Graves (K-4) Sailor Newsletter
October 17, 2022
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Acción de Gracias, un momento en el que tradicionalmente nos tomamos el tiempo para dar gracias se acerca. Por esta razón escribimos este mensaje para expresar nuestra gratitud a todos. Como creemos en y valoramos los antecedentes bilingües y biculturales de nuestros estudiantes, queremos agradecer a nuestros padres y tutores por su compromiso de garantizar el éxito mientras se asegura de que sus hijos vengan a la escuela de lenguaje dual Graves listos para aprender. Sus hijos vienen a la escuela con mente abierta, fuertes valores, respeto y aprecio por ser bilingües y ser parte de nuestra escuela.
Gracias a nuestros profesionales de la escuela por el compromiso que hacen todos los días con nuestros estudiantes. Ustedes se preocupan por el éxito de todos los estudiantes y tienen los mejores intereses para ellos. Diario vemos a nuestros profesionales dedicando su tiempo y trabajando más allá para asegurarse de que sucedan grandes cosas en nuestra escuela y queremos que recuerden que están haciendo una diferencia en la vida de nuestros estudiantes. Les agradecemos su dedicación a la excelencia educativa y organizacional. Les agradecemos por esforzarse por cumplir con todas las expectativas que hemos establecido para nuestra comunidad escolar. Gracias por su continuo profesionalismo y cooperación mientras tratamos de normalizar el aprendizaje una vez más.
¡Les deseamos a todos ustedes y a sus familias un descanso saludable, relajante y feliz día de Acción de Gracias!
The Thanksgiving holiday, a time when we traditionally take time to give thanks is approaching us and we write this message to express our personal gratitude to everyone. Because we believe in and value our students’ bilingual and bicultural backgrounds, we want to thank our parents and guardians for their commitment to ensuring their success as you make sure your children come to Graves Dual Language School ready to learn. Your children come to school open-minded with strong values, respect, and appreciation for being part of our school.
Thank you to our school professionals for the commitment that you make every day to our students. You care about their success and have the best interests of all our students. On a daily basis we see dedicated and hard-working individuals going above and beyond in making sure that great things happen in our school and we want you to remember that you are making a difference in our students lives. We thank you for your dedication to educational and organizational excellence. We thank you for striving to meet every expectation that we’ve set for our school community. Thank you for your ongoing professionalism and cooperation as we try to normalize learning once again.
We wish all of you and your families a healthy, relaxing and a Happy Thanksgiving break!
UPCOMING EVENTS/IMPORTANT DATES 📷 🎃
Friday, November 18th: Report Cards sent home.
Monday, November 21: Parent Teacher Conferences 1 PM-7PM (No School for students)
Tuesday, November 22: Teacher Institute Day (No School for students)
Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25: Thanksgiving Break (No School)
Monday, November 28: Classes Resume
Meet Our Staff
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences will be on Monday, November 21 from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM.
We will continue to offer two types of conferences this year.
Parents will be given the option of a Virtual or In-Person Conference.
Teachers have reached out to set up appointments and are ready to speak with you regarding your child's academics.
If you have not spoken to your child's teacher to set up an appointment
please contact them as soon a possible.
Students do not attend school on this day
Standards Based Grading
At Graves we use Standards-Based Grading rather than your typical grading system. A standards based reporting system is designed to clearly communicate student performance and inform parents about their child’s progress towards achieving specific learning standards and expectations.
Your child's performance is being measured against the standard, rather than being compared to other students in the class.
What does a 4 (Meeting) mean?
A student who receives a 4 means...
- Student is secure in the grade level standard.
- Student understands and applies the grade level standard.
- Student independently & consistently applies grade level concept.
What does a 3 (Developing) mean?
A student who receives a 3 means...
- Student is developing understanding of the grade level standard.
- Student is starting to apply the grade level standard.
- Student is starting to apply grade level concept & skill.
What does a 2 (Experimenting) mean?
A student who receives a 2 means...
- Student is inconsistent in understanding & applying the grade level standard.
- Student has not fully mastered grade level standard.
- Student needs assistance in applying the grade level standard.
What does a 1 (Beginning) mean?
A student who receives a 1 means...
- Student has not yet mastered grade level standard.
- Student is not yet making progress toward understanding the grade level standard.
- Student needs continued support & assistance to apply the grade level standard.
Something to Remember
The "1-4" scale is not comparable to the traditional "A-F' letter scale and are not to be compared to traditional letter grades
A "3" cannot be considered a "B," just as a "4" cannot be considered an "A."
A score of "4" shows that your child is performing at grade level. If that performance is maintained throughout the year, your child will be on track to meet the end of year standard.
Lost and Found
We have accumulated a large quantity of items left behind by our students. We have set them out for them to see if anything belongs to them but still have items left over.
If you know your child has lost any items (sweaters, shirts, hats, etc.) please take a look at the table set up next to the Art Room when you visit during conferences.
Dress for the Weather
If you prefer, you can also email our secretary, Patty at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cold & Flu season is in full swing, please keep sick students at home!
Students should stay home until they are well enough to participate and are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
RSV is very active this year. RSV is a common cold virus that can become very serious for those with health issues like asthma.
Handwashing, covering your coughs and sneezes, and using hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available are a must!
Covid home test kits will continue to be given to students sent home with covid symptoms.
Staff and community PCR testing via will no longer be offered at HMS/Graves School building
Social Worker Corner
Social skills and self-regulation are an important part of your child’s well-being!
- Talk about feelings
- Makes faces in the mirror and have your child identify your emotion
- Allow your child to express their likes & dislikes
- Encourage your child to “try again” when frustrated
- Talk about mistakes and think of solutions when mistakes occur
- Make goals together
- Give your child opportunities to play with other children
- Talk about expectations are home, the library, grocery store, etc.
- Hang your child’s artwork
- Relax and have “quiet time”
Things to Remember
Control over emotions takes time. Stay calm if your child is throwing a tantrum. They need someone to model emotional regulation, in order for them to learn how to appropriately handle their emotions.
Teach your child the saying:
“I didn’t get my way…But I’m still OK!
How can you support your child's learning at home?
Fun ways to support learning:
- Memory games to develop a child’s working memory
- Puzzles to encourage problem solving skills
- Construction toys to present a child with 3D challenges
- Crafts to develop a child’s creativity and fine motor skills
- Outdoor and indoor play to develop motor skills
- Games to encourage turn-taking
Other ways to support your child's learning:
- Ensure your child attends school consistently
- Set up a daily family routine, including healthy eating and sleeping habits
- Provide a place and time at home for homework
- Check on assignments, homework and projects
- Limit and monitor TV watching, gaming, social media and computer time
- Attend parent-teacher conferences and other school events
- Participate in decisions that affect your child’s education
- Tap into community resources with visits to a library, museum, zoo or theater and encourage participation in after-school clubs, sports and art activities
Graves Lunch Menu
Please review this months lunch menu with your child.
Family STEAM Night
Thank you to all the families who were able to make it!
Turkey Trot 2022
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Please remember that the previous information is for students in grades Kindergarten-4th only.
For more information about our PreK program please contact the
Pre-School Director, Kathleen Dunn at 708-546-7151 or at email@example.com
Please remember that it is important for students to arrive to school on time.
If your child is TARDY please go with your child to door #14 to sign a tardy slip.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, FridaysEntrance 7:50a.m.
Wednesdays (Late Start)
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade: Door #2
3rd and 4th Grade: Door #3
For student safety, no students should be outside on the school grounds before
7:30AM (M,T,TH,F) 8:30AM (W)
7:30a.m. - 4:00p.m Monday - Friday