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School Readiness A S S I G N M E N T S , AC T I O N I T E M S , & S U P P LY L I S T S


Start of Year Guide 2017-2018

High-quality education from 2 years to 13 years.

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July 2017

Dear families, Happy Summer! Things are moving along as we prepare for another exciting and educational school year at St. Brigid School.

Community

Diversity

Integrity

Creativity

So many of the great things we began last year, especially Blended Learning and Standards-Based Instruction for Grades K8 will continue this year. In 2017-2018, we will further expand our Art, Music, and Italian offerings for all students; and expand our Coding to more students in Grades 3-8. Please note a change that affects all grade levels is our school hours. Starting in September school hours are as follows (for all grade levels):

Early Drop-Off/Breakfast: 7:50 - 8:30 am

Instructional Day: 8:30 - 2:50pm

After School Program/SONYC: 2:50 - 5:50pm

Any questions you have for the start of year can be answered by the information that follows in this guide. I hope you have a restful and fun summer! Peace, Mr. Hernon

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Nursery (2 year olds)

The following pages contain some important information for families of children entering the Nursery Program. Please contact Ms. Jackie Delucia with any startof-year questions at JDelucia@StBrigidSchoolNY.com.

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Transition Time To best help your child/ren transition to school, all family members are permitted to make a flexible schedule, and/or stay at school for up to 6 days. If more time is needed for a flexible schedule, or parent/guardian presence, that can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. The school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year is on the website homepage, click on “Upcoming Events” to see the full year. Parent Meet the Teacher Night (Parents & Guardians only please): Wednesday, September 6th at 5-5:45pm 1st Day “Meet and Greet”: Monday, September 11th (short day from 9-11am)
 2nd Day: Tuesday, September 12th (short day from 8:30-11:15am)
 Remaining days: Full days (with optional flexible schedules decided by families up to and includ ing, Monday September 18th)
 Family Readiness Checklist for Nursery Routine Readiness For preparing your child/ren for a new routine. Expect the day to begin at 8:30am and end at 2:50pm. Breakfast begins at 7:50am at school (if desired); lunch is at approximately 11:30am; and nap is at approximately 12:30pm for all early childhood children. The length of the formal nap time is approximately 1 hour for Nursery children. Student or Family Action Items for Start of School _____ Choose an After School Program Plan (if necessary) as soon as possible to ensure your August bill is correct. After School Program Plan choices are available at this link After School Program Plan. 4


_____ Complete Start of Year Forms by the start of school. These online forms are accessible at this link Start of Year Form.   _____ Order uniforms online from Lands’ End (link on our website “Our Families > Important Items”, or by clicking here), or at the store. _____ Purchase supplies from list below. Supplies St. Brigid School strives to provide an experience for your family where all necessary materials for your child/ren are provided through tuition and fees. The below listing is a minimal list of items to be purchased outside the tuition and fees because of the personal nature of these items. Student’s Personal Items (labeled with student’s first & last name) ____  1 blanket for nap _____ 1 full change of clothes (socks, underwear, pants, & shirt) _____ 1 lunch box for snack _____ 1 backpack (without wheels) _____ 1 package of pull-ups for specific child (if not potty trained by September) _____ 1 package of wipes for specific child (if not potty trained by September)

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PreK 3

The following pages provide you with important information for families of children entering PreK 3 this September. Please contact Ms. Jackie Delucia with any start-of-year questions at JDelucia@StBrigidSchoolNY.com.

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Transition Time To best help your child/ren transition to school, all family members are permitted to make a flexible schedule, and/or stay at school for up to 6 days. If more time is needed for a flexible schedule or parent/guardian presence that can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. The school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year is on the school website. Parent Meet the Teacher Night (Parents & Guardians only please): Wednesday, September 6th at 5-5:45pm 1st Day “Meet and Greet”: Monday, September 11th (short day from 9-11am)
 2nd Day: Tuesday, September 12th (short day from 8:30-11:15am)
 Remaining days: Full days (with optional flexible schedules decided by families up to and includ ing, Monday September 18th) Family Readiness Checklist for PreK 3 Routine Readiness For preparing your child/ren for a new routine. Expect the day to begin at 8:30am and end at 2:50pm. Breakfast begins at 7:50am at school (if desired); lunch is at approximately 11:30am; and nap is at approximately 12:30pm for all early childhood children. The length of the formal nap time is approximately 1 hour for Nursery children. Student or Family Action Items for Start of School _____ Choose an After School Program Plan (if necessary) as soon as possible to ensure your August bill is correct. After School Program Plan choices are available at this link After School Program Plan. _____ Complete Start of Year Forms by the start of school. These online forms 7


