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1 Back to School Night Gorman Crossing Elementary

2 Everything you need to know about… Safety Cafeteria Updates Wellness Policy Instructional Programming Update Testing In Elementary Schools

3 SAFETY Door Buzz-in System ALL VISITORS MUST SIGN-IN WITH APPROVAL TO REQUESTED AREA Emergency Card: three contacts Early Closing: Students may not stay when building closes early PARKS & REC CLOSES WHEN BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED Photo ID for pick-up change Sign-In when arriving late Notes after every absence Arrival & Dismissal

4 Using Lobby Guard *Please bring your ID *Scan ID and Print Label *Sign Out when leaving *Additional options being added

5 Online Emergency Cards Sign Up on the Parent Portal –Need Activation Code or embedded link from –Need Child’s ID number Please call the front office during school hours if you need assistance!

6 Arrival & Dismissal School Hours: 9:25 a.m. – 3:55 p.m. Arrival Students may enter 9:15 a.m. All grades enter through marked doors Dismissal Walkers, Car riders, After care dismissed at 3:45 Busses called as they arrive We need your help!

7 Our Vision & Mission VISION Every student is inspired to learn and empowered to excel MISSION We cultivate a vibrant learning community that prepares students to thrive in a dynamic world

8 School News and Information Print Social media Web Face-to-Face Texts Sign up at Facebook:

9 New school website

10 Cafeteria Updates New Breakfast Items All Components in One Bag Grab & Go Seven (7) Variations, One Offered Each Day Milk and Fresh Fruit Offered As A Part Of The Breakfast Snack Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Soft Pretzels Mozzarella Sticks Yogurt

11 Cafeteria Updates What’s new for lunch? New food, healthier food options Calendar available online Lunch-Point of Sale –$2.75 –$.50 for milk –Food service on HCPSS website Parents can pick up a Free & Reduced Application. Applications are accepted online at Parents can put money on children’s accounts with cash or check. Payments can also be made online at

12 Wellness Policy Updates Policy 9090: July 14, 2014 Guidelines for increased opportunities for movement Recess before Lunch All schools must follow IOM (Institute of Medicine) Nutritional Standards Change in meals & snacks offered in the cafeteria Modification of school wide celebrations; activity based instead of food based

13 Instructional Program Update WORD STUDY: A Powerful New Approach in Building Vocabulary Suffixes Greek & Latin Roots Prefixes Phonics Spelling Vocabulary

14 Word Study THEN Assigned word lists Little or no connection to curricular areas or each other The weekly assignment: “Find and write a definition for each word,” or “Use each word in a sentence” A test came at the end of the week (rote memorization)

15 Why Use This New Approach? Systematic approach to word awareness and vocabulary building 90% of English words of two or more syllables are of Greek or Latin origin Most academic vocabulary is derived from Latin and Greek origins

16 WORD STUDY IN SCHOOL Meet the Root: students define and conquer a list of words as they identify the word parts and roots Combine and Create: students combine words built from the root and pattern Read and Reason: students read text in which they encounter the word part/root Extend and Explore: students create new applications for the vocabulary

17 WORD STUDY AT HOME Word Sorts: students sort for the pattern Word Hunts: students search for the pattern in a variety of text Word Associations: write additional words that connect to the target word or pattern Vocabulary: students find new and interesting words to put in their notebooks

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19 Instructional Program Update WORD STUDY: A Powerful New Approach in Building Vocabulary How will we implement this at Gorman Crossing? Two week “practice” in Grades 1 -5 Implementing with fidelity Will start coming home September 29 Working with our Literacy Coach to provide support for staff and students

20 October Leadership Measuring what Matters

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22 Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

23 Students in Grades 1-8 Three versions of MAP Assessments: –MAP for Primary Grades (MPG) - Grade 1 –MAP for Primary Grade (MPG)-Grade 2 –Grade 2 students reading Ea3 and below –Grade 2 students reading Fl and above take MAP –MAP for Grades 3-5 Who takes MAP?

24 Assessed in Reading and Mathematics Only selected response-adaptive format Classroom formative assessments are still needed to complement MAP Given 3 times per year Parent/teacher reports Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) College & Career Readiness Standards Alignment

25 PARCC

26 PARCC/Math Assessment: More than Procedural Understanding

27 PARCC Sample 5 th Grade Today you will research how penguins are rescued after a large oil spill. You will read two articles, and then you will view a video. As you review these sources, you will gather information and answer question about the rescue of penguins so that you can write an essay. Compare how the articles by Lauren Tarshis and Dylan deNapoli and the video describe penguin rescue effort after the oil spills. Support your essay with information from all three sources.

28 CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) - Grades 3-5

29 Back to School Night Gorman Crossing Elementary Thank you for being here!


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