Your Weekly Update from Bennett-Hemenway Elementary School
Five Things You Need to Know
1- SCHOOL & DISTRICT REPORT CARDS FROM DESE
Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas. https://reportcards.doe.mass.edu/2022/01980005
The report card includes multiple measures of a school’s performance – more than just MCAS scores. It represents a new way of looking at school performance, by providing information on student achievement, teacher qualifications, student learning opportunities, and more.
Report cards are designed to be useful tools for everyone connected to our school. Families can use the information to have meaningful conversations with us about what the school is doing well and where there is room for improvement. Community and education leaders can use the information to better understand how to support students and our school.
We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our school. We see parents as critical partners in the success of our students and school, and we are grateful for your continued support.
If you have questions about our school’s report card, would like to become involved in school improvement activities, or would like to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher, please contact me at email@example.com. To see our district’s report card or to search for other schools’ report cards, visit this link.
2 - FEBRUARY BREAK, NO SCHOOL FEBRUARY 20-24TH
3 - DROP OFF LINE: KINDERGARTEN & 1ST GRADE PARENTS!
Our morning drop off line depends on the parents in our community. In March, we are looking for the parents of Kindergarten and 1st grader's to help our students out of the cars and to the right place. Live drop-off starts at 8:05 and volunteers are asked to be there from 8:00 to 8:20.
4 - HOW BIG IS MY PROBLEM?
We all have problems. It is how we respond to these challenges that are expected or unexpected. Our counselors often use this helpful chart when supporting a student when they need help. By helping students identify the size of a problem, we help them figure out how to respond to certain feelings and brainstorm ways to help them work through the situation. It is a colorful graphic to keep handy and use as a resource.
5 - **UPDATE** NPS PARENT ORIENTATION NIGHT- THURSDAY MARCH 30TH, @7:00PM
Virtual Live Stream on YouTube with Elementary School Principals
Parents of incoming Kindergarten students are invited to meet with the Elementary School Principals to learn more about the Kindergarten onboarding process, overall curriculum goals, and how Natick Public Schools works to support its youngest learners. Principals will discuss the orientation process (parent orientation, student assessment, and student orientation) and the modifications in place to support safety at school. Also discussed will be programming and services and the calendar of important events. This evening will help you prepare for your child’s transition into kindergarten. Building-based meetings will be hosted in May to review building-specific procedures. Links will be shared via email closer to these dates.
- Title I: Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title II
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title VI
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5