2014-2015 School Plan - Brent Elementary Website

Report
School Plan 2014-2015
Brent Elementary School:
“A Culture of Continuous
Improvement”
Agenda
• Strategic planning process overview
• New Initiatives
• So what stays the same?
• Staff Update
• Why Constantly Improve?
Strategic Planning Process Overview
1.Strengthening our foundations: maintaining
and deepening our investments in staff, staff
training and our core offerings in RC, Reggio, R
& W Workshop and Investigations
2. Maximizing the potential of every student:
developing systematic and consistent delivery
mechanisms for intervention, enrichment and
individualized instruction
Strategic Planning Process Overview
3. Strengthening/Examining our “Specials” program: This is
an area of relative strength and distinction for Brent, but I
want to be sure we keep building and strengthening them.
4. Strengthening the field experience model and our
extracurriculars: Both the field experiences and the
extracurricular offerings serve to improve the overall Brent
student experience. Both are intricately connected to our
curriculum.
Potential Roles and Responsibilities
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Chairman
(Principal Young)
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Scopes and drives process
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Forms and manages working groups,
overall communications and
stakeholder engagement
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Supports Peter and working groups
on key inputs to the process (eg.,
articulating vision, developing
common factbase)
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Finalizes proposed plan based on
own work and recommendations of
working groups
LSAT / PTA / Staff Steering Committee (SC)
Working
Groups
Parents
Working
Groups
Working
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Teachers
Working
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Community
Scopes process with SC
Provides input
Approves strategy
• Conducts analysis and
delivers recommendations to
the SC
• Participates in working
groups
• Provides input: survey,
presentation of interim
recommendations
Steering Committee (SC)
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Paul Sherman-parent (PTA)
Nazanin Ash-parent (LSAT)
Ben Feldman-parent (PTA/LSAT)
Amy Harding-Wright-staff member/parent
(SCAC)
• Sarah Werstuik-staff member (PTA Board
Teacher Rep)
• Mike Mangiaracina-staff member (SCAC)
• Whitney Paxson-staff member (SCAC)
How to Participate?
A. Working Groups
Contact Ben Feldman, at
[email protected]
-As you consider volunteering, please know that
there will be a significant workload for the first
part of the school year.
B. Attend public fora that will be scheduled in
the fall.
C. Attend PTA and LSAT meetings
New Initiatives
Reggio small-group support
– Ms. Gibson and Mr. Krohn will work with ECE
students (one class/day) to support student
explorations
Type to Learn
– Integrated into extended library time for our 3rd-5th
grade students
Fieldtrip fee: $50 (family contribution), $10 (PTA
contribution)
New Initiatives
Responsive Classroom
– Consultant and/or workshops designed to strengthen staff expertise with RC
Mr. Mangiaracina’s and Ms. Cruz’s Work
Dedicated RTI (Response to Intervention) blocks of time with eye towards more
consistent delivery of student intervention.
– Ms. Cruz: K-5, Reading and Writing
– Mr. M: 2-5, Math
– Responds to need for improved consistency of student support services
was very present in staff survey results.
New and Stronger Extracurricular Offerings
– Working with PTA Board as well as LSAT sub-committee to determine
specific offerings
– In direct and an immediate response to parent survey results
So what stays the
same in 20142015?
Communication
• TuesNews
– Important information about school-wide activities
– Highlights and updates from teachers
• Weekly Communication Email from Classroom Teacher
– Curriculum updates, upcoming events, & class announcements
• Communication Folder (*school-wide folder for SY ‘14-’15)
– Bring notes, newsletters, homework, and finished work back
and forth from school and home
• Grade Level Websites
– www.brentelementary.org/site/grade___ /
– Includes contact info, calendar, homework, policies, etc.
• Class Syllabi
– Long-term curriculum plan and class expectations
K-5: Learning Exhibitions
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Publishing Night
Math Night
Brent Spring Showcase*
Fall & Spring Concerts
School Play
*New for SY 2014-2015
Curricular/Academic Programs
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PS3-5: Responsive Classroom
K-5: Readers/Writers Workshop
K-5: Word Study
K-5: Investigations Math
K-5: Science (classroom teacher)
1-5: Science (w/ Mr M.)
K-5: Social Studies
Specials
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Art
Music
Physical Education
World Language: Chinese
Science (Grades 1-5)
Library Story time (Pre-K & K)
Library Check-out only (Grades 1-2)
Library Check-out/Typing (Grades 3-5, new for
SY ’14-’15)
Science & Social Studies
• Units taught by Classroom Teachers
– Include reading, writing, field experiences, and
project work
– Integrated work with art and music
• Science Lab (Mr. Mangiaracina)
– 45-minutes weekly (Grades 1-2)
– 90-minutes weekly (Grades 3-5)
– NEW Science (Next Generation Science)
standards that Mr. M is implementing beginning
in 2014-2015 school year.
