Principal's Newsletter

June 5, 2016

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Against All Odds...We Can and WILL Succeed!!

Our Last Week Until Summer Break

Thank you to everyone for their cooperation during testing. It went really well and the auditors were pleased. Testing will still continue throughout this week. Specials will resume on Tuesday, June 7th and Friday, June 10 is an Early Release Day. I have listed a few reminders for the last week of school.

  • Instruction must continue the entire week. Maintaining structure in classrooms will also decrease the likelihood of behavioral infractions.

  • Observations will be done during this time as well (invites will be sent) Post and Summative conversations will take place on Thursday and Friday of next week. There will be someone to relieve you during this time.

  • We will have a faculty meeting on June 10th beginning at 2:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

School Improvement Plan Goals:

K-2 SIP Goal (mclass)

Kindergarten Goal: 36%

1st Grade Goal: 68%

2nd Grade Goal: 35%

3-5 Reading Goal:

33% Striving for 50%

AIG Reading Goal for EOG:

3rd Grade: 81%

4th Grade: 77%

5th Grade: 88%

ESL Reading SIP Goal for EOG:


EC Reading SIP Goal for EOG:


3-5 Math Goal:

39%-Striving for 50%

5th Grade Science Goal:

27% proficiency-Striving for 50%

Very Important Information and Reminders

  • Each team will create their own supply list. You may use your own graphics and etc. for visual appeal. These will be translated and distributed during the summer, posted on the website, and issued during Open House.

  • Class List for next year: All grade chairs (K-4) received information concerning the process for completing the student placement cards for next year. Once again, these will be due by June 9th. Each team will work together to create the class list for next year. Administration will assign teachers for each class list.

  • Each team will receive monthly feedback on their Student Work Display in the hallway using the attached rubric. The due dates for all Student Work displays to be updated to expectations are listed below:

  • Please complete the End of Year Checklist and submit before leaving for the summer on or before 3:00 p.m. on June 14th. Thank you.

  • Please remember to call my cell phone or text me, if you have an emergency and were not able to put in a leave form for your absence. (919) 607-3822. Leaving Campus: If you would like to leave campus, during your lunchtime, please sign out in the front office. Everyone from your team should not leave at one time. At least 2 members of your team should be present. It is important that your return promptly. If you need to leave outside of this time, a conversation should first happen with Administration only.

Show your School Spirit!!!

Every Friday, students and all staff members will wear Purple and Gold or your W.G. Pearson Shirts, as a representation of our Tiger Pride!!! We want want everyone to know how much we absolutely love working at W.G. Pearson Elementary School, the best school in Durham, NC...period!!!
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Dates to Remember

  • June 6th -5th grade Science EOG continues
  • June 6th - June 10th Make ups and 3rd grade RTA assessment
  • June 8th- Pre-K Graduation -9:30 and 10:30
  • June 8th- EOG reward celebration (Schedule will be sent soon)
  • June 9th- Kindergarten Graduation -10:00 a.m.
  • June 9th -5th Grade Graduation- 6:00 p.m.
  • June 10th - last day of school
  • June 10th - Faculty Meeting 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • June 13th- Required Workday
  • June 14th - Workday ( not required)
  • June 14th- End of year Checklist due by 3:00 p.m. or before to Ms. Hayes