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Welcome to the Primary Magnet Program @. Takoma Park Elementary School. Agenda. Welcome, Introductions All about TPES TPES Magnet Program Framework How does the Primary Magnet Program fit in? Application Process School Tour Q & A Session. What is our vision?.

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Welcome to the Primary Magnet Program @

Takoma Park Elementary School


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Agenda

  • Welcome, Introductions

  • All about TPES

  • TPES Magnet Program Framework

  • How does the Primary Magnet Program fit in?

  • Application Process

  • School Tour

  • Q & A Session


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What is our vision?

Parents, staff, students and the

community will work to achieve a

safe and positive learning

environment through high

expectations and diverse learning

experiences.


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What is our mission?

Think positively, work hard, and do your BEST.


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Welcome to Takoma Park ES

  • K-2 Elementary School

  • Primary Magnet Program

  • Reduced class size initiative

  • Feed into Piney Branch ES


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Classes

8 kindergarten

8 first grade

8 second grade

Facilities Include:

Main building with gymnasium

8 relocatable classrooms

All About TPES


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By the Numbers…

  • 394 Total students

    Demographics

    • Asian 7.4%

    • Black 36%

    • Hispanic 8.4%

    • American Indian .3%

    • White 47.9%


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Scheduled Addition/Renovations

Addition and renovations at TPES will begin inJuly 2009.

Students will attend Grosvenor Elementary in Rockville, Maryland from July 2009 – August 2010.


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Sample of a daily schedule

  • Reading/Language Arts (90 minutes)

  • Math (70 minutes)

  • Writing (50 minutes)

  • Science/Social Studies (50 minutes)

  • Special (40 minutes)

    • Art

    • Music

    • PE

    • Media Center/Computer Lab

  • Lunch/Recess (60 minutes)

Plus: first and second graders attend interest based ENRICHMENT CLUSTERS once a week for 60 minutes.


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Takoma Park Elementary School Magnet Program Framework:

The rationale and program goals that direct the course of studies and instruction for a program.


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Rationale

  • Accelerated, compacted and enriched to meet the needs of highly able students.

  • Promotes the thinking skills and instructional strategies that encourage risk taking and creative expression to help highly able students realize their full potential


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Program Goals

  • Successful completion of William and Mary Literature Unit (Grade 2)

  • Inquiry-based language arts program, Junior Great Books

  • Flexible groupings for instruction of Reading and Language Arts

  • Accelerated Math classes

  • Interest-based Enrichment Clusters


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2008-2009 Primary Magnet Program Design

  • Students will be heterogeneously grouped for homeroom based on reading levels

  • Included in the reading programs will be

    • Junior Great Books

    • William & Mary

  • Lucy Calkins Writing Program


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2008-2009 Primary Magnet Program Design

  • Students regrouped for math

  • Curriculum compacting in all math classes

  • Curriculum acceleration in some math classes

  • Flexible grouping in Reading and Language Arts

  • Differentiated instruction

    • tiered lessons


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2008-2009 Primary Magnet Program Design

  • Science/Social Studies will be taught daily in homeroom classes

  • Extension activities for social studies and science classes will be incorporated into all classes

  • All students participate in hands-on-science investigations in the science lab (rotation)



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2008-2009 Primary Magnet Program Primary Magnet Program?

  • The magnet program is one tool for providing educational opportunities for students

  • Teachers plan instruction specifically for advance learners to provide challenging content, assignments, and instructional grouping within the classroom


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Magnet Enrichment Clusters Primary Magnet Program?

  • Clusters meet weekly

  • Clusters will be project-based or performance task oriented

  • Students will have the opportunity to change clusters at the end of the semester

It is during this time that magnet students have the opportunity to work together exclusively.


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Enrichment Clusters Primary Magnet Program?


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Enrichment Clusters Primary Magnet Program?


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By the Numbers… Primary Magnet Program?


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Welcome to TPES! Primary Magnet Program?Tour Guidelines

To maintain continuity of instruction for our

students, we ask that you keep the following points

in mind:

  • Be respectful of ongoing instruction for our students and staff.

  • Limit your time in any one classroom. If more than four parents are already observing in a class, please visit another room and return to the first room when space is available.

  • Keep conversations in hallways at low levels. Part of the pleasure of the open house is having the opportunity to talk with both prospective parents and current parents.

  • The Open House will end promptly at 3:00.

  • Ask questions!


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Smaller Group Sessions Primary Magnet Program?

  • Red and Blue Groups

    1st - (2:00 -2:30) Tour School

    2nd- (2:30-3:00) Questions and Answers

    Yellowand Green Groups

    1st - (2:00-2:30) Questions and Answers

    2nd- (2:30-3:00) Tour School


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Primary Magnet Program Primary Magnet Program?

Application and Screening Procedures


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What should I consider before making the decision to have my child screened for the TPES Primary Magnet Program?

Is this program,

the change of environment,

and commute the best

thing for my child? Ask:

  • What programs for enrichment and acceleration does our home school provide?

  • How well does my child adjust to change? Will he or she be unduly upset if separated from friends at the home school?

  • How much time will be spent on the bus each

    morning and afternoon?

    If your child is invited to the TPES magnet program, the expectation is that he/she WILL attend unless unexpected circumstances arise.


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Nomination & Testing Procedures child screened for the TPES Primary Magnet Program?Spring 2009

Your child will be screened this spring for the TPES Primary Magnet Program

  • Complete the Parent Survey form

  • Teacher survey will be completed by current teacher

  • Participate in testing at TPES

  • Students who meet the screening criteria will be entered into a pool for possible placement

  • If selected, complete a transfer application at home school


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Application Form child screened for the TPES Primary Magnet Program?

  • Print or type all information on the application

  • Sign permission slip for testing

  • Submit application before February 27th directly to TPES

  • Faxes will not be accepted


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Teacher Survey child screened for the TPES Primary Magnet Program?

  • Meet with your child’s teacher regarding your interest in the Primary Magnet Program

  • Teacher should send form directly to TPES by March 20, 2009


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Screening Process child screened for the TPES Primary Magnet Program?

  • February 27, 2009- Application Deadline

  • March 21, 2009 - Magnet Testing

  • March 20, 2009- Deadline for teacher survey

  • By May 18, 2009 - Parents Notified of Selection

  • May 29- Deadline for selected students to accept


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Screening Instruments child screened for the TPES Primary Magnet Program?

  • Current Teacher’s Survey Form

  • Parent Survey Form

  • Norm-referenced Student Assessment

  • Math and Reading Levels


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Welcome to Takoma Park! child screened for the TPES Primary Magnet Program?

Questions?

Questions?


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