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"WALKING THE TALK TOGETHER". ADMINISTRATORS. Dr. Almeida - Principal Mrs. Miner – Assistant Principal Mr. Gomes – Assistant Principal. SUPPORT STAFF. Mrs. Sturdahl - Behavior Specialist Officer Fraatz - School Resource Officer Mrs. Larsen - School Nurse. SUPPORT STAFF.

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"WALKING

THE TALK

TOGETHER"


ADMINISTRATORS

Dr. Almeida - Principal

Mrs. Miner – Assistant Principal

Mr. Gomes – Assistant Principal


SUPPORT STAFF

Mrs. Sturdahl - Behavior Specialist

Officer Fraatz - School Resource Officer

Mrs. Larsen - School Nurse


SUPPORT STAFF

Gina Gateman – ULSS Coordinator

Mrs. Donnelly-Taylor - School Psychologist

Mr. Felix Sarubbi - Social Worker

Ms. Sue Davis - Student Assistant Counselor


GUIDANCE COUNSELORS

  • GRADE 6 – Mrs. Patricia Dorchies

  • GRADE 7 – Mrs. Lori Lebrun

  • GRADE 8 – Mrs. Cheryl Fram (Sevigny)

  • Clerk – Mrs. JoAnn Phillips


Educational Process

Teachers

Administrators

STUDENTS

Parents

Students are central to the educational process!


PURPOSE OF OPEN HOUSE

  • Meet the principals

  • Meet your son/daughter’s teachers

  • Learn about class procedures and expectations

  • Get acquainted with the building

  • Learn about, sign-up, & become an active

    member of the PTSA


Teams

Grade 6

6A – Siberian Tigers6B - Orca

6C – Snow Leopards6D – Red Panda

Grade 7

7A – Pegasus7B – Scorpius

7C - Draco7D – Phoenix

Grade 8

8A - Lapis Lazuli 8B - Sapphire

8C - Onyx 8D – Obsidian


SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

  • LITERACY

  • NUMERACY

  • PERSONALIZATION

  • FAMILY / COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

    1st SIT Meeting

    September 29th – 2:30 PM Media Center


ADVISORY PROGRAM

What? A program in which a group of

students and an advisor (teacher)

get together…

Purpose? To establish relationships for

learning between students and

teachers…

When? Once a week (mainly on Tuesday)- 50 minutes


ADVISORY PROGRAM GOALS

  • Advocacy

    Develop meaningful adult-student relationships

  • Community

    Create a support network to foster a feeling of belonging to advisory, team and school

  • Skills

    Strengthen problem solving and decision making skills


PROCEDURES

  • TRAFFIC

  • ARRIVAL / DISMISSAL

  • HALLWAY

  • CAFETERIA

  • PICK-UP DURING THE SCHOOL DAY


EXPECTATIONS

  • Administrator

  • Teacher

  • Parent

  • Student


Administrator Expectations

Be Responsible

  • Review and Evaluate Policies, Practices, & Programs

  • Create and Maintain a Positive Culture

  • Support & Facilitate Successful Co-teaching Relationships

  • Build Capacity by Effectively Delegating Responsibilities

  • Establish Clear/High Expectations for ALL


Administrator Expectations

Be Reliable

  • Shared Decision Making

  • Support Teachers

  • Provide Feedback

  • Be Consistent & Follow-Up w/ Student Discipline

  • Be Visible

    Be Respectful

  • Establish Open Lines of Communication

  • Be Approachable

  • Be Professional

  • Have A Sense of Humor

  • Have An Open Door Policy

  • Follow PLC Norms


Teacher Expectations

Be Responsible

  • Differentiate Instruction

  • Integrate Literacy Strategies Across Curriculum

  • Maintain Instructional / Academic Focus

  • Engage Students in Higher Level Thinking

    Be Reliable

  • Continuously Communicate w/ Parents

  • Implement School Improvement Plan Initiatives

  • Actively Participate in the Professional Learning Community

  • Continue to Learn & Grow


Teacher Expectations

Be Respectful

  • Establish Positive Relationships

  • Develop a Student-Centered Classroom

  • Support and Collaborate with Colleagues

  • Personalize the Learning Environment for Students

  • Have Fun!