are accessible at this link Start of Year Form.   _____ Order uniforms online from Lands’ End (link on our website “Our Families > Important Items”, or by clicking here), or at the store. _____ Purchase supplies from list below. Supplies St. Brigid School strives to provide an experience for your family where all necessary materials for your child/ren is provided through tuition and fees. The below listing is a minimal list of items to be purchased outside the tuition and fees because of the personal nature of these items. Student’s Personal Items (labeled with student’s first & last name) _____ 1 blanket for nap _____ 1 full change of clothes (socks, underwear, pants, & shirt) _____ 1 lunch box for snack _____ 1 backpack (without wheels)

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NYC PreK For All (PreK 4)

We are excited to welcome our new and returning child/ren and families to our PreK For All program this September! The following pages provides you with important information for families of children entering PreK 4/ PreK For All. Please contact Ms. Jackie Delucia with any start-of-year questions at JDelucia@StBrigidSchoolNY.com.

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Transition Time To best help your child/ren transition to PreK 4, all family members are permitted to make a flexible schedule, and/or stay at school for up to 6 days. If more time is needed for a flexible schedule or parent/guardian presence that can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. The school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year is on the school website. Parent Meet the Teacher Night (Parents & Guardians only please): Wednesday, September 6th at 5-5:45pm 1st Day “Meet and Greet”: Monday, September 7th (short day from 9-11am)
 2nd Day: Tuesday, September 8th (short day from 8:30-11:15am)
 Remaining days: Full days (with optional flexible schedules decided by families up to and includ ing, Monday September 18th) Routine Readiness For preparing your child/ren for a new routine. Expect the day to begin at 8:30am and end at 2:50pm. Breakfast begins at 7:50am at school (if desired); lunch is at approximately 11:30am; and nap is at approximately 12:30pm for all early childhood children. The length of the formal nap time is 1 hour for PreK 4 children. Student or Family Action Items for Start of School _____ Choose an After School Program Plan (if necessary) as soon as possible to ensure your August bill is correct. After School Program Plan choices are available at this link After School Program Plan. _____ Complete Start of Year Forms by the start of school. These online forms are accessible at this link Start of Year Form.   10


_____ Order uniforms online from Lands’ End (link on our website “Our Families > Important Items”, or by clicking here), or at the store. _____ Purchase supplies from list below. Religious Instruction Direct, Catholic instruction will take place only between 7:50 and 8:30am. The official hours of the PreK For All program, which is funded by public funds, at St. Brigid School is 8:30-2:50pm; therefore families who do not wish their child to be a part of the religious instructional time can opt out of this subject by arriving at 8:30am or later. Please speak to Mr. Hernon if your child must arrive before 8:30am, but you would like to opt out of the instruction (this can be arranged). _____ Contact Mr. Hernon if you would like you child to arrive prior to 8:30am, but not receive Catholic instruction. Supplies New York City Department of Education funding provides for all materials for the basic functioning of the PreK 4 classrooms. The below listing is a minimal list of items to be purchased outside the parameters of the funding because of the personal nature of these items. Student’s Personal Items (labeled with student’s first & last name) _____ 1 full change of clothes (socks, underwear, pants, & shirt) _____ 1 lunch box for snack (optional because snack is usually provided) _____ 1 backpack (without wheels)

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Kindergarten

We are excited to welcome our new and returning child/ren and families to our Kindergarten program this September! The following pages provides you with important information for families of children entering Kindergarten. Please contact Mr. Hernon with any start-of-year questions at SHernon@StBrigidSchoolNY.com.

