Fox Den Newsletter "Expect to Grow"

March 18-April 8

Our Mission and Goals

Mission Statement:

Our mission at Fletcher Elementary, through partnership with our children, families, and communities, is to educate our students by meeting the individual needs of the whole child, ensuring successful, productive, responsible citizens while providing a safe and nurturing environment.

Congratulations on achieving 5.01 growth last year!

SIP Goal 1: Fletcher Elementary will meet or exceed expected growth and meet all Annual Measurable Objectives.

SIP Objectives:

1. Our K-2 composite Reading scores will increase from 83% to 90% on grade level and our 3-5 Career and College Ready proficiency will increase from 53.3% to 75%.

2. Our K-2 math proficiency will increase from 88% to 93% on grade level and our 3-5 Career and College Ready proficiency will increase from 62.3% to 80%.

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Teacher of the Year Nominees

Congratulations to Mary Davis, Catie Grieve, Jackie Jones, and Amy Pace, who were all nominated to be Fletcher Elementary's Teacher of the Year for 2016-17!

These ladies are phenomenal teachers and any one of them would be excellent representatives of our school. Voting will take occur Monday, March 21 through Wednesday, March 23. Please come to Mrs. Featherstone's desk to vote.

21st Century Collaboration

If you were down in 2nd grade recently, you might have observed Ms. Barbour's and Mrs. Golden's classes collaborating! Students read two texts about rainforest animals, which they compared and contrasted during their literacy blocks. A student from Ms. Barbour's class was then paired with a student from Mrs. Golden's class to develop a Google Slides presentation about rainforest animals. The students worked in partners using the Chromebooks to design the slide and write informational text about each animal. All students were highly engaged and created truly amazing presentations. Mrs. Shaffer said one group asked her for help with technology, but another group quickly volunteered and the kids did the troubleshooting together without any adult assistance. Way to go!

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Fletcher Birthdays!

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Fletcher Fox Family Members! Happy birthday to you!

3/21: Cheryl Durrant

3/25: Jodie Searcy

3/29: Stacey Bolonda

4/8: Jonnie Beth Ping