Charlestown School Updates
For members of our learning community - Sept. 4, 2015
We have had an amazing first week!!!
We were all smiles on the first day of school… and Chief Allen and Sgt. Gingerella were present to help greet our students!
What did we do this week?
We group all students in grades 1-4 by current reading level for daily reading instruction. Students often change groups based on their progress or need for more reading assistance. Your child may have a different grade level teacher for daily reading instruction.
Students in grades 2-4 will begin attending their Tiered Reading classes on Sept. 8th.
Students in grade 1 will begin on Sept. 14th. You can meet your child's reading teacher at Open House too!
Adjusting to a new sleep schedule can be challenging for all of us, and can impact student attendance. Below is a great chart with suggested bedtimes that was shared by one of our teachers.
Importance of Assessment
Soon, all students in grades 1-4 will be taking short online assessments using a program called STAR. The assessments will help us to determine student reading and math skills. They will also help us to identify students who need additional support in reading and/or math. We know that students will enjoy taking the short assessments in the library on our desktops.
"STAR assessments provide the most valid, reliable, actionable data in the least amount of testing time—usually 20 minutes or less. That empowers educators to focus on what matters most—individualizing instruction to accelerate learning for all students."
Nut Free Classrooms
New Plans for Birthdays
Teachers can not pass out birthday invitations in their classrooms unless all students are to be included. This helps to elevate tears at school. If you need addresses, we advise parents to consider participate in the PTO voluntary student directory.
Welcome to our new staff members
Mary Sue Greene – Teacher Assistant
Jennifer Krekorian – Grade 4 teacher
Lisa Lipscomb – Teacher Assistant
Debbie November - Speech Therapist
Annual Background Checks
School lunch prices increase to $2.15
Mon. Sept. 7th - No School - Labor Day
Tues. Sept. 8th - PTO Mtg. - 6:00 pm in the Art Room
Fri. Sept. 11th - School Pictures
Mon., Sept. 14th - Dental Screenings
Wed. Sept. 16th - Gr. K-2 Open House
Thurs. Sept. 17th - Early Release Day - All students dismissed at 1:55 pm
Thurs. Sept. 17th - Gr. 3-4 Open House
Please look for reminders regarding Open House times as they may vary for each grade level. This helps with parking as we have great attendance.
To see the school calendar, click this link: