March has come and gone too quickly; I can’t believe the end of the year is rapidly approaching. March was an exciting month beginning with Read Across America to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Our 2nd through 5th grade students jump roped for heart this month and we had some wonderful content specific assemblies for our students.
Mrs. Casteline and I had an opportunity to stop into the 5th grade classes last week to talk about phones and the pull of technology. We had a great conversation about the pros and cons of phones… what are the challenges of having one and what are the benefits of having one. We also discussed whether or not they had a contract (whether it be written or verbal) with their parents regarding their phone/ipad usage.
I came upon a great article from the New York Times called, “How to Manage Media in Families”. Regardless of the age of your child, it is a good read and asks the important questions. Here is the article and its link https://nyti.ms/1CDq7Bv How to Manage Media in FamiliesThis Life By BRUCE FEILER MARCH 20, 2015
I hope you have the opportunity to have these important conversations with your children and set your expectations as a family of what is appropriate use of the cell phone.
PARCC testing schedule:
5th Grade – April 18th – April 25th
4th Grade – April 26th – May 3rd - 4th grade will also be taking the NJASK Science on May 31st
3rd Grade – May 4th – May 11th
Jennifer Ferrara, Principal
Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures 2016-17