Please be informed:
Due to the holiday season there will be no basket ball for the upcoming following dates: 12/23 and 12/30.
Basketball will resume after the new year on 1/06/2018.
If you have any questions please contact Ricardo Turenne:
Enjoy your holidays and hope to see you in the new year!
Good Evening Beacon families,
Hope everyone is having a great week! Here are the details about the Winter Wonderland Family Night happening next Wednesday December 20, 2017 from 5:00PM-8:00PM.
We encourage all families to attend, it will be an enjoyable night for parents and kids filled with interactive activities for everyone in the family.
We DO NOT REQUIRE parents to attend in order for kids to participate in the event. All kids will be able to participate in the event.
For parents who are able to make it to the event, we kindly ask that you RSVP AT BEACON217@CHILDCENTERNY.ORG, with you and your child’s name, and Winter Wonderland in the Subject Line. You must RSVP by Monday December 18. If you are going to attend with your child, activities will begin at 5PM.
Programming will end at 4:45 on the 20th, if you are unable to pick your child up at 4:45PM , they will participate in the event until the parent picks them up.
Some of the activities we have lined up:
We will also have an artist coming in to do a parent and child paint workshop, for this particular activity we have a 30 person capacity as there is only 1 instructor. If you would like to participate in please RSVP ASAP TO BEACON217@CHILDCENTERNY.ORG WITH PARENT PAINT IN THE SUBJECT LINE. This activity will last up to 2 hours. Please note that we are only able to have grades 3 and up participate in this activity.
Tutoring and open gym for teens and adults will not be held on the 20th.
If there are any questions or concerns feel free to contact us at Beacon217@childcenterny.org or 718.577.5751
Nohar Ramlall, MSW
Assistant Program Director
The Child Center of New York
Roosevelt Island Beacon P.S/I.S 217
645 Main Street New York, NY 10044
Winter Holiday Care:
Beacon will be open Weds, Dec 27, 2017 – Fri, Dec 29 from 9AM-5PM. There are only 20 spots available. If you’d like to reserve a spot please RSVP at email@example.com.
Reminder: Beacon is closed December 23-26 and December 30-January 1. Regular programming resumes on January 2, 2018.
After School Programming:
STEM programming will begin next week! Each grade will have weekly STEM programming.
Parent volunteers are needed to get the Basketball League off the ground. If you can volunteer as a coach please contact our Evening and Saturday Coordinator, Ricardo Turenne, at RicardoTurenne@childcenterny.org. We have basketball practices from 9AM-3PM on Saturdays for grades K-8. Please drop in!
SAVE THE DATE:
Winter Wonderland Family Engagement Event
When: December 20, 2017
Where: P.S/I.S 217
An evening of fun activities for everyone in the family!
More details to follow in the coming week.
Please feel free to contact the Beacon Team at 718-577-5751 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
We want to thank all the parents that came out these past 2 weeks for the parent meetings. We appreciate all the feedback we received and look forward to continue building and cultivating a program that is beneficial to all students of the Beacon program. Some points that were addressed include:
As of this week we are in classrooms. During our classroom time participants are able to work on homework during the first period (45 mins). For younger students this time will also include a variety of other activities since homework time is shortened for them. The recreation/arts/physical activity that follows depends on the schedule for that day.
Each week we have 2 lessons for Project Based Learning (PBL), which is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working to investigate and respond to an engaging intricate activity. These 2 lesson are centered around the theme of this school year which is World Olympics, offering lessons about multiculturalism that prepare children to thrive in today’s diverse society and to practice respect towards people of all different backgrounds, while strengthening academic skills.
Weeknights and Weekends:
We continue to open from 6:30-7:30pm for tutoring each day, as well as offering open gym hours for teens from 6:30-7:30pm, and Adults from 7:30-9:30pm. Our Saturday program is up and running alsofrom 9am-4pm for grades K-8 and open gym for teens from 4-5pm.
During the parent meetings it was brought to our attention that there has been misinformation and unofficial communications being shared. We’d like to remind Beacon families that all official announcements regarding programing, dismissal times, half days, events, etc. will be coming directly from Beacon and will also be shared on the PTA website on our behalf. If there are any questions, comments or concerns, please reach out to one of the following contact emails or phone numbers:
General questions please email:
Student Concerns please email:
Work Cell: 917-599-2826
Office Number: 718-577-5751
In order to finalize our schedule we would like your help! Please take a moment to fill out the attached survey with your child(ren).
