Week of 2/4/19
Winter report cards will be accessible for parent viewing, via the PowerSchool parent portal, by the end of the school day on Friday, February 8. This report will be a mid-year summary of your child’s progress in both Habits of Work and academic content areas.
I strongly encourage you to designate a few minutes to sit with your child and review their report card. This can be a very rewarding experience for all parents and students if approached with a growth mindset. Every single student at Pond Cove has a great deal to celebrate! Find these areas of growth and success within the report card and highlight them for your child. Ask them if there are areas they would like to improve in. This is also a good time to help your child set one or two clear and achievable goals. Have fun!
Please review the report card information below before accessing your child’s card on Friday.
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:
1 = Occasionally 2 = With guidance 3 = Consistently
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:
NYA = Not Yet Assessed 1 = Emerging 2 = Progressing 3 = Proficient 4 = Distinguished
Viewing Your Child’s Report Card
To access your child’s report card:
1 Go to the PowerSchool parent portal web site - https://powerschool.cape.k12.me.us/public/
*If you already have an account, log in with your username and password.
*If you have not created an account, click on the 'Create an Account' tab.
*If you have questions, click 'CESD-FAQs' found near the top of the PowerSchool Portal home page. Here you will find information on changing your username and password.
2 Click on 'Report Card' and select the appropriate year.
Pond Cove School posts grades as pdf files twice a year, in winter and in spring. All previous grade reports are always available on the portal.
Please see the Link: Pond Cove Student & Family Handbook 2018-2019 for helpful information.
Wednesday, February 6, will be an early release professional development day. Pond Cove students will be dismissed at 1:50.
Dear Parents and Guardians of New Pond Cove Students,
It is Kindergarten Registration time again! If your child turns 5 on or before October 15th of 2019 she/he is eligible to attend Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year.
Please share this information with friends and neighbors! Unless a sibling attends Pond Cove, we do not know or have contact information for families with upcoming kindergartners.
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
Number of School Cancellation Days to Date: 3 Days
Last Day For Students if No Other Cancellation Days: June 17 (12:05 Dismissal)
Office Contact Information
Phone: (207) 799-7339