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  1. LS Parent Coffee Morning Welcome and Good Morning!

  2. Agenda • Bill Mann- New Librarian • New Guidance program- Heather Cronk • Curriculum work this year • New PYP Coordinator- Kirsten MrGrath • IB Accreditation recommendations • Homework • Mandarin A and B • PE uniforms (optional)

  3. Communication • School website • Principal’s message • Grade level and teacher sites • Student handbook/emails • School wide emails • Emergency SMS • Essential that we have your correct numbers! (See Myra)

  4. Library Services- Mr. Mann “Librarymann” to all the students PreK to Gr.5 have weekly lessons, story and book check out Parents can check out books as well

  5. Library Services xiamen.follettdestiny.com Select books by Key word Preselect Interest Level Student may pick up books next day Visit the Library to find further assistance

  6. Friends of the Library We invite your help to improve the facilities and resources of the Library Reading Garden Displays Furniture and more … librarymann@gmail.com

  7. Guidance Program • Social • Emotional • Academic Support

  8. Heather Cronk by Numbers • 11 Teaching Years • 5 Counseling Years • 5 International Schools • 5 US Public School Years • 19 Years Working with Children • 15 Years Overseas

  9. Second Steps- Committee for ChildrenSocial and Emotional Guidance Lessons • What? • Second Step Video • Teaches empathy, emotion-management, self-regulation, problem solving-skills and Executive Functioning skills • Why? • Teaches children skills for social and academic success • Research shows us that emotional skills correlate with higher learning

  10. All students can benefit from positive social growth and prevent problem behavior • How? • The 3 B’s • Be Safe! • Be Respectful! • Be Responsible! • Classroom, bus, cafeteria, hallway, playground and assembly • Incentives: • Individual-Dolphin Dollars/Treasure Chest • Classroom- Donny the Dolphin/Movie and Sundae Parties • School-wide- Special Celebration Days

  11. Who is Kelso? • Kelso's Video • Why? • Teaches conflict-resolution • Independent Problem-solving • How? • Guidance lessons • Common Language with principal, counselor, teachers, parents and TAs

  12. KC’s Choice Wheel

  13. Parent Book Club:How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish • Express your anger with out being hurtful • Engage your child’s cooperation • Set firm limits and maintain goodwill • Use alternatives to punishment • Resolve family conflicts peacefully • Cope with your child’s negative feelings

  14. Bringing Out the Best in Your Child!Parent Presentation Dr. Kathryn Tonges • LearnEffective parenting skills • Learn about a method of problem solving that is quick and simple without the need for a power struggle • The workshop will be reassuring, fun and interactive using real life scenarios • If you often fluctuate between being an autocrat or too passive, and you want the best for your child’s development then this workshop will offer refreshing, inspirational alternatives

  15. Curriculum Work • Vertical teams to create subject area curriculum documents(scope and sequence) • Assessment policy • Language Policy

  16. Primary Years Program (PYP) PYP Coordinator- Kirsten McGrath • What does IB PYP stand for? • POI display • Talking to your children • PYP Parent workshop training • PYP brochure- new changes

  17. Homework • Marzano- no achievement gains Prek -3, start to see achievement gains in gr. 4-5 • Differentiated, not the same for each child • Technology based, more individualized • Set time limits rather than the number of questions • Menu of options for students, • Flexible deadlines (ie, end of week) • Balance, need time to pursue personal interests (sports. music, art, mother tongue)

  18. Mandarin A and B • IB Language A and B • English Language standards • FSL standards/IB Phases • Mandarin A • Mandarin B

  19. PE Uniforms • See samples • Orders can be placed at Open House on Saturday August 30

  20. Questions?