On behalf of our entire staff, we wanted to thank all families for attending our fall conferences. We are appreciative that 97% of families were able to attend their scheduled conferences. It is important that we maintain open lines of communication when discussing the progress of each of our students. It is our hope that each family left conferences with a clear picture of their child’s current performance as well as goals to work on for the remainder of the year. As always, if you have questions about your child’s performance, you are invited to contact your child’s classroom teacher.
We need your help! As part of our reading instruction we continually teach students how to become more fluent readers. Below you will find two helpful tools you can use at home to support your child’s learning.
The first is a rubric for you to use to evaluate your child’s reading fluency. Good readers are those who read with appropriate volume and expression, read in appropriate phrases, read the text smoothly, and maintain an appropriate pace throughout.
The second tool is a child’s self-evaluation of their reading fluency. Students and parents can record their child’s reading (using an Iphone or other device) and use the following rubric for the child to self-evaluate their own progress as they listen to themselves read. As students hear themselves read, they can determine if they are reading fluently (as if they are speaking to someone), identify challenging spots in the text, and determine if the book they selected would qualify as a ‘just right’ book.
If you have questions or need support in using these with your children, please call the school and we would be happy to answer any questions.
Thank you for your continued partnership as we work to grow strong readers, writers, and thinkers.
Ms. Olga Harhay is joining Mrs. Kelle Barrieau and Mrs. Joy Cannata as part of the music education team at Mountain View School this year. She is a veteran teacher who will be engaging Mountain View School’s students in informative music lessons throughout the year.
Band students are off to a good start this year. These musicians are busy practicing their instruments for their weekly lessons. Instrumentalists need to record their home practice on a “practice journal.” A parent or guardian’s signature is required on the practice journal.
Band and Chorus members will participate in a Winter Concert on January 15th
(snow date, January 22nd) and a Spring Concert on May 14th to be held at Mountain View School. Advanced Band students will also participate in an All-City band concert on March 5th at Bristol Eastern High School. There will also be an All-City Honors Chorus Concert on March 19th at Chippens Hill Middle School. Interested band students may also participate in a Recital in April.
We look forward to entertaining you throughout the year.
on Tuesday October 21
Fall conferences and our Scholastic Book Fair will take place THIS week. Please note, school is dismissed at 1:10 p.m. each day and lunches are served for K-5 students.
Also note, the book fair will only be open during the regularly scheduled conference times. Parents are required to supervise their children at all times while in the book fair. Due to supervision and overall operation of the book fair, children are not allowed to shop for books while their parents attend the conferences.
Please help us achieve our goal of 100% attendance at our October Parent/Teacher Conferences.
Tuesday October 21: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday October 22: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday October 23: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
**Please note, families are invited to return to school during any of the above times to visit our book fair. If you do not bring your child to school during their scheduled conference, you are more than welcome to return at any of the above slots to bring your child to the book fair.**
Are you looking to help our school? Do you have a few extra hours? We are looking for volunteers to help run our fall Scholastic Book Fair. No experience is necessary. If you have a few hours to donate during regularly scheduled conferences, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We especially need volunteers for Wednesday, October 22nd from 1:00-4:00 p.m. If you or a grandparent are able to volunteer during this time, please email email@example.com .
If we are unable to get volunteers for Wednesday, we will need to close the book fair for that day.
Today has been a great day of learning at Mt. View School. Earlier today, Mrs. Rogan met with members of our student council to discuss the reading initiative, a community service project, and organizing a Veteran’s Day celebration.
Also, our math intern, Miss Myers continues to meet with groups of students to solidify mathematical understanding across all grade levels.
Still to come: Our entire school will be participating in an enrichment program, FOODPLAY, which reinforces healthy eating and living habits.
Free/Reduced Lunch Reminder: For any family who received free or reduced lunch during the 2013-14 school year and has NOT yet returned this year’s application will revert to PAID lunch status as of Tuesday, October 14th. If you have NOT yet returned your free or reduced application for this year and you FEEL YOU MAY QUALIFY, please call the school to get another application.
Families who qualify for free or reduced lunch must resubmit their application each year to be eligible!
Did you know we continually evaluate the effectiveness of our PBIS and REACH program. Yesterday at our school-wide team meetings, our PBIS team voted to modify the “H” is for honesty and now refer to the “H” as being helpful. Students will earn their “H” for continually displaying helpful behaviors.
The team is also focusing our efforts on helping students develop relationships between each other which exemplify acts of Citizenship. To follow our progress, look for #reachrelationships on Dr. Huber’s twitter account @davidjhuber .
on Wednesday October 8