Bridle Ridge Staff Update
October 14, 2016
Mission and Vision
Ray-Pec Vision: - Turning today’s learners into tomorrow’s leaders.
Ray-Pec Mission: - Preparing EACH student for a successful and meaningful life.
We are committed to building a positive and safe environment for adults and students.
We are committed to effective planning and being consistently organized.
- We are committed to differentiated instruction for all students.
NWEA Lexile Info.
NWEA LEXILE INFO.
Please plan to share the NWEA Lexile range with parents at conferences. Remember when using the NWEA reports, you will add 100 to the bottom number on the report. (For example, a range of 100-250L indicates a score of 200L.) NWEA is still a brand new assessment experience for our students and a test of standards vs. solely a basic reading comprehension assessment like SRI. Those two elements alone may very well create a new baseline of Lexile results to some degree.
End of First Quarter
The window for importing scores and entering comments is October 13th-19th. Kristin will import scores and mark term 1 closed on Wednesday, October 19th by the end of the day. Progress reports will be made available to parents on Friday, October 21st. Parent/teacher conferences are October 26th - 27th. You will use a Sign-Up Genius for parent/teacher conferences. Be sure to make comments on all 1's and use professional judgement on 2's. Thanks for your hard work!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences are Oct. 26-27
Visit with teachers about your child's academic progress
Watch for information from your child's school about Parent-Teacher Conferences on Oct. 26 and Oct. 27.
Parent-Teacher Conferences (or Student-Led Conferences at some grade levels) provide an important opportunity to learn about your child's academic progress. Often, you will see examples of student work or information about assessments.
The conferences are also a time to discuss strategies to support student learning at school and at home.
Wednesday, Oct. 26 (schools to dismiss early):
- Grades Pre-K-6: 2 to 8 p.m.
- Grades 7-12: 1 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27 (schools are not in session):
- Grades Pre-K-6: Noon to 8 p.m.
- Grades 7-12: Noon to 8 p.m.
Reminder: Schools are not in session on Friday, Oct. 28.
What About Report Cards
What about report cards?
First quarter ended on Thursday, Oct. 13Oct. 13 was the end of the first quarter, and parents of students in PreK to grade 6 will be able to access first quarter report cards onFriday, Oct. 21, via TeacherEase.
Teachers will review the information in more detail at Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Students in grades 7-8 receive progress reports every 9 weeks (quarters 1 and 3) and a semester report card at the end of each semester. Progress reports include scale scores for each course and no GPA. Only semester report cards at the middle school have letter grades. Parents can also view student scores via TeacherEase.
Students in grades 9-12 receive progress reports electronically at six-week intervals. The third report is the first semester grade, and the sixth report is the second semester grade. High school grades are reported through the Parent Portal.
Grades K-8: TeacherEase
Grades 9-12: Parent Portal
Simon Schupp-11thAmanda Kilgore-15th
Tuesday, October 18th- Boundary Committee
Wednesday, October 19th- Department Time
Thursday, October 20th-Vertical Team
Thursday, October 20th- K-12 Counselor Collaboration
Thursday, October 20th-Music Teachers
Friday, October 21st-PE Teacher Collaboration
Monday, October 24th-NWEA
Mr. Novak, you won't need to attend this session.
Tuesday, October 25th-PLC/BLT Off Campus Mtg.
Tuesday, October 25th- Picture Retakes
Wednesday, October 26th-Club Day!
Wednesday, October 26th-Early Release
PTA will provide dinner at 5:00! Sandwiches from Price Chopper, sides and desserts will be provided.
Thursday, October 27th-P/T Conferences
Friday, October 28th-No School
Monday, October 31st-APEX Teacher Huddle
Light refreshments will be available thanks to our PTA!
More information to come!
Monday, October 31st- Judith
Trunk or Treat Carnival
When: October 25th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Admission is free, but a donation of one non-perishable food item from each child that participates would be greatly appreciated. All donations will go to the local food pantry.
$.50 per ticket or $1.00 for four tickets
Activities will be one to two tickets each.
Contact Tessa Velez @ firstname.lastname@example.org
OR Emma Start @ email@example.com
One To World Cohort #4
ONE TO WORLD COHORT #4
Teachers in the One to World Cohort #4 will meet from 4:15-5:30 p.m. at Raymore Elementary on Monday, November 7th.
Wednesday, November 2nd-Faculty Meeting
Bridle Ridge will be participating in the APEX Fun Run as our fundraiser this year! Apex leaders will be in the building for two weeks to teach lessons with a LEGENDS theme on leadership that culminates in a fun run that the kids gather pledges towards. The monies that the PTA keeps will go towards our field trips and yearbooks. Additionally 10% of classroom funds goes back directly to teacher led classroom spending.
Monday Oct. 31st is the teacher "huddle" before school and at the end of the day a Pep Rally to pass out student materials. Then for 8 school days Apex coaches will present a quick leadership lesson taught. Don't worry, your kids will still get plenty of classroom time! Lessons are only 8 minutes long and teachers will sign up for the time that works best for them to not interfere with SCHOOL. On Nov. 9th is our fun run! Volunteers will be needed. For more information you can visit their facebook page or contact Kristi or Allison Bruflat.