From the desk of our wonderful Miss LaShea… (all of the documents that were attachments in this email have been posted below)
Hello Philip’s Academy Families!
- Please view the attached Family Field Day donation form. Also, please remember to complete the form and place it inside the Blue Box.
- Family Field Day – June 24, 2016
Family Field Day will be held at “The Loop” within Watchung Reservation, Mountainside, NJ.
Directions: If you have access to the app, the best move would be to access Google Maps, especially if you have not been to this site before.
From the Garden State Parkway, take exit or 22 West (Exit #140A if heading Southbound & #140 if heading Northbound). ~ Take Route 22 West past Springfield exits. ~Make a right at the Mountainside / New Providence Road exit. ~ Turn right at the 4th block which is W.R. Tracy Drive. ~Follow this road for about a mile. ~Follow the signs towards The Loop / Playground area. Can’t wait to see you there!
From the Athletic Department,
Thank you for submitting our Athletic questionnaire, we are excited to pass on that we have enough interest to begin preparing our Athletic Calendar for the 2016-2017 School year.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For those students participating in the fall sports, you MUST submit a completed physical during the first week of school. Any delay in the physical may result in your child missing tryouts for the team. The seasons start mid to late September so it’s important that the physical be completed. Required forms are available on the Parent Portal.
In September, we will have a mandatory parent meeting to discuss practice times, student pickup, and other team information.
Below are the new athletic teams at Philip’s Academy:
- Cross Country (grades 6-8)
- Flag Football (grades 6-8)
- Elementary Basketball (girls & boys, grades 4-5
Thank you as always for your support to Philip’s Academy Athletics!!
FROM THE PACS LIBRARY/MEDIA CENTER
Our students now have access to Open eBooks, an app that can be downloaded to any Apple or Android device. Every student was given their own username and password this past week that allows them access to a database of thousands of award winning books for FREE!
Here is a link to a video of FLOTUS Michelle Obama talking about the program:
Homeroom teachers will send home parent letters this week with further instructions. (this was already done on Tuesday. If for some reason your child lost their paper and thus cannot access the site, I would try emailing Ms. Guerriero first because she was the bright mind behind setting this program up and making it available to all our students.
Thanks so much for your help! Many overdue books have been returned this week.
Fines will be assessed for any books not returned by the end of the year, so please keep looking!
Lastly, please contact Ms. Guerriero if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!
This is just a reminder that there will be No Aftercare on the day of Graduation, Thursday, June 23, 2016. All students should be picked up promptly at 12:30pm.
Thank you for your attention to this matter and have a wonderful summer break!
- Remaining Recognition Ceremonies
Grade – 5:* Monday, June 20, periods 7-8
Grade – 6:* Monday, June 20, periods 7-8
Grade 2: Tuesday, June 21, periods 7-8
Grade 4: Tuesday, June 21, periods 1-2
Grade 7: Wednesday, June 22, periods 7-8
Grade 8: Wednesday, June 22, periods 7-8
***New This Year: Grades 5 and 6 will have their own US Recognition Ceremony.
Please support our PEEC trip fundraiser by joining us on Saturday June 25th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Spanish Pavilion restaurant located in Harrison, NJ. Admission is $10 per person to an ALL you can eat BBQ! Up to 70% of the profit will go to the rising 6th and 7th graders’ PEEC field trip. It’s a great opportunity to unwind and laugh among friends. PLEASE spread the word!
Flyers are attached to this message.(towards the bottom)
See you there!
“ We need at least 50 people to come in order to receive 50% of the profit. You may pay at the door!”
Saturday June 25th from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Website – Spanish Pavilion Restaurant
- 31 Harrison Avenue
Harrison, NJ, 07029
From: The Principal
Dear Philip’s Academy Families,
Happy Father’s Day Weekend. Due to insufficient ticket sales, “Applebee’s Short Stacks for a Tall Cause” scheduled for Sunday, April 19 has been cancelled. Funds donated will still be contributed to our Upper School PEEC trips; at the same time, anyone requesting a refund for tickets purchased should return their tickets to Ms. Ito to secure a refund.
