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Welcome to central web power point nov dec 2013

  1. 1. Welcome to Central Elementary School Go Eagles!!! 2013-2014
  2. 2. Notes From Mrs. Mizell On behalf of the teachers and staff of the Central Elementary School (CES), I would like to welcome you to school. The 2013-14 academic year’s beginning has proven to be an exciting and productive year. To those who are new to Central, we hope that you will quickly feel at home and become involved in the activities of our school through the PTA and your child’s classroom. As I continue as principal at Central Elementary, I will work diligently with parents and faculty to foster an atmosphere that promotes a learning community that is child centered. Working as a team we will move forward in our mission to create a warm, caring, disciplined, and challenging environment in which all students can learn and reach their highest potential becoming responsible members of society. Although we strongly believe in academic excellence, we also feel that learning must be fun and rewarding for each child. By working together, students, parents/guardians, and staff can make Central Elementary School an exciting and enjoyable place to learn: Reading & Writing Celebrations, Family Nights, quarterly Friday Fitness, and weekly Rise & Shine assemblies. Research states that parents being involved in your child’s school, students reading at home and at school are the three actions that help your child succeed the most. Central is in partnership with UAFS as a Professional Development School. Pre-service teachers’ classes are held on Central’s campus providing various teaching and learning experiences for the future teachers. I am blessed to work with the Central staff, families, and community. If you have any concerns, questions or comments, please feel free to contact me. Reaching New Heights-Soaring to Excellence Sincerely, Cindy Mizell
  3. 3. Central Elementary 2013-2014 Goals Arkansas Comprehensive School Improvement Plan Priority 1: Literacy Goal: All students will improve their performance in writing abilities in the area of content and style and in answering open-response questions in literary and content reading passages. Priority 2: Mathematics Goal: all students will improve their mathematics performance in answering multiple choice question and open response questions in numbers and operations and measurement. Priority 3: Wellness Goal: Students participating in the BMI screening show a need to improve their physical activity and nutrition in order to develop lifelong health habits and to live a healthy lifestyle. Priority 4: English Language Learners Goal: By developing high-quality language instruction programs the school will enable English Language Learner students to speak, read, write, and comprehend in the English language, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, meet the same challenging AR State academic content and student academic achievement standards as all students are expected to meet, and to enter all-English instruction settings. Within the Priorities we add Parental Involvement
  4. 4. Non-Nutritional Days • September 27th • October 31st • November 22nd • December 20th • January 29th • February 13th • March 21st • April 17th • May 23rd
  5. 5. PTA Dates November • 5th—PTA Santa Pictures @ 8:00am • 7th—PTA Duck Dynasty Night • 14th—Skate Night • 25th-29th – Thanksgiving Break December • 12th – Winter Carnival
  6. 6. From the Counselor…… Our school will be participating in a toy drive for the CASA Christmas party for foster children. Please send a small toy (dollar or less) with your students to be used as a prize for games they will be playing at their party. Word of the Month Initiative An eagerness to do something; acting on your own ideas --------------------------------------------------------------------- I would just like to challenge everyone to take a minute each day and encourage your child to think of something they are thankful for. Amanda Ming - Counselor
  7. 7. Kindergarten News Dates to Remember: November November November November November 7-PTA Duck Dynasty Night 14- Skate Night 18- Progress Reports 20- Kindergarten Snack Feast 25-29- Thanksgiving Break! December 12-Winter Festival December 20- Non-Nutritional Day December 23-Jan 3- Christmas Break Reading- Readers Use Super Powers to Read Everything Becoming a Class of Reading Teachers Writing-Writing for Readers How-To Books: Writing to Teach Others Math- What Comes Next? Measuring & Counting Science/Social Studies- Motion & Force, Pilgrims & Indians, Magnets, Thanksgiving, Penguins, Christmas
  8. 8. What are we studying?? Reading: Reading Non-Fiction Books Math: : Solving Story Problems Writing: Non-Fiction Writing….All About Books.
  9. 9. What’s Happening in nd Grade??? 2 Reading For November and December we are studying our Characters in our fiction books. Writing This month we are studying Realistic Fiction. Math Our focus in math this month is Number Stings and Word Problems. Science/Social Studies We will be learning about Changes Throughout History. Dates to Remember: November 25th thru 29th - No School: Thanksgiving Break
  10. 10. Reading: We have started a new unit for reading…we are studying Historical Fiction with a focus on Colonial Life. Writing: We are starting Persuasive Writing this month. Math: Area and Parameter is our focus in our third unit!! We will also be learning different strategies to help us add and subtract! Science: We are learning all about the Solar System!
  11. 11. th 4 Grade Happenings Reading- We are beginning a unit of study on Historical Fiction Book Clubs and Informational reading. Students will be reading all kinds of books about immigration. Writing- We have finished our personal and persuasive essays, we are not working on writing literary essays. Science- We have finished studying the digestive system and the circulatory system and we are now starting All About Matter. Math- Students are now studying size, shape, and symmetry. We have been working with power polygons to learn how to create different angles. Please keep working on multiplication facts!!!
  12. 12. 5th Grade Math – “Prisms & Pyramids” In this unit we will be learning how to find the volume of boxes using cubic units. Science- We are studying light and color and learning how we see light (color). We will also be studying force and motion this month, concentrating on simple machines. Reader’s Workshop – “Learning Through Reading” We will be using all we know about nonfiction reading and research to learn about the American Revolution. Writer’s Workshop – “Bringing History to Life” We will be learning the foundations of research report writing. Students will learn to use research skills to deepen their knowledge of the American Revolution. Social Studies – American Revolution
  13. 13. Reading Recovery at Central Elementary, Van Buren School District Reading is important because… Strong reading and writing skills are essential for success in school and later life. Although most children learn to read in their classroom programs, a few children have great difficulty learning to read and write. Reading Recovery can help! Contact your local Reading Recovery professional Reading Recovery Teacher Bonnie Duff Central Elementary Van Buren, AR 72921 479-474-7059 bonnie.duff@vbsd.us Scientific evidence reviewed by the U.S. Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse confirms that Reading Recovery is effective. University Training Center University of Arkansas Little Rock, AR Center For Literacy
  14. 14. 25 Years of Excellence in North America •Nearly 2 million American first graders have had Reading Recovery lessons. •75% reached grade-level standard at the end of their lessons. •All children make progress, but a few do not reach grade-level standard. • Information from Reading Recovery lessons helps schools and parents plan future evaluation and services. Reading Recovery works because… •highly trained teachers work intensively, with individual children each school day. •lessons are planned to build on the knowledge and strengths of each child. To find out more about Reading Recovery visit our website at Families can help by… •being sure your child's school attendance is as regular as possible. •listening to your child read books sent home by the Reading Recovery teacher. •returning the books each day so the teacher can send home new books. •making reading time positive, short, and enjoyable. www.readingrecovery.org
  15. 15. Drop off and Pick up • Bus drop off and pick up will be located behind the building on North 22nd Street. • Car drop off and pick up will now be located in the front of Central Elementary School on North 24th Street.