Pierce County proud to announce our Parent U. classes...
Pierce County 2012-2013 Parent University
ParentUniversityis a community collaborative brought to you by Pierce County Schools. Partnering with community organizations, our goal is to help parents become full partners in their children’s education.ParentUniversitywill offer courses, family events and activities that will equip families with skills, knowledge, resources and confidence. Workshops will take place at the local schools, public facilities, houses of worship, businesses and other community locations.
For more information, please feel free to call Christa Larson, 912.807.0048. We hope to see you at the “University” this year!
Preparing for PreK: PreK Orientation is planned for all elementary schools to help your family know what to expect and ways to help your child succeed in PreK.
PES PreK Orientation: Monday, July 23, 2012, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
BES PreK Orientation: Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
MES PreK Orientation: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Preparing for Middle School:CampBears provides a wonderful experience for your child to participate in a Scavenger Hunt of the school, meet their teachers and get a feel for the Middle School experience. Parents are invited to join their child in the afternoon to learn for themselves what can be expected and ways to help their child succeed during these crucial years.
PCMS CampBearsfor Parents: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Preparing for High School: PCHS provides a comprehensive orientation for 9th grade students and their parents. Join your student to learn what requirements they will be expected to fulfill and which pathway to take to accomplish these goals.
ESOL/Migrant Orientation: All ESOL and Migrant parents are invited to join us to learn about your school, meet the teachers and administrators and learn ways to help your child succeed.
BES: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
MES: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
PES: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Title I Information Night: This is an important event planned for all schools to help parents understand their rights in regards to Title I provisions. Make plans to attend and be informed.
MES: Thursday, August 16, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
BES: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
PES: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
PCMS: Monday, September 17, 2012, Softball Game
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Football Game
Thursday, December 13, 2012, Basketball Game
PCHS: TBA at College/Career/Military Night
Introduction to Computers: Learn how to make technology work for you, even if you have never turned on a computer. Upon completion of this course, you will have more confidence in using your computer as a tool for daily work, communication, and entertainment. OTC will be offering this series at their Blackshear Campus. Call 912.287.5854 for more information or to register.
Blackshear OTC Campus: October 11-November 15, 2012
OTC Continuing Education Classes: More information coming our way SOON on classes including but not limited to Cake Baking, Cake Decorating, Forklift Operation, etc. For more information or to share suggestions of classes you would like to see offered, call 912.287.5854. Mr. Jason Rubenbauer is the Director of Continuing Education and would love to hear from you!
Understanding High School Requirements and Testing: This Luncheon Workshop is being made available by a local business partner and will be presented at PCHS. Join us as we learn how to navigate the high school setting, prepare for important testing and see what resources are available to take our students right into the college and career world. (www.gacollege411.org)
PCHS: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Career Planning and the new College Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI): This Luncheon Workshop is being made available by a local business partner and will be presented at PCMS. This will be a great opportunity to get a glimpse of the CCRPI being implemented in all schools. Join us and the Department of Labor and discover ways to help your child look at careers and choose possible pathways that will take them through high school and beyond.
PCMS: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Homework Help with Math Strategies: This Luncheon Workshop is being made available by a local business partner and will be presented at BES. Looking for strategies to help your child succeed in math? Look no further! Join us for a great time of fun, hands-on ideas that you can use right at home!
BES: Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Homework Help with Reading Strategies: This Luncheon Workshop is being made available by a local business partner and will be presented at PES. Complimenting our Math Strategies, this workshop will help you find strategies that you can use at home to encourage your child in reading and comprehension.
PES: Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Testing Programs/What They Mean: This Luncheon Workshop is being made available by a local business partner and will be presented at MES. Join Ms. Pam Brooks and Ms. Tonya Johnson from our local BOE as they explain the CRCT and Universal Screenings in parent friendly language. Question and Answer time will be provided for your convenience.
MES: Wednesday, January 9, 2012, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Tax Talks: This Luncheon Workshop is being made available by our local Totally Free chapter and H&R office and presented at BES. This will be our 4th annual workshop made available for our families ofPierceCounty to get free information and tips in Tax Preparation.
