Summer Enrichment

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Dear Families,

Welcome to Summer!

We thank you for the time and effort you have invested in your child’s education, particularly over the past few months. Distance learning has been a challenge for all and we applaud you (and your child) for making the best of these unprecedented times. The end of the school year hasn’t been what anyone would have expected but we are happy to welcome summer and hopefully some time to relax and recharge.

As we move into summer, we would like to provide options for at-home enrichment. The summer months are an important time to relax and unwind but are also an opportunity to keep your child engaged and on track for the fall. Attached you will find summer choice boards to use with your child. It is important to note that these are NOT required. This is simply a tool to provide parents with activities and ideas for summer enrichment. The Summer Reading is different and will be posted seperately

How it Works

Download a packet of choice boards that match your child’s grade level. Choice boards are grouped by grade level band based on the grade your child has completed. For example, a child finishing 1st grade will use the K-1 document. Each page of the document is one week of themed activities (6 weeks total) with different activities in categories such as reading, writing, math, STEM, etc. Each activity follows a theme for the week but can be done independently of all other activities. For example, all activities in week two are about ice cream but you do not need to complete the activities in any particular order so your child can pick and choose the activities that interest them. You can also use grade level bands above or below your child’s grade based on your child’s needs.

 

What do I Need?

As you view the choice boards, you will notice that they are divided by subject/ category. Materials needed are italicized in the top of the boxes. Many items will likely be available in your home or easily accessed at the supermarket. For reading activities and some of the other categories, you will need device with internet access. Texts sourced from www.myon.com can be accessed using the following login info:

School: Brooklyn Reads Elementary

Username: brooklyn

Password: read

 

My Child (and I) are Tired of School

Your child might be tired from weeks of distance learning and the stress of our current situation. This is not intended to add to anyone’s stress or become a point of contention in your household. To make this seem less like “school” you can:

  • Empower your child to choose the activities themselves. Let them pick what they are interested in (i.e. complete all the math activities first)
  • Challenge your child to see how many boxes they can complete in a week 
  • Designate a short (20-30 min) block of time to complete an activity and then offer free choice time
  • Use the board like tic-tac-toe and try to complete a whole column or row across. 

 

Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily need structured activities to “do enrichment.” Trips to the library, talking about books, taking a walk and talking about what you see, planning a trip together, cooking by following a recipe, and even going to the grocery store discussing quantity and pricing are all learning opportunities. Do what is comfortable for you and your family. Take time to relax, unwind, and enjoy your summer.

We look forward to our time together in September.

July Plans Summer Instructional Plans…Nursery-PK 

July Plans Summer Instructional Plans…Gr. K-1

July Plans Summer Instructional Plans…Gr. 2-3

July Plans Summer Instructional Plans…Gr. 4-5

July Plans Summer Instructional Plans…Gr. 6-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Letter from Mrs. Conlan

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you are doing well! Summer has traditionally been a time of rest and relaxation for teachers and students. This year it will be well deserved by all.  Thank you all for working with Sacred Heart Teachers and staff during these last three months. I know it has been a great effort on all our parts to keep the children learning throughout this time. We could not have done it without you.  I will keep you all in my prayers during this summer.

Please keep an eye out for emails from the school with information regarding Supplies and Summer Reading. Both will be sent out to you through email. 

Report cards will be out tomorrow at about 1:00 pm and you will be able to view them from OptionC.   If you have any questions please email Mrs. Nittolo regarding the download or on how to contact your teachers at anittolo@sacredheartbayside.org

I will be contacting you throughout the summer to let you know how we are going to be keeping our building safe for the return in September. Plans are being put in place at the Diocese and in our Academy. As soon as they are finalized we will begin sharing them with you.  It is my goal to  establish healthy protocols for September. Please know that we will maintain a safe and secure environment for all of the Sacred Heart children returning to school.

Have a blessed summer.

Regards,

Mrs. Conlan

Registration for Sacred Heart Catholic Academy of Bayside 2020 – 2021

Admissions for Sacred Heart Catholic Academy of Bayside

Welcome to the admissions site for Sacred Heart Catholic Academy, provided to you by OptionC.

Before you proceed you will need to create an account. This allows you to save your progress along the way and return to finish if you are not ready to submit an application to the school. If you previously created an account, use the login form below.

If you are family with a current student at our school, please login to the OptionC family site in order to update your re-enrollment intentions or to add in a new student.

http://www.optionc.com/external/home/admissions-new/welcome/918/0209E89

Once you login, this site consists of four sections:

  • Family Details : Update family information such as email, phone and address.
  • Parents/Guardians : Update your information, or add another parent to the family.
  • New Students : Add a new student to be considered for enrollment at our school.
  • Submit to School : Send new student information to the school.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

Good Friday

Good Friday

Good Friday is both a sad and a glad day for us.

It’s sad because it’s the day Jesus was nailed to a wooden cross and died. But it’s a glad day because we know that Jesus died out of love for us.

Jesus offered his life to God the Father so that we could go to heaven one day. We want to show Jesus that we will stay by his side. On this day we eat simple food and do not eat meat.

All day long we try to be quieter and stay close to Jesus in our thoughts and prayers. We learn about true love from Jesus.
Parents can talk to their children about the Stations of the Cross.

 

Current Information Regarding Regional Enrichment Centers For First Responders

Dear Parents and Guardians,

From the NYC DOE:

In order to successfully fight COVID-19, our first responders, health care providers, transit workers, and other key personnel must be able to come to work. That is why we have created Regional Enrichment Centers—places where the children of these front-line workers can be safely cared for while their parents continue to serve the city in this time of need.

Staffed by DOE employees and community-based organization partners, the centers will provide children with three daily hot meals, remote learning time with their teachers, activities like art, music, and physical education, and social and emotional support.

Beginning Monday, March 23, Regional Enrichment Centers are opening across every borough, with at least two sites in every school district.

Eligibility and Enrollment

The DOE has been reaching out to other City agencies, unions, and partner organizations to help identify and contact families of first responders, health care workers, and key transit employees who will need to send their children to the Regional Enrichment Centers.

With these partners, we are working to alert families about this opportunity and to help register the children for a site near their home. If you think you might be eligible to send your child to a center near you, please complete thes survey by clicking the link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDNFMOezuG9mCu99utf3dkloTpdEhzBB1ancwlaeT3ny7uEQ/viewform

Enrichment Center Information for First Responder Parents

Dear Parents,

Enrichment Centers are being set up for all grades by the NYC DOE in each school district for the children of First Responders. It will be a place where the children are watched, fed and have access to Remote Learning.

At this time, the known criteria are children of NYPD, FDNY and Local 1199 Health Workers Union. There will be additional First Responder groups added to the criteria and that information will be sent out upon receipt from the NYC DOE.

The recommendation is for each Principal to begin to compile a list of families that are First Responders, NYPD, FDNY and Local 1199.   Once information about the Enrichment Centers is received I will then be able to quickly get the information out to those families. Follow the link below to fill out a form. 

Please click here to fill out this form

Thank you

Mrs. Conlan

Sacred Heart Distance Learning Site

Click on the globe to access our Distance learning Site with opportunities for enrichment. 

 Great Activities such as Buncee, Kodable, Code.org, Yoga for Kids, Art Sites,Brain POP etc