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Transition Time To best help your child/ren transition to Kindergarten, families may be permitted to make a flexible schedule for their child/ren; however this must be discussed with the principal in advance. The school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year is on the school website. Please click to read this welcome letter from the teacher, Ms. Wrobleski. Parent Meet the Teacher Night: Wednesday, September 13th at 5:30-6:15pm 1st Day: Thursday, September 7th (full day 8:30am-2:50pm)
 Family Readiness Checklist for Kindergarten Routine Readiness For preparing your child/ren for a new routine. Expect the day to begin at 8:30am and end at 2:50pm. Breakfast begins at 7:50am in class and lunch is at approximately 11:15am. Please note that, unlike PreKindergarten programs, Kindergarten does not contain a rest/nap time. Student or Family Action Items for Start of School _____ Choose an After School Program Plan (if necessary) as soon as possible to ensure your August bill is correct. After School Program Plan choices are available at this link After School Program Plan. _____ Complete Start of Year Forms by the start of school. These online forms are accessible at this link Start of Year Form.   _____ Order uniforms online from Lands’ End (link on our website “Our Families > Important Items”, or by clicking here), or at the store. _____ Purchase supplies from list below. 13


Supplies St. Brigid School strives to provide an experience for your family where all necessary materials for your child/ren is provided through tuition and fees. The below listing is a minimal list of items to be purchased outside the tuition and fees because of the personal nature of these items. Student’s Personal Items (labeled with student’s first & last name) _____ 1 notebook _____ 4 folders _____ 2 boxes sharpened pencils _____ 1 full change of clothes (socks, underwear, pants, & shirt) _____ 1 lunch box for snack _____ 1 backpack (without wheels) Summer Work Students entering Kindergarten should practice the following skills at home this summer to prepare for Kindergarten academic work: _____ Count from 0-20 _____ Write from 0-5 _____ Write their first name _____ Identify some uppercase and lowercase letters

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1st Grade

We are excited to welcome our new and returning child/ren and families to our 1st Grade class this September! The following pages provides you with important information for families of children entering 1st Grade. Please contact Mr. Hernon with any start-of-year questions at SHernon@StBrigidSchoolNY.com.

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Start of Year The school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year is on the school website. Please click to read this welcome letter and parent questionnaire from the teacher, Ms. Sarah. Parent Meet the Teacher Night: Wednesday, September 13th at 5:30-6:15pm 1st Day: Thursday, September 7th (full day 8:30am-2:50pm) Family Readiness Checklist for 1st Grade Routine Readiness For preparing your child/ren for a new routine. Expect the day to begin at 8:30am and end at 2:50pm. Breakfast begins at 7:50am in class and lunch is at approximately 11:15am. Student or Family Action Items for Start of School _____ Choose an After School Program Plan (if necessary) as soon as possible to ensure your August bill is correct. After School Program Plan choices are available at this link After School Program Plan. _____ Complete Start of Year Forms by the start of school. These online forms are accessible at this link Start of Year Form.   _____ Order uniforms online from Lands’ End (link on our website “Our Families > Important Items”, or by clicking here), or at the store. _____ Purchase supplies from list below. _____ Complete summer work on the list below. Supplies St. Brigid School strives to provide an experience for your family where all necessary materials for your child/ren is provided through tuition and fees. The below 16


listing is a minimal list of items to be purchased outside the tuition and fees. Please bring these items on the first day of class. Student’s Personal Items (labeled with student’s first & last name) _____ 1 backpack (without wheels) _____ 4 Folders _____ 3 Composition notebooks _____ Sharpened pencils Summer Work 1) At St. Brigid School, we believe that children reading, and reading with an adult, is the most important work for summer. Students entering 1st Grade are not required to read anything, however an adult should be reading with each child daily throughout the summer. Parents are encouraged to use the list below as a resource for choosing appropriate books to read this summer, but are of course welcome to choose other books. Students should read at least 3 books a week and log reading into the Reading Log provided at this link. A) Brand New Readers Series by Candlewick Press B) Books with repetitive or predictable texts such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, or Five Little Ducks, or The Chick and the Duckling C) Paperback books by Creative Teaching Press such as All Through the Week with Cat and Dog, or Bears, Bears Everywhere, or How’s the Weather? D) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst E) Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish F) There’s an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer G) The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

2) Practice letter recognition and sounds.

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3) Practice numbers 1-20.

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2nd Grade

We are excited to welcome our new and returning child/ren and families to our 2nd Grade class this September! The following pages provides you with important information for families of children entering 2nd Grade. Please contact Mr. Hernon with any start-of-year questions at SHernon@StBrigidSchoolNY.com.

