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Welcome to Kensico School A Fun Place to Learn! . Open House Monday , September 22, 2014. Purpose of Open House. Learn about Kensico School policies and procedures Meet your childs teacher(s). Learn the expectations of your childs classroom teacher(s ) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Welcome to Kensico SchoolA Fun Place to Learn!Open HouseMonday, September 22, 2014Purpose of Open HouseLearn about Kensico School policies and proceduresMeet your childs teacher(s).Learn the expectations of your childs classroom teacher(s)Please refrain from discussing your childs information. Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 20th, December 2nd and April 30th.Schedule for the Evening7:007:30Opening remarks, introduction of staff Gym7:358:053rd Grade Overview of Homeroom, ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies4th & 5th Grade Visit Special Subject Area Teachers/Refreshments in Cafeteria8:108:404th & 5th Grades Overview of Homeroom, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies3rd Grade Visit Special Subject Area Teachers/Refreshments in CafeteriaSchool/Home CommunicationNotes from the Principal bimonthly (on Kensico website)Website: most up-to-date source of informationConnect-EdTwitter: @KensicoMattE-mailStudent AgendasPhone updates voicemails for teachers and staffParent/Teacher Conferences to share information about your child and review student progress (November 20, December 2 and April 24)

School SafetyDrop-Off and Pick-Up Protocols/Traffic SafetyVisitor Policy have photo ID ready when entering schoolSchool doors locked all the time (including after-school hours) buzz in, sign in, obtain visitor badge, escort to your locationPlease alert your childs teacher and/or the office with changes in dismissalPlease watch your speed!Drop-off is a quick one along sidewalk exit passenger side only!Please do not move cones!Please do not park in the circle for an extended period of time. You can park in the circle to drop your child off in the morning after busses are finished and/or to pick up a sick child from the Nurses Office.Behavioral ExpectationsKensico CARES:CooperationAssertionResponsibilityEmpathySelf-ControlBehavioral Expectations Packet in homeroomsStress all of the bus safety rules with your child(ren): Stay seated all of the timeKeep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself at all timesTalk using an inside voice all of the timeCamera on every bus

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)Ensures that all students: Are protected from harassment and discriminationCan attend school in a safe and supportive environment where all students rights are protectedAre encouraged to practice and appreciate the importance of civility (politeness, courtesy, respect and good manners)Are encouraged and expected to behave in a way that is in keeping with the schools missionAre encouraged and expected to respect the rights of others

Recess Before LunchBefore eating lunch, students will be dismissed to the playgrounds for recess and then be brought in to eat lunch.Following lunch, students will return to their classroom, ready to learn.Benefits to recess before lunch:Children eat a more balanced diet.Improved lunchroom behavior and less waste or food thrown away since students are not in a hurry to get outside to play.Improved classroom performance, as children return to class feeling more full and settled.We hope this new schedule will promote better nutrition and student achievement for all our students. RecessLunch3rd Grade10:55-11:2511:30-11:504th Grade11:30-12:0012:05-12:255th Grade12:10-12:4012:45-1:05Students have the same amount of time for playing and eating as they had in the past.Information from our School NurseAttendance is a critical component to maximizing and increasing student achievement.Please call the nurses office by 9:30 a.m. to report an absence or lateness (arriving after 8:45 am).All new students and all 4th graders are required to have a physical.If your child is vomiting or had a fever the night before, please keep him/her home. This is a safety issue.All over-the-counter medications and prescription medication require a physicians prescription and parental permission, e.g. cough drops, etc.More emphasis on healthy foods for celebrations.

Field TripsNeuberger Museum Grade 3SoundWaters Grade 5Albany Grade 4Franklin Mineral Museum Grade 5Broadway Aladdin Grade 5Smiths Tavern Grade 4Natures Classroom Grade 3Botanical Gardens Grade 4Liberty Science Center Grade 4School SpiritStudent Council School StoreSchool Spirit DaysFood DrivesClothing DrivesCanned Food DrivesTalent ShowPARPWinter Concert/Celebrate the ArtsBand/Chorus/Orchestra AssembliesFamily Reading NightsBook Fair 5th Grade Bring a Friend to LunchValhalla Union Free School District: Building a Shared VisionA+ = Accelerate Academic Achievement21st Century Learning (5Cs) and the Global CitizenCritical ThinkingCollaborationCommunicationCuriosity & CreativityLearning anywhere, anytime for everyoneFocus on the whole childacademics, arts, athleticsSafety firstsee something, say somethingwith your head and your heartCommon Core State StandardsELARead more non-fictionLearn about the world through readingRead more challenging materialTalk about reading using evidenceLearn to write from what is readKnow more vocabulary wordsTerminologyText any written workNon-fiction texts about real-life events or factsEvidence bits of proof from the textJudgment a students conclusion about what they have readSpeed and accuracy how quickly a student can solve math problems correctlyEngageNY.orgThe Common Core Learning Standards create clear expectations for what students in Pre-K 12th grade should be able to do in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and math. The standards include shifts, or changes in how teachers teach to help children succeed in the topics and skills that matter most.MathBuild on learning year after yearSpend more time on fewer conceptsUse math facts easilyDevelop speed and accuracy in solving problemsReally know it, really do itUse math in real-world situations

