Welcome to PS 253Q: Where We R.O.A.R. Towards Success!!
Dear P.S.253Q Families,
We've entered our second month of school with much to celebrate and be excited about. This year’s Dad’s Bring Your Child to School initiative brought in more than 90 fathers and father figures and nearly 300 parents participated in our Welcome Back to School Night! We look forward to the ongoing presence of families in classrooms, as there are additional volunteer opportunities planned for you this year.
One of our goals is to ensure that ALL students are reading on grade level by FIRST grade because we know that Reading is fundamental in ensuring that students are ready for college and career. At P.S.253Q, we are proud to partner with our families in continuous efforts to build pathways towards high academic achievement and social-emotional balance, through The Pick A Reading Partner (PARP) program.
The New York State Senate Education Committee initially launched PARP in March of 1979. It is a program designed to engage and involve parents in the essential task of fostering the love of reading in children. We will launch PARP for the first time during our 5th Annual Book Character Day Parade on Friday October 27th, 2017 and end on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. A flyer will be sent home about our PARP program events and activities.
I urge you to take the time to read with your child for 15 minutes each day, until the program ends. This practice is proven by research to help children develop positive reading habits and strengthen family relationships. Together, this effort will make our children more successful and their education more fruitful.
We want every day to be productive for all students, you can help by reinforcing our school’s expectations for both learning and behavior at home and making sure that he/she:
1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, in full academic attire and ready for the day’s learning experience
2) Completes and submits all homework assignments given by teachers
3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
5) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
6) Understands that you expect him/her to succeed in school and is college and career ready
Let’s continue to R.O.A.R towards success with Respect Optimism, Achievement and Resilience…
Remember in October, we are Optimizing Learning Opportunities.
Mrs. Phoebe Grant-Robinson
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