The more I read, the more I learn.
The more I learn, the easier school gets.
The easier school gets, the more fun I have.
So, the more I read, the more fun I have.
First Day of School is Wednesday, September 2, 2015!
2015-16 School Hours 9:15 am - 3:30 pm
FRANK FOWLER DOW SCHOOL NO. 52
100 Farmington Road
Rochester, New York 14609
Denise Rainey, Principal
Phone (585) 482-9614
Fax (585) 654-1079
July 15, 2015
Summer has so far been busy and enjoyable. Over 100 of our students are attending summer school. Kindergarteners through 3rd graders are at the Innovation Greenhouse 2 Program at School 33, and enjoying a program that keeps them together with their School 52 classmates and teachers; 4th through 6th graders are in the Summer Learning Academy and Summer Scholars (Wallace Foundation) Programs. Keeping skills sharp over summer is the best way to set the stage for the upcoming school year.
If your child brought home a Summer Bridge Book, please encourage them to work in it 3 or 4 times per week. Most of the activities in these workbooks are fun. The other important preparation for fall, of course, is to read daily. Parents are asked to read aloud to younger children, and to listen as older children read to you. Actually, older students also appreciate and benefit from being read aloud to, so find a good chapter book that you will both enjoy and make reading your special time together.
Office staff has been preparing summer mailing packets, which will go out by early August. Keep an eye open for those big brown envelopes that include important forms to sign and return, uniform guidelines, details about school policies, and a “welcome back” letter from your child’s teacher. Most teacher letters include a supply list of items which can be found at those great back-to-school sales.
As of this writing, we are waiting for the District to announce my successor. The new principal will write you and/or post on this web page, to introduce himself/herself. I know you will welcome him/her with the same warmth and support you have always shown me. Together, you will carry on the work of Rochester’s very best elementary school! I wish you all the best in the years ahead, and look forward to hearing great updates from Frank Fowler Dow. Go Dragons!
Principal D. Rainey