Newsletter Archive


01
Jun
2021

The English Department is Celebrating Success! Our students’ determination, perseverance, and continued hard work have brought high, well-deserved honors in the National Language Arts League. As always, … Continue Reading

31
May
2021

• End of the Year Math Test Grade 6 /In-Person (June 2)• Geometry Final Exam / Grade 8 / In-Person (June 2)• Science State Test Written/ Grades … Continue Reading

31
May
2021

The Departments of Science and Social Studies areCelebrating Success! Our students’ determination, perseverance, and continued hard work have indeed paid off with excellent results in National Social … Continue Reading

26
May
2021

To be expected in June: • Science State Test Written/ Grades 4 and 8 (June 7)• Geometry Regents Final Exam / Grade 8 In—Person Only (June 9)• … Continue Reading

15
Apr
2021

The Big Apple Academy’s Math Department is a proud participant in the annual National Math League. Every year, our students make us exceptionally proud by representing the … Continue Reading

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Apr
2021
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Apr
2021
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Apr
2021
08
Apr
2021

To be expected in April 2021: To be expected in June 2021: ♦ End of the Year Test ELA / Grades 1 and 2 (June 3) ♦ … Continue Reading

09
Mar
2021

Dear Friends, It is hard to believe that we are approaching “springforward” time! It also happens to be the time when we conclude our third academic term, … Continue Reading

18
Feb
2021

Dear Proud Parents and the Amazing Students of the Big Apple Academy! Last school year 2019 – 2020, our first and second graders participated in the Once … Continue Reading

18
Feb
2021

To be expected in February 2021: Parent-Teacher Conferences (ZOOM) • Parent-Teacher Conference/ Kindergarten (March 15)• Parent-Teacher Conference/ Grades 1 and 2 (March 16)• Parent-Teacher Conference /Grades 3 … Continue Reading

10
Feb
2021

Dear Parents and Students,With over a quarter of a century of administrative experience , I have come to realize that any school is a “living and ever-evolving … Continue Reading

17
Nov
2020

  Last school year 2019 – 2020, our first graders and second graders participated in the Once Upon A Dream contest. Due to the pandemic, the contest … Continue Reading

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May
2020

   

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May
2020

 

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May
2020
18
Mar
2020

Dear Parents, As of this moment, all students of the Big Apple Academy have access to their Weekly Homework Packages in four core subjects—Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, … Continue Reading

06
Mar
2020

Dear Parents,    We are genuinely committed to keeping our students healthy and are taking every possible precaution to ensure our students’ physical and emotional wellbeing.   … Continue Reading

01
Mar
2020

2/29/2020 To Big Apple Community, I’m going to speak to you about an important topic that is on everyone’s mind…Coronavirus 2019 or COVID 2019, as it is … Continue Reading

30
Jan
2020

Mathematics is the music of reason. It is not only about solving equations and working with algorithms. I am confident that the students of the Big Apple … Continue Reading

11
Jan
2020

On December 13, 2019, the fifth-grade students of the Big Apple Academy got themselves to a very sweet deal—they got to celebrate the birthday of one of … Continue Reading

11
Jan
2020

Expect This Term: To be expected in January 2020: ELA Prep Begins / Grades 3-8 (January 2) Empathy and Diversity Workshop/ Grade 3 (January 9 and 10) … Continue Reading

08
Jan
2020

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 2020   Several teams representing Big Apple Academy achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 125,000 … Continue Reading

20
Dec
2019

Dear Parents,  I would like to thank  you for joining us in our efforts to serve our city's communities! The Big Apple Academy has collected hundreds of … Continue Reading

14
Dec
2019

The Big Apple Academy Presents:  Annual Art Exhibition Beauty of Art   “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow … Continue Reading

10
Dec
2019

The Big Apple Academy's students unraveled their full arsenal of knowledge for the PSAT scrimmage 2019.  Their scores outperformed even our highest expectations! In English Language Arts, Big Apple … Continue Reading

