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January 2023 Edition

SPE Happenings

January Events

January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day-School Closed

January 24: American Heritage Poetry Contest

January 27: Snack Store

Looking Ahead

February 10: Family Scavenger Hunt

February 20: Presidents' Day-School Closed

February 23: Cook's Night Out

February 24: Snack Store

February 27-March 3: Read Across America and Book Fair

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American Heritage Poetry Contest

The American Heritage Poetry Contest will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. For more information about the Contest and to sign your child up to participate, click here. The deadline for entry is January 13, 2023.

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Parents in Action

A big “THANK YOU” goes out to all volunteers who gave up their time for the December Snack Store and Lunch Duty. We are very appreciative of you!

To sign up for January Volunteer Opportunities click here.

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Lexia Core 5

What is Lexia?

Lexia is a computer-based program that helps all K-5 students improve their literacy skills. The activities in Core5 support and build on your child’s classroom curriculum and focus on developing reading skills in six areas: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

How Does Lexia Help My Child?

At the end of October, all students took the Lexia Core 5 placement test. The placement test placed all students at an instructional level that is based on their skill level, not their current grade level. Because of the placement test, Lexia meets the needs of all students. If your student is struggling with any of the six instructional areas of reading, Lexia will work to fill any gaps and help your student to catch up. If your student is reading on grade level or above, Lexia will enrich their learning by challenging them.

As beginning readers, Lexia meets the needs of all of our K-2nd grade students by reinforcing the skills they are learning in class. Lexia is not only important for our K-2nd grade students, but it is essential for our 3rd-5th grade students. Due to Covid, most of our 3rd-5th grade students have gaps from lost learning during the pandemic. We are seeing evidence of these gaps in their reading, spelling, and writing. Lexia is assisting our teachers in filling these gaps that are crucial for our students to master by the end of 5th grade.

How Can I Help My Child?

While students have time to work on Lexia at school, many of our students will need to complete their Lexia units at home for homework. Directions to log in are below.

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Students have two goals based on their level. If students meet these goals weekly, they are predicted to reach grade level by the end of the school year. The further the student is from grade level, the more minutes and units are required weekly. As students progress throughout the year, the minutes and unit goals will change.

At Stockwell, we are focused on the number of units gained each week. Teachers have communicated with students about their units per week goal. Students who meet their units gained goal will be rewarded each week. To check their units gained each week, check the home page when students log in to Lexia. A sample screen is shown below.

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There are 21 levels in Lexia. The chart above shows the grade equivalency of each level. The levels that have been completed are indicated with a star on the student's Lexia map. Their current level is highlighted in blue. When students complete their level, they are rewarded with a trip to our Book Vending Machine.

If you do not have a computer for your student to work on Lexia at home, click here to request a Chromebook to check out.

Thank you for supporting us in our efforts to make sure every student ends the school year on grade level.

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Ways to Stay Connected

OnCourse-Email Updates

In order to stay informed regarding your child’s progress, it is crucial each parent access the online portal. OnCourse allows you to view your child’s attendance, grades, etc. You can also select in the settings to receive weekly updates on your child’s current grades.

Class Dojo

Over 75% of our parents have signed up for Class Dojo! Thank you for supporting your child and SPE by praising your child for their positive points in Dojo and monitoring any area that may need work. Teachers only record needs work after they have redirected the behavior and it is not corrected.

Please be reminded that teachers will not respond to messages through Class Dojo. Teachers only communicate through their parish email and by telephone. If you need to contact a teacher by email, their email address is

SPE Parents in Action

Our first Parents in Action meeting was held on September 28th and we had a great turnout. We are still seeking volunteers. If you are interested complete the Google Form.

We understand that parents work throughout the day; therefore, the presentation is linked below. Click here to view the upcoming volunteer opportunities discussed at the September meeting. Sign-up sheets to volunteer for these activities will be emailed soon. Make sure you are signed up for our Parents in Action to receive the volunteer opportunity emails. We are so grateful for our volunteers!