Stratford School PTA Curriculum Committee News
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STRATFORD SCHOOL CURRICULUM MEETING
September 27, 2013
Principal: Eileen Vota
PTA Reps: Liz McQuaid, Jennifer Schmitt
Stratford PTA President: Tina Palmer
Teacher Reps: Laura Connolly, Christine Mustacchio
Guest Speaker: Rita Melikian
Core Curriculum Update:
The Go Math textbooks are not on line as of yet. Administration and teachers are working on getting the workbook on line. Once this is done, the link will be on the district website under the section “For Parents”.
It was also discussed that 4th and 5th grade students have access to the Vocabulary textbook practice for each Unit on line. This too will be on the website under “For Parents”. Mrs. Vota will communicate these links to the parents by e-blast when the Math textbook is online.
The tutorial videos on common core are currently on district website under “For Parents / Math Video Resources” and are separated by grade level.
They would like to do a joint teacher presentation on the common core like we did last year. They are looking at possible dates.
They did take into consideration the level 4 cut score for 5th grade students that are eligible for Quest. Students were already notified if they are in Quest and the program has already started.
The bandwidth between buildings was increased to 10 gig over the summer. There is sufficient bandwidth with in the building for all current technology.
The students and teachers have not been utilizing the Microsoft Tablets that were distributed to the school last year as of yet because the teachers are working on downloading apps and assessing the best purpose for their use by the students.
The websites for each teacher were updated before back to school night.
They are looking into the report cards being posted on the Parent Portal for the 2014-2015 school year as well as doing teacher conference sign ups online for the 2014-2015 school year.
There is an online component for teaching the children typing. It is on the Stratford website under the Student Section. The program in typingtraining.com
The children have a log and can go to the website and practice at home.
Summer Reading and Math:
The teachers did not get a summer math packet from all students and some students did not read one of the book selections. We discussed having a creative project based on summer reading for next year and displaying it at back to school night.