March 18, 2016
What a fun Theater Week!
Save the Date: Open House
District Presentation: "The Parenting Recipe" **DATE CHANGE**
Brookside School PSO is hosting a special guest speaker event...
Dr. Sileo is an acclaimed author, national speaker, and licensed psychologist, and will be visiting on Wednesday April 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
The Parenting Recipe: The 5 Key Ingredients to Effective Parenting
Are you struggling with parenting your child, tween or teen? This lecture will teach you the tools to navigate the challenges of parenting today. Dr. Frank J. Sileo, a licensed psychologist and award winning children's author will offer parents advice on how to implement the Parenting Recipe to help you parent in today's world. He will also talk about how to parent around video games and other electronics. Dr. Sileo will also have a Q&A after his lecture.
Please click the link below to register for the event.
A Note Regarding Community Flyers...
In our on-going efforts to reduce paper and go green, the district is piloting an online opportunity for managing the flyers we receive from our community partners. If you click on http://bit.ly/WWRSDcommunityflyers you will be taken to the community portion of our website where you can access: 1) the newest flyers received in the current week, 2) flyers received previously and are still active, and 3) an archive of older flyers that are no longer active, but available for your review.
PARCC Talking Points
As the PARCC assessment draws closer, I will be sending out informational updates to keep you abreast of important information about the test.
Study Commission Started by Governor Christie Reaffirms Commitment to PARCC
The Study Commission on the Use of Student Assessments in New Jersey issued its final report on January 11, 2016. The commission's charge was to review and make recommendations to the Governor regarding the quality and effectiveness of student assessments administered to K–12 students in New Jersey. The report states, “The Study Commission recognizes that Statewide standardized assessments are an important part of a comprehensive school improvement initiative and are necessary to provide equity in education and accountability for results. Based on information available at this time, the Study Commission recommends that the State of New Jersey continue its membership and participation in the PARCC consortium and annually administer the PARCC instrument as its Statewide assessment.”
PARCC Testing Dates 2016
Grade 3: May 2nd-5th
Grades 4 & 5- May 9th-12th