Ravine Drive School

Learning Today....Leading Tomorrow

June Newsletter

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Upcoming Events

June


6 - Grade 3 Luau (Rain Date - June 7th)

7 - School Spirit Day

12 - Summer Safety Presentation

12 - Safety Patrol Pizza Party

14- PTO Ice Cream Social - 6:00 - 7:00

17 - Kindergarten Celebration - 10:00 (Doors will open at 9:45)

21 and 24 - Dismissal at 1:20

24 - Last Day of School


September 12th - Ravine Drive Back to School Night

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Summer Reading and Math Resources

The Summer Reading and Math Packets are now available for you to view and/or print. Please click on the links below, selecting the grade level that your child will be entering in September 2019. The due date for all summer work is September 6, 2019.


Please be sure to read all directions carefully, as there are multiple assignments for students to complete in some cases.


If you have any questions regarding the summer resources, please contact the Curriculum & Instruction Department at 732-705-4061.


Elementary Summer Math Packet:

https://www.marsd.org/Page/13666


Elementary Summer Reading Packet:

https://www.marsd.org/Page/13665

Follow us on Twitter!

As a reminder, I have started using Twitter as another way to share photos, news and more to Ravine Drive families. If you use Twitter, you can follow us @RavineDrive. Our tweets can also be found on our school website or by clicking this link.

Save the Date!

Back to School Night for Ravine Drive will be held on Thursday, September 12th at 7:00.
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Improve Your Child's Reading This Summer



Children learn to read better by reading more. So one of the best ways to help your child improve his reading skills is to encourage him to read—a lot!

Read aloud every day with your child. Ask him to read to you, to friends and to younger children. (Even 10 minutes a day can make a big difference!) Here are some other ways to encourage reading this summer:

  • Visit your local library for read-aloud programs and storytelling hours.
  • Sign your child up for the library’s summer reading program.
  • Help your child look up answers to his questions in dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, almanacs or online.
  • Have your child write new or difficult words on index cards or add them to a “Words I’m Learning” list. Review the words daily until your child can recognize, write and spell them.
  • Challenge your child to find letter sounds or words that he has trouble with on boxes, cans of food and household supplies. (For example, find five C’s or three words that start with “ch.”)
  • Put word labels on objects around the house—from the kitchen table to the clothing your child wears (“socks,” “shoes” and so on).
  • Have your child write letters or emails to family and friends.
  • Play board games as a family that feature letters and words.
  • Make books together—letting your child write and draw as much as he wants.

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Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year

Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year


2019-2020 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION PROCEDURES


Dear Parents/Guardians:


We are excited to announce that Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year began on February 4, 2019, following the schedule below. Kindergarten is an exciting and important year for students and their parents, and we are eager to welcome your child to the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District for the 2019-2020 school year.


A child of parent(s) or legal guardian(s) legally domiciled within the district is eligible for entrance into Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year if he/she attains the age of five on or before October 1, 2019.


Registration for all other grades (1-12) for the 2019-2020 school year will begin in May 2019 by appointment only.


Current Cambridge Park Preschool students are not required to complete the online pre-registration step. However, you will need to register for Kindergarten by following the steps outlined on the Current Cambridge Park PreK Students 2019-2020 Registration Procedures .


The registration process consists of the following 4 steps:


Step 1: Complete the online Pre-Registration Form

The initial step requires the parent/guardian to complete an online pre-registration form prior to an in-person appointment: Online Pre-Registration Click HERE

Please make sure to click on 2019-2020 from the school year drop down list.

If you do not have access to a computer, you may schedule an appointment with the Central Registrar by calling (732) 705-4000 to use one of our chromebooks to complete the online pre-registration prior to your appointment date.


Step 2: Print out & Complete Registration Documents

Print out and complete the remaining registration documents which can be accessed here: Centralized Registration Packet Click HERE If you do not have a printer, please call the Central Registrar at (732) 705-4000.


Step 3: Make an Appointment for In-Person Registration

Once you have submitted the online Pre-Registration application and printed the documents for your appointment, you must select a date and time for your in-person registration appointment using an online calendar. You will reserve a time slot based on the school building your child will be attending in the Fall of 2019. Please choose only one time slot for your appointment. If you have more than one child you are registering, please make note of it on your appointment slot. Please CLICK HEREto reserve a date and time. For any cancellations, changes, or if all slots are full, please contact the Central Registrar.


Step 4: Submit Documents at your Scheduled In-Person Registration Appointment

Appointments will take place at Central Office located at 1 Crest Way in Aberdeen. Please note that missed appointments will need to be rescheduled. If you do not have all your documents on hand at the door, you will be asked to reschedule for another date/time. The documents needed at time of registration appointments are listed here: Central Registration Checklist as well as on our website under the Central Registration tab.


All documents submitted must be in English, and translated documents must be notarized. Only Parents/Guardians need to be present for registration appointments.


Kindergarten Assignment & Orientation

You will receive a letter with your child’s placement in August 2019. This letter will also indicate the time and date of your child’s Kindergarten orientation. During the orientation, your child will have the opportunity to meet with his/her teacher, principal, and take a tour of the school.


If you have a neighbor who has an eligible Kindergarten-aged child, please pass this important
information along to them.


Should you have any questions, please call or email Ms. Ariana Torres, Central Office Registrar at (732) 705-4000 or email registrar@marsd.org.

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Idea of the Day

Keep Your Child's Mind Active Over the Summer

Studies show children often lose one to three months of learning over summer vacation. To stop the "summer brain drain":

  • Keep lots of children's books and magazines around. Make regular trips to the library. Read with your child every day.
  • Regularly ask your child to "do the math" when you go shopping, follow a recipe or do other family activities. For ideas, get a book on fun family math activities from the library.
  • Sign your child up for children's plays, nature center programs and other enrichment activities and classes offered by the school or community.


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Review the School Year & Set New Goals


It’s nearing the end of a busy school year. Your child has learned a lot. He’s read new books and he’s mastered new skills. Now is the perfect time to talk about all of the lessons he’s learned.

Find a time when you can have a relaxing chat about school. You might even plan something special, such as going out for a treat or making a favorite meal together.


During your talk:

  • Take a look back. What was your child’s favorite project this year? In what subject did he improve the most? Which book that the class read was his favorite? Which of his goals did he accomplish?

    As he talks about these positive things, help him see the ways he has grown. “You really worked hard to master division this year. You can do hard things when you put your mind to it!”


  • Take a look forward. What is your child looking forward to this summer? What is he excited about for next year? Is there a subject or an area he’d like to improve in next year? Are there books he would like to read?


  • Discuss how learning doesn’t stop at the end of the school year. One of the great things about the summer is the opportunity to learn things that aren’t directly related to school. Help your child think about something he’d like to learn this summer. Would he like to learn a new sport? Would he like to teach himself how to paint? Would he like to learn a new language? Together, make a plan to help him achieve his goal.



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