Students Hone Writing Skills in Letters

Students Hone Writing Skills in Letters to Senior Citizens Around the World
Posted on 11/16/2020
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Central Islip students have been honing and cultivating their writing skills under the tutelage of their teachers, in partnership with reading coaches Ms. Gina Hernandez, Dr. Barbara Leshinger, Mrs. Michelle Ehrhardt, Mr. Joseph Passaro, Ms. Jennifer Flynn, and Ms. Eileen Morrow. In their participation with ‘National Make a Difference Day,’ students created original letters and cards with messages to senior citizens around the world. The students’ creations were brought to the Central Islip Public Library, then sent to appreciating seniors who welcomed their deliveries from our students. The project, which involved students in all of the District's elementary schools, as well as Reed Middle School and Central Islip High School, was made possible in a team effort between academic coaches in conjunction with their building principals and classroom teachers. Superintendent of Schools Ms. Sharon A. Dungee, and Administrator for English Language Arts & Academic Intervention Services, Mrs. Ann M. Bucco, acknowledged the success of this collaborative effort between principals, academic coaches, teachers, and students, and the public library’s participation as an important link between the schools and community. The project promoted the importance of literacy and good citizenship in students. Images in this presentation depict some of the many cards and letters students created.