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Parent Open House 909

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Parent presentation for Back to School night.

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Parent Open House 909

  1. 1. Welcome to the Parent Open House September 10, 2009 St. John Lutheran School
  2. 2. Welcome <ul><li>Spencer Peregoy, Principal </li></ul>
  3. 3. School Theme <ul><li>More than Conquerors! </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 8:27 </li></ul><ul><li>We are more than conquerors in Him who loved us! </li></ul>
  4. 4. May 2009 Survey <ul><li>Scale of 1(unacceptable) -10 (outstanding) </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Development 9.4 </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Excellence 9.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Development 9.9 </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Learning Enviroment 9.6 </li></ul><ul><li>Overall Rating of SJLS 8.6 </li></ul>
  5. 5. What we’re working on <ul><li>PE/Sports 7.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Fine Arts 7.6 </li></ul><ul><li>School Discipline 7.9 </li></ul><ul><li>All areas addressed with staff and strategic initiatives that impact student learning </li></ul>
  6. 6. Instructional Program <ul><li>Preparing 21 st Century Learners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project based learning / Differentiated Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills: critical thinking / collaboration </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. New Initiatives <ul><li>School Insight – new database </li></ul><ul><li>Early Childhood year-round program June 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>School Endowment – established for donors to ensure solid financial base </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd First Grade </li></ul>
  8. 8. New Staff <ul><li>Daneen Hanson – 3 rd Grade </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Osbourn – 6 th Grade </li></ul><ul><li>Rachel Pfotenhauer – 1 st Grade </li></ul><ul><li>Erin Shidner – 1 st Grade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maternity Substitutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Julie Dietrich – Preschool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nancy Karanzeiff – 5 th Grade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rachel Lombardo – 8 th Grade </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Parent Teacher League <ul><li>Sally Foster / Entertainment Books fundraiser </li></ul><ul><li>Golf Tournament – Pevely Farms 9/26 </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Network Night – Octoberfest 10/2 </li></ul><ul><li>Trunk or Treat – 10/23 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Primary Wing Remodel <ul><li>3 Kindergarten Rooms </li></ul><ul><li>3 1 st Grade Rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Completed over the summer months </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carpet, Lighting, wiring, blinds, paint, Gr.1 SmartBoards, countertops, cabinets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thanks! </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Jennifer Calvin <ul><li>Building Healthy Relationships! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Why is this goal so important for us? <ul><li>Education goes beyond the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Doing relationships well means doing conflict well </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict happens! </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict resolution is a valuable life skill </li></ul>
  13. 13. Conflict Resolution & The Bible <ul><li>Glorify God - 1 Corinthians 10:31 </li></ul><ul><li>Get the log out of your own eye - Matthew 7:3-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Gently restore - Matthew 18:15-16 </li></ul><ul><li>Go and be reconciled - Matthew 5:23-24 </li></ul><ul><li>from www.peacemaker.net </li></ul>
  14. 14. Where do we start? <ul><li>“ The Young Peacemaker”, by Corlette Sande, is designed to teach students how to resolve conflict in a way that honors God and others. </li></ul><ul><li>Check out www.peacemaker.net for more information. </li></ul>
  15. 15. How do we get there? <ul><li>PS-1st grade - Emotional literacy </li></ul><ul><li>2nd-4th grades - &quot;The Slippery Slope&quot; (1 lesson) </li></ul><ul><li>5th grade - &quot;The Young Peacemaker&quot; (12 lessons) </li></ul><ul><li>Middle school - &quot;The Slippery Slope&quot; refresher and application </li></ul>
  16. 17. What is &quot;The Slippery Slope&quot;? <ul><li>Conflict is a slippery slope of choices </li></ul><ul><li>3 good options, in order </li></ul><ul><li>6 poor choices to avoid </li></ul><ul><li>Reminders </li></ul>
  17. 18. How can you lead your child through conflict resolution? <ul><li>Get to know the Slippery Slope </li></ul><ul><li>Get to know your child's conflict resolution tendencies </li></ul><ul><li>Get to know your own conflict resolution tendencies </li></ul><ul><li>Resources galore!! www.peacemaker.net </li></ul>
  18. 19. Table Talk <ul><li>Talk about a time that your child resolved a conflict well. </li></ul><ul><li>In what specific ways could you model healthy conflict resolution in your home? </li></ul><ul><li>Read through the case studies at your table and talk about various ways you could lead your child through these situations. </li></ul>
  19. 20. Keeping you informed <ul><li>Friday Folders </li></ul><ul><li>Counselor’s Corner </li></ul>

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