SWE Pony Tracks
January 12, 2018
The Leader in Me
February 14: Classroom Level Spelling Bee Competitions completed
February 15th: Names of Class winners submitted to Mrs. Castle
February 21st: School Level Spelling Bee
March 8 at 6:30: District Level Bee at Parkwood
Word Lists to Consider:
Please plan to have your orders to Jewel Bean by the end of February. If she does not receive an order, it will be assumed that you will not be placing one. If you are not placing a traditional order, please provide a brief note letting Mrs. Bean know how you plan to use the money.
You may use the money on class sets of books, building libraries, classroom supplies, end of year celebrations, field trips etc.
- Choose your date
- Choose AM or PM (7:45-11:45 or 11:45-3:45)
- Email your choices to Castle for approval.
- Reserve your space (put a sign on the door of the location you choose with your day and time)
- Provide Castle with an agenda for your session.
Prior to your session, please provide an agenda to include topics, data, etc to be covered.
As always, you may order lunch to be brought in.
We may offer an additional WAVE day as the year closes.
Word Study: 5-11
Word Study: 11-15
Word Study: 10-15
Considering that the 2nd-nine weeks is coming to a close, it appears as if the spread between counted grades will fall within the same ranges as those posted above.
This a conversation to have at your grade level.
- What is being posted for a grade?
- How many grades in each area should we be collecting to provide students and families with adequate information?
- How are we addressing homework?
Coming in February
As a refresher, we send out a letter letting families know that if progress remains unchanged, their child may not pass their grade. On the letter, please make sure you provide very informative comments.
This is the first of two notices we will send this year.
Retention is an intervention, not a punishment. It is the strongest intervention we can provide. When retention is used in the correct circumstances, it works! When it is used incorrectly, we place the child at a 75% increased risk of dropping out. If we are considering a retention at this point in the year, the child should be in Tier 3 unless they are new arrivals. If a child is testing on grade level but is failing due to lack of homework, this child is not a retention candidate. Please consider these questions before sending home the letter:
1. Are they working at their best?
2. Will an entire repetition of a year's worth of content make a profound difference in this child's success?
At a Glance
January 16th: CiCi's Pizza Night
January 17: 5th Grade to Ingram Planetarium and Committee meetings (PBIS and Yearbook)
Stitz Gone-Data Teams
January 23: GRADES CLOSE
January 24: Workshop Wednesday NCCAT and NC Math conference presentations and The Leader in Me discussion
January 25th: IST 7:15
January 25-31: 2nd Nine Weeks Benchmark Window Opens
January 30: Report Cards Go Home
January 31: Castle Gone, Principal's Meeting
February 1: New to SWE Breakfast for all students enrolled in the last 30 days 8:30-9:15
February 2: Ground Hog day and 4th grade to Art Museum in Raleigh
February 6: 1st Grade Field Trip
February 7: SPT, all are welcome
February 8: K cultural Arts Field trip to NSHS