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ST. RAYMOND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
August 2013 E-News
In This Issue
CHARITABLE GIFTS
BRONX ZOO TRIP
BOWLING FUN
VIDEO GAMES
MINI-GOLF
DANCE SHOW
SUMMER CAMP BBQ
MAINTENANCE STAFF
GETTING READY
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CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITIES: TURN YOUR COMPASSION INTO A LIFETIME SOURCE OF INCOME
With a charitable gift annuity, in exchange for a donation, you will receive lifetime payments and support the future of St. Raymond Elementary School.
 
Here are some additional benefits:
  • Obtain an immediate income tax charitable deduction.
  • Receive fixed payments, largely tax-free.
  • Supplement your retirement funds with a known dollar amount.
  • Donate stock and save on your capital gains tax.
  • Solidify the future of St. Raymond Elementary School with a significant contribution.

SEE HOW YOU BENEFIT

 

Sample Annuity Payout Rates for One Person

 

AGE

RATE

70

5.10%

73

5.50%

76

6.00%

78

6.40%

80

6.80%

84

7.60%

86

8.00%

90

9.00%

 

Help protect the future of St. Raymond Elementary School with a donation that provides you with payments for life.

 

If you would like to learn more about a charitable gift annuity, 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:

 

It's hard to believe that summer is drawing to a close. September is just around the corner!

 

Summer Camp ended on July 26. It went so fast! In addition to the daily activities that we featured in the July E-News, our Summer Campers enjoyed field trips, kicked up their heels at their Dance Show and enjoyed the End of Summer Camp Barbecue. See the photos of their exploits in this issue.

 

And speaking of September...our extremely hard working and talented Maintenance staff, under the direction of Luis Mercado, have been cleaning, repairing and renovating the school (including creating new classrooms!) so that the whole facility inside and out will be top notch and ready for the 2013-2014 academic year. A big shout out to our great Maintenance Department! They keep our school looking fabulous year round. Check out the photos of the team in action.

 

The next time you hear from me will be in the new school year.

 

Enjoy the rest of the summer and have a safe and Happy Labor Day.

 

Elaine Nole

Advancement Director

 

 

 NOTHING SAYS SUMMER LIKE

A TRIP TO THE BRONX ZOO

A trip to the Bronx Zoo is one of Summer Camp's favorite field trips. It wouldn't be summer without it. The children spent an afternoon at the zoo. While there, one of the zookeepers called them over to see a newborn seal with its mother.

 

Summer Camp Cropped Bronx Zoo Group Shot
Our Summer Campers at the Bronx Zoo with the baby seal on the rock in the background.

 

 

Summer Camp Redone Bronx Zoo

Our Summer Campers were able to get a closer view of the newborn baby seal with its mother.

 

BOWLING AT NEW ROC CITY:

SUMMER CAMPERS TAKE TO THE LANES

Our Summer Campers tried their hands at bowling at New Roc City in New Rochelle. The experience was thumbs up!
Summer Camp Bowling Collage

OLDER CAMPERS PLAY VIDEO GAMES AT NEW ROC CITY

While our younger children were playing mini-golf, some of the older ones exercised their hand-eye coordination on video games in New Roc City's arcade. Here, all eyes are on the screen.
  
Summer Camp New Roc City Arcade Collage
  

OUR YOUNGEST SUMMER CAMPERS TRY MINI-GOLF:  

A NEW TIGER WOODS IN THE MAKING?



 
On an indoor golf course, our youngest Summer Campers played mini-golf in black light. You can see how focused they were. Who knows? With a little work on technique and years of endless practice, one of them might become the next Tiger Woods! In the meantime, they had fun and one of them even took time out from the game to climb into a shark's mouth!
 
 Summer Camp Mini-Golf Collage

SUMMER CAMP DANCE SHOW

PARTY IN THE HOUSE

 

 

Our entire Summer Camp, from the youngest child to the oldest, participated in a Dance Show on July 24. Featuring 11 dances in a wide variety of styles -- from R&B and hip hop to pop and Latino -- the Dance Show had a party theme. In addition, two sixth graders sang a duet. For the finale, families and other guests were invited to join the dancers on stage.
  
Summer Camp 2013 Dance Show Collage
  

SUMMER CAMP ENDS WITH BARBEQUE

 

 

  
The school hosted a barbeque on the last day of Summer Camp. Some camp counselors did the cooking (hot dogs and hamburgers); others did face painting. And everyone finished the meal with an ice pop, even Father Brogan as he visited with the little ones. And then, sadly, Summer Camp was over...until next year.
    
Summer Camp BBQ Collage
ON THE JOB WITH OUR MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT

While most of the school was on vacation, our Maintenance staff was hard at work -- cleaning floors and ductwork, painting classrooms, scraping and refinishing floors, creating new classrooms, and doing all the things that help to make our school look clean and beautiful. Well done, team!

 

Maintenance Team at Work

 

Below, the results of their hard work -- floors that shine, windows that sparkle, new classrooms and the best-kept school anywhere! 

 

The Results of the Maintenance Team's Hard Work!

GETTING READY!

With the first day of school just weeks away, our office staff and faculty are busy getting ready for the new school year.


Inez and Joan Getting Ready for Fall

Ms. Jimenez at the front office and Ms. Beck in the principal's office are busy taking parents' calls and processing paperwork in time for September...

 

Getting Their Classrooms Ready for Fall

...while Ms. Capalbo, Mrs. Perrone and Mrs. MacKay are setting up their classrooms for the new school year.

 

 

That's all the news we have for this issue. Goodbye for now. We'll see you in September.

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.