Who is missing?
2nd grade teacher, Cheryl Sheppard
If you want to help, we are collecting
donations for alternative treatments (i.e.
acupuncture, massage, naturopath, etc.)
Box in the office and in classrooms
Have your child write a letter to her
Send good wishes her way
What is new this year?
Staff Updates (Paul Jones, Eileen Cullen,
Vanessa Yee, Niani Frye, Mel Stenger, Noelle
Sedor, Tiana Townsend, Deirdre Sproul)
Nurse Judy on site
Intervention Block, 3 times a week
After school schedule – HWK first, then
Math Intervention Program
Building on teacher leaders on site
Garden, K-3, once a week
What are we building on?
Peer Classroom Observations
Toolbox & Welcoming Schools
Collaboration and Planning
Leveled Literacy Intervention
Supporting student’s growth, academically and
social-emotionally, providing intervention, support
Teacher growth through coaching, collaboration,
reflection and support
Provide a rich curriculum and a safe place for
students so they love school, feel connected and
miss Oxford when they leave
Build school community with a common vision of
seeing the children as all our kids
We love acronyms!
SBAC (SBA or SBAS)
3rd – 5th Grade, Spring Testing
o Computer-Adaptive Test
o One piece of the picture
o Include student scores, achievement levels, and descriptors
that describe performance.
o Interpret results alongside other available information about
a student’s academic achievement, including such
measures as, classroom assignments and grades,
classrooms tests, report cards, and teacher feedback.
o Like the new learning goals they were designed to
measure, these new tests are much too different from the
old exams to make any comparisons between old scores
o A starting point–a baseline for the progress we expect
students to make over time.
How can you help?
Drive clockwise around the school
Do not park on Oxford St. in front of the school
Don’t block the bus zone on Walnut St.
Join the PTA
Consider running for SGC
Join the ELAC
Donations, donations, donations
Volunteer (Classroom, Events, Grant Writing)
Outreach – make connections to families