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May 2017

posted Apr 30, 2017, 2:27 AM by james defrancesco   [ updated Apr 30, 2017, 2:29 AM ]

May 2017

 Dear Dreyfus Families,

 The month of May is now upon us and there many events filling our calendar.

 To begin with, the NYS Math Assessment will be administered May 2nd, 3rd and 4th; please make sure your children are well rested and arrive to school on time for this important assessment.  Additionally, NYSESLAT testing for ENL students will occur May 8 – May 10 for the Grade 6; May 11 – May 15 for Grade 7; and May 16 – May 18 for Grade 8.  Parents of ENL students are invited to meet with the ENL teachers during Parent Engagement Tuesday on May 9th at 2:40pm.  Also on the May 9th Parent Engagement Tuesday there will be a staff/student kickball game and free throw contest.  Additional information will be sent home this week and you are invited to attend.

 We are continuing our Tuesday afternoon Parent Workshops with a session on May 2nd with a focus on Conflict Resolution; all parents are invited to attend.  There will be additional workshops May 9th, 16th and 23rd – please check the Dreyfus School Calendar at www.berta49.org for additional information.

 Please join us on May 18th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm for Parent Night where we will feature our International Culture Fair.  We are asking families to prepare international foods that we will be able to share with our school community that evening.  It will be an opportunity for us to come together as a school community, share a meal and have a conversation regarding plans for next year.  Additional information will be sent home soon regarding this event.

 Finally, report cards will distributed during the week of May 10th and the Junior ARISTA induction ceremony is set for May 25th (please check back for additional information regarding ARISTA).

 I look forward to seeing you at these events and thank you for supporting your students and our school.  Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or suggestions.

 Thank you,

James De Francesco
Principal

April 2017

posted Apr 3, 2017, 6:27 AM by Anthony Irizarry   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 2:51 PM by james defrancesco ]

Dear Dreyfus Families,


I am pleased to announce the new version of our website, www.Berta49.org .  We have made several changes in an attempt to make the site more user friendly, update the information and links and provide more resources for the Dreyfus Community.  Please send me your comments and suggestions on how we can improve the site even further to assist you in learning more about your child’s success and additional resources that would be of help.


As you know, we have just finished the NYS ELA Assessment.  I was proud to see so many of our children taking their time to work on the assessment.  Now it is time to focus on the NYS Math Assessment that will be administered during the first week of May.  There is still room in our Afternoon Skills program that can assist your child in preparation for the test.  The program is held Wednesday and Thursday from 2:40pm to 4:40pm.  If you would like to include your child, please send a letter giving your child permission to attend or download the form found on our website.


Starting on April 25th and following each week through May 30th, we will be holding a series of Parent Workshops in the afternoon that focus on important issues such as Life Skills, Understanding Teenagers, and Family Communication.  Please check the website and look for the flyers that will be going home soon.  I look forward to seeing you there.


Once again, please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or suggestions.


Thank you,


James De Francesco

Principal

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