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Kindergarten

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Orange does not have ½ day kindergarten; Orange = ¾
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Districts changing from ½ day...
Superintendent‟s Report
February 10, 2014
Peck at Yale:
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January 28th Open House – close to 100%
attended
First day: January 29th
Fire drills: The ki...
Peck at Yale:
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Some things are still “new”; ex. Holy Infant and
other „1st Time Events
21st Century is arriving...
Kindergarten Enrollment Update
Birth Year

# of Births

Kindergarten
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# Kindergarten

% Increase

2000

106

2005

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Kindergarten Enrollment Update
Birth Year

# of Births

Kindergarten
Year

# Kindergarten

% Increase

2007

107

2012

15...
Optimum.net Email Issue
Without getting too technical …
• Optimum hires an outside company, Sorbs, to filter its
spam.
• O...
PowerSchool Announcement
1. Monday, February 3rd -- EXAMPLE
• „No School‟ announcement
• Teachers at 5:22 a.m.; Posted at ...
Mike Gray is one of 2 Finalists
“CAS Principal of the Year”
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Nominated by his PTO Executive Board
Extensive Pa...
2,995 Facebook Hits

20 positive comments

89 „likes‟
Gearing up for Orange Elementary Band and
the 1st Memorial Day Parade
• Committees are active – uniform and
fundraising
• ...
Superintendent's February 2014 Report to Orange CT Board
Superintendent's February 2014 Report to Orange CT Board
Superintendent's February 2014 Report to Orange CT Board
Superintendent's February 2014 Report to Orange CT Board
Superintendent's February 2014 Report to Orange CT Board
Superintendent's February 2014 Report to Orange CT Board
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  1. 1. Kindergarten Facts: 1. 2. 3. 4. Orange does not have ½ day kindergarten; Orange = ¾ day. Districts changing from ½ day to full-day are changing from 2.5 – 3 hours to 6 hours. Orange has a 5-hour day. K Success: 85% met or exceeded Level 4 reading benchmark; 91% met or exceeded STAR Early Literacy K-level expectation; 97% met the Math Expressions grade-level benchmark Survey: 499 respondents… 61% favored; 39% did not.
  2. 2. Superintendent‟s Report February 10, 2014
  3. 3. Peck at Yale: • • • • • • January 28th Open House – close to 100% attended First day: January 29th Fire drills: The kids are doing well with stairs, but drills are still taking place (2 minutes:45 seconds) Buses are smoother: All buses in by 8:25 a.m. at Yale; day starting a bit later due to transitions. MLT Bus – arriving 8:39 – 8:45 a.m. Dismissal: now staging outside
  4. 4. Peck at Yale: • • • • • Some things are still “new”; ex. Holy Infant and other „1st Time Events 21st Century is arriving a bit late to MLT in p.m. 6th Grade DARE graduation scheduled for Yale Still working on „Colonial Day,‟ concerts, Senior Prom, Talent Show, etc. – patience, please! Making modifications to Cafe
  5. 5. Kindergarten Enrollment Update Birth Year # of Births Kindergarten Year # Kindergarten % Increase 2000 106 2005 163 + 54% 2001 106 2006 168 + 58% 2002 114 2007 170 + 49% 2003 122 2008 162 + 33% 2004 118 2009 162 + 37% 2005 91 2010 144 + 58% 2006 101 2011 146 + 45% 2007 107 2012 158 + 47% 2008* 77* 2013* 106* + 37% 2009+ 66+ 2014+ (93)+ (+ 40%) 2010 69 2015 (96) (+ 40%) 2011 96 2016 (134) (+ 40%) 2012 95 2017 (133) (+ 40%)
  6. 6. Kindergarten Enrollment Update Birth Year # of Births Kindergarten Year # Kindergarten % Increase 2007 107 2012 158 + 47% 2008* 77* 2013* 106* + 37% 2009+ 66+ 2014+ (93)+ (+ 40%) 2010 69 2015 (96) (+ 40%) 2011 96 2016 (134) (+ 40%) 2012 95 2017 (133) (+ 40%) February 2013 – 82 families had requested registration packets August 2013 – 106 students enrolled (1.29% increase) February 2014 – 102 families have requested packets August 2014 -- ?? (131 students = 1.29% increase)
  7. 7. Optimum.net Email Issue Without getting too technical … • Optimum hires an outside company, Sorbs, to filter its spam. • Optimum was not very concerned -- Matt researched • Naugatuck Public Schools got their public IP address blacklisted by a Sorbs spam database. • We were on the same network subnet as Naugatuck through CEN • MATT got Naugatuck off… that, got us off! Took lots of research and many days of work.
  8. 8. PowerSchool Announcement 1. Monday, February 3rd -- EXAMPLE • „No School‟ announcement • Teachers at 5:22 a.m.; Posted at 5:42 a.m. • Parents at 6:00 a.m.; Posted at 8:30 a.m.!! 2. PowerSchool Announcement = ongoing problems • Timing issues • Must send „phone‟ separate from „text‟ and „email.‟ 4. We are likely to switch services again 5. Marie and Matt demo-ed “School Messenger” – Feb 6th
  9. 9. Mike Gray is one of 2 Finalists “CAS Principal of the Year” • • • • • Nominated by his PTO Executive Board Extensive Packet to complete School Visitation is scheduled: THURSDAY MARCH 27th Groups to meet the Selection Committee Panel: Central Office, parents, students, teachers, colleagues Personal Interview
  10. 10. 2,995 Facebook Hits 20 positive comments 89 „likes‟
  11. 11. Gearing up for Orange Elementary Band and the 1st Memorial Day Parade • Committees are active – uniform and fundraising • Need drums and harnesses, cymbals and handholds • Need 100 shirts; 100 pants • Will ask parents to provide comfortable black shoe and black socks • Kids need to memorize the music! • More to come!
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