Riverdale Elementary School Report for September 2002
September is here! All of us at Riverdale Elementary School are eager to greet our new and returning students, and to begin a year of enjoyable and productive learning.
As this school year begins, Riverdale Elementary School proudly reflects upon last year's significant academic successes! Two years ago, Riverdale E. S. Principal Carmela Smith and the Riverdale Staff voted to adopt the Success For All (SFA) Reading Program as a comprehensive school reform model. It has proven to be a rousing success, increasing our students' reading achievement from 21 percent in Fall 2000, to 47 percent of our students currently reading at or above grade level. In addition to that school-wide increase, we ended last school year, with 69 percent of our first grade students and 54 percent or our second grade students reading at or above grade level!
As a result of these successes, Riverdale E. S. was honored to become part of the SFA National Photo Project. Says Jacqueline Marshall of SFA, "We are looking to capture everyday successes in the classroom - bright, happy faces of children actively engaged in learning through their daily classroom activities in the SFA Reading Program." That depicts what visitors observe whenever they visit classrooms at Riverdale Elementary!
Is your child attending Riverdale Elementary School this year? If so, here are some ideas to help ensure a successful school year for your youngster.
At Riverdale Elementary School, we are pleased to bring you this new series of articles. Watch upcoming editions for more information and ideas to boost your child's academic achievement. Our staff looks forward to a great school year of learning and fun. Together, we can make this your child's most successful school year ever.
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