Principal's Desk

PRINCIPAL'S  CORNER

 Welcome to the John Street School!  Our school community is a wonderful place where children of all abilities are encouraged to express their creativity, grow as independent thinkers, embrace the diversity of others, and are inspired to become life-long learners.  Together, we're on a journey to a safe, happy place where a high level of teamwork and continual growth result in student success.
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Our goals for this year are to continue building strong home/school connections, providing students with enriched learning experiences, to assist in each child’s development of making new friends, and supporting their academic growth for success.  The character virtues of focus for the 2016/17 school year will be "cooperation", "respect", and "caring". 

In the areas of curriculum, the District has adopted the newest edition of our Go Math! series for Grades K-6.  Besides the addition of some new enhancements, Go Math! has created a more parent-friendly resource app to help support parents and children with any homework issues that might arise.  We will continue to focus and expand the utilization of our new zSpace 3-D technology in the STEM Lab for students in Grades 5 and 6.  These virtual reality lessons provide students with advanced equipment that supports their young, investigative minds.  Our iPad initiative will continue to engage students in Grades 3–6 with data driven apps to support and enrich them at their levels of challenge in ELA and math.  To further support differentiation, our K-2 students will have access to iPad stations within their classrooms to further develop their technological skills and strengthen individualized instruction.

We will continue to utilize the “School Messenger” system for school-wide or special event reminders.  Please note that the 2016/17 supply lists for each grade level have been uploaded to John Street School’s homepage for your convenience at www.jssfranklinsquare.k12.ny.us.  Parents will also be able to access the "Parent Portal" to see class placements and on-line report cards beginning this school year.

We look forward to another terrific school year together!

Sincerely,

 

Thomas A. Riccobono                                               Jung Lee

Mr. Thomas A. Riccobono                                      Mr. Jung Lee

Principal                                                              Asst. Principal Officer

                                                                                  Director of Technology