Superintendent's Message


Summer Time


JULY-AUGUST 2019 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT



Pre-K graduation, sixth grade promotion, eighth grade moving up celebration, prom, Senior Awards, and of course, MPHS Class of 2019 Graduation…all of these special events have concluded, leaving us with warm memories to last a lifetime.  As we look ahead to the summer, know that our important work for children continues as administrators and identified staff meet regularly over the summer to plan for the upcoming school year.  Together, our team collaborates to develop goals, formulate action plans, and determine timelines.  We remain committed to maximizing the opportunities inherent in summer schedules to ensure our programs of study and school facilities will be ready for the return of our students in September.

 

Parents and educators know that warm days offer ideal opportunities to READ and we encourage students to spend time this summer with a good book.  Here are just a few resources for families to access in ensuring reading is a frequent summer activity:

  • Our district posts its annual K-12 Summer Reading List on the district website:www.mpsnj.org
  • Another great resource for summer reading is provided by the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association.The ALSC provides four grade span-developed list of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer: Birth-PK, K-2, 3-5, and 6-8: http://www.ala.org/alsc/publications-resources/book-lists/2019-summer-reading-list
  • The International Literacy Association publishes its annual Choices Reading List as selected by thousands of children, young adults, teachers, and librarians around the United States.The lists include recently-published Children’s Choices, Teachers’ Choices, and Young Adult Choices and may be accessed at the ILA’s website: https://literacyworldwide.org/get-resources/reading-lists

 

As always, July and August are sure to pass quickly and we will soon be gearing up for the first day of school.  On behalf of all in our district, my best wishes to you and yours for a safe, healthy, and happy summer! 


Sincerely,

Dr. Marie Cirasella

Dr. Marie Cirasella


 

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