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Polk Street School Celebrates Lunar New Year

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Polk Street School students celebrated Lunar New Year throughout the school day on Jan. 27.

First graders started the day with a feast of Chinese food. Adorned in festive Lunar New Year hats, the students ate and enjoyed a Dragon Dance performance by the sixth graders. The sixth graders also performed their Dragon Dance, gymnastics and drums in the gymnasium for students in grades K-2. The students created their own dragon masks, and the performance began with an explanation of the tradition of Dragon Dances for the Lunar New Year.

Date Added: 1/31/2023

Successful Blood Drive

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Fifth graders recently hosted a blood drive at the school.

Date Added: 1/31/2023

Visit to Franklin Square Historical Museum

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John Street School first graders in Lynda Montalto’s class recently visited the Franklin Square Historical Museum. They had a great time!

Date Added: 1/30/2023

JSS Celebrates Lunar New Year

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John Street School’s kindergarten classes learned about the Lunar New Year on Jan. 20. The students listened to read-aloud books from author/illustrator Grace Lin, whose books are inspired by her childhood and growing up with Chinese traditions. They also watched videos of the Lunar New Year Festival, a Dragon Dance Parade and a Lions Dance. They enjoyed creating their own dragon masks and ended the day by completing an alphabet Chinese New Year letter search.

Date Added: 1/27/2023

Washington Street’s Reading Challenge

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Washington Street School hosted a Reading Spirit Week, from Jan. 17-20, to officially launch its Wildly Important Goal for students to read a combined 100 million words by the end of the school year.

The Reading Spirit Week included: DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) Time Day, A Spotlight on Reading Day (reading with a flashlight in class), We’re Crazy About Reading Day (crazy socks and teacher swap) and Snuggle Up with a Great Book Day (students wore pajamas to school).

For students in grades 2-6, words will be counted using the Word Report from Accelerated Reader; and, for students in grades K-1, words will be counted by multiplying the number of books read by a common factor. Progress will be displayed on grade-level bulletin boards, which will be updated by grade-level captains.

Date Added: 1/25/2023