With the holidays behind us, the winter continues to be busy time for all of us. Once back to our classroom routines, students are building stamina in their reading, and continue to work on writing, mathematics, social studies and science.
Please be reminded that students should not be in school before 7:50 as the doors will be locked. Students arriving at 7:50 must be here for the breakfast program. Students not going to the breakfast program should arrive after 8:15 as the school day begins at 8:30.
PTO has two fun filled evenings planned in the next few months and I hope to see many of you at the Family Zumba, the Talent Show and Family Fun Night. Please support our PTO by attending the meetings and volunteering to help at these events.
Our service learning project for this month is the collection of food and other items for the “Pets Alive” organization in Elmsford. Please help us to support this very worthy organization.
As we brave the cold months ahead, we’re hoping that the Ground Hog’s prediction for an early spring will come true!
Park Avenue School Improvement Plan
5 Major Goals
Goal #1: To raise levels of student achievement by providing increased opportunities for language and literacy development in all classrooms. To implement this goal we intend to strengthen the ability of children to demonstrate their understanding of written and oral texts beyond the literal level through well-organized and thoughtful writing and the effective use of language mechanics.
Goal #2: to maintain a high level of student achievement in mathematics by providing opportunities for students to solve multi-step problems, make predictions, identify arrangement and patterns, explain reasoning, draw conclusions and analyze situations.
Goal #3: To continue to offer greater opportunities for parent and broader community involvement at Park Avenue through the implementation of a community school program. Broader community involvement will not only enrich our instructional programs but help Park Avenue families secure the resources they will need to improve the quality of their lives and the readiness of their children to learn and experience success in school.
Goal #4: In order to ensure a safe school environment and promote the cognitive, ethical and social-emotional growth of students. Park Avenue will expand its efforts to implement comprehensive Character Education grades K-5.
Goal #5: To implement the use of technology across the content areas to enable students to achieve the National Technology Standards and to use technology as a means of enhancing and modernizing communication among professions within the district, and among the school's faculty, parents and students.