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Charles E. Riley Elementary School
269 East 8th Street
Oswego, New York 13126
fax 315-341-2980
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This section was created just for parents and families to provide you with the information you need to help your child become a good reader and a successful student.

Click on the pictures below for helpful articles:



                         For Families


 Parent Resources-Math Videos




                         Homework Help




Parent Guide to the NYSESLAT

Parent Guide to the NYSITELL

Parents Bill of Rights

NYS ELL Parent Guide

Helping Your Child With Homework


Common Core Video in Spanish and Parent Guides in Spanish for ELA and Math:


Common Core Standards-Spanish


Common Core Toolkit for Parents


Reading Tips for Parents (in several different languages)

Learn Vocabulary for Beginners


NYS Agencies provide Translation & Interpretation Services

Last October, Governor Cuomo signed an executive order directing 43 state
agencies to provide translation and interpretation services for individuals
with limited English proficiency. The order is now in effect, and the state
agencies are required to provide spoken translation for certain services and
written translations of vital documents into New York’s six most common
languages: Spanish, traditional Chinese, Russian, Haitian-Creole, Korean, and


U.S. Citizenship Test (Civics) with Audio:

Spanish Bilingual Resources

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government 




Related Files

    ppt ENL Parent Orientation (ppt file - 949 KB)

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    Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

Related Links
    » Welcome to Our Schools (BRIA)
    » Community Services Directory
    Many helpful community agencies available in the Oswego County area.
    » A Guide to Your Children's Schools
    » Teacher First: Ideas for Parents of ELLs
    These reviewed resources offer information to share with parents of ESL/ELL students. Some are resources parents can use at home with children to reinforce language skills. Others include suggested activities ESL/ELL learners can begin in school and share with parents. Be sure to read the "In the Classroom" suggestions for ways these reviewed resources can build language skills both at home and at school.
    » ELL Parent Booklet in Spanish
    NYSUT's ELL Parent Booklet in Spanish
    » ELL Parent Booklet in Chinese & Arabic
    NYSUT's ELL Parent Booklet in Chinese and Arabic
    » Parent Guide to RTI
    This pamphlet provides parents, families and others with information regarding Response to Intervention (RtI). RtI is a process used in schools to provide well-designed instruction, closely monitor all students’ progress, and provide additional instructional supports to students who are struggling.
    » Telling Family Stories
    Telling family stories helps your child get to know special people in his life. Storytelling is also an important tradition in many cultures, and can help build a sense of family and community while giving children a foundation for early reading skills at the same time. This article provides a number of ways that you can make storytelling a part of the time your family spends together
    » Helping Your Child in School
    We hope that you will use the information and activities in this booklet to get involved and stay involved and help your child to read better, to take on challenging math and science classes, to value the study of history, the social sciences, art and music—and to prepare for a rewarding life of continuous learning.
    » Oswego Public Library
    Over the past year, the Library has experienced an upswing of activity and it isn’t just about books. The Library has been 1 of 50 New York libraries to offer local community members an opportunity to acquire and expand computer and digital media skills. Funding for a Public Computing Center came from a federal economic stimulus grant that will end this September.
    » Moving Into English Parent Resources
    Use these links to view Web pages that can help you and your child. The pages have ideas for help with homework, things to read, information about education, and activities to help your child learn.
    » Educational Resources in Spanish
    El Departamento de Educación tiene como misión promover el alto rendimiento académico y la preparación de los estudiantes para la competitividad global al fomentar la excelencia en la educación y garantizar la igualdad de acceso.
    » Parent Guide to the Common Core
    Created by teachers, parents, education experts, and others from across the country, the standards provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.
    » English-Spanish Everyday Vocabulary
    » Test Taking Tips
    » Resources for Families

Laura Stevens