Friday, February 26, 2010

Read Across America Celebration at Macdonough

Red and white stovepipe hats were all around Macdonough School today as students, staff, and visitors celebrated Read Across America Day.  Guests included Mayor Guliano, Associate Superintendent Senges, Deputy Fire Marshal Al Santostefano, Wesleyan students, Macdonough families, and relatives of Macdonough Staff members.

The event, in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, brought guest readers into each classroom to share some time for reading.

Appearances by the Cat in the Hat, Thing One and Thing Two, and Sam (who loves Green Eggs and Ham) added to the magic of the day.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Macdonough Basketball

The annual Staff vs.Students Basketball Game was held on Wednesday, February 24th.  The teachers jumped out to an early lead but couldn't hold on as the students charged back to tie the game with a last minute shot.

The standing room only crowd was treated to a half-time show featuring the Macdonough School Cheerleading Team as well as a Staff Cheering Squad.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Reading is Fundamental at Macdonough!

Macdonough School has been selected as a Reading is Fundamental (RIF) school!

As Middletown’s only RIF program site, Macdonough will be participating in the “Books for Ownership” program designed to motivate children, families, and community members to read together through a triad of principles basic to the entire RIF organization: book ownership, motivational activities, and family involvement in children's reading.

• Book ownership: Macdonough School students will have the opportunity to choose and keep two to five books per year at no cost to the children or their families.

• Fun literacy-related activities: Macdonough school volunteers and staff will continue to motivate children to read with a myriad of festive book activities that accompany each book event.

• Family and community involvement: RIF headquarters will provide training and technical assistance to our volunteer RIF program coordinators.

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