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Welcome to Blue Crabs Back to School Night. Nurturing today ’ s learners for tomorrow ’ s future. Support Staff Mrs. Thompson Mrs. Meyer Miss. Davis Mr. Costa - Guidance Counselor Miss Stallworth - School Psychologist Ms. Marshall - School Psychologist

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welcome to blue crabs back to school night

Welcome toBlue Crabs Back to School Night

Nurturing today’s learners for tomorrow’s future


Support Staff

Mrs. Thompson

Mrs. Meyer

Miss. Davis

Mr. Costa - Guidance Counselor

Miss Stallworth - School Psychologist

Ms. Marshall - School Psychologist

Mrs. Mundell - Related Services

Mrs.Brunguard - House Secretary

Dr. DeLeeuw - House Administrator

the blue crabs team
The Blue Crabs Team

Ms. D’Anna - LA

Ms. Jeff - Science

Ms. Haling - SS

MrAshburner - Math

MrNigrelli - Spec. Ed.


are the most important person in your child’s life

study skills
Study Skills

I love homework

A quiet place to work

Designated time to study

Study for tests

Review notes every night

(10 minutes = 60% increase in memory)

Be organized

Clean backpack regularly

Wash gym clothes regularly!

we can do it




We can do it!


Together with

Educators and




Blue Crabs Web Page




Reinforces classroom learning

Applies skills to real world applications

How much?

Approximately 20 mins per class

In addition students should read daily

homework responsibilities
Homework Responsibilities


Complete with quality to best of their


Submit on time

If absent, obtain missing work

Write homework in agenda

Parent / Caregiver

Check agenda and homework hotline*

Check completed work

*Available but not to be relied upon

homework hotline
Homework Hotline

Blue Crabs grade 7/8 (860 691-5440)

Spanish Homework Hotline (860 691-5420)

French Homework Hotline (860 691-5421)

field trips
Field Trips

Camp Hazen

Connecticut Science Museum

communication tools for elms parents and guardians

Communication Tools for ELMS Parents and Guardians

Check Website – www.eastlymeschools.org for general information, events, special notices, team and/or class information

Sign up for Friday Newsletter for school information & local information

Activate Edline & Confirm Email – for progress reports, report cards

co teaching
  • Promotes inclusion
  • Student to teacher ratio is typically 12:1
  • Collaboration between teachers
  • Occurs in Math and LA
  • The Glorious Emerald Garden
  • Blogging
pbis positive behavior support
PBIS Positive Behavior Support

All staff will be involved including teachers, custodians, secretaries, instructional assistants, cafeteria staff, and bus drivers.

The emphasis of this school-wide program is to encourage students to:

  • Respect Self
  • Respect Others
  • Respect Environment
positive behavior interventions supports pbis
Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports(PBIS)

Research shows that preventing violence in schools involves:

  • Positive, predictable school-wide climate
  • High rates of academic & social success
  • Formal social skills instruction
  • Positive active supervision & reinforcement
  • Positive adult role models
  • Multi-component, multi-year school-family- community effort

These are the same elements for a positive school climate

more on pbs
More on PBS

Encourages staff, parents and caregivers to share four positive comments with children for every one negative comment

Viking Vouchers

Raffles will be held every week!

Celebration assemblies


Connections is an advisory program

Groups of 10-13 students/ 1 adult

Meet two times per month for 30 minutes

monthly themes
Monthly Themes

September-Team Building

October- Responsibility

November- Community

December- Wellness

January- Goal-Setting

February- Acceptance

March- Cooperation

April- Leadership/Citizenship

May- Friendship/Closure

procedures for safety
Procedures for Safety
  • Use the front, main entrance when visiting ELMS
  • A buzzer/camera system will assist us to confirm your identity and purpose for visit
  • Please make appointments whenever possible with teams or teachers
  • ELMS conducts mandatory safety drills throughout the year
what is required from school systems in connecticut
What is required from school systems in Connecticut?

The SSP will begin in the 6th grade and continue through high school to provide support and assistance in setting goals for:

  • Social, emotional, physical and academic growth.
  • Meeting rigorous high school expectations.
  • Exploring postsecondary education and career interests.

Connecticut State Department of Education, 2012

student success plan overview
Student Success Plan Overview

2. Career Development

Interest Inventories and Career Exploration

Life Skills Classes

3. Social, Emotional and Physical Development

Lessons and Activities

Connections Groups

1. Academic Development

SMART goals

(Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely)

  • Kiva Activities
  • Student Led Conferences
  • Connections Groups
common core state standards ccss

Common Core State Standards(CCSS)

ELMS is integrating our curriculum with the new CCSS, this will be a multi-year process.

SBAC will be piloted this year for LA and math

what is edline
What is Edline?

Edline is the online portal we use to distribute report cards and progress reports

Provides teachers with an easy communication tool


Go to www.edline.net to activate your code

  • Follow steps to create a screen name and password

Verify your email address or add a secondary email address

Verify your email or add a secondary email address

edline email confirmation
Edline Email Confirmation

Sample email from edline:

why confirm email
Why Confirm Email?
  • Teachers can send out information to the team/kiva, a class, or an individual
  • You get reminders when reports are posted
  • If you forget your password or need to change it you can reset on your own

If you have any further questions or need assistance with your Edline account,

call Jennifer Berchielli, computer consultant, at 860-691-5520 or

email jennifer.berchielli@eastlymeschools.org


Thank you for coming

It was great to see you

We look forward to seeing your children in the morning.

We would be glad to field any specific questions related to your child via e-mail or by appointment.

Have a great night!

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