Emergency Drill Changes
- Intruder Drill #3 followed by Fire Drill #4 will be Wednesday, March 25th @ 1:30
- April 7th Fire Drill #6 will be moved to 1:30 p.m.
- May 1st Intruder Drill #4 will be moved to May 4th @ 2:00 p.m.
LVE PDC is giving you the gift of time
Grades are listed times are AM/PM.
March 24th: 2nd/5th and Rohlf
April 7th: 1st/4th
April 14th: SPED (not SLP)/Special Area (Anderson, Bartlow, Gill, Elston, Malloy, Cook, Jandt)
April 15th: Kdg/3rd and Menz
Report Card 1/2 Day Release
April 22nd: 1st/5th
April 30th: 2nd/4th
May 13th: Kdg/3rd
3rd Quarter Report Card Dates
Quarter 3 Report Card Dates:
Quarter Ends-March 13th
Grade Chairs turn in envelope label requests to Carol May by Tuesday, March 17th
Grades Entered by Tuesday, March 24th by Midnight
Teachers will print own report cards and place them in envelopes
Office provides envelopes and labels if needed
Fold and place report card in envelope
Don’t seal envelopes
Envelopes of students with no scheduled parent teacher conference will be turned into office.
After conferences, turn in all remaining envelopes.
Make additional copy for alternate parent. Give to Carol May.
Collaboration March 23rd/25th will be time to print/stuff envelopes.
Envelopes due to office on Thursday, March 26th at 9:00 a.m. (hold on to any student who has a scheduled conference)
Report Cards Mailed Home Friday, March 27th
Parent Teacher Conference Information
A conference packet will be in your mailbox by the end of today. You can also use this link below to open up the packet. The office is trying to go paperless as much as we can. There will be several items shared through Google Drive. They are noted below.
By March 9 Parent/Teacher conference letter sent home with all students.
March 16 Parent/Teacher conference confirmation note sent home.
March 9 – April 13 Phone calls made to parents that do not have a conference scheduled.
March 24 Copy of Parent/Teacher conference schedule shared with Melissa Armbruster on Google Drive.
March 27 Report cards mailed home to parents with no scheduled conference.
March 26 Parent/Teacher Conference Day
April 9 Parent/Teacher conference summary report completed in Google Drive. Your conference summary sheet will be shared with you through Google Drive shortly.
DRA Survey- PLEASE READ!!!!!
Over the past year or so, the curriculum department has been researching different reading assessments that are similar to the DRA that is currently used in the Wentzville School District. Another tool that is similar to the DRA, but may be less time consuming for teachers is the Teacher College's Reading Assessment. We are looking for your input on whether on not the Wentzville School District should transition to the Teacher College's Reading Assessment for next school year.
Here is a link to a document that compares and contrasts both the DRA and the Teacher College's Assessment:
Here is a link you can use to take a quick survey about whether or not Wentzville should transition to the Teacher College's Assessment or continue using the DRA:
Please have the survey completed by Friday March 27.
Spring DRA Window Expectations
Here's a quick review of the Spring DRA Window expectations:
Title 1 Students:
- Carla and Kim will give the DRA to these students.
- Classroom teachers will not need to give them to Title students.
- Given between the dates of April 20- May 15.
- DRA scores must be entered in SISK12 no later than May 22.
5th grade students:
- Please proctor the DRA to 5th grade students that are reading below the grade level benchmark between the dates of April 20 - May 15.
- This information is very helpful for middle school principals and teachers, as they plan for next school year.
Retention Philosophy and Procedures
The philosophy of the Wentzville R-IV School District is that curriculum and instruction is a learning plan. When students do not learn according to plan, there may be a breakdown in the plan, the teaching, the student, and/or the studying techniques. If a breakdown occurs, the issue of promotion/retention must be viewed relative to the breakdown. Retention must be considered on an individual basis with the welfare of the whole child being the primary concern. The purpose of retention should not reflect punitive action nor should it focus solely upon academic achievement. Rather, the goal should be to promote learning by assuring that students are placed where they are best adjusted academically, socially, emotionally, developmentally, and physically.
To achieve the goal of promoting learning, several factors must be considered during the promotion/retention review process. These factors and their rationale should be used as guidelines with the hope of encouraging broader consideration of a student's functioning. The following are factors, which should be considered in determining the placement of students in a particular grade (K-8).
These procedures should be followed:
- Report card should indicate child’s unsatisfactory progress, if any instructional area is significantly modified it should be marked with an asterisk.
- A Parent Conference should be held to discuss alternatives and assistance.
- The student should be brought through a CARE Team meeting.
- Submit list of possible retentions to administrators.
- Mid-term Progress Report should indicate continued unsatisfactory work.
- Continue to implement accommodations and modifications.
- Parent teacher conferences are held to discuss student’s progress, to inform the parents that retention is a possibility and that it is a committee decision to retain.
- An updated retention list should be provided to the Principal indicating the parents response on retention.
- Continue to implement ESP modifications.
Please contact Doug or Melissa with any questions or concerns regarding retention candidates.
The Week Ahead...
Please be sure to add all student names to the 3rd Quarter Recognition Assembly Google Doc.
Monday, March 23
3-5 Collaboration-No collaboration-Report Card Work Time
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.- Doug at an administrative staffing meeting
Tuesday, March 24
9:00 a.m.- Battle of the Books vs. Cuivre River Elementary by invitation from Ms. Cook
Conference Schedule Due to Melissa in Google Drive
9:00 a.m.- Doug at Administrator meeting
3:00 p.m.- Melissa Assistant Principal Meeting at C.O.
3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.- LAST DAY of After School Tutoring
Wednesday, March 25Pledge-Streicher
K-2 Collaboration-No collaboration-Report Card Work Time
1:00 p.m.- Melissa Out-Daughter back to doctor
1:30 p.m.- Intruder and Evacuation Drill
Thursday, March 26
9:00 a.m.- Envelopes due to Carol May-DON'T SEAL!!!
12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.- 5th Grade Middle School Tour
3:30 p.m.- Dinner in Lounge
4:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.- Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday, March 27
Last day of DRA Survey-Let your voices be heard!!
1:30 p.m.- 3rd Quarter Recognition Assembly
Saturday, March 28
9:00 a.m. Canvassing Day #3
Spring Break March 30-April 3rd
Monday, April 6th
PD Day A.M. @ LVE
Tuesday, April 7th- Election Day- get out and vote!!!!
Excellence is all around us. Nominate a staff member by clicking here.
Hanna and Malay
1st Grade Team
Staff Who Updated CARE on Time
March 1- Zara Farsad
March 3- Derrik Reynolds
March 7- Katie Turntine
March 8- David Elsten & Michael Jandt
March 14- Denise Beames
March 20- Melissa Huddleston
March 21- Julia Tevlin
March 22- Jill Schulte
March 23- Christina Turner
March 24- Courtney Streicher
March 28- Abbey Keyes
March 28- Kathleen Meriwether