Mary Eyre Elementary
New and exciting things are happening at Mary Eyre this Fall. Our new principal, Corina Valencia Chavez, has been hiring new staff and working hard to ensure our school is ready for the new school year. New playground equipment was installed over the summer, and we received over 200 new computers for students to use. Our staff has been attending classes during the summer break, learning new ways to enhance children's reading and comprehension skills. Our full-day kindergarten, which began last year, has been very successful. We saw enormous growth, both academically and socially in our kindergarten
students. Attendance rates soared as well! We will be sharing these and other exciting developments at our first Parent Club meeting on September 22th. Please join us as we welcome our new principal and learn about exciting ideas she has for our school. The meeting, in our Media Center, begins at 6 PM. Childcare will be provided.
5 Office Closed, Holiday
6 Meet the Teachers: See article
7 First Day of School, 1st-5th Grades
12 KG Smooth Start (Last Name A-L): See article
13 KG Smooth Start (Last Name M-Z): See article
22 Back to School Night, 6-7 PM
23 Jog-A-Thon Kick Off:
More information coming soon
27 Run Across America (see article)
After School Run
28 Early Release; 12:15 Dismissal
29 Run Across America
After School Run
Welcome back staff and students. We are looking forward to an exciting school year.
Attached is the school supply list for the 2016-2017 school year.
See you soon.
Bienvenido de nuevo personal y estudiantes. Estamos mirando adelante a un emocionante año escolar.
Se adjunta la lista de útiles escolares para el año escolar 2016-2017.
Te veo pronto.
Please view the file below to see vaccine information for the 2015-2016 school year.
Please view the information regarding the Title 1 Parent Involvement Policy for the 2015-2016 school year.
Mary Eyre Elementary School
Title 1 Parent Involvement Policy
The education of children at Mary Eyre Elementary School is a collaborative effort that involves students, teachers, and parents working together to achieve high academic and personal performance. Parents can participate in their child’s education and receive information in the following ways:
1. Each year a parent meeting will be held prior to October 1. The Parent Club meetings will be held five times a year. This schedule will be available in the main office as well as printed on the first bi-monthly newsletter sent home. The September meeting will solicit parent feedback about the CAP, Parent Involvement Policy, Parent Compact, and the evaluation of parent involvement activities. During this meeting, information about being a Title 1 school will be shared along with a purposed budget for the year. Since Mary Eyre is a school-wide Title 1 program, parents will give feedback and suggestions on how the budget will be utilized for the improvement of the entire school.
2. Five times throughout the year, outside of our family nights, parents are invited to come to a parent meeting where critical issues around student achievement and school operations are discussed. The first meeting is to occur before October 1 of the current school year. Parents of migrant students are also invited to attend one meeting a year where they can learn about resources, health insurance, and supporting their children in school. Translation and child care are provided for all parent meetings.
3. Parents will be notified of their child’s academic progress through these means: progress reports in November, March, and June; parent conferences in November and March will contain specific information on individual student performance in relation to common core state standards (CCSS); weekly updates of grades and missing assignments, and informal contacts throughout the year.
4. Parents will receive student’s individual assessment results, known as the Records of Standard Achievement (RSA), and the interpretation of these results through a district mailing by June 30.
5. A description of grade-level expectations and CCSS will be presented to parents at Back-to-School Night in September. Parents will also receive written information of state standards and evaluation procedures at Parent Conferences in November.
6. By November 30, a School-Parent Compact will be signed for each Mary Eyre Elementary School student. This compact specifies the responsibilities of the school, parents, and students in the education process. In order to achieve and maintain high academic standards, this compact will address the importance of ongoing communication between parents and teachers to build and sustain a successful partnership for the education of their children.
7. Mary Eyre Elementary will provide adult education to the parents in the community through programs such as parent trainings after parent club meetings and offers from churches and other groups such as the Coalition for Equality. The intent of all these meetings is to help parents better understand the important connection between what they do at home with what occurs at school. These trainings will also help educate parents on how they can positively contribute and have input into their child’s education.
8. The school will also host Parenting For Success in April and Eyre Exploration Night in May. During these events, teachers and instructional assistants provide information about reading, writing, math, science, and the arts at Mary Eyre. Parents are also given suggestions on how they can help their children at home in these subject areas.
9. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in the classroom or at special events. Additional parental assistance can be provided from home through the preparation of instructional materials and planning of special events. Parents are encouraged to contact the classroom teacher or the office for volunteer opportunities.
10. Mary Eyre Elementary School utilizes a Community School Outreach Coordinator (CSOC) to serve and provide assistance to the community. This coordinator works closely with the community providing resources and encouraging parents to get involved within the school. This person also conducts home visits, coordinates events, and connects with business partners.
11. The Eyre Mail newsletter, which is released during the first and third weeks of every month, will keep parents posted as to information and activities that are happening at Mary Eyre Elementary School. The use of our auto-dialer system keeps parents informed ahead of events and non-school days. Signage in and outside of the building, the school website, and informational fliers are other forms of communication are used to notify parents of all activities and events. Information is shared and printed in both English and Spanish.