Effective immediately, “If you make a left turn into our parking lot, you may be ticketed.” Police officers have been monitoring cars on Central Avenue and have told us that they will start ticketing cars that cross the Double Yellow Line entering our parking lot.
As we prepare for the end of the year, it is essential that students take home all of their belongings. This semester, we have found that providing students with a “Lost and Found” only creates another “trash bin” in the hallways. Therefore, the “Lost and Found” locations will be eliminated by the end of the week. Please ask your children to make sure that they check for any personal items before Friday.
We also want to notify you that projects left at school after Friday, June 17, will be discarded. We are trying to avoid extra work for faculty and our maintenance staff as the school year rapidly comes to an end. Therefore, we appreciate your support.
Thank you again for a fantastic and memorable end-of-the-year.
Only 4 more days until Graduation!
Principal Mark A Shultz
From: The Principal
June is here and as we know there are often many end-of-year celebrations that take place in school. That being said, we would like to ask everyone to be thinking healthy when making these plans. In our culture, we often reward children with cookies, cakes, ice cream and chips, but this is Philip’s Academy and we have a mission. Our mission is to teach our kids about healthy eating and making healthy choices. There are so many ways to celebrate with food that is healthy and still sends a message of reward and celebration.
- Homemade Popsicles
- Frozen Watermelon, melon and grapes
- Whole Grain baked goods.
- Home-made salsa
- Fruit kabobs
- Fruit salads
- Fruit water
- Whole grain pasta salads
- Vegan cupcakes.
- Veggie platters
Please feel free to Contact me if you have any questions at email@example.com
Thank you for your continued support.
Mark A. Shultz
I2 Summer Camp Information!
- Direct Link : i2 Camp Summer Program
This year at Philip’s Academy we will be hosting a series of fun and inspiring, hands-on one week courses, blending Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM). This program is supported by Google.
- Jr Camp is for rising 5th-6th graders
- Sr Camp is for rising 7th-8th graders
- Courses will run July 6th – July 31st
- Cost is $550 per week, lunch included
- (The camp is being offered at a special rate of $550 per/week. The true cost of the program is $800 per/week. Click here to make a donation to help support another camper.)
- Easy drop-off, Just off I-280
- Fully air-conditioned, state-of-the-art facility
- Maximum of 20 campers per course.
- Code, Design, Build, Dream… What will your child do this summer?
Act now!!! There are a few spaces available for i2 Camp this summer. Contact Ms. Amy Jo Curran 973-624-2171 for details! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
June 14th Alumni Panel Discussion – We strongly encourage all upper school families to attend this event. Be prepared to receive helpful and truthful information about the high school transition from former Philip’s Academy students who are now in high school and college. No one can tell the transition story better than those who have “walked the walk”. Panelists will discuss their journey through the high school placement process and share their greatest accomplishments and their struggles. Join us and take heed to the advice they give about the leap from middle school to high school life.
June 17th Alumni Induction Ceremony – Mandatory event for all graduating students. An annual tradition where the Class of 2016 will be inducted into the Philip’s Academy Alumni Association. The ceremony will include class performances, guest speakers and special gifts for each graduate. Business casual attire please. Dresses, skirts/slacks and ties are preferred; no jeans. Students will process into the ceremony the same way that they will for graduation; thus, it is imperative that students arrive on time.
Amy Jo Curran
- Family Field Day Donation Form
- Summer Reading List – Grades k-8
- Summer fun in the city flyer
- Spanish Pavilion BBQ Flyer
Downloadable Attachments, see below… (all this information was provided in Ms. LaShea’s email).
Monday, June 20 (Day 6)
Tuesday, June 21 (Day 1)
- Upper School Field Trips (Grades 5-8)
- End of Quarter 4
Wednesday, June 22 (Day 2)
- US Recognition Ceremony 2:00pm
Thursday, June 23 (Day 3)
- Graduation 10:00am
- Half day of school: 12:30 Dismissal No Aftercare
Friday, June 24 (Day 4)
- Family Field Day (“The Loop” within Watchung Reservation, Mountainside, NJ)