Siler City Elementary School Families,
As a reminder, there will be no school from April 15th through April 22nd for Spring Break. School will resume on April 23rd. Please plan accordingly, and make sure your kids do LOTS of reading during spring break. Also take time to do some fun family activities together if at all possible. EOGs are around the corner and to reach our ambitious school goal, we need the kids focused and ready to work hard, learn, and grow when they return to school.
We want to remind you that the CORA food Pantry SNACK! Program provides Chatham County children ages 2 to 18 with free food over the summer. Their services are available for you. Enrollment is limited, so sign up ASAP at one of their registration events, or online at corafoodpantry.org. In addition, CORA will be hosting a registration event at Siler City Elementary School on Tuesday, April 23rd from 4 to 6 p.m.
Thanks, and hope you all had a fantastic weekend and a fantastic Spring Break.
Dr. Larry Savage
Is your child struggling with learning their multiplication facts? Well, we are here to help!
Siler City Elementary is implementing a program called “Multiplication Masters” for students in grades 3-5. This is an incentive program which will encourage and reward students who demonstrate mastery for the 2 through the 9 multiplication tables. Students will receive small rewards for each level mastered, and students who achieve mastery of all facts will have their name and picture posted on the wall between the cafeteria and Art classrooms. These Multiplication Masters will also participate in a celebration at the end of the program! All participants will receive a certificate for mastery or participation. The program runs from March 4-April 12. A letter was sent home earlier by students explaining the program. Parents are asked to help their child practice these facts daily with flash cards, practice problems, games, etc. For those with internet access, a Symbaloo is available on the school website under the Student tab. Look for “Multiplication Masters.” This resource has several math websites that can be accessed for additional practice. We are excited about the program and hope to recognize many Multiplication Masters! Thank you for your help!
Note that the survey deadline is January 9, 2019. As always, feel free to let me know if you have questions. Thank you for your help!
2019-20 DRAFT SCHOOL CALENDAR FEEDBACK OPPORTUNITY
We are seeking stakeholder input on two draft calendars for the 2019-20 school year. Click here to find out more and share your feedback by January 9, 2019.
BORRADOR DEL CALENDARIO ESCOLAR 2019-20 OPORTUNIDAD DE PARTICIPAR EN LAS OPCIONES
Estamos solicitando a las personas interesadas su opinion sobre los dos borradores del calendarios para el año escolar 2019-20. Presione AQUI para obtener más información y compartir sus comentarios antes del 9 de enero de 2019.
Take the Survey!AIG/Advanced Learners ProgramShape the Future by Taking the SurveyThis survey is for parents of identified AIG/Advanced Learners. It is anonymous. Please complete one per child. We are gathering data to help us revise the AIG plan for the district. Thank you for your help.
The District Calendar Committee with representatives from every school is in the process of developing two draft 2018-2019 school calendars* to present to the Board of Education (BOE) for their consideration. Calendar A includes 180 instructional days for students, and Calendar B includes 178 instructional days. Click (HERE - Option A) (HERE - Option B) to view a copy of the draft calendars. Click HERE to view the state calendar law requirements (G.S. 115C-84.2) and local priorities.
Click HERE to provide feedback to the District Calendar Committee. Please note that the committee will only be able to consider suggestions that comply with the state calendar law. The deadline to submit feedback is January 26, 2018.
*The Chatham Center for Innovation (CCI) will adhere to a different calendar to be established at a later date.
Survey deadline: January 29, 2018
The North Carolina state calendar law (G.S. 115C-84.2) requires that the 2018-2019 school calendar:
- starts for students no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26
- for the 2018-2019 school year, school cannot begin for students earlier than Monday, August 27
- ends for students no later than the Friday closest to June 11
- for the 2017-2018 school year, school cannot end for students later than Friday, June 7
- includes a minimum of 1,025 instructional hours OR 185 instructional days
- CCS has traditionally elected to satisfy the requirement for 1,025 instructional hours
- covers at least nine calendar months
- contains a total number of 215 days (including holidays, workdays, and annual leave days)
- includes at least (10) teacher workdays, at least two that allow teachers to take annual leave
- includes a minimum of (10) annual leave days
- includes the same or equivalent number of legal holidays that are designated by the State Personnel Commission (11 total), one of which is Veterans Day
The CCS 2018-2019 school calendar must comply with all components of the law.
The District Calendar Committee incorporated the following local priorities into the the draft 2018-2019 calendar:
- include a minimum of (3) teacher workdays for Required Professional Development (RSD)
- include a minimum of (3) Early Release Days for school-level professional development
- to the greatest extent possible, maintain a balance of the number of days in each semester