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January News #wercharles

A Note from Mrs. Phillips

Dear Charles Families:


Welcome back Chargers! We are excited to begin a new semester. Teachers return on January 3rd and 4th for staff development.


Reminder: January 4th is an elearning day and your student must complete their work to be counted present. Students return in person on the 5th.


We hope you were able to relax and enjoy friends and family over break. If you have any needs, please let us know. We look forward to jumping back into routines and will be reviewing our school-wide expectations. We have a few months before state testing begins and our daily rigor is a priority. We ask that you try to schedule any appointments for your child after school, if possible.


Our NWEA window remains open due to quarantines throughout the district. During break, I was able to disaggregate our performance to the national norm and our percent of students reaching their personal growth goal.


Kindergarten Winter NWEA:

  • Percent of students at or above national norm in reading: 56%
  • Percent of students at or above national norm in math: 53%
  • Percent of students reaching personal growth in reading: 49%
  • Percent of students reaching personal growth in math: 39%



First Grade Winter NWEA:

  • Percent of students at or above national norm in reading: 55%
  • Percent of students at or above national norm in math: 71%
  • Percent of students reaching personal growth in reading: 55%
  • Percent of students reaching personal growth in math: 60%


Second Grade Winter NWEA:

  • Percent of students at or above national norm in reading: 58%
  • Percent of students at or above national norm in math: 63%
  • Percent of students reaching personal growth in reading: 67%
  • Percent of students reaching personal growth in math: 78%


Third Grade Winter NWEA:

  • Percent of students at or above national norm in reading: 43%
  • Percent of students at or above national norm in math: 62%
  • Percent of students reaching personal growth in reading: 55%
  • Percent of students reaching personal growth in math: 67%


Fourth Grade Winter NWEA:

  • Percent of students at or above national norm in reading: 47%
  • Percent of students at or above national norm in math: 61%
  • Percent of students reaching personal growth in reading: 36%
  • Percent of students reaching personal growth in math: 59%


For a quick NWEA MAP FAQ- please click here.


As part of our transparency, we invite you to review our data and provide any feedback you have in regards to our instructional focus. Please click this link to ask or obtain more information about NWEA testing for your child. Reports will be mailed home with report cards on January 15th.


Please click this link or see below for more information on standards being taught, for each grade level, this month.


Please don't forget your child has the opportunity to practice at home, every day, with Lexia and Dreambox. You may access both through the Clever portal by clicking here. If your child needs their username and password, please contact their teacher. I hope to see your child's name on our dashboard of growth!


As always, I'm here if you need anything. I try my best to put things out there on Dojo and Social Media. If there is anything else I can do better, please let me know. You can send a personal message via Dojo, Facebook or Twitter. You may also email me or call the office. That information is found below. Have a great new year Chargers!


Be kind, be amazing, and be YOU!


Mrs. Kirsten Phillips

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Academic Standards/Skills for January

Click the link to see what is coming up on the curriculum map for each grade level. These are the high priority standards that will be taught during core instruction.

Parent elearning FAQ

Our next elearning day is January 4, 2021

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Self-Control Video

Watch together with your family to discuss self-control.

January More Than Words: Self- Control

Click on the link to read the parent newsletter from More Than Words.

K-Kids and NEHS Buddy Bench
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The Joshua Show "The Musical"

Wednesday, Jan. 12th, 9am

380 Hub Etchison Parkway

Richmond, IN

1st grade will be attending Richmond Civic Hall to watch "The Musical."
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Richmond Melt Down

Tuesday, Jan. 25th, 9:45am

47 North 6th Street

Richmond, IN

4th grade students will visit the Richmond Melt Down
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Click on the links below for more information...

Covid-19 Resources

Mask Up 101- Information on the proper way to put on, remove, and wash a mask.


RCS Mask Guidelines


RCS Resources