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Compass program for 2017-2018 school year

What's up with Compass?

March

Dear Compass Parents,

I hope you are all doing well; it has been a very busy month for me as I am having to attend many trainings and meetings for this position, so if I am ever not here during program or during the day please feel free to email me at egiacalone@unitedactivities.org or call the office at 1(718)-605-1189 ex 2210 and I will get back to you as soon as I can. If you need to speck to someone immediately, my assistant director Danielle Nichols is always here and will be leading program on days when I have meeting and or trainings. I would also like to remind you that we have a minimum attendance of 4 days a week, with earliest pick up time being 5 PM. If there is a special activity your child leaves early for please supply us with a note with their name, the day they will be leaving, the time they will be leaving, for what activity they are leaving, and your signature.  If you have a special circumstance, please feel free to email me.

This month our Compass Students will be studying Ancient Egypt and all the fascinating history surrounding it. As always all of STEM, literacy and art, lessons and activities will be centered around the topic of Ancient Egypt.

Important Dates!

March 9, 2018- MANDTORY Parent meeting at 5:30 p.m. we will be reviewing the handbook and reminding parents of proper procedures and policies.

March 15, 2018- School has a half day which means there will be NO Compass program on this day.

March 30, 2018- Spring Break begins! There will be NO Compass program on this day but camp will be open from April 2, 2018- April 6, 2018

Thank you all and best wishes,

Elyse Giacalone

UAU Program Director

Compass P.S.56

egiacalone@unitedactivities.org

 

 

 

February

Dear Parents,

           I hope all is well! As we enter February we would like to thank Ms. Roe for all she has done as the Program Director of P.S.56 Compass. To those of you that do not know, Ms. Roe was offered an opportunity to begin her career as a teacher and excitedly accepted. Now I, Elyse Giacalone, and the new Program Director of P.S.56 Compass and I am thrilled to have this position as I have work for UAU at P.S.56 since 2011. I will be hosting a mandatory parent meeting for Compass parents on a date that is to be announced. I would also like to remind you that we have a minimum attendance of 4 days a week, with earliest pick up time being 5 PM. If there is a special activity your child leaves early for please supply us with a note with their name, the day they will be leaving, the time they will be leaving, for what activity they are leaving, and your signature.  If you have a special circumstance, please feel free to email me at egiacalone@unitedactivities.org.

            This month our Compass students will be studying Marine Biology! All of our STEM, literacy and art lessons will be themed around marine biology in hopes that your children will love the topic and be eager to learn more.

                                               Here are some important dates

February 16, 2018- Lunar New Year! School is closed and there will be NO compass on this date. We at Compass wish everyone who celebrates a Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year!

February 19, 2018- Schools are closed and there will be NO compass on this day.

February 20-23, 2018- Compass is open these days from 8am-6pm. Meals will be provided. Also just a reminder the latest you may drop your child off is 9:30am, after that time no more children will be allowed attend program.

February 22, 2018- Our trip to the Zoo! We will be leaving P.S.56 at 9:00am sharp and returning no later than 5:00pm. Meals will be provided for the children on the trip. If you did not hand in a permission slip for your child or wish they do not attend the trip, regular Compass program will be open from 8:00am – 6:00pm.

Thank you all and best wishes,

Elyse Giacalone

UAU Program Director

Compass P.S.56

egiacalone@unitedactivities.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS 56 Focus

If we continue to develop success criteria, formative assessment, better lesson plans aligned to CCLS containing student activities focused on specific teaching points and appropriate student self-reflection strategies, then our students will have better opportunities to be independent, self-assessing learners who can lead meaningful conferences regarding where they are along the learning continuum, where they need to go and how they may get there.

 This year, as a means to this end, we are working collaboratively with each other and our District to unpack Common Core Learning Standards, tease out the important components to emphasize, identify specific learning intentions with specific success criteria and specific active student engagement activities to develop Self-assessing learners.

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 Meeting Dates for 2017-2018 school year

December 15, 2017

January 5, 2018

January 19, 2018

February 2, 2018

March 2, 2018

March 16, 2018

April 13, 2018

April 27, 2018

May 11, 2018

May 25, 2018

Respect For All

         P.S. 56 Respect For All liaison is Angela Bonadonna to reach Mrs. Bonadonna call (718)605-1189 ext 4246 or

email@ABonadonna @schools.nyc.gov

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