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Grade 5 Students Will Have Continued Access to Rosetta Stone During the Summer
Rosetta Stone World Language Summer Login Information
This year's 5th grade students entering the GRMS in September will have continued access to the Rosetta Stone World Languages Learning Platform during the summer. Students will be able to practice and continue to develop Spanish and Latin language skills which will help them as they begin Middle School.
Fifth Grade Students can access the district license for Rosetta Stone by using the following link:
Until July 15th , students will have access to the Latin curriculum using their current login credentials.
John Smith Grade 5
Password: Student Id number
On July 16th , students will have access to the Spanish language curriculum using the below credentials.
John Smith Grade 5
Password: Student Id number
Please contact Paul Cusack if you experience difficulty at email@example.com
As the school year winds down and we begin thinking about our summer plans and vacation, we also find ourselves beginning to compile our list of summer reading.
The GRHS English Department has posted a list of summer readings on the high school website.
The GRMS English Department has posted a list of summer readings on the middle school website.
Some suggested websites which include quality reading selections for elementary students are listed below:
http://readingandwritingproject.com/resources/classroom-libraries/archive.html Teacher's College - Reading - Writing Project - Popular Books
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecotthonors/caldecottmedal Caldecott Award Winning Books
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberyhonors/newberymedal Newbery Award Winning Books
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/geiselaward The Geisel Award Winning Books
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists American Library Service to Children Notable Award
Enjoy your summer and happy reading!
Curriculum and Instruction Annual Update
An update on curriculum and instruction accomplishments for 2012-13 and plans for 2013-14 was provided during the May 20th Board Meeting. The PowerPoint presentation is available in the below documents file.
March 5th Parent Workshop on New Math Standards
For those parents who were unable to attend our March 5th workshop on the new Mathematics Common Core State Standards (CCSSs) , the presentation can be found in the below Useful Information and Documents section in the workshops presentations for parents file. Thank you to those parents who took time from their busy schedules to attend the workshop!
Parent Workshop on Mathematics and Standards Based Assessment
Our next workshop on mathematics and standards based assessment/reporting will provide parents/guardians with information on:
The District Mathematics Committee invites and welcomes parents and guardians with students in grades K-5 to this informative session which will be held on March 5th from 7-8:15PM at the Coleman School (Multipurpose Room)
Since this program is geared only for parents and guardians, children may not attend. The Coleman School Multipurpose Room has limited seating; therefore, please R.S.V.P. by returning the below form to your child’s classroom teacher by February 22, 2013. A flyer with registration information can be found in the below files section of this web page.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on March 5th !
December 3rd. Staff Development Day
A district professional development day is scheduled for the afternoon of December 3rd. School will be in session during the morning and professional development activities will begin at 1:45. A schedule of detailed activities and locations are posted in the below documents file. Professional development certificates can be obtained in the home school front offices.
K-5 Parent/Guardian Language Arts Literacy Workshop
Parents and guardians are warmly welcomed to a workshop on December 6th at 7pm to learn about our balanced literacy program. The workshop will be held in the Central School Auditorium and conducted by the district K-5 Language Arts Literacy Consultant/Teacher Trainer, Christine La Gatta from Teacher's College. During the workshop, parents/guardians will learn about:
· The impact of the new Common Core School Standards on our curriculum;
· New instructional resources that are available to our teachers and students
· Exposure to typical classroom activities;
· Ways to help your child improve their literacy skills; and
· Opportunities to ask questions about the program.
The Committee invites and welcomes grades K-5 parents and guardians to this informative session as we work to strengthen instruction and improve the reading and writing skills of our students.
Since this program is geared only for parents and guardians, children may not attend. The Central School Auditorium has limited seating; therefore, please R.S.V.P. by returning the below form to your classroom teacher by November 28th. An informational brochure and registration form can be found in the below information and documents section of this web page. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the workshop!
Useful Information and Documents
Annually, the district Curriculum Mapping Committee meets and develops a plan for the upcoming year to advance the district's curriculum mapping initiative.
flyer and registration
Updates on various 5 Year Program Review Initiatives are available by viewing the attached PowerPoint presentations.
This mandated presentation is provided to all district personnel annually by their supervisor at the beginning of each school year.
Curriculum and Instruction Update
January 23, 2012
New state regulations and district policies on bullying