Welcome Flower Valley Parents!. Principal/Parent Meet and Greet July 24, 2012. Outcomes for our meeting:. * Learn about Mrs. Melnick’s core values and plans for the upcoming school year. * Get better acquainted . Welcome!. Gay E. Melnick, Principal Cinthea Thurman, Assistant Principal
Welcome Flower Valley Parents!
Principal/Parent Meet and Greet
July 24, 2012
Outcomes for our meeting:
* Learn about Mrs. Melnick’s core values and plans for the upcoming school year.
* Get better acquainted.
Gay E. Melnick, Principal
Cinthea Thurman, Assistant Principal
Theresa Robinson, Staff Development Teacher
Jan Riley, Consulting Principal
Sandy Young, PTA President
More about Mrs. Melnick…..
25 Years of Experience in Education:
Elementary and Middle School Teacher,
High School Testing Coordinator,
Elem. School Counselor,
College Professor/Student Teaching Supervisor,
Assistant Principal, and Principal Intern
Married to Richard Melnick for 23 years.
Two sons, Brett and Kyle, ages 18 and 16.
Brett just graduated from Sherwood High School and will be attending Ohio University in the fall.
Kyle is in Grade 11 at Sherwood HS.
She enjoys traveling, kayaking, sailing, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Melnick’s Core Values
At Flower Valley ES, every child will THRIVE as a competent and capable learner.
This means every child will have access to:
Trusting Relationships with students and adults
Staff who believe in and provide a Teaching andLearning environment that promotes high expectations
A Safe, Secure, and Peaceful School environment
Make decisions based upon what is best for all children.
Committed to building positive relationships with students, staff, and parents.
Expect relevant and rigorous instruction
Be accessible and visible
Visit classrooms/lunch room/recess on a daily basis
Provide constructive feedback
Be respectful and honest
Model effective communication skills
Get to know all children by name
Ensure that school safety protocols are followed
Building relationships with staff and parents
Meeting with Instructional Leadership Team (ILT)
Revising our vision and mission statements
Developing the master schedule
Preparing class lists
Hiring new staff
Analyzing school/student data
Reviewing school policies
Attending trainings on Curriculum 2.0 (Gr. K-3)
Summer Planning continued….
Considering new mascot/motto
Cleaning the building, new carpet in office, media center, computer lab
Preparing for Technology Modernization
Adhering to all guidelines from recent safety inspection
Preparing for Pre-Service and Open House
Flower Valley Mission Statement
We are a diverse team of students, staff and parents committed to creating a peaceful academic environment. We achieve this by respecting differences and encouraging individuals to be active participants in the learning process. We work together as a community by utilizing research based strategies to foster academic excellence and equitable practices
Flower Valley Vision Statement
We inspire children to become critical thinkers who are imaginative, adaptable, and collaborative, We strive to cultivate peaceful, life-long learners who thrive in a global society
Flower Valley MSA Results 2011-2012 School Year
Great news….We met the Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) targets in both reading and math in all subgroups:
In reading, 90.7% of our students scored proficient
In math, 89.4% scored proficient.
Our focus for the 2012-13 school year will be reading, all subgroups, with particular attention to Special Education and FARMS students.
Mascot/Motto….Our goal is to have one mascot and one motto. All students will vote for their favorite during first week of school.
Options so far…….
Flower Valley Bullfrogs or Frogs…Leaping into the Future
Flower Valley Fireflies……Lighting the Way
Flower Valley Falcons……Soaring to New Heights
Email me with any other ideas….
Save these Dates!
Kindergarten Parent Meeting, 8/23, at 7 p.m.
Open House, 8/24, from 2-3:30 p.m.
First Day of School, 8/27, School starts at 8:50 a.m.
Grandparent’s Day, 9/7, from 9:30-11 a.m.
PTA Back to School Picnic, 9/7, at 7 p.m.
I believe that strong parent/school relationships are paramount to the success of our school and every one of our students.
I look forward to working with all of you this school year!
Thank you for attending tonight’s program.
Gay E. Melnick, Principal