A Letter from the Principal
As we rapidly approach spring, I want to say thank you for continuing to support our reading programs. Over 125 of our 350 students participated in the February Reading Challenge. We asked students to take ‘Ownership of the Reading’ by being engaged in one of the following reading activities for a minimum of 30 minutes a day during thevacation: Max Scholar for PreK-Grade 2; Reading Plus for Grades 3-6; Read; visit a library. The response has been wonderful. Students who read over 250 minutes will receive a bag of Takis, a favorite snack of many children. We will have the same reading challenge for the spring break, which is from April 8-16. School resumes Monday, April 17.
Many thanks to Ms. Benitez and Ms. Hernandez for their efforts with our Track Team. Over 25 students competed in the fall events at Tibbetts Brook Park. The runners practiced on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the winter under the direction of Ms. Benitez. We also thank the many parents for their support. The Track Team visited Manhattan College in January where they saw the college track team practice and spoke to some college athletes and coaches. Also in January, the team went to a track clinic at The Armory, near the George Washington Bridge. The team is going to another clinic at The Armory on Wednesday, March 15.
The team will be competing at four meets at Lincoln High School from April 22 to May 13. Students/families interested in joining the team should contact me or Ms. Benitez.
On Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6, parents will be invited to sit in on a math lesson. We will send out a memo with further details.
Please let me know if I can be of assistance.