Dear Farmingdale School Community,
Holiday Greetings! Many exciting things are happening here in Farmingdale and we are so glad you took the time to visit our website.
Our Thanksgiving Feast was a huge success and a special thank you goes out to our PTA for their support.
It was great to see many of our parents over the last several days during our parent/teacher conferences. If you haven’t scheduled a conference, it’s not too late! Contact your child’s teacher or the main office to set one up. A family/school connection is essential to our students’ success.
On December 9th we will hold our winter band and chorus concert. Our holiday shop will take place on December 7th and8th during the school day. On December 15, Grades Pre-K through 1st will be presenting “Toyland Christmas Train” and our 6th grade will be performing “Broadway Santa.”
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 holiday season!
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!