Weekly WOW - February 2, 2019

East Vincent Elementary School

GREETINGS FROM MS. SEELEY

Continuing from the past two Weekly WOWs, let's take a deeper dive into the world of tiers 2 and 3 when following the Multi-Tiered System of Support or MTSS model.


TIER 2

At EV, we have some students who fall into the tier 2 category for academics and behavior. Many students receive another dose of instruction from their classroom teacher because they are not quite meeting grade level expectations according to multiple measures. Often, tier 2 instruction occurs in the classroom, by the classroom teacher, and involves multiple doses of the tier 1 programming.


TIER 3

We have some students who qualify for tier 3 services for academics and/or behavior. The students who are considered tier 3 demonstrate academic and/or behavior skills that are below grade level expectations according to multiple measures. Often, tier 3 instruction occurs with a specialist, special education teacher, or a member of the behavior team inside or outside of the classroom. Sometimes tier 3 instruction includes supplemental programming, replacement programming, or multiple intense doses of tier 1 programming.


If your child qualifies for tier support with our specialists, you would receive a letter, which shares your child's extra instruction opportunities. Some students no longer qualify for services with our specialists because they've made growth and are close to or meeting grade level expectations. This is wonderful because the goal of services is to help the student meet or exceed grade level expectations, not get "stuck" with services during their entire school career.

SCHOOL-WIDE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SYSTEM (SWPBS)

For SWPBS, we collect a lot of data. Here are some graphs to show the improvement that we've made as a school regarding our school-wide positive behavior system. We still have room to grow, but we are moving in the right direction.

SAFETY AT EV

Mock lock down drills continued this week with grades 1 and kindergarten ACP students and staff. Students practiced exterior and interior threat lock down drills as if they were at lunch or recess. Students know the procedures if someone dangerous, unsafe, or unexpected is outside of EV or inside of EV. The main messages that students heard were to remain calm and to follow adult directions. Students and staff for grades 2, 4, 5 students will practice mock lock down drills this week.


We had a successful fire drill at EV on Monday, too.

EV NEWS BROADCAST

Due to the snow delays, the EV News Broadcast will return next week.

GRADE 6 CATS AMBASSADORS

#Choose Kindness

Pennies for Patients to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Dates: February 4-February 22
Honored Heroes 2019: Makenna Massi, OJRMS

Containers for change donations will be set outside of classrooms.


Since 2005, East Vincent has raised over $17,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!


The student and staff spotlights written by our Grade 6 CATS Ambassadors will return soon.

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GRADE 6 CATS AMBASSADORS RECOGNIZED

Grade 6 CATS Ambassadors were recognized for their impressive efforts in the Coventry Lions Food Drive aka Can Wars. Read more about the Coventry Lions of Pennsylvania and the feature story, which includes the Grade 6 CATS Ambassadors: https://coventrylions.org/
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NEWS FROM THE EV TITLE I SPECIALISTS

Check out the EV’s Readers’ Room Newsletter https://www.smore.com/zvft7-ev-readers-room


Check out the Winter Math Newsletter https://www.ojrsd.com/site/default.aspx?PageID=8007

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2032

It's that time of year again! Visit the EV Kindergarten registration webpage for the incoming Class of 2032 at https://www.ojrsd.com/site/Default.aspx?PageID=9037 …. Tell a neighbor, friend, or family member with an incoming kindergarten student!
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CALENDAR UPDATES

Remember to check our webpage calendar for school and PTA event updates at https://www.ojrsd.com/Page/12#calendar9/20190202/month. We also have our monthly rotation schedule in the QUICK LINKS sections of our webpage. You can print the schedule as a downloaded PDF. Remember, our rotation schedule changes IF we get a snow day. For example, if it snows on a day three and we have a snow day, then the next time we have school will be day three.
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NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR WEEK - FEBRUARY 4-8

This week is National School Counselor Week. Let's show Miss Weller and Miss Jen our appreciation with thoughtful notes or a kind gesture.

6th GRADE UPDATES - IMPORTANT DATES

Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the OJR Middle School Auditorium

6th Grade Parent Night - Parents encouraged to attend


Monday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m. in the EV Gym

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony - Parents encouraged to attend


Monday, June 3 at 12:15 p.m.

6th Grade Celebration - Parent volunteers only

Theme: Beach Party

JACK ROWLEY SHADE STRUCTURE FUNDRAISING UPDATE

East Vincent Elementary School PTA

340 Ridge Road

Spring City, PA 19475

February 1, 2019


Dear East Vincent Elementary families and friends,


You may remember during the last school year when the Rowley family lost their little boy, Jack. Jack, at age 5, passed away in his sleep due to complications from Epilepsy on February 10, 2018.


Mr. Rowley and his wife are both teachers in OJRSD. Doug teaches physical education at East Vincent Elementary while Jen is the music teacher at French Creek Elementary. The Rowley’s have been a part of the OJR community for over two decades. Many, many families have wanted to reach out and contribute in some way in remembrance of little Jack.


With the Rowley’s input, the East Vincent PTA and EV faculty/staff would like to honor Jack by building a shade structure for the new EV school playground – Jack LOVED being outside! We spent time over the summer gathering lots of information from the district and collecting bids. Below are the details of the plan.


The East Vincent PTA is launching a fundraising effort in the OJR community to raise money for the shade structure. Additionally, we are seeking contributions from various local companies in the forms of services or monies to help decrease the overall cost of the project. To get the project going, the process has been divided into two phases. The goal is to break ground on Phase I by late June, 2019 – after school is out for the summer so that the playground remains accessible to the students throughout the school year. To start Phase I, we will need $40,000, which is approximately half of the expected total cost; we currently have $2,100.


Would you like to be a part of helping us with this special memorial project for Jack? We are reaching out to you to ask for your support. All contributions will be dedicated solely to the Jack Rowley Shade Structure. Donations by check (made payable to EV PTA – note shade structure), cash (send in an envelope marked: EV PTA Shade Structure), and Paypal are all welcome! The link to our PTA Paypal page is https://www.ojrsd.com/Page/6900.


Thank you for your consideration. The Rowley family and the East Vincent Elementary community truly appreciate any support you are able to provide in honoring Jack.


Warmest regards,


East Vincent Elementary Faculty/Staff & East Vincent Elementary PTA

24’x40’ pad site

Details of project:

Materials required:


PHASE I

1. Existing utility location

2. Grading

3. Excavation and concrete footers

4. Steel erected

5. Concrete Slab


PHASE 2

1. Roof

2. Stone work around steel columns

3. Paint as needed

4. Dedication plaque

5. Adjacent lawn remediation

6. Furniture (picnic tables)