NPSS Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 6 May 2016


Monday, May 16th at 3:30PM-Delaware Valley University Information Session @CIU20

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Friday, May 20th-EOY Benchmark Due Date

Monday, May 23rd-Title I/Act 89 Parent Engagement Night

Tuesday, May 24th-NPSS Staff Meeting with Teachers

Thursday, May 26th-NPSS Staff Meeting with Counselors

Wednesday, June 8th-Title I Coordinators' Meeting

Wednesday, June 15th-Literacy Symposium at Desales University

Thursday, June 16th-Aims Web Training for Math Committee (tentative)

Tuesday, July 19th-Gifted Seminar at Carbon-Lehigh IU21

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  • HELP NEEDED! Please encourage your Title I/Act 89 families to attend the Parent Engagement Night on May 23rd from 5:30-7:30 PM at the IU. Please complete the Parent Involvement Night Google sheet that Paige shared with everyone so that we can keep track of how many families are attending and so that we can plan accordingly.

  • Below is a link to a New Special Report from Education Week on Improving Opportunities for English-Language Learners. Although it discusses ELL students in public schools, it is my understanding based on feedback from teachers in our department that we are seeing an increase in our non-public schools as well. Thank you to Michelle B. for sharing.

  • If you have your Form A post-assessment completed, please email it to Todd ASAP. At your EOY meeting, please be prepared to discuss components where you scored yourself "Distinguished" on the post-assessment section. Feel free to share evidence/examples as well.

  • If applicable, please be prepared to share your SLO data at your end-of-year final evaluation meeting. We will use this data to score the success of your SLO.

  • The Literacy Symposium will be an approved flex day for the 2016-2017 school year for Act 89 staff. Please come and participate on June 15th!



  • EOY Benchmarking for DIBELS Next

  • Kathleen Dariano ordered the following materials from the 95 Percent Group for each teacher at each site :Phonics Chip Kit Basic, the Phonics Chip Kit Advanced, the Phonics Chip Kit Multisyllable, and the Multisyllable Cards. The company will provide us with a one hour webinar in the Fall.


  • EOY Benchmarking for Aims Web


Fred the Therapy Dog will be our special guest at the Parent Engagement Night on May 23rd. Look at that face. The kids will love him. Spread the word!
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