Summer 2015

 

Dear Families,

  

Happy Summer!  As vacation begins, we encourage your child to spend some time reading and practicing math this summer.  It is important for your child to receive reinforcement of these skills all year through.  For that reason, we have sent home the summer reading challenge for grades K-6 this year.  A list of books on your child’s independent reading level was also included as a guide to help you select appropriate reading material for them.  You may choose to read some of those books, but any books, magazines, articles, comics, stories on tape that your child is interested in or you read together as a family can count too!  There is no project, simply reading and recording the books/pages that they have read.    The reading log must be returned to school on the first day and will count as their first reading grade in their new class.

 

A math packet that all students in grades K-6 will be required to complete was also included.  This packet will reinforce skills that they learned this year while preparing them for the upcoming year.  The math packet must also be returned to school on the first day and will count as their first mathematics grade in their new class.

 

Additionally, 7th and 8th grade middle school students will be expected to complete language arts and mathematics assignments.  Specific questions about the assignments should be directed to Mrs. Breiter and Ms. Katz for Language Arts and Mrs. Boylan and Mr. McCarrick for Mathematics.  All assignments must be returned to school on the first day and will count as a grade in their respective subject area.   

 

 I hope you have time to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather, sandy beaches, and all that the Jersey Shore has to offer.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me.  See you at Summer Institute.                                                                                                                                 

 Yours in education,

 

 Ida M. West Jones