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ST. RAYMOND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
July 2013 E-News
In This Issue
LEGACY GIFTS
SUMMER SCHOOL
SUMMER CAMP 2013:
DANCING
SWIMMING
ARTS AND CRAFTS
GYM TIME
FRIENDS
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HOW YOU CAN HELP: LEGACY GIFTS
  
St. Raymond Elementary School is committed to providing the best education we can to our students. You can help keep our school thriving through a legacy gift to St. Raymond. Here are a few simple ways to accomplish this:

 

1. Update your current will or have an attorney draft a will with your wishes on how your assets are to be distributed after your lifetime.
  
2. Name St. Raymond Elementary School as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or transfer ownership of a whole life policy to St. Raymond Elementary School.
  

3. Leave the balance of a retirement account to St. Raymond Elementary School after your lifetime. Simply list the program as the beneficiary on the beneficiary form provided by your plan administrator.

 

If you would like to learn more about making a bequest to St. Raymond Elementary School or other estate planning options, please call Jackie Comesanas, Esq., Director of Gift Planning at 646-794-3317 or email her at giftplanning@archny.org.

Dear St. Raymond School Parents, Alumni and Friends:

 

Summer at St. Raymond Elementary School began with a splash - literally! Summer School and Summer Camp began on June 26. Our students set to work learning and improving their academic skills, swimming, dancing, doing arts and crafts, and generally just having fun.

 

See below for photos of our summer activities.

 

Thank you again for entrusting your children to us this summer. Stay cool!

 

Elaine Nole

Advancement Director

SUMMER SCHOOL STUDENTS

FOCUS ON SKILLS

 

Students needing or wanting additional help with their studies
attended summer school. The focus was on math, reading/ELA and test preparation. Our students and teachers worked hard for the three-week summer school, which coincided with a heat wave. Luckily, the classrooms were air conditioned!  
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Students and Ms. Kinstrey in the Media Lab.

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Focused and hard at work.
Success merits a smile!
Summer School Boys
Contemplating the answer.

SUMMER CAMP: FUN IN THE SUN -- AND INDOORS, TOO!

 

Summer Camp Welcome
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Seventy-five children participated in St. Raymond's Summer Camp this year. Their days were spent dancing, doing arts and crafts, playing sports and swimming, and being with their friends. Here's a taste of summer camp.
DANCING WITH OUR STARS

Summer Camp got our children moving! Students from Pre-K through Grade 7 spent time dancing every day. Here are our Dancing Stars!

   

Summer Camp Chicken Dance
Doing the chicken dance.
Summer Camp Jumpers
Jumping for joy.
Swinging their partners.
Summer Camp Clappers
Keeping time to the music.
  
SWIM TIME!
Swimming was part of Summer Camp's daily activities. Here, our Summer Campers plunge into fun!

Summer Camp Ready to Swim
Summer Camp Swim Toe in First
Getting ready for the pool.
Toes in first.       
Summer Camp Swim - Counselor Dunked
Summer Camp Girls in the Swim
Counselor gets dunked.
Our stylish swimmers.

EXPRESSING OUR CREATIVITY THROUGH ARTS AND CRAFTS
Summer Camp brought out the artist in our students, who worked on different projects throughout Summer Camp.
  
Summer Camp Art Boy Smiling

Budding artist.

 

 

Summer Camp Art Two Boys Drawing
Artistic collaboration.
    
Summer Camp Art Girl Smiling
Painting makes her smile.
 
Summer Camp Art with Counselor

Summer Camper and Summer Counselor

making art.

FUN IN THE GYM

 

Summer Camp Basketball in Motion

The ball was in motion -- 

and so was the camera!

Summer Camp Counselor and Kids in the Gym

Camp Counselor getting his group ready

for a sprint around the gym.

Summer Camp Kids Playing in the Gym
Ready to take a shot at the basket.

Summer Camp Kicking Around in the Gym
Kicking around in the gym.

THE BEST THING ABOUT SUMMER CAMP

What's the best thing about Summer Camp? Being with our friends, of course! Summer Camp may be over but the memories of fun times remain.

Summer Camp Circle of Friends
Encircled by friends.

 

 

Don't you wish you could have gone to St. Raymond's Summer Camp?

 

Summer Camp Friends Hugging
There's always time for a hug.
SAVE THE DATE!
 Sunday, October 20, 2013

 

Join us for our Annual St. Raymond Parish-School Reunion

 

St. Raymond Church
Mass 12:00 Noon
St. Raymond Elementary School
VIP Reception 1:00 p.m.

 

Keep posted for further information. Tickets will go on sale in September.