The Keys To Learning

Monday, March 17, 2014

School wide Discipline Management Plan

Ensuring a safe and orderly learning environment is my top priority! In order to provide that our school must live by a set of rules and procedures that encourage safety, security, and a general overall well being for the students and staff.

The following documents are now being implemented school wide. Please take time to review our school rules and procedures for handling disruptive behavior.

I also ask that you take time to review the school expectations with your children. Thank you so much for your support.

Click on the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

CRCT New Testing Dates

The state has extended the standardized testing window due to the 7 missed school days because of winter weather.

The new testing dates are: Wednesday, April 30- Tuesday, May 6.

Kindergarten Registration

Another new date due to testing being shifted a week.

Kindergarten Registration is Thursday, April 24. Arcado will register new kindergarten students from 12:00PM (noon) - 6:00PM in the Media Center.

Atlanta Science Festival - A FREE FAMILY EVENT!

When: Saturday, March 29, 2014

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Centennial OLYMPIC Park

Who: Open to ALL with Special

ACTIVITIES for Kids & Adults

EXPO is a FREE Event: 80 plus

interactive, HANDS-ON activities

and performances that celebrate




Animal Encounters

Captain Planet

Roaming Robots

Maker Village

Science Café

Inflatable Planetarium

Mobile Laboratories

Live Performances

Guest Appearances

...and Much More!

For the full list of exhibitors

and performances, go to

Teaching and Learning Focus- Math Special

Ms. Prochaska our math specialist provides engaging hands on learning lessons during the specials rotation. Each lesson begins with a math warm up, spiraling math skills taught throughout the school year, as reinforcement. Once the math brain is warmed up she focuses teaching with an essential question, then modeling and practice. Next students give it a go and practice skills together in "game" format. Who doesn't love to play a game?! The lesson comes to an end with sharing and summarizing of the skill.

This week, I observed 3rd grade students engaged in a fractions lesson. The students had to determine if one fraction was greater than or less than the other fraction. Did you know the larger the denominator, the smaller the fractional part? If not, just ask an Arcado 3rd grader.

Want to learn more about fractions and other math skills. LearnZillion & Khan Academy are online resources for math instruction.

Beautification Day

You are invited to come play in the dirt with us! Saturday, March 29 from 9:00am-12:00pm is our Spring Beautification "Campus Clean Up" Day. The whole family is welcome!

Fun Run = Fun Times!

Do not delay...make sure you are registered for the Fun Run on Sunday, March 30.

Tapestry 2014

Each year GCPS highlights art instruction with a Tapestry event at the Instructional Support Center (ISC). Art from every school is displayed for a week during the month of March. Enjoy the gallery of Arcado art work and the artists!