The NYS 3-8 ELA assessments will be administered this week. With that in mind, I wanted to share an article with families tat was previously released about the NYS Standards.
Currently, each state has a separate set of education standards, lists of skills that students are expected to do by the time they graduate each grade. However, in response to concerns about American student achievement and just how prepared students are for college and careers, education leaders in 48 states, along with the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), have written a set of standards for student across the U.S. The common core state standards were released in 2010. Now, 44 states are working to implement them by 2013-2014. Here’s what you should know and how to help your child prepare for the common core:
As the common core state standards start to be implemented in schools, there will be some changes, but many things will stay the same. The most important aspect, as always, is to stay in contact with your child’s teacher to find out how you can support this latest educational advancement at home.
The safety and security of our students and teachers is extremely important to me. We have implemented procedures for entering the building to ensure the safety of all students and protect instructional time.
The loading dock door will be locked in the morning starting March 8, 2017. Families must enter the building through the previously identified doors. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
I have included entrance information that was sent home at the beginning of the school year as a reminder of our policies for entering the building throughout the day.
School Hours/ Entrance
School hours are from 8:00-3:13. We do not have supervision before 8:00 a.m.
Walkers/ Family drop off/ pick up
We love having families in school, but please remember that all guests are required to sign-in into the PK-4 office and get a visitors pass before walking through the halls of Fillmore Central School.
Communication among teachers and families is extremely important. We value all communication. At the same time, it is very important that our teachers meet each student at their door to start the day in a positive manner and have their full attention on the needs of the students. Please set up a time to meet and talk with your child’s teacher. Please do not stop by your child’s classroom without a prior appointment. The elementary office phone number is 585-567-4432 and the e-mail address for every teacher is listed in your child’s agenda. Please leave any messages with the PK-4 office, and we will communicate the information to the teachers.
I appreciate your help and cooperation as we implement these procedures. Please contact me at 567-4432 if you have any questions.
At our quarterly awards assembly I challenged all PK-4 students to be a Soaring Eagle.
What is it?
The Soaring Eagles Club is a group of students who have been recognized by teachers and administrators for displaying exemplary character qualities at Fillmore Central School.
How do you become a member?
I know they can do it!
The way parents talk about ability and learning can have powerful effects on their kids’ beliefs. Below are three ways parents can instill a growth mindset. And remember, developing a growth mindset in yourself and in your kids is a process that takes time. Have a growth mindset about developing a growth mindset!