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Berlin Elementary School

Calendar of Events - January/February

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Calendar at Events

 

5th Grade Report Card Clarification

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Dear parents and guardians of students in Grade 5,

     The Washington Central Supervisory Union Report Card is intended to inform parents and guardians about what students know and are able to do.  The areas for assessment are aligned to State of Vermont Grade Level Expectations, The WCSU curricular non-negotiables, and, to the national Common Core Standards.  The system is designed to report to you exactly how your child is progressing toward these benchmarks.

     Students are assessed in each area based on their level of proficiency, from 1-4, from multiple sources of evidence.  On the 1-4 rating scale, level 3 means “on grade level”. This may also be described as “on target” or “right where he or she is supposed to be.”  In this current era of high and still rising expectations for students, a “3” reflects strong student performance and a student who is progressing in learning.  Using this as a point of reference, the score of “2” means approaching grade level expectations.  In many cases, this can mean quite close to achieving a high benchmark.  A score of “1” means a student needs significant growth, generally half a year’s progress or more, to reach grade level.  A “4” means that a student is performing beyond grade level,— that he or she is fast or fluent with grade level material,—and  is able to comprehend and articulate understandings that would be expected of a student in a higher grade.

     In grades 7 and throughout U32, students are graded exclusively with letter grades.  Currently, the reporting system for WCSU is being revised.  The standards-based reporting that you are accustom to from previous years, will continue with your child in grades 5 and 6.  When your child enters grade 7, you can expect a reporting system appropriate to Middle and High School.  Nonetheless, scores are based on standards and proficiency and not exclusively dependent on letter grades.

     I hope I have been able to convey to you the purpose of standards based reporting and the rationale for Berlin  continuing with this system through the end of grade 6.  Please contact me if you have any further questions.

Sincerely,

Carol Amos, Principal

 

Berlin Basketball Schedules

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Please find, in the below attachment area, the Berlin Basketball Schedules (both practice & games) for December & January.

If you have any questions, please contact Bill Gant, Athletic Director.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

PLEASE NOTE  KINDERGARTEN TO 2ND GRADE PLAY ON SATURDAYS FROM 9AM - 11AM AT BERLIN

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Welcome!

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Welcome!

 

Berlin Elementary School is currently home to 198 students in preschool through sixth grade. With an average class size of between 13 and 23 students in each of the 8 classrooms (plus one kindergarten class and two preschool sessions), Berlin Elementary School is a great place for both academic and social learning in an individualized environment.

Centrally located near the Berlin Four Corners, our school’s 2014-2015 goals include an ongoing focus on the foundational skills of literacy and mathematics, in addition to fostering a respectful climate.

In addition to the main building, our campus includes two freshly resurfaced sports fields and a new and spacious playground. Our gymnasium boasts a rock climbing wall for the adventurers among us and most of our classrooms and library (also called the Learning Center) include Smart Boards, ceiling mounted LCD projectors and other interactive technology resources. Our five mobile laptop labs are used throughout the building and a 9-station desktop lab serves our Learning Center.

Berlin’s dedicated and highly qualified staff includes reading and math specialists, two special educators, a speech pathologist, energetic and creative classroom teachers and support staff members who are committed to seeing children succeed. Our breakfast and lunch programs are focused on providing nutritious, appealing meals made from ingredients sourced as locally as possible. Not to mention our new gardens on campus. The students and staff have planned, planted and cared for these gardens and have connected the implementation of the gardens to classroom learning.  We offer visual arts, music, physical education, Library skills to all K-6 students as individual classes. As a Responsive Classroom , and PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions Supports) school we value both social and academic learning.

We welcome families and visitors. Please call to schedule a tour and spend the day in our fabulous school.

Carol Amos, Principal

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Access this URL (http://www.berlinvt.org/)http://www.berlinvt.org/Town of Berlin Web PageLori Dutton-Renaud20 Kb
Download this file (2014 2015 Final Calendar.pdf)2014-2015 School Calendar Lori Dutton-Renaud41 Kb
Download this file (Facilities Use Application 2014-2015.doc)Facilities Use Application 2014-2015.doc Lori Dutton-Renaud41 Kb
Download this file (Family Handbook 2014-2015.doc)Family Handbook 2014-2015 Lori Dutton-Renaud538 Kb
Download this file (Homework Club Sign-Up.doc)Homeclub Sign Up Sheet Lori Dutton-Renaud34 Kb
Download this file (Kidwatch 14-15 reg form.doc)Kidwatch Registration Form 2014-2015 Lori Dutton-Renaud36 Kb
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Download this file (Math Games.doc)Math GamesAt home games that encourage MathematicsLori Dutton-Renaud40 Kb
Download this file (Note To School.doc)Note To School.docAfter School CommunicationsLori Dutton-Renaud40 Kb
Download this file (SES Letter 2014-2015.pdf)SES January 2015 Letter Lori Dutton-Renaud47 Kb
Download this file (SES Provider List 2014-2015.pdf)SES Provider List 2014-2015 Lori Dutton-Renaud254 Kb
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Download this file (Water System Notification.pdf)Water System Notification Candy Chevalier39 Kb
 

Supplemental Educational Services Letter

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September 10, 2014

 

 

Dear Berlin Families,

           

You are most likely already aware that Berlin Elementary is working with the Agency of Education and various content area experts to improve student outcomes as measured by the NECAP test scores.  Our school, along with the majority of Vermont Schools, has been identified as a school in need of improvement as defined by the No Child Left Behind legislation after the Agency of Education significantly increased performance indicators.  Berlin has entered the Year 3 Corrective Action  phase of School Improvement.

           

As a result, we are required to set aside 20 percent of our Title I grant funds to provide outside tutoring services for all students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.  In the event that there is not enough funding to serve all students who qualify, priority will be given to the lowest performing students.  Students do not need to actually take free or reduced lunch to take advantage of supplemental tutoring.  They must only qualify for free or  reduced lunch.  A student’s actual performance on the NECAP assessments does not factor into their eligibility for free tutoring services.  Even students who did well on the NECAP test can access this service.

           

If you intend to take advantage of supplemental tutoring services for your child,  please let me know in writing by September 24, 2014.  Please indicate who you have selected as a provider, and what the tutoring schedule will be.  Please note that the school will not be responsible for tutoring costs incurred prior to us contracting with your chosen provider.  A list of supplemental tutoring service providers is attached.  These service providers are approved by the Agency of Education.  Only approved providers qualify for payment under this funding.  We are not allowed to recommend any particular provider.  Tutoring services may not occur during the school day.  Families are responsible for providing transportation.

           

If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call.

 

 

Respectfully,

 

 

 

 

Carol Amos

Principal

 

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Fri Jan 30 @08:00AM - 05:00PM
NAEP TESTING
Fri Feb 06 @08:00AM - 05:00PM
School Closed - Inservice