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Barsanti Parent Letter SY 2013-2014
Reading Counts Dates
These are the dates for PACT (Parents and Children together) nights and their themes:
September 12 4:00 - 6:00 Camping
October 17 3:30 - 5:00 Fall/ Harvest/ Halloween
November 14 3:30 - 5:00 Cancelled
December 12 3:30 - 5:00 Pajama Night
January 16 3:30 - 5:00 Winter/Snow
February 13 3:30 - 5:00 Presidents/Black History
March 14 3:30 - 5:00 St. Patrick's
April 10 4:00 - 6:00 Spring
May 8 4:00 - 6:00 Getting Ready for Summer
Reading Counts Update:
2nd quarter Reading Counts ends December 19.
2nd quarter Reading Counts Celebration--Sock Hop on Wednesday January 8 and Thursday January 9--2:00 p.m.K-2--1/8/14 and 3-5--1/9/14.
DoDEA Schools to Adopt Common Core State Standards.
Adopting the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will benefit DoDEA's highly mobile student population which moves frequently between public schools and DoDEA schools. Learn more.
Terra Nova Testing
Terra Nova Testing Dates:
Testing February 24-28, 2014
Makeup testing March 3-7, 2014
Read Across American
Read Across America
March 3rd 2014
Read Across America Activities
Spirit Day for Reading
Barsanti students and staff will participate in a school-wide Crazy Hat Day. Books will be tied into this festive-wear theme with read alouds of related titles.
A Book Show
The book Green Eggs and Ham will be performed throughout the day for students to enjoy. The inviting rhymes and rhythms of this book are hard to resist. It is great motivation and helps build students’ fluency and self-confidence. The book will be displayed along with the performance so everyone can see the book and read aloud.
Read 180 3rd grade students will read aloud and work with younger students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade on a reading related craft such as making bookmarks.
Students will engage in challenging Seuss related problem solving activities throughout the day.
Students will create class banners displaying their favorite books, characters and authors.
Short biographies of famous people will be introduced to students throughout the day.
Classes will be invited into the Media Center to meet various authors (teachers in character). They will learn about the authors, their books and hear a short Read Aloud throughout the day.
At a designated time throughout the building everyone will Drop Everything and Read. Students will have the option of taking the Reader’s Oath together with their classmates.
Parents & Military Community Members will read aloud to students sharing their love of reading.
Green Eggs and Ham will be on the menu for breakfast.
What: Crazy Hat Day
When: March 3rd 2014
Why: Spirit Day for Read Across America
I promise to read
Each day and each night.
I know it's the key
To growing up right.
I'll read to myself,
I'll read to a crowd.
It makes no difference
If silent or loud.
I'll read at my desk,
At home and at school,
On my bean bag or bed,
By the fire or pool.
Each book that I read
Puts smarts in my head,
'Cause brains grow more thoughts
The more they are fed.
So I take this oath
To make reading my way
Of feeding my brain
What it needs every day.
Read Across America Poem
You're never too old, too wacky, too wild,
To pick up a book and read with a child.
You're never too busy, too cool, or too hot,
To pick up a book and share what you've got.
In schools and communities,
Let's gather around,
Let's pick up a book,
Let's pass it around.
There are kids all around you,
Kids who will need
Someone to hug,
Someone to read.
Come join us March 3rd
Your own special way
And make this America's
Read to Kids Day.