12. Mary Eyre uses Title 1 funds to pay for reasonable and necessary expenses associated with parent involvement activities including materials, handouts, childcare, and light snacks. Parents also provide feedback on the use of these funds and suggestions on future parent involvement spending.
13. If parents request, the school will provide opportunities for regular meetings to allow parents to give suggestions in the decisions being made in the education of their children.
14. In partnership with Oregon State University Food and Nutrition program, parent nights will be offered to help parents learn about healthy cooking and eating. These events will be held two to three times a year.
ADOPTION OF THE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY
The Mary Eyre Elementary School Parental Involvement Policy has been developed jointly with, and agreed on by both school and parent representatives of children of Mary Eyre.
This policy was adopted by Mary Eyre Elementary on September 30 and will be in effect for the period of one year. The school will distribute this policy to all parents on or before October 30, 2015 via our school website and copies will be available in the main office.
__Marcus Morris_______________________ ___9/30/15______________
__Perla Villalobos_ __________________ ___9/30/15______________
Parent Representative Signature
Parents who contributed to this plan:
** Signatures of above parents that attended parent club can be found in the Sept. minutes/notes.
La fecha de inscripciones para Kindergarten comienza el 23 de febrero del 2016
Las inscripciones para los programas de kindergarten en las Escuelas Públicas de Salem Keizer comienzan el martes 23 de febrero del 2016. Los estudiantes que cumplan 5 años el 10 de septiembre del 2016 o antes de esa fecha, son elegibles para inscribirse. Todas las escuelas primarias del Distrito Escolar de Salem-Keizer ofrecen kindergarten de día completo y es totalmente gratis.
Les rogamos a los padres de familia inscribir a sus estudiantes lo antes posible; esto ayuda al distrito a estar preparados para el comienzo del ciclo escolar en septiembre con el número adecuado de salones, materiales etc.
Para inscribir a su estudiante, favor de acudir a la escuela y requerir el paquete de inscripción. Si usted no está seguro de la escuela a la cual su estudiante debe asistir, favor de visitar la siguiente página del distrito: www.salemkeizer.org/content/boundary-information
Los padres deberán llenar y firmar los formularios incluidos en el paquete de inscripción (hoja de registro, encuesta del idioma hablado en casa, formulario de vacunación) y además proveer:
1. Comprobante de domicilio. Algunos ejemplos de los documentos aceptados pueden ser: copia del recibo de algún servicio público (agua, luz, etc.), licencia de manejo con dirección actualizada o contrato de arrendamiento etc.
2. El acta de nacimiento original del estudiante. La escuela hará una copia fotostática y le devolverá a usted el acta original.
Ayude a su estudiante a estar preparado
Los padres de familia pueden ayudar a su estudiante a estar preparado para kindergarten:
· Ayudarlo a sostener correctamente los lápices, crayolas y las tijeras
· Practicar la escritura de su nombre
Kindergarten registration opens Feb. 23, 2016
Registration for fall kindergarten programs in Salem-Keizer Public Schools opens on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Students who turn five on or before September 10, 2016, are eligible to register. All elementary schools in Salem-Keizer offer free, full-day kindergarten.
Parents are asked to register students soon to help the district prepare an adequate number of classrooms, supplies, etc. for the fall.
How to register
To register, please visit the school and pick up a registration packet. If you’re unsure what school is assigned to serve your residence address, please visit the district’s school finder page: www.salemkeizer.org/content/boundary-information
Parents must complete and sign the forms in the registration packet (registration form, home language survey, immunization form) and provide:
1. Proof of residence address. Examples of documents accepted include a copy of a utility bill, driver’s license with current address, copy of rental agreement, etc.
2. Original birth certificate for the child. The school will make a copy and return the original to the parent.
Help your student get ready
Parents can help students get ready for kindergarten by helping them:
· Hold a pencil, crayons and scissors correctly
· Practice writing his/her name
· Learn the ABC’s and how to count to twenty
· Name and identify basic shapes, such as square, triangle and circle
· Learn how to take turns and share with others
· How to use the bathroom and wash hands independentlyPlease contact your school with questions about registering for kindergarten
Family Nights—Free Dinner
Did you know that every Thursday night at Bush Elementary School, the Title 1 Department provides all family members with dinner and:
v Study Hall for students of ALL grades
v Math or literacy lessons (elementary students get a FREE book each week)
v College and career writing workshops
The evening starts at 5:30 pm with dinner, until 6 pm when lessons start. The evening finishes up at 7:30 pm.
This year our winter break begins on December 21st and goes through January 1st. Here are suggestions to keep students actively learning during this time away from school.
School Closure Information
We have several ways to notify parents of school closures. Our automatic phone dialer calls every Mary Eyre student-household to notify families of closures or delays. We notify all local TV and radio stations with closure information, and the school district website has closure information. Go to www.salkeiz.k12.or.us and follow the link “Emergency Closure/Delays.”
The automatic calling system only works if we have the correct phone number on file. If your phone has changed or you suspect we have an old number, please call the school. We’ll be happy to verify or update your phone number.
All day closure