NYC Reads 365
There is a wealth of research supporting daily reading. The more we read, the more knowledge we have, the more words we gain exposure to, the more our brain exercises, and the more we experience the joy of getting lost in a story. Reading purely for oneself, to encounter new worlds, to learn new information, to be inspired -- this is the path to success in school as in life.
Reading is an essential life skill. It is an everyday, anywhere activity. Without the ability to read well, children are limited in what they can accomplish. A person who reads well has the ability to own his or her learning process.
Most importantly, reading is essential because words build our foundation for ideas, expression, creativity, opinions, and beliefs.
There’s a reading genre for everyone and for every age, whether you are four or ninety-four. Whether you prefer classical literature, poetry, fashion magazines, biographies, self-help books, science fiction, or romance novels, there’s a book somewhere for you.
The old saying “practice makes perfect” is absolutely true for reading. We know that children who have repeatedly been exposed to books from birth develop strong reading skills and a love of reading.
NYC Reads 365 challenges New Yorkers to read every single day. Read for pleasure, read to find out, read to argue, read to persuade, read to laugh, read to cry, read to understand, read to forget. Help us create a new generation of readers. For more information, read the press release for NYC Reads 365.
Read every day New York City – 365!
Please click on the following links for resources for your grade level:
6th Grade Bookmark
6th Grade Reading List
7th and 8th Grade Bookmark
7th and 8th Grade Reading List
Please click on the link for the NYC Reads 365 web site:
NYC Reads 365
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As we head into summer, we want to inform you of a valuable program that can help young people throughout Staten Island stay safe. The Drug Drop Box program, a partnership between the NYPD and the community, allows any adult over 18 to bring unwanted or expired prescription pills to any NYPD precinct on Staten Island to be safely discarded, no questions asked. This free service is available 24/7. For further information call your local precinct or email PBSI@NYPD.org. Click on the link for more info & flyer: Drug Drop Box Flyer
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE STRIVE FOR 95% OR HIGHER ATTENDANCE AT IS 24. TO BE ABLE TO REACH THIS GOAL AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR WE ASK THAT FAMILIES CHECK THE NYC DOE SCHOOL CALENDAR TO BE AWARE OF HOLIDAYS, RECESS AND SUMMER VACATION BEFORE PLANNING A FAMILY VACATION. USE THE LINK BELOW TO SEE THE FULL CALENDAR.
STUDENTS WHO ARE ABSENT DUE TO A VACATION WHILE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION WILL BE TREATED AS AN UNEXCUSED ABSENCE. TEACHERS WILL NOT BE EXPECTED TO REPEAT LESSONS OR ADMINISTER A MISSED EXAM WHILE A STUDENT WAS ON A VACATION. PLEASE REFER TO THE SCHOOL CALENDAR WHEN PLANNING A FAMILY VACATION.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR SUPPORTING OUR SCHOOL GOAL OF 95% ATTENDANCE AND STUDENT SUCCESS.
Saturday, December 5
PTA Holiday Fair - School Cafeteria & Main Lobby
Thursday, December 17
PTA Pretzel Fundraiser - During Lunch Periods
Wednesday, December 23
Wacky Holiday Hat Day
Thu, Dec 24 - Fri, Jan 1
Winter Recess - School Closed