From the Desk of Dr. Harrington

March 22nd - 26th

Weekly Happenings

Pleasantdale Families! Below you will find events and activities taking place at Pleasantdale for the week of March 22nd-26th. We are here to support you and your needs. Feel free to give me a call at the school if you have any questions. I look forward to all the work we will do together!

Dr. Harrington, Principal

Upcoming Events

Next Week at a Glance

March 22 - Cohort A students (PK-5)

March 23 - Cohort A students (PK-5)

March 23 - PK Lottery

March 24 - Independent Learning Day (All students)

March 25 - Cohort B students (PK-5)

March 26 - Cohort B students (PK-5)

March 26 - ACCESS Testing window closes

CogAT Testing (select students)

March 22 - Kindergarten & 3rd Grade - ELA

March 23 - Kindergarten & 3rd Grade - Math

March 25 - 2nd & 4th Grade - ELA

March 26 - 2nd & 4th Grade - Math

Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Spotlight

Often in the mainstream classroom where English Language learners are learning the target language with their monolingual peers, English Language Learners often feel embarrassed to speak because of their levels of proficiency. However, in the Dual Language Immersion Classroom, all students are learning academic language in both languages. Students spend half of their day learning Science, Math, and Spanish Literacy in Spanish, and English Language Arts and Social Studies in English. Multiple studies have shown that ELLs thrive in a Dual Language Immersion Setting.

A menudo en el salón de clases principal donde los estudiantes de inglés están aprendiendo el idioma objetivo con sus compañeros monolingües, los estudiantes de inglés a menudo se sienten avergonzados de hablar debido a sus niveles de competencia. Sin embargo, en el Aula de Inmersión Lingüística Dual, todos los estudiantes están aprendiendo lenguaje académico en ambos idiomas. Los estudiantes pasan la mitad de su día aprendiendo Ciencias, Matemáticas y Alfabetización del Español en español, y artes del idioma inglés y estudios sociales en inglés. Múltiples estudios han demostrado que los estudiantes del idioma inglés prosperan en un ajuste de inmersión de lenguaje dual.

Don't Forget!

We have gotten off to a great start in the face-to-face setting! Thank you for making this a great transition.

  • Please bring your Chromebook and charger to school every day.
  • Before getting off the bus, check to make sure you do not leave your backpack or Chromebook.

For your safety, do not walk to the school from Pleasantdale Road.