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Congratulations to the following students who read the most books over the summer: 

Grades 1-3: Meghan VanBuren

Grades 4-5: Landon Lord

Grades 6-7: Kaitlyn Lawrence

They each received a $10 Amazon gift card.  Read on!

Nichole Rutherford

Library Media Specialist

Stamford Central School

1 River Street

Stamford, NY  12167

607.652.7301 ext. 240

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Posted Thursday, September 13, 2018
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Posted Thursday, September 13, 2018

High School College Prep Night
Parents of 8th – 12th Grade Students Are Invited
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria

Please enter the building using the cafeteria entrance in the south end parking lot. We will begin with a presentation about college preparation for all high school students. Presenters will include representatives from three local colleges, SUNY Delhi, SUNY Cobleskill, and SUNY Oneonta. We are planning to go over factors to consider when making the right match with a college, what you can do to increase your chances for being granted admission and a timeline of events to follow that will help organize your student’s efforts. We will also offer information on financial aid and why it is important to begin college planning before senior year. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Up Country Photography will be at Stamford Central School on Monday, September 17th. Flyers will be sent home shortly. Mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing the students all dressed up.
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Posted Friday, September 7, 2018
 The exhibit will be on display until September 15th during The Book Nook's regular operating hours: Tues. and Thurs. 1-7 p.m; Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
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Posted Monday, August 20, 2018
Stamford Central School Booster Club needs volunteers for the Stamford  Mayor's Cup Soccer Tournament. The tournament begins on Tuesday, August  28th for the boys and Wednesday, August 29th for the girls. Games will  continue on August 30th, September 1st, and September 8th. Volunteers  are needed from 3:00 p.m. until near 9:30 p.m.depending on the  positions. A more detailed schedule and positions needed for volunteers  can be signed up for with the Stamford Central School Booster Club.  Please help out during this exciting soccer tournament for Stamford. 
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Posted Monday, August 13, 2018



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.
  • 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

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Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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