Hearst Elementary School The best little school in the District! 2011

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Hearst Elementary School
The best little school in the District!
2013-2014 School Year
Dr. Deborah Bergeron, Principal
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Welcome to 2013-2014
School Year!
Last Year: Good to Gooder
This Year: Gooder to Great!
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Let’s Celebrate!
We Rocked The CAS!
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Overall Math Increase – 6.7%
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Overall Reading Increase – 7.6%
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FARMS Reading Increase – 21%
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76 of our Math/Reading (3rd-5th) scores increased at least one
level
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Many students moved from Basic to Advanced and Basic to
Proficient in Reading and Math
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Index Score = 72 (Rising) – Need 80 to be Reward School –
highest level!
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How can you help us get to GREAT?
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Support your teachers.
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Support your student(s).
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Support their academic initiatives.
Support their classroom management processes.
Communicate! Communicate! Communicate!
Make sure we have a good email in our system!
READ! READ! READ!
Limit weekday television.
Complete homework EVERY NIGHT – SAME TIME – SAME PLACE!
Be on time to school, well rested and prepared.
Be your child’s advocate. If they are not on grade level (or passed
CAS) make some noise!
Support your school community.
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Join PTA.
Pay PTA enrichment fee.
Volunteer – every minute counts!
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High Trust & Responsive
Classroom
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We teach kids to think and be responsible.
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We use language that is specific to allowing students to think
and be responsible.
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We create “standards” not expectations.
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We give kids permission to do what we want them to do.
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We do not punish; we do not reward and we do not “let it
slide”.
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We explicitly teach everything we want our kids to do. And,
then we practice – A LOT!
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We LOVE mistakes – Mistakes are where the new learning
goes!
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The Hearst Owl Pledge
I am a Hearst Owl,
And today I pledge to practice
Ownership
felloWship
Leadership
Scholarship
Hoot! Hoot!
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How can you help promote
successful behavior?
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Encourage the language you are starting hear and use it
yourself!
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“I need support?”
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“For more success you may….”
Use the “teach” method to get results.
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“For more/absolute respect, you may/can….”
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Model behavior you want from your children both subtly and
overtly.
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Remember – Mistakes are where the new learning goes!
Support teachers and the school in taking time to teach kids
to think and be responsible. (Instead of punishments and
rewards.)
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Important Policy Highlights
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Lost and Found will be out at each PTA meeting and donated the day
after.
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Lunch – do a lunch test! If you child cannot open it, please don’t send it
in.
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Classroom Visits – Arrange beforehand
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Signing Students Out Early –
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Security Desk
Sign Out
We will retrieve the student
Morning line up is 8:30. Students are late after 8:45.
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Our daily schedule includes Morning Meeting from 8:45 to 9:00 and DEAR from
9:00-9:15. This is VITAL time for kids to be at school.
Breakfast service stops after 8:30, unless a student rides a DCPS bus.
Students arriving after 8:45 must be walked by an adult into the building (back
door not red door) and signed in by an adult.
Unexcused Absences & Tardy Policy – IMPORTANT!
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ST Math offered 1st – 5th grades
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Close Reading focus – exposure to on or above grade level
text – with very focused attention to the text
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Rosetta Stone – Spanish for 2nd – 5th grades
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Go Math! - K-5
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Handwriting Without Tears PK-3
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Institute for America’s Health – Partnership
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Nook Readers in 4th and 5th grades
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More new exciting stuff…
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Hearst Partners with Flamboyan!
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Instructional aides – assigned to students
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Ms Janna Walker – Reading Specialist
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Small Group Instruction
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Teacher Support
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Ms Johnson – 4/5 RTI in Reading
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Technology! SmartBoards in EVERY classroom, Library and
cafeteria. Laptop Stations in EVERY classroom 1st-5th. Coming
soon: iPads for PK-K and Elmo Cameras at every grade level.
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Incredible new Enrichment Programs by PTA!
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Enjoy your evening!
6:00-6:30
Session I Teacher Presentations
6:45-7:15
Session II Teacher Presentations
6:00-7:15
Specials Teachers Available
PTA Table – Buy Your Hearst Goodies!
Embroidered Spirit Wear Forms!
Tour our new building!

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