10.10.22, Bagley’s Monday Message
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Good morning families, take a look at the Nectar News and our other school updates below. We look forward to seeing you virtually at our Curriculum Night on Thursday.
Every Monday teachers will show the Nectar News to share upcoming events, appreciations, and to educate and celebrate varied cultures and school expectations. Check your email for the link.
Boys and Girls Club is cancelled in honor of Indigenous People’s Day
In planning our curriculum night, we hoped to make it accessible to as many families as possible by hosting a virtual session that also has directions for caption translations in your home language. Check your email for our Curriculum Night overview for links and translation information.
Assessment and Advanced Learners Information
Our students at Bagley start with shared experiences in their classrooms that become differentiated tasks. That means students are given work that pushes their thinking around a similar skill, while other students may be provided work that breaks down the skill into manageable chunks. Our students with an Advanced Learning or Highly Capable designation show strengths and areas for growth depending on the subject area. As a result, all teachers are using reading, math and writing assessments in their classrooms to learn about students’ current levels of performance. We then use this baseline to plan reading groups, extension tasks and projects that will stretch student thinking. Some examples of advanced learning work are below.
- Use of a reading journal, individual conferences, and thoughtful discussion prompts to get students to think more deeply about what they are reading
- Identifying and supporting reading ‘Just Right’ books
- Creating small group rotations where students have mini-lessons with their teacher that are targeted to their specific reading level
- Rubrics with clear and high-level expectations, that reinforce peer conferencing
- Providing authentic writing opportunities including blog posts/student comments that engage students with an audience of their peers.
- Enrichment and extension problems within each unit
- Differentiated tasks to extend student thinking around a similar skill
Please consider volunteering for our areas of need below:
Move-a-thon: Volunteer link for Friday, October 21st (8 AM -9:30 AM or 9 AM-10:30 AM)
Hootenanny Event Volunteer Signup: Sign Up Genius Link: (5:45- 7:00 or 7:00- 8:15 PM)
Hootenanny Bake Sale Signup: Sign Up Genius Link
Crossing Guard: Parent Volunteers for Crossing Guard Sing up here.
Our Move-a-thon on Friday, October 21st is a fun event for our students and a great fundraiser for the PTA. Fundraising sheets went home in Yellow Folders on Friday. Please share the Fundraising Link with your friends and family to extend our school’s fundraising efforts. 1. Visit the registration link: https://app.99pledges.com/fund/bagley2022/addme. Enter your student’s name, your email address, select your student’s teacher, and click “Add.”
As a school we are also motivating our students to ‘move’! We have a goal of earning a total of at least 1,000 completed laps. This is a fun event where we get to see our students working hard and being silly. Please consider volunteering at the link above.
Families, you are welcome to join your child at lunch for special occasions your family celebrates, including your child’s birthday. Lunch runs from 10:35-12:30. Please check on specific times with your child’s teacher.
Student Meals Menu:
Take a look weekly at the breakfast and lunch menus for our students.
If you are unable to fill out the electronic form, please contact our front office to provide you paper copy. If you have problems you can reach out to our support email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I plan to share the number weekly positive cases at our school to provide COVID data transparency. Please reach out to me with any questions. Thank you for keeping your children home if they have a COVID symptom, as described by the Department Of Health.
We had two positive cases at our school this week. SPS’s Dashboard will show district COVID trends.
Monday, 10/10 4th grade Field Trip to PNB
Tuesday, 10/11 PTA Meeting in school library and virtually. 6-7 PM
Thursday, 10/13: Curriculum Night, Virtual class meetings and other school information events from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Check your email for specific links.
Friday, 10/14: No School for Students. District professional development day. Teachers will be taking trainings on Student De-escalation and Small Group Reading.
Thursday, 10/20: School Picture Day
Friday, 10/21: Move-a-thon @ Bagley ES. K-2 8:30-9:30, 3rd- 5th 9:30-10:30
Friday, 10/28: FREE for all: Harvest Hootenanny Carnival 6- 8 PM The PTA is hosting spooky games, a DJ hosted monster mash, a food truck* and hot dogs for purchase! Save room for an epic bake sale! Come as you are or in costume – no costume masks please. We will need lots of volunteers for game stations. *Tacos el Guero food truck will have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options available
November Parent Conferences: Specific dates and times will be announced this coming week.
Monday, 11/28 Thursday -12/1: 5th Grade Camp