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Start of Year The school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year is on the school website. Please click to read this welcome letter from the teacher, Ms. Mei. Parent Meet the Teacher Night: Wednesday, September 13th at 5:30-6:15pm 1st Day: Thursday, September 7th (full day 8:30am-2:50pm) Family Readiness Checklist for 2nd Grade Routine Readiness For preparing your child/ren for a new routine. Expect the day to begin at 8:30am and end at 2:50pm. Breakfast begins at 7:50am in class and lunch is at approximately 11:15am. Student or Family Action Items for Start of School _____ Choose an After School Program Plan (if necessary) as soon as possible to ensure your August bill is correct. After School Program Plan choices are available at this link After School Program Plan. _____ Complete Start of Year Forms by the start of school. These online forms are accessible at this link Start of Year Form.   _____ Order uniforms online from Lands’ End (link on our website “Our Families > Important Items”, or by clicking here), or at the store. _____ Purchase supplies from list below. _____ Complete summer work on the list below. Supplies St. Brigid School strives to provide an experience for your family where all necessary materials for your child/ren is provided through tuition and fees. The below 20


listing is a minimal list of items to be purchased outside the tuition and fees. Please bring these items on the first day of class. Student’s Personal Items (labeled with student’s first & last name) _____ 1 backpack (without wheels) _____ 2 composition notebooks (labeled with your child’s name) _____ 2 folders with pockets (labeled with your child’s name) _____ Sharpened Pencils Summer Work 1) At St. Brigid School, we believe the best thing that children can do over the summer is to continue to read, and continue to develop a love of reading. We would love for you, or your child, to read as many books as possible over the summer, but every student entering grade 2 must read both books from the list below: - Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure by Jeff Brown - Junie B, 1st Graders at Last! by Barbara Park Please read the book over the summer (read it with your child if that's appropriate for his/her age), and have it ready for the first day of school. Please complete a book report for both books. Follow format provided. Children are permitted to read all the books for their class if they would like, however they can only participate in one book club (to keep the clubs small). 2) Review letter sounds. 3) Review addition and subtraction within 20.

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3rd Grade

We are excited to welcome our new and returning child/ren and families to our 3rd Grade class this September! The following pages provides you with important information for families of children entering 3rd Grade. Please contact Mr. Hernon with any start-of-year questions at SHernon@StBrigidSchoolNY.com.

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Start of Year The school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year is on the school website. Parent Meet the Teacher Night: Wednesday, September 13th at 6-6:45pm 1st Day: Thursday, September 7th (full day 8:30am-2:50pm)
 Family Readiness Checklist for 3rd Grade Routine Readiness For preparing your child/ren for a new routine. Expect the day to begin at 8:30am and end at 2:50pm. Breakfast begins at 7:50am in class and lunch is at approximately 11:45am. Student or Family Action Items for Start of School _____ Choose an After School Program Plan (if necessary) as soon as possible to ensure your August bill is correct. After School Program Plan choices are available at this link After School Program Plan. _____ Complete Start of Year Forms by the start of school. These online forms are accessible at this link Start of Year Form.   _____ Order uniforms online from Lands’ End (link on our website “Our Families > Important Items”, or by clicking here), or at the store. _____ Purchase supplies from list below. _____ Complete summer work on the list below. Supplies St. Brigid School strives to provide an experience for your family where all necessary materials for your child/ren is provided through tuition and fees. The below

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listing is a minimal list of items to be purchased outside the tuition and fees. Please bring these items on the first day of class. Student’s Items (labeled with student’s first & last name): _____ 1 backpack (preferably one with no wheels) _____ 6 Marble notebooks _____ 4 folders Summer Work _____ 1. Book Club The following is a suggested list of books. Please choose two and be ready to discuss them in the first two weeks of school: - Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds by David A. Adler - The Twits by Roald Dahl Please read the book over the summer (read it with your child if that's appropriate for his/her age), and have it ready for the first day of school. Children are permitted to read all the books for their class if they would like, however they can only participate in one book club (to keep the clubs small). _____ 2. Summer Memories Poster You will get a chance to share a summer memories poster with your classmates on the first day of school. This is your chance to share your favorite summer memories and learn about your new classmates. I hope you have fun making your poster. I can’t wait for you to share all the exciting events you participated in over the summer! Directions: 1. Buy poster paper, oak tag, or glue 4 sheets of paper together to form the base of your poster. 2. Stick on pictures, ticket stubs, pamphlets, souvenirs, postcards, maps, drawings, etc., onto your poster. 24


3. Write a description near the items you stuck onto your poster. Example Item: ticket stub, Description: “This is a ticket stub from the Yankees game that I went to over the summer. The game was so exciting. I’m glad that I was able to enjoy a baseball game with my family and friends.”