04
Dec
2019

  While the English Department at the Big Apple Academy presents students with regular challenges like additional readings, writing, grammar and spelling (INSERT your collective groans HERE), … Continue Reading

15
Nov
2019

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” Ronald Reagan   Dear Parents, With the holiday season right around the corner, we are thinking of those … Continue Reading

29
Oct
2019

Expect This Term : To be expected in November: Kindergarten PTC (Monday, November 4) Grades 1 and 2 PTC (Tuesday, November 5) Grades 3 and 4 PTC … Continue Reading

11
Sep
2019

  Every year the Big Apple Academy publishes its annual School Accountability Report that reviews the New York State Tests results in Mathematics and ELA.  This report … Continue Reading

10
Sep
2019

September 10, 2019 Dear Parents, As you know well, tomorrow is September 11, the day that we, as New Yorkers and Americans, pledged never to forget. The … Continue Reading

29
Aug
2019

Dear parents and students, Welcome back to the Big Apple Academy, a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School! Time flies fast, and the relaxing summer days are coming to an … Continue Reading

21
Mar
2019

  Dear parents, teachers, and members of the Big Apple Academy’s extended family, Our students’ determination, perseverance, and continued hard work have surely paid off with the … Continue Reading

09
Mar
2019

  Time flies with a speed of light and soon New York City Pre-K graduates will open the doors of their new kindergarten classrooms.  Some of them … Continue Reading

30
Jan
2019

  We Survived Algebra I! Mathematics knows no distinctions or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the entire world is one intellectual domain.  The students of the Big Apple … Continue Reading

11
Jan
2019

Dear Parents of middle school students, Please enjoy the memories of an extraordinary event that took place in our school in December 2018. For the first time … Continue Reading

08
Jan
2019

Expect This Term : To be expected in January: Empathy Workshop/ Grades 2 and 3 (January 14-January 17) ELA Prep. begins/ Grades 3-8 (January 21) New York … Continue Reading

21
Dec
2018

  Big Apple Academy Star Student List 2018 Kindergarten The following students are to be recognized for making the Star Student List in 2018. Such recognition is … Continue Reading

18
Dec
2018

Dear Parents, It is my great pleasure to inform you that Spooky Sagas International Contest was an immense success for the Big Apple Academy. TWELVE THOUSAND entries … Continue Reading

14
Dec
2018

The Magic World of Mathematics   As you enter the doors of the Big Apple Academy in December, you see an enthusiastic group of children with glowing … Continue Reading

10
Dec
2018

Middle School students and teachers rejoice! We are excited to invite you to an extraordinary event that will take place on December 14, 2018, at 9:30 A.M. … Continue Reading

31
Oct
2018

To be expected in November: Kindergarten PTC (Thursday, November 1) Grades 1 and 2 PTC (Monday, November 5) Grades 3 and 4 PTC ( Tuesday, November 6) … Continue Reading

04
Oct
2018

  Every year the Big Apple Academy publishes its annual School Accountability Report that reviews the New York State tests results in Mathematics and ELA. This report … Continue Reading

27
Sep
2018

Dear incoming eighth graders and all members of the Big Apple Academy extended family, As you all know, our academic program in the middle school significantly differs … Continue Reading

05
Sep
2018

Exploring the World of Professions     Dear Parents! Here are the Literacy Boost book titles for the entire school year of 2018-2019. You will now have … Continue Reading

06
Jun
2018

What brings joy to a parent’s heart? A pair of sparkling eyes and a gleeful smile on a child’s face will usually hit the target. As principal, … Continue Reading

13
Apr
2018

2015 Principal's Honor Roll   Big Apple Academy Principal’s Honor Roll 2018 The following students are to be recognized for making the Principal’s Honor Roll in third … Continue Reading

13
Apr
2018

  Big Apple Academy Star Student List 2018 Kindergarten The following students are to be recognized for making the Star Student List in 2018. Such recognition is … Continue Reading

