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Meet the Counselor!

Meet the Counselor!. Kristie Snaith, School Counselor Thursday, October 2 nd 610-630-0380 ext 1709. Common Referrals to the Counselor. Some of the Counselor Responsibilities…. What do I do if I think my child is struggling academically?.

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Meet the Counselor!

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  1. Meet the Counselor! Kristie Snaith, School Counselor Thursday, October 2nd 610-630-0380 ext 1709

  2. Common Referrals to the Counselor

  3. Some of the Counselor Responsibilities…

  4. What do I do if I think my child is struggling academically? • Discuss CSAP with the teacher to see if this is something they are considering • Speak to the teacher specifically about your concerns • Consider other factors: is your child struggling with attention/focus, homework complete, lack of motivation, etc. • Find out what you can do at home to already support the current interventions that the teacher is using. • Visit NASD website:

  5. Is your child struggling with academics? Come to our first parent workshop to discuss the CSAP process and learn interventions as well as strategies to help your child at home! Tuesday, October 21st at 11:15am.

  6. Who’s Who

  7. What’s New at PVF This Year • Welcome Danielle Wechsler as our new Lead Teacher. • Welcome Lisa Moyer as a 1st Grade teacher. • Welcome Laura Abreu as a Kindergarten teacher. • Welcome Jeanne Lunney as a 4th grade teacher. • Welcome Angela Bishop as our ELL teacher. • Welcome Jennifer Shoemaker as our Health/PE teacher. • Welcome Jill Housel as our Cafeteria aide. • Welcome Alex Thomloudis as our 2nd Grade Short term sub. • Welcome Lisa Roseland as our building sub. • Beautiful Flags. • Camera System • Meet the Principal Luau • Technology- computers, SmartBoard, iPads. • New Science Curriculum K – 2nd – Science Fusion

  8. What’s Happening in October • 10/1 – Riverbend lessons 4th grade • 10/1 – Yankee Candle kick off • 10/2 – Energy Conservation Assembly 2nd – 4th • 10/8 – 4th grade trip to Riverbend • 10/9 – Fall Pictures • 10/10 – Spirit Day (Favorite Color Day) • 10/10 – Pumpkin Day! – the great pumpkin has arrived. • 10/10 – Dictionary Distribution 3rd grade • 10/15 – Yankee Candle fundraiser ends • 10/16 – Laser Reader Assembly • 10/16 – Market Day pick up • 10/17 – Apple Crunch Day • 10/20 – 3rd Grade trip to the Philadelphia Zoo • 10/20 – RIF Distribution begins • 10/21 – Early Dismissal & CSAP Parent workshop • 10/23 – Health Screenings • 10/24 – Spirit Day: Superhero Day • 10/24 – United Nations Day • 10/30 – 2nd grade trip to Independence Hall • 10/31 – Book Character Parade & Harvest Parties

  9. The PA School Performance Profile serves several purposes: • Provide a building level score for teachers, as part of the Educator Effectiveness System • Provide parents with comparative measures for the school/district of residence, neighboring schools/districts and schools/districts across the state • Inform the public of the academic performance measures of each school, comprehensive career and technical center, cyber charter and charter school in Pennsylvania • Offer a resource for LEAs to communicate and compare performance, analyze performance indicators as related to achievement, and encourage best practice • Employ as an analysis tool to inform goal setting, planning, and allocating resources to improve student achievement • Compare performance to local schools • Compare performance to schools with similar demographics • Communicate performance to various constituencies

  10. PA School Performance Profile The score for a school is based upon indicators that define a high performing school. Many data elements contribute to the academic score. These elements are categorized into five areas. • Indicators of Academic Achievement (40%) • Percent Proficient or Advanced on Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing tests • Percent Proficient or Advanced on PSSA grade 3 reading 2. Indicators of Closing the Achievement Gap – All Students (5%) • Percent of gap closure met in Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing 3. Indicators of Closing the Achievement Gap – Historically Underperforming Students (5%) • Percent of gap closure met in Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing • Indicators of Academic Growth / PVAAS (40%) • The PVAAS Average Growth Index - A measure of student progress across the tested grade levels in a school in Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing • Other Academic Indicators (10%) • Attendance rate ***Extra Credit for Advanced Achievement(up to 7 points)= % Adv. On PSSA PVF Building Level Academic Score= 71.6 to 77.7 Ranges= (100+) (90-100) (80-89.9) (70- 79.9) (60-69.9) (<60)

  11. FISH Philosophy • Choose Your Attitude • Play • Be There • Make Their Day

  12. Thank you • Support • Suggestions • Flexibility

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