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Back to School Night August 27, 2014. Maureen Christensen, Principal. Agenda. Prayer Introductions Principal’s Update Successes Opportunities 2013 Strategic Plan/Parent Survey Results Marketing Update/Annual Fund 2014 – 2015 Focus What Can Parents Do? Upcoming Events

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Back to school night august 27 2014

Back to School NightAugust 27, 2014

Maureen Christensen, Principal


Agenda

Agenda

  • Prayer

  • Introductions

  • Principal’s Update

    Successes

    Opportunities

  • 2013 Strategic Plan/Parent Survey Results

  • Marketing Update/Annual Fund

  • 2014 – 2015 Focus

  • What Can Parents Do?

  • Upcoming Events

  • Before & After School Program

  • Parents Visit Classrooms


Prayer trust in the lord

PrayerTrust in the Lord

Trust in the Lord with all your heart.

He will lead us right from the start.

Loving and trusting Him is how we thrive.

Our Lord helps us to live our lives.

Trust in the Lord for He promises to be by our side.

To light, to protect, and to always guide.

Amen


Introductions

INTRODUCTIONS

Kindergarten -Mrs. Toni Chu

1st & 2nd Grade - Mrs. Krista Sarkany

3rd Grade - Mr. Chris Bermudez

4th Grade - Miss Laura Pearce

5th Grade - Mrs. June Lufting

6th Grade - Ms. Sarah Stricherz

7th Grade - Mr. Mark Ennis

8th Grade - Mrs. Alex Krider

Instructional Asst - Mrs. Josefina Sigala

ELP Site Coordinator - Mrs. Angela Dean-Baham

Resource/VP - Mrs. Claudia Orozco

PE - Mr. Nick Thomas

School Secretary - Mrs. Jill Chacon


Principal s update

Principal’s Update

SUCCESSES

  • Facility Improvements (Facility Cleaned, Picnic Tables, Whiteboards, Projectors)

  • Increase Technology Resources/Grants (new laptops, classroom computers)

  • 21st Century Grant Renewed (5 more years)

  • Teachers logged more than 100 hours of Professional Development last school year

  • School Board

    Enrollment – Every Family Matters (Registration Fee Waived – bring in 1 family)

  • Development – Increase Alumni Engagement/Every Dollar Counts

  • Academics – Significant impact on Academic Growth & Curriculum Enhancements


One major success lift up literacy program

One Major Success . . . Lift Up/Literacy Program

  • Program provides one to one coaching/mentoring for teachers in grades K – 3

  • Teachers are introduced to the most recent ELA strategies to ensure student success & differentiation techniques

  • Teachers attend St. Mary’s College Speaker Series/Professional Development

  • Students are regularly assessed for areas of strength and areas for growth

  • ELA (Reading & Writing Scores Drastically Improved)


Olr lift up performance

OLR Lift Up Performance

Source: ITBS Testing Comparison – Fall/Spring 2014


Olr performance vs local public schools

OLR Performance vs. Local Public Schools

Source: ITBS/STAR Testing Comparison – Spring 2012


Principal update

Principal Update

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Increase student enrollment

    • 25-30 students below optimum enrollment level

  • Lower enrollment has stretched the budget/combo ½ class

  • Increase positive Word-of-Mouth about OLR

  • Increased Fundraising Participation/PTC (ALL hands on deck)

  • Portable Installed (New Kinder Classroom)


Parent survey results august 2014

Parent Survey Results –August 2014

Strength or Weakness Rating of OLR

%Top 2 Box Strength Ratings


Marketing update

Marketing Update

  • Bilingual Marketing Materials

  • Website Improved Communication

  • Increase Parent Outreach Messaging & Newcomer’s Outreach

  • Numerous Large Banners Displayed

  • Mailings to Families (Baptism Candidates, Grandparents, Alumni)

  • Quarterly Newsletters

  • Annual Fund


2014 2015 focus

2014 – 2015 Focus

  • Enrollment, Enrollment, Enrollment

  • Curriculum Enhancement – Jr. High Math

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving (K-8)

  • Benchmark Assessments (K-8)

  • Increased Technology (iPads)

  • Comprehensive Literacy Approach (K-8)

  • Implement Resource Program

  • WCEA/WASC Accreditation Preparation

  • Facility Improvements (Kinder Portable & School Library)


What can parents do

What Can Parents Do?

  • Volunteer – PTC; Fundraising; Marketing

  • Help spread positive Word-of-Mouth about OLR

  • Write reviews of OLR on Greatschools.org and YELP

    • #1 vehicle to influence new parents

  • Review message content ideas….

    • Small Class Size

    • Great Education

    • Unique Family Focus

    • Invite a prospective parent to tour the school and get your registration fee returned (a value up to $375)


Upcoming events

Upcoming Events

  • Kick-off for New Before/After School ELP (STEEAAM Model)

  • 8th graders Visit Moreau Catholic HS

  • Volunteer Meeting/PTC Sept. 11 at 7 pm

  • Back to School BBQ Sunday, Sept. 28 at 3 pm

  • Goal Setting Conferences Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

  • Parish Festival Oct. 4 & 5


Our lady of the rosary school

Our Lady of the Rosary School

Thank you for joining us tonight!

Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart


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