School Newspaper & Resources for Parents

Zipcode Newspaper

This is the home page for the ASPIRA ZipCode — a newspaper from the students, staff and community members of ASPIRA Schools. The next issue will be mailed out soon! In the meantime, check below to read the previous issue below and find resources provided by the Office of the Superintendent.

Download issues of the ASPIRA ZipCode community newspaper in PDF format using the links below, or contact ncross@aspirapa.org to request a physical copy.

ZipCode Newspaper Spring 2016

ZipCode Newspaper Spring 2018

Resources for Parents

The Office of the Superintendent has provided the following links to learning resources which are aligned to the Pennsylvania Department of Education curriculum. View the list below, and click the links to discover to free games, tools, ideas and exercises which can help you supplement your child’s learning outside of the classroom.

Summer Skills

Lessons for 3-4 times per week for 10 weeks $19 book per grade

http://www.summerskills.com/support/pricing

ABC Mouse Ages 2-7 iPad App. And Website

Reading, Math, Science, Art and Colors

www.abcmouse.com

Discovery Education

Explore Parent Resources: Homework Help, Motivation Station, Step by Step Math

www.discoveryeducation.com

USA.gov – Education

Expertly-compiled lists of resources for everything from choosing childcare to navigating college.

www.usa.gov/education?source=kids

That’s Math

Engagement program that sends parents simple text messages containing math problems to incorporate into their child’s everyday life

www.thatsmath.com

Math Playground

Common Core-aligned math games by grade

www.mathplayground.com

24® Game App

A digital version of a trusted classroom game which teaches children the relationships between numbers

24game.com

First In Math®

From the creators of the 24 Game, this similar program challenges children to take mathematical learning competitive and is currently used in K-8 ASPIRA classrooms.

firstinmath.com

Teach.Learn.Grow

A personalized learning resource, offering practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard.

nwea.org/blog/2016/16-ways-parents-can-help-child-testing-reading-mathematics/

Open Culture- Academic lessons/worksheets and more

Educational resources and games for K-12 students in every subject

openculture.com/free_k-12_educational_resources

Literature Resources

Free database of literature and reference, providing students with unlimited access to books and information on the web

bartleby.com

Spanish Resource

Instructional videos for English language learners

learner.org/resources/series75.html

List compiled by kathryn McKinley, Senior Director of Special Education and Specialized Services, ASPIRA Schools.