Diane Provvido
Principal
dprovvido@oceansideschools.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

Dear School #5 Families,

Imagine a room full of over one hundred parents and children dressed in cozy pajamas and listening to a beautiful book together. That’s just what took place at School #5 on a recent cold and windy Friday night. Our first ever Read Aloud Pajama Night was a hit! The event was the latest step towards meeting our goal of developing strong readers and fostering a love of reading. After all, studies show that reading is at the core of academic and personal success and we know that to truly achieve our goal your partnership is essential.

 

A New Year is the perfect time to recommit to healthy habits and reading is a part of a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few ideas to support your reader and our shared mission:

 

  • Make your home ‘Book Fit’:  Have reading material available in the rooms at home where your children spend most of their time.  Include magazines, newspapers, comic books, how-to guides, and reading material that will tap into your children's interests and passions.

  • Commit to reading together: Choose an engaging chapter book and read one chapter a night. Children love reading together at any age. Make this part of a daily routine.
  • Start a Family and Friend Book Club: Have each member read the same book and meet once to discuss it. Focus on characters and themes.  Encourage members to share what parts were their favorite and why?
  • Participate in PARP: Our annual PTA Parents as Reading Partners event is just around the corner and our committee chairs have developed an exciting theme, 2014 PARP Olympics. Be on the lookout for all the handouts and help your child go for reading gold.

Happy New Year and Happy Reading!

 

Sincerely,

 

January

School-Wide Read Aloud

The Fantastic Flying Books of

Mr. Morris Lessmore

By William Joyce

 

  Diane Provvido

Diane Provvido

Principal

February

School-Wide Read Aloud

 

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Rosa

By Nikki Giovanni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fantastic Flying Books of

Mr. Morris Lessmore

By William Joyce