Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Working and waiting for their turn with Mrs. Nunn
"We're next; we are so excited!"
Mrs. Nunn with her first small group. We are
having so much fun!The students in Mrs. Armstrong's second grade class are receiving small group instruction from our reading coach, Mrs. Nunn. She is target teaching the skills in the leveled readers and the focus skill in Lesson 6 for Storytown. The students are learning more than skills; they are learning the importance of working with a group. They are also learning how important it is for teachers to work together, too. R. L. Young truly is "a good place to learn and grow."
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Prices are as follows:
Lunch $17.50 for 10 meals
Reduced Lunch $4 for 10 meals
Breakfast $7.50 for 10 meals
Reduced Breakfast $3.00 for 10 meals
Visitor’s Lunch $3.00
Extra Milk $0.25
Please keep extra milk and juice money separate from breakfast and lunch money. Please help us by paying for these separately.
A student may deposit money in his/her account any day by bringing cash or check to the lunchroom. Checks should be made payable to the school. The lunchroom is not allowed to charge meals. When a student’s account runs low, the student is given a reminder note to take home.
We welcome parents to come and have lunch with their children. It does help the lunchroom staff in knowing how much food to prepare if you call in advance. If you have questions concerning the breakfast or lunch program, or have a question regarding your child’s account, please feel free to call the lunchroom.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
· Illness of the student.
· Death in the immediate family of the student.
· Inclement weather which would be dangerous to the life and health of the student as determined by the principal.
· Legal quarantine.
Make-up Work – Excused Absences
If a student is absent for any excused reason as previously defined, the student shall be allowed to make up all major assignments and other work missed during said absence or absences at a time agreeable to the teacher(s). Teachers shall not be required to re-teach lessons, but students shall be given a reasonable opportunity to learn the lessons missed due to excused absences.
Make-up Work – Unexcused Absences
Teachers shall not provide make-up work or examinations for students absent for unexcused reasons. Teachers at their discretion may require students absent for unexcused reasons to make-up homework, class work, etc. on a non-credit basis in order to help such students maintain academic pace. Teachers shall not assign zeros to students absent for unexcused reasons on an automatic basis. Zeros may be assigned to such students only when other students in general receive grades for homework, class work, examinations, recitation, etc.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Time Limit: Written excuses for absences must be turned in within three (3) school days of the student’s initial return to school from an absence. Arrangements for make-up work must be made within three (3) school days after returning to school from an excused absence.
If a parent knows ahead of time that a child must be absent, a note should be sent to the teacher before the absence occurs. The teacher will then be able to assign work that would be missed during the absence.
Student attendance will be recorded on a daily basis. To be counted present for the day, a student must attend at least half of the school day (11:25). A student must attend a minimum of 155 days to be considered for promotion unless the principal approves excessive absences.
1. Tardy to school is defined as not being in attendance in home room by the tardy bell.
2. Check-out is defined as leaving school prior to the end of respective school’s regular day.
3. Absent from school is defined as not being present in class at least half of the day (11:30).
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This is exactly what happened at our school. See for yourself by checking here.
It is crucial for children to have closure on the testing process and understand its relativity. They need to understand why we do things and how it all relates to them. We wanted to show our students how all of their efforts (and their teacher's efforts) paid off.
Ms. Deese (School Counselor) and principal Pattie Thomas teamed up to deliver the news. Students were given their actual test results and through a PowerPoint presentation, were "walked through" their individual test outcomes.
Of course there was time to praise, reflect, and examine personal strengths and weaknesses in these small group settings. Students were free to ask questions or just share revelations about how they performed. Some students realized how close they were to scoring proficient (a 3 or 4) and others were amazed at their high scores. The children received "Wall of Success" sheets with their scores marked. Hopefully they used these sheets to explain the results to their parents. Each grade level that tested last spring received this up close and personal opportunity.
Thanks Ms. Deese for being available to help and getting test results organized for this activity.
Friday, September 11, 2009
This project is unique in that all the parent does is provide addresses of those family members or friends that might be willing to purchase a magazine subscription. There are 11 blank address forms in each booklet. If any one of the eleven people order a magazine, your child will receive a free Looney Tunes t-shirt.
All participants will also be entered in a free Florida vacation. Thank you in advance for the support of our computer lab.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
We ask each student to stay within their most comfortable reading range, which is determined by taking the STAR test. The STAR test is administered in the fall, winter, and spring to measure progress over the school year.
As students progress in the Accelerated Reading program, they are rewarded at specific milestones if the comprehension level is 85% or higher. This bulletin board, so carefully and cleverly decorated by Ms. Porter, an instructional assistant at Young, and student teacher, Tanesha Braxton-Collins, illustrates the various prize levels.
10 points....tigerpaw tattoo
25 points... treat bag
40 points...1st grade earns AR Field Trip
50 points...coupon booklet
75 points....Party with the Principal/2nd grade earns AR Field Trip
100 points..3rd-6th grade earns AR Field Trip/AR KEY and LANYARD
150 points..AR Bookbag
200 points..AR T-Shirt
300 points..Gift Card
400 points...2 free movie passes + snack $
500 points...Lunch with the Superintendent and Principal (OFF CAMPUS!)
BIGGEST REWARD....Being a GREAT reader!!
You can keep a close watch on the progress of your child by visiting the AR HOME CONNECT site (click here)and logging in using your child's AR login and password. You can even register to receive an email each time your child takes a test.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
A brief meeting will take place and the audience will then be entertained by our 3rd grade students. We hope you will make plans to attend!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Get ready because picture day is just around the corner (September 8th) and you are going to be so pleased! R. L. Young is using a new company this year. You and your family should see clearer shots of our beautiful students. There will be many different choices for packages varying in price.
If you have younger non-school age children, you may bring them to the school to be photographed by our new photographers.