  • Follow PLC Norms


Parent Expectations

  • Get involved with PTSA

  • Communicate with teachers & administrators

  • Check your son/daughter’s agenda nightly

  • Ensure your son/daughter reads at home

  • Provide him/her with a quiet workspace

  • Ask your son/daughter about his/her day

  • Encourage your son/daughter to get involved in extracurricular activities

  • Volunteer at least three hours


Student Expectations

Responsible

  • Bringing all your materials to class.

  • Having your homework done.

    Reliable

  • Being on time to class.

  • Always being honest.

    Respectful

  • Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

  • Keep hands and feet to yourself.


ATTENDANCE

ABSENCES

  • Parent must call school

  • Note must be brought in

    TARDIES

  • 5 tardies = written warning from administrator

  • 6+ = detention / retention

    TRUANCY COURT

  • Absence for 10 days w/o medical excuse

  • Five tardies is equivalent to a day absent


DISCIPLINARY CONSEQUENCES

  • SOCIAL SUSPENSION – No dances / school events

  • TEACHER DETENTION - 1hour

  • OFFICE DETENTION – 1hour (Tuesday & Thursday)

  • RETENTION – 2 – 3 hours (Tuesday & Thursday)

  • ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER – 1 class period to 5 days

  • SUSPENSION – 1-10 days (Parent must reinstate you)


SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

Cameras are in the

school in the hallways

and outside the building monitoring all activity.


Extracurricular Activities

  • Sports:

    Fall: Coed Soccer

    Winter: Wrestling & Basketball (Boys & Girls)

    Spring: Softball & Baseball

  • Cheerleading

  • Student Council

  • Yearbook

  • Robotics Club

  • Showcase (Cabaret)

  • Band

  • Chorus


LUNCH PROGRAM

All free / reduced lunch

applications are due by

September 30th.


BREAKFAST PROGRAM

7:35 – 7:55 AM

Multipurpose C


School Nurse

Mrs. Kathy Larson


LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER

Susan Murphy


Systematic Training for

Effective Parenting

S.T.E.P.

Ms. Sue Davis


Parent Volunteer Program


AVENUES OF COMMUNICATION

  • Telephone (401) 822-9426

    • Team mailbox

  • School website - asfms.net

  • Parent Listserv

  • Principal Walk & Talks

  • Student agenda

  • Parent conferences

  • PTA meetings

  • Email


SCHOOL WEBSITE

ASFMS.NET


AVENUES OF COMMUNICATION

  • Telephone (401) 822-9426

    Team mailbox

  • School website - asfms.net

  • Parent Listserv

  • Student agenda

  • Parent conferences

  • PTA meetings

  • Email – Staff Directory


PRINCIPAL WALK & TALK

  • Thursday, October 1, 2009 9:00 – 10:00 AM

  • Thursday, November 12, 20099:00 – 10:00 AM

  • Thursday, December 10, 20099:00 – 10:00 AM

  • Thursday, January 7, 20109:00 – 10:00 AM

  • Thursday, February 11, 20109:00 – 10:00 AM

  • Thursday, March 11, 20109:00 – 10:00 AM

  • Thursday, April 8, 20109:00 – 10:00 AM

  • May & June, 2010*TBD

    (*Opportunity for incoming 6th grade parents to visit ASFMS.)


PTSA

  • Contributions to the School

  • Membership Drive

  • Parent Workshops


PTSA MEETING DATES6:30 PM

  • Wednesday, September 9th

  • Wednesday, October 7th

  • Wednesday, November 4th

  • Monday, January 11th

  • Wednesday, February 3rd

  • Monday, March 1st

  • Wednesday, April 7th

  • Monday, May 3rday TBD, 2009


Essential Points

  • We are a “High Performing” middle school

  • We need a strong / active PTSA

  • Our instruction and programs are among the very best

  • Our teachers, faculty and staff are highly qualified and certainly among the highest level of professionals


Essential Points

  • Our commitment to student learning is not only a priority, but second only to student safety.

  • ASFMS is a safe, nurturing environment with rigorous academic expectations.

  • We strive to seek continuous improvement.

  • We expect you to hold us accountable.


EVENING SCHEDULE6th Grade

  • Team Teacher Presentation

  • Visit Exploratory Teachers

  • Sign Up to be a Member of the PTSA


Walking the Talk Together

“Each of us may be only one person, but we can make a difference. Walking the talk as best we can is a great

place to start.”

(p. 21)


THANK YOU!

Enjoy the Evening!


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