Badger News 8.27.21

Building Bridges, Keeping Kids First

Dear Builta Families,

We were so happy to have our students for an entire 5 days of school this week. Students and staff did an amazing job as they continued to develop their classroom community and dug into grade level curriculum. In addition, students and teachers discussed the strategy of using Stop, Walk, and Talk to work through issues that may arise with another child.


This week, we also had a visit from Dr. Talley, IPSD 204 Superintendent. Dr. Talley visited each classroom to connect and talk with Builta students and staff. Dr. Talley was excited about the student engagement and learning that he saw occurring at Builta School.


Virtual Curriculum Night was held on Wednesday night to discuss what your students will learn throughout this school year. I know that teachers have many wonderful experiences in store for this schoolyear.


Next week (8/30-9/3) is Safety Week. During Safety Week. All classrooms will teach lessons to help our children learn about the behavior and skills that students and adults need to use during Safety Drills (fire, tornado, and lockdown). These lessons are designed to cover the basic components of school safety without creating anxiety or worry in students.

Teachers will discuss and review the following:

  • Listening to Adults
  • Being Alert
  • Situational Awareness
  • Moving with a Purpose
  • Exit Awareness
  • Rally Point


On August 31 we will have our first practice fire drill. On September 3 we will practice a "Secure the Building and Teach" drill with our students. As these are our first drills of the school year, advance notice will be given to all students before we practice. In addition, teachers will pre-teach the expectations during those drills.


If you did not get a chance to read it, here is the link to the Builta PTA News and Notes 8.27.21


Sincerely,

Ms. Morgan

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Aimsweb CBM Assessments

Indian Prairie School District 204 will administer aimswebPlus benchmark assessments this fall to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. These brief Illinois Learning Standards aligned assessments evaluate student academic performance and growth in the areas of reading and mathematics. Specifically, depending on grade level, literacy measures will assess vocabulary, phonological awareness, word recognition, reading comprehension and reading fluency. Additionally, depending on grade level, numeracy measures will assess number sense, operations, algebraic thinking, measurement/data, geometry, fractions and ratios/proportions.


The assessment results are used by teachers and administrators to assist with instructional planning and differentiation at the grade, classroom and student level.


Should you have any questions regarding aimswebPlus, please contact Ms. Morgan.

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Upcoming Dates

8/31: Practice Fire Drill

9/1: Monthly Parent Self-Certification in ParentVUE (Parents will self-certify on a monthly basis in ParentVUE )

9/3: Practice Drill for "Secure the Building and Teach"

9/6: No School-Labor Day

9/7: No School - Building Institute Day

9/17: Fall Pictures

9/24: Builta PTA Meeting and Bingo Night