BES: Wednesday, February 6, 2012, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Web Parent Control/Monitoring for Facebook, Powerschool and Internet: This Luncheon Workshop is being made available by a local business partner and will be presented at BES. Learn how to monitor Facebook, use your parent portal PowerSchool and be internet savvy. Communication through technology is where it’s happening; learn how to use these resources to help your family stay in the loop.
BES: Wednesday, March 6, 2012, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Preparing for Kindergarten: Kindergarten transition activities are planned by all elementary schools to help your family make a smooth transition. Join us at your child’s school to get all the facts for your family and student.
Learning Styles: “What are they and what does this mean to me as a parent?” This workshop is all about the different learning styles. Once you know the different “ways” people learn, finding your child’s style is crucial in choosing strategies to use at home to help them learn! Fun, hands-on and empowering!
Location and Time: TBA
Q&A: Georgia's ESEA Flexibility Waiver
What does this mean for us?
Dr. John Barge, State Superintendent of Schools May 2, 2012
Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Families on Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) expired in 2007 and while many of its policies remain in effect, the law is now referred to by its original name, Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) of 1965.
1. Why did Georgia apply for the ESEA Flexibility Waiver?
In September of 2011, the United States Department of Education invited states to seek a waiver from various sections of ESEA due to consensus from across the nation that certain aspects of the law encouraged some states to set lower academic standards, failed to recognize or reward schools showing growth in student achievement, and did little to promote the teaching profession or recognize the most effective teachers.
Therefore, the Georgia Department of Education applied for the ESEA Flexibility Waiver to allow for greater flexibility in the way the state measures schools for accountability as well as added flexibility in the way schools, school districts, and the state work to improve struggling schools. The waiver allows our state to identify and support schools where students continue to struggle based on student achievement growth or student subgroup performance issues, unify federal law with Georgia’s accountability system focused on college and career readiness, and exercise greater flexibility with federal funding.
2.What does the Georgia ESEA Flexibility Waiver mean for students, teachers, parents and families?
The Georgia ESEA Flexibility Waiver affirms the strength of Georgia’s education reform initiatives in the areas of improving educational outcomes for all students, closing achievement gaps, increasing equity, and improving the quality of instruction. Under Georgia’s own statewide accountability system, all stakeholders will be able to share a common understanding of school and district performance.
In the past,a school either met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) or did not, but many people did not know what this meant or why the school received that rating. Under Georgia’s new system, stakeholders will have a complete and comprehensive picture of where a school or district is meeting performance expectations and where it is not, beyond student test scores. Using 2010 – 2011 school year assessment and gradation rate data, a percentage of schools will be identified as Reward, Priority, Focus, or Alert schools. These new school designations will provide all stakeholders with a deeper understanding of what resources schools need in order to be successful in their efforts to prepare students to be college and career ready.
3. Are schools still required to offer Supplemental Educational Services (SES) and public school choice to parents?
No, the Georgia ESEA Flexibility Waiver does not require Title I schools to offer SES or public school choice.Results from an annual study of SES showed that overall, students receiving SES in Georgia did not outperform other similar students on state achievement tests in any subject area for the entire time they were in the program. However, knowing that students at-risk of failing still need tutoring or other academic intervention services, Title I Priority and Focus Schools will be required to offer Flexible Learning Programs (FLP) in place of SES. FLPs will be extended learning programs tailored to the needs of individual schools with the ability to serve more students in need of additional support.
Georgia Department of Education data also showed that less than 5% of eligible students took advantage of the public school choice option under ESEA. However, in 2009, Georgia introduced a statelaw which parents can still exercise called the Georgia’s Permissive School Transfer Option. This law provides an option for parents to request permissive transfers providing comparable options for parents and students. Parents who had children opt for public school choice under ESEA can still keep that option until the child reaches the highest grade level in the school but school districts are no longer required to pay for transportation.
4. Will AYP still be calculated and reported?
No. AYP is no longer the state’s accountability measure. However, some components of AYP, such asattendance and graduation rates, will still be reported to the public as part of Georgia’s new statewide accountability system.
