Aquebogue Elementary School's First Assembly of 2015-16 School Yr.
Mr. Kent conducts assemblies about once a month to celebrate student behavior and achievement. This assembly celebrated the Summer Reading and Math Program, which was coordinated by Literacy Coach Vanessa Williams. Mr. Kent noted that over 200 students achieved the requirements of the program. (There are approximately 500 students at Aquebogue). In order to be recognized, students had to complete and log their work over the summer. K-2 students had to log at least 20 minutes of reading (5 days per week); 3rd graders had to log 25 minutes of reading; and 4th graders were expected to read 30 minutes or more five days a week.
Prior to the end of school, Aquebogue hosted a Book Swap, which provided K-2 students with 10 books; 3rd graders with 5-6 books; and 4th graders with at least one chapter book to read over the summer. In addition to logging their books and reading times. The students who were celebrated also completed Math packets and played math games over the summer. Way to go!
First Assembly Photos
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Mr. Kent also shared with the students information about the school's fall food drive for veterans. Food will be collected until the end of October and will be distributed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to veterans and their families.
The final topic of the assembly was the opportunity for students to get their writing published in Aquebogue's student newsletter: Aquebogue Speaks. Students were encouraged to share "a small moment or narrative" or "a writing about reading" or an opinion piece on the October Virtue: "Self-Control". The submissions must be returned by October 21st, and the paper will be published and posted online in November.
Several Flat Stanley characters were spotted in the audience.