The Patriot Periodical

Volume 9, 12.10.15

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A HUGE shout out to Joy! Joy always sends home a weekly parent newsletter. This week Joy used a smore to communicate to parents! Way to try something new!

Awesome job to our first grade team, Linda and Beth! They have recently started using for planning purposes. Nice job ladies!

After-school rock stars! Thank you Dan, Joy, Kim, Bonnie, Ed and Marissa for supporting after-school clubs. The students, parents and community appreciate these opportunities!

Way to go Bobby! TY for organizing the return of the the 12 lbs. of Christmas!


We will not have an official CFIP meeting next week. Our next CFIP meeting is scheduled for January 12th.

Faculty Meeting

We will have our scheduled faculty meeting on December 21, 2015. We will be reviewing the school PARCC results and the official WCPS digital learning plan at this meeting. Please make every effort to attend.


PARCC reports will be sent home with students this Friday (grades 4 & 5).

A connect 5 went out to parents on Wednesday night telling them about the reports and providing a link to use for further assistance.

All of the published information about PARCC is available at

One additional resource is this article about a teacher’s view on PARCC Score Reports that can be located here.


This is just a reminder that we will not have PIE on Dec. 21, 22 and 23rd. On the 21st and 22nd, various staff have been assigned to support classroom teachers on either Monday or Tuesday. Please click here for a copy of the chart. NOTE: If you do not want to take advantage of this offer, please just communicate this to your assigned coverage person.

Check out this amazing site! Click above to go to the Kahoot page directly!


Create a fun learning game in minutes (we call these ‘kahoots’), made from a series of multiple choice questions. Add videos, images and diagrams to your questions to amplify engagement!


Kahoots are best played in a group setting, like a classroom. Players answer on their own devices, while games are displayed on a shared screen to unite the lesson – creating a ‘campfire moment’ – encouraging players to look up.


Social learning promotes discussion and pedagogical impact… whether players are in the same room or on the other side of the globe! After a game, encourage players to create and share their own kahoots to deepen understanding, mastery and purpose.