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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) 744-2182
Principal: Jason Westerlund | Assistant Principal: Linda Greening
Hours: 9:30 AM - 3:50 PM 
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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

January 2021

Dear FJC Families, 

Happy New Year!  We hope you enjoyed the warmth and joy of time spent with family during the break, and that you enter the new year happy, healthy, and renewed.  We are thrilled to see our students return, and ready for another exciting month here at FJC.

During the month of January, we will be engaging in stories and activities to promote kindness.  We will also be participating in the “Great Kindness Challenge” where students will have an opportunity to demonstrate and celebrate kindness within the school community.  In addition, the last week in January we will have themed days in which we invite students to celebrate kindness by dressing up:

Monday, January 25th:  Kickoff to Kindness-Wear your favorite team gear
Tuesday, January 26th:  Dream of Kindness-Pajama day
Wednesday, January 27th:  Kindness is in our Character-Dress like your favorite character (Disney, Cartoon, Superhero, etc.)
Thursday, January 28th:  Crazy for Kindness-Crazy clothes, socks, hair day
Friday, January 29th:  School Spirit Day-Wear Rocky Point attire or colors

We encourage all students to show their spirit every Friday by wearing Rocky Point attire or school colors.  Our Character Count Newsletter will be shared shortly with more information, ideas, and activities.  

Throughout the month, we will continue to try to get our students outside for recess as much as possible.  Please make sure your child is in temperature appropriate clothing to participate in outdoor recess.  As it gets colder, coats, glove/mittens, and hats will help keep the children warm.  If you could also make sure to label the belongings with your child’s name, this will help in case we find a missing jacket, glove, hat, etc.

We wanted to take a moment to remind you of our upcoming Virtual Parent-Teacher-Conferences.  There will be afternoon conferences on Thursday, January 7th and Friday, January 8th, and evening conferences on Wednesday, January 6th.  In order to accommodate the conferences there will be two student half days on Thursday, January 7th and Friday, January 8th with a dismissal time of 11:45, with the student pickup beginning at 11:25.  

The easiest way to attend the virtual parent teacher conference is by using your child’s chromebook to join a Google Meet.  If you cannot access your child’s account, you can also join the conference via phone using a teacher specific phone and pin number that will be found on your child’s teachers e-board the day of the conferences.  At this point, you should have received your appointment time from your child’s teacher along with a link to a video (follow this link to see the video) that shows you how to access the conference.  If you have any questions in regards to the appointment time, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

At the start of a new year it is a tradition to make a New Year’s Resolution, a goal to help you grow as another year begins.  It feels as if we’ve all grown more than anticipated in 2020, in some ways that were expected and in many that were completely unpredictable.  May 2021 be a year of hope, health, and growth for us all in only the most beautiful of ways.  Thank you for all you do for our community, and for making FJC the place to be!

Gratefully yours, 

Jason Westerlund, Principal

Linda Greening, Assistant Principal

 

VIdeo 1: https://youtu.be/-9NDg-ydkmI

Video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hy99hRtNb0&feature=youtu.be

  


 

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.

 


 

FJC Positive Vibes for Essential Workers!

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Second graders in FJC took extra steps to spread some messages of appreciation as the school takes part in a Kindness Month initiative. Students in Mrs. Stacy Iberger and Mrs. JoAnna Fasano’s class created cards of thanks to send to essential workers and health care employees at Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and Stony Brook University Hospital. Hearts, colorful rainbows and thoughtful words of gratitude and respect were included in each original card the students designed and created.
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