Pharr Elementary

AP NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of January 19 - 23

WELCOME 2015! We hit the ground running and it's been a great month so far.

NEWS YOU CAN USE

NEWS FLASH!

Grade chairs...please gather your grade level F&P percentages just like we did for the beginning of the year. You will have a percentage for does not meet, meets, and exceeds. Please send this data, via email, to your grade level administrator by next Tuesday.


Cyber Days

Plans due Friday the 23rd, in draft form on your homeroom course page.


Report Cards

Go home next Friday, Jan 23!

SHOUT OUTS

Big thanks to Kathleen Navin, April Durel, Stacy Kelly-Taylor, and Nancy Wise for helping complete make-up testing. I couldn't have got it done without them!! TEAM PHARR

CURRICULUM

Four Core Collaborative Staff Development

All K-5 educators are invited to participate in staff development provided by the Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies offices. Participants may choose to delve deeply into content, or they may choose to attend sessions designed to deepen their understanding of instructional strategies, such as text complexity, interactive note taking, primary sources, and thinking maps that link to the Georgia Milestones. A description of the offerings can be found in the PD&E tool.

What: ES Four Core Collaborative Staff Development

When and Where: January 26, 2015, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Grayson High School

January 27, 2015, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Peachtree Ridge High School


Registration will open in the PD&E tool January 5, 2014.


Gradebooks/Grading Policy

Please review the grading policy for your grade level and content areas. This is located on the shared drive/grading/2014-15.


SLDS (State Longitudinal Data System)

Please log on to the SLDS through the portal and browse some of the instructional resources available in the Resources tab. THESE ARE GREAT RESOURCES!


How Exercise Can Boost Young Brains

Article about children and exercise.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/how-exercise-can-boost-the-childs-brain/

ASSESSMENT

DDA

  • All midyear assessments are complete and scanned. YAY!!!
  • You will find blueprints for 3rd 9 wks DDAs on the training page.
  • You may begin reviewing content area test items with your students. I will send an email when tests are due back to me. GRADE CHAIRS...please let me know which content area tests you still need.


ACCESS

Testing begins on Tuesday, Jan 20. Please see Pam's email for more details and remember that ESOL classes will be cancelled during this testing.


Georgia Milestone

Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) Assessment Guides

The Assessment Guides for the Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) measures are posted on the Georgia Milestones web page. You may access the current guides using the following link:

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-End-of-Grade-Assessment-Guides.aspx


Test Demonstration!!!!

The Experience Online Testing Georgia website has been updated to include a demonstration test for each content area of the Georgia Milestones– English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The primary purpose of this website is to provide exposure to the online platform that students will utilize when taking the Georgia Milestones tests. http://learnoas.ctb.com/GA/