Welcome to PVPV / Rawlings Elementary
The school by the sea
Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade
3rd, 4th & 5th Grade
December 23, 2013 -
Gifted Parent Advisory Meetings
Tuesday, March 25
Tuesday, May 13
Dear PVPV/Rawlings’ Parents,
Creating a positive and focused learning environment is always a top priority for our school. As administrators conduct classroom observations we are assured of high levels of student engagement and quality instruction being present. The school’s assessment data also supports that are students are learning. Assessments provide data that allows monitoring student progress and to inform instruction. Currently all students K-5 students are assessed four times a year with the Discovery Education Assessment which is aligned to the Common Core Standards. These assessments monitor student performance and assure students are mastering grade level expectations. Students also participate in the District Formative Assessments, DFAs. The results from the DFAs help teachers plan and pace instruction. The week before winter break, students are participating in the DFAs. Therefore, many of the class celebrations and special learning activities are being combined with the school wide Sing-Along and special showing of the Polar Express.
We are very proud of the meaningful, enriching and goal focused learning environments our teachers provide for our students. We know that you join us in making sure our classrooms provide focused and purposeful learning activities.We are also very proud of the Service Learning projects our students participate in. We know and recognize that these projects are also supported by our families as home and school model appropriate Character Counts Traits and give back to our community. PVPV/Rawlings students won the Second Harvest Food Fight as we had the highest poundage of food donated. Also, due to your generous donations for the Helping for the Holidays $7,250 was collected. This will brighten the holidays for 290 military families providing them gift cards. Thank you to Lori Wells and Laura Salvador for assisting with this project.
Congratulations to our maintenance coordinator, Brandon Hennessey and our staff for achieving the Energy Star Award for the 4th year in a row at both campuses. The award is given to recognize high levels of energy conservation.
The harvest of 65 trees from our very own orange grove will begin after Thanksgiving break. These oranges are served to students in our cafeteria. This harvest is very timely as it provides extra Vitamin C during our seasonal changing weather. With the wrap and peel weather, please also remember to label students coats, sweaters, and jackets with their name so if lost, the item can be returned.
Just a reminder for students to use the Accelerated Reader and IXL Math programs. Semester goals are listed on the school webpage as well as in this newsletter. Goals must be reached by Dec. 20th to participate in the recognition parties in January.
As we approach the season of caring and giving we appreciate your many examples that are extended to our children and our school. We are very grateful to work in a community that fosters support for our school environment. Thank you to all our Community Partners, our PTO, volunteers and to our families. We truly appreciate you and all that you do for our students and staff.
Kathleen Furness, Principal
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