Parents:

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

 Did you know?

  • A child that reads for 1 minute a day outside of school will score in the 10th percentile. A child that reads 33 minutes a day will score in the 90th percentile (Anderson et al., 1988).
  • A 500-book library in the home will propel a child 3.2 years further in education. However, the majority of our urban youth do not have the benefit of a home library (Evans et al., 2010).
  • Two-thirds of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare. Over 70 percent of America’s inmates cannot read above a 4th grade level (Williams, 2013).

As you can see from the facts above, reading truly is a key component to academic success! To provide support for your child’s reading journey, we now have access to over 4,000 enhanced digital books through myON reader. myON reader is an award-winning, personalized literacy product for preK-12 that matches student's interests and reading level to a recommended list of books. Your child’s teachers will distribute their user names and passwords. Students can access myON reader 24/7, anywhere there is Internet access!

We encourage you to share in your student’s reading goals and read with them throughout the school year on myON reader.

If you have any questions, please contact me directly.

Sincerely,

Mr. Ritchie

ritchieallstars@gmail.com

718-441-5493