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Compass 2020: Power On Alanton & Reach for the Stars!

April 18-22

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Thank You, Dodgeball Players & Fans!

Donna sent a text after the event:

  • What a great evening!!! Love you all!


Also, a message from the SCA Advisor:

Dear Charlene, Oh my goodness! What an absolutely awesome staff you have!!! How great were you guys?! We had so much fun at Dodgeball! I kind of think this should be something we grow every year together! We raised over 2,500 dollars and that was just putting it together in a few weeks! I am so very proud of our kids and staff...words cannot explain! I have TONS of pictures coming your way (the pics I attached are from my cell phone- I will have my SCA put together all the pics they took on professional cameras and share them). PLEASE tell your staff that we appreciate SO much everything they did and all they gave for the cause. We are so happy to support the Kovalcheck family and Breast Cancer Awareness and would absolutely LOVE to work with Alanton again! You are the MOST fun out of any elementary school we have ever worked with- No doubt!

Thank you again! Jenny Nardelli

Report Card Timeline

Report Card Timeline & Expectations:

  • April 18th - All final edits/corrections made by the homeroom teacher and notify Katie Z. for final printing by noon
  • April 19th - Issue report cards and IEPs

TestNav 7 System Check

Please note the following dates and times that the two part SOL system check will take place for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade levels.


During this time students will practice logging in with the test ticket and we will conduct the TestNav 7 system check. We will plan on this taking about one hour and the entire grade level must be logging on at the same time. During the system checks all special education students may participate in the regular education classroom.


We will conduct the system checks as follows:

  • Wed. May 4- 3rd grade 10:15 am
  • Thur. May 5- 4th grade 9:00 am
  • Fri. May 6- 5th grade 9:45 am

REVIEW OF THE SCIENCE STANDARDS OF LEARNING AND SCIENCE STANDARDS OF LEARNING CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK

The Virginia Board of Education has authorized the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to proceed with the Science Standards of Learning and the Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework review process. It is anticipated that the review will be completed by January 2018, as set forth in the VDOE Superintendent’s Memo #052-16.


As part of the review process, the VDOE is seeking comments from teachers, administrators, supervisors, and other members of the public. Please encourage school personnel to provide comments on the current standards and framework. Information regarding the timeline, including the e-mail address for submitting public comments, may be found at the Science Standards of Learning Review Web site. The Science@doe.virginia.gov e-mail address will be open to receive comments from March 11 to April 18.


The VDOE is also looking for individuals to serve on a committee to make recommendations on both the Science Standards of Learning and the Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework during the summer of 2016. Applicants must be teachers, principals, administrators, content specialists or other educators who have expertise with the science content areas and the standards.


Individuals who are interested in serving on the Science Standards of Learning review committee must submit an electronic application through the Web-based process, Instruction Committee Application Processing System (ICAPS). Completed applications are due to the VDOE through ICAPS by April 18. Applicants will be notified of their selection status by May 6.


Questions may be directed to Katie Niehoff, elementary science coordinator, at Kathleen.Niehoff@vbschools.com. Thank you.

Weekly Happenings

CLC Focus: Language Arts


Monday, 4/18/16

· 9:35-10:50 Grade 3 CLC

· 11:00-12:15 Grade 4 CLC

· 1:00-2:15 Grade 1 CLC

· 3:15-4:15 Actors’ Rehearsal, in cafeteria/on stage

· 3:20-4:20 SOL Tutoring for grades 3-5

· 3:30-4:30 Staff Fitness Class, in library


Tuesday, 4/19/16

· 3rd Quarter Report Cards Issued

· 8:55-10:10 Grade 5 CLC

· 9:00-10:30 Kindergarten Registration for 2016-2017

· 1:00-3:30 Bruce OOTB for AP CLC

· 1:45-3:00 Grade 2 CLC

· 3:15-4:15 SCA meeting (officer’s and room reps) in room 3


Wednesday, 4/20/16

· Staff Jeans Day ($5 to Brenda Hogge to participate)

· 8:00-11:30 Bruce OOTB for TipWeb Training

· 11:30-4:30 Charlene OOTB for EPL meeting

· 12:10-1:10 Kindergarten CLC

· 3:15-4:15 Dancer’s Rehearsal for Spring Musical in the music room

· 3:20-4:20 SOL Tutoring for grades 3-5

- 6:30-8:00 Parent Connection Workshop-Helping Children with Autism Succeed at Home and at School, Landstown HS


Thursday, 4/21/16

· 9:30-1:00 Walsh, Housianitis & ½ Stahl field trip to VA Aquarium

· 12:00-3:30 Spring Book Fair Set-Up

· 2:00-4:00 Bruce OOTB

· 3:15-4:00 4th Grade Recorder Club practice, in music room

· 3:30-4:30 Staff Fitness Class, in room 32


Friday, 4/22/16

·· Earth Day

· Book Fair Preview Day, in library

· 8:00-8:30 Choir Chimes, music room

· 8:00-1:00 Fara OOTB for Professional Learning Session

· 9:30-1:45 Gr. 4 field trip to Virginia Aquarium

Future Events -

CLC Focus: Math


Monday, 4/25/16

· Administrative Professional Week :)