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4th Grade

We are excited to welcome our new and returning child/ren and families to our 4th Grade class this September! The following pages provides you with important information for families of children entering 4th Grade. Please contact Mr. Hernon with any start-of-year questions at SHernon@StBrigidSchoolNY.com.

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Start of Year The school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year is on the school website. Parent Meet the Teacher Night: Wednesday, September 13th at 6-6:45pm 1st Day: Thursday, September 7th (full day 8:30am-2:50pm) Family Readiness Checklist for 4th Grade Routine Readiness For preparing your child/ren for a new routine. Expect the day to begin at 8:30am and end at 2:50pm. Breakfast begins at 7:50am in class and lunch is at approximately 11:45am. Student or Family Action Items for Start of School _____ Choose an After School Program Plan (if necessary) as soon as possible to ensure your August bill is correct. After School Program Plan choices are available at this link After School Program Plan. _____ Complete Start of Year Forms by the start of school. These online forms are accessible at this link Start of Year Form.   _____ Order uniforms online from Lands’ End (link on our website “Our Families > Important Items”, or by clicking here), or at the store. _____ Purchase supplies from list below. _____ Complete summer work on the list below. Supplies St. Brigid School strives to provide an experience for your family where all necessary materials for your child/ren is provided through tuition and fees. The below listing is a minimal list of items to be purchased outside the tuition and fees. Please bring these items on the first day of class. 27


Student’s Items (labeled with student’s first & last name): _____ 1 backpack (preferably one with no wheels) _____ 7 Marble notebooks _____ 4 folders Summer Work _____ 1. Book Club The following is a suggested list of books. Please choose two and be ready to discuss them in the first two weeks of school: - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate - In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova Please read the book over the summer (read it with your child if that's appropriate for his/her age), and have it ready for the first day of school. Children are permitted to read all the books for their class if they would like, however they can only participate in one book club (to keep the clubs small). _____ 2. Summer Memories Poster You will get a chance to share a summer memories poster with your classmates on the first day of school. This is your chance to share your favorite summer memories and learn about your new classmates. I hope you have fun making your poster. I can’t wait for you to share all the exciting events you participated in over the summer! Directions: 1. Buy poster paper, oak tag, or glue 4 sheets of paper together to form the base of your poster. 2. Stick on pictures, ticket stubs, pamphlets, souvenirs, postcards, maps, drawings, etc., onto your poster. 28


3. Write a description near the items you stuck onto your poster. Example Item: ticket stub, Description: “This is a ticket stub from the Yankees game that I went to over the summer. The game was so exciting. I’m glad that I was able to enjoy a baseball game with my family and friends.”

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5th Grade

We are excited to welcome our new and returning child/ren and families to our 5th Grade class this September! The following pages provides you with important information for families of children entering 5th Grade. Please contact Mr. Hernon with any start-of-year questions at SHernon@StBrigidSchoolNY.com.

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Start of Year The school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year is on the school website. Parent Meet the Teacher Night: Tuesday, September 13th at 5-5:45pm 1st Day: Thursday, September 7th (full day 8:05am-2:50pm)
 Family Readiness Checklist for 5th Grade Routine Readiness For preparing your child/ren for a new routine. Expect the day to begin at 8:05am and end at 2:50pm. Breakfast begins at 8:05am in class and lunch is at approximately 11:15am. Student or Family Action Items for Start of School _____ Choose an After School Program Plan (if necessary) as soon as possible to ensure your August bill is correct. After School Program Plan choices are available at this link After School Program Plan. _____ Complete Start of Year Forms by the start of school. These online forms are accessible at this link Start of Year Form.   _____ Order uniforms online from Lands’ End (link on our website “Our Families > Important Items”, or by clicking here), or at the store. Please note there is a change in the uniforms for next school year, so see the website for changes. Students can choose any available items for

their grade, but please remember Grades K-8 also need the physical edu

cation items.

