What's Right with Spackenkill!

What's Right with Spackenkill!
Posted on 06/11/2019
Kindergarten Concert

Dear Spackenkill Community, 

In two more weeks we will conclude this school year and students and their families will embark on summer vacation. I mention this because summertime, while it’s vacation time, is also an opportunity to continue your learning. And there are many different ways to learn other than the traditional classroom. For example, in this issue we are publicizing volunteerism. As I look back on my young adulthood, it was some of my volunteer experiences that shaped my future career decision making. 

Also included are flyers for the writing instruction in two different programs as well as the numerous literacy programs run by the Poughkeepsie Public Library District. Continuing to read and write for pleasure makes us better scholars.

Families who have the opportunity to travel to historical sites and art galleries and to provide drama and theater experiences enrich their children’s education. For those who can’t travel, of course, there are so many local opportunities in parks, museums, and historical sites. We urge you as a family to continue to take advantage of those programs as well as keep up with summer reading requirements that vary by school and grade level. We’re also including a link from the New York State Education Department regarding summer reading experiences

Now I just need to get serious again: With two weeks left in the school year, continue to work hard, come to school every day, and finish Spartan Strong.


My best,

Mark Villanti

Mark Villanti, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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