5. How will Georgia’s schools still be held accountable?
The Georgia ESEA Flexibility Waiver will continue to require schools to raise the bar for performance of all students and will hold schools accountable for the academic growth and gain of all students. When schools fall short, parents can be assured that school leaders will adopt strategies focused on school needs and targeted towards the students most at risk.
Beginning in December of 2012, every school in the state will receive a numerical index score based on 100 points. This scorewill be considered the school’s College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) number and will provide a more complete and comprehensive look at a school’s performance. As previously mentioned, schools may also be identified as Reward, Priority, Focus, or Alert schools.
6. How will the waiver affect the standards/expectations of my child’s academic achievements?
Nothing in the waiver changes the state’s rigorous Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS). The statewide standards will remain in place. What has changed is the way we will measure schools’ abilities to help students meet those standards.
In addition, all content areas (English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) will now carry the same weight to ensure all students are ready to enter the 21st century, college and career ready. Dr. John Barge, State Superintendent of Schools
7. How long will the waiver be in effect?
The Georgia ESEA Flexibility Waiver will take effect for the 2012 – 2013 school year and remain in place for three years. However, it is important to note that if Congress reauthorizes ESEA between now and the 2014 – 2015 school year the reauthorized law would take priority over Georgia’s waiver.
8. How do I know if my child’s school has been designated as a Reward, Priority, Focus or Alert school?
The list of designated Priority and Focus Schools can be found on the Georgia Department of Education’s Web page. Alert Schools will be posted May of 2012 and Reward Schools will be added September of 2012. To access these lists of identified schools please visit: http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Pages/NCLB-Waiver.aspx
9. Will all schools be eligible for the new school designations?
Only schools receiving Title I funds will be eligible for the new school designations of Reward, Priority, and Focus. Schools receiving School Improvement Grants (1003 g) are also eligible for the Priority School designation. Title I schools and non-Title I schools are both eligible to receive the Alert School designation.
10. How is a school designated as a Reward School?
Reward Schools will be identified in September of 2012 and will continue to be announced on an annual basis. There are two ways a Title I school may be identified as a Reward School.
A Title I school may be classified as either a Highest-Performing School or a High-Progress School. Reward Schools cannot be identified as a Priority School or Focus School to be eligible.
To be designated as a Highest-Performing Reward School the school must be in the top 5% of Title I schools (78 schools) and either have the highest performance for all students over three years or is a high school with the highest graduation rates in Georgia.
To be designated as a High-Progress Reward School the school must be in the top 10% of Title I schools (156 schools) and either have the highest progress in performance for all students over three years or is a high school that is making the most progress in increasing graduation rates.
11. What do Reward Schools receive?
Reward Schools will receive public recognition for their success as well as recognition at the annual TitleI Programs conference. In addition, financial awards may be available.
12. How is a school designated as a Priority School?
Priority Schools were identified in March of 2012 and will carry the Priority School designation for three years. An option to have the designation removed early if the school shows dramatic improvement is available. The list of Priority Schools can be found on the Georgia Department of Education’s Web page at: http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Pages/NCLB-Waiver.aspx
To be designated as a Priority School the school must in the bottom 5% of lowest achieving Title I schools (78 schools). There are three ways a Title I school may be identified: 1) by having a school improvement grant (1003 g), 2) by having a graduation rate lower than 60 percent for the past two years in a row, or 3) by having a lack of progress on student achievement for the past three years in a row.
13. What will Priority Schools have to do?
PrioritySchools are Title I schools and will receive assistance from the Georgia Department of Education staff to implement interventions that will respond to the specific needs of the students in the school. They will work collaboratively with parents, their communities, and their school districts to develop school turnaround plans. These plans will consist of interventions that include but are not limited to assessing the performance of the school principal, having teachers and school administrators participate in professional learning, screening teachers, providing additional learning time for students, hiring an instructional coach, providing time during the day for teachers to plan instruction collaboratively, offering Flexible Learning Programs, developing a plan for student, family, and community engagement, and analyzing student attendance.
