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Mt. View School Goals 2013-2014
1. Work to continually improve instruction in every classroom through collaborative feedback. 2. Learn, understand, and implement components of the Common Core State Standards. 3. Increase the amount of oral and written feedback to all students to support their learning.
To stay on track in school, students need to be present every day. Missing 18 or more days of school in a year puts a child’s high school graduation at risk, according to BoostUp.org, a national dropout prevention campaign. Being absent for just two days every month of the school year can put a child behind academically.
Students with regular attendance are more likely to read well by third grade and score higher on tests. They also tend to be more engaged in school and feel better about themselves. Put your child on the path to successwith these attendance strategies.
Did you hear?
Mt. View School will be implementing a ‘3 at MTV’ goal asking all families to volunteer at leastthree hours during the 2013-14 school year to help make our school a better place to be. Volunteer opportunities can be in classes supporting during a literacy block, reading to individual students, providing math help, or helping staff with ‘take home projects’ which can be completed outside of a traditional school (or parent’s work) day. We look forward to recording and reporting on the number of volunteer hours each month! If you would like to learn more about volunteer activities, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Check back often on our school website for volunteer opportunities.
Thank you to all of our volunteers for making our school a better place to learn!
3 @ MTV Volunteer Opportunities To sign up please email: email@example.com
Number of People Needed
Adult Readers to read 15 minutes per student (4 students read to you in an hour)
1 Per Week
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Top 10 Ways to Help Your Kids Get A's
By Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.
Parental Involvement Is the Answer
Study after study has shown that parental involvement is the number-one determinant of how well all children -- regardless of their background -- do in school. Here are ten ways you can help your kids succeed in the classroom -- and beyond.
1. Create an environment in your home that encourages learning. This will be a major influence on how well your children do in school. Provide them with many different opportunities to become excited about learning. Make sure that appropriate materials from puzzles to paints to computers are available to stimulate their curiosity.
2. Provide your children with a well-balanced life. A stable home, filled with love, serves as a solid foundation for getting straight A's. Establish routines so your children get enough sleep, eat regular nourishing meals, and receive sufficient exercise. Limit excessive TV-viewing and the playing of video and computer games.
3. Read to your children every day. Most of the learning your children do in school involves reading. Read to your kids to teach them about reading, expand and enrich their vocabularies, and broaden their experiences. Reading aloud exposes them to materials that would be difficult for them to read on their own.
4. Encourage them to read extensively. As your children progress through school, as much as 75 percent of what they learn will come from the printed page. The more children read, the better their reading skills become. Make sure there is a wide variety of interesting reading materials in your home to encourage the reading habit.
5. Show your children how to be organized. Children who are organized find it much easier to succeed in school. One of the best ways to teach organizational skills is through example. Show your children how to use such organizational tools as assignment pads, calendars, notebooks, binders, and backpacks.
6. Teach them effective study skills. Good study skills are absolutely essential to get A's. Make sure your children know how to read their textbooks, prepare for tests, memorize facts, and use their time efficiently. Encourage them to have a regular time for studying, and provide a study place that is free of distractions.
7. Urge your children to listen and participate in class. Listening in class is the easy way for children to learn. Advise your older children to take notes, which will help them concentrate on what is being said. Encourage your children to participate in class -- it will greatly increase their interest in what they're learning.
8. Help your children learn how to tackle homework. Doing homework reinforces what your children learn in school. Show them how to do it so that homework quickly becomes their responsibility. Help them learn what assignments to do first and how to plan their time. Encourage them not to rush through their homework but to consider every assignment a learning experience.
9. Talk to your children about school. Your children spend hours in school every day. A lot can happen during that time. Show that you are genuinely interested in their day by asking questions about what they did and talking with them about the papers they bring home. When problems occur, work with your kids to find solutions.
10. Develop a good relationship with your children's teachers. Good communication between home and school helps children do well in school and makes it easier to address problems. Be sure to attend parent-teacher conferences, visit your kids' classrooms, and volunteer to help their teachers. And don't forget to express your appreciation to teachers for all that they do for your children.
Do you know why we ask each family to read 20 minutes per night with their child? Research indicates spending 20 minutes each day over an elementary school career adds 60 full days of reading time. For more information, please click here.
Mountain View Mission Statement
Our mission at Mountain View School is to work as a team consisting of school staff, parents, students, and the community to develop responsible citizens, foster a love of learning, and ensure students achieve at their highest academic potential.
All team members will be informed of required curriculum and expectations through ongoing communication. To promote student success, all team members will make learning a priority and actively and consistently monitor progress. Two-way communication between family and school will ensure success for each child.
All team members will teach, model, and reinforce REACH expectations each day. This will help promote a safe and caring learning environment. At Mt. View School, we realize when we work together; we will make decisions which are in the best interest of all our students.
Mt. View will again be partnering with School Readiness to host a free 0-5 year old playgroup.If you know someone who has a ‘future Mt. View Student” aged 0-5 please share this information with them. Children and parents will have the opportunity to play together, count, learn letters, sort objects, and complete projects in a fun and enriching way. If you would like to participate in the playgroup, you are asked to call the school at 860-584-7726 so your child’s name and space will be held.
Upcoming Playgroup Dates:
We will see you in the fall!
Looking for a fun way to practice your math fact fluency? Check out sumdog.com which is a fun, free, and interactive way to practice fact fluency over the summer. The more you practice - the SMARTER you will become. If you have questions about sumdog.com please call the school.
Principal's Office Hours
In an effort to support ongoing communication, Mr. Huber will have two Principal's Office Hours each month. No appointment is necessary. Any family or community member is invited to stop in for a cup of coffee and discuss issues related to Mt. View School. Your thoughts and feedback are important as we continually work to improve the learning for everyone at Mt. View School. These two meeting times are informal ways to increase dialogue and to simply talk about our school and ways to make it better. As always, if there are questions or concerns you have, meetings can usually be scheduled within 24 hours. Thanks to all of our families for working collaboratively making Mt. View School a great place to learn!
Principal's Office Hours This Month:
Wednesday December 4, 2013 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Tuesday December 17, 2013 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Thank you for spending 20 minutes each day reading with your child! Together we can help all of our Mt. View students build a strong foundation for lifelong learning!
The Bristol Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Name of school-based officer: David Huber
Mt. View Elementary School
71 Vera Road, Bristol, CT 06010
Susan Kalt Moreau, Ph.D., Deputy Superintendent of School
Non-Discrimination Officer, Title IX and Section 504 Compliance Officer