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  1. 1. VES 2013-2014 PARENT ORIENTATIO N
  2. 2.  Earned my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida in Saint Pete. Go Bulls! I am certified K-6 grade, certified ESE K-12, and am also endorsed in ESOL & Reading.
  3. 3. • I am married. My wife, Valerie, is also a fourth grade teacher here at VES! • I am the father of three! My sons are Cade (5), and Dane (3), and I have a daughter, Lainey (1). • Cade just started Kindergarten here at VES!
  4. 4. Common Core State Standards English Language Arts & Literacy A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in 4th Grade Describing the basic elements of stories — such as characters, events, and settings — by drawing on specific details in the text Paying close attention to key features of informational books and articles: these include understanding the main and supporting ideas; being able to compare and contrast information; and explaining how the author uses facts, details, and evidence to support particular points Comparing ideas, characters, events, and settings in stories and myths from different cultures Writing summaries or opinions about topics supported with a set of well-organized facts, details, and examples Independently conducting short research projects on different aspects of a topic using evidence from books and the Internet Paraphrasing and responding to information presented in discussions, such as comparing and contrasting ideas and analyzing evidence that speakers use to support particular points Reporting orally on a topic or telling a story with enough facts and details Writing complete sentences with correct capitalization and spelling Relating words that are common in reading to words with similar meanings (synonyms) and to their opposites (antonyms)
  5. 5. Common Core State Standards Mathematics A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in 4th Grade Using whole-number arithmetic to solve word problems, including problems with remainders and problems with measurements Adding and subtracting whole numbers quickly and accurately (numbers up to 1 million) Multiplying and dividing multi-digit numbers in simple cases (e.g., multiplying 1,638 × 7 or 24 × 17, and dividing 6,966 by 6) Understanding and applying equivalent fractions (e.g., recognizing that 1 4 is less than 3 8 because 2 8 is less than 3 8)⁄ ⁄ ⁄ ⁄  Adding, subtracting ,and multiplying fractions in simple cases (such as 2 3 4 1 1 4 or 3⁄ − ⁄ × 5/8), and solving related word problems Understanding simple decimals in terms of fractions (e.g., rewriting 0.62 as 62 100)⁄ Measuring angles and finding unknown angles in a diagram
  6. 6. How can you help at home? English Language Arts & Literacy Urge your child to use logical arguments to defend his or her opinion. If your child wants a raise in allowance, ask him or her to research commonsense allowance systems and, based on that research, explain reasons why, supported by facts and details. Talk about the news together. Pick one story in the news, read it together, and discuss with your child what it means. Mathematics Ask your child to compare numbers using phrases like “times as much.” For example, if the family cat weighs 8 lbs. and the family dog weighs 56 lbs., how many times as much does the dog weigh?  Ask your child to help you compare fractional amounts — for example, if one recipe calls for 2/3 of a cup of oil, but another recipe calls for 3 4 of a cup of oil,⁄ which recipe calls for more oil? (In 5th grade, your child will learn ways to determine just how much more oil.)
  7. 7.  SUPER HERO DISCIPLINE PLAN Veterans Elementary School 2013-2014
  8. 8. Why PBIS?  PBIS is a CONSISTENT positive behavior system that focuses on the positive actions of students rather than the negative!  Last year, VES used a PBIS behavior system and saw excellent results in student behavior with a direct correlation to student achievement.  This year, we took all suggestions and input and listened to what worked best and what was wanted most! 
  9. 9. Behavior Chart
  10. 10. STAMPS and stickers • Sticker (K-1) or a stamp (2-5) on an index card for moving up on the chart • Students keep these stamps and stickers no matter what! • 10 stamps/stickers = school-wide store run by patrols OR • Students can save up for larger rewards! • Students can earn Super Status anywhere!
  11. 11. SCHOOLWIDE REWARDS •Patrols will run a school store in the mornings in the courtyard. •Students can purchase tangible items or choose from a catalog of experiences (lunch with a teacher, bring in a stuffed animal for the day, etc.). •Items will be priced in increments of ten (stamps or stickers).
