Fox Den Newsletter "Expect to Grow"

September 4-18

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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.

2014-15: Met 25/27 AMOs (8/10 in reading, 10/10 in math, 6/6 in science, 1/1 for participation rate) The targets we missed were white students and students with disabilities in reading.

Although 5th Grade Science isn't in the specific goals below, here is our science data: CCR 66.2%, GLP 78.9%

Our Progress:

1. Our K-2 Reading scores will increase from 79.8% to 85% and our 3-5 Career and College Ready proficiency will increase from 53.7% to 75%.

2014-15 Reading Data

Grades 3-5: Overall CCR 53.3%, GLP, 65.6%

3rd: CCR 51.8%, GLP 65.1%; 4th: CCR 53.3%, GLP 65.6%; 5th: CCR 54.9%, 66.2%

Grades K-2: Overall Composite Score 83.47%, TRC 74.57%.

K: Comp. 90%, TRC 87%; 1st Comp. 81%, TRC 63%; 2nd: Comp. 78%, TRC 76%

2. Our K-2 math proficiency will increase from 88% to 93% and our 3-5 Career and College Ready proficiency will increase from 56.7% to 75%.

2014-15 Math Data

Grades 3-5: Overall CCR 62.3%, GLP, 74.2%

3rd: CCR 59.0%, GLP 75.9%; 4th: CCR 62.2% GLP 73.3%; 5th CCR 66.2% GLP 73.3%

Grades K-2: Overall 89.6% on grade level (HCPS average 91.3%)

K: 94%; 1st: 93%; 2nd: 82% (HCPS average K 95%, 1st 90%, 2nd 89%)

Check Out Mrs. Patton's Article!

Stephanie Patton attended an educational leadership conference this summer sponsored by Delta Kappa Gamma and had an incredible experience. The professional development was so exemplary that she wrote an article about it for their newsletter (see p. 9 on the link below). After reading what Mrs. Patton says about the sessions, I think many of you may want to attend this next summer. I would only dispute where she said had two days notice about switching grade levels (it was more like 5-6 days). ;-)

Constitution Day

Constitution Day is Thursday, September 17. All classes are expected to learn about the U.S. Constitution during this week in September according to federal law. Below are some websites to help you find ideas if you need them about how to incorporate the Constitution into your classroom. The old high school civics teacher in me is fond of this day and I hope you enjoy School House Rock's version of the "The Preamble". I am always available to come sing it to your class too that is if you want a very off key and slightly painful to hear version. :-)
School House Rock -The Preamble

Beginning of School Trainings and PDPs

Below is the link for the BOY videos just in case you still need to view them. Also, be sure after you complete each BOY item that you sign off on the Google doc on the Fletcher resources page. Thanks to everyone who has already completed everything!

Remember that PDPs are due September 11. You must write SMART Goals: S=Strategic and Student Centered M=Measurable A=Attainable R=Results driven T=Time Oriented

Make sure you see a green circle beside your self-assessment and PDP so you know you've completed each step. Once I've signed your PDP, you will receive and email and then you will need to sign your PDP as well.

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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!

9/9 Carolyn Hyatt

9/12 Susan Garren

9/16 Dianne Wells