Monthly eNewsletter School Report


Welcome back from Spring Break! We hope you all had a wonderful time. It’s hard to believe that May is here and all the excitement that comes with it! From the Spring Sing to the field trips, May is sure to be an amazing (and busy) time for our children. Please make sure to bring your children to the budget vote on May 21. In addition to showing your support for the budget, the students get to participate in a special “student vote” for an activity at school! Last, but not least, thank you to all of our amazing volunteers! Your tireless efforts make Homestead such a special place!

Upcoming Important Events  
  • Primary and Elementary Open House is a family favorite event. Primary schools will be open 6:30 – 7:30 PM on May 8 for families to come visit Homestead and view all the students’ incredible work. The children are very proud to show their families their work and school. For those of you with current first graders, consider also visiting the Elementary Open House on the same night, 7-8 PM!
  • All Schools PTA Meeting & Thank You Reception will take place on May 13th at the Middle School starting at 7 PM.
  • Staff Appreciation – This year’s annual staff appreciation luncheon is scheduled for May 14th. Thank you for all of the generous volunteers that have already signed up to help make this a great celebration. For anyone who has not done so already, please consider the remaining contributions via the Sign Up Genius. There are plenty of different ways that you can help! In addition, please remember to send in the “student craft” that was sent home before the break. The display is always a cherished favorite with the staff!
  • Sun Safety: Melanoma Awareness Campaign! Be on the lookout for district-wide activities by the PTA & The Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation
Important Dates
  • May 6
    • First Grade Spring Sing
    • 9:15 AM - Abatemarco, Cardinale, White
    • 10:45 AM - Scheuer, Connelly, Kenney
  • May 7
    • Kindergarten Spring Sing
    • 9:15 AM - Hoffman, Oppedisano, Welch
    • 10:45 AM - Bennett, Palladino, Thompson
  • May 8
    • Primary Open House, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
    • Elementary Open House, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • May 13
    • All Schools PTA Meeting and Thank You Reception - 7:30 PM in Middle School Cafeteria
  • May 14
    • Homestead School Staff Appreciation Luncheon
    • BOE Budget Hearing, Work Session - 8:15 PM, Garden City High School
  • May 21
    • Board Election & Budget Vote - 6AM - 9PM at High School
  • May 23
    • Kindergarten Early Dismissal at 12:20PM
    • Incoming Kindergarten Orientation at 1:15PM
  • May 24 - 27
    • School Closed
  • May 29
    • Incoming 2nd Grade Orientation (students only)
    • Stratford School, 9:30 AM
  • May 30
    • Incoming 2nd Grade - Parent Orientation
    • Stratford School, 6:30 PM
  • June 1
    • School Supplies Pick-up
    • Middle School, 9 AM - 1 PM
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Lauren Kennedy