09
Apr
2018

April 2018 ELA State Test/ Grades 3-8 (April 11– 12) Living Environment Diagnostic Test Grade 8 (April 16) Bullying and Cyber Bullying Workshop/ 6C (April 16) U. … Continue Reading

28
Mar
2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2018 A team representing Big Apple Academy achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 … Continue Reading

26
Mar
2018

  Conquering New York State The Big Apple Academy’s Math Department is a proud participant in the annual National Math League. Every year, our students make us … Continue Reading

12
Mar
2018

  Dear parents, teachers, and members of the Big Apple Academy’s extended family, Our students’ determination, perseverance, and continued hard work have surely paid off with the … Continue Reading

09
Mar
2018

Exploring the World of Professions English Department Presents: Celebrating Love with Your Favorite Literary Character   February 2018  It has become our school’s fine tradition to celebrate … Continue Reading

27
Feb
2018

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09
Feb
2018

  We Survived Algebra I Common Core! Mathematics knows no racial distinctions or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the entire world is one intellectual domain.  The students of … Continue Reading

07
Feb
2018

Exploring the World of Professions It is widely known that a stage gives children an opportunity to express themselves in a unique capacity. A stage enables actors … Continue Reading

01
Feb
2018

      Dear Parents, The administration of the Big Apple Academy considers the safety and welfare of our students to be a top priority. On February … Continue Reading

12
Jan
2018
09
Jan
2018

      Dear Parents, These days, we are rapidly entering a new era in which our societal structures are shifting at an accelerating pace. This new … Continue Reading

08
Jan
2018

  Big Apple Academy Star Student List 2017 Kindergarten The following students are to be recognized for making the Star Student List in 2017. Such recognition is … Continue Reading

03
Jan
2018

Exploring the World of Professions     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 2018 Two teams representing Big Apple Academy achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge™—a national … Continue Reading

02
Jan
2018

Expect This Term : To be expected in January: Social Studies Diagnostic Test / Grade 2 (January 9) Science Diagnostic Test / Grade 2 (January 17) New … Continue Reading

29
Dec
2017

Farewell, 2017: Reaching New Academic Vertices As we bid farewell to 2017, we proudly reflect back at this past year's highlights measured in our multiple achievements.  Indeed, … Continue Reading

24
Dec
2017

  Big Apple Academy Principal's Honor Roll 2017 The following students are to be recognized for making the Principal’s Honor Roll of 2017. Such recognition is bestowed … Continue Reading

01
Oct
2017

September 27, 2017   Dear Parents, We are excited to introduce a new and exciting service that Big Apple Institute will be deploying starting October 1, 2017. … Continue Reading

06
Sep
2017

To be expected in September: SHSAT Preparatory Program Begins / Grade 8 (September 5th) ELA Comprehensive Assessments/Grades 3-8 (September 12th and 13th ) ELA Beginning of the … Continue Reading

06
Sep
2017

Dear Parents! Here are the Literacy Boost book titles for the entire school year of 2017-2018 You will now have the convenience of ordering all of the … Continue Reading

05
Sep
2017

Dear Parents, Welcome back to the Big Apple Academy, a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon school! The oppressive summer heat is now beginning to give up in the … Continue Reading

21
Jun
2017

    Dear Graduates! Congratulations! You had overcome your very first academic milestone.  In traveling along this journey to graduating the Big Apple Academy, you had encountered … Continue Reading

15
Jun
2017

  Dear Parents, Summer is almost here! And, of course, this means that Summer Homework is too.  For your convenience, the summer homework is now available on … Continue Reading

24
May
2017

  Dear Parents,   The Big Apple Academy’s Social Studies Department is a proud participant in the annual National Social Studies League. Every year, our students make … Continue Reading

21
Apr
2017

  Big Apple Academy Star Student List 2017 Kindergarten The following students are to be recognized for making the Star Student List in 2017. Such recognition is … Continue Reading

