Collins Elementary

Daily BULLetin!

WHO's not here today?

Seilhamer in for Muse
Lauren SchwiererJohann in for C. Black
Gina Ramage in for Haarberg
Laila El-Amin in for Brehm
Marilyn Ellison in for Ensley
Bowling in for Glass
Rowland in for Kelly
Shirley Brown in for Arnett
Thomas Vollmar in for Vogt
Elizabeth Henry (NO SUB)
Cindy Sutter (No Sub)

March CALENDAR EVENTS

Dates on the Horizon... So you're in the KNOW!

March

31st- 5th grade Dollars and Sense in the GYM
31st- Report cards go home!


April
2nd- 3rd grade Wax Museum
2nd-
Faculty meeting to discuss Allocations???? (TW to confirm)
4th-
Collins Caring Companion breakfast
4th
- Risk Watch Post tests due to FRC
4th- PGP due to Goble!

4th- 2nd grade to Children's Museum 11-2

7th-11th - SPRING BREAK

15th- Full Moon (Fyi)
16th- Testing Faculty Meeting
17th- Family Story Time!
17th- Board of ED meeting (calendar decision? ?? )
23rd- Administrative Professional's Day
24th- Playhouse in the park- K-2 @ 1:45
25th- AR Store
25th- Spring Fling Dance (6-8)
26th- 5K (RA and Collins) Race- for K. Tomas and Redwood! :) Come out and support them!
29th- 3rd grade field trip to the Zoo!


May

1st- Volunteer Breakfast
1st-
Kindergarten Program 7:00 PM
2nd-
Panoramic Picture (whole school - playground) 10:00 am
2nd- "REMIX" assembly for 3rd- 5th grade (TESTING) 2:30
3rd- Derby Day landscaping 10-2 @ CES
5th- One to One tutoring Breakfast
5th- 9th- Teacher Appreciation Week! We <3 you!
7th- Faculty Meeting- TBD
8th- Kindergarten goes to the ZOO!
9th- K-Prep Medal Assembly w/ 6th graders (PM)

10th- GOTR RACE
14th-
Faculty Meeting- Closing day details!!!! :)

20th- No School
26th- No School - Memorial Day

WHAT THE ELL?

Assessment Modifications

Tip: Assess EL students according to what they can do rather than what they cannot do.

Standardized tests or even teacher-created tests can’t always measure EL students’ progress accurately or authentically. Instead, measure students by what they can do at any point in time,

Technique: Modify the tests you give.

Avoid test questions asking for discrete information

Make a simplified language version of the test
Simplify instructions
Provide word banks
Give students extra time to complete tests
Give students objective tests: matching, multiple choice, etc. Make all or part of the exam oral.

Heads Up...

Waiver Dates have been approved- TW emailed you the date exchanges. Please put them in your calendar for next year!

PD/P Day

Waived for

10/10/14

10/20/14 and 10/27/14 for Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7PM each evening

11/4/14

8/7/14 for Professional Development – School Safety CERT

2/16/15

8/11/14 Professional Day - Ready Fest / Open House

3/13/15

8/6/14 Professional Development Day – Reading/ELA

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