Standardized TestingGradesTestDates3, 4, 5TerraNovaMarch 9 123, 4, 5

NYS English Language Arts (ELA) AssessmentApril 14 163, 4, 5NYS Mathematics AssessmentApril 20 to 224NYS Science Assessment (ESPET) PerformanceMay 20 to 294NYS Science Assessment (ESPET) WrittenJune 1Very Intensive SupportIntervention and EnrichmentDaily Direct Instruction Kensico School

AIS Pyramid of Interventions Instructional Support Team (IST)Committee members - Principal, Classroom Teachers, Speech Teacher, Reading Specialists, School Psychologist, AIS Math TeacherReviews students who are experiencing academic or behavioral difficultiesDiscuss childs strengths, areas of need and brainstorm how we can best meet the needs of the studentAction plan and follow up to assess how the child is performingHints to Help Your Child With SchoolSet up a consistent homework time and locationAttend school daily and arrive on time, ready for the days learning experience Share school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life Have conversations in the car, at the dinner table, while waiting in line, etc.Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts constantly (use cards, dice, everyday numbers you see, etc.)Inform you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject Read, Read, Read, Read, READ with your child(ren)Ask questions during the readingMake a comment about the readingDevelop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

Kensico School PTAMeetings: first Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. every other monthI encourage everyone to join our PTA!PTA Encourages parent involvementPromotes cooperation between the school and homeOrganizes eventsFundraisersSupports our efforts to make your childs experience better

Understanding New Levels For grades 3-8 ELA and Math, students at Levels 2 and above are on track for current graduation requirements. Students at Levels 3 and above are on track to graduate at the aspirational college-and-career-ready level.Level 4: Student excels in the Common Core Learning Standards for this grade levelLevel 3: Student is proficient in the Common Core Learning Standards for this grade level(on track to achieve at the aspirational college-and-career-ready level, first required for Regents Diploma purposes with the Class of 2022)Level 2: Student is partially proficient in the Common Core Learning Standards for this grade level (on track to meet current New York high school graduation requirements)Level 1: Student is well below proficient in the Common Core Learning Standards for this grade levelReading Anchor StandardsKey Ideas and DetailsRead closelyAnalyzesummarizeAnalyzedevelopCraft and StructureInterpretText structurewordsPoint of View/PurposeIntegration of Knowledge and IdeasIntegrate and evaluateEvaluate the quality2 + Analyze and Compare Writing Anchor StandardsText Types and PurposesWrite argumentWrite informativeWrite narrativeProduction & Distribution of WritingDevelop, organize, stylepurposePlan, revise, edit, rewriteTechnologyproduce/publishResearch to Build and Present KnowledgeResearchRange of resourcesUse evidence 7 Norms of Collaboration1. Promoting a spirit of inquiry2. Pausing3. Paraphrasing4. Probing for specificity5. Putting ideas on the table6. Paying attention to self and others7. Presuming positive intentions

Kensico School Faculty/StaffMrs. Astrella Mrs. Baker Mrs. Pappalardo Mrs. Walter Mrs. Walker Mr. Wright Mrs. Frank Mrs. Kleinbaum Mrs. Romano Mr. Singh Ms. Ward Mrs. Williams Mrs. Adams Mrs. Della Sala Mrs. GonzalezMrs. Guzzo Ms. Hulsebosch Mrs. Trehy Mr. Pierce Mr. Rossi Ms. KulersMrs. Griffin Mrs. Palongous Mrs. VoelkelMrs. Kincade Mrs. LaPorta Mrs. Carpentieri Mrs. Horsa

Mrs. Mirwis Mr. Czerw Mr. Dooley Mrs. Doyle Mrs. Butler Dr. LetiziaMrs. Wilson Mrs. Kurlander Mrs. Branciforti Mrs. DApice Mrs. Durkan Mr. Galin Mr. Griffin Mrs. Patti Mrs. PecoraMs. Soricelli Mrs. Thomas Mrs. Raiano Mrs. Soricelli Mrs. Garbus Mr. Castellanos Mr. Bonilla Mr. Dingle Mr. MontjoyStudent Teachers Pace Cohort TeachersKitchen Staff Bus DriversNew Additions to Kensico SchoolTeaching, Learning and TechnologyMrs. Elizabeth Kimiecik DirectorMrs. Claudia Floryshak Chief Information Officer Mrs. Debbie Garbus Secretary

Department of Special Education and Student ServicesMr. John Salatte DirectorMrs. Laura Faustini CPSE ChairpersonMrs. Tina DiBari and Ms. Julie Antonecchia Secretaries

Kensico = LighthouseThank You for Spending Your Evening With Us

Lets Have a Great Year!This PowerPoint presentation will be available on the Kensico School website.