Elementary Ninja News

Pasco eSchool Elementary School

Week of January 18th Ninja News

Happy New Year Elementary Ninja Nation!


We hope that you enjoyed a nice three-day weekend and are ready for a busy four-day week. Please take a few minutes to check out your teacher's Live Lesson schedule on the pacing guide or announcements and create a schedule where your child will be able to attend. Teachers will also be communicating information about small group meeting times, which will begin this week and next. It is very important for students who are invited, to attend these groups.


This newsletter is one way to stay connected to what is happening around our virtual campus. You will also want to download our school app from the App Store or Google Play. Just type in Pasco eSchool and you will see Neo the Ninja pop up. We also have FaceBook and Twitter accounts. Many families have joined the K-5 eSchool Learning Guides FaceBook site to stay connected with fellow elementary Learning Guides. This newsletter is always live on our Pasco eSchool website, which is filled with helpful school information including upcoming events. We hope that you find all of these communication platforms helpful for staying connected within our Ninja Nation.


Important Dates:

January 22 - Report cards will be available for download.

January 25 - Picture Day

January 27 - Club Rush (3:00 PM) Look for an announcement in MyLearning with the Zoom Link.

February 1 - Ninja of the Month Celebration (Invitations will be sent out ahead of this event.)



Celebrations!

We have two ninjas who will be representing Pasco eSchool Elementary in the Pasco County STEM Showcase on January 30th. It is our pleasure to recognize Allison Baldwin and Gianna Shea as our representatives. We are so proud of all of our students who are involved with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and want to wish Allison and Gianna the best of luck during the showcase event.


Semester 2 Materials Distribution

Let us take the printed materials for coursework off of your plate! Printed materials for second semester are organized and ready for pick up. Please take a few minutes to fill out our materials survey. Our team is gathering information on how we can best get materials in our student's hands. All printed materials are also included in our coursework and can be printed from a home printer.


Winter Reading Challenge

Thank you for all Ninjas who participated in the Winter Reading Challenge. Readers' are Leaders! Participants will be receiving a treat in the mail very soon.


IRLA Conferences

It is time for all ninjas to sign up for IRLA conferences. This is a mandatory part of our program, which requires a student to join his or her teacher two or more times a month for a face to face video chat. We use these meetings to progress monitor student reading growth and mastery of reading standards. It is very important that your child attend these meetings prepared to discuss their reading Power Goals. Power Goals are small goals set between teacher and student for students to practice between conferences. These meetings are a favorite for our teachers! Learning Guides, it is important that the teacher and student are able to work together during this time without outside coaching. While we encourage Learning Guides to listen in on these meetings, it is critical that our teacher's have to opportunity to ask questions, coach, and listen to student reading without students receiving help.


Administrative Support

In order to support our growing school, the administrative team has added a few new members this semester. We are excited to be able to offer students, families, and staff a higher level of customer service and support moving forward with this new structure. Please feel free to reach out with questions, concerns, or just to say hello! We are excited to be your partner in teaching and learning.


JoAnne Glenn - School Principal - Supporting K-12

Erin Senior - Assistant Principal - First Grade, Third Grade, Fifth Grade, and 3-5 Electives

Rebecca Jarke - Assistant Principal - Kindergarten, Second Grade, Fourth Grade and K-2 Electives

Jackie Choo - Assistant Principal - Middle School

Marie Mitchell - Assistant Principal - High School

Pasco eSchool Elementary School's Mission

Expanding access for all Pasco County students to rigorous, relevant curriculum that incorporates skills and knowledge students need to succeed in the 21st Century.