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Home of the Fabulous Falcons. 2012-2013 Back to School Night Parent Information Meeting. Teachers…. Kindergarten Team~ Ms. Merian (Transitional Kinder) Mr. Garverick Ms. Heckenlaible Mrs. Johnson Mrs. Martin (Kinder-2 nd combo) 1 st Grade Team~ Mrs. Fargo Ms. Munoz Mrs. Schubert.
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Home of the Fabulous Falcons 2012-2013 Back to School Night Parent Information Meeting
Teachers… • Kindergarten Team~ • Ms. Merian (Transitional Kinder) • Mr. Garverick • Ms. Heckenlaible • Mrs. Johnson • Mrs. Martin (Kinder-2nd combo) • 1st Grade Team~ • Mrs. Fargo • Ms. Munoz • Mrs. Schubert
Teachers… • 2nd Grade Team~ • Mrs. Compton • Ms. Sandoval • Mrs. Smith • 3rd Grade Team~ • Mrs. Easley • Ms. Fowler • Mr. Hogge • 4th Grade Team~ • Mr. Coronado • Mr. Holbrook • Ms. Lyon • Ms. Dimes (3rd/4th combo) • Ms. Weller (3rd/4th combo)
Teachers… • 5th Grade Team~ • Mrs. Panuschka • Mrs. Prince • Mr. Roeser • 6th Grade Team~ • Dr. Anderson • Mrs. Gutierrez • Mrs. Guzman-Turner • Computer/ P.E. Resource~ • Mr. Taylor • Learning Center Team~ • Ms. Heilig • Ms. Smith • Ms. Silva
Additional Staff… • Yard Supervisor Team~ • Ms. Mabel • Mrs. Joshua • Lunchroom Team~ • Ms. Peggy • Office Team~ • Ms. Rueda • Mrs. Bias • Mrs. Whooper • Nurse~ • Ms. Lebon
Additional Staff… • Custodial Team~ • Mr. Singh • Mr. Li • Mr. Le
Expectations… • Three Keys to Success • Be Responsible • Be Respectful • Be Safe
Be Responsible… Students will: • Get to school on time.Parents will be notified if punctuality becomes an issue. • Do their class work • Complete homework • Be a positive role model for others. Rewarded by Falcon Funds, SOW,SOM • Take ownership of their behavior and choices
Be Respectful… • In the classroom • Outside and in the lunchroom • During Assemblies All students will attend a behavior assembly to be reminded of school behavior expectations.
Be Safe… • Ensure a safe learning environment • Promote physically safe practices on campus • Acceptance of differences and foster social and emotional safety for all
Good to know… • Staff • Students • Programs • Spirit Wear Fridays • Spirit Flags- 100% attendance • Monday Assemblies • Notebook Patrol • Principal’s Writing Club • Falcon Funds & Student Store • Accelerated Reader • Math Club (K-6th) & First in Math (3rd-6th) • WatchDOGS • PTO
Spirit Wear Fridays • Students are encouraged to wear their Fite Spirit Wear every Friday. • The primary and intermediate classes with the most participants earn 10 extra minutes of recess. • Purchase of spirit shirts are available in C-5. (Prices vary)
Monday Morning Assemblies • Each Monday an assembly will be held at 8:00 a.m., weather permitting. During the assembly we will conduct the flag salute (led by students from assigned class for the week), introduce the character education focus for the week, and any other student/site announcements will be made.
Notebook Patrol • To help promote organization, students in grades 3rd- 6th will participate in notebook and desk checks once per month. • Ms. Rueda will check one student’s notebook from each class per month. • Students chosen for the notebook check and done correctly will choose a prize from the “Principal’s Notebook Patrol” prize box.
Principal’s Writing Club • Teachers will choose one student per classroom (per month) to share with the principal their favorite writing assignment. Selected students will be invited to come to the principal’s recognition writing activity. Each child will receive a treat and then read their favorite writing for that month. They will also receive a writing certificate.
Falcon funds • These funds are handed out by all staff to students who are displaying our highlighted character theme(s). Funds can be used at the bi-monthly student store. Falcon Funds
Accelerated Reader Kindergarten through sixth grade students have an opportunity to participate in our Accelerated Reader program. Criteria: • Kindergarten- letter names and sounds and sight word knowledge • 1st grade- words per minute read • 2nd-6th- comprehension tests on books read Please encourage your child(ren) to read, read, read!!
Math Club Kindergarten through sixth grade students have an opportunity to participate in our Math Club program. Rewards- • When the grade level Math Club accomplishments are attained students in grades Kindergarten through Sixth will earn their Math Club Star, which is posted in the Multipurpose Room, and earn the opportunity to purchase a Math Club t-shirt. Recipients will also be invited to attend an end of the year Math Club Recognition Celebration.
Ayp • Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)- Under NCLB schools must make “AYP” in several areas, based primarily on: • Performance: Percentage of students in each subgroup scoring proficient and above in ELA and Math. Fite’s subgroups: Asian, Hispanic or Latino, White, Socio-Econ. Disadvant., English Learners • Participation: Percentage of students in each subgroup taking the tests. • Subgroups- numerically significant~ must be 100 pupils or 15% of total enrollment with at least 50 pupils with valid test scores.
