2INTRODUCTION PSO President Welcome Kindergarten Screening Info Communication From SchoolChippewa’s PSO/Benefits
3Kindergarten Screening Your child is currently being screened to determine if he/she is Kindergarten ready.In a week, you will receive notification in the mail from school how your child did with the Kindergarten ScreeningIn June, you will receive in the mail notification that your child is in the morning or afternoon class.Morning Session: 9:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.Afternoon Session: 1:10 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.In August, classroom teachers will be assigned and the district website will list bus schedules for coming to school and going home. (www.bbhcsd.org).Make sure the school and the Transportation Dept. know of any child care plans you have for your child other than the home address.New Family Orientation Night Monday, Aug. 23rd 7:00pmFirst Day of School Is Wednesday, August 25th – Phase in for Kinders is 26-27th.
4What happens at Kindergarten Screening? Children are assessed in the area of motor skills, speech and language, general concepts, cognitive ability, self-help skills, and social and behavioral skillsVision and hearing screeningAssessors: kindergarten teachers, school psychologists, school nurses, counselors and speech and language pathologistsParents will be sent screening results along with suggestions for continued skill development for kindergarten.
5Chippewa PSO Board 2010-2011 Co-President Marianne Jones Co-President Kathy Mack1st Vice President Julie GuardadoCo 2nd Vice President Kristin BevanCo 2nd Vice President Amy PabloHonorary Vice President Chris HartlandRecording Secretary Jennifer DzinaCorresponding Secretary Beth RittgersTreasurer Kelly PetrosPSO Council Delegate Michele MichalichPSO Council Delegate Kelly Petkunas
6PSO – Parent School Organization Chippewa Elementary School (and the district) PSO changed the name “PTA” to PSO effective November 11,Mission Statement: The PSO is to provide educational opportunities for our students that go beyond what the school district provides and to promote open communication among parents, administration, teachers and staff.Membership (Dues $5.00 per person)PSO contributes half the cost to produce the district-wide Calendar/Directory.PSO sponsors educational activities for the students that are not offered by the Board of Education.PSO sponsors an annual Fundraiser. Profits generated from the fundraiser are used to purchase educational gifts for the school and classrooms.Monthly Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Chippewa library.
7PSO Sponsored Activities Student Art ShowAfter School BowlingBook Fair/ScholasticBoxtops/Campbell Soup Label CollectionsCafeteria/Playground AidesChippewa ChatterCommunity Service Projects with studentsCultural Arts Assemblies (3-4 year)MathopolyWelcome Back to Chippewa PicnicGifts Committee (purchases made for the school with dollars raised from Chippewa's annual fundraiser)Chippewa Family Bingo NightFamily FoldersParent Volunteer Coordinators (Committees, Lunch & Recess, Room Parents, Health Screenings, 3rg Grade Recognition)School Supply KitsRock N' Bowl – Chippewa's Annual FundraiserSchool Beautification ProjectsScience is Significant/Earth Week ProgramsStudents in the Arts ProgramStaff Appreciation Week Activities
8PSO Purchases for Chippewa Pavilion and tablesBooks for the LibraryScreens for the Courtyard roomsElmo CameraKidspiration SoftwareBoomwackersGym MatsAR TestsOn-Line Resources SubscriptionsNew Wiese Rd. Chippewa Sign
9Chippewa Communication/Personnel Principal – Chris HartlandOffice Support PersonnelKathy McCafferty-Admin. Asst.Jackie Couch-SecretaryTelephone Number:Address:Chippewa Elementary Wiese RoadBrecksville, OH
10Chippewa Communication Calendar/Directory1 free copy to each household w/student; sent to all enrolled families via U.S. Postal Service in August.Chippewa Parent Handbook1 copy to each household w/student; generally given out at Meet the Teacher Nights in August.Thursday Family Folders (PSO)Sent home every Thursday with the eldest child who attends Chippewa.Chippewa Chatter Newsletter (PSO)PSO published newsletter; available monthly on line at the Chippewa PSO web site.Weekly Updates (PSO)s sent to PSO Members’ inbox once a week with important dates for the upcoming week.
11Chippewa Communication – cont’d PACE (Parent Association Committed to Excellence) is an organization for parents of high achieving students and/or students identified as gifts, or enrolled in Gifted, Accelerated or Honors Programs. Meetings are quarterly during the school year. Membership is $10 per family and are open to all. Members receive a quarterly newsletter.QUEST (Quest for Understanding the Exceptional Student Together) is an information and networking group for parents of children with special needs in the Brecksville Broadview Heights City School District, students with IEP’s.BEEKEEPERS is a self-supporting school-age child care program that is housed in the elementary schools, before and after school, during summer break, and other non-holiday school breaks.