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February 2022 Newsletter

A Message from Dr. Vlcan

Happy February! The second semester is in full swing and the busiest time of the school year is quickly approaching. I encourage you to PLEASE follow us on Facebook (@PostonRoadElementary) and connect with Class Dojo. These are the two ways we communicate and update you on current happenings.

Upcoming Events

February 9th - 3rd Nine Weeks Midterms Posted


February 11th - Group/Club Picture Day


February 14th - Valentine's Day Parties


February 21st - Presidents' Day (No School, Snow Make-up Day if needed)


February 24th - Kindergarten Fair for incoming Kindergarten Students


March 11th - 3rd Nine Weeks Ends


March 16th - Report Cards Go Home


March 21-25 - Spring Break

Poston Road's Vision/Mission Statements

Our Vision:

"Creating Globally-Minded, Lifelong Learners"


Our Mission:

Teach for excellence

Inspire academic achievement

Goal driven students

Everyone reaches their potential

Respectful & responsible citizens

Safe learning environment

Student HANDBOOK

Policies and procedures

Skyward Family Access:

Skyward Family Access is a website that allows parents to access information about the student. For your login credentials - please contact Mrs. Markitan at: brenda.markitan@msdmartinsville.org

Yearbook Orders (Online ONLY)

Yearbook order deadline: Friday, March 11, 2022


Cost: $13.00


Online Orders Only:

http://www.interstate.com/order


Code: 62713R

Kindergarten Enrollment

Did you know that people who speak more than one language have improved memory, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, enhanced concentration, ability to multitask, and better listening skills?


Our Spanish Immersion program at Poston Road Elementary allows students the opportunity to learn Spanish through their daily subject areas all while mastering the same academic standards required by the state as the non-Spanish Immersion students. At the elementary level, the program begins in kindergarten and goes through fourth grade.


We are now enrolling kindergarten students for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2022.


Enroll your child in Kindergarten:

To enroll your child in kindergarten, click on the link below:

CLICK HERE to enroll in Kindergarten


Enroll your child in the Spanish Immersion Program:

To enroll your child in Poston Road's Spanish Immersion program, click on the link below:

CLICK HERE to enroll in the Spanish Immersion Program



For more information, please contact our office at (765) 342-8408.

BOOK BINGO

We will be hosting our very first Book BINGO on Tuesday, March 1st. Come and enjoy some snacks and BINGO from 6:00PM-7:00PM. Winners of the BINGO games will get to pick a book to take home! The cost is free. Due to space, we are limited to 180 people. You MUST sign up by Friday, February 25th to come (first come, first serve).


CLICK HERE to sign up to attend.

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We will be hiring an additional Spanish teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Please share the information above with anyone who may be interested.

State Testing Dates (3rd & 4th Grade ONLY)

IREAD-3 (3rd Grade Only):

March 7th - 11th


ILEARN: (3rd & 4th Grade)

Apr. 18th – May 13th

2 Hour Delay Schedule

When school is on a two-hour delay, students may enter the building at 10:25AM.


The tardy bell will ring at 10:40AM. The end of the day dismissal times will remain the same.


Lunch schedule on 2 Hour Delay days:

10:50-11:15 – Kindergarten

11:15-11:40 - 1st Grade

11:40-12:05 - 4th Grade

12:05-12:30 - 3rd Grade

12:30-12:55 - 2nd Grade


Note: There will be NO breakfast on 2-hour delay days.

Inclement Weather:

As we begin a busy season of school and holiday activities, we would like to make you aware of our procedures and communication plan concerning the possibility of inclement weather:

  • Weather decisions are made by our team who monitor conditions closely.
  • When determining a delay, early dismissal or cancellation of school, countywide weather conditions are reviewed. In addition, we utilize the National Weather Service website @ www.nws.noaa.gov/om/cold/wind_chill.shtml


Communication

Before school, a decision will be made by 5:30 AM and communicated to you and your family in the following ways:

  1. Staff/ parents will be notified through an all-call using School Messenger. (Telephone numbers are generated from our Skyward database. At your convenience, please check Skyward to ensure your telephone number is up-to-date for this academic year.)
  2. Communication will be added to the district's website and social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MSD of Martinsville
  3. Communication will be sent to the following radio and TV stations: WCBK, WISH 8, WRTV-6, WTHR-13, Fox-59.
  4. This information can also be found on our website, https://www.msdofmartinsville.org/safety/.
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Bus Tracking App:

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Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Arrival:
  • Doors open at 8:25AM (we do not have staff members available to supervise students before 8:25) Please DO NOT drop them off at the door prior to 8:25.
  • Door 2 & Door 8 are both options for drop off. It is your preference on which door you would like to drop your child off at. Please pull up along the sidewalk before letting your child out of the car. DO NOT allow your child to cross in front of cars.


Dismissal:

  • Dismissal bell rings at 3:20PM
  • Walkers will be dismissed out Door 2 & Door 8 first.
  • Next, the students riding buses and daycare vans will dismiss out of Door 2.
  • If you are picking up your child, grades PK-1 as well as Senora Fox/Mrs. Werne's 2nd graders (and older siblings) will be picked up at Door 2. Students in grades 3&4 as well as Mrs. Percifield's second graders will be picked up at Door 8. Please stay in your car, we will bring your child out to you.