It always amazes me how quickly the holidays seem to be upon us. In looking back, we have accomplished a great deal in the first four months of school, but there is still a lot more to come! We continue to focus our efforts in the areas of writing and math to support our school goals of increasing student growth and achievement across all grade levels.
Wednesday afternoon work with teachers is designed to support those school goals as well as a district goal in writing. In all classrooms we are providing math instruction using a workshop model and are constantly challenging ourselves to learn the best ways to help your child. We recently purchased a common writing resource for all teachers at Pomona. This helps us to share common language and expectations for writing as children move through the grade levels. You can help us to support our goal by providing opportunities for your child to talk at home about what they are doing in math and writing.
Our Unified Improvement Plan was shared with a member of the District Accountability Committee and our Pomona School Accountability Committee on November 14, 2013. Our two major improvement strategies for improving student growth and achievement are listed below:
Major Improvement Strategy #1: Systematically monitor achievement in math and writing and provide interventions that specifically target student needs.
Major Improvement Strategy #2: To monitor the growth of all students in writing with particular attention to minority students and students receiving free/reduced lunch.
The holidays often cause us to reflect on those things that make us most thankful. As you gather with friends and family this holiday season, take time to recognize the wonderful contributions of the children in our lives. I wish each of you a beautiful holiday season and a new year of peace and happiness.
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