Week of 1/28/19
Dear Pond Cove Families,
Teachers have been working hard throughout the past few weeks to prepare winter report cards for your viewing, via the PowerSchool parent portal, by the end of the school day on February 8. This report will be a mid-year summary of your child’s progress in both Habits of Work and academic content areas.
Habits of Work
In researching desired characteristics in the workplace, the Maine State Department of Education learned that most employers place a high emphasis on employee work habits and ability to work with others effectively. Although our students are very young, our staff understands the importance of students acquiring these skills early in their educational career. Our Responsive Classroom and Peaceful Pond Cove programing supports students as they develop positive work habits. At the K-4 level, we are working to build the foundation for long-term work habits that will serve your child well throughout his/her school career and beyond. New this year, we have consistent Habits of Work and an accompanying grading scale for all K-4 students at Pond Cove.
Pond Cove K-4 Habits of Work Learning Targets
*Exhibits self control, including appropriate voice level.
*Speaks politely and kindly.
*Cooperates and collaborates with others.
*Follows directions and classroom routines.
*Uses time productively.
*Contributes to discussions and activities.
*Completes assigned work.
*Seeks help when needed.
*Keeps trying even when the work is difficult.
Your child’s Habits of Work progress will be reflected using the following scale:
Academic Learning Targets
Pond Cove staff are dedicated to ensuring that all students achieve grade-level specific academic learning targets in reading, writing, math, social studies, science and the allied arts by the end of each school year. The academic section of the report card will show your child’s progress toward these learning targets. It is important to emphasize that all targets reflect end-of-year expectations. Therefore, for academic progress reporting, a 1 or 2 is the norm for most children during the winter reporting period. A 3 or 4 are more commonly seen on the end-of-year progress report.
Your child’s progress toward end-of-year academic learning targets for their grade level will be reflected using the following scale:
Viewing Your Child’s Report Card
I will resend this information on or before February 8. I understand how busy you are and want you to have plenty of time to become familiar with our reporting process.
Please see the Link: Pond Cove Student & Family Handbook 2018-2019 for helpful information.
Please note the Staff Professional Development Early Release Wednesdays below.
Pond Cove students will be dismissed at 1:50 p.m. on:
2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 5/15, 6/5
Parents Have Access to Winter Report Cards Via PowerSchool: February 8
Grade 4 Concert: Monday February 4 6:30 pm PC Cafeteria (Snow Date Feb. 5)
Grade 3 Concert: Wednesday February 6 6:30pm PC Cafeteria (Snow Date Feb. 7)
*Please note the snow date is a Thursday, the same night as the ski bus.
School Cancellation Day Tracker: