Back-to-School Night Presentation1

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Merriam avenue school : 

Back to School Night Merriam avenue school

A Message from Principal Karen Perez… : 

A Message from Principal Karen Perez…

A message from dr. greene, superintendent : 

A message from dr. greene, superintendent

Academic programs : 

Academic programs

Language arts : 

Increased instruction in vocabulary development and grammar Use of nonfiction text in social studies and science Opportunities to choose books of interest “Just right” reading levels help to increase comprehension Goal for every child to read at or above grade level Students write about topics of high interest to them Language arts

Language arts : 

Language arts

Word Study : 

Word Study

Math : 

One teacher per grade will pilot a math series aligned to the common core A thorough evaluation of the program to be completed Other teachers will continue to use the Everyday Math program putting an emphasis on higher order thinking skills, technology and conceptual understanding All classes will fully implement the common core next September Math

Science LaB : 

Science LaB

Technology : 

Technology

Technology : 

Technology

technology : 

technology

Professional learning communities : 

Professional learning communities

Slide 16: 

You will always be your child’s first teacher. …to ensure a gratifying and happy learning experience at Merriam. Let’s work together…

Specials classes : 

Specials classes Spanish, Library, Music, Art, P.E./Health

Slide 18: 

Spanish

Slide 20: 

Library

Slide 25: 

Music

Slide 29: 

Art

Slide 34: 

P.E./Health

A message from assistant principal, kristi bennett : 

A message from assistant principal, kristi bennett

DISCIPLINE : 

DISCIPLINE

Discipline : 

Fair and age-appropriate classroom management Team effort in which parents play an important role Communication between parents and school is vital Work together to foster responsibility and respect Discipline

Drop-off/parking procedures : 

Drop-off/parking procedures

Parking/Drop-Off : 

Parking/Drop-Off

Parking/drop-off : 

Cars are allowed to pull up directly in front of the building in both the morning and the afternoon. In the afternoon, drivers will need to park in the color-coded grade-specific areas. Parents who choose to park must meet their child at their dismissal area. Children will not be allowed to cross to the parking lot without an adult. No supervision before 7:45 a.m. or after 2:35 p.m. No supervision on the playground equipment before or after school. Parking/drop-off

Attendance : 

Attendance

Attendance : 

Attendance

Instant alert : 

Instant alert

Instant Alert : 

Be informed within minutes of school closings or emergencies Messages can be sent to a home phone, cell phone, and/or email Receive information regarding everyday activities, upcoming events, and schedule changes Stop by the computer lab tonight to sign up or update your information Instant Alert

Cafeteria : 

Cafeteria

Cafeteria : 

Cafeteria

A message from assistant principal, kristi bennett : 

A message from assistant principal, kristi bennett

A message from School Counselor, Deirdre iuliani : 

A message from School Counselor, Deirdre iuliani

The role of a school counselor : 

Classroom guidance lessons (Second Step curriculum) Small group counseling Individual counseling Referral to community resources Teacher consultation Parent consultation Coordination of programs The role of a school counselor

Community Resource Fair : 

Community Resource Fair

Miss Maggie Zepka,School Counseling Intern : 

Miss Maggie Zepka,School Counseling Intern

A message from Mrs. Salerno : 

A message from Mrs. Salerno

Slide 57: 

57 Intervention efforts are divided into 3 Tiers; each represent a continuum of increasing intensity of support. Tier I is the lowest level of intervention and Tier III is the most intensive intervention level. Tier I Tier II Tier III Universal intervention: Available to all students Example: Additional classroom literacy instruction (General Ed Classroom) Individualized Intervention: Students who need additional support are given individual/small group intervention. Example: Supplemental assistance to increase reading progress (Title 1) Intensive Intervention: Students whose intervention needs are greater than Tiers 1 and 2 may be referred for more intensive services. Example: Speciall Education

Summary of RTI : 

All students receive high quality instruction in their general education setting All students are screened for academics and have their progress monitored to pinpoint any specific difficulties At-risk students do not have to wait before receiving additional instructional assistance Critical information is provided about the instructional needs of the student All students receive appropriate differentiated instruction Summary of RTI

Melissa Coleman : 

Melissa Coleman

Parent Drop-In Center Topics : 

Help your child understand and apply math Reading/writing strategies Ways to make homework and learning fun Use child-friendly computer sites to enhance learning Family fun nights/activities Access community resources Educational and low-cost family outings Assessments Talking to your child about personal safety Parent Drop-In Center Topics

Parent workshops : 

Parent workshops

Parent workshops : 

Parent workshops

Parent workshops : 

Parent workshops

Parent workshops : 

Parent workshops

Parent workshops : 

Parent workshops

Parent workshops : 

Parent workshops

Parent workshops : 

Parent workshops

Parent workshops : 

Parent workshops

Parent workshops : 

Parent workshops

Closing : 

Closing

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