Drake Doings

12/18/2015 Weekly Update

Mrs. Solecki says THANK YOU to our Winter Workshop volunteers. Everyone had a great time crafting special items for their loved ones.

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Kindergarten Informational Meeting

Do you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten in 2016? If so, you should consider attending an informational meeting at Muraski Elementary school on the evening of Thursday, January 28th, at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information.

Actual Kindergarten registration will take place in the spring at the new BOE office at 18199 Cook Ave. Registration packets will be available in the elementary buildings after the holiday break.

Registration time will be from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Dates for registration are as follows:

- Chapman Elem. - M, March 14, 2016

- Kinsner Elem. - T, March 15, 2016

- Muraski Elem. - W, March 16, 2016

- Surrarrer Elem. - Th, March 17, 2016

- Whitney Elem. - F, March 18, 2016

Click here for more information.

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The Strongsville City Schools Guidance Department is sponsoring a presentation that is valuable to all parents of school-age children. As the title above suggests, parents and school staff need to work together to help develop "cyber-consciousness". The internet has reshaped our lives. Information gathering and communication are dramatically enhanced. But there are dangers. As the adults who shape the lives of SCS students, we need to make sure we know about those dangers, and know what to look for. This one-hour presentation will help your understand how to help keep you student(s) safe. But space is limited. Click here to view information about how to sign up.

District News:

Parent Technology Survey - Please help us serve you and your family better by taking this short technology survey for parents. We value your feedback and thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

PARCC Assessment Family Score Reports Sent Home - The Ohio Department of Education has recently released the 2014-15 family score reports for the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) tests that students took last spring. For grades 3-6, these reports are being sent home with students TODAY, Friday, December 18th.

Parent Representatives Needed on K-5 Committee - As a district, we are considering implementing trimesters in K-5 starting in the 2016-17 school year, while keeping grades 6-12 on a quarterly reporting schedule. Based on the favorable results of an initial survey sent to staff, we are looking to create a committee to further explore this idea. Meetings would begin after the first of the year and be held at 4:00 p.m. on an as needed basis, based on the work of the group. We are looking for K-5 parents to be a part of this committee. If you are interested in being a member of this committee, please click here to submit your interest.

Your Student's Reading Level - When you go online to view your student's second quarter grade card, you will notice some new information. Based on "Guided Reading" assessments and progress monitoring, the district will report the reading level for all K-5 students. You should see one of these three descriptors; At Level, Above Level, Below Level. If you have questions about your student's reading level, please contact his/her teacher.

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