Level Creek eBLAST

Monday, April 11th

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Kindergarten Registration for 2016-17 School Year

Level Creek's Kindergarten Registration day is Thursday, May 5 from 9:30-3:00. You may begin registering upcoming kindergarten students though the Online Registration (OLR) on April 4. Gwinnett County has provided a training video to assist you in the registration process.
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Milestones Prep (3rd-5th, Gifted, SpEd)

Teachers/Parents of Students in Grades 3, 4, and 5 -


The following link will take you to a very valuable Georgia Milestones Study Resource Guide for Students and Parents. Just select the grade level for your students/child.


http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/EOG-Study-Resource-Guides.aspx


During the month of March, we have been highlighting sections of the Resource Guide for you to be familiar with as your students/child prepare(s) for the Georgia Milestones. In previous weeks, we highlighted the Types of Items and Depth of Knowledge Levels on pp. 6-9, as well as specific English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science sample questions. This week we are highlighting the Social Studies subtest along with specific examples, key terms, and activities to practice with your students/child.


The Social Studies assessment will measure the standards under these domains:

History

Geography

Government and Civics

Economics


The assessment consists of selected-response (multiple-choice) items only. There will be no constructed responses.


Note: Example assessment items along with key vocabulary terms and activities can be found on the following pages of the Guide:

Grade 3 - pp. 159-186

Grade 4 - pp. 156-187

Grade 5 - pp. 171-199

These example assessment items, key vocabulary terms, and activities are EXCELLENT to practice at school and at home!!


This is our final update of the Georgia Milestones Study Resource Guide for Students and Parents. We hope you have found this information over the last few weeks to be valuable as you help to prepare your child for the state assessment.


If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher or Helen Morris, assistant principal Grades 3-5.

Milestones Practice?

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

In Gwinnett County Public Schools, more and more instructional activities can be

enhanced when students bring their own personal devices (cell phones, tablets, laptops, etc.) to class. As you consider the value of this experience and the

opportunity for your child to use a personal device at school, here are some

things to know:


  1. GCPS encourages students to take advantage of the school system’s BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy, but participation is not required.
  2. Students should bring devices that they are comfortable using.
  3. With the variety of activities for which students might use a device in class, no single device is likely to do it all.
  4. Some devices are better suited to various instructional activities than others. You may want to look at options and limitations based on what your child’s class is doing.


  • A tablet is a good choice for elementary students and is great for online research, viewing videos, taking notes using apps, and even taking photos and making videos if it has a camera.
  • A Chromebook could be a good option for upper elementary and middle schoolstudents. It is designed to be used with an Internet connection. Most of Chromebook’s documents and apps exist in the cloud. For instance, students can use Google drive to produce papers and presentations, access Google and Chrome web apps, and more.
  • And many middle and high school students appreciate a laptop as it allows them to access software they use to complete assignments, as well as the Internet and other applications.
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Parents of students in 1st grade through 5th grade.

Please check your records on MyPaymentsPlus to make sure you have paid for the following:

1st Grade – Scholastic News & Science Spin

2nd Grade – Time For Kids, Wordly Wise and Social Studies News.

3rd Grade – 5th Grade – Wordly Wise, Storyworks and Social Studies News.


Use this MyPaymentsPlus Guide to assist you in locating all Level Creek fees within MyPaymentsPlus. This video link provides information on how to set up a MyPaymentsPlus account.

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Kid Chess Summer Camp


Join us for Summer Camp!


Registration for our 2016 Kid Chess Summer Camps is now open! Students receive level-appropriate chess instruction from highly-skilled coaches. Students also get to play against these coaches, as well as compete in Chess, Bughouse (team) Chess, & Blitz (timed) Chess tournaments. These activities, combined with puzzles, videos, & other fun lessons will enable your young chess player to significantly improve his/her game in just one week!


Our chess camps fill very quickly, so don't wait to reserve your chess player's seat!

To register, click the button below or call the Kid Chess Office at 770.575.5802.

Let the games begin!

Every child receives a t-shirt and trophy!


Sessions: Morning** - 9am-1pm

Afternoon - 1pm-5pm

Full Day** - 9am-5pm

**The lunch option is available for Morning & Full Day.


5-Day Camps

June 6-10 State Bridge Crossing Elem.

5530 State Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA 30022

June 27-July 1 Brookwood Elementary

2980 Vaughan Drive

Cumming, GA 30041

July 11-15 The Walker School

700 Cobb Parkway N.

Marietta, GA 30062


4-Day Camps

June 6-9 Sope Creek Elementary

K 3320 Paper Mill Road SE

Marietta, GA 30067

June 13-16 Sope Creek Elementary

K 3320 Paper Mill Road SE

Marietta, GA 30067

June 20-23 Addison Elementary

3055 Ebenezer Road

Marietta, GA 30066

June 27-30 Addison Elementary

3055 Ebenezer Road

Marietta, GA 30066


5-Day Camp Pricing


Full Day with Lunch - $379

Full Day without Lunch - $339

Morning with Lunch - $279

Morning without Lunch - 239

Afternoon $239


4-Day Camp Pricing

Full Day with Lunch - $305

Full Day without Lunch - $275

Morning with Lunch - $225

Morning without Lunch - $195

Afternoon - $195

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Contact Information

Level Creek Elementary

4488 Tench Road

Suwanee, GA 30024

(P) 770-904-7950

(F) 770-904-7952

www.levelcreek.org