Next year placement:
Does your child learn more effectively in a particular learning environment? Are there teaching characteristics that enhance his/her learning at school? As I have asked in the past, feel free to email me (email@example.com ) or write a letter a letter stating the characteristics of a teacher desired for next year. Please don’t indicate names of teachers. I will take these request into considerations over the summer as I finalize the class lists.
Panorama Parent Survey
Wake County is seeking feedback from parents about our school. Panorama will continue to send emails until you have completed the survey, so please complete it so we can receive your feedback. We will use this data along with the brief communication survey that we sent out as a school as we plan for next school year. At this point we have had 36% of our families responded to the Panorama survey. The survey ends April 30th.
School-wide behavior expectations
As a staff we are continuing to analyze how to prepare our students for the real-world, in regards to how we treat ourselves and others. As a school, we are currently using some of the PBIS principles (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) and some of the structures of Conscious Discipline. Our goal for next year is to provide our students and staff with consistent expectations across all settings, provide students with structures to increase their ability to regulate emotions and communicate effectively with their peers and adults.
Quarter 4 Electives
Week two of our new Quarter 4 electives is complete! If you would like to learn more about your child’s electives-be sure to visit the elective letter website found here. These letters contain an overview of the course, standards that will be taught as well as contact information for the elective teacher.
Letterland at Pullen Park
Wake County Public Schools will be celebrating their annual Letterland event Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Pullen Park. Join Wake County staff, students and parents in a fun event that connects student learning to reading. Park Admission- Free; Rides- $1.00; For more information- http://www.wral.com/mark-your-calendars-letterland-returns-to-pullen-park-for-day-in-april/17484364/
PTA hosted two socials this week to get to know our parents! If you were unable to attend one of those events, but would still like to know ways you can be involved, please reach out to Alex van Staveren- (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Fifth grade families: Save the date for the afternoon of June 8th for the end of year celebration! A Memberhub announcement and letter will be going home soon to give details for our awesome fifth graders send off.
- Field Day is now on Wednesday June 6th (this has been changed based on the students last day being back on June 8th).
- EOG Dates:
May 29- 3rd and 4th ELA
May 30- 3rd and 4th Math
May 31- Goto/FV Science (computer)/Make-ups
June 1- Nightingale/Vinson Science (computer) Make-ups
June 4- 5th Math/Make-ups
June 5- 5th ELA/Make-ups
June 6- Make-ups
June 7- Make-upsWhat we want our students to learn -- Teachers are to share out with our families on a weekly basis the areas of focuses for academics, announcements, and other pertain items. Most of our teachers are utilizing Memberhub, if you are not receiving updates please email or contact the teacher and/or Mr. Shillings.
Student and Staff Awesomeness - Check out what our team is doing in their classrooms -- via Twitter - @underwoodgtm -- #weareunderwood Keep up the great work!