14. How is a school designated as a Focus School?
Focus Schools were identified in March of 2012 and will carry the Focus School designation for three years. Focus Schools cannot alsobe designated as a Priority School. An option to have the designation removed early if the school shows dramatic improvement is available. The list of Focus Schools can be found on the Georgia Department of Education’s Web page at: http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Pages/NCLB-Waiver.aspx
10%of Title I school (156 schools) will be designated as Focus Schools. There are two ways a Title I school may be identified: 1) by having a graduation rate lower than 60 percent for the past two years in a row or 2) by having the largest in-school achievement gap between the highest achieving subgroup of students and the lowest achieving subgroup of students.
15. What will Focus Schools have to do?
Focus Schools are Title I Schools and will receive assistance from the Georgia Department of Education staff as well as Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) specialists to implement interventions that will respond to the specific needs of improving the performance of their low-performing student subgroups. They will work collaboratively with parents, their communities, and their school districts to develop school turnaround plans. These plans may consist of interventions previously mentioned for Priority Schools, but Focus Schools have the ability to develop their own plans as long as they are appropriate to the school’s needs and the needs of its students.
16. How is a school designated as an Alert School?
Alert Schools will be identified in May of 2012 and will continue to be announced on an annual basis. Title I and Non-Title I schools can be designated as Alert Schools.
Once announced, the list of Alert Schools can be found on the Georgia Department of Education’s Web page at: http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Pages/NCLB-Waiver.aspx There are three ways schools may be identified: 1) by having low graduation rates, 2) by having low achievement in a particular student subgroup (such as English Learners or Special Education), or 3) by having low achievement in a particular subject content area (such as math or science). The state will use a formula based on the state’s percentage of students meeting and exceeding or the graduation rate to determine the cut off percentage to qualify as an Alert School.
17. What will Alert Schools have to do?
Alert Schools will be treated the same way as Focus Schools. They will be required to develop school turnaround plans based on the particular needs of the school and its students.
18. Is parental involvement still required under the Georgia ESEA Flexibility Wavier?
Yes, parental involvement was not waived and therefore, Title I schools are still required to engage parents and families in their child’s educational process. In addition, Priority Schools, Focus Schools, and Alert Schools will be required to notify parents of their school’s designation, share data and information with parents used to support programming decisions, provide opportunities for engagement in the school planning process, and invite parents to participate in the school’s turnaround or improvement activities. Priority Schools are also required to complete ongoing additional work in the area of family and community engagement.
19. What should I do if my child’s school is named as a Priority, Focus, or Alert school?
Parents, families, and community members are crucial to the school improvement or school turnaround process. If your child’s school is named as a Priority School, Focus School, or Alert School, take advantage of the opportunities the school offers to become more informed about what these designations mean and what in particular the school needs from you as it works to increase student achievement and success. If you have not heard of opportunities, do not wait to get involved. Contact your school’s parent organization, parent involvement coordinator, or even principal to share your interest in helping with this important process as schools begin to develop and implement these new plans. Most importantly, know that your help, regardless of how much or how little time you have either at home or at school is critical to your child’s success in school. Therefore, with parents, families, schools, students and communities working together, over time, these designated schools will see improvement.
Who's Who In Your Child's School...
By Reading Rocket
There are many people at your child's school who are there to help your child learn, grow socially and emotionally, and navigate the school environment. Here's a selected list of who's who at your school: the teaching and administrative staff as well as organizations at the district level. You might want to keep this list handy all year long.
SCHOOL AND DISTRICT PARENT INVOLVEMENT PLANS AND COMPACTS HAVE BEEN REVIEWED AND SUGGESTIONS GIVEN BY PARENTS AND FACULTY (SEE BELOW).
There is still time for you to be involved if you were unable to attend your school meeting. If you have additional comments or issues you would like to see included, please email me at email@example.com or call me at 807.0048. When emailing, please make sure you use "Parent Involvement Feedback" as your subject. Hard copies are also available at your school's front desk or in the Family Resource Center at BES. Revisions will be finalized by February 26th, so don't miss this opportunity to get involved!
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We value all that you do as a parent to help your child succeed!