  12. 12.  Our schedule was sent home the first week and it is also kept in your child’s communication binder. Specials (9:45-10:30): PE- Mon, Tue, & Wed MUSIC- Thurs Art - Fri Lunch: 12:42-1:12
  13. 13.  It is important that your child comes to school each and every day well rested and ready to learn. Regular attendance at school is critical for your child to achieve his/her highest academic potential. Academic learning occurs all day and students who arrive late or leave early miss valuable instructional time aimed at their academic success. If your child arrives after 9:40 a.m. tardy bell, you will need to park your car and come to the front office to sign your child in for the day. If you child will be absent, you need to notify the school of the reason why your child is absent. You can call (813) 346-1488 to leave a recorded message explaining why your child is absent from school.
  14. 14.  Homework Policy: Homework Policy states that a 4th Grade teacher should only give a total of 45 minutes of homework a night in all subject areas combined. We ask that students read 30 minutes each night as a part of their homework. I will also be sending home math practice worksheets. However, we will only be sending those home when the skills have been completely covered in class and they should be spending only about 15 to 20 minutes completing it independently. •Reading logs will be in the communication binder and checked bi weekly. •Math homework will be assigned each night a new lesson is taught. No homework the night a test was taken.
  15. 15.  A- Well Above Expectations Your child has demonstrated performance that is well above expectation on concepts and skills emphasized or addressed during this reporting period. This grade recognizes excellent achievement based upon your child’s ability to independently and on a consistent basis apply critical thinking, problem solving or innovative thinking that goes above and beyond teacher’s expectations for successful performance. B Above Expectations Your child has successfully demonstrated performance on concepts and skills addressed during this reporting period. Your child has successfully learned concepts and skills and independently and on a consistent basis is able to apply them in a variety of settings.
  16. 16. C– Adequate Progress Your child has adequately learned concepts and skills emphasized or addressed during this reporting period and is independently and on a consistent basis continuing to perform at the expected level. D– Below Expectation Your child is in the process of learning concepts and skills emphasized or addressed during this reporting period. Your child is making minimal progress and needs assistance to complete the tasks at the expected level. U- Well Below Expectations Your child has made little or no progress in learning concept and skills emphasized or addressed during this reporting period. Extra assistance is needed to perform assigned tasks. Your child is working well below expectations
  17. 17.  Writing: •Timed assessments (60 minutes, prompted) when a skill has been completely taught (approx every 3 weeks) Reading: •We will be taking 1-2 mini assessments per unit of study (4-5 weeks) and one unit test at the end of the unit 3 times a year: •Paper Pencil Benchmark (M, Sci, R) Once a year: •Writing FCAT (February) •Reading & Math FCAT (April) Other: •Pre & Post Tests (Every Math Chapter, 13 chapters) •Science Unit Tests •Social Studies Unit Tests
  18. 18.  We will be recognizing your child’s birthday through our weekly pod meetings, school-wide morning announcements, and by the school giving a small birthday token on their special day. At the end of each month he/she will also enjoy birthday cake at a special birthday table at lunch. It is VES policy to recognize students’ birthdays in this way so that we are not interrupting instruction. Gifts, cupcakes, cakes, and other “party” items will not be allowed.
  19. 19.  If you would like to volunteer in the classroom, at school or on a field trip, at all this year, you must be approved by the county for the 2013- 2014 school year. I suggest that everyone fill out the application and be approved so that you don't have to worry about it later. It takes about 3 weeks to get approved, so it is almost impossible to apply at the last minute before a field trip if you want to chaperone. Please note that you must re-apply each year. It can be done online; contact me for the link. If you are already an approved volunteer, please let me know or if you apply let me know when your approval comes through. I like to keep track of my parents who are already approved. Volunteer in our Classroom!
  20. 20.  Planners: Behaviors and some notes will be written in planners. Email: Weekly emails (Monday Nights) will be sent to all parents. I will also email for more detailed issues or behaviors if my schedule does not allow me to call. Newsletters: Bi-Weekly grade level newsletter will be attached to my weekly e-mail with information for all 4th graders and their families. Online: Like our Fantastic Fourth Facebook Page!
