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Rocky Point Union Free School District Schools | Frank J. Carasiti Elementary

 


 FRANK J. CARASITI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-2)
90 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road | Rocky Point, NY 11778
Phone: (631) 744-1601 | Fax: (631) 744-1396
Principal: Jason Westerlund | Assistant Principal: Linda Greening
Hours: 9:30 AM - 3:50 PM 
SafeK-12 Anonymous Tip Line Report It Link (code rpfjc)
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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

 

December 2021


Dear FJC Families,

Happy December, a time when the cooler temperatures outside bring us closer together inside as we look forward to the upcoming holiday season.  We can already begin to see signs of the many traditions our families take part in.  Houses are decorated, candles are lit, Christmas carols are played everywhere, and there is just that special feeling in the air.

Excitement abounds here at FJC as well.  This month our second grade chorus will perform at their winter concert, students will have an opportunity to do some holiday shopping at our “Little Shoppers” event, families will be invited to participate in the Holiday Boutique, we will host our parent-teacher conferences, and end the month with a Holiday Spirit Week.

Throughout the month of December, we will also continue to focus on the character trait of RESPECT.  Students will continue to explore what this concept means, and begin to think about ways in which we can grow in our ability to be respectful both to ourselves and to others.  To show our school spirit, we are encouraging all members of our school community to wear our school colors and/or school apparel every Friday.

We are also hoping to support the community by hosting a pajama drive to benefit Little Flower.  If you’d like to participate, please send in new pajamas (any size) with your child to school by Wednesday, December 8th.

As it continues to be cold outside, we wanted to take a moment to remind families to make sure students are dressed to participate in outdoor recess and/or physical education.  Please make sure students come to school with their coats, gloves, and hats, as we will be going outside as often as we can.  We also ask that all clothing and accessories be labeled with your child’s name so that misplaced items can be returned.

Important Dates:

December 1st-  Second Grade Concert- 7 pm in the High School Auditorium for Ticket Holders only

December 1st-3rd- Holiday Shopping for students (during the school day for students)

December 4th- Holiday Boutique—Rocky Point Middle School from 9am-3pm (Vendors, Raffles, RP Eagle Merchandise, Story Time, Pictures with Santa, Toy Drive, and Much More)

December 8th - Afternoon & Evening Parent Teacher Conferences- Early Dismissal (11:45 am). Parent-Pick-up begins at 11:25 am. 

December 9th - Afternoon Parent Teacher Conferences- Early Dismissal (11:45 am). Parent-Pick-up begins at 11:25 am.   

December 20th-23rd-  Holiday Spirit Week:

  • 12/20 Merry Monday- Favorite holiday shirt/sweater/holiday colors
  • 12/21 Tinsel Tuesday- Holiday Accessories- wear your favorite holiday head wear, shirt/pants, necklaces/bracelets, or socks
  • 12/22 Winter Wonderland Wednesday- Wear white, blue, or something with snowflakes
  • 12/23 T'was the Night before Winter Break- Comfy, cozy day, pajama day

 

Whatever your family traditions may be during this time of year, we wish you and your family the very best.  May you enjoy the warmth of the season and time together as we celebrate the end of the year and look forward to a happy and healthy 2022!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out.


 Gratefully Yours,

Jason Westerlund                                   Linda Greening

        Jason Westerlund                                                                              Linda Greening

                Principal                                                                                     Assistant Principal

  


 

Inclement Weather When school is closed due to inclement weather, bad road conditions, or other emergencies, please listen to one of the following radio/TV stations for the announcements regarding Rocky Point Schools: WALK Storm Center 97.5 FM WBLI /WBAB Storm Center 106.1 FM WRCN 103.9 FM NEWS 12 LI

Connect-ED
The Rocky Point Union Free School District uses Connect-ED, a school-to-parent telephone notification system, as part of our efforts to communicate more effectively with parents or guardians. Connect-ED will enable the Rocky Point Union Free School District to notify families immediately in the event of a snow day or school-wide emergency. The system can deliver up to 3,000 messages within minutes—ensuring that you quickly know what's going on. To receive these messages, FJC must have your up-to-date contact information. If you move, change jobs, or obtain a new cell phone number, be sure to log onto the eSchool Parent Portal to update your information so you won't miss a single Connect-ED message.

Two-Hour Delayed Opening
When road conditions in the early morning are hazardous but are expected to improve rapidly as the morning progresses, the District may utilize a two-hour delayed opening for all schools. Students will report to their bus stops exactly two hours later than they normally would. Dismissal for all schools will be at their normal times. This delayed opening may also be used for other emergencies. Notice of the delayed opening will be made as early as possible and broadcast on the listed radio stations and TV-Cablevision News 12 and the District's Connect-ED Telephone Notification System will be activated. In the event that we cannot transport students to school as a result of a “two-hour delayed opening” based on forecast predictions for improved weather and conditions by 7 AM, school officials will announce that schools will be closed. It is important that you continue to listen carefully for just such announcements.

Inclement Bus Stops
Inclement weather bus stops are available on the eSchool Parent Portal. Due to the geographic nature of our area, “inclement” weather stops will be utilized when adverse road conditions exist. At various times during the winter season, inclement weather bus stops will be used to ensure the safety of our student population. The use of these stops may be necessary at any time during the school day, without prior announcement. Parents should listen to the radio stations or call First Student Transit at 744-2204 if they have any questions regarding whether or not the Inclement Weather Bus Stops will be used. The district's voice mail will also have the announcement. Please make arrangements for someone to meet children at these alternate stops.

 


 

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