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE: JANUARY 2012 SUGGESTIONS FOR PIERCE COUNTY DISTRICT PI PLAN:
1. Change school parent advisory councils to involvement committees in #2, 4, & 7.
2. Remove PIRC.
3. What does ESEA and LEA stand for?
4. Do we still do Academic Olympics….they do Battle of the books?
5. Change #18 first bullet: Provide English classes for non-English speaking parents
second bullet to read Encourage parents to enroll in GED classes for drop-outs by providing
resources and informational brochures.
6. In #1 first bullet: I don’t believe “are” is needed 3 x’s??
7. In #2 third bullet: Combine sentences with and.
8. In #7 paragraph remove last 2 “are”s.
9. First bullet….what does LEA stand for?
10. Change GPS to &/or CCGPS
11. In 18….what is plan and develop??? Circled
12. Improve on effectiveness process of parental involvement plan (7.)
13. Change the word practicable to more friendly word.
14. Yearly Invitation to Participate in 2.
15. Change school parent advisory councils to involvement committees in #2, 4, & 7.
16. Should we add Notify Me and Call Alert?
17. Powerschool is only uppergrades.
18. Would we add Ombudsman to #18?
19. In 2. if you have that personnel is available: “The door is often cracked but hardly ever completely opened.”
20. In 9. we parents need more encouragement.
21. In 6. (first grade/kindergarten transition??)
22. In 10. are we still doing training to help parents understand how to use Powerschool? (can this be done at a workshop or luncheon?)
23. Thank you, Mrs. Larson (for PAC meeting) I prefer the meetings because I understand what happens in the Pierce County School district.
24. Parent involvement is an excellent way of building student success, in the education environment, with commitment!!! Building elite Scholars.
25. I agree with the involvement plan. Please continue to encourage parents to be involved. Thank you!
26. No suggestions. Pierce Co. School System is implementing all criteria listed.
In the next two weeks, I will be visiting each of your schools and providing parents the opportunity to give input. The District Parent Involvement Plan and each school's Parent Involvement Plan and School Compacts will be available for review and suggestions. Check out the schedule below for your school's meetings. Hope to see you there!!
All Parents Welcome!
PES: Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 3:15 p.m. with extra review opportunity at 8:00 a.m.
PCMS: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 3:15 p.m. with extra reivew opportunity at 8:00 a.m.
PCHS: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. with extra review opportunity at 2:30 p.m.
MES: Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. with extra review opportunity at 8:00 a.m.
BES: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 2:45 p.m. with extra review opportunity at 8:00 a.m.
ORTA Resource Fair
Helping families with special needs children...
The ORTA Resource Fair is happening this Saturday, January 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Ware County High School Performing Arts Center. Come out and meet other families and see what resources are available in our area just for you!
Magic Marc the Magician will be performing for your child's pleasure. So come out and make a morning of it!
PCHS Title I College/Military/Curriculum Fair
Were you there.......
What a wonderful turn-out for the high school! Title I information, college representatives, military personnel, teachers, parents, students and a College411 financial aid representative were all present for the annual gathering. The Title I College/Military/Curriculum Fair provides wonderful opportunities for students and parents to learn more about available options after high school graduation as well as the benefits of being in a Title I system. Students were then able to "tour" their parents around the school, meeting with teachers and sharing classroom work portfolios. It was a GREAT evening! A BIG THANK YOU goes out to all who were involved to make it happen!
National Parent Involvement Day: November 17, 2011
Last November Georgia celebrated the first ever Governor's Proclamation encouraging parents to remain actively involved in the education of their children. This proclamation is an encouragement to us all, as parents, to know that our involvement is recognized as vital to the success of our children.
Celebrate with us on November 17, 2011 as we continue to pursue excellence on National Parent Involvement Day!
Pierce County School District
Motto, Mission, Vision
This is what drives our system to continue giving our "all" to OUR students, YOUR children.
Motto: Excellence is Standard.
Mission Statement: Pierce County School system promotes excellence as the standard.
Vision Statement: Our vision is for Pierce County graduates to become creative problem solvers excelling in a competitive global environment.
Best Get Involved Moments
Hear what parents are saying...
