|ATTENTION PARENTS: All kids need to keep learning over the summer. If they don’t, they lose what they’ve learned during the school year, and those losses add up. Click here (English / Portuguese / Spanish) for some ways you can help your child learn during the summer months and send them back ready for the new school year!|
|Online Literacy Resources for Families
The Massachusetts Educators of English Language Learners (MATSOL) has compiled multilingual literacy resources for families in honor of Family Literacy Month in Massachusetts. Below is a link to their web page devoted to these efforts. It includes resources in Spanish, Portuguese, and other languages spoken by Marlborough families. To access these resources, click here: http://www.matsol.org/multilingual-literacy-resources-for-parents.
|2014 ELL Camp Highlights|
|Marlborough Public Schools English language learners grades K-12 spent part of the summer at a MPS camp designed to combine creativity and fun with honing their language skills.
Students grades 5-12 spent several weeks at the high school creating dioramas, working with ceramics, building birdhouses, sewing totes, going on field trips, working with ELL apps on iPads, enjoying cultural cuisine, and even making ice cream in a Ziplock bag. Linked to the picture below is a video by ELL teacher Jennifer Guzman that shows some highlights of the camp.
|Elementary-age ELL students gathered daily at Richer Elementary for their camp. Arts and crafts, songs and dances and an almost daily “cool-down” by misters, inflatable pools and sprinklers combined with language lessons and other activities for a fun several weeks. Below is a video of one of the end-of-camp performances for families and friends.|
|Free & Reduced Lunch Program
Children need healthy meals to learn. Marlborough Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day.
Breakfast costs $1.25 (K-12); lunch costs $2.50 (K-4) and $2.75 (5-12).
Your child(ren) may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals (reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch.) Children in households getting Food Stamps or TANF and most foster children can get free meals, regardless of your income. Also, children can get free-price meals if your household income is within the free limits on the Federal Income Guidelines.
Below are applications for Marlborourgh's Free & Reduced Lunch Program. Applications are accepted year round and can be submitted over the summer for the upcoming school year. Only one application per family is needed. Prior to Aug. 28, 2013, please mail applications to Data Manager Linda Weintraub, 17 Washington Street, Marlborough MA 01752. After Aug. 28, please submit the form to your child's school.
|Registration Packet - English/Spanish/Portuguese|
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