Homework Expectations
• Kindergarten: No Homework
– Reading 10+ minutes nightly (with parents or
independently)
• Grades 1-2 Weekly Packets
– Reading 20-30 minutes (independently)
– Reading Responses, Current and Review Math Work
– “Must Know Word” Practice
• Grades 3-5 Nightly Assignments
– Reading 30+ minutes nightly (independently)
– Reading Responses, Current and Math Work
– Word Work, Grammar, and Vocabulary Practice
Special Education Support
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3 full-time Special Education Teachers
1 part-time Social Worker
1 part-time School Psychologist
Inclusion Program
RTI
SST Process
Individualized Education Program
Pre-K
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4 Mixed-age (3- and 4-year-olds) classrooms
17 students per class (10 PK4, 7 PS3)
1 teacher and 1 aide
Lunch in Classrooms
Morning and Afternoon Recess
1-1.5 hour Rest Time
Specials: Chinese, Art, Music, Library, P.E.
Reggio Inspired Instruction:
– Small Group Time with Art & Music Specialists (new
for SY ‘14-’15)
Kindergarten
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3 Classrooms (new for SY ’14-’15)
16-20 students per class
1 teacher and 1 aide
30-minute Lunch in Classrooms (new for SY ‘14’15)
• Morning and Afternoon Recess (60 total minutes)
• Specials: Chinese, Art, Music, Library, P.E.
• Daily Instruction:
– 120 minutes of Literacy
– 90 minutes of Math
– 45 minutes Science / Social Studies
First Grade
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3 Classrooms
16-20 students per class
1 teacher
30-minute Lunch with 2nd grade in Cafeteria
Morning and Afternoon Recess (60 total minutes)
Specials: Chinese, Art, Music, P.E., Science
Daily Instruction:
– 120 minutes of Literacy
– 90 minutes of Math
– 45 Science / Social Studies
Second Grade
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3 Classrooms
16-20 students per class
1 teacher
30-minute Lunch with 1st Grade in Cafeteria
30-minute Recess after Lunch
Specials: Chinese, Art, Music, P.E., Science
Daily Instruction:
– 120 minutes of Literacy
– 90 minutes of Math
– 45 Science / Social Studies
Third Grade
• 3 Classrooms (new for SY ‘14-’15)
• 18-22 students per class
• Differentiated Instruction (Leveled Math)
• 30-minute Lunch with 4th and 5th Grades
• 30-minute Recess after Lunch (new for SY
14-’15)
• Specials: Chinese, Art, Music, P.E., Science
– 45 minute Library check-out/typing time New for SY ‘14-’15
• Daily Instruction
– 120 minutes of Literacy
– 90 minutes of Math
– 45 Science / Social Studies
Fourth Grade
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2 Classrooms
22-25 students per class
Differentiated Instruction (Leveled Math)
30-minute Lunch with 3rd and 5th Grades
30-minute Recess after Lunch
Specials: Chinese, Art, Music, P.E., Science
– 45 minute Library check-out/typing time. New for SY ‘14’15
• Daily Instruction
– 120 minutes of Literacy
– 90 minutes of Math
– 45 Science / Social Studies
Fifth Grade
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1 Classroom
11 students
30-minute Lunch with 3rd and 4th Grade
30-minute Recess after Lunch
Specials: Chinese, Art, Music, P.E., Science
– 45 minute Library check-out/typing time. New for SY
‘14-’15
• Daily Instruction
– 120 minutes of Literacy
– 90 minutes of Math
– 45 Science / Social Studies
Brent Staffing 2014-2105
Early Childhood Team
Ms. Harding-Wright and Ms. Lopez
Ms. Montgomery and _____ (tbd)
Ms. Miller and Ms. Curtis
Ms. Sadowsky and Ms. Marindin
Brent Staffing 2014-2105
Kindergarten Team
Ms. Copeland and Ms. Hairston
Ms. Homayoun and Ms. Bell
Ms. Santora and Ms. Lander/Ms. Leftridge
First Grade Team
Ms. Sarah Isaacson (*new)
Ms. Sarah Werstuik
Ms. Sara Yokum (*new)
Brent Staffing 2014-2105
Second Grade Team
Ms. Patterson
Ms. Pierce
Ms. Cati Sprague/Ms. Farkas
Third Grade Team
Ms. Hill
Ms. Kraemer
Ms. Kelly Maschari (*new)
Brent Staffing 2014-2105
Fourth Grade Team
Ms. Maslin
Ms. Perschke
Fifth Grade Team
Ms. Byrns
Brent Staffing 2014-2105
Special Education Team
_____/Ms. Alavi
Ms. Paxson
Ms. Santos
Ms. Annette Doxie-Social Worker (*new)
Ms. Sara Tick-School Psychologist
Brent Staffing 2014-2105
Specials Team
Ms. Bettina-Library
Ms. Gibson-Art
Mr. Krohn-Music
Mr. Mitchell-Physical Education
Mr. Mangiaracina-Science/Math Support
Ms. Wang/Ms. Zhang-Chinese
Brent Staffing 2014-2105
Custodial Team
Ms. Daniels-Custodial Forewoman
Mr. Anderson-Custodian
Ms. Young-Custodian
Cafeteria Team
Ms. Mahone-Cafeteria Manager
Ms. Boyd-Cafeteria Worker
Security Team
Ms. Howell
Ms. Jennifer Blount-Crossing Guard
Brent Staffing 2014-2105
Support Staff
Ms. Ewbank-Instructional Coach
Ms. Cruz-Reading Specialist
Ms. Scott-BURST Teacher
Ms. Casula-Front Office Manager
Ms. Diggs-Business Manager
Mr. Young-Principal

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