Trantwood Times

"Captivating Every Student, Every Day!"

Kudos - singing the praises of our staff :)

Gigantic thanks to Karen Francis and Becky McCallum for organizing and setting up the Volunteer Luncheon. The volunteers felt very appreciated and loved enjoying a lunch with their child.

Kudos to our entire school for pitching in to make our VIE luncheon such a hit. Your contributions were fantastic additions to the salad bar.

Awesome job first grade inviting the Grandparents in so your students could practice their interviewing skills. The Grandparents had miles of smiles being with your students!

Kudos to fourth grade for graciously welcoming a few additions to their classroom this week. Your love and care for them will make all the difference.

Many hands make for light work award goes to Hannah Phelps, Bessie Tetsis, Karen Francis, and Cazzy Roberts for helping to move desks from one classroom to another.

Due Dates and Reminders


  • Teachers review PLP report in your portfolio to verify your PLP records, April 3 – May 6
  • Formative Option # 2 due May 11, 2016
  • Professional Goals due May 13, 2016

Happy Birthday


Kim Odom, May 1

Cazzy Roberts, May 3

Wendy Jaffe, May 6

Patsy Eikenbary, May 11

Megan Bailey, May 14

Education Foundation Grant Opportunities


Both the Schoolwide Application (comprehensive project awards $2,000 to $5,000) and Innovative Learning Project Application (awards up to $2,000) are linked from vbcps.com.

These Spring grant applications are due May 6!

Quarterly Assessments, SWAPS, DRA2, RI, MI, etc. dates

April 5 - May 3
  • Q 3 Science & Social Studies Assessments (gr. 2 - 5)
  • Q 3 Math Cumulative Assessment for Quarters 1-3 (gr. 3-5)
  • Q 3 Math Assessment (gr. 2)
  • Q 3 Language Arts Cumulative Assessments (gr. 2-5)


April 11 - May 13

  • RI (SRI) (gr. 3 - 5)


April 11 - May 13

  • SWAPS (gr. 3 - 5)


May 2 - June 3
  • DRA2 (gr. k - 5)


May 20 - June 17

  • Q 4 Science and Social Studies Assessment (gr. 2-5)
  • Q 4 Math Cumulative Assessment (gr. 1 & 2)
  • Q 4 Language Arts Cumulative Assessment (gr. 2)


June 1 - June 17

  • MI (SMI) gr. 5

SOL Test Dates

Thursday, May 19: Grade 4 Reading, Part 1

Friday, May 20: Grade 4 Reading, Part 2

Monday, May 23: Grade 4 Math, Part 1

Tuesday, May 24: Grade 4 Math, Part 2

Wednesday, May 25: Grade 5 Reading, Part 1

Thursday, May 26: Grade 5 Reading, Part 2

Tuesday, May 31: Grade 5 Math, Part 1

Wednesday, June 1: Grade 5 Math, Part 2

Thursday, June 2: Grade 3 Reading, Part 1

Friday, June 3: Grade 3 Reading, Part 2

Monday, June 6: Grade 3 Math, Part 1

Tuesday, June 7: Grade 3 Math, Part 2

Wednesday, June 8: Grade 5 Science

Thursday, June 9: Grade 5 History

Estuary Science Memo - Let's take a team from Trantwood!

In an email sent out last Friday, April 22 from Mrs. Kurz, you will find a memo regarding an opportunity to learn more about estuaries. It's an amazing opportunity. Here's the website to sign up for this amazing free opportunity! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ym62OKWa2HXBCFQoX629xrVTNPih3Zz3jfUcTeX709Y/viewform?edit_requested=true


Right now, Megan Bailey, Melissa Moore, and LA Metzger will be attending. We'd love for you to join us to have fun on the water learning more about estuaries, watersheds, etc.

May


May 1- 7: National Physical Education and Sports Week

May 2 – 6: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 1 – 8: National Music Week

May 8 – 14: Food Allergy Awareness Week

May 9 – 15: National Children’s Book Week

May 15 – 21: National Education Bosses’ Week

May 2 - 6, 2016


Monday, May 2:


  • Citizen of the Month Ceremony, 2:00 p.m.
  • Cornhole Tournament starts! outside kg/gr 1 or in the cafeteria (if raining)
  • SOL Cardinal Tutoring Club, 2:40 – 4:20 p.m.


Tuesday, May 3:

National Teacher Appreciation Day


  • SOL Cardinal Tutoring Club, 7:20 – 7:50 a.m.
  • Special treat 2:45
  • Cornhole Tournament continues
  • Girls on the Run, 2:40 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Officer and Homeroom Rep Meeting (final meeting), 2:40 – 3:30 p.m.
  • ILT Meeting, 3:00 p.m.
  • PTA Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, May 4:


  • SOL Cardinal Tutoring Club, 7:20 – 7:50 a.m.
  • Lunch provided by our fabulous PTA!
  • Art Club, 2:40 – 4:00 p.m.
  • STEM, 2:40 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Spanish Immersion Parent Information Night at Alanton, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Thursday, May 5:


  • SOL Cardinal Tutoring Club, 7:20 – 7:50 a.m.
  • STEM, 2:40 – 4:30 p.m.


