Family Newsletter

Welcome Back!

Volume 2, Number 1, September 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back! We are thrilled to welcome your students to APPA this month. The teachers, staff, and I are looking forward to a wonderful new year here in the building.

For those of you who are new, this is our monthly newsletter that goes out to all families. Please feel free to use it as a one-stop resource for resources, news, and information about the new school year.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to us here at the school with any questions or concerns. It’s going to be a great year!


M-J Mercanti-Anthony, Ed.D



Estimados padres y tutores,

¡Bienvenidos de nuevo! Estamos encantados de dar la bienvenida a sus estudiantes a APPA este mes. Los maestros, el personal y yo esperamos un maravilloso año nuevo aquí en el edificio.

Para aquellos de ustedes que son nuevos, este es nuestro boletín mensual que se envía a todas las familias. Siéntase libre de usarlo como un recurso integral para obtener recursos, noticias e información sobre el nuevo año escolar.

Mientras tanto, no dude en comunicarse con nosotros aquí en la escuela si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud. ¡Va a ser un gran año!


MJ Mercanti-Anthony, Ed.D


This Month's Important Parent Announcements

Welcome from the Chancellor

Please see the linked welcome letter below from NYC DOE Chancellor David Banks

Parent Portal

Please be sure to click here to register for the city's new Parent Portal. You will need your student's OSIS number to register. If you have any issues, please reach out to our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Williams, here at the school

Fall Festival -- Save the Date!

All parents and guardians are welcome to join us on the field for the annual APPA fall festival. Students will have the opportunity to enjoy carnival games, activities, and fun food -- all completely fee to celebrate the new year. Families may join the fun beginning at 1:30.

Middle School After School Program

All families of students in grades 6-8 are encouraged to participate in our completely free afterschool program. Run by the YMCA, students will engage in academic, enrichment, athletic, and other actives each day through to 6 pm. To register, see the flyer at left or click here!

  • Anime Club with Mr. Omar Disla

  • Health and Image Club with Ms. Rivera

  • Gardening Club with Ms. Robinson

  • Art Club with Ms. Robinson and Mr. Angel

  • Creative Writing Club with Ms. Torres

  • Hip Hop Club with Mr. Cadet

  • Chess Club with Mr. Munoz

  • Video Gaming Club with Mr. Chowdhurry

  • Dance Club with Ms. Brianna

  • Step Club with Ms. Bush

High School Afterschool Program

We're excited to be able to offer the Afterschool Clubs listed at left! Students can sign up for clubs through this link Ms. Castillo sent them.

Stevenson Mentoring 2021 final.pdf

10th Grade Mentorship

This year, all 10th Graders will participate in a special mentorship program run by the organization Good Sheppard here at APPA. Through the program, sophomores will be matched with a mentor from the financial firm Ernst and Young. Students will meet regularly with there mentor and have the opportunity to participate in trips, events, and other meaningful experiences to build their sense of career readiness.

Students will sign up here at school.

Middle School Uniforms

Our middle school students look great in their black polo shirts and khaki bottoms. Please remember that while students must be in uniform every day, the uniforms with the school seal are optional. Plain black polo shirts and khaki bottoms are allowed.

Parents may purchase uniforms wherever they wish, including the Cookie's APPA Webstore.

Join our P.A. Meeting on September 28th @6PM to vote for your new P.A. President. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

September Calendar

Contact Information

Ms. Vivian Williams, Parent Coordinator 718-824-3152 ext. 12901

Dr. M-J Mercanti-Anthony, Principal 718-824-3152 ext. 22857

Adam Waterbury, Assistant Principal 718-824-3152 ext. 22903

Lissette Castillo, Assistant Principal I.A. 718-824-3152 ext. 12471

Maria Muniz, Middle School Counselor 718-824-3152 ext. 12483

Martha Falconi, High School Counselor 718-824-3152 ext. 12981

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Important School Links

Parent Resources

Personal Devices