21
Apr
2017

2015 Principal's Honor Roll   Big Apple Academy Principal's Honor Roll 2017 The following students are to be recognized for making the Principal's Honor Roll of 2017. … Continue Reading

20
Apr
2017

To be expected in April: Model Matzah Bakery Trip /Grades K—1 1 (April 3—5) Social Studies Jeopardy Game / Grade 2 (April 4) Living Environment Diagnostic Test … Continue Reading

23
Mar
2017

  Dear Class of 2017!   The administration and faculty of the Big Apple Academy salute your exemplary performance on the SHSAT exam! We recognize that it's … Continue Reading

11
Jan
2017

Welcoming the Promising Future! The Big Apple Academy’s students unraveled their full  arsenal of knowledge for the PSAT 8-9 scrimmage 2016-2017.  Their scores surpassed even our highest … Continue Reading

10
Jan
2017

To be expected in January: Individual Reading Assessment Kindergarten (January 9— January 13) Science Diagnostic Test / Grade 2 (January –23—Jenuary 26) U.S. History and Government Diagnostic … Continue Reading

04
Nov
2016

The year of 2016 is a leap year. 5-B students of Big Apple Academy made a giant leap into the future. They conducted the school wide 2016 … Continue Reading

28
Sep
2016

2016 Blue Ribbon Schools Named   U.S. Secretary of Education John King today announced the names of schools identified by the U.S. Department of Education as the … Continue Reading

28
Sep
2016

Dear Big Apple Academy community! We are exceptionally proud to deliver our greatest and latest news! Today, the Big Apple Academy celebrates its history-making accomplishment–National recognition as … Continue Reading

28
Sep
2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Vlad Gorny, Principal Date: September 28, 2016   BIG APPLE ACADEMY IS NAMED ONE OF THE BEST IN THE NATION U.S. Secretary of … Continue Reading

31
Aug
2016

      Welcome Back to School! 2016 – 2017 School Year Dear Parents, With warm summer days getting noticeably shorter, we all realize that the new … Continue Reading

04
Aug
2016

August 4, 2016 Dear Parents and Students of the Big Apple Academy, As you may have heard on the news, the New York State assessment results have … Continue Reading

24
Jun
2016

Dear Graduates, Although, sadly, this will be my last letter addressed to you as students of the Big Apple Academy, it carries the most important message. With … Continue Reading

20
Jun
2016

THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT IS CELEBRATING ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR!! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR HARDWORKING CHAMPIONS! For a complete list of our champions, please continue reading.   … Continue Reading

31
May
2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2016 A team representing Big Apple Academy recently earned Highest Honors in the 2015- 16 WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 … Continue Reading

23
May
2016

The Big Apple Academy’s Social Studies Department is a proud participant in the annual National Social Studies League. Every year, our students make us exceptionally proud by … Continue Reading

05
Apr
2016

To be expected in April: Spring Masquerade /Grades K-2 (April 1st) PTC for Grades 6 and 7 / (April 4th) Fire Safety Workshop/ Grades K-2 (April 4th … Continue Reading

17
Mar
2016

Many of us think of Physics and Chemistry by imagining something scary like atomic bombs, radiation, or space explosions.  However, at the Big Apple Academy, students discover more benevolent … Continue Reading

16
Mar
2016

  Dear Class of 2016!   The administration and faculty of the Big Apple Academy salute your exemplary performance on the SHSAT exam! We recognize that it’s … Continue Reading

02
Mar
2016

        Dear Parents! I am overjoyed at this opportunity to share with you our latest good news! The Big Apple Academy has been recently … Continue Reading

02
Feb
2016

Whimsical! Comical! Delicious! These are only some of the adjectives the students of the Big Apple Academy used to describe the event inspired by the writing of … Continue Reading

