Mar 18

March Book of the Month: The Juice Box Bully by Bob Sornson & Maria Dismondy

Have you ever seen a bully in action and done nothing about it? The kids at Pete’s new school get involved, instead of being bystanders. When Pete begins to behave badly, his classmates teach him about “The Promise”. Will Pete decide to shed his bullying habits and make “The Promise”? Read The Juice Box Bully to find out!

Mar 04

Make-Up Plan: 15-Minute Addition to School Day, Starting March 9

Changes Due to Feb. 25-27 Snow Days:

Beginning Monday, March 9, Suffolk Public Schools will extend the school day hours by 15 minutes.

  • All schools and all grade levels will add the 15 minutes.
  • The extended day will continue until the end of the school year — Friday, June 12.
  • The daily bell schedule will be adjusted to add the minutes to all class periods.
  • Changes to the testing calendar will also be made.
  • Additional info:
    • Start times will not change …  Dismissal times will increase by 15 minutes.
      … Middle School new hours:  7:25 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
      … High School new hours:  8:25 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
      … Elementary – Group A – new hours:  9:20 a.m. – 3:50 p.m.
      Elementary – Group B – new hours:  9:35 a.m. – 4:05 p.m.


Changes Due to Feb. 17-20 Snow Days:

  • Thursday, March 19  (formerly ½ day [early dismissal) for students] is changed to a full school day for students.
  • Friday, April 3 (formerly ½ day [early dismissal) for students] is changed to a full school day for students.
  • Wednesday˗Friday, June 10, 11,12 (early dismissal due to middle/high school exams] is changed to full school days for Elementary students ONLY; middle school and high school students will adhere to the early dismissal exam schedule.

Mar 04

Free Tutoring for students in Grades K-2!!

Book Buddies Flyer (1)

Feb 09

February Parent Newsletter

February parent newsletter

Feb 06

February Book of the Month: Those Shoes by by Maribeth Boelts (Author), Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator)

All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. Though Jeremy’s grandma says they don’t have room for “want,” just “need,” when his old shoes fall apart at school, he is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop pair that are much too small. But sore feet aren’t much fun, and Jeremy soon sees that the things he has — warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to help a friend — are worth more than the things he wants.

Jan 26

Understood: A Site for Parents

There is a new parent website on the scene for parents whose children, ages 3-20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. Fifteen nonprofit organizations have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues. This site is a great referral for your parents to help them learn and advocate for their children. It’s also a great way to build relationships and share information with those parents who believe that their child’s school doesn’t always have their child’s best interest in mind.

Jan 15

January Parent Newsletter

January parent newsletter 2015

Jan 15

Book of the Month- January

Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon- Molly Lou Melon is a short, awkward, little girl with buckteeth and several
other traits that make her a little different. She believes in herself and is
able to make friends after a move to another city, thanks to her wise, old
grandmother’s advice.

Dec 02

One School, One Book- December

Odd Velvet by Tara Calahan King
Velvet is odd. Instead of dolls that talk and cry, Velvet brings a milkweed pod for show and tell. She wins the class art contest using only an eight-pack of crayons. She likes to collect rocks. Even her name is strange-Velvet! But as the school year unfolds, the things Velvet does and the things that Velvet says slowly begin to make sense. And, in the end, Velvet’s classmates discover that being different is what makes Velvet so much fun!

Dec 01

December Parent Newsletter

December parent newsletter