QUOTE OF THE MONTH
When we are honest with ourselves we must admit that our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines what kind of people that we are.
César Chávez, Mexican-American activist
Welcome to Community Action School!
Welcome to the 2014 – 2015 school year!
We are excited to welcome back our returning students, and to getting to know the new members of our school community. For all, we promise a year full of learning, growth and fun.
We will be updating this site over the weeks to come with information about students’ classes and the school’s special activities. All of our teachers will have pages with information about their classes. Our attached school calendar will be continuously updated with the academic schedule and special activities.
The first day of school
On the first day, we will be entering at 8:00 on the 92nd Street side as they will every other day of the year. Teachers will be waiting in the basement cafeteria with the names of homeroom teachers for each student. Students will be brought upstairs once all students have arrived and attendance has been taken.
Family members may come into the cafeteria on the first morning to make sure that their children are settled for the day, but may not go upstairs with their children. On following days students must enter the cafeteria on their own, without a family member.
Students will be dismissed from the 92nd Street exit at 2:45, as they will every day throughout the school year.
SISTER CITY PROJECT
CAS has become the sister school of Rural Mixed School “Chacayá Number Two,” a program serving 124 kindergarten through sixth grade students in the Central American country of Guatemala. The school serves children in the small town of San Antonio Chacayá, located in a mountainous area that produces large quantities of coffee.
One interesting fact about the school is that the first language for many students is the indigenous dialect tz’utujil, and that children learn to read, write and speak Spanish while in the school. Also, during part of the school year students help their families pick coffee beans for many hours early in the morning and late in the afternoon, and must attend their classes from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Think about that next time you feel your day is long!
This year, CAS will be raising funds for the Chacayá School library, which currently has a very small number of books. (See the picture below). The Community Service Club will be planning fundraising projects this fall. Stay tuned for the details of their work.
Students from the Chacayá School
The school library in process of being set up and filled with books.
Chacayá school librarian giving a lesson to young students.