researcher Richard Allington compares the slide in reading ability to
an athlete's fitness. "Just like hockey players lose some of their
skills if they stay off their skates and off the ice for three months,
children who do not read in the summer lose two to three months of
reading development," Allington said.
students who read 10-15 books at home over the summer gain as much in
reading achievement as students who attend summer school.
Middle school students who read only five to six books over the summer don’t suffer from summer reading loss.
who do not read in the summer lose two to three months of reading
development while kids who do read tend to gain a month of reading
What families can do:
children doesn’t have to cost a dime or require outside help. It’s
about making reading a priority in your home and using the resources you
Use the public library to make books accessible around your home.
Use timers and other devises to set reminders for daily reading time.
Continue to read aloud to children of all ages.
types of reading count and choice is important. This includes articles,
newspapers, and magazines too. Let students search for interesting news
New Providence Schools Recognized for Music Education
The National Association of Music Merchants, known as the NAMM Foundation, recognizes New Providence School District for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education designation. New Providence joins 307 districts across the country to receive the prestigious distinction this year.
“This recognition represents the community’s passion and support for the arts and we are very fortunate to have a dedicated staff that is committed to music education.” said Dr. David Miceli, Superintendent of Schools. “On behalf of the New Providence Board of Education, we would like to congratulate the entire community on this national designation.”
Promising Practices press release. Congratulations to Allen W. Roberts School for being one of the winning practices that was selected from a record-breaking 537 applications. Allen W. Roberts School's Practice of "AWR PRIDE "Manners Matter" Luncheon" was chosen as one of the winners and now serves as a model for others to possibly replicate and integrate into their character education initiatives. Click here for more information about the Promising Practices award.
Allen W. Roberts School offers a supportive, yet challenging, child-centered learning environment where the faculty and staff combine their efforts to make each day unique and rewarding for students. Through a collaborative effort, parents, teachers, and administrators work together, providing the students of Allen W. Roberts the skills necessary to be responsible citizens in the dynamic global society of the 21st century.
Our professional staff is dedicated to meeting the needs of all children and participates in staff development projects throughout the year. At Allen W. Roberts, we value time for articulation which allows our staff opportunities to share their knowledge and experiences as well as learn from each other. We strive for an atmosphere where our students, staff, and parents feel proud and committed to supporting each other.
Our PTA provides invaluable support to our school in many ways. Parents volunteer their time in classrooms, support extra curricular programs, and numerous after school activities. Our PTA has raised a considerable amount of money to purchase technology and equipment, and support programs such as assemblies and author visits.
In addition to academics, an integral component of Allen W. Roberts is a Character Education program that allows students to recognize they can make a difference. Community service projects are evident among individual students, classes, grade levels, and the entire school community.
An ancient proverb once stated “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” At Allen W. Roberts, we focus on a lifetime of success for our students.
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