The results are in
TAPS391 received a
on the city's school report card.
(we are growing quickly)
Our mission is
to create a caring community of life-long learners,
through a challenging and engaging curriculum,
focused onthe development of 21st century skills.
The 100 Book Challenge!
The Angelo Patri School is stepping up to The 100 Book Challenge. This fall, MS391 launched a new initiative to address the high reading intervention and support needs of many of our students.
For every 15 minutes a student reads, they receive credit for 1 step. Every day, students are reading at least 2 steps in school and 2 steps at home. Weekly goals are 22 steps, and yearly total goal is 800 steps. As students reach reading milestones, they are recognized on classroom charts, during pod celebrations, and in school-wide announcements.
100 Book Challenge focuses on improving reading QUANTITY as well as QUALITY. Each student at the Angelo Patri School has found their true independent reading level, and are learning to question as they read and talk with each other about their texts.
“It’s All About the Learning"!
At the Angelo Patri School, increasing student achievement is our mission, the 100 Book Challenge is just one more way we have chosen to step up and fulfill it.
So far, enthusiasm over the new program is apparent in our halls, walls and everywhere in our community. Parents too have been showing their support by monitoring students’ home reading. And the 100 Book Challenge Door Decorating Contest is only adding to the hype. Stay tuned for winners!
Keep Reading and Practicing Math This Summer!
2012 Summer Reading and Math Assignments
Incoming Grade 7 & 8
Summer is a great time to enjoy a book! This summer all students entering 7th and 8th grade will read two (2) books. You may select two books that interest you (see below for suggestions).
There are three requirements for these books:
- The theme of both books should reflect the evolution of a character. His or her personality should change over time.
- They cannot be a book previously read.
- They must be at an appropriate level of difficulty for you.
Complete all Coach lessons that you have not done during the school year.
Review materials you have done this school year.
This will help you be prepared for the coming school year.
Goals for Summer Reading
Foster a love of reading
Advance literacy by engaging in reading activities
Increase reading through self-selected, voluntary reading.
Enhance a sense of community
Provide a common reading experience
Stimulate discussion and critical thinking
Reflect on Yourself as a Reader
How do I best demonstrate that I have understood and responded to a text?
• I reread parts of the book.
• I make predictions.
• I ask questions.
• I make connections.
• I summarize parts of the book.
When and where do I best concentrate on reading?
• In the morning
• Before going to sleep
• At my desk
• On my bed
• Lying on the floor
Back-to-School READING Activity
The written assignment for summer is to an essay including all aspects of the questions below:
Who are the significant characters in the book, and what characteristics would you use to describe them?
How does the character’s personality evolve or change over time?
What events led to the character’s changes over time?
Don’t forget to cite evidence from the texts you are reading. You may wish to take notes or keep a reading journal. If the book is yours, you may want to highlight important or interesting parts. It would be particularly useful for you to take notes on quotes in the book that reflect the changes the character goes through as an individual.
The public library or a local bookstore is a good place to find a book of interest for your summer reading. Check with the Fordham Library or any other library in your area. You can also go to Barnes and Noble and choose a book of your liking. Ask the librarian or customer service for help in finding books that reflect the theme of evolution of a character.
Recommendations for Summer Reading
The Secret School Approaching Level
Crispin: Cross of Lead On Level
Poppy Beyond Level
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup Approaching Level
Bloomability On Level
Walk Two Moons Beyond Level
The Cook Camp Approaching Level
Tracker On Level
Brian’s Winter Beyond Level
There’s A Boy in the Girls Bathroom Approaching Level
Sixth Grade Secrets On Level
Dogs Don’t Tell Jokes Beyond Level
Maniac Magee Approaching Level
Loser On Level
Milkweed Beyond Level
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
Define Normal by Julie Anne Peters
The Merchant of Death (Pendragon Series #1) by D. J. McHale
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
Stuck In Neutral by Terry Truman
*** - Stars indicate level of difficulty.
*** Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
** Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
** Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
** Holes by Louis Sachar
* Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
* Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Come To School Well Dressed!
There is a uniform policy for all our students at The Angelo Patri School. The uniform will consist of colors:
and white top.
Student can wear different types of pants, but they must wear the school colors. No pajamas please.
El uniforme consistirá de los colores gris, color vino y blanco. Los pantalones y faldas gris o vino y la camisa Blanca.
Los de estudiantes pueden usar diferente tipos de pantalones, pero deben ser de los colores de la escuela. Recuerde por favor que no se permite a ningún estudiante usar pijamas en la escuela.