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June 6th, 2014

posted Jun 6, 2014, 10:29 AM by jmarcotte@sau4.org   [ updated Jun 6, 2014, 11:19 AM ]

End of Year Events and Reading


Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

I wanted to take this time to give you some important dates for the rest of the year and remind you of the importance of reading each night at home.
 

June 10 Field Day—Please have students dressed for a morning of outdoor, physical activity! Before coming to school, please apply sunscreen and bug spray. In addition, they should have a healthy breakfast and bring a water bottle to help keep their energy levels up during this fun day. Field Day starts at 8:30 a.m. (If you have the morning 
free and would like to help supervise a station, please call the office!) 

June 11 5th Grade Night—Our 5th grade students and their families are invited to join our staff members at 5:30 p.m. for a catered dinner. After the dinner, around 6:15, we will transform our “dining tables” into chairs to be ready for our formal ceremony at 6:30 p.m. 

 
June 13 Last Day of Project Promise (afterschool program)—A flyer went home earlier this week to inform parents of this change. 

June 16 YOU ROCK CELEBRATION & YEARBOOK DEDICATION—We will have a brief assembly to dedicate the 2013-2014 yearbook and to do our annual YOU ROCK card celebration at 8:15 a.m. in the MPR. 
Yearbooks will also be distributed on this day. 

June 16 Title 1 Family Breakfast—our Title 1 students and families are invited to join their Title 1 teachers in the Little Red Schoolhouse to celebrate, offer suggestions, and provide input to this program. Those particular students 
will be bringing home a flyer which contains more details.

 

June 17 Last Day of School for Students (full day)—This year, our students will be at school for the whole day. In the morning, students will have a “step-up” time to sit, talk and learn about the next grade level. We will have our end-of-the-year slideshow at 1:00 p.m. All are invited for this event.

Reading

Readingg...even during the summer!

“The amount of free reading done outside of school has consistently been found to relate to achievement in vocabulary, reading comprehension, verbal fluency, and general information. Students’ reading achievement correlates with success in school and the amount of independent reading they do.” (Stanovich and Cunningham 1993) Orville 

Prescott states, “Few children learn to love books by themselves. Someone has to lure them into the wonderful world of the written word: someone has to show them the way.”

 

Our local libraries will be offering a summer reading program for all students. Please check it out! It is imperative that throughout the summer, our students continue to read. 

 

Have a great weekend!
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