Parent-Teacher Conferences – Fall 2017

Parent Teacher Conference – Fall 2017

October 30, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Report Cards for Grades K-5 will be given out on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.   Similar to last year, your child’s teacher will be arranging appointments for all parents/guardians to accommodate your busy schedules and lessen wait time.

Parent Teacher Conferences for the Fall 2017 term are as follows:

Date:                     Thursday, November 16, 2017 (afternoon/evening conferences will be held the same day)

Times:                  Afternoon Conferences — 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

                                Evening Conferences —  4:30 pm -7:30 pm

All Students will be dismissed on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11:20 am sharp due to Parent Teacher Conferences.

TASC AFTER SCHOOL programs are cancelled on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

  • Appointments will be made in advance with parents and teachers for Fall conferences.
  • Reminder: You should be linked with your child’s teacher for receiving text messages with pertinent information, reminders and school events: REMIND 101
  • All Parent Letters are posted on-line at: ps101parents.wordpress.com (You can sign up to receive notification every time a new letter is posted).
  • Hot lunch will be given to all children participating in the hot lunch program.
  • Yellow school bus service will be provided for those children using the service.
  • Please make every effort to meet with your child’s teacher. By attending this conference you will have the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress.
  • Translators will be available in Russian/Hebrew/Spanish/Italian/Arabic /Cantonese/Mandarin

P.S. 101’s Grading Policy

 PS 101 Grading Scale:

Grades K-5

ME:  “Mastery-Exceeds” Standards (95-100) = 4 by NYS Standards

MA:  “Mastery-Above” Standards (85-94) = a mid-high 3 by NYS Standards

MT:  “Mastery-Meets” Standards (75-84) = a low-mid 3 by NYS Standards

MP:  “Mastery-Approaching” Standards (65-74) = 2 by NYS Standards

MB:  “Mastery-Below Standards (64 or less) – 1 by NYS Standards

 

P.S. 101 is dedicated to the advancement of all students on their way to becoming college and career ready. This document serves as our written transparent grading policy to inform students and families about how grades are earned. This document outlines how courses are graded, the scale of marks awarded and when and how often student receive grades. Our school-wide policy is published on our website and hard copies are available upon request. This policy will be posted every September.

Timeline: Students will receive grades three times per year, November, March, and June via report cards in every course. Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to speak to their child’s teacher about grades during the Parent Teacher Conferences.

Marks awarded: The minimum grade a student must receive to pass a course is Mastery Approaching (M is slightly below grade level). Grades are cumulative and show students’ progress throughout the year.

 

Grading Policy:

Upper Grades (3-5)
Participation 10%
Classwork 20%
Homework 10%
Assessments 60%
Total 100%

 

Lower Grades (K-2)
Participation 20%
Classwork 30%
Homework 10%
Assessments 40%
Total 100%

 

Our grading policy applies to all students, including Students with Disabilities (SWD) and English Language Learners (ELLs). Please note all students, regardless of being an ELL or SWD*, are held to Grade Level Standards.
*Students with disabilities-annual goals, plans for progress monitoring, and promotion criteria are document in the IEP, while the report card documents progress made in the general education curriculum. All students, including students with disabilities, receive grades based on how well they master the Grade Level subject matter, concepts, content, and skills addressed in a subject. The IEP describes specially designed instruction and accommodations for an individual student that is used to create access to grade-level standards and enable progress toward annual goals.

As we prepare for the Fall, 2017 Parent Teacher Conferences, we recommend that you utilize these questions for gaining a better understanding of how your child is doing in school.  Use these talking points as a guide to ensure your child is performing on grade level and support their learning the best way you can.

  1. What is my child expected to learn, know and do at this grade level? How will it be assessed?
  2. What are the big projects my child will be doing in your class this year? Throughout the year, how will I know if my child is meeting grade level expectations?
  3. What does my child do well and what does he or she struggle with? Can you give me examples?
  4. If my child needs extra support or wants to learn more about a subject, are there resources to help his or her learning outside the classroom? Can you give me examples?
  5. How will you be using the Common Core standards to students this year
  6. Does my child turn in homework on time?
  7. Is my child happy at school? How does my child get along with classmates and adults?
  8. Does my child participate in class discussions and activities? What would make my child more effective in doing his/her work?
  9. What can I do at home to reinforce what my child is learning at school?
  10. Are there ways that I can help you in the classroom or the school?

 

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol
Principal

 

———————————————————TEAR OFF—————————————————————–

Please check the time you will be attending the Parent-Teacher Conference and return as soon as possible.

______ I will be attending the Afternoon Conferences — 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm.

 ______ I will be attending the Evening Conferences — 4:30 pm -7:30 pm

 Student Name: ____________________________________    Class: ___________

Parent Signature: __________________________________    Date:____________

 

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