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Welcome to 6 th GRADE PARENT ORIENTATION. MAY 31, 2012. Working together, our children succeed . Introductions Odle Success Initiative Communication Back to School Preparations School Begins Early Year Events Your PTSA Parent Involvement at Odle. Meet the School.

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  1. Welcome to 6th GRADE PARENT ORIENTATION MAY 31, 2012

  2. Working together, our children succeed • Introductions • Odle Success Initiative • Communication • Back to School Preparations • School Begins • Early Year Events • Your PTSA • Parent Involvement at Odle

  3. Meet the School • Main office: 456-6600 • Liz Vandenberghe • MameMulherron • Counselors • Kat Farkas A-L: 425-456-6606 • Jenny Brooks M-Z & Speaks Spanish: 425-456-6607

  4. The Success Initiative at Odle • Introduced in 2011-2012 • Comprised of several interrelated programs • Extended Learning time (next slide) • Effort Matters! Students supported in giving their best effort. • Positive Rewards • Grading Systems: Not Yet (NY) Grades • Classroom-based Assemblies

  5. Success ZonesMon/Tues/Thurs/Fri • Tutorial 2:37-3:07 (In Classrooms) • Students can choose to stay • Students can be assigned to tutorial. • Attend on the same day it is assigned. • Additional instruction is provided so that students can be successful in class the next day. • Extended Re-teaching & Extended Enrichment 3:07-4:10 (In Classrooms) • Assigned by teacher or voluntary by student • Teachers re-teach concepts • Students can be invited for enrichment

  6. Success ZonesMon/Tues/Thurs/Fri • Homework Zone 2:37-4:10 (Library) • Voluntary • Work Completion Zone 2:37-4:10 (MUR) • Assigned by teacher when student has incomplete work. • Detention 2:37-5:00

  7. How do I know when my Child has been assigned tutorial? • Automated Phone call • Automatic Email • Students may call home. • Plan not to have music lessons, etc. during tutorial time slots.

  8. Communications • Viking News & Eblasts • PTSA’s online newsletter emailed by-monthly. Email odlepsta@hotmail.com now or sign up at business days. • Websites • District: www.bsd405.org • Odle: www.bsd405.org/odle • PTSA: odleptsa.org • Morning Announcements • PTSA Meetings & Principal Coffee Chats • Email Teachers

  9. Getting Ready for School • Backpack Ready: PTSA website: odleptsa.org. click resourcesto find a school supply list. It is also on the school website. • FAQ’s for new parents on odleptsa.org. • Bus Routes • Flyer will be mailed home. Information also available online: www.bsd405.org. • If the bus comes too early, consider driving your child to the last bus stop.

  10. Getting Ready for School • In August, print School Forms off Odle school website: www.bsd405.org/odle. • There will be a very limited number of forms available at TCB so try not to forget to print ahead. • No internet access? Pick up packet in August in Odle Main Office. • Fill out forms and bring to Business Days with your checkbook.

  11. Taking Care of Business Day TCB • 6th Graders on August 27th • Students Attend WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) 8:00- Noon • All Students Stay for Pictures after WEB. • Parents – Proceed to Library • Coffee and Breakfast Treats in Library 8:00 am • Parent Orientation in Library 8:20 – 9:45 • Pay Fees and Take Care of Business 9:45 – Noon. Bring Completed Registration Forms & Checkbook!

  12. Business Checklist/ in the MUR • Stations can be done in any order except PE clothes • Schedules • Planners • Directory/Viking News • Forms (turn in all forms from your packet) • Pay School Fees (Main Office) • Lunch Account • FOOM Table • Fees • PE clothes is the last step (gym) • Noon: Pictures (bring picture packets which will have been mailed home in the summer.

  13. First Day • School starts 7:45 • Schedules handed out again. A very few students may have changes from the schedule they received on business day. • Seven Period Day • Lockers Assigned • School’s out 2:33 (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday). • Wednesday School’s out at 1:23.

  14. Lunch • Lunch code is student ID number (on their schedule). • Students find out their lunch on 1st day of school. • Add $ to lunch account at TCB and online • Free and Reduced forms in main office. • Viking Hut • Student store in the MUR run by PTSA. • Opens 5 minutes after lunch starts. It’s not lunch! • Need 2 PTSA volunteers each day.

  15. Staying Organized • Free Planners--Handed out at Business Days! • Use Parent Internet Viewer (PIV): Online Teacher Gradebooks • www.bsd405.org/odle • See up-to-date grades • See missing assignments • Middle school passwords mailed several weeks into school • Check weekly AND teach your student to check. • Stay in email contact with teachers

  16. Attendance/Absences • Mary Shahrvini- Attendance: 425-456-6611 • Call to report absences. • Complete a pre-arranged absence form 3 days prior to the absence. • If student is ill over 3 days, parents may call the attendance office to request homework. • Call attendance office during day to get a message to your student.

  17. After School Sports 3:10- 4:10 • Jubilee Reach (nonprofit charity). • www.jubileereach.org • Listen to morning announcements. • Students Receive Packet 1st day of each session. • Games on Wednesdays • No cost

  18. School Sports 6-9 week sessions • Volleyball • Co-Ed Badminton • Ultimate Frisbee • Co-Ed Volleyball • Co-Ed Track

  19. After School Clubs 3:10 – 4:10 • School Clubs • These begin several weeks into the year. • Listen to morning announcements. • Leadership (ASB), yearbook, French, jazz club, etc. • Find out more by attending Ice Cream Social • PTSA Math Club • Attend Ice Cream Social September 11 for more information!

  20. After School Care Options • Boys and Girls Club: Teen Excellence Center • Free • Located Across from Samena in the Old Lake Hills Library. 15230 Lake Hills Blvd. 425-644-7885. • Van picks students up at Odle at 3:07 and 4:15 • Students check themselves in and out. A place to do homework and hang out. • Samena Middle School After School Care • Pick up a registration packet at Samena Swim club.

  21. Important Early Dates • Ice Cream Social: September 11, 6pm. Odle track. • Free! • Learn about after school clubs, sports and activities. • Meet other Odle families. • Curriculum Night • Arena Conferences (teacher conferences)

  22. Parent-Teacher-Student AssociationPTSA • What • Communication Bridge Between Home and School • Give Parents a Voice in School Decision making • Promote Parent Involvement at School • Community Building Events • Fundraise to Support Teachers & Enrich Student Learning • Contact us • odleptsa@hotmail.com • odleptsa.org • Membership • Special Savings and Programs for Members

  23. Volunteer Opportunitiesworking together, our children succeed • PTSA • Fill out a volunteer form at TCB days. • Success Initiative Volunteers • Help regularly in one of the after school SUCCESS zones. Click on the success calendar icon at odleptsa.org to sign yourself up. • District VIBES Program (Tutors needed!) • Waiting list of students needing tutors. • Meet with your student once a week. • Sign up in the Odle attendance office.

  24. Friends of Odle Music/FOOM • Nonprofit organization of Music parents. • Fundraises for Odle’s Music programs. • CD sales • Bake Sales at concerts • Much more

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