API • Academic Performance Index (API)- A state accountability measure in which schools are assigned an API based on results from STAR testing (200- 1000). API is also used to evaluate schools for AYP. • Parents should expect to receive their student’s test scores in the mail the last week in August. • Fite’s 2011 API- 834 • California Department of Education (CDE) anticipates the STAR test results public release date to be August 31st.
Closing thoughts… • Important information regarding services and/or upcoming events at Fite.
P.T.O. (Parent teacher organization) Welcome to our new Co-Presidents: Karen Bides & Kelley Gregg Reasons to Join Fite PTO • Benefits your child(ren) • Connect with other parents from the school. • Network • Opportunity to share and learn new ideas • Direct connection to the making great things happen. • Be a role model for other parents, students and staff. • It’s fun!
Paper Drive starts Wed.! When: Wed., Aug. 15th through Fri., Sept. 7th What: For each ream donated, your student(s) will earn a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $25 gift card from Game Stop, Target or Leatherby’s. Drawings will occur on Fridays: August 24th, August 31st, and September 7th (one prize will be awarded each week). How: Please bring any donated reams of copy paper to the school office to receive your raffle ticket.
Summer Reading Program • Students who participated in the Summer Reading Program over the break need to return the top portion of the reading contract (with the list of books read) by this Friday, August 17th.
watchdogs Dads of Great Students are back!! Dads and Kids Pizza Night… WatchDOGS Kick-Off Event!! September date (TBD) Invitations will be sent home with your child.
Annual Harvest Carnival • Date: Friday, September 28th • Volunteers needed! • Information is available in classrooms from your child’s teacher. • Coordinator- Mark Hogge
26.2 Club & Mara-FUN-Run • Youth Fitness Program for the maraFUNrun (through California International Marathon) • GOAL- Encourage children to establish life long fitness habits. • Coordinator- Todd Taylor • Information to be sent home at a later date.
This Year at Robert J. Fite Other Planned Activities • Wednesday Walking Club • Walk to School Day (Oct.) • 26.2 Club (Sept.-Dec.) • (Kaiser Permanente maraFUNrun) • Jog-a-Thon (May) • Opportunities for P.A. • Harvest of the Month • District focus on employee wellness Physical Education • Quality P.E. 200 minutes / 10 days • From Me (limited time) • High Expectations • Skill Development • Safe Environment • Remaining required minutes provided by classroom teacher Main Goal: Give students lifetime skills to live healthy productive lives by increasing their overall education, both mentally and physically!
Nutrition School Lunch Highlights • Choice of three main entrées • Student must take 3 out of 5 components (From My Plate) • Students must take a fruit or vegetable • 1% low fat white milk or non-fat chocolate milk • Menus are nutritional analyzed to meet dietary guidelines and contain less than 30% of the calories from fat • Nutritional information for each meal is available on our school website Other Brief Information • Ton of information out about nutrition – Start with the basics • My Plate • District website (Wellness) • Our website • A lot of computer instruction at RJF is spent on nutrition / health education • Use less than 30% of the calories from fat guideline for • Healthy snacks • Food brought in for celebrations
One Cupcake at a Time • One cupcake has approximately: • 300 calories – 15% D.V. • 37 grams of sugar - <40 Recommended • 13 grams of fat – 23% D.V. • One cupcake for each of the 25 student birthdays in the class is approximately: • 7,500 calories = More than a 2 pound weight gain • 925 grams of sugar = 231 teaspoons of sugar or 4.8 cups of sugar • 325 grams of fat = 3.5 cubes of butter Can we do better?
Why is Wellness Important? • Can better Wellness save your life? • One main major aspect of wellness is increased physical activity which leads to cardiovascular endurance • Essentially a stronger heart • A stronger heart works more efficiently (less beats per minute) • Here is an Example: Resting Heart Rate: 60 Beats / Minute: 80 Beats / Minute: Difference (Savings): 1 Hour 3,600 4,800 1,200 1 Day 86,400 115,200 28,800 1 Week 604,800 806,400 201,600 1 Month 2,592,000 3,456,000 864,000 1 Year 31,536,000 42,048,000 10,512,000 If you can save your child’s heart (and yours) 10.5 million beats a year for the next 10 years think of the impact that can make!
Obesity Statistics by State - 1985-2010 • Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. • BMI is calculated from a person's weight and height and provides a reasonable indicator of body fatness and weight categories that may lead to health problems. • Obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, and type 2 diabetes. So… What can you do?
What You Can do / Resources What You Can Do • Help your child understand why academics, P.E., P.A., and nutrition are important • Ready to work hard at school • Not going to rest in P.E. • We are at a tipping point – Change the scale! • Less screen time • More P.A. opportunities • Nutritious foods / snacks • One Cupcake at a time! Additional Resources • EGUSD Website • www.egusd.net • Robert J. Fite New Website! • www.blogs.egusd.net/fite/
CDI- Child Development Centers • Our CDI is now enrolling Kindergarten through Sixth Grade • Before and After School Child Care • State funding available Open tonight….Stop by for a visit!
Every Day is a Great Day to be A Fite Falcon!!