18
Jan
2016

        Embracing the Promising Future! The Big Apple Academy’s students unraveled their full  arsenal of knowledge for the PSAT scrimmage 2015.  Their scores outperformed … Continue Reading

14
Jan
2016

  THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT IS CELEBRATING SUCCESS!! All of that hard work using dictionaries, learning new and challenging vocabulary words, and of course, learning how to use … Continue Reading

01
Nov
2015

Expect This Term: To be expected in November:   Kindergarten (November 2) Time: 7:00 P.M. Grades 1 and 2 (November 3)Time: 7:00 P.M. Grades 3 and 4 … Continue Reading

30
Oct
2015

At the Top 10 Statewide: Proudly Looking into a Future As we all know the Common Core State Assessments continue to generate heated debates in New York … Continue Reading

13
Oct
2015

The English Department at the Big Apple Academy did it again! Inspired by the reading of E.B. White’s classic book The Charlotte’s Web, a Country Carnival was the perfect way to bring a well-beloved book to life!

01
Sep
2015

Welcome Back to School! 2015 – 2016 School Year Dear Parents,   Has your son or daughter turned down a family vacation in favor of a “Back … Continue Reading

04
May
2015

  Ladies and Gentlemen, Please rise for the National Anthem of the United States of America! Please face the US flag raised at full staff for the … Continue Reading

20
Apr
2015

That was pretty much a slogan for the Happy Doughnut Day hosted by the Big Apple Academy at the end of the third academic term. When we … Continue Reading

31
Mar
2015

Students’ Voices: It has become a well-established tradition to invite acclaimed actors and entertainers to our class. Last year, for the first time, we welcomed Rustem Galich … Continue Reading

27
Mar
2015

The following students are to be recognized for making the Principal’s Honor Roll for the third semester of 2015. Such recognition is bestowed upon those who achieved … Continue Reading

12
Mar
2015

Expect This Term : (April, May, and June) To be expected in April: National Social Studies League / Grades 2-8 (April 1st) National Science League / Grades … Continue Reading

06
Mar
2015

Congratulation to our 8th Graders !!! Dear parents, teachers, and members of the Big Apple Academy’s extended family, Our students’ determination, perseverance, and continued hard work have … Continue Reading

03
Feb
2015

Dear Parents and Students! During these dreary weeks of winter, our students enjoyed an incredibly unique opportunity to visit the mythical and magical realm of Camp Half-Blood. … Continue Reading

28
Jan
2015

Expect This Term: (January, February, March, and April) To be expected in January: Social Studies Poetry Contest/ Grade 6 (January 9) Ecosystem and Adaptation Workshop/ Grades 3-5 … Continue Reading

23
Jan
2015

Exploring Math Week In December, the school hosted our signature annual event – the Week of Mathematics. Every day of that week was dedicated to a mathematical … Continue Reading

23
Jan
2015

  In continuing our mission to ease parents’ financial responsibilities to the school, we are very excited to inform you that beginning on February 1, 2015, the … Continue Reading

08
Jan
2015

Beyond Academics With all the exams successfully passed and gladly forgotten until the classes resume again, the Big Apple Academy opened its doors to the holiday spirit of … Continue Reading

24
Dec
2014

The following students are to be recognized for making the Principal’s Honor Roll for the first two Semesters of 2014. Such recognition is bestowed upon those who … Continue Reading

17
Dec
2014

Big Apple Academy Parent Teacher Organization Update Big Apple Academy Parent Teacher Organization Update Exciting things to come! Big Apple Academy Parent Teacher Organization is working on … Continue Reading

10
Dec
2014

Sharing Great News Congratulation to our 8th Graders !!! The Big Apple Academy’s students sharpened their No. 2 pencils for the PSAT scrimmage in October of 2014. … Continue Reading

01
Dec
2014

Big Apple Academy’s Voice Dear Parents of Middle School Students! The administration of the Big Apple Academy is pleased to announce an exciting upcoming event. Do not … Continue Reading

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