November 6, 2017
Happy November Hubbell Families!
With the days getting colder and shorter, there is no mistake that November is here! Our recent turn out for fall Parent-Teacher conferences was excellent. We enjoyed visiting with you and sharing your child's progress. The marking period closes in another month and the first trimester report card will go home on December 18. We also appreciate you completing the electronic survey in our main lobby at conferences, as we value the feedback and will review results carefully.
Each November we enjoy a Bristol Public Schools tradition, Thanksgiving Feast, the Thursday before Thanksgiving. Traditionally, Hubbell students “dress up” on this day, and our hot lunch entree is extra special: sliced turkey, stuffing, gravy, potatoes, rolls, veggies, and cranberry sauce. We decorate our cafeteria with student art and invite parents to help us serve and clean up. This day is all smiles at Hubbell School, and we spend time reflecting on what we are thankful for and how much we appreciate our school community.
Hubbell Teachers attend Professional Development on Tuesday, November 7 with several different sessions of learning. First, we will spend time on deepening our understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how it will shift our teaching of science to a more inquiry based approach. Second, teachers will be trained on how to complete the new standards based report card. Finally, the majority of our time will be spent working on our School-wide Professional Practice Goal: During the 2017-18 school year, we will collaboratively plan as grade level teams to deepen our understanding of grade level math standards and targets and respond to common formative and summative assessment data. With the guidance of our math coach, Joanna Vastola, we will review our unit plans, curriculum resources, and student work to plan next steps for teaching. This time of extended learning and sharing is invaluable to us, and we are fortunate to have this day in November to invigorate and deepen our instructional practice.