Paper copies of the survey will also be available next week during beacon-parent conferences.
Please complete the survey by 11/17/17.
To accommodate working parents, Beacon-Parent conferences will be held this week immediately following dismissal. Parents will meet with the Director, Assistant Director, and some of the counselors that work directly with the students and be able to ask questions and/or give feedback about the program. The schedule is below:
(Please note, if you are not able to attend during the specific day/times below, please email:
email@example.com or Christinamangra@childcenterny.org to set up a meeting with Christina Mangra on a different date.
Conferences will be held immediately following the 5:30 dismissal time.
Kindergarten: Monday 11/13/17 from 5:30pm-6:30pm
1st Grade: Monday 11/13/17 from 5:30pm-6:30pm
2nd Grade: Tuesday 11/14/17 from 5:30pm-6:30pm
3rd Grade: Wednesday 11/15/17 from 5:30pm-6:30pm
4th Grade: Thursday 11/16/17 from 5:30pm-6:30pm
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Grades: Friday 11/17/17: 5:30pm-6:30pm.
Beacon Advisory Board:
We are looking to build an Advisory Board team that includes a few parent representatives. If you are interested in being a part of the Advisory Board team, please email Beacon217@childcenterny.org with your full name, email address and telephone number.
Tutoring: We offer tutoring for ALL GRADES from 6:30-7:30 (Open to all registered Beacon participants.)
Adult Open Gym: Ages18+, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Adult Soccer: We are pleased to announce that we are starting Soccer on Tuesday, November 14. Soccer will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-9:30. (Ages 18+)
Adult Basketball: Basketball will now be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30PM-9:30PM. (Ages 18+)
Teen Open Gym: Ages 13-17 - 6:30PM-7:30PM
Teen Basketball: Basketball will now be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:30PM-7:30PM. (Ages 13-17)
Teen Soccer: Beginning Tuesday, November 14th soccer will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30. (Ages 13-17)
We are happy to announce we have received our School Aged Child Care license. We will be running as a multi-purpose program starting Monday 11/6/17. Students will be doing homework in classrooms from 3:15pm-4:00pm.
In order to finalize our schedule we would like the input of the parents and students.
Beacon-Parent conferences will be held over the next two weeks. Parents can meet with the Director, Assistant Director and some of the counselors that work directly with the students and be able to ask questions and/or give feedback about the program. The schedule is below:
(please note, if you are not able to attend during the specific day/times below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Christinamangra@childcenterny.org to set up a meeting with Christina Mangra on a different date.
Beacon Advisory Board:
We are looking to build an Advisory Board team that includes a few parent representatives. If you are interested in being apart of the Advisory Board team, please email email@example.com with your full name, email address and telephone number.
Don't forget, Saturday programming has started!
Saturday Programming: K-8th Grade 9am-4pm, High School 4-5pm
Hello, Beacon Families/Roosevelt Island Families,
We would first like to thank you those of you that attended our Lights On event this past week. As some of you all may know, Lights On After School is the only nationwide event celebrating after school programs and their role in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn and helping working families. The effort has become a hallmark of the after school movement and annually sees more than 1 million Americans celebrate at more than 8,000 events nationwide. We look forward to making our Lights On event much bigger next year!
We will be opening on evenings starting Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
Homework Help: Monday-Friday 6:00PM-7:30PM. Open to the community.
Adult (18+) Open Gym: Monday-Friday 7:30-9:30PM. Open to the Community.
Adult Yoga & Zumba: Coming Soon. Open to the Community.
Our first official Saturday will kick off on November 4, 2017.
Saturday Programming: K-8th Grade 9am-4pm, High School 4-5pm
If there are any other suggestions for programs you’d be interested in having offered, please email Beacon217@childcenterny.org with your suggestions.
As always, if there are any questions or concerns please email, call or set up an appointment to meet with myself or the Assistant Director, Nohar Ramlall.
Christina Mangra & Nohar Ramlall
Beacon After School Schedule as of October 30th
As always, please let Christina or Nohar know if there are any questions or concerns.