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Summer Reading

 

 

Summer Reading at

Stamford Central School 2018

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

      Your child will bring home a packet of summer reading information in the next day or so. Please be on the lookout!

      Believe it or not, the sunny days of summer are right around the corner. Summertime is a fun and exciting time for students filled with outdoor activities, sports, carefree days spent with friends, or maybe even an epic family vacation. While these are all wonderful things, it’s important to incorporate a time for reading in your busy summer schedules to avoid what education researchers refer to as the “Summer Slide.”

What Is the Summer Slide?

      Also commonly known as summer learning loss, the summer slide phenomenon occurs when students lose the skills or knowledge acquired during the previous school year due to a prolonged absence from academically enriching activities. Studies have shown that this loss can amount to as much as a month’s worth of material or more, which will need to be retaught during the next school year. 

      Research has shown that summer reading loss is cumulative over time. While some struggling students are falling behind, others are moving ahead with their skills, creating a wider gap each year. By middle school, children who lose reading skills over the summer have accumulated a two-year lag behind their classmates.

Prevent the Summer Slide

      Starting in kindergarten, if a student reads 20 minutes a day at home, they will hear 1.8 million words per year. They will have read for 851 hours by 6th grade and on standardized tests, they will likely score better than 90% of their peers! 

 

What Can You Do to Help?

  • Encourage your child to read at least 15-30 minutes every day or a minimum of 4-5 books during summer break.
  • Motivate them to read anything at their reading level that interests them; whether it’s comics, magazines, graphic novels, recipes, etc.
  • Take your child to the Stamford Village Library (or other public library) to check out books. Let your child participate in summer reading programs and other activities.
  • Keep track of your child’s reading with the attached reading log.
  • Read 5 books (or more J), and record them on the attached summer reading log
  • Bring your completed reading log to Ms. Rutherford by Monday, September 10, to receive a free hand bookmark! (while supplies last) and special recognition.
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  • o   A $10 Amazon gift card will be awarded to the student who reads the most books in the following three categories:

    Ø Students entering grades 1-3 in the fall

    Ø Students entering grades 4-5 in the fall

    Ø Students entering grades 6-7 in the fall

    Have a great summer and happy reading!!

Summer Reading Log:

Links to Reading: 

International Literacy Association Children’s Choices 2018 Reading Lists:  https://www.literacyworldwide.org/docs/default-source/reading-lists/childrens-choices/childrens-choices-reading-list-2018.pdf

International Literacy Association Young Adults’ Choices 2018 Reading Lists:  https://www.literacyworldwide.org/docs/default-source/reading-lists/young-adults-choices/young-adults-choices-reading-list-2018.pdf

2018 ALSC Summer Reading Lists:  http://www.ala.org/alsc/publications-resources/book-lists/2018-summer-reading-list

Thank you for your support!

Nichole Rutherford

Library Media Specialist

Stamford Central School

1 River Street

Stamford, NY  12167

607.652.7301 ext. 240

 
C.R.O.P./O.A.S.I.S. Summer Program Application

      Please visit the Stamford Central School website for a 2018 application for the summer program. Stamford Central School students that were in kindergarten this year thru eighth grade can attend the program. Free breakfast and lunch are included each day. Applications will be taken up until July 25th, so transportation can be planned. The program runs from July 30th to August 10th.

Application:http://www.stamfordcs.org/…/CROP%20student%20application%20…

 
Mountain Eagle Article Error About Our School Budget

      It has come to our attention that the Mountain Eagle made an error in the article that appeared in last week’s edition about our school budget.  

      The figure of $9,367,985 in the second paragraph is incorrect (it is the budget figure from 2017-2018).  

      The correct figure for both the first budget and the new budget to be proposed on June 19th is $9,739,213. This new budget represents a 2.27 percent increase in the tax levy, with no increase in spending. The board will use an additional $70,000 from reserves, for a total of $193,730 from reserves, to balance the budget and remain within the allowable tax cap.

      The Budget Newsletter that was recently mailed out reflects the correct information. 

      It has come to our attention that the Mountain Eagle made an error in the article that appeared in last week’s edition about our school budget.  

      The figure of $9,367,985 in the second paragraph is incorrect (it is the budget figure from 2017-2018).  

