Celentano Museum Academy hosted a Scholastic Book Fair in March. After a few years without holding a fair, we were able to share the joy found in reading with each Celentano student! Every classroom, pre-Kindergarten through grade 8, came to the book fair twice throughout the week. The first time, students browsed the shelves and wrote their favorites on a wish list. The second time classrooms came to the fair, students located the precise books they planned to buy and checked out at the register.
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On April 5, Strong Elementary School became the first Connecticut school to open a Ben Carson Reading Room. The room is designed to promote recreational reading in students. Ben Carson, a celebrated pediatric neurosurgeon, and his foundation, The Carson Scholars Fund, have opened Reading Rooms all over the country.
All students from Mrs. Bealer's and Mrs. Hardy’s kindergarten class recently invited their parents for a celebration of learning. Students read aloud with their parents and guardians to show how far they have come this school year.
Prudential is donating surplus office furniture to local, qualified nonprofits as part of the company's ongoing efforts to strengthen local communities.
All items are used and will be donated "as is." Items will be made available on a first come first served basis and must be reserved by Monday, April 22 and picked up by April 30. Pick-up costs and arrangements are the responsibility of the receiving organization.
The available items are:
As the impacts of the federal sequester continue to unfold, David Morgan, chairman and president of the Connecticut Head Start Association, recently circulated a letter in which he takes a stark look at the detrimental effects the cuts are having on Head Start and Early Head Start programs throughout the state.
“Celentano gets a Boost!”
Last week Strong Elementary School students got a chance to show off their learning and love of science in the annual Science Fair. Experiments were displayed throughout the school in every grade level. The children explored the absorbancy of different kinds of paper towels, the density of water and how it affects floating objects, and plant growth, among other topics. Students sat and explained their projects as a judge walked the halls and reflected. Six winning projects were announced yesterday morning. The winning kindergarten classrooms were Mrs. Bealer's class, Ms.
The popular Parent University New Haven, a free day of workshops for parents and guardians of New Haven Public School students, will return to Gateway Community College from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 6
The day will include workshops on a variety of topics - including the importance of male involvement, paying for college, talking to kids about trauma, nutritious foods on a budget, and different routes to high school completion, among others. Many sessions will be offered in English and Spanish. The event also will include a college fair.
Strong Elementary School is a diverse community, with students from all over the world and incredibly varied backgrounds. The teachers at Strong use this to their advantage, often incorporating cultural learning into classroom activities, and broadening their students' horizons. Last month the mother of a student in Cynthia Bealer's kindergarten class came into the school to teach the students about the Chinese New Year. A variety of learning activites took place. The class worked togeter to build a beautiful Chinese lantern.