North Scituate Elementary School
December 2021 Newsletter
A Note from Mrs.Soccio
Trimester 2 begins on December 8th! Soon, teachers will be preparing report cards for distribution and parent/teacher conferences. Please note, report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, December 21st. Parent/teacher conferences will be held on January 11th and 13th. If you have not signed up for a conference, contact Mrs. Pagliarini in the office at 647-4110.
As always, the purpose of our newsletter is not only to keep you informed and provide information that is pertinent to your child's success, but also serves to highlight our school's accomplishments. We recently received our RICAS scores (state assessment) and have much to celebrate and build off of in the future. Please continue reading to learn more.
School-Wide Results of RICAS Testing
The 2020-2021 school year marked the second administration of the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS) for students in grades 3-8. Although we know test scores are only one measure of student performance, the results give teachers, students, and families information about student progress, school performance and how to improve teaching and learning.
Overall, the RI state averages:
- ELA- percentage of students meeting/exceeding expectations: 33.2%
- Math- percentage of students meeting/exceeding expectations: 27.3%
North Scituate School's Results:
- ELA- percentage of students meeting/exceeding expectations: 50.5%
- Math - percentage of students meeting/exceeding expectations: 43.9%
North Scituate School scored above the state average in both ELA and mathematics. We saw a 6.5% decrease in ELA and 1.9% decrease in mathematics proficiency rates as compared to our results in 2018-2019. Given the state of schools the past two years, we have much to be proud of and areas to further improve. As a district, we will continue to focus on improving curriculum in all areas, especially math and literacy. *Individual student reports will be sent home with report cards on December 21st.
*Click on the link below to access the RI Department Of Education's Assessment Data Portal to view results by district or school. I suggest using the Interactive Reports tab to view results*
The top 4 classes (two 1st place winners):
1. Mrs. Clyde's- 5th grade
2. Ms. Augustine- 4th grade
3. Mrs. DiLuglio- 3rd grade
4. Mrs. O'Grady- 2nd grade
Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
Turkey Trot Challenge
Choose Love Movement for Schools- SEL Curriculum
Students in Prek-5 are fully immersed in the Choose Love curriculum! Students participate in a weekly lesson rooted in one of the four units: Courage, Gratitude, Forgiveness and Compassion in Action; all part of the Choose Love Formula. This month students are continuing to learn all about gratitude.
The Choose Love calendar is below and was sent home with all students. It is our hope that this learning and small steps you can take daily is helpful for our North Scituate families to complete at home.
Positive Office Referrals
Grade Level Classroom Happenings
Box Tops: Please download the Box Tops app onto your phones and take pictures of your receipts. This helps our school earn money from your shopping! The referral code is E8XN33OF. Check out https://www.boxtops4education.com/How-To-Earn for more information and videos.
Below, Mrs. Scucces' class uses their new dividers while working on a mid unit ecosystem assessment. Thank you PTO for this new addition to our learning.
PTO's Holiday Shop
A Note from the school nurse
News from the Scituate School Committee
Our Feinstein Kindness Tree
December 6th-10th: Scholastic Book Fair
December 7th: Trimester 1 Ends
December 7th: School Committee Meeting
December 10th: Village Stroll Event 6-8pm
December 15th: Panera Restaurant Fundraiser Night
December 17th: Holiday Shop (in school)
December 21st: Report Cards Sent Home
December 22nd: Bwana Iguana Reptile Show
December 22nd: Chorus Concert for Gr. 4 & 5
December 22nd: BOOM (Books Open Our Minds) Gifting
December 23-January 2nd: Winter Recess- No School
January 11th & 13th: Parent Teacher Conferences