From The Principal's Perch
Every Child. Every Day. Whatever it takes!
TRADUCCION EN ESPANOL
- Para ver el boletin en Espanol haga click en el cuadrado negro ubicado en la parte derecha donde dice "Translate Newsletter"
- Cuando llegue aqui haga clic en la flecha que apunta hacia abajo y escoja el idioma "Spanish"
THE EMES INSTRUCTIONAL MISSION
TO EQUIP EVERY CHILD WITH THE SKILLS AND COMMITMENT TO BE INDEPENDENT LEARNERS, PURSUING THEIR PASSIONS AND EXPERIENCING THE JOY OF DEEPER LEARNING, AS ACHIEVED THROUGH OUTSTANDING CORE INSTRUCTION DELIVERED THROUGH AUTHENTIC LEARNING EXPERIENCES.
One LCPS: 2027 Strategic Plan for Excellence: Strategic Goal #1
Dear Parents and Students,
We have gotten off to a fantastic start at EMES! Fall assessments are wrapping up and we are ready to launch full throttle into our Resposive Instruction (personalized learning) teaching model. This model allows us to meet the individual academic needs of our students in a welcoming, affirming, and inclusive learning environment. Our instructional model at EMES is one upon which many other LCPS schools have built their instructional models and we continue to stay on the cutting edge of core instruction, remdiation, and enrichment. In addition, we are fully aligned with the LCPS 2027 Strategic Plan for Excellence. Superintendent Ziegler has captured the essence of this plan as follows. "We believe that together, as one LCPS, our families, staff, division, and community can ensure that all students are able to pursue and achieve their full potential."
This month I will highlight the first core component of this strategic plan and it applies and aligns with Evergreen Mill's instructional program. In each of the upcoming three months I will highlight each of the remaining 3 components of the plan. The One LCPS 2027 Strategic Plan for Excellence Strategic Goal #1 states: Students will be at the center of our work – valuing all students’ hopes and dreams and preparing them to make meaningful
contributions to the world. Here at Evergreen Mill this is the heart of instructional Mission listed at the top of this newsletter. This was written a year ahead of the LCPS Strategic Plan and demonstrates our commitment making every student the center of our work. Here are a few of the key ways we accomplish this on a daily basis.
1. Rigorous, core instruction for all. We believe every student has the right to core instruction and to participate in authentic and engaging learning opportunities regardless of their native language, disability status, or socio-economic status.
2. Targeted and responsive academic intervention. Through the use of universal screening measures and ongoing progress monitoring we are able to identify where each student needs additional support and where their strengths are as a learner allowing us to remediate and enrich simultaneously.
3. Passion projects and Project Based Learning for all! These activies allow students to pursue their passions and to seek ways to make meaningful contributions to their community and to the world!
4. EDGE Groups - Our Full Time Gifted Resource Teacher, Mrs. Rombach, offers Edge groups in grades 1-5 for traditionally underrepresented students in our gifted program. For many, this may be the first time they realize that someone sees them as smart and intellectually capable. It doesn't take long before these students begin to shine!
5. Computer Science Integration - We are fully integrating the VDOE computer science standards across the curriculum opening doors to additional learning in the areas of science, math, and technology for our students.
These are just a few of the highlights of our instructional program at Evergreen Mill. While we do not always get things perfect, we are committed to providing your child, your neighbor's child, and the child you don't even know, with an outstanding instructional program on a daily basis. As always, thank you for your continued support!
LCPS COMMITMENT TO EQUITY
LCPS centers equity as one of its foundational core values. For our community, equity means being committed to providing a safe, supportive, inclusive, affirming, and respectful environment for each student and staff member that fosters success, growth, and academic rigor.
The cultivation of this environment requires us to reject and condemn the use of hate speech, racial slurs,antisemitism, and any action or behavior that discriminates based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, orientation, gender expression, socio-economic status, religion, ability, or other cultural identities or expression. Such noninclusive speech, behavior, and actions do not reflect who we are as a learning community.
We embrace and value the unique identities, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and needs of each student and employee. Celebrating our diversity is important and helps define us as a school division. Demonstrating the courage to address inequities and remove barriers represents an integral part of our collective effort towards excellence in education. Equity is the vehicle that leads to greater access, opportunity, and equality so that each student is
empowered to make meaningful contributions to the world.
Dates To Remember
October 3 - PTA Meeting
October 3 - Pythons on the Town Spirit Night @ SOLO Pizza
October 5 - School Holiday
October 7 - Grandparents/Special Friends Day/Book Fair Opens
October 10 - School Holiday
October 11 - October 14 - BOOK FAIR
October 12 - Spirit Night at Bruster's Ice Cream
October 13 - Omegaman School Assembly
Ocotber 21 - PTA Fall Fest!
October 24 - School Holiday
October 24 - Spirit Night Chick Fil A (Oaklawn)
October 31 - No School for Students
THE BOOKWORM CENTRAL BOOK FAIR IS COMING!
Mark your calendars /Marca tu Calendario
The Fall Book Fair is coming/La Feria del Libro está llegando…
October 7-15.-Octubre 7-15.
Family night 4-7, Thursday 10/14-Noche Familia 4-7, Thursday 10/14
This year’s book fair will only be held in person. You may set up an E - Wallet with BookWorm Central here. This allows you to put a set amount of money on your child's account so they do not need to bring any case to school.
