Mill Lake School

Weekly Round-Up

Important October Dates

October

13 Grade Level Meetings (Discuss SGO)

18 School Picture Day – Staff Picture at 8:30 a.m.

19 Early dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conferences (EVENING)

20 Early dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conferences

21 Early dismissal- For Students Only

31 Halloween Parade/ SGOs Are Due


RTI Schedule


Friday, October 14

9:00 – 11:00 am

Second Grade – Quinn, Strincoski, Teichmann


11:00 – 1:00

Third Grade – Berecsky, Kaufman, DeLuca, Kreiger & Lane


1:00 – 3:00

First Grade - Wirth, Drabyk, Cormey, Cipolla


Monday, October 17

9:00 – 11:00

Second Grade – A. Murphy, Borquist Fletcher & Lopez


11:00 – 1:00

Third Grade – Abrams, Mahler, Carlin, Nowachek, Mordes


1:00 – 3:00

First Grade – Papandrea, Pandolfi, Paparelli, Walters

Reading Stamina.... Why and How.

Below are two links:


1) The why behind reading volume and how it enhances our students reading experience and learning environment.


2) A quick blog from Jennifer Serravallo as to how we can inventory, assess, and enhance our student's reading stamina. In her Reading Strategies Book the following "strategy lessons" are great for addressing reading engagement and stamina:

  1. Strategy 2.1 A Perfect Reading Spot
  2. Strategy 2.4 Keep Your Eyes and Mind in the Book
  3. Strategy 2.12 Ask Questions to Engage with the Text

A Note Regarding Laptop Carts

The Technology Department is kindly asking that we not move laptop carts and that they remain stationed in the areas designated in the hallway. Please do not move laptop carts into classrooms.


Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Let's Celebrate Success!

In compressing and analyzing data a remarkable trend was found analyzing 2nd Grade Fall DRA Scores from the last 3 years:


In the 2014-2015 School Year:

*52 students scored a 12 or below on the DRA

*37 students scores at a 10 or below on the DRA

*15 students scored at a level 10 on the DRA

In the 2015-2016 School Year:

*49 students scored a 12 or below on the DRA

*42 students scored a 10 or below on the DRA

*20 students scored at a level 10 on the DRA

In the 2016-2017 School Year:

*38 students scored a 12 or below on the DRA

*25 students scored a 10 or below on the DRA

*5 students scored at a level 10 on the DRA

So consider this, after re-districting and adding a significant number of students to our overall student population look at the level of growth from the 2015-2016 school year to the 2016-2017 school year! Clearly all of our work with addressing stamina, word analysis, and strategy groups has had a PROFOUND effect. Thank you for all that you do!