2008-08-01 / Letters

Letter to the Editor… Thanks The Wave

Dear Editor,

The Channel View School for Research staff had a rewarding day exploring the fascinating neighborhoods and learning about the amazing organizations, such as yours, serving the greater Rockaway peninsula.

As we encourage our students to achieve academic excellence through active real world learning, our collaborative opportunities with organizations such as yours are both relevant and even inspirational.

The staff was generally most impressed with your willingness to support our school in terms of either developing curricular connections or direct student services. Some specific staff comments that were shared with us through a professional development survey are: • The community is so much more diverse

than I thought. Also, the community

is very open to reach out to

our school in a variety of ways. • There are new places and activities

that we can visit and learn from in Far Rockaway that can help students

to benefit from the community.

• I understand where my students

are coming from and the vast experiences they bring with them. • I feel more motivated to work harder to help our students. • I am excited about planning future

trips in our local community. • This was the most informative/productive

professional development

session we have had. • Great, awesome, most productive

and informative (and other superlative


As we take a summer break to rejuvenate ourselves and then plan for a fruitful 2008-2009 school year, we would want to express our commitment to further our relationship with you and your organizations. Various staff members will take on community network liaison roles to ensure that the positive energy generated during our "neighborhood plunge" is sustained in our work with students and, we trust, with you in the near future.

We appreciate your generosity and insights. Thank you!


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