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A Pirate's Life for Me!!

March 25th, 2019

“We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education. .” -Martin Luther King Jr.

A Peek at the Week!

Mar 18-22 - NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)


Mar 27 - BEAUTIFUL DAY

Mar 28 - Plato SK8 Night 6-8pm $5.00

Mar 29 - Dunlap's Rise & Shine

Mar 29 - PIRATE PRIDE TREAT DAY

Below is the link to the Parent, Student and Teacher Guides to Spring testing (OSTP)

for grades 3, 4, & 5

https://oklahoma.onlinehelp.measuredprogress.org/parent-student-teacher-guides/

Grades 4-5 Online Practice Test


The OSTP Readiness Tool allows students the access to test-drive the iTester platform.



URL: https://okpracticetest.measuredprogress.org/student/login

Grades 4-5 Practice Questions Login:

Username: practice
Password: testing

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2ND GRADE STUDENTS WILL TAKE THE COGAT TEST THE WEEK OF APRIL 8-12.

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For the 19-20 School Year our ATTENDANCE GOAL is 97%.

EVERYDAY COUNTS...ALL DAY! EVERY DAY!!

IMPORTANT!!

We can't teach students that are not at school.


CURRENT DAILY ATTENDANCE PERCENTAGES PER GRADE LEVEL FOR THIS YEAR

K - 92.7%

1 - 94.4%

2 - 95.6%

3 - 95.0%

4 - 94.5%

5 - 95.0%

WE HAVE SOME WORK TO DO TO REACH OUR GOAL!!


LAST YEAR REPORT CARD STATS

38 schools reported no students with chronic absenteeism. (100%)

45 schools reported 1% of students with chronic absenteeism. (99%)

49 schools reported 2% of students with chronic absenteeism. (98%)

80 schools reported 3% of students with chronic absenteeism. (97%)

THIS IS OUR GOAL...97%...AND WE CAN DO IT!!!

73 schools reported 4% of students with chronic absenteeism. (96%)

80 schools reported 5% of students with chronic absenteeism. (95%)

102 schools reported 6% of students with chronic absenteeism. (94%)

132 schools reported 7% of students with chronic absenteeism. (93%)

126 schools reported 8% of students with chronic absenteeism. (92%)

129 schools reported 9% of students with chronic absenteeism. (91%)

103 schools reported 10% of students with chronic absenteeism. (90%)

126 schools reported 11% of students with chronic absenteeism. (89%)

88 schools reported 12% of students with chronic absenteeism. (88%)

94 schools reported 13% of students with chronic absenteeism. (87%)


Plato's chronic absenteeism rate for last year was 13% which earned our school a C on our state report card.


Please plan ahead so your child will be in school ALL DAY, EVERY DAY at least 97% of the time next year. This means 5 OR LESS MISSED DAYS for EVERY STUDENT for ANY REASON (excused, unexcused, activity, illness, doctor appointment, therapy appointment, counseling appointment, vacation, etc.).

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IT'S SURVEY TIME!!

Please take a few minutes to provide us with your feedback. Thank you!!



PARENT SURVEY

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PARENT18-19


STUDENT SURVEY

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3-12STUDENT18-19

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WE ARE READY FOR YOU TO COME AND REGISTER FOR OUR NEW CHECK IN/OUT SYSTEM!!

When you come to Plato please bring your driver's license to register through our new School ID system. We are asking that all parents, grandparents, and family or friends on pickup lists stop by our office between now and May to get set up in the system. We will move to the new system fully in August. This will help ensure a smooth transition to the new system. Thank you for your kindness and patience as we work through learning a new check in/out system.
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SQUARE1ART IS COMING HOME TODAY - MONDAY, MARCH 11.

Check your child's backpack this week! We are so excited! We know you will LOVE your child's artwork!


THE ORDER DEADLINE WILL BE FRIDAY, MARCH 29.

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PRACTICE! PRACTICE!! PRACTICE!!!

It's not too late!

For those that did not qualify for the Regional Competition there is a last chance ONLINE Regional Competition on April 24 from 9am to 4pm. If a student scores high enough they will be invited to attend the State Competition on Tuesday, April, 30. Also, for those interested there will be a first time ever SOFTSEVEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP held ONLINE ONLY. This competition is open to all students in the US. The competition will be on Friday, May 3 from 9am to 3pm.

TESTING BEGINS TUESDAY, APRIL 2ND!!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Please complete the training and sign up to help with State Testing.

SIGN UP TO PROCTOR A STATE TEST IN APRIL

Let us know what days you are available to help! Thank you in advance. We need several volunteers to cover all 3rd-5th grade classrooms. See link for additional details.

CLICK HERE to complete the State Test Proctor Training

If you are willing to proctor one or more days in April for our 3rd-5th grade state testing please watch the training, take the quiz, then print or email your completion certificate to kristina.abel@duncanps.org.

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"Kindness extended, received, or observed beneficially impacts the physical health and feelings of everyone involved." -Wayne Dyer

LET’S BE RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL & KIND!

Kindness grows, leaders bloom & knowledge is spread!


Our Core Value for February & March is KINDNESS

It means wanting to do good and bring happiness to others.


Our LIFE PRINCIPLE this week is loyalty. It means faithfulness to others.


Our quotes for this week:

I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody. - Benjamin Franklin


Relationships are built on trust and loyalty. Without that, you have nothing. ~UKA

Core Character Values: Teamwork, Integrity, Leadership, Kindness & Perseverance

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PTO Facebook Page

Like our page and visit often for the latest PTO News and Updates!!

THANK YOU FOR DONATING TO THE STEAM HOUSE!!!

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Find us, Like us, Follow us!!

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IMPORTANT DATES


2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

IMPORTANT:

Every Monday is Late Start Monday. School starts at 9:30am every Monday!!

Every Tuesday is #piratepride! Please wear your Plato spirit shirt and your Plato hat.

Every Friday is Fans Wear Red Friday to show that we are #duncanproud!!


The 1st Tuesday of every month is PIRATE PRIDE TREAT DAY!

The 2nd & 4th Monday of every Month is our PAPA JOHN'S FUNDRAISER DAY! Our school will receive a portion of profit on this day! This is a yummy way to support our school!


Late Start Monday Programming

K-3 Classes (Weekly rotations of Makerspace, Music, Games, and STEM Bins) & 4-5 STEM/Archery - Please be at school by 8:15 if you are attending. If you are not attending please do not come until 9:15. Thank you!!



SCHOOL HOURS

7:45am Doors Open

7:55am Breakfast

8:15am Rise & Shine in the Gym

8:30am School Begins

11:00am K-1st Lunch & Recess

11:45am 2nd-3rd Lunch & Recess

12:30pm 4th-5th Lunch & Recess

3:30pm School is Dismissed

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HEALTHY SNACK IDEAS FOR MARCH!!!

Our school has been awarded as a Certified Healthy School of Excellence! We are very proud of our designation. Click on the link to access healthy treat ideas to send with your child for their snack time each day!

RESOURCES

AR Code of Conduct & Genre Wars

Learn about the reading programs our library is promoting this year! We hope your child will choose one and participate! READERS ARE LEADERS!!!

A Parent's Guide to Accelerated Reader

STAR reports for your student will be coming home on Monday, Sept 10th. This score is how we determine intervention/enrichment needs as well as AR reading levels and AR goals for each 9 weeks. Students are STAR tested once a month to check progress.

Accelerated Reader Book Finder

Searching for books with a corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® quiz is easy with Accelerated Reader Bookfinder®.