Bergen Elementary is buzzing with exciting events. With the learning and playing in bloom, this is one of our favorite times of year! With warmer weather (hopefully coming soon) we are working hard to keep everyone focused on learning and doing his or her best. Please remember to stay in communication with your child’s teacher regarding projects and homework assignments. Administrators and teachers everywhere recognize the important contributions parents make toward a child’s success in school. There is no question about it – success at school begins at home. One of the most important components of a good school is the partnership between the school and parents who work together for the best interest of children. The close partnership between home and school is one of the exceptional strengths at Bergen Arts & Science Charter Elementary School. With your continued support our students will shine in the classrooms and will be fully prepared for the next level!
A large vocabulary can turn your child into a better reader and writer. When you and your child go places, point out words that people use. Maybe a waiter describes an entrée or the dentist talks about molars. Encourage your child to figure out what the words mean by the way they’re used. Also try to have your child add adjectives and verbs to his or her vocabulary. Sports and games offer opportunities to sue action words. Let your child hear you comment on the softball that soars or the runner who sprints. When he or she sends thank you notes or greeting cards, suggest they use descriptive words.
Just a friendly reminder to speak to your children about internet safety, and the kinds of choices children wish to make regarding videos and virtual games. This issue reminds us that monitoring internet activity, and limiting screen time are part of the challenging parenting landscape in the digital age. Ms. Arena, our School Instructional Technology Coordinator, found a resource from the National Online Safety council detailing the recent “Momo” trend that, according to some news reports, have been seen on YouTube and YouTube kids. They explain what it is and how to talk with your child about online safety. You can visit their site at www.nationalonlinesafety.com. Then click on resources, platform guides, scroll down and you will see MOMO parent’s guide.
We thank you for your cooperation and assistance.
Sheila B. Goodstein
Bergen-ASCS Elementary School Director