Events & Announcements

Important School News

Dear Farmingdale School Community,

 Many exciting things are happening here in Farmingdale and we are so glad you took the time to visit our website.

You can now follow us on facebook to see all the smart work that is going on in our classrooms at www.facebook/FarmingdalePublicSchool.  Please check it out!!! 

Exciting news!!  Ms. Massa is Farmingdale's Teacher of the Year for the 2015-16 school year!!!! Congrats Ms. Massa and thanks for all you do!!!!

 Last month we joined 185,000 classrooms who participated in the hour of code.  You are welcome to click here for more information regarding this exciting, educational initiative. 

We have lots of exciting activities planned this month.  Our students will be participating in a roller skating unit during physical education class, please look for more information and a permission slip coming home soon. Also, our PTA has organized two family fundraising events this month, their annual father/daughter dance, which will be held on January 15th and a mom/son laser tag night out on Friday, January 29th. Please look for flyers that have been sent home with your child or contact Danielle Neuhaus at or 908-675-1804.

At the end of the month, our 6th grade will attend an overnight trip to Camp Bernie! 

 On behalf of myself, the entire Farmingdale staff and our Board of Education we would like to wish you and your family a Very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

In education,

Mrs. Edith Conroy

 Please partner with us to instill a love of literacy in all of our students. This year our district theme is...  “Be a Reading Superhero!

Things Parents Can Do to Raise a Reader by Eileen Florio, Reading Teacher

 Read from day one - Start a reading routine with your child.

 Share books every day - Read with your child even after he/she becomes an independent reader.

 Re-read favorites - Most children love to hear their favorite stories over and over again. Re-reading books provides an opportunity to hear or see something that may have been missed the first time, and provides another chance to hear a favorite part.

 Send positive messages about the joys of literacy - Your own interest and excitement about books will be contagious!

 Visit the library early and often - Public libraries are great resources for books/ magazines and story times.

 Find the reading and writing in everyday things - Take the time to show your child ways that adults use reading and writing every day. Grocery lists, notes to the teachers, maps and cooking all involve important reading and writing skills.

 Talk, talk, talk - A child's vocabulary grows rich through conversation with others. No matter your child'sage, sprinkle your conversations with interesting words.

Look for new books and authors that your child may enjoy.

Organize an area dedicated to reading and writing tools, including paper and writing utensils.

Encourage your child to talk about what he/ she has read.

Expand your home library to include magazines and non-fiction books.

Decide to raise a reader!