FoxTales 6.5.14: Words from Dr. Carroll…


We have so much to be proud of as we reach the end of the school year. Our students at all levels have worked hard to embody the attributes and demonstrate the attitudes promoted by the IB/PYP. They have been fabulously successful!!

I need to highlight 2 groups of students who have achieved particular success. The first recently competed in musical competitions at Hershey Park. Under the leadership of Jennifer Mitchell, our Darnestown Community Band won first place and our Fox Singers won second place in their respective categories.

Most impressively, our entire group won the prestigious “Esprit de Corps” award for demonstrating exemplary spirit and behavior during the competition. This is the second time in 3 years that Seneca Academy has won this award, which is only given to one of the many groups that enter into the competition. We are so proud of our community!!

The second group to highlight consists of our graduates. Gabrielle, who has attended Seneca Academy since preschool, and Molly, who has attended Seneca Academy since kindergarten, truly exemplify  balanced, engaged PYP students. Today they gave their Exhibition presentations, a culmination of 6 weeks of independent study. Through the Exhibition, they demonstrated their knowledge, skills and abilities gained over the last 7 and 8 years of study through written, oral and video/presi presentations. The girls actually presented twice: once to parents, Board members, and other VIPs, and once for other community members. They were outstanding! They also attended their graduation lunch and ceremony. We are so proud of these graduates and wish them well as they move on to middle school.

The Graduates and Mrs. Karim

Gabrielle and Molly with their 1st Teachers at Seneca Academy!

Original Musical Arrangement for Seneca Academy

Foxy for Me!

Congratulations to one of our 3rd grade students, Trevor, who help to create an original piece of music and lyrics honoring Seneca Academy.   We are so proud of his efforts to both be creative and to share with us his work.  We will have a link to the performance soon.

 Dates to Remember:

  • Fri. June 6: 2013/2014 payments due
  • Mon. June 9: Snow Make-up Day for Elementary (12:30 dismissal) and Preschool Classes (that regularly meet on Mondays). No Lunch Bunch, Aftercare or Hot Lunch Available.
  • Wed. June 11: Summer Camp payments due
  • Monday June 16: Camp Seneca starts!
  • Tue. July 15: One-Pay tuition payments due

Boy Scout Eagle Project at Seneca Academy

This past Saturday, Seneca alum, Christian C. took another major step toward becoming an Eagle Scout. He led a crew of 21 scouts and 3 parents to replace the stepping stone walk way in front of Seneca Academy as well as clearing out and filling in the steps to the lower meadow behind the school as his Boy Scout Eagle Project. Special thanks to Christian and Troop 1094 for this wonderful service to Seneca Academy!








CAMP SENECA: Camps are filling!

Many thanks to all who have signed up for camp! Some of our Elementary camps are full or near full so act now if you would like to join!

Call the office at (301) 869-3728 if you have questions!

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To Register:

Camp Seneca Amazing Animals

Seneca Academy Adventure Camps


Lost and Found

Please stop by the office to check for any items your child may have lost this year. Any items still here next Tuesday will be donated to charity.


If your child has medication kept at school, an office member will be stationed in the parking lot at your assigned carpool time to give back medication. (Medications may never be carried to/from school by the student.) If your child is staying for camp at Seneca, medications may be kept at school until the last day of camp. Please contact Mrs. Celentano at with any questions.


Yearbooks will come home with your students Thursday and Friday. If your child will not be in school these days, please stop by the office over the summer to pick up your yearbook. Enjoy!!

 SAPA: Book Fair Update

Thanks to everyone who participated in our book fair! Our goal for this spring was to raise $1930.00, a 5% growth from the Spring ’13 fair. We exceeded our goal, as we raised $2036.15, more than a 10% growth from the Spring ’13 fair!! This means that the total money available for use by Seneca Academy is $1507.38. Thanks for your generosity.

We are also grateful for Maimunah Marah of Tutu’s Storybooks who set up her book fair as well. She will continue to be a part of our community.