Letter to Parents

Dear Parents,

I hope this note finds you well, and looking forward to warmer weather ahead!

I have been asked a number of times lately about summer opportunities for their children in reading and writing, so I thought I would address this topic with everyone at one time.

We are very lucky to have such a long summer break, however it does have the potential to create a problem for students in September if they aren’t practicing their skills. If your child is currently working with a tutor, please do not halt their sessions- the extra practice your tutor provides becomes their only instruction when they are not in school.

As far as summer programs, it would be great to have a balance between academics and personal interest. In terms of academics, we do have some choices for you. If your child is going into the M.S. next year, there is a one week writing course being offered by Cyndy Jean. In terms of reading, Hackley has courses offered both on campus and online. The on campus reading is offered to next year’s 4th grade students and is being taught by Madeleine Lopez. It is a one-week course, using summer reading texts they are required to read for September. The online book clubs are offered for grades 2-5 (I’m teaching them), and can be completed during a two-week block of time.  Please note that these courses are open to all, so siblings or friends of your enrolled Hackley student can join as well.

Please visit this link for the academic summer programs: https://www.hackleyschool.org/podium/default.aspx?t=170904

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions! My office #is (914) 366-2660.


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