Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten News
Monday, August 10th: Kindergarten Round-Up will take place. Incoming kindergarten students will be screened for 15 minutes each. Screening times begin at 8:00AM and goes through 1:00PM.The school will contact you if you are registered to attend Marshall Lane to set up a Round-Up screening appointment.
Monday, August 17th from 4:30PM to 5:30PM: TK and Kindergarten Orientation will take place in the school cafeteria. If you are a parent of an incoming TK or Kindergarten student, plan on attending this informative meeting of what to expect for the new school year.
Tuesday, August 18th—Class Lists posted at 5:00 p.m. Parents will need child’s student ID to check the list. No names will be posted.
Wednesday, August 19th—First Day of School for the 2015-2016 school year. Parent Meet and Greet from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the amphitheater.
Friday, August 21st—Back to School Family Picnic at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 2nd—Back to School Night from 6:00 to 7:30
Monday, September 7th—No school for Labor Day
This year, the Campbell School District is using Eureka Math (also known as Engage New York Math). Parents have approached us with some questions about the new strategies that are being taught to their children. Our Instructional Services Department has created a website with a lot of helpful information. Check it out at http://campbellmathparentresources.weebly.com
The Governing Board believes that appropriate homework provides benefits in many ways:
· Homework can provide a daily or frequent check-in to measure a student’s grasp of concepts taught in class, and highlight for the classroom teacher areas needing additional focus. Homework assignments are designed to extend and practice what has been learned in the classroom, and students should be able to complete the homework assignments independently. Parents, or persons assisting with the homework may notify their children’s teachers if the children struggle with completing the homework assignments independently, as this may highlight for the classroom teacher areas needing additional focus
· Homework can be used to direct creative efforts and research projects that extend beyond the practical boundaries of the day-to-day classroom.
· Regular homework assignments encourage students to develop self-discipline, self-reliance and prioritization skills. In certain cases, homework provides parents with a useful way to monitor the academic progress and capabilities of their children.
· Homework is most valuable where it leads to timely feedback and targeted instruction by classroom teachers to students.
· The Board believes homework should be purposeful, and also values learning opportunities that result from extra-curricular activities and time spent with families and friends.