The Pawsome Print
October 1, 2021
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Dear Pawsome Loring Families,
Back to School Nights happened this week and conferences are coming up. It is really great to be back in the swing of things.
Don't Forget - Wednesday, October 6th is an Early Release Wednesday!
Loring Library Announcements
The Library will be sponsoring an online book fair in November. Read more here: Loring Fall Book Fair
The Library is preparing for a Summer Reading Fair in June. Do you have new or gently used children's books you would like to donate to the Library? Read more here: Summer Reading Book Fair
Thank you and feel free to contact me anytime!
Amy Stout - Librarian
New Literacy Assessments
This year Sudbury is implementing two new literacy assessments for all K-5 students. Both of these assessments will track students’ progress over time and provide educators with relevant and timely data that will help inform instruction. Students in grades K-2 will participate in the DIBELS literacy screener 3 times per year to assess letter and word reading skills. Students in grades 3-5 will participate in the Track My Progress online assessment 3 times per year, which will assess comprehension, vocabulary, and language skills. The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessments will still occur as usual. All of these assessments give us information about student learning and how we can be support all of our learners.
Quarantine Learning Plans
There have been some questions coming in about Quarantine Learning Plans and I wanted to share a little bit of information. When a student is placed in quarantine/isolation as a result of exposure to/contraction of COVID-19, the school will develop a Quarantine Learning Plan. The development of the plan will take 1-2 school days once we know the child will be out for the extended amount of time. This plan will outline the learning priorities and modalities for a continuation of learning while a student must remain at home. Each plan will be developed with several factors in mind such as the specific student, the grade level content and curriculum, the duration of the quarantine, and other circumstances.
If a student is sick, they should focus on rest and recovery. If a student is asymptomatic, we expect them to remain connected to the classroom community and learning.
We STILL Need Help!
Why & How to Talk to Young Kids About Race | Talking Race & Kids Webinar
SERF Student Grant
October Lunch Updates
Loring Core Values
At Loring School, we are PAWSOME because we show our Core Values! These values are part of everyday life at Loring and reinforced in the classroom, on the playground and all around school. Students are taught the meaning of each word and how they make us better students and citizens.
Respect ~ Responsibility ~ Caring ~ Best Effort
The Loring Pledge
The Loring Pledge is said every morning during announcements. Loring students embody our pledge and we hope this stays with them not only when they are at school but home as well.
I am respectful
I am responsible
I am caring and kind
I show best effort
I am part of the Pawsome Loring Community
Important Upcoming Dates - Please mark your calendars!
September 15-October 15
Hispanic Heritage Month
Early Release Wednesday
Coffee with the Principals!
Indigenous Peoples' Day - No School