Schools understand that parents are busy people, but there are many different ways you can get involved in your child's education. No matter how little or how much time you have, there are many ways you can positively impact your child's education at school and at home. Check out the ways these parents have gotten involved and then think about what your "Best Get Involved Moment" is too! Remember when parents get involved and stay involved, all students achieve at higher levels.
Georgia joined with 44 other states and territories to develop a set of core standards for K-12 in English language arts and mathematics. The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace.
Watch Superintendent John Barge and Department of Education staff as they provide an overview of the new standards.
Our Parent Involvement Committees meet quarterly at each of the five schools in our system. These committees (PIC) are a way for parents to be involved at the local school level, gain insight into the learning process as well as provide interaction with others parents and teachers. All dates and times are posted on the Parent Involvement Calendar of Events.
YOU are an important piece of the puzzle...
National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships
The Georgia Department of Education has adopted National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships as the state's model in engaging parents, students and the community. To learn more about these standards, please visit www.pta.org/national_standards.asp
MES Mentor Training Breakfast....tasty!
Parent Involvement Activities
Rolling right along...
September 1, 2011.....The year is off to a wonderful start and it is great seeing parents involved, engaged and excited about their children's education! The Title I Meetings, Volunteer/Mentor Trainings, ESOL/Migrant Meetings and Parent Involvement Committee Meetings are rolling right along. So many opportunities for you, the parent, to get plugged in!
Coach Pender gets it started!
BEARS Pep Rally In the Park
The community helps to pump up the bears...
Thank you to Malayna Wetherington, Tommy Lowmon and all others who made the Pep Rally happen!What an awesome community we live in! If you didn't make it to the first "Bears Pep Rally in the Park" you missed a treat! It was announced that plans are in the making for more Pep Rallies so keep your ears opened and come out and support our Bears! When community, parents and the schools come together, so MUCH can be accomplished!
Pictures courtesy of Tabatha Goble.
Our Family Resource Center was transformed to the Boo Hoo Room on Day 1!
Family Resource Center
Parents: Did you know...
Our Pierce County Family Resource Center is stocked full of learning items for your family to check-out. We are located at Blackshear Elementary School, Room 801.
videos---cd's---books---reading games---math manipulatives---math games---clocks---thermometers---social interaction games and more!
BACK TO SCHOOL
Important dates to remember...
Time is drawing near and school will be back in session soon! Here is list of dates to get you started. More info soon...
Prayer Walk: Sunday, July 31, at each school and BOE 7:15 p.m.
Prayer Breakfast: Tuesday, August 2, First Baptist Church, 8:00 a.m. Meeting in Sanctuary at 9:00 a.m.
July 25, Pre-K PES 5:30-6:30 July 26, Pre-K BES 5:30-6:30 July 28, Pre-K MES 6:00-7:00 (REVISED) July 28, PCMS Camp Bear (6th grade students) 1:00-4:00 Open House (6th grade parents only) 4:00-5:30
REVISION: August 4, PCHS, grades 10-12 may pick up schedules (9:00-1:00 p.m.)
Called Meeting: July 26, 8:00 a.m., BOE Work Meeting: Aug. 04, 8:00 a.m. BOE Reg. Meeting: Aug. 08, 7:00 p.m. BOE
Calendar Adj. Day: August 1, 2011
Pre-Planning: August 2-5, 2011
1st day of School: August 8, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. James walk the Pre-K Hall with their son.
First Day of School
Off to a great start...
August 8, 2011......Day 1 seems to be a great start to a great year! Parents, I encourage you to stay involved in your child's education. Your involvement makes a difference!! Be on the look-out for the 2011-2012 Family Involvement Activities Calendar. There will be many opportunities for you to plug in this year.
Summer Reading Fun
Oh the places you will go...
(Download your 2011 summer reading book list for all ages below!)
The days are longer, the air is warmer, and it's time to think about vacations. Whether or not you leave your home, you can go an adventure when you open a book! Try several of the suggestions here - some books are funny, others fantastic; some authors find the stories in real life - and tell them in pictures and words.
Books come in lots of different forms: you can download them onto an eReader, tune in to an audiobook, or just turn the pages of a physical book.
The Pierce County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color,
religion or disabling condition in educational programs, activities or employment.