Grade 5 to 6 Transition Meeting PowerPoint - The Plainview

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Welcome Parents!
Incoming Grade 6
Parent Orientation
February 29, 2012
MR. JOHN MCNAMARA
PRINCIPAL
MRS. JOAN WARTELL
AST. PRINCIPAL
MS. ANGELA DELESSIO
AST. PRINCIPAL
MRS. JOAN SAPIR
GUIDANCE
MRS. IRENE PETRSORIC GUIDANCE
MS. VALERIE ZAFFERS
GUIDANCE
MRS. DANIELLE ORGONIK
GUIDANCE
Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School
A Tradition of Excellence in Middle Level
Education
Overview of Topics to be Discussed
 Grade 6 Scheduling and Programs
 What our Students are Saying about Sixth Grade
 Clubs and Activities
 Social and Emotional Issues for Grade 6 Students
Grade 6 Scheduling
TEAMING IN GRADE 6
 Students are on a team of teachers in grade 6 for their four
core subject areas: Math, Social Studies, Science and
English
 ELA is a double period block and their homebase teacher
 They travel as a class for their core classes but are mixed for
specials based on language choice
 There will be two teams, each with approximately 95
students
 Teams have common team planning time every day
LOTE
 All students take a Language Other Than English
(LOTE) in grade 6
 The LOTE courses are either Spanish or French,
depending what the child chose to take in grade 6
 The successful completion of a language in grade 7
and 8 marks the completion of Spanish 1R or French
1R and allows students to take Spanish 2R or French
2R in grade 9
Encore Classes
 The encore classes students take in grade 6 are as
follows:
Physical Education – Full Year/Alt. Day
General Music – Half Year/Alt. Day
CEU Spanish/French One Quarter/Alt. Day
CEU Computers One Quarter/Alt. Day
Art – Half Year/Alt. Day
Home and Careers – Half Year/Alt. Day
Health – Half Year/Every Day
Academic Intervention Services
 Academic Intervention Services (AIS): AIS Reading
or AIS Math
 Support is provided for all students that do not meet
NYS Standards in the areas of math and reading
 Students that score below a level three on NYS
Assessments are mandated by NYS to receive
additional support
 This is taken in lieu of one of the special area classes
Special Education Services
 Students that have an IEP and receive support
services may receive either Resource Room or an
Integrated Co-Teaching Model Schedule
 Students would receive a support period in lieu of
General Music and the CEU’s
Looking Ahead at Some Decisions….
 Math 7-1 (Grade 7)
 Earth Science (Grade 8)
 Art 9 (Studio Art) (Grade 8)
What do the Students Have to Say….
Clubs and Activities
 There are a wide range of
clubs for students to
participate in (See the
list in the handout)
 Clubs meet during zero
period on Monday or
Wednesday
 Students may participate
in intramurals in the
morning through the PE
Department
Music Program
 Students can participate
in the following
performing groups in
grade 6:
Symphonic Orchestra
5th and 6th Grade Chorus
5th and 6th Grade Band
Jazz Band
Social and Emotional Development
 Students are going through major changes during
this time
 Communication with parents often tends to decrease
as peer groups become even more important to
students
 It is important that your child knows that there is an
adult that they can talk to
 Communication between home and school is critical
Parenting in the Tween and Teenage Years…..
GOOD
LUCK!!!!!
Question and Answer Session
THANK YOU FOR COMING THIS EVENING!

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