Dear Farmingdale School Community,
Happy Summer! Many exciting things are happening here in Farmingdale and we are so glad you took the time to visit our website. As you know, last month our town and school participated in the "Paint the Town Pink" event sponsored by Meridian Health. This was an amazing month long event that was held in numerous towns in our area. We want to send out a special THANKS to both What's the Scoop? and Connie's for their generosity as they supplied our entire staff with "Pinkingdale" T-Shirts! Throughout the month our students and staff held several fundraisers (dress down days, ribbons, penny wars) to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer. We are proud to announce that Farmingdale students, staff and families raised $1405.97. Thanks to all who participated!!!!
You can now follow us on Facebook as well as Twitter 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!!!!
We are holding a parent and volunteer training on our district HIB policy and procedures. Please join us next Wednesday, June 29th at 11:00am in the library. Childcare will be provided.
Have you heard about our upcoming playground project? Join us on June 22nd at 7:30pm to learn all about it!!
Also, kindly click on this link Code:Dragonfly939
and take our digital readiness survey.
In closing, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve the Farmingdale School Community this year. From the day I began here, the community has welcomed me with open arms! I am so proud of our students and staff and all that we have accomplished this year. Have a happy and healthy summer and I am looking forward to continued learning and growing next year!
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!