July 2017

Upcoming events:
July 1st – July 26th 8:20 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Summer School for Special Education Students
July 5th – July 14th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free Swimming Lessons
July 5th – 28th 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Ready, Set, Go Program
July 5th – 28th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Summer Playground Fun
July 5th – 28th 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Free Lunch Program
July 31, 2017 The School Office Opens for the 2017-2018 School Year

Important Reminders:
School Office Opens on Monday, July 31, 2017
School begins on Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Mrs. Reed says,

“All Scholars and Champions, Read…Read…Read to keep those dendrites growing.

Readers are Leaders!”



Poem of the Month

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Midsummer Night Itch
– N.M. Boedecker

“Mosquito is out,
it’s the end of the day;
she’s humming and hunting
her evening away.
Who knows why such hunger
arrives on such wings
at sundown? I guess
it’s the nature of things.”
– N. M. Boedecker, Midsummer Night Itch


Song of the Month

America the Beautiful
Words by Katharine Lee Bates,
Melody by Samuel Ward

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

Book of the Month

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In our quest to build our students’ vocabulary and academic language, we are continuing our tradition of all classrooms reading the same book each month. Our Book-of-the Month for June is Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold. The book is about a little girl named Cassie Louise Lightfoot who had a dream to be free to go wherever she wanted to for the rest of her life. One night, up on “Tar Beach” which is the roof of her family’s Harlem apartment building, her dream came true. The stars lifted her up, and Cassie Louse Lightfoot began to fly. This is a story that shows creative imagination. Since summer is upon us, our students will need to think of different ways to have fun during their vacation period. The beach is a wonderful place to play, but sometimes we must use our imagination to create our own beach.

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