_____ Purchase supplies from list below. _____ Complete summer work on the list below. 31


Supplies St. Brigid School strives to provide an experience for your family where all necessary materials for your child/ren is provided through tuition and fees. The below listing is a minimal list of items to be purchased outside the tuition and fees. Please bring these items on the first day of class. Student’s Items (labeled with student’s first & last name): _____ 1 backpack (preferably with no wheels) _____ 7 Marble notebooks _____ 4 folders Summer Work _____ 1. Book Club At St. Brigid School, we believe the best thing that children can do over the summer is to continue to read, and continue to develop a love of reading. In order to provide students with some framework for what to read and to show that all of us need to read, we are establishing a book club model of summer reading. We would love for you, or your child, to read as many books as possible over the summer, but every student entering grade 5 must choose one book from the list below: - When You Reach Me by Rebeca Stead - Number the Stars by Lois Lowry Please read the book over the summer (read it with your child if that's appropriate for his/her age), and have it ready for the first day of school. In the first weeks of school, the book clubs will meet with their teacher or staff member who chose the book for a book club session to  discuss the book. Children are permitted to read all the books for their class if they would like, however they can only participate in one book club (to keep the clubs small).

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_____ 2. Summer Memories Poster You will get a chance to share a summer memories poster with your classmates on the first day of school. This is your chance to share your favorite summer memories and learn about your new classmates. I hope you have fun making your poster. I can’t wait for you to share all the exciting events you participated in over the summer! _____ 3. Reading A to Z Encourage your child to read all summer! St. Brigid School has a subscription to www.raz-kids.com, which allows your child to access an online library of reading materials from any computer connected to the Internet. Raz-Kids helps students improve their reading skills as they listen to a book read for modeled fluency. If the computer has a built-in record function, they can record themselves reading the same book. Or, students can read the book to themselves or aloud for practice. Interactive quizzes are available at the end of each book to check for understanding. Here is how to access the website and your child’s reading assignment from any computer connected to the Internet: 1. Go to www.raz-kids.com from your Internet browser and click on LOG IN. 2. Type in the teacher’s username and click GO. 3. Find your name or symbol on the chart and click on that symbol. 4. Enter a picture password if prompted. 5. The books in your child’s assignment and stars earned appear on a personal assignment page. Your child can choose to listen, read, or take a quiz by clicking on the symbols below each book.

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6th, 7th, & 8th Grades

We are excited to welcome our new and returning child/ren and families to our Middle School classes this September! The following pages provides you with important information for families of children entering Middle School. Please contact Mr. Hernon with any start-of-year questions at SHernon@StBrigidSchoolNY.com.

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Start of Year The school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year is on the school website. Parent Meet the Teacher Night: Wednesday, September 13th at 6:15-7pm 1st Day: Thursday, September 7th (full day 8:05am-2:50pm)
 Family Readiness Checklist for Middle School Routine Readiness For preparing your child/ren for a new routine. Expect the day to begin at 8:30am and end of 2:50pm. Breakfast begins at 7:50am in class and lunch is at approximately 12:15am. Student or Family Action Items for Start of School _____ Choose an After School Program Plan (if necessary) as soon as possible to ensure your August bill is correct. After School Program Plan choices are available at this link After School Program Plan. _____ Complete Start of Year Forms by the start of school. These online forms are accessible at this link Start of Year Form.   _____ Order uniforms online from Lands’ End (link on our website “Our Families > Important Items”, or by clicking here), or at the store. Please note there is a change in the uniforms for next school year, so see the website for changes. Students can choose any available items for

their grade, but please remember Grades K-8 also need the physical edu

cation items.

_____ Purchase supplies from list below. _____ Complete summer work on the list below. 35


Supplies St. Brigid School strives to provide an experience for your family where all necessary materials for your child/ren is provided through tuition and fees. The below listing is a minimal list of items to be purchased outside the tuition and fees. Please bring these items on the first day of class. Please note this is a general supply list. Students will receive specific supply lists from their teachers in the first days of school.  It is expected that supplies be replenished throughout the school year as needed.   _____ 1 backpack (preferably without wheels) _____ 1 Colored pen (not black or green) _____ Sharpened pencils _____ 1 calculator

Scientific Calculator for Grades 7 and 8

Four Function, or Scientific, Calculator for Grade 6

Summer Work - Book Club At St. Brigid School, we believe the best thing that students can do over the summer is to continue to read, and continue to develop a love of reading. We would love for each student to read as many books as possible over the summer, but every student entering grades 6-8 must choose one book from the list below: Entering 6th Grade: - Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan - Wonder by R.J. Palacio - Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson Entering 7th Grade - Girl Online: The First Nocel by Zoella by Zoe Sugg 36


- I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousefzai - The Giver, Book 1 by Lois Lowry Entering 8th Grade - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith - Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell Please read the book over the summer and have it ready for the first day of school. Students are permitted to read all the books for their class if they would like.

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