GRANDPARENTS & SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY IS BACK!
EVERGREEN MILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
WATCH D.O.G.S - DADS OF GREAT STUDENTS
Calling all Watch Dog Dads! We are looking for a few fine Dads to come spend a day at Evergreen Mill with your son or daughter. We are excited to bring back our WDD program after a year and half off. My name is Mark Bauer, I am the PE teacher and the coordinator of the program. I am looking forward to our Watch Dog Dad information and kickoff night on Wednesday October 19th at 6:00. Our meeting should last about 45 mins. We do need all Dads who are interested in the program to attend our meeting. Priority of selecting dates to be a WDD will be giving to those who attend the meeting. If you are unable to attend, we will set up an alternate day/time to meet. We will discuss what the program is, what a typical day will look like, establish our ground rules, and Dads will select their date they will come in. Looking forward to meeting you all. You can RSVP for this event here.
PE Teacher/Watch D.O.G.S Coordinator
- Make sure your ParentVue account is up to date and that you have listed your emergency contact information correctly.
- Please use ParentVue to indicate who is allowed to pick your child up from school or from the bus stop.
- Please make sure that all kindergarteners have a bus tag attached to their backpack each day. If you have lost yours, please contact the main office for a replacement.
- Important: If you need to make changes to the dismissal procedures for your child please make sure to email the school as early in the day as possible. You must email your child's teacher, Mrs. Eder (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mrs. Bultrowicz (email@example.com), and Mrs. Shaffi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
FROM THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER
Here are the Character Counts winners for September. This month, teachers selected a student who best demonstrated the character trait of RESPECT in the classroom. Congratulations to the following students:
Crowder - Parishay "Ayat" Hammad
Amazeen - Carter Herberger
Chesney - Emily Testa
Hughes - Drake Harlan
Ludington - Vivienne Daniels
Chambers -Neema Conteh
DeGroat - Javeria Noor
Goossens - Erick Nolasco Perez
Holdsworth - Emerson Brown
Lazzaro- Benjamin Coluccio
Ruddy - Clara Garay
Walley -Harrison Burns
Washington - Adeline Guaglianone
Wright - Harrison Blakeney
Young - Lilly Alexander
Buser - Hasanah Ishaq
Jarman - Angelia Gagliardi
McGovern - Malia Harris
Mehaffey - Kaiden Wilson Johnson
Peterson - Sebastian Tinta
Ater - Evie Lascurain
Ferranti - Floridalma Rodas Diego
Hawes - Ashley Izaguirre
Hicks - Cole Wood
Nazionale - Austin Kane
Blakeney - Keily Cabrera
Davis - Kana Kingsley
Fangio - Caleb Mortensen
Mejia - Britt Guerrina
Stanley - Fabian Salazar
During October, teachers will be selecting a student who best demonstrates the trait of RESPONSIBILITY.
A SUPERHERO IS COMING TO EVERGREEN MILL ON OCTOBER 13TH!
A MESSAGE FROM OUR FAMILY LIAISON
Free/Reduced Lunch Applications:
We are currently in the process of enrolling families in our Free/Reduced Lunch Program. You only need to fill out one application per household, not per student. You will need to apply through the Titan App or LCPS Healthy Cafe using the links below. There is also a paper form available.
Here are the direct links to apply:
For more details, families can visit School Nutrition Services department website www.healthycafe.org or contact our Family Liaison @ email@example.com.
We are pleased to once again be able to offer our backpack buddies food program to any families in need this year. Food bags are given out to students at school every Friday to ensure that all families have lunch, dinner, and snacks for the weekend. Bags are also provided whenever we are on a school break (Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Spring Break). To register for this program please complete the form linked below and turn it in to your child's teacher or contact our Family Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
PTA NEWS AND NOTES
Our next PTA meeting will be Monday, October 3rd at 7 PM in the library! This is the same night as a Solo Pizza spirit night so you can make dinner easy-for dine in or carryout!
Speaking of spirit nights…your child has our "Pythons on the Town" Spirit Nights schedule for the 1st semester in Friday folders this week! Please mention Evergreen Mill on these nights to ensure the proceeds go to our school!
Your child also brought home a flyer for our annual PTA Reflections contest. This is an opportunity to show creativity using the theme “Show your Voice”! The categories include music composition, dance, visual art, literature and film/photography. Email Brittany Zinck at email@example.com to submit your child’s entry by October 28th! All participants will earn an incentive for his/her class and be entered to win a prize for K-2 or 3rd-5th categories.
ASEP registration has closed! Just a reminder to registrants that all programs will begin on October 11th with the exception of 3rd-5th graders PE on the Go which will begin October 12th.
Finally, our Fall Festival will take place on October 21st! This large event requires a lot of helping hands! We are still in need of volunteers for running carnival style games/stations. Please see the sign-up genius below for openings! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050844aaaa28a2f94-emes
Please "like" our Evergreen Mill Elementary School PTA page
on Facebook for reminders!
You can also bookmark our announcements page on our website for info! https://evergreenmill.memberhub.com/w/announcements
Need Assistance? We Can Help!
If, due to a disability, you need assistance to enable you to participate meaningfully in any meetings or activities at Evergreen Mill Elementary, please call Daniel Lani at 571-252-2900 at least FIVE WORKING DAYS prior to the event.