As a way of encouraging reading at home, our Assistant Principal, Ms. DeFeyter (Angie) will be including a weekly installment on reading. As educators, we ask that you plan for reading to your child and for your child to read to you, on a daily basis. This replaces homework each night.   Each day your child's teacher will be asking what books they read at home the night before.  Help your child feel proud and successful by supporting him/her with time together reading.

Ms. DeFeyter’s Reading Nook

29 Apr

Autism awareness

One night this weekend my children had a couple of friends over for a sleepover.  Late at ...

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22 Apr

Happy Earth

I hope you can all take some time this week to read about our beautiful planet and learn m ...

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08 Apr

The Birds

Dear NCSA Families, Spring is in the air and curiosity abounds.  As per a parent request, ...

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25 Mar

Supporting success

Education begins at home and continues within families for a lifetime.  Teachers and schoo ...

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18 Mar

Building character

Last week I celebrated becoming the mother of a teenager, and with that comes new opportun ...

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11 Mar

Raising strong

This week, Angie has devoted her nook to raising strong girls and unbiased boys - lots of ...

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04 Mar

KINDNESS

Dear Families, “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear, and the blind can see.” ...

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25 Feb

How to

Dear Families, As we come to the close of February, Black History Month, it doesn’t mean w ...

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11 Feb

Civil rights

Art Teacher, Samantha Jones, and I went to a Teaching While White conference in Berkeley, ...

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07 Jan

Anxiety

Happy New Year! I hope you found plenty of cozy reading time with your child and for yours ...

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17 Dec

Winter Reading

Winter Break is just around the corner so I’ve created a Winter Family Fun Challenge to en ...

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10 Dec

Multicultural Winter

Dear NCSA Families, I hope that this finds you in warmth and good cheer as we begin to loo ...

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03 Dec

Raising strong

In this week's Nook, Angie shares more reading resources for parents on raising strong gir ...

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26 Nov

Same-sex marriage

Dear Families, I hope you have enjoyed reading a good book aloud together or reading in th ...

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12 Nov

World Religions

Dear Families,  We are in need of a volunteer to artistically hang Bartholomew the Bookwor ...

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05 Nov

Inclusion and

Dear Families, This week I share with you books about inclusion and acceptance.  I found a ...

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29 Oct

Positive Discipline

Dear Families, What a great time to be a part of NCSA for so many reasons including Positi ...

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22 Oct

Fun Multiplication

At the beginning of last week Mr. G asked me to find multiplication activities to support ...

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08 Oct

Audio Books

Hello Families, Last week I failed to mention a favorite book on the subject of raising bo ...

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01 Oct

Building Empathy

As the mother of two boys, I feel it is my duty to raise aware, conscientious, kind and se ...

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24 Sep

Book Recommendations

My Storee is a beautifully refreshing expose of encouraging creativity for creativity’s sa ...

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17 Sep

Bartholomew the

I hope some of you have had a chance to notice Bartholomew the Book Worm whose body is mul ...

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04 Sep

Welcome back

Ms. DeFeyter’s Reading Nook Welcome back to school! I hope you enjoyed the long days of su ...

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