Registration packets for Kindergarten will be mailed out the week of February 11th. Children who will be five years of age by December 31, 2019, are eligible to register for kindergarten. To confirm your child's name is on our incoming kindergarten list, please email Karen O'Rourke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Literacy Camp 2019
Once again, we are pleased to be offering a summer reading and writing camp to students finishing grades K-4. The camp will run from Monday, July 1st through Friday, July 19th. There will be no school on Thursday, July 4th. Please note that this camp will be held at Ardsley Middle School. For more information and sign up for the Summer Literacy Camp, please read the attached letter below.
iCreate Fair 2019
Wellness Fair Presenters Needed!!
Each year our third and fourth graders eagerly anticipate the Concord Road Wellness Fair. This year’s Wellness Fair will take place on Friday, March 29th.
Professionals working various aspects of the fitness, health, medicine and /or emergency service fields come to speak. We would like to know if you or someone you know would be willing to volunteer to do an interactive wellness presentation for students.
We are seeking presenters in the following disciplines:
- Social & Emotional Wellness
- Medical Health and Emergency Services
- Physical Fitness
- Culinary Health and Nutrition
Presentations may not involve the use of food products.
Our theme for the fair will be Laugh Out Loud -- LOL.
The morning begins with a breakfast for guest lecturers at 8:15 a.m., which is followed by an interactive display in the gymnasium for each professional. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 11:15 a.m.
Please contact Toni Tiso by March 4th if you would be willing to support us as a presenter. She can be reached at 231-0825 or email@example.com.
Thank you in helping us to grow our young learners.
Ardsley Day Camp Summer 2019 Registration!!'Ardsley Day Camp Registration is open for the 2019 season! Our camp is the only camp run by Ardsley teachers.Register before February 15, 2019 and pay the early registration rate!Find our registration form at: www.ardsleydaycamp.org. Send deposit payable to "Ardsley Day Camp" along with completed registration form to :Ardsley Day Camp700 Ashford AvenueArdsley N.Y. 10502NEW THIS YEAR: Parents may also pay using My School Bucks.Looking forward to a great season!Sean Grady
New Main Building Walker Dismissal Pilot Update
Our two-week main building walker dismissal pilot, which started on January 7th, is now drawing to a close. We would like to begin by thanking everyone for a strong collaboration during our implementation period and for providing helpful feedback through the recent survey that was sent. A thorough review of the community survey results, including a review of the survey comments, and a review of feedback from our faculty members who facilitate main building walker dismissal, was conducted by building administrators, members of the PPLT and members of the faculty and staff. A sample of feedback from children across each grade level was also considered.
Following this joint analysis, the decision was made to extend the pilot period for an additional two weeks with an adjustment to the protocol for 4th graders. While things will remain the same as they have been over the past two weeks for kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade main building walkers, we would like to pilot having 4th graders exit through the main entrance doors. This shift will begin on Tuesday, January 22nd. Parents picking up 4th graders should form a line in the roped off area towards the right of the main entrance, behind the kindergarten pickup line. This area will be designated and marked with signage. Once kindergarten parents have picked up their children, 4th grade parents will then move forward and receive their children. Our hope is that this will provide a safer location for 4th grade parents to wait, reduce the number of pickup locations for families with children in multiple grades, enhance efficiency for fourth graders moving through the building to their exit location, and offer an overhang to more families.
We would like to acknowledge that we received several comments noting that it would be best for siblings to exit through the same door. While we honor this and fully agree that this would be ideal, unfortunately logistics within the building prohibit us from making that actionable at this time. We also received feedback that the volume of car traffic during dismissal makes it difficult for parents to exit campus efficiently. We continue to encourage bus eligible families to ride the bus to support decreased congestion. From the faculty and staff members with dismissal duty, and from the children we spoke to, there was unanimous, positive feedback that the main building dismissal pilot was a significant improvement over what previously existed, particularly regarding student safety. We will seek additional feedback the week of January 28th, following the 4th grade shift, before finalizing our new main building dismissal protocol.
Wednesday Early Dismissal Information
This is just a reminder that on Wednesdays we have early dismissal for students. Dismissal times are as follows:
Kindergarten & 1st grade students primary building walkers are dismissed at 2:20pm.
2nd, 3rd & 4th grade main building walkers are dismissed at 2:35pm.
Buses depart by 2:50pm.
We ask that you be at your child's bus stop early and wait for your child. This will alleviate children being brought back to school.
February 28, 2019
March 8, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Half Day Dismissal
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Parent Teacher Conferences
March 15, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM K Registration Packet Due
March 22, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Half Day Dimissal
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Parent Teacher Conferences
March 25, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Wellness Week