Newtown Middle School Back to School Night
Married with 3 children • Husband Dave (chemical engineer) • Sons Phil-(Marines- Harrier pilot) Joe-(Navy F-18 Hornet pilot) • Daughter Liz - (Special Education Teacher) • EDUCATION • University of Louisville • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education • Holy Family University • Masters Degree in Special Education • TEACHING EXPERIENCE • Life Skills Teacher (grades 4-6) • Inclusion Special Education Teacher (Grade 3 and 5) • Elementary Autistic Support Teacher (Grade 1, 2 and 4) • Middle School Autistic Support Teacher (Grade 8) • Middle School Autistic Support Teacher (Grade 7) My story
In the Saxon Intermediate Book(s) we plan to cover these topics: • Rational numbers/fractions • Number Theory (Properties) • Geometry • Algebra and whole numbers • Measurement • Data analysis and probability • Problem solving • Numbers and operations • Money/Decimals • Elapsed Time • Mean, Median, Mode and Range Math
Adults In Our Classroom • Mrs. Assous ~ Teacher Assistant • Mrs. Zuber~ Teacher Assistant • Ms. Buonora ~Speech and Language • Mr. Helsinger ~Behavior Specialist • Mrs. O’Hara ~ Autistic Support Supervisor • Dr. Narragon ~ Counselor • Ms. Katsos ~ Occupational Therapist We also have frequent visits from our Principal, Mr. Long, our assistant Principal, Ms. Stoertz, and our head of security, Mr. Reilly.
Parent Communication I feel that parent communication is an essential part of the educational experience. I believe that this can help your child to find increased success in school. There are many ways to contact me: • My phone number is 215-944-2619 ~ it goes right to voicemail, which I can access on my email • If there is an emergency, please call the office!! • My email address is email@example.com Please let me know if you have a new or additional email that I need to add to my contact list. • Email is the best way to contact me. • Use the yellow clear folder when sending in handwritten notes or other information to school Many parents find it helpful to email when sending in a note or money…this way we can look out for it!
The link below is to our school website, it will answer many of your questions and provide useful information • http://www.crsd.org/Page/9800 • The link below will take you to the 6 day rotating schedule that we follow that is • http://www.crsd.org/Page/26845 • The link below will take you to my website • http://www.crsd.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=29876 Quick Links to information pages
How our class rules came about • Being successful • Positive Attitudes • Ticket system Class Rules
READ 180 Program Reading and English
Read 180 also provides practice in these areas! • Spelling • Writing • Word Study • Grammar • Reading Fluency • Reading Comprehension • Exposure to different types of literature English Extras!
R/A – Resource Activities (also a good time for help) Monday and Tuesday I cover another homeroom during R/A • Homeroom • Buddy Club • Social Skills Activities • Arts Classes • Drop Period • Clinic Thursday’s 3:00 to 3:45 Additional Activities
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call. • I will post grades on the HAC • Any Questions? Let’s Have a GREAT School Year!