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Welcome to NJ Assembly September 2013

 

 

Fire Safety Poster Contest winners

 

Zachary Ullrich, Adam Tolentino, Emma Toledo, Emily Keegan, Sasha Bross,and Aislinn Stefanco with Bloomingdale Fire Chief, Mark Lyme & Firefighter, John D'Amato

 

 
4th Marking Period Character Award Breakfast
June 15, 2012
 
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Field Day 2012

 

Night of the Arts

The Samuel R. Donald School held a Night of the Arts on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.  We showcased an art show as well as the fourth grade music concert.  Our families enjoyed circulating throughout the hallway and gym as they were greeted by art pieces created from our second through fourth grade students. The audience was entertained through instrumental, choral as well as soloist performances.  

 

Story Pirates!

On April 27, 2012 the Story Pirates performed at SRD. We have additional news regarding performances:
 
Even if a child's story wasn't performed on our own SRD stage, they have the opportunity to have their story performed live in NYC.  Here is the information on how they can go about doing this (this information will also appear on the video we will have up for sale of today's performance).
 
 
The Story Pirates believe that every child has a story to tell. That's why they don't pick "winners" and "losers." Any child who submits a story can see it performed by the Story Pirates during one of their weekly Saturday matinees in Midtown, Manhattan at the Drama Book Shop. They debut several new stories in their show each week, though they are often booked several weeks or even months in advance, so submit your child's story today!
 
Stories can be any length and about any topic. They only have two rules with regard to new stories:
1) They must be entirely original (no stories about Star Wars or Hannah Montana).
2) Stories must be written entirely by kids. Adults should not co-write, edit, or even correct their children's stories. They should be submitted in the kid's own syntax, exactly as written or dictated to a adult.
 
Please be sure to include:
1) Your child's name
2) His or her grade level
3) The name of your child's school
4) Your name (or the name of the child's parents)
5) Contact information, including a home or cell phone number and email address
 
They prefer stories to be emailed as text in the body of an email, though they may also be submitted as scanned attachments to: stories@storypirates.org.
 
They may also be mailed to:
New York
The Story PIrates
C/O The Drama Book Shop
Attn: Mainstage Submissions
250 West 40th Street #205
New York, NY 10018
 
If you mail in a story, be sure to make a copy of the original. Please feel free to email them with any questions at: info@storypirates.org
On April 27, 2012 the Story Pirates performed at SRD. We have additional news regarding performances: Even if a child's story wasn't performed on our own SRD stage, they have the opportunity to have their story performed live in NYC.  Here is the information on how they can go about doing this (this information will also appear on the video we will have up for sale of today's performance). http://storypirates.org/shows-events/show-calendar/ The Story Pirates believe that every child has a story to tell. That's why they don't pick "winners" and "losers." Any child who submits a story can see it performed by the Story Pirates during one of their weekly Saturday matinees in Midtown, Manhattan at the Drama Book Shop. They debut several new stories in their show each week, though they are often booked several weeks or even months in advance, so submit your child's story today!
Stories can be any length and about any topic. They only have two rules with regard to new stories:
1) They must be entirely original (no stories about Star Wars or Hannah Montana).
2) Stories must be written entirely by kids. Adults should not co-write, edit, or even correct their children's stories. They should be submitted in the kid's own syntax, exactly as written or dictated to a adult.
 
Please be sure to include:
1) Your child's name
2) His or her grade level
3) The name of your child's school
4) Your name (or the name of the child's parents)
5) Contact information, including a home or cell phone number and email address
 
They prefer stories to be emailed as text in the body of an email, though they may also be submitted as scanned attachments to: stories@storypirates.org.
They may also be mailed to:
 
New YorkThe Story PIratesC/O The Drama Book Shop
Attn: Mainstage Submissions
250 West 40th Street #205
New York, NY 10018
If you mail in a story, be sure to make a copy of the original. Please feel free to email them with any questions at: info@storypirates.org

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Bloomingdale Public Library and SRD!

On Read Across America Day, March 2, 2012, the students at the Samuel R. Donald School were visited by author and illustrator, Mr. John Steven Gurney.  Mr. Gurney has illustrated over 130 of America's most popular chapter books, including THE A to Z MYSTERIES, THE BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS, and the CALENDAR MYSTERIES.  He is also the author and illustrator of the picture book DINOSAUR TRAIN.  Mr. Gurney presented his information with clarity and humor, and showed a PowerPoint demonstrating the transition from beginning to the final copy of his work.  He also shared the relationship between the illustrator, editor and author.  The presentation concluded with Mr. Gurney guiding the children in independent "draw-along" activities. All SRD students were engaged and children walked away with knowledge and a self-made drawing.

SRD students also participated in anti- bullying activities, Donald Duos: Snuggle up with your Favorite Book, partner reading!   

All children enjoyed the reading celebration!

 

After our school-wide Bucketfilling Assembly, children created Bucketfilling slips for SRD staff members! The initiative brings value and recognition to kindness and respect.  This beautiful bulletin board can be viewed by all in our main hallway.  Please, stop by and take a look!

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 Click here to download the Bucket Filling Flyer

 
 
Our 2011-2012 Fire Poster Contest Winners! Congratulations!
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Box out Bullying Assembly
 

Children enjoyed the Box Out Bullying Assembly which was held during Respect Week.  Children discussed what to do if you are being bullied or see someone being bullied.

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Reach for the Stars!
 

SRD students Reach for the Stars!  Children create stars for a school wide bulletin board. Each star features individual student goals for the 2011-2012 school year.

 

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