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1 Back to School Night August 27, 2014 Maureen Christensen, Principal

2 Agenda  Prayer  Introductions  Principal’s Update Successes Opportunities  2013 Strategic Plan/Parent Survey Results  Marketing Update/Annual Fund  2014 – 2015 Focus  What Can Parents Do?  Upcoming Events  Before & After School Program  Parents Visit Classrooms

3 Prayer Trust in the Lord Trust in the Lord with all your heart. He will lead us right from the start. Loving and trusting Him is how we thrive. Our Lord helps us to live our lives. Trust in the Lord for He promises to be by our side. To light, to protect, and to always guide. Amen

4 INTRODUCTIONS Kindergarten -Mrs. Toni Chu 1 st & 2 nd Grade - Mrs. Krista Sarkany 3 rd Grade - Mr. Chris Bermudez 4 th Grade - Miss Laura Pearce 5 th Grade - Mrs. June Lufting 6 th Grade - Ms. Sarah Stricherz 7 th Grade - Mr. Mark Ennis 8 th Grade - Mrs. Alex Krider Instructional Asst - Mrs. Josefina Sigala ELP Site Coordinator - Mrs. Angela Dean-Baham Resource/VP - Mrs. Claudia Orozco PE - Mr. Nick Thomas School Secretary - Mrs. Jill Chacon

5 Principal’s Update SUCCESSES  Facility Improvements (Facility Cleaned, Picnic Tables, Whiteboards, Projectors)  Increase Technology Resources/Grants (new laptops, classroom computers)  21 st Century Grant Renewed (5 more years)  Teachers logged more than 100 hours of Professional Development last school year  School Board Enrollment – Every Family Matters (Registration Fee Waived – bring in 1 family)  Development – Increase Alumni Engagement/Every Dollar Counts  Academics – Significant impact on Academic Growth & Curriculum Enhancements

6 One Major Success... Lift Up/Literacy Program  Program provides one to one coaching/mentoring for teachers in grades K – 3  Teachers are introduced to the most recent ELA strategies to ensure student success & differentiation techniques  Teachers attend St. Mary’s College Speaker Series/Professional Development  Students are regularly assessed for areas of strength and areas for growth  ELA (Reading & Writing Scores Drastically Improved)

7 OLR Lift Up Performance Source: ITBS Testing Comparison – Fall/Spring 2014

8 OLR Performance vs. Local Public Schools Source: ITBS/STAR Testing Comparison – Spring 2012

9 Principal Update OPPORTUNITIES  Increase student enrollment  students below optimum enrollment level  Lower enrollment has stretched the budget/combo ½ class  Increase positive Word-of-Mouth about OLR  Increased Fundraising Participation/PTC (ALL hands on deck)  Portable Installed (New Kinder Classroom)

10 Parent Survey Results –August 2014 Strength or Weakness Rating of OLR %Top 2 Box Strength Ratings

11 Marketing Update  Bilingual Marketing Materials  Website Improved Communication  Increase Parent Outreach Messaging & Newcomer’s Outreach  Numerous Large Banners Displayed  Mailings to Families (Baptism Candidates, Grandparents, Alumni)  Quarterly Newsletters  Annual Fund

12 2014 – 2015 Focus  Enrollment, Enrollment, Enrollment  Curriculum Enhancement – Jr. High Math  Critical Thinking/Problem Solving (K-8)  Benchmark Assessments (K-8)  Increased Technology (iPads)  Comprehensive Literacy Approach (K-8)  Implement Resource Program  WCEA/WASC Accreditation Preparation  Facility Improvements (Kinder Portable & School Library)

13 What Can Parents Do?  Volunteer – PTC; Fundraising; Marketing  Help spread positive Word-of-Mouth about OLR  Write reviews of OLR on Greatschools.org and YELP  #1 vehicle to influence new parents  Review message content ideas….  Small Class Size  Great Education  Unique Family Focus  Invite a prospective parent to tour the school and get your registration fee returned (a value up to $375)

14 Upcoming Events  Kick-off for New Before/After School ELP (STEEAAM Model)  8 th graders Visit Moreau Catholic HS  Volunteer Meeting/PTC Sept. 11 at 7 pm  Back to School BBQ Sunday, Sept. 28 at 3 pm  Goal Setting Conferences Sept. 30 – Oct. 2  Parish Festival Oct. 4 & 5

15 Our Lady of the Rosary School Thank you for joining us tonight! Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart


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