Literacy & Numeracy Newsletter

Bayside 6th Grade Campus

A Note From the Principal

Dear Raider Parents,


I am excited to share that it has been a productive first quarter. Our school vision is to cultivate an environment and a tradition of academic and social excellence one child at a time. Our mission is to provide equitable opportunities to all students to reach their full potential, giving each student the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenges of the future. We will accomplish our vision and mission through utilizing transformational learning practices that involve a student-centered approach, personalized learning, promotion of student agency, culturally responsive practices, positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) and specially designed instruction. As we review and refine our methods and strategies in an on-going manner, it is essential to include your voice in our review process. Please complete the following survey to provide feedback on your experience during first quarter. Parent Survey Link. Thank you.


Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 14th as report cards will be sent home with students. Please contact your child's school counselor if you would like to schedule a parent teacher conference. 757.648.4431


You are invited to attend the upcoming School Planning Council meeting on Thursday, November 15th held at Bayside Middle School (965 Newtown Rd) at 6:00 p.m. Important information will be shared regarding our first quarter progress.


Thank you to all of our families who were able to attend the "Spaghetti with Our Super Star Students" event. We appreciate FAZOLI'S, THE OLIVE GARDEN and MARCO'S PIZZA for providing an awesome meal! We shared division information on participation in the Compass to 2025 development process. Virginia Beach City Public Schools is seeking input that will help shape the division’s 2020-2025 strategic plan. Students, parents and community members are invited to weigh in by participating in a Virtual Town Hall open now until Dec. 28.


Please read the following updates on literacy and numeracy at Bayside Sixth Grade Campus. Additionally, you will find helpful suggestions on how to help your child continue to grow academically.



Respectfully,


Camille Harmon

Principal

Numeracy 1st Quarter Highlights

During the first quarter, students have been focusing primarily on number sense concepts (integers, exponents, perfect squares, etc..) as well as computation concepts on fractions, decimals, and percentages. Quizlet Live, Quizizz, Smart Lessons, Nearpod and manipulatives are just a few tools teachers have implemented in the classroom to engage students in the learning process. Students have been collaborating with their peers on a daily basis to problem-solve rigorous activities.


In order for students to be successful, teachers are encouraging students to practice their multiplication facts as well as using IXL each night to go over concepts learned in class. If you have not signed up for Parent Portal, please do so in order to receive up-to-date student progress for all classes.

Math Resources

Literacy 1st Quarter Highlights

The English Department has been busy at Bayside 6th. Students have been working on narrative elements, which includes plot, theme, character analysis, conflict, and much more. Our next skill will be Text Structure. Please have your student to get into Study Island and work on "Text Features" and "Organizational Patterns."


Bayside 6th has also been connecting with the world with our Global Read Aloud: Refugee. Refugee is a powerful novel written by Alan Kratz. This terrific novel is about three different children with one mission: ESCAPE. One young person is from Nazi Germany, another from Cuba, and, another young person from Syria. All three young people go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge.

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Annual School Report Card

Parents will be notified of the 2018 - 2019 Annual School Report Card availability through The Core and A Slice of VBCPS. The 2018-2019 annual school report cards will be posted by Thursday, Nov. 29.