Sag Harbor Elementary SchoolPartners in Print, the school’s five-week literacy workshop program for supporting parents of kindergartners and first-graders who are helping their children learn how to read, is up and running. Partners in Print is designed to develop strong school-site parent involvement, prepare and empower parents to help their children become successful readers and encourage oral language development and comprehension. The program opens on Thursday, October 17, with a night for parents only, at 7 p.m. On the following four Thursday evenings, the time is from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and is for the parent and child together. The workshop titles are Drawing Meaning from Text; Playing with Print; Praise, Pause, Prompt, Predict; and The Reading-Writing Connection. Registration forms were due last week, so call the school ASAP to inquire about signing up.
As part of Fire Prevention Month, students will be visiting the Sag Harbor Firehouse and learning about fire safety.
Jodee Blanco is one of the country’s preeminent voices on the topic of school bullying and the author of the New York Times’ best seller “Stop Laughing at Me … One Woman’s Inspirational Story.” She conducted an anti-bullying seminar for parents on October 10 at 7 p.m. in the Pierson auditorium. Earlier that day, fifth grade students walked to the Pierson auditorium to attend Ms. Blanco’s presentation. All Sag Harbor School District staff members attended one of her presentations earlier in the school year and were very impressed by the importance of her message.