Dear Oak Bluffs Staff and Parents,
As was announced this past Wednesday, Dr. John Rizzo has accepted the position of Principal of the Oak Bluffs School. Dr. Rizzo comes to us from the Milton Bradley Elementary School in Springfield, MA. His child first philosophy made him the favorite for all the stakeholders who participated in the search process. Dr. Rizzo will officially assume the position on August 1, 2015. Until that time, I will continue to oversee the Oak Bluffs School.
The saying goes – “we are sometimes afraid of change because we may lose something good – but with change, we may gain something better.” I am extremely excited that “Jacky” will be joining us. Our school has gained something better.
I also want to invite you to meet Jacky next Friday, June 26th at our school. Jacky expressed his desire to come to our school and visit with our children, staff, and parents. I do not have his schedule of arrival at this point. When we solidify the times, I will let you know…
Happy Father's Day and have a great weekend…
Here are some resources to help you and your child read all summer long:
Have your child participate in the Oak Bluffs Public Library Summer Reading Program.
http://oakbluffslibrary.org/ childrens-room- news/
Help your child complete their incoming grade specific reading assignment.
Research proves that students who do not read during the summer fall behind. Reading is like exercising: you have to keep doing it or your muscles forget! Children need to engage with books every day so they can maintain and strengthen all the reading skills they learned during the school year. Students who leave school in June but do not read during the summer lose months of reading achievement from the previous year. Consequently, students have to spend the fall "catching up" to where they were in June before they can move forward once again. What's more, summer reading loss accumulates: years of summer reading neglect may easily lead to students falling a year or two below grade-level reading. Don't let this happen to your son or daughter!