Trojan Times

Elementary Office Update

Greetings NC Elementary Families,

I hope this email finds your family well and enjoying the warm up that we are having today. You know you live in Wisconsin when 24 degrees feels wonderful. I wanted to take the time to reach out and share few updates.


Elementary Literacy Curriculum


A team of elementary teaching staff has been working since last spring as part of our Elementary Literacy Committee. We have spent a significant amount of time reading research about literacy best practices and current brain research on how children best learn to read. Given our new learning and the availability of more strongly aligned curriculum - the team worked through the process of reviewing different options. The team brought forward a recommendation to the school board on 2/17/2021. The board approved the adoption of Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) curriculum in grades K-5. The program is based around the Science of Reading. It's key components include systematic phonics instruction, engaging background knowledge building units, and strong writing instruction components. We look forward to sharing more about CKLA with our families and collaborating together to support your children. (See video below of overview!) I am so excited for our school to be on this journey and can't wait to see the student growth and engagement in the fun thematic units.


Link with overview of program


Instructional Programing

The school board meeting yesterday included a look at the instructional programing at North Crawford. The board did not make any shifts for the Elementary.


Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

A note is being sent home with your child about our spring parent teacher conferences. They will be held via zoom. The link will again be posted on our Elementary Website. You will click on the underlined link next to your child's teacher.


Upcoming Dates:

2/25 - 4K Screening Day

3/3 - Parent Teacher Conferences

3/1-3/5 - Read Across America Week! Be on the lookout for fun dress up days and reading celebrations!

3/15-3/19 - Spring Break


Be Well,

Amanda Killeen

Elementary Principal

Akilleen@ncrawford.k12.wi.us

608-624-5201 ext 232

Valentine's Day Fun!

Big picture

Food Service Reminder

The Food Service department is working hard planning meals for Spring Break for our students. A special sign-up has been created for those that will want meals for March 15-19. Meals will be available at our regular pick-up time on Tuesday, March 9th. You must sign up using the link below to receive the meals for that week. The deadline to register is March 4th, but we would appreciate you registering sooner if possible. Please submit a new response for each child needing meals. Meals are available to all children age 18 and younger. Thank you for supporting your district by taking free school meals.

https://forms.gle/imSChomhb9vF1CQ16

Resources

Check out the blog post by Wisconsin Children's Hospital for book ideas to celebrate Black History Month. Link to Blog Post

Overview of our new ELA Program!

Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) - Bring the World to Kids