Back to School Night August 27, 2014

Report
Back to School Night
August 27, 2014
Maureen Christensen, Principal
Agenda
 Prayer
 Introductions
 Principal’s Update
Successes
Opportunities
 2013 Strategic Plan/Parent Survey Results
 Marketing Update/Annual Fund
 2014 – 2015 Focus
 What Can Parents Do?
 Upcoming Events
 Before & After School Program
 Parents Visit Classrooms
Prayer
Trust in the Lord
Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
He will lead us right from the start.
Loving and trusting Him is how we thrive.
Our Lord helps us to live our lives.
Trust in the Lord for He promises to be by our side.
To light, to protect, and to always guide.
Amen
INTRODUCTIONS
Kindergarten 1st & 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade Instructional Asst ELP Site Coordinator Resource/VP PE School Secretary -
Mrs. Toni Chu
Mrs. Krista Sarkany
Mr. Chris Bermudez
Miss Laura Pearce
Mrs. June Lufting
Ms. Sarah Stricherz
Mr. Mark Ennis
Mrs. Alex Krider
Mrs. Josefina Sigala
Mrs. Angela Dean-Baham
Mrs. Claudia Orozco
Mr. Nick Thomas
Mrs. Jill Chacon
Principal’s Update
SUCCESSES
 Facility Improvements (Facility Cleaned, Picnic Tables, Whiteboards,
Projectors)
 Increase Technology Resources/Grants (new laptops, classroom
computers)
 21st Century Grant Renewed (5 more years)
 Teachers logged more than 100 hours of Professional Development last
school year
 School Board
Enrollment – Every Family Matters (Registration Fee Waived – bring in 1
family)
 Development – Increase Alumni Engagement/Every Dollar Counts
 Academics – Significant impact on Academic Growth & Curriculum
Enhancements
One Major Success . . .
Lift Up/Literacy Program
 Program provides one to one coaching/mentoring for teachers
in grades K – 3
 Teachers are introduced to the most recent ELA strategies to
ensure student success & differentiation techniques
 Teachers attend St. Mary’s College Speaker Series/Professional
Development
 Students are regularly assessed for areas of strength and areas
for growth
 ELA (Reading & Writing Scores Drastically Improved)
OLR Lift Up Performance
% Increase in Students At Grade Level or Better
150%
130%
125%
117%
100%
110%
90%
70%
50%
30%
20%
10%
-10%
Math
ELA
Second
Source: ITBS Testing Comparison – Fall/Spring 2014
Third
OLR Performance vs. Local Public Schools
% Students At/Near Grade Level
100%
80%
73%
81%
+
+
25%
55%
60%
54%
40%
20%
0%
Math
ELA
OLR
33%
Public Schools
Source: ITBS/STAR Testing Comparison – Spring 2012
Principal Update
OPPORTUNITIES
 Increase student enrollment
 25-30 students below optimum enrollment level
 Lower enrollment has stretched the budget/combo ½ class
 Increase positive Word-of-Mouth about OLR
 Increased Fundraising Participation/PTC
(ALL hands on deck)
 Portable Installed (New Kinder Classroom)
Parent Survey Results –August 2014
Strength or Weakness Rating of OLR
%Top 2 Box Strength Ratings
Catholic Identity Instruction
Child's Moral Development
Child's Faith Formation
Afforable Tuition
Before/After School Program
Quality of Administrators
Overal Teacher Quality
Overall Academics
Relationship with Teachers
Relationship with Principal
English Curriculum
Science Curriculum
Safety/Security of Students
Parent Community
Preparing child for High School
Pastor Support
Math Curriculum
Quality of Facilities
Computers/Technology
Athletic Programs
94%
94%
93%
93%
87%
86%
83%
80%
80%
80%
74%
73%
73%
73%
73%
73%
67%
53%
53%
Opportunity Areas
34%
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80% 90% 100%
Marketing Update
 Bilingual Marketing Materials
 Website Improved Communication
 Increase Parent Outreach Messaging & Newcomer’s Outreach
 Numerous Large Banners Displayed
 Mailings to Families (Baptism Candidates, Grandparents, Alumni)
 Quarterly Newsletters
 Annual Fund
2014 – 2015 Focus
 Enrollment, Enrollment, Enrollment
 Curriculum Enhancement – Jr. High Math
 Critical Thinking/Problem Solving (K-8)
 Benchmark Assessments (K-8)
 Increased Technology (iPads)
 Comprehensive Literacy Approach (K-8)
 Implement Resource Program
 WCEA/WASC Accreditation Preparation
 Facility Improvements (Kinder Portable & School Library)
What Can Parents Do?
 Volunteer – PTC; Fundraising; Marketing
 Help spread positive Word-of-Mouth about OLR
 Write reviews of OLR on Greatschools.org and YELP
 #1 vehicle to influence new parents
 Review message content ideas….
 Small Class Size
 Great Education
 Unique Family Focus
 Invite a prospective parent to tour the school and get your
registration fee returned (a value up to $375)
Upcoming Events
 Kick-off for New Before/After School ELP (STEEAAM Model)
 8th graders Visit Moreau Catholic HS
 Volunteer Meeting/PTC Sept. 11 at 7 pm
 Back to School BBQ Sunday, Sept. 28 at 3 pm
 Goal Setting Conferences Sept. 30 – Oct. 2
 Parish Festival Oct. 4 & 5
Our Lady of the Rosary School
Thank you for joining us tonight!
Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart

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