Friday, May 6:


  • Breakfast Cart delivered right to you!
  • Mother’s Day Tea, Moore and Trievel at 9:00 a.m.
  • Mother’s Day Tea, Chandler and Richards, 10:00 a.m.
  • Grade 2, SPCA Compassion Classroom, 1:00 p.m.
  • SCA Officer and Homeroom Rep Celebration, 2:40 – 3:30 p.m.
  • PTA BINGO Night 6:30 p.m.

PL on Personalized Learning: May 17, 2016, 2:55 in the library

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SOL Training Dates

May 4, 3:00 - 3:45

May 5, 8:20 - 9:00

May 9, 8:20 - 9:00

May 11, 3:00 - 3:45

May 9 - 13, 2016

Monday, May 9:

SOL Cardinal Tutoring Club, 2:40 – 4:20 p.m.

Reading Banquet, VB Convention Center, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 10:

SOL Cardinal Tutoring Club, 7:20 – 7:50 a.m.

Girls on the Run, 2:40 – 4:00 p.m.

Chorus Practice, 2:40 – 4:00 p.m.

PAC Meeting, 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11:

SOL Cardinal Tutoring Club, 7:20 – 7:50 a.m.

Art Club, 2:40 – 4:00 p.m.

STEM, 2:40 – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 12:

SOL Cardinal Tutoring Club, 7:20 – 7:50 a.m.

Green Cardinals, 2:40 – 4:00 p.m.

SCA Interest Meeting, 2:40 – 3:30 p.m.

STEM, 2:40 – 4:30 p.m.

PTA Dinner, First Colonial HS, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 13:

Field Day

Corrective Action - Referring Students for a Suspected Disability

Principals have been asked to remind all division employees of the Virginia regulations regarding the obligation to address parent referrals for evaluations.


A recent memo shared that in one instance, the VDOE found VBCPS in non-compliance regarding the obligation to make timely referrals to the special education administrator upon receipt of a request for evaluation from a parent. According to the Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Student with Disabilities in Virginia, a reevaluation shall be conducted if the child's parent(s) or teacher requests an initial evaluation or reevaluation. All school division employees are obligated to notify the designated special education administrator (Mrs. Z) when an evaluation is requested by a parent. The meeting must be conducted within 10 days of the parent request and the evaluation process completed within 65 days.


In short, if a parent tells you they think their child may have a disability, please tell Mrs. Z immediately. Do not put the child's name in an email. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Z.

End-Of-Year Date for Library Media Services

Friday, June 3 has been identified as the final date for circulation of library materials to students. The following library media services will be provided through the last day of school:

  • The library media centers will remain open for instruction, including lessons led by the library media specialist or other instructional personnel and for students to work in small groups or individually to complete assignments.
  • All print resources and equipment will remain available for faculty use. Circulation for faculty will continue until the last day of school, Friday, June 17.

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Future Planning

April

April 30 – May 6: Teachers review PLP report in your portfolio to verify your PLP records

May

May 2 - 6: National Teacher Appreciation Week

May 16 - 20: National Education Bosses Week

May 1: School Lunch Super Hero Day

May 3: National Teacher Appreciation Day

May 4: Spanish Immersion Program Parent Night, 6:30 pm, Alanton ES

May 6:

SCA officer and Home room Reps Celebration, 2:40 p.m.

PTA Pizza Bingo Night

May 11: National School Nurse Day

May 12:

Interest Meeting for SCA Elections, 2:40 p.m.

May 13:

Field Day/Health Safety Day

May 16:

Rain Date for Field Day/Health Safety Day

May 17:

SOL Parade, 2:00

Progress Reports Issued

PTA General Meeting and Grade 5 Strings Program

May 19: SOL - Grade 4 Reading, Part 1

May 20:

SOL – Grade 4 Reading, Part 2

SCA Officer Application Packet Due by 3:00 p.m.

May 23: SOL - Grade 4 Math, Part 1

May 24: SOL - Grade 4 Math, Part 2

May 25:

SOL – Grade 5 Reading, Part 1

SCA Elections held during school (electronically)

May 26: SOL – Grade 5 Reading, Part 2

May 27: Announcement of New SCA Officers

May 30: Memorial Day Holiday

May 31:

SOL - Grade 5 Math, Part 1

SCA Installation of New Officer Practice, 2:40 p.m.

June 1: SOL – Grade 5 Math, Part 2

June 2:

SOL – Grade 3 Reading, Part 1

SCA Installation of New Officers, 8:30 a.m. (Grades 3, 4, 5 invited)

June 3: SOL – Grade 3 Reading, Part 2

June 6: Grade 3 Math, Part 1

June 7: Grade 3 Math, Part 2

June 8: SOL - Grade 5 Science

June 9: SOL - Grade 5 History

June 16: Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony, Cafeteria at 12:30 p.m.

June 17:

Last Day of School, Adjusted Dismissal Day

Grade 5 Fun Day Activities

June 20:

Staff Day

Custodian Appreciation Day

June 24: Report Cards Issued