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  1. "WALKING THE TALK TOGETHER"

  2. ADMINISTRATORS Dr. Almeida - Principal Mrs. Miner – Assistant Principal Mr. Gomes – Assistant Principal

  3. SUPPORT STAFF Mrs. Sturdahl - Behavior Specialist Officer Fraatz - School Resource Officer Mrs. Larsen - School Nurse

  4. SUPPORT STAFF Gina Gateman – ULSS Coordinator Mrs. Donnelly-Taylor - School Psychologist Mr. Felix Sarubbi - Social Worker Ms. Sue Davis - Student Assistant Counselor

  5. GUIDANCE COUNSELORS • GRADE 6 – Mrs. Patricia Dorchies • GRADE 7 – Mrs. Lori Lebrun • GRADE 8 – Mrs. Cheryl Fram (Sevigny) • Clerk – Mrs. JoAnn Phillips

  6. Educational Process Teachers Administrators STUDENTS Parents Students are central to the educational process!

  7. 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

  8. Teams Grade 6 6A – Siberian Tigers 6B - Orca 6C – Snow Leopards 6D – Red Panda Grade 7 7A – Pegasus 7B – Scorpius 7C - Draco 7D – Phoenix Grade 8 8A - Lapis Lazuli 8B - Sapphire 8C - Onyx 8D – Obsidian

  9. SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN • LITERACY • NUMERACY • PERSONALIZATION • FAMILY / COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 1st SIT Meeting September 29th – 2:30 PM Media Center

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. PROCEDURES • TRAFFIC • ARRIVAL / DISMISSAL • HALLWAY • CAFETERIA • PICK-UP DURING THE SCHOOL DAY

  13. EXPECTATIONS • Administrator • Teacher • Parent • Student

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. 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)

  22. SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS Cameras are in the school in the hallways and outside the building monitoring all activity.

  23. Extracurricular Activities • Sports: Fall: Coed Soccer Winter: Wrestling & Basketball (Boys & Girls) Spring: Softball & Baseball • Cheerleading • Student Council • Yearbook • Robotics Club • Showcase (Cabaret) • Band • Chorus

  24. LUNCH PROGRAM All free / reduced lunch applications are due by September 30th.

  25. BREAKFAST PROGRAM 7:35 – 7:55 AM Multipurpose C

  26. School Nurse Mrs. Kathy Larson

  27. LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER Susan Murphy

  28. Systematic Training for Effective Parenting S.T.E.P. Ms. Sue Davis

  29. Parent Volunteer Program

  30. 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

  31. SCHOOL WEBSITE ASFMS.NET

  32. AVENUES OF COMMUNICATION • Telephone (401) 822-9426 Team mailbox • School website - asfms.net • Parent Listserv • Student agenda • Parent conferences • PTA meetings • Email – Staff Directory

  33. PRINCIPAL WALK & TALK • Thursday, October 1, 2009 9:00 – 10:00 AM • Thursday, November 12, 2009 9:00 – 10:00 AM • Thursday, December 10, 2009 9:00 – 10:00 AM • Thursday, January 7, 2010 9:00 – 10:00 AM • Thursday, February 11, 2010 9:00 – 10:00 AM • Thursday, March 11, 2010 9:00 – 10:00 AM • Thursday, April 8, 2010 9:00 – 10:00 AM • May & June, 2010* TBD (*Opportunity for incoming 6th grade parents to visit ASFMS.)

  34. PTSA • Contributions to the School • Membership Drive • Parent Workshops

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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.

  38. EVENING SCHEDULE6th Grade • Team Teacher Presentation • Visit Exploratory Teachers • Sign Up to be a Member of the PTSA

  39. 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)

  40. THANK YOU! Enjoy the Evening!