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RSU 16 Strategic Plan & Early Release Wednesday Work Elm Street Teachers are conducting action research that focuses on Math instruction. Based on the NECAP assessment (the state wide assessment) in 2012, 63% of ESS students met the math standard. Although we have made some progress in the past two years, it is imperative that ESS staff and students focus on improving these scores. Considering this, teachers began the year unpacking the NECAP and NWEA data in an effort to identify trends. Teachers found that across the grade levels, students struggled to apply math concepts in constructed response questions (essay questions) and struggled with math facts, hence grade level teams researched instructional strategies and crafted measurable goals that will address these challenges. In the next 15 weeks, Teachers will collect and analyze data and make adjustments based on the results. The action research conducted by the teachers aligns perfectly with the RSU 16 strategic plan, and the early release Wednesdays allow teachers to work collaboratively on this issue.
PTO October Events – Save the Date Trick or Trunk The second annual Trick and Trunk is scheduled for October 31st from 6-8.
Book Fair The PTO supported Book fair is scheduled for Monday, October 21-25th
Movie Night Please bring your kiddos to movie night on Wednesday, 23 @ 6pm
Couch to 5K ESS is very excited to be teaming up with BMWS in the couch to 5K. Students have been doing a great job preparing. The official race is scheduled for November 11th. More info soon!
Stop Bullying This year’s Wildcat Assemblies will focus on Bullying prevention. Please check out the following information: http://www.cartoonnetwork. com/promos/stopbullying/in dex.html.
Student Led Conferences/Progr ess Reports Student led conference scheduling requests went out in your child’s Friday Folder. Most SLCs will take place on Thursday, October 24th from 11-7pm. Progress Reports will be available at student led conferences. Please let us know if you have any questions.