Newark Legacy Newsletter – June 2016

Seen at Newark Legacy

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Just some of our amazing End of Year events! Pictured clockwise from top left: 5th Grade End of Year trip to Philadelphia, 3rd-6th Grade Masquerade Ball (our annual Family Dance provided by Parent Circle), our Step Team performs during the Middle Academy Student vs. Teacher Basketball Game, fun at the Masquerade Ball, Field Day 2016, our First Annual Art/Science Fair, Step Team wins their first trophy at competition.

Parent University

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7 Resources to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

In addition to completing our summer binders, it is imperative that summer learning doesn’t stop. According to National Summer Learning, all students experience learning losses when they do not engage in ongoing reading over the summer months and most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills. You can make a big difference in thwarting summer learning loss by supporting your children with ongoing learning opportunities. Here are few free online resources that can support with continued learning and growth:

Reading & Language Arts – online programs

Playkidsgames.com
Vocabulary is a critical component of reading comprehension. Playkidsgame.com helps your child build and retain reading comprehension skills through interactive games. Students can play within their current reading range and create their own games if they master a specific level.

We Give Books
When a trip to the library is not possible, students in grades K-5 can access free books online at We Give Books. New books are added each month and include those appropriate for read-alouds by parents and independent readers.

Education.com
Go beyond the typical summer reading lists and develop grade-specific titles that will excite the curiosity of your child at Education.com. Explore titles by topic, title and grade.

Opposite Ocean
The Opposite Ocean is a great app to improve vocabulary and reading comprehension on the go. Available on IPad, IPhone and IPod touch, this interactive app developed in concert with the Virginia Department of Education allows children to master antonyms while “going deep” on grade-appropriate vocabulary. Current game settings are appropriate for students in grades 2-6.

Math – online programs

SumDog
Nothing sparks learning like competition. Help your students retain math, reading and writing concepts with Sumdog, an interactive gaming site that allows students to become superheros, complete activities and build skills while school’s out.

MAP Math
Math class becomes a lot more fun with the MAP Math resource, an online site that helps students improve their mastery of algebra, geometry, data analysis, and number operations through a variety of activities.

TenMarks
Summer math programs such as TenMarks can help parents maintain academic rigor with online coursework. On-demand curriculum is aligned to the New Jersey Common Core State Standards and provides adaptive instructional models that keep students learning during the summer months.

Happy Summer Learning!

Reminders From the Office

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Just a reminder, our summer office hours are:
Monday-Thursday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Office will be closed: July 1st – July 8th