Violet Views October 2021

HOME OF THE SUPERVIOLETS

Principal's Message

How quickly October has come for us at the school level? We have been quite busy the last month and a half. We have completed diagnostics, developed individual student plans, students have created academic goals, teachers are differentiating the instruction and our students are learning how to most efficiently build their school stamina. It has been a challenging journey to get their mindset back into the everyday grind of learning in the classroom, so we are working everyday to ensure that our students continue to focus on some of their gaps in learning. COVID-19 has definitely challenged all of us to change how we view the world and how to best navigate through our daily lives. As an educational staff, we are always focused on providing the necessary care and attention to our students. Every decision we make stems from the needs that they bring to the classroom. The end of the first quarter is drawing near, so let’s continue partnering together to make sure that your students are progressing continuously throughout the school year.


"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand."

-Vince Lombardi


This month will include several State Assessments, including the 3rd grade State OST ELA testing at the end of October. We also will send information to certain grade levels about gifted testing. You will receive additional notices about all testing throughout this month.


Parent/Teacher conferences will be held this month as well. Information has been sent home. Please be sure to go online and sign up for a conference time with your student's homeroom teacher.


Our PTO will host a Fall Trunk-or-Treat event on Friday, October 29th. More information will be sent home soon!


Be Kind, Be Helpful, and Be Caring!


- Mrs. Copas

Classes Are Virtual on October 6

Please remember that classes will be VIRTUAL on Wednesday, October 6th for a staff professional development day. Classes will not meet in person but teachers will let students know how to complete their assignments virtually. There will be three more days like this during the school year and they will be on Wednesday, December 1st, Wednesday, March 2nd, and Wednesday, May 4th.

Follett Book Fair Week of October 4 - 8

Reach for the stars - Reading is a blast! Violet will be having a space themed Follett Book Fair October 4th - 8th. Students will visit the book fair during the week. Teachers will let you know which day. You can also shop online at https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com Code: MXD69. In addition to the same great books at the fair, you will find an expanded catalog online. Follett will ship your books to the school after the fair is complete. All purchases will benefit our school! Please see the flyer below.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held VIRTUALLY on the following dates:
  • Thursday, October 7th 4:45 pm - 8:15 pm
  • Monday, October 11th Kindergarten ONLY no school; Kdg conferences 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 12th NO School K-8; conferences 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Students brought home conference forms which indicate the link and classroom code to use to sign up for a conference time. Please call the office at 614-548-1500 if you have any questions.

Sam's Pumpkin Patch

Visit Sam's Pumpkin Patch at 455 Hill Road South (across from Central), between October 1-10 and they will donate 10% of your purchase to Violet Elementary PTO if you bring the attached flyer? They are open 10am - 7pm daily.

The Counselor's Corner

Panorama Survey

We would like your child’s feedback via a 20-30 minute online survey that s/he will be completing at school or home (VLA) the week of October 4th. Note that only third and fourth grade students will take the survey. The survey will provide us with social and emotional learning (SEL) information. SEL is the process through which children and adults apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. These are the skill sets that promote success in life. Please see the form below.


Testing

All testing will begin at 9:30AM. Please take note of the dates below to coordinate scheduling appointments for your child. For your child to perform their best on the test, it is important they are well rested and eat a nutritious breakfast.


Gifted Identification

Second grade students will take the forty minute Naglieri Assessment on Wednesday, October 13th. Third grade students will take the CogAT Assessment on Monday, October 11th, Wednesday, October 13th, and Thursday, October 14th. Each day of testing will take approximately thirty minutes. Please see the letter below.


Ohio State Test (3rd Grade ONLY)

English Language Arts Part I - Tuesday, 10/26

English Language Arts Part II - Wednesday, 10/27


Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age five, through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Republic of Ireland.


Red Ribbon Week

Save the date! Violet Elementary will celebrate Red Ribbon Week the week of November 1st. During the week, our building will emphasize making safe and healthy choices. More information to come!


See Mrs. Lowe's Virtual Office

Important Dates

October 4-8 Follett Book Fair

October 6 Virtual Learning Day (students not in person), Professional Development

October 7 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:45-8:15 Virtual

October 11 No School Kindergarten Only (conference day) Virtual

October 11-14 3rd Grade CogAT Assessment

October 12 No School K-8, Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00am - 7:45pm Virtual

October 13 2nd Grade Naglieri Assessment

October 15 End of the First Grading Period

October 26 3rd Grade Testing ELA, Part 1

October 27 3rd Grade Testing ELA, Part 2