST, parents and caregivers
will learn strategies to increase positive behaviors, manage misbehaviors, and
connect with other families and caregivers for continued support.
Friday, September 20, 2019
Hour Working Women Program, 13-07 37th Avenue,
Long Island City, Queens 11106
A flyer is attached HERE – please feel free to share this with parents and caregivers who may be interested in attending the event. Limited seats are available on a first come, first served basis.