Parent Coordinator

Dear Parents and Guardians,

With the days getting longer, springtime is just around the corner. We leap into March with a renewed sense of excitement. We start the month off celebrating Dr. Seuss’s 115th birthday on March 2, 2020, also known as Read Across America. This is the best time to share the benefits of children reading more books in today’s day and age. We emphasize that parents should actively encourage their children to read more books. Reading more books helps children become more successful in school, exercises their brains, and builds strong and fun family relationships. As children read more books, their brains retain more knowledge. They also learn how to use new words and structure sentences that helps them to write and become better speakers. Parents who read with their children help to create stronger family relationships because reading with children at home on a regular basis or taking visits with them to the library are a few fun ways to bond with your child and teach them the benefits of reading more books.

Our third, fourth and fifth grade students will be taking the NYS ELA Tests on March 25th and 26th. The ELA test is an untimed test that contains several different kinds of questions. Students answer multiple-choice questions based on short passages they read, and write responses to open-ended questions based on stories, articles, or poems they read.

Field Trips/ Events:

March 3, 2020 Brooklyn Arts Council - 3rd grade celebration

March 6, 2020 Class 5-1 Brooklyn Navy Yard

March 10, 2020 Classes K-1, K-2 and K-3 Puppet Works

March 12, 2020 Classes 4-1, 4-2, 5-1 and 5-2 New Victory Theater

March 19, 2020 Class 5-2 Brooklyn Navy Yard

March 19, 2020 SLT Meeting 2:45-5:15

March 25, 2020 Class K-1 New Victory Theater

Parent Workshops: Parent Yoga Series

Dates: March 4th, 11th, and 18th

Time: 9:00 am-10:00 am

Location: Dance Room

Important Dates to Remember:

March 2, 2020 Dr. Seuss Day/ Read Across America / Pajama Day

March 2, 2020 Book Fair Preview 8:30-9:00

March 4th, 11th and 18th Parent Yoga Series

March 5, 2020 Parent Teacher Conference 12:30-2:30 / 4:30-7:30 EARLY DISMISSAL

March 18, 2020 No School for PRE-K students ONLY

March 19, 2020 SLT Meeting

POSTPONED March 24, 2020 STAR AWARDS (by invitation only)

March 25th and 26th NYS ELA Test GRADES 3, 4 and 5

March 27, 2020 PTA meeting

March 30, 2020 Coffee with the Principal

Cordially,

Mrs. Doris Rivera

Parent Coordinator

Drivera37@schools.nyc.gov

~Department of Education important information and Events~

The Community Education Council (CEC) of District 32 will be hosting their monthly meeting on:

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Location: IS 162

125 Covert St.

Brooklyn, NY 11207

Time: 6:00PM