Teacher Newsletter

March 21, 2016

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Upcoming Events

March 18 - Teacher Work Day

March 21 - 4th Quarter Begins

March 21- STAR Window Open

March 22 - 5th Grade Growth and Development class ( during PE)

March 24-25 - Olweus Testing (Computer Lab)

March 25- Student Council Field Trip

March 28- REPORT CARD PICK up

April 1 - AWARDS CEREMONY

April 4 - ACT Aspire Window Opens

April 8 - STAR Window Closes

April 8 - Cap and Gown Pictures

April 11-15 - Spring Break

April 18- Progress Reports Due in Office

April 20- PST

April 22- Progress Reports Mailed

April 25 - DIBELS Due to Miller

April 27 - Administrative Professionals Day ( AKA love on Robin and Irma Day)

REMINDERS

Report Card Pickup

We will have 3rd quarter report card pick up on Monday, March 28. Please be prepared to meet with parents throughout the day.

Danger of Failing

Please make sure that you have completed In Danger of Failing forms for any child who could potentially fail. Review this form with parents during Report Card Pick Up.

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SUMMER SCHOOL


From MCPSS:

The 2016 Elementary Summer School Program will ONLY be for those students in grades 3 -5. Students in grades K -2 will not be eligible for the summer school program. Enrichment will not be offered for students in grades K -4 in the summer school provided by the district. However, 5th grade students with a yearly average of 60% - 69% in Reading and/or Math will be eligible for enrichment.

To qualify for summer school, students in grades 3-5 must meet the following criteria:
• 3rd - 5th grade students with a yearly average of 45% - 59% in Reading and/or Math and score no more than one grade level equivalent below their current grade level in Reading and/or Math based on their final STAR screening.

or

• 5th grade students with a yearly average of 60% -69% in Reading and/or Math and no more than one grade level equivalent below their current grade level in Reading and/or Math based on their final STAR screening.


Please notify and inform parents as soon as possible about the changes in the summer school program.

Cafeteria Noise

Thank you for your focus on lowering cafeteria noise. Last week was much better than the weeks before!

To Do

CFA 2.0 Webinar

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The webinar for this month as well as the reflection sheet are attached below. The topic the month is Creating Effective Scoring Guides. You may watch the webinar on your own using this link or I will have it available all week in the office during your planning time and at 3:30. Please have reflection completed by Friday, April 1.
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Rigor

Relationships

Poverty