  21. 21.  The planners are used school wide. They are used for parent/teacher communication as well as keeping the students organized. Each day, please glance at the planer to check and make sure there are no new notes or behavior notes. The planner is also used to check and see what that night’s homework is.
  22. 22.  If your child is changing their dismissal, I need a note or email, or the office needs a phone call. I cannot change your child’s dismissal based on what they verbally tell me.
  23. 23. BullyingBullying What are we doing to Stand Up to Bullying at VES? 24
  24. 24. Jeffrey Johnston “Stand Up for All Students Act” 1006.147, F.S. 25
  25. 25. Bullying is…Bullying is…  Aggressive behavior intended to causeto cause harm.harm. Bullying can be physical, verbal, or emotional.  Usually repeatedrepeated over time.  Often there is an imbalance of power orimbalance of power or strength.strength. 26 Think:Think: P.I.C.= Purposeful, Imbalance of Power, Continual
  26. 26. Bullying is NOT…Bullying is NOT…  Usually an isolated incident  Unintentional  A form of conflict with two parties of equal status or power 27
  27. 27. Types of BullyingTypes of Bullying  Verbal  Social or relational  Physical  Cyber 28Citations  1, 5, 8, 14
  28. 28. CyberbullyingCyberbullying “The use of Internet, cell phones and related technologies to hurt: • Spreading lies and rumors about someone by text message or over the Internet. • Sending threatening or hurtful text messages. • Posting online any embarrassing pictures of people without their consent. 29
  29. 29. We CAN Make a DifferenceWe CAN Make a Difference  Students, parents, and staff are encouraged to work together to prevent bullying and all forms of harassment, including sex-based harassment.  Students found to have engaged in acts of bullying, including sex-based harassment will be subject to prompt disciplinary action, including, if warranted, suspension or expulsion.   30
  30. 30. Our CommitmentOur Commitment  The District School Board of Pasco County does not tolerate bullying.   The District is committed to taking immediate action to eliminate bullying, prevent its recurrence, and reduce its effects. 31
  31. 31. Students Who Bully Tend to:Students Who Bully Tend to: • Have more positive attitudes toward violence than peers • Be truant, drop out of school • Report poorer academic achievement • Perceive a negative climate at school
  32. 32. Bullying Affects theBullying Affects the Total School ClimateTotal School Climate 33 • It interferes with student learning • It creates a climate of fear and disrespect • Students may perceive lack of control/caring
  33. 33.  Lower self-esteem  Depression & anxiety  Absenteeism & reduced academic achievement  Thoughts of suicide © The Olweus Bullying Prevention Group, 2004© The Olweus Bullying Prevention Group, 2004 Short Term Effects of Bullying on the Victim
  34. 34. Effects on BystandersEffects on Bystanders Bystanders may feel: • Afraid • Powerless to change the situation • Guilty for not acting • Diminished empathy for targets over time • Pressured to participate in bullying or harassing behavior © The Olweus Bullying Prevention Group, 2004© The Olweus Bullying Prevention Group, 2004
  35. 35. Student Code of ConductStudent Code of Conduct  The District School Board of Pasco County does not tolerate sex-based harassment.    Any student who believes he or she has been subjected to sexual harassment, sexual assault, gender-based harassment, or other sex-based harassment should immediately report the harassment to the District.    The District is committed to taking immediate action to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and reduce its effects.  
  36. 36. How Parents Can Help?How Parents Can Help?  Encourage your child to report both bullying and peer conflict to the classroom teacher. If problems persist, please contact the school counselor, Kristen Leonard, or our assistant principal, Gretchen Rudolph-Fladd.  Talk to you child:  Help him/her understand the difference between peer conflict and bullying.  Help him/her develop strategies to deal with conflict.  Discuss the role as a bystander and how to help. 37
  37. 37.  for taking the time to attend Open House! I look forward to working with you and your child this year. It is going to be a wonderful year filled with exciting learning activities!