SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
Dear PES Families,
I hope this newsletter finds you well. It has been another great week at PES. It feels like drop-off and dismissal, particularly parent pick up, has improved now that we have had the chance to practice a bit more. Please know that each day we have nearly 100 students dropped off and picked up by parent pick-up (meaning not taking the bus or walking), so patience, grace, and a little extra time is needed to ensure everyone gets to school and home safely.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CONVAL SCHOOL BOARD
The ConVal School Board, working with the ConVal Administration, is pleased to announce its first ever Community Forum.
The ‘public comment’ periods at the beginning and end of the School Board meetings have been a source of frustration for some in the community. Board meetings are designed to conduct the business of the District and therefore there is limited time for meaningful dialogue between the public and the Board.
We have listened to our community and in our ongoing effort for full transparency we have structured this Community Forum to allow for discussion on community selected topics with questions to and answers from the school board and administration. The Board and Administration look forward to hearing from our nine communities in a constructive and flexible manner.
Please mark your calendars for Thursday, September 30 at 7:00 PM to attend our first Community Forum at the Lucy Hurlin Theatre located at the ConVal High school.
More information will follow with details about the forum, and how to participate in a survey to determine forum topics. We look forward to strengthening our partnership with our communities with this opportunity for a more open dialogue.
During the next two weeks, students will be participating in the aimswebPLUS literacy assessment. This assessment gives us information on students’ literacy skills and is administered individually to Kindergarten-Fourth Grade by classroom and reading teachers. It’s given three times a year, fall, winter, and spring. Kindergarten and First grade will be assessed with the Early Literacy Composite, and 2-4 will be assessed in oral reading fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. This information helps teachers know what students’ strengths are and any areas of concern. It helps to focus classroom and small group instruction to best meet student needs. Classroom teachers will share the results at parent conferences in November.
We will also administer the NWEA (MAP Assessment) in grades 1-4 in the coming weeks. The NWEA is administered 3 times a year so that we can measure student growth in math and reading as the year moves along. For specific details about when your child will be taking these assessments, please reach out to his/her teacher.
FROM THE NURSE’S OFFICE
PES is looking to add some substitute teachers to our call list. If you are interested in working with kids, making a difference in your community during hours that are convenient, and working alongside a great school team, please consider becoming a substitute teacher at PES. More information can be found by clicking on the Careers tab at the top right hand corner of the district website: https://convalsd.net/.
We will continue to get better and grow as a community. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.
Have a great weekend,
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