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Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730

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Introducing Ticket to Read and V-Math!!

 

                 Due to the wonderful support of our PTO and the generosity of the PTO Board, we now have two wonderful programs available on a trial basis for this year! So, thank you parents and PTO! So what are these programs? Great question! I’ll tell you!

                Ticket to Read is an online program that is available from anywhere that the student has access to the internet. It is a self-paced program which leads students through reading fluency, vocabulary, various ELA topics such as metaphors, inferences, main idea etc. and reading comprehension. As they work their way through the activities they accumulate tickets to use to purchase things for their virtual clubhouse! There will also be PRIDE Points awarded for time logged on the program. The program has the flexibility to provide needed intervention for some students as well as acceleration for others. How can the parent help? Great question!

                The program is designed for the student to be able to independently work their way through the material. If they get the questions correct on the first time through they earn tickets. If they made mistakes, the program goes back over the questions and allows the student more opportunities to successfully answer the questions (although with no tickets being awarded ono the review).

                 It is important that parents know that this is intended to be done independently by the student; meaning, that we do not encourage the parents to sit and work through the levels with them. That being said, if parents want to observe their students as they work, as you would do with homework that is fine. The difficulty would come as you resist the temptation to jump in and help.

                The second program is called V-Math and is also an online program. However with the V-Math the motivation for the students is that as they work their way through the standards they earn points which can be used to play math games. Learn to earn points, then play!

                Again, both programs are online so they will be accessed during computer times at school but can also be accessed at home in the evenings, over the weekend, and breaks. Your child will even have access to the programs over the summer as they are preparing for the next grade! As this is a trial year, please give me your feedback concerning the programs.

 

Thanks as always,

Dr. Knechtel

Kinder Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures

Kinder Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

Information for Parents

The following changes are being explained at Back to School night and being put into place on Thursday, August 22nd. The reason for the changes is student safety; a priority for us! Having heard the concerns from parents, and having the drop off and pick up area so close to the street, we are choosing to have the kindergarten children dropped off at the gate to the playground, led inside, and supervised by teachers in the fenced in area immediately upon their arrival. For the same reason, we are also now having students picked up from their classrooms inside the building instead of releasing them from the grass area. Thank you for your understanding and support as we seek to ensure the safety of all our students.

Early Birds: Drop Off 8:10- 8:25am (Thank you for being on time!)

                Parents may drop off their students at the gate by the playground. Students will be let in where they will stay with their classmates under the supervision of our teachers. It is at drop off that we say to our wonderful parents, “Thank you! We will see you at pick up time!”

                In order to have instruction begin on time at 8:30am, we need to close the gate at 8:25am. It is at this time that teachers will take their students to their classes and begin their morning activities.

 If you arrive at or after 8:25, please take your student around to the office where they will be allowed through the hallway doors to their class (as we are nearing the end of the third week of school your child knows where they are going. If not a staff member will escort them to class).

If you arrive after 8:30am, when you arrive in the office we ask that you sign in while we give your child a late pass to class. They will then be allowed in the hallway to go to class.

 Early Birds: Pick Up 12:30pm

                At approximately 12:30 (when the students are back in their classrooms from lunch) proctors will open the gate by the playground (for the students in Ms. Calamusa’s and Ms. Water’s classes) and the door to the back of the quad (for the students in Ms. Armstrong’s, Ms. Gumamit’s, and Ms. Kindell’s classes) to allow parents to line up by their child’s classroom.

No strollers, please, as this will create too much congestion; another safety concern. If you bring a stroller, please carry your child inside as you pick up your kinder, leaving your stroller outside the gate or door. Thanks.

                Teachers will have their Early Birds in a line inside the classroom and ready to be released to their parents one by one while the Late Birds are involved in an activity utilizing the SMART Board on the carpet. It is important that this dismissal goes as quickly and as safely possible in order to not lose instruction time with our Late Birds. This is not the time for parent/teacher conferences, even if brief. Thank you for helping us as we seek to protect our instruction time. Every minute is important.

                For this reason also, at 12:35pm, the gate and door will be closed and students who have not been picked up will be escorted to the office to wait for their parents, allowing our teachers to begin their afternoon session with their Late Birds. So, if you arrive at or after 12:35, please pick up your children from the office. Thank you.

 

Late Birds: Drop Off 10:10- 10:30am (Thanks for being on time)

                Parents may drop off their students at the gate by the playground. Students will be let in where they will stay with their classmates under the supervision of our proctors. It is at drop off that we say to our wonderful parents, “Thank you! We will see you at pick up time!”

                In order to have instruction begin on time at 10:35am, we need to close the gate at 10:30am. It is at this time that proctors will take the students to their classes and begin their morning activities.

 If you arrive after 10:30am, please take your student around to the office where they will be allowed through the hallway doors to their class (as we are nearing the end of the third week of school your child knows where they are going. If not a staff member will escort them to class).

If you arrive after 10:35am, when you arrive in the office we ask that you sign in while we give your child a late pass to class. They will then be allowed in the hallway to go to class.

Late Birds: Pick Up 2:35pm

                At 2:35, Teachers will take their students into the playground (Ms. Calamusa and Ms. Waters) and courtyard (Ms. Armstrong, Ms. Gumamit, and Ms. Kindell) for release to parents. At this time also the gate to the playground and the back door to the courtyard will be opened for parents to come in and get their children.

                No strollers, please, as this will create too much congestion; another safety concern. If you bring a stroller, please carry your child inside as you pick up your kinder, leaving your stroller outside the gate or door. Thanks.

 

As always we thank you for your understanding and support as we ensure the safety of all of our students.

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Today: 10/25/14

Bell Schedule

Regular Bell Schedule

8:25   First Bell

8:30   Class Begins - Tardy Bell

2:25   Dismissal Grades 1-3

2:45   Dismissal Grade 4


Wednesday Dismissal

12:30 Dismissal All Kinders

1:10   Dismissal Grades 1-3

1:30   Dismissal Grade 4


Conference Week

1:20   Dismissal Grades 1-4


Kindergarten Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

8:30   Early Birds – Class Begins

10:35 Late Birds – Class Begins

12:30 Early Bird Dismissal

2:35   Late Bird Dismissal

 

 

Wednesdays- All Kinders are Early Birds!

 

 

 

 

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