Your Principals Mr. Harden, Principal Ms. McDonald, Asst. Principal Ms. Mercado, Asst. Principal
Agenda 5:00-5:25 – State of the School 5:30-5:55 - Classroom Session 1 6:00-6:30 - Classroom Session 2 6:30 - Refreshments in the Large Lunchroom Don’t forget to sign-up for a committee by the Main Entrance!
Your Teachers SpecialistsEnrichment Alysia Marro, 201 Amanda Georgiou, 212 Vanetta Roy, 300 Theresa Knierim, 303a Andrea Williams, 304 Deadre Newson, 405 Tony Caponigri, 408 Elisa Marquez, 410 Adam Lewis, 107 (Art) Colleen Byrne, PE Jose Riesco, PE Rhea Escudero, Library Art Fuerte, 207 (Music) 5 th 6 th - 7 th 7 th - 8 th Ms. Cygan, 306 Ms. Mangual, 307 Mr. Kaufman, 309 Ms. Gills, 400 Mr. Bardhi, 402 Ms. Bunkowski, 409 Ms. Lameka, 411 Ms. Watson, 403 Ms. Addington, 404 Ms. Thompson, 406 Ms. Mateescu, 407
Other Key People to Know RoleName John CaseyCounselor/Case Manager Karen LoveMTSS Coordinator Ms. Velazquez and Ms. PullumClerks Hilario RodriguezSecurity Supervisor Tashawna FranklinConflict Resolution Elgin IrizarryHigh Schools, Records
Our Mission Our mission at Daniel R. Cameron Elementary is to ensure that students are college and career ready by meeting their needs academically, socially, and emotionally. Nuestra misión en la escuela elemental de Cameron es to ensure that students are college and career ready by mediante el desarrollo de sus necesidades académicas, sociales, y emocionales. 7
Our Vision We envision an engaging and safe environment where students are inspired to take ownership of their education and become active citizens. We will promote mutual respect, individuality, and continuous learning for all students, staff, and community members. Nuestro enfoque crea un lugar seguro donde los estudiantes se inspiran para hacerse responsables de su educación y convertirse en ciudadanos activos. Vamos a promover el respeto mutuo, la individualidad, y el aprendizaje continuo para todos los estudiantes, personal y miembros de la comunidad. 8
How did we do last year? 9 Are we making progress toward being the best school on the West Side of Chicago?
Last Year’s Attendance = 94.9% (Yellow, but up from 94.4%) 10 5432 SQRP SCORE
11 Making Your Goal – We’re #5 of 29 schools in Network 5! 5 SQRP SCORE 432
This year’s goals… Priority 1: Improve Reading scores for all students Priority 2: Improve Math scores for all students Priority 3: Improve Science scores for all students Priority 4: Attendance better than 95%! Priority 5: Close the gap for our students with disabilities Priority 6: Make Cameron the place where students feel loved, supported, and challenged! 20
Cameron-Parent Compact If your children remain Cameron students and you (parents) ensure that your children are present and support the school by requiring your children to behave reasonably and do homework, we will pledge that your children will meet or exceed standards before 8 th grade graduation. 21
Cameron-Padres De Familia Promesa Si su hijos/as continua siendo un estudiante en Cameron y ustedes como padres de familia aseguran que sus hijos/as están asisten diariamente y apoyan, a la escuela exigiendo hagan la tarea y su comporten responsablemente, nosotros como escuela prometemos que su hijos/as estarán cumpliendo o excediendo las normas antes de su graduación de 8º grado. 22
Volunteering HW Help Attend conferences/meetings Stay in contact w/teachers Doing great is required – rewards tied to grades and behavior! How we can work together… Ways to get involved!
CLASSROOM VOLUNTEERS: Work regularly in a classroom to support teacher and students PARENT PATROL: Before and/or after-school, outside of building SET UP/DECORATION: Help set up for big events COMMUNICATION: Call parents or pass out flyers after school REFRESHMENTS: Prepare refreshments for events FUNDRAISING: Help us fund raise through Scholastic book fair, flea market, other ideas, etc. How we can work together… Parent Groups
CLASSROOM VOLUNTEERS: Work regularly in a classroom to support teacher and students PARENT PATROL: Before and/or after-school, outside of building SET UP/DECORATION: Help set up for big events COMMUNICATION: Call parents or pass out flyers after school REFRESHMENTS: Prepare refreshments for events FUNDRAISING: Help us fund raise through Scholastic book fair, flea market, other ideas, etc. Parent Groups
Upcoming Events Celebrating Hispanic Heritage 9/15-10/15 “!Si Se Puede!” [“Yes We can!”] 1 st Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting: Wednesday, September 24 th at 8:45a 1 st Bilingual Advisory Council (BAC) Meeting: Friday, September 26 th at 8:45a High School Fair: Thursday, October 9 th Progress Reports: Go home on Friday, October 10 th Report Card Pick-up: Wednesday, November 12 th Family Literacy Night I: Wednesday, November 19 th