The Colors of Our Worlds: 1-2016
Providing A High Quality Education for ALL Students of MCSD
Signage at Martin County High is Now Bilingual
Coffee Chats at Pinewood Elementary School
Please see the following schedule of topics. We look forward to having learning discussions with you while enjoying a morning cup of coffee.
Location: Pinewood Elementary Front Office Conference Room
Time: 7:45 am
(Coffee Chats will last approximately one hour)
Hosted by: Andrea Asciutto-Houck, Literacy Coach (3-5); Angie Gilbride, Literacy Coach (K-2); Heather Padget, Math Coach (3-5); Kelly Raiford, Math Coach (K-2)
Dates - Topics for 2016:
2/4/16 Numbers and Operations Fractions & Writing Standards
3/3/16 Measurement and Data & Speaking and Listening Standards
4/7/16 Geometry & Language Standards
5/5/16 Summer Learning
V-Math Improves Math performance of Students at Stuart Middle School
Students in Ms. Dawedeit's math class have an opportunity after taking their unit math test to log onto V-Math, an online program our SAC purchased for SMS in the hopes that V-Math would help struggling students to improve their performance and also to enrich high-performing students.
The weekly expectation in Ms. Dawedeit’s class is for students to be logged on for AT LEAST 100 minutes. At the end of each lesson, there is a Performance Test that shows where the student is placed within the school, district, and nation.
Late October, Zoe Grove placed FIRST in Stuart Middle School, FIRST in the DISTRICT, and 15th in the NATION!
Pretty cool for a kid who had only been logged in for about three weeks; and pretty cool evidence of Ms. Dawedeit’s effective implementation of the V-Math program to help her students excel in math!
The administration of SMS is eager to continue V-Math implementation in their classes and to see data that shows how much V-Math helps its students to perform better in math classrooms and on assessments!
Stuart Parent Resource Center
The Department of Title I, Migrant & ELL Services Stuart Parent Resource Center is an educational resource center for families. Families can check out educational games, DVDs, and learning activities. Every time you visit the Center, your child will receive a free book! The Parent Resource Center also offers educational workshops for parents. It is very important that you call the Parent Resource Center if you would like to attend a training, not only to reserve a seat but also to confirm the date, as at times we need to make a “date change” for a workshop. This is an amazing place and it is highly recommended you visit it.
Walk in Hours and Phone Number 772- 772-221-4080
Monday through Wednesday: 10:00 -4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00-5:00 PM
Friday: By Appointment
Stuart Parent Workshop Trainings at the Parent Resource Center
Date: Topic: Time:
January 24th Sed Saber #5 9:30-11:00 AM
Indiantown Parent Resource Center
15383 SW Osceola St, Indiantown, FL.
Monday – Wednesday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday 10:00AM – 5:00 PM
Friday – by appointment
QUESTIONS? CALL ALCIRA GONZALEZ OR MARIA PEREZ
What Schools Can Do to Help Boys Succeed
Ralph Fletcher quoted in recent Time Magazine article
Work With the Young Male Imagination
In his delightful Boy Writers: Reclaiming their Voices, celebrated author and writing instructor Ralph Fletcher advises teachers to consider their assignments from the point of view of boys. Too many writing teachers, he says, take the “confessional poet” as the classroom ideal. Personal narratives full of emotion and self-disclosure are prized; stories describing video games, skateboard competitions or a monster devouring a city are not.
Read more: Christina Hoff Sommers: 3 Things Schools Can Do to Help Boys Succeed | Read More
Holiday Book Drive Benefits Title I Schools
On Saturday, December 12, 2015, the Martin County School District celebrated literacy with a Holiday Book Drive at Barnes & Noble. Guests were entertained with wonderful performances by JD Parker Elementary’s Chorus as well as Murray Middle School’s Chorus. Thus far, over 1,500 books have been donated to the School District for students in Title 1 schools.
Eli's House Features Sonia Manzano at Port Salerno Elementary School as Part of its Speaker Series program.
Peep and the Big Wide World!
The accompanying site includes resources for kids (bilingual games, videos, and apps); resources for teachers (a 6-unit STEM curriculum and professional development video modules for early childhood educators); and resources for families (science activity ideas and tips). The website is also available in Spanish.
Title I - Migrant - ELL Services Department of the MCSD
The Color of Our Worlds is an Electronic Newsletter for the school communities of:
Anderson Middle School
Hobe Sound Elementary School
Indiantown Middle School
J. D. Parker Elementary School
Pinewood Elementary School
Port Salerno Elementary School
SeaWind Elementary School
Warfield Elementary School