Dear Farmingdale School Community,
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! Many exciting things are happening here in Farmingdale and we are so glad you took the time to visit our website.
You can now follow us on Facebook as well as Twitter to see all the smart work that is going on in our classrooms at www.facebook/FarmingdalePublicSchool. Please check it out!!!
Have you heard about playground project? It is almost complete and the students are so excited! Thanks to the Ed and Doris Brown Foundation, the Farmingdale Boro and our entire BOE for all the work they have done to make this project a reality.
This year our district theme is, “Learning and Teaching like Pirates!” Pirates are daring, adventurous and willing to take risks. They are fiercely independent, yet travel with and embrace a diverse crew. Our students and staff require the characteristics of confidence,curiosity, independence and collaboration to be successful in school and throughout their lives. Please join us in celebrating the pirate philosophy throughout the year.
The Farmingdale School Staff looks forward to partnering with you to ensure a successful and engaging school year jam-packed with exciting learning experiences for all students!
Please feel free to reach out to any one of us with concerns, comments or relevant news.
We are only an email or phone call away!!
Mrs. Edith Conroy
Please partner with us to instill a love of literacy in all of our students.
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!