FoxTales Summer 2014: Words from Dr. Carroll…

What a Great Summer We’ve Had at Camp!

We had a record number of campers this summer- from 5 different states and over 30 schools!!!

We had a record number of campers this summer- from 5 different states and over 30 schools!This diverse and wide-ranging group of campers (preschool through rising 6th graders) enjoyed 5 weeks of activities including arts, cooking, comedy theater, animals, hiking, water play, computers…the list goes on and on! Our amazing camp leaders and CITs did a wonderful job of ensuring that campers were engaged in fun while learning a lot. Thanks to everyone who made this summer such a success! We are already planning for next year!!

We are Looking Forward to a Great School Year!

We have had a busy summer in the office too- getting ready for the 2014-2015 school year. We are excited and ready for new and returning students!

Have a fun and safe remainder of your summer and we look forward to seeing you in late August!

Camp Seneca Fun…

Animal Adventure Highlights!

Elementary Camp Highlights!

From the office…

Check your SPAM/Junk Email File

Please be sure to put all email from “” on your “white list” or “do not block” list.  This is the primary form of communication from the office and we don’t want you to miss out on anything!

Medications Update

Any child with a diagnosed medical condition requiring medications to be kept at school (i.e. Asthma, Food/Bee Allergies, etc.) must have a Medication Authorization Form and an Action Plan filled out by your doctor each year.

As per the Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care:

This form must be completed fully in order for child care providers and staff to administer the required medication. A new medication administration form must be completed at the beginning of each 12 month period, for each medication, and each time there is a change in dosage or time of administration of a medication.

* Prescription medication must be in a container labeled by the pharmacist or prescriber.

* Non-prescription medication must be in the original container with the label intact.

* An adult must bring the medication to/from school.

Priscella Celentano, our Certified Medication Technician, will be emailing appropriate forms to individuals already on file with a diagnosed medical condition by July 25.  If you do not receive an email from Mrs. Celentano, check your “Junk” email folder or contact her directly at  or at (301)869-3728.  For the safety of children, we are striving to have all medications and paperwork by the first day of school, so your prompt attention will be very much appreciated.

Helpful hints:   Be mindful of expiration dates when picking up medications at the pharmacy to avoid needing a refill too soon. Additionally, ask your doctor about extending Medication Authorization forms through next summer to avoid extra paperwork for next summer’s camp.

Please do not hesitate to contact Priscella Celentano if you have any questions or concerns.

Calling All Parents of 2-year-olds…

FALL Parent’s Day Out Classes are Forming Now

Our popular Parent’s Day Out program is back for the Fall for children who are 2 by June 1st. For only $405 (with a $20 registration fee) you can choose from Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday sessions starting the week of October 1st and running for 15 weeks.

Drop off your 2 year-old for morning of play, crafts, music, movement and fun – all in the nurturing, safe environment you know and trust at Seneca Academy!

Please tell you friends! A flyer can be DOWNLOADED HERE to share and all applications and class selection information is available on the website:

Dates to Remember

Jul 28 – Aug 8 – School Building Closed

Aug 26 – Elementary Meet & Greets

Aug 28 – First Day of School ELEMENTARY


Sep 2-3 – Preschool Meet & Greets

Sep 4 – First Day of School PRESCHOOL

Sep 17 – Back to School Night ELEMENTARY

Sep 24 – Back to School Night PRESCHOOL

Uniform Policy

Uniforms are mandatory for all K-5 students. Uniforms may be purchased at any store provided they are part of a uniform line and conform in color and style to those available at Land’s End.

Lands’ End
Preferred School #: 900030073
Logo #: 0853315K

Please refer to the Uniform Policy for details.

Recycling Fundraiser

Do you have a lot of old electronics lying around?
We are partnering with Funding Factory to recycle old electronics. We ship the items to them for free and they send the school a check!

Party Rentals Available

Want to have a party, but don’t want to do it at your house? Want to take advantage of our beautiful habitat?
Just ask and we can rent both indoor and outdoor space for you to use at a very reasonable price. Help support your school by having your next event at Seneca Academy. If more information, please contact the office!

Community Events

2nd Annual Baby Steps 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, September 7

Come join Seneca Academy for a fun walk at the
RIO Washingtonian Center. Proceeds from the 5K go to support Baby’s Bounty MC, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing essential items such as gear and clothing to babies born to victims of domestic abuse, teen mothers, and those living in poverty.

7:30 a.m – Registration will open

7:45 a.m – Warm Up by SOLDIERFIT

8:00 a.m – 5k Timed Run

8:45 a.m – Warm Up by SOLDIERFIT

9:00 a.m – Start of the fun run/walk 5k and 1 Mile course

(Strollers and Kids are welcome!)
We would love to have a Team Seneca walk so you can REGISTER HERE for the event and come in you Seneca T-shirt to show your school spirit!

The Ride to Conquer Cancer
Sunday, September 14

We will have the bike riders stopping at Seneca Academy on Sunday the 14th. The riders will be in their second day of the journey and we will be offering moral support in the form of a cheering station. More detailed information will follow, but if you or a friend would like to participate in the bike ride you can REGISTER HERE for the event.

Box Tops For Education

We collect “Box Tops for Education” here at Seneca Academy and have a competition to see which class gets the most.

Check out for additional information.
You can earn box tops by ordering from certain online stores when you get to them through the box top web site. An example would be Land’s End, where we purchase our school uniform logo items.

Thanks for your help!

Updated Calendar

We have made minor changes to the 2014-2015 Calendar. Please use this calendar for your planning purposes.

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