Dear Farmingdale Families,
Welcome back! Another school year has begun, and we are excited to see all of the students, teachers, staff and parents return to Farmingdale. A special shout out to all of our NEW Farmingdale Families! A warm welcome to you!
We are proud of the positive way our school year has started. Students and staff are engaging in many student-centered activities each day. Please check out our district Twitter @FSDVikings to see all the smart work we are doing in our classrooms.
Please join us on Thursday,September 17th for our “Back to School” night. The night officially starts for grades 1-8 at 7:00pm. Our preschool presentation is scheduled separately for 6:00 to 6:20pm and our kindergarten presentation is scheduled separately from 6:20 to 6:50pm.
We are also currently working on the coordination of our after school clubs and activities. Look for more information coming home soon!
It’s going to be a great learning year with the collaboration of staff, parents and community. Stay informed and do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or comments. Excitement and enthusiasm are in the air!
Please partner with us to instill a love of literacy in all of our students. This year our district theme is... “Be a Reading Superhero!
Things Parents Can Do to Raise a Reader by Eileen Florio, Reading Teacher
Read from day one - Start a reading routine with your child.
Share books every day - Read with your child even after he/she becomes an independent reader.
Re-read favorites - Most children love to hear their favorite stories over and over again. Re-reading books provides an opportunity to hear or see something that may have been missed the first time, and provides another chance to hear a favorite part.
Send positive messages about the joys of literacy - Your own interest and excitement about books will be contagious!
Visit the library early and often - Public libraries are great resources for books/ magazines and story times.
Find the reading and writing in everyday things - Take the time to show your child ways that adults use reading and writing every day. Grocery lists, notes to the teachers, maps and cooking all involve important reading and writing skills.
Talk, talk, talk - A child's vocabulary grows rich through conversation with others. No matter your child'sage, sprinkle your conversations with interesting words.
Look for new books and authors that your child may enjoy.
Organize an area dedicated to reading and writing tools, including paper and writing utensils.
Encourage your child to talk about what he/ she has read.
Expand your home library to include magazines and non-fiction books.
Decide to raise a reader!