Dual Language

Benjamin Cosor Elementary School students will be able to become biliterate, in English and Spanish, in a new, dual language program in 2017–18.  Available to students in kindergarten and first grade, the program will prepare students for an increasingly diverse society, and make them more marketable, in education and the workforce, in the 21st Century.

 

Numerous research has shown that bilingual individuals have distinct advantages over their monolingual peers, including better memory, literacy, decision-making skills, problem-solving, and attention to tasks.  Studies have also shown that bilingual individuals have, on average, a later onset of dementia when compared to their monolingual peers.  Bilingual students have also been found to be happier than monolingual students, and outperform them on standardized tests.

 

Interested parents will need to register their students for the dual language program, in kindergarten or first grade.  To do so, parents should complete the attached form, and return it to the main office of Benjamin Cosor Elementary School, 15 Old Falls Road, Fallsburg, NY, 12733, by June 16, 2017.

 

Fallsburg Central School District will be providing a parent information meeting--for interested parents of kindergarten and first grade students (2017–18)--on Monday, June 12, at 5:30 PM in the Benjamin Cosor Elementary School Cafeteria, 15 Old Falls Road, Fallsburg, NY.  For more information, parents may contact Dr. Matthew T. Evans, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, at (845) 434-5884, or Ms. Mary Kate Stinehour, BCES Principal, at (845) 434-4110.


Interested parents may click here for a presentation on Benjamin Cosor Elementary School's Dual Language program, 2017–18.

Parents of English proficient students may enroll by clicking here, or downloading the "registration letter," below.  This form should be submitted to the BCES main office by June 16, 2017.

Parents of English language learners (ELLs) may decline the dual language program for their child.  To do so, the parent should download the "ELLPlacementForm," below, for either kindergarten or first grade, and return a completed copy to the BCES main office.




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Matt Evans,
Jun 9, 2017, 6:26 AM
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Matt Evans,
Jun 9, 2017, 6:43 AM
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Matt Evans,
Jun 9, 2017, 6:43 AM
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