Weekly Bulletin - Byram Hills Central School District

March 13, 2015
Peggy McInerney, Principal
MaryBeth Crupi, Assistant Principal
Dear Parents and Guardians,
DATES TO REMEMBER
Every day dismissal is an exciting time at
Coman Hill. Our faculty and staff work
exceptionally hard to ensure that students are
safely dismissed from school. I ask that you
continue to ensure the safety of our students
too. If you are picking up your child at
dismissal from Coman Hill, please make sure
that you hold the hands of your children
(especially your preschoolers) when walking
from your car into the school and vice versa.
During dismissal there are many vehicles in
motion entering and exiting Coman Hill. It is so
important that all of the children on our school
grounds are safe.
MONDAY & TUESDAY, MARCH 16 & 17
9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 7:30 P.M.
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
& BUDGET HEARING II – D.O.
FRIDAY, MARCH 20
REPORT CARDS SENT HOME
VIA PARENT PORTAL
I appreciate your help in ensuring the safety of
all children.
I would like to especially thank Tamara
Leopold and Vanessa Flores for all their
help with Nutrition Week.
Thank you and have a great weekend.
Sincerely,
Peggy
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TechTips for Coman Hill:
TechSmart is a program by the Byram Hills PTSA to provide
information, programs and resources to help families navigate parenting issues related to the internet, media
and technology.
March TechTip – Instagram Photo Maps and Tagging. If (or when) your child uses Instagram, parents need
to understand these two features. The Photo Map feature allows any follower to see – and KNOW – the
precise location where the picture was taken or where the device was located at the time of posting. This may
be your HOME ADDRESS. What can you do?
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Ask your child if they use Photo Maps and if so, ask to see what locations are on their map.
Show your child how this feature exploits their (and your family’s) privacy.
To disable Photo Maps for iOS devices: go to Settings / General / Restrictions / Location Services,
scroll down to Instagram, under Allow Location Access tap Never.
To disable Photo Maps for Android devices: go to Settings and turn off Location Services.
The Tagging features allows people to be tagged in a photo, even if they are not actually in the photo. While
you cannot prevent someone from tagging you, you can block images from appearing in your profile. Here’s how:
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Go to your Instagram profile and tap the tagged photos icon.
Then tap the settings icon and select Add Manually.
If someone tags you in a photo, it will not appear in your profile until you approve it.
Communication is key. Speak with your child about the importance of only connecting with people they know,
sharing content that is positive and appropriate, and asking for help from a trusted adult.
For more TechSmart information visit bhptsa.org / Resources / TechSmart and for grades K-2 resources
visit bhptsa.org / Coman Hill / TechSmart. If you have ideas to share or want more information, email
[email protected]
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On April 9, author/illustrator DyAnne DiSalvo, will be visiting Kindergarteners and discussing her trademark
theme "helping neighborhoods.” She received a Congressional Commendation from the State of New Jersey for
Grandpa’sCornerStore,astorythatmakes"children...realizethattheyarenotalwayspowerless,thattheycanmake
adifference."(SchoolLibraryJournal).
Shouldyouwishtopurchaseanautographedbookforyourchild,orasagiftforsomeoneelse,pleasefillin
the information below. Please email Amy Aberman ([email protected]) with any questions.
Deadline for orders is MARCH 27. NO LATE ORDERS CAN BE ACCEPTED. Please make checks payable to
BHPTSA.
Grandpa’sCornerStore(hardcover‐picturebook)‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐$18.00____________________
Lucy loves spending time at her Grandpa's corner grocery, where neighbors depend on the personal service. But
whenconstructionbeginsonagiantsupermarketaroundthecorner,LucyandGrandpafearthatGrandpa'sshop
willbeputoutofbusinessandhe'llhavetomoveaway.Beforeshe'llletthathappen,Lucyuseshercan‐dospiritto
rallythecommunityonGrandpa'sbehalfandatleastfornowkeephisstoreafloat
CityGreen(Hardcover‐picturebook)‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐$17.00____________________
MarcyandMissRosastartacampaigntocleanupanemptylotandturnitintoacommunitygarden.
UncleWillie’sSoupKitchen(paperback‐picturebook)‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐$7.00____________________
A boy spends the day with Uncle Willie in the soup kitchen where he works preparing and serving food for the
hungry.
ChapterBook:
TheSloppyCopySlipup(paperback‐chapterbook)‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐$7.00____________________
Fourth‐grader, Brian Higman worries about how his teacher Miles Fromme ‐nicknamed The General‐ will react
whenhefailstohandinawritingassignment,butheendsupbeingabletotellhisstory,afterall.
TOTAL:$___________________
StudentName:______________________________________________________
Teacher/Grade:_______________________________________________________
Spring Fling!
PTSA Community Service Committee is proud to Sponsor the First Annual "Spring Fling"
collection to benefit children at Maria Fareri Children Hospital in Valhalla, NY.
Dates:
Monday, March 23rd through Friday, May 1st.
What We Need:
Please donate NEW items in the category below based on your child’s grade. Items should
be easily usable from a hospital bed. Where possible, try bringing your child to help pick out
the item to reinforce the lesson of giving back.
Kindergarten: New Arts and Craft Supplies (paper, stickers, glitter glue,
markers, glue, paints, beads, etc.)
1st Grade: New Play Doh or Modeling Clay
2nd Grade: New Playing Cards or Travel Games (UNO, Go Fish, etc.)
Where To Donate:
Donation Bins will be located in front of the lobby of Coman Hill March 23rd through May 1st.
Thank you for helping the kids at Coman Hill to give back to other kids in need!
If you have any questions, please contact Allyson Wolland ([email protected]) or Dana
Goldman ([email protected]).
NORTH CASTLE CARES COALITION
Food for Thought
According to a number of reports issued by the National Center on Addiction
and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA), children who eat at least
five times a week with their family are at lower risk of developing poor eating
habits, weight problems or alcohol and substance dependencies, and tend to
perform better academically than their peers who frequently eat alone or
away from home.
Participating local restaurants invite you to bring your family to dinner
and receive $10.00 off your meal! For more information and to receive your
coupon, go to www.northcastlecares.org.
Coupon good Monday –Thursday, dine –in only, with a minimum $45 purchase. Expires 3/31/15.
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