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Welcome to central web power point jan 2014

  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. Announcements • January 6th: Return to School • January 10th: Report Cards th: No School • January 20 th: 5th Grade Career • January 24 Day
  5. 5. Non-Nutritional Days • September 27th • October 31st • November 22nd • December 20th • January 29th • February 13th • March 21st • April 17th • May 23rd
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Kindergarten News Dates to Remember: January 9- Report Cards and Skate Night January 20- NO SCHOOL- PD January 29- Non-Nutritional Day and 100th Day of School! Reading- Becoming a Class of Reading Teachers Writing- How- To Books, Writing to Teach Others Math- Measuring & Counting Science/S.S.- Magnets, MLK day, AR History, Fairy Tales, The Mitten
  8. 8. What are we studying?? Reading:. Getting to know characters Math: Math games and puzzles Writing: Writing Reviews 1st grade had a visit from Ar Game & Fish Commission Make sure your child is reading 3-4 times a week at home! Make sure to sign the log!! Read 100 Minutes! Make sure you study your Sight Word Lists!!
  9. 9. What’s Happening in nd Grade??? 2 Reading For January we are paying attention to the strategies we use while reading books. Writing This month we are writing Poetry. Math Our focus in math this month is Data Analysis. Science/Social Studies We will be learning about Animal Habitats. Dates to Remember: January 20th - No School
  10. 10. Reading: We are starting a new and EXCITING reading unit that EVERYONE will love!!! We will be reading all types of mystery books and learning about how detectives look for clues and solve mysteries. Writing: We are still working on our Persuasive Speeches! After we finish that unit, we will be teaching the art of essay writing! Math: It’s all about multiplication and division and finding equal groups! Million Minute Reading: Make sure your child reads every night for 20 minutes and logs it on their sheet!! We want our beards to GROW!!! No School!! There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 20th!
  11. 11. th 4 Grade Happenings Reading- We are beginning a unit of study on Interpretation Book Clubs. Students should be reading at home for at least 30 minutes a night. Writing- We have finished our literary essays. We are going to be starting a unit on writing fiction. Science- We have finished studying the unit on matter. We are beginning a unit on weather/water cycle. Math- Students will begin a new unit on fractions. Please keep working with your child 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.