Avoca West News
Heading Into Spring Break 2017
Spring Conferences and Parent Input for 2017-2018 Sectioning
The focus of our spring conferences should be on your child's progress this year and creating shared goals for the remainder of his/her time this year. I ask that you please do not discuss next year's placement with your child's teacher. The sectioning process is an elaborate and involved one, and it happens within the final weeks of school. Our staff members certainly advocate to make sure that class lists are created in ways that ensure a successful 2017-2018 school year, but cannot be responsible for recalling information that was shared in March.
How can you share your thoughts about next year's placement? When we return from Spring Break, I will officially open up the door for parents to share their thoughts about placement. If you'd like to think it through before then, the following blurb will run in the Avoca West news beginning the first week we return.
As as we look to plan for a positive 2017-2018 school year, I wanted to extend an invitation for those parents who would like to provide parent input for sectioning. Please do NOT rely on your child’s teacher to communicate your wishes for next year — they are asked to stay focused on making matches they think are positive and that will provide balanced classes. Our sectioning process includes the classroom teachers, special area teachers, next year’s teachers, and all of the many support staff we have at Avoca West. The hope is that with careful planning, we can design heterogeneous classroom groups to make sure that all of our children are successful! The staff considers and balances many factors including:
- Individual learning style
- Student Combination
- Support service needs
- Social/Emotional needs
- Gender balance
- Teacher’s teaching style
- Pupil service needs
- Class size
- Academic characteristics
- Chronological age
A Look at Assessment at Avoca West
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Kindergarten Registration -- Up and Running!
Online registration for our returning students is on target to begin in April. Stay tuned for more information!
Don't forget to stop by the Avoca PTC website for updated information and dates to put on your calendar as well. There are many exciting events going on -- including our Spirit Wear sales!!