A Message from Our Principal

As summer approaches, it is important for our students to continue their learning during the summer break. Here are some ideas and suggestions.

Time for Learning - Set aside time for your student to read each day during the summer break. 15 to 30 minutes per day is all it takes! During the summer, students have more time to read for enjoyment, which also offers a great opportunity to preserve and strengthen their reading skills.

Develop Math Skills - Though it may not seem fun to them at the time, working on just three to four math problems per day during the summer can prevent students mathematical skills from getting rusty. They can look at it as a daily challenge that they must complete or a daily to-do to proudly check off their calendar.

Improve Reading Comprehension - To help your children better understand what they are reading, consider offering them a reading comprehension workbook to work on several minutes daily. These are available at teacher supply stores or many online outlets. Students of all grades and ability levels can benefit scholastically by working with material that offers self-quizzes and high-interest stories. This practice helps develop their fact-retaining and inference-making skills.

Focus on Specific Skills - Pinpoint the subjects your child had the most trouble learning the previous school year, and make sure to fit in some practice in these areas. Summer is an ideal time to set aside just 15 to 30 minutes a day for helping your student on areas of difficulty. Again, use every resource available to you! Online resources and teacher supply stores offer a wide variety of learning materials, workbooks, computer games, and other types of games to reinforce and strengthen scholastic skills.

Thank you again for your partnership and support in your child’s education. Have a wonderful summer!

Sincerely,

Bryan D'Alessio

Bryan D'Alessio