· Preview Day Spring Book Fair

· 9:35-10:50 Grade 3 CLC

· 11:00-12:15 Grade 4 CLC

· 1:00-2:15 Grade 1 CLC

· 1:00-2:30 Summer School Kick-Off Meeting, Einstein Lab SAB

· 3:15-4:30 Newspaper Club, Room 37

· 3:15-4:15 Actors’ Rehearsal, in cafeteria/on stage

· 3:20-4:20 SOL Tutoring for grades 3-5


Tuesday, 4/26/16

· 4/26/16- 4/29/16 Bookfair Sales Days

· 8:30-11:30 Bruce OOTB SOL Test Training, ATC Theater

· 8:55-10:10 Grade 5 CLC

· 9:10-10:45 Grade 5 to Lynnhaven and Great Neck Middle Schools

· 1:45-3:00 Grade 2 CLC

· 3:30-4:30 Staff Seminar, in Library


Wednesday, 4/27/16

· Administrative Professionals Day

· 12:10-1:10 Kindergarten CLC

· 3:15-4:15 Dancer’s Rehearsal for Spring Musical in the music room

· 3:20-4:20 SOL Tutoring for grades 3-5

· 3:30-4:30 Staff Fitness Class, ROOM 32


Thursday, 4/28/16

· Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day

· 3:15-4:00 4th Grade Recorder Club Practice, Music Room

· 5:00-7:00 Young Author’s Night at Book Fair, in Library and Café

· 7:00-8:00 Volunteer of the Year Celebration, Kellam HS


Friday, 4/29/16

· Wear Red Today

· Jump Rope for Heart Today

· 8:00-8:30 Choir Chimes

· 9:30-12:15 Grade 1 and Grade 3 Field Trip performance of Cinderella, at FC HS

· 10:00-12:00 Grade 5 Civil War Day

· 12:00 Book Fair Closes

· 12:00-3:00 Book Fair Cleanup

· 3:15-4:15 Soloist Rehearsal, in Cafe

SOL Testing Schedule

SOL Test Dates


Thursday, May 19: Grade 4 Reading, Part 1

Friday, May 20: Grade 4 Reading, Part 2

Monday, May 23: Grade 4 Math, Part 1

Tuesday, May 24: Grade 4 Math, Part 2

Wednesday, May 25: Grade 5 Reading, Part 1

Thursday, May 26: Grade 5 Reading, Part 2

Tuesday, May 31: Grade 5 Math, Part 1

Wednesday, June 1: Grade 5 Math, Part 2

Thursday, June 2: Grade 3 Reading, Part 1

Friday, June 3: Grade 3 Reading, Part 2

Monday, June 6: Grade 3 Math, Part 1

Tuesday, June 7: Grade 3 Math, Part 2

Wednesday, June 8: Grade 5 Science

Thursday, June 9: Grade 5 History

Up Coming Events - Mark Your Calendars

Save the Dates:

Monday-Friday, 4/22/16 - 4/29/16

· Spring Book Fair (preview days, 4/22 & 4/25; sale days, 4/26-4/29)


Thursday, 4/28/16

· Young Author’s Night, 5:00-7:00 pm


Monday-Friday, 5/2/16- 5/6/16

· National Teacher Appreciation Week


Wednesday, 5/4/16

· Spanish Immersion Info Meeting for Parents, 7:00-8:00 pm in library


Thursday, 5/5

· PTA Teacher Appreciation Breakfast


Thursday, 5/12/16

· Field Day


Monday-Friday, 5/16/16- 5/20/16

· Nation Education Bosses Appreciation Week


Tuesday, 5/17/16

· Progress Reports Issued


Monday-Thursday, 5/23/16- 6/9/16

· SOL Testing


Monday, 5/30/16

· Memorial Day - Schools Closed


Saturday, 6/4/16

· End of the Year Staff Celebration


Monday, 6/6/16

· Spring Musical Performance, Cox High School


Wednesday, 6/15/16

· PE Awards: Schedule - 45 min Bells & No Kindergarten

· Last Day for PE


Friday, 6/17/16

· 5th Grade Bridging Ceremony

· Last Day of School

· Adjusted Dismissal


Monday, 6/20/16

· Staff Flex Day

Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

Happy Birthday to...


April Birthdays

April Vasser, 16th

Shirley Toone, 18th

Cynthia Housianitis, 20th

Heather Thomas, 22nd

Lynnie Fand, 25th

AT Vasta, 28th

Otis Williams, 29th

Susan Griffin, 30th

#ShoutOuts

  • #PartyPlannerExtraordinaire - Thank you to Kim Nolette for planning an AMAZING Volunteer Breakfast! It was fabulous. Thanks to Beth for organizing all of the goodies & setting up. Thanks to Emily for working on RSVPs.
  • #PerfectPerformances - Thanks to all for working with the kiddos to put on a great show for parents.
  • #DodgingFASTBalls - Thanks to all the players and spectators for attending the Dodgeball event at Cox HS to support Donna!
  • #Gardeners - Thanks to all for working in the garden this week. Sarah, Thanks for being our garden advocate and keeping us on our toes. Susan, Thanks for planting in the rain. :)
  • #ReportCardReviews - Thanks to Katie for reviewing 650 report cards.
  • #HGTVClassroomStyle - Thanks to all for being great sports with sprucing up your classroom.

Get Ready - A lot of Pictures this Week...

Dodging for Donna!

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Fierce!

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Adorable!

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Successful VIE Breakfast w/ 65 Volunteers!

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Kinder Readers

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Grade 2 Multi-Step Word Problems

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Getting Ready for Author's Night

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Hard at Work in the Learning Garden

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Grade 4 - Multi-Step Problems

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Grade 5 Releasing Oysters - Great Trip!

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Critical Thinking

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Grade 1 Word Work

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Grade 5 - Identifying Variable Expressions & Open Sentences

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Students are Creating & Playing Rhythms (8th/16th Notes)

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Debbie Diller - HGTV 'Classroom Style' :)

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Teaching & Learning Framework - Alanton teachers living the life with the VBCPS framework.

Click on the link for the video:

Learning It, Living It, Loving It

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