MVVS Open House


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The slides that accompanied Principal Blair's remarks at the 09/21/11 Open House.

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MVVS Open House

  1. 1. Mont Vernon Village School<br />Open House<br />2011-2012 School Year<br />
  2. 2. During the summer months many important projects and initiatives were achieved!<br />What’s New at MVVS!<br />
  3. 3. New Flagpole<br />
  4. 4. Cancellation of School Due to Emergencies & Inclement Weather<br />WCVB-TV Boston, MA Ch. 5<br />WMUR-TV Manchester, NH Ch. 9 <br />WZID Manchester, NH 95.7 FM<br />WGIR Manchester, NH 610 AM 101.1 FM<br />SAU #39<br />
  5. 5. Trimesters <br />REPORT CARD AND INTERIM PROGRESS REPORT DATES<br /> <br />Progress Reports – October 14th<br />End of Marking Period – December 2nd<br />Report Cards home – December 12th <br />Conferences November 17th & 18th<br /> <br />Progress Reports –January 27th<br />End of Marking Period – March 16th <br />Report Cards home – TBD<br /> <br /> <br />Progress Reports –May 4th <br />End of Marking Period – June 15th<br />Report Cards home – Last day of school<br /> <br /> <br />Please note that dates may change due to snow days.<br />
  6. 6. Reading Recovery<br />Lesson Objective<br />The objective of Reading Recovery lessons is to promote accelerated learning so that students catch up to their peers, close the achievement gap as quickly as possible, and can benefit from classroom instruction without supplemental help. <br /> "Reading Recovery is the best evidence yet of the direct link between good design and education excellence."¹- K.G. Wilson and B. DavissGoal<br />The goal of Reading Recovery is to dramatically reduce the number of first-grade students who have extreme difficulty learning to read and write and to reduce the cost of these learners to educational systems. WhatReading Recovery is a highly effective short-term intervention of one-to-one tutoring for low-achieving first graders. The intervention is most effective when it is available to all students who need it and is used as a supplement to good classroom teaching. WhoReading Recovery serves the lowest-achieving first graders—the students who are not catching on to the complex set of concepts that make reading and writing possible. HowIndividual students receive a half-hour lesson each school day for 12 to 20 weeks with a specially trained Reading Recovery teacher. As soon as students can meet grade-level expectations and demonstrate that they can continue to work independently in the classroom, their lessons are discontinued, and new students begin individual instruction. Outcomes* There are two positive outcomes for students: <br />Since 1984 when Reading Recovery began in the United States, approximately 75% of students who complete the full 12- to 20-week intervention can meet grade-level expectations in reading and writing. Follow-up studies indicate that most Reading Recovery students also do well on standardized tests and maintain their gains in later years.  <br />The few students who are still having difficulty after a complete intervention are commended for further evaluation. Recommendations may be made for future support (e.g., classroom support, Title I, LD referral). This category represents a positive, supportive action on behalf of the child and the school. Diagnostic information from Reading Recovery is available to inform decisions about future actions. <br />
  7. 7. Reading Plus<br />The Reading Plus® system uses 21st century technology to provide a window into students' independent silent reading, allowing teachers to monitor their practice, ability, and progress as never before.<br />More importantly, Reading Plus® models effective silent reading, creating independent proficient readers ready to meet the demands of upper grades.<br />
  8. 8. Mathematician in Residence: Mahesh Sharma<br />Fact: The time has come for ALL children and adults to master mathematics!<br />Proper techniques and understanding are keys:-How do we learn mathematics?-Why do some have math learning difficulties?-What is math learning disability (dyscalculia)?-How can we master math after years of failure?<br />
  9. 9. Artist In Residence: Ms. Beth Olshansky<br /> Image-Making Within The Writing Process is a dynamic art-and-literature-based approach to writing that integrates visual and kinesthetic modes of thinking at each and every stage of the writing process. Students begin by creating their own portfolio of beautiful hand-painted textured papers.<br />
  10. 10. Author: Marty Kelly<br />Children's author and illustrator Marty Kelley brings years of teaching experience to his high energy, fun filled presentations and residencies. Marty is the author and illustrator of the best selling book, Fall Is Not Easy as well as the <br />Ladybug nominated <br />Winter Woes and several <br />other titles. He was the <br />illustrator for the 2005 <br />NH Summer Reading Program.<br />Mont Vernon Village School has been chosen to receive a grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF), a nonprofit organization that fosters a love of reading and writing among children in New Hampshire and Vermont. <br />
  11. 11. NO MORE DISMISSAL NOTES <br />TIME TO USE PICKUP PATROL!<br />Tired of scrounging for a scrap of notepaper before the bus comes? Want to avoid phone calls to the office when your plans change…again? Now you can change your children’s after school transportation plans by computer or mobile device using Pick Up Patrol.<br />LOGIN PAGE<br />REVIEW PAGE<br />
  12. 12. Get Active, Get Fit School Challenge<br />October 3rd through November 26th<br />Sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Radio Disney!<br />Competing for the chance to win a<br />Radio Disney Dance Party at MVVS!<br />
  13. 13. Mont Vernon Village School PTA<br /> The Mont Vernon Village School PTA would like to welcome new and returning students and their families. <br />  Membership numbers: 29 families, 4 individuals, 8 staff members.  We need YOU to make the PTA work!  Please join and support great programs and events for your kids and the school community.<br />
  14. 14. Thank You!<br />The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.  ~Bill Beattie<br />Enjoy your evening!<br />