      The correct figure for both the first budget and the new budget to be proposed on June 19th is $9,739,213. This new budget represents a 2.27 percent increase in the tax levy, with no increase in spending. The board will use an additional $70,000 from reserves, for a total of $193,730 from reserves, to balance the budget and remain within the allowable tax cap. 

      The Budget Newsletter that was recently mailed out reflects the correct information.

 
Stamford Central School Welcomes Shawn Davis As Our New Principal

      Shawn Davis will join Stamford Central School as Principal starting July 1, 2018.      

      After convening five advisory groups made up of parents and community members, faculty and staff, students, administration and board members, the groups unanimously recommended Ms. Davis as the next Principal for Stamford Central School. A three year contract was approved at the April 12 board of education meeting.          

      Shawn Davis comes to Stamford with a wealth of knowledge, experience, and skills as an educational leader.  She has twenty-two years of service within the Liberty Central School District. At Liberty High School she taught Social Studies for sixteen years before being named Dean of Students and eventually Middle/High School Assistant Principal . Before her tenure at Liberty, Ms. Davis taught Global Studies, Algebra, and Geometry at Jeffersonville-Youngsville Central School District.      

      Ms. Davis grew up in Honesdale, Pennsylvania and attended school in the Wayne Highlands School District, graduating from Honesdale High School. She received her undergraduate degree from SUNY New Paltz in Secondary Education with a specialization in Social Studies. This specialty area informs her leadership and teaching approach, as she views public education as the foundation of enlightened and engaged citizenry. Ms. Davis earned her master’s degree in Social Studies Education in 1999, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration in 2005, both from SUNY New Paltz.      

      Ms. Davis views a collaborative school environment as the key to creating successful teachers and students. She believes partnerships with parents and community partners are essential to enriching the experience at Stamford Central School. She eagerly looks forward to joining the Stamford Central School community and becoming a local resident.      

      During her free time, Ms. Davis enjoys reading, hiking in the mountains, and being mother to Jessica, a naval officer, and Jennifer, an upcoming freshman at Ithaca College.

 
Budget Hearing and Budget Voting
 
Stamford Central School will have a budget hearing on Tuesday, June 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. The June board meeting has been changed from June 13th and will take place on Tuesday, June 12th following the budget hearing in the cafeteria.
 
The second budget vote for the 2018-2019 school year will take place on Tuesday, June 19th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in room 113. 
 
Please come out to hear the changes that have been made to the 2018-2019 school budget and vote on June 19th.
 
 
CRAYOLA COLORCYCLE PROGRAM
 
GREAT NEWS!
Stamford Central School is now a part of the Crayola ColorCycle program!
Crayola and schools across North America have banded together to help kids understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment.
Through this initiative, students in schools across the nation can collect dried markers to do their part! We will happily accept any dried markers, they do not have to be Crayola brand. Once we have a box full, we contact Crayola and ship them out so they can turn them into renewable energy! We are very excited to be a part of this program!
Please send all marker donations in with your student at any time. They may be turned in to Sara Haynes- Kindergarten teacher, or the North End Entrance.
Thank you for helping us to preserve our environment, one marker at a time!
 
Important Information
Stamford Central School would like to let parents and guardians know of important information. Please do not enter the building until after 2:45 p.m. to pick up your children. Only in the event that you need to sign your children out of school for an appointment will you be entering the building before 2:45 p.m.

Students are not to be dropped off at school in the morning until 7:45 a.m. or later. Supervision is not available until 7:45 a.m. Students will be standing outside until the doors unlock at 7:45 a.m. Following this rule will ensure safety for your children.

This information is for the safety of all the students on the school property. We appreciate your understanding and hope that you follow our guidelines.
 
Interim Assistant Superintendent/Principal

Retiree Waiver Notice to all Resident Taxpayers Under Section 211 of Retirement and Social Security Law and Section 80-5.5 of Commissioner's Regulations:

This notice is to advise you that Dr. Patrick Sweeney has been approved for employment as the Interim Assistant Superintendent/Principal at Stamford Central School District pursuant to the law and regulations noted above. His compensation will be $500 per day for the period beginning August 14, 2017 to June 29, 2018, and he will receive no additional benefits.

 
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