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Welcome ELL Parents!

Welcome ELL Parents!

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Welcome ELL Parents!

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  1. Welcome ELL Parents! September 12, 2011

  2. Parent Orientation Agenda • Introductions • Program Philosophy • Entrance and Exit Criteria • Parent Volunteers • Culture Buddies • Questions

  3. ELL Team • Mrs. TronyaBoylan, Principal • Miss Teresa Ahn, ELL Teacher • Support Services Team • Mrs. Claire Jones, Guidance Counselor

  4. Ithan PTO • President, Lon Rosenblum • lon_ronquillo@yahoo.com • Multi-cultural Committee: • Janet McGuigan • Multi-cultural Breakfast : • Wednesday, Sept. 28th at Radwyn playground area • International Week

  5. Journey to Israel…

  6. …and Japan!

  7. ELL: English Language LearnerESL: English as a Second Language • ELL classes provide a language-rich, caring environment for students to learn English through movement, music, pictures, stories, games, and conversation. • ELL curriculum is aligned with Ithan’s Language Arts curriculum standards • Small groups in ELL classroom and regular classroom • Progress Reports

  8. Program Entrance and Exit • Entrance • Standardized test given to all new students who speak two or more languages • Students with an overall composite score above 4.6 do not need ELL services • Exit • Standardized testing results: • ELL Access Test: overall composite score 5.0 or above • PSSA: score “Basic” level or above • Report Cards • RTSD Benchmark Tests • Monitoring: 2 years

  9. Parent Volunteers • Meeting for ELL Parent Volunteers • Friday, September 16that 9:45 a.m. • ELL classroom, Room 33 * Please view the ELL page on the Ithan website for updated ELL information

  10. Culture Buddies Program • ELL students and native English-speaking partners teach each other about their cultures • Taste new foods • Learn about holidays • Play a new game • Learn new language

  11. Closing Thank you for coming! I look forward to teaching your children this year. Please contact me if you have any questions. Teresa Ahn teresa.ahn@rtsd.org (610) 527-1357, ext 5133 * ELL page on the Ithan website *