BBES Upcoming Events 02/15 - THE ABINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS AT END OF DAY ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020 AND REOPEN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2020 02/27 - EYES ON OWLS PROGRAM - K ONLY 02/27 - TITLE I FAMILY NIGHT 03/02 - READ ACROSS MERICA - WEAR RED, WHITE AND/OR BLACK 03/03 - NO SCHOOL STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY 03/04 - PUBLIC LIBRARY REOPENS 03/03 to 03/24 - BBES ART EXHIBIT, ABINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 03/05 - FAMILY LITERARY EVENT - AUTHOR VISIT AND FUN ACTIVITIES, 5:30 TO 7:00 03/06 - BBES PTO MEETING, 7 PM, CAFETERIA 03/09 to 03/12 - KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 03/10 - BBES FAMILY/COMMUNITY ART RECEPTION, 5 PM TO 7 PM, ABINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 03/12 to 03/14 - AHS DRAMA CLUB PRESENTS "MAMMA MIA" 03/20 - EARLY RELEASE/STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY, NOON DISMISSAL, BREAKFASTS AND LUNCHES SERVED 3/20 - GREEN WAVE BOOSTERS TEAMWORK TRIVIA NIGHT, 7 PM, KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALL 03/24 - SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING, 7 PM, AHS/AMS LIBRARY 04/10 - NO SCHOOL, GOOD FRIDAY 04/20 to 04/24 - NO SCHOOL, SPRING VACATION 04/27 - SCHOOL REOPENS 05/11 - EARLY RELEASE/STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY, NOON DISMISSAL, BREAKFASTS AND LUNCHES SERVED 05/25 - NO SCHOOL, MEMORIAL DAYRead More
An important fact to start off…there is NO SCHOOL on 3/3/20.
As noted in a previous newsletter, research has shown that a student’s ability to read has far reaching impact on their success during their education and in the workforce. BBES staff and students spend a significant portion of every school day focused on improving student literacy skills. In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and our love of reading, BBES will be celebrating Read Across America Day on Monday, March 2, 2020. Students are encouraged to show their Dr. Seuss spirit by wearing red, white, black/blue colors on March 2, 2020. Please be sure to look for more information in your child’s backpack soon.
From the Florida Center for Reading Research, listed below are some general suggestions for things that parents can do to help support the reading growth of their children: 1. Create a special workspace and schedule daily quiet time for your child to do his/her homework from school. Be sure this is a time you are available to help if needed. 2. Schedule 15 minutes of special time every day to read to your child. Before you read each book, read the title and look at the cover and pictures inside. Ask your child what she thinks the book may be about (prediction). After reading the book, review her prediction. Was the prediction right? If not, what happened instead? 3. Plan to go to the public library or the local bookstore once each week and read a new book together. After reading each book, talk to her about what happened at the beginning, the middle, and the end of the story. 4. Take every opportunity you can to help increase your child's vocabulary. You can do this by pointing to things and asking the child to tell you what they are, or you can stop and explain the meaning of any words in your reading that the child may not understand. The more you talk to your child, the faster their vocabulary will grow. More tips are available at: Curriculum for Parents...