Welcome Letter 2017-2018


Pistons tickets fundraiser

 

The pistons will donate $5 for every ticket sold back to our school. All order forms are due back to Gear Park by November 1. Tickets will be given to students at a later time, and they will be responsible to deliver them to the individuals who purchased them. Please encourage your friends, family and co-workers to support Geer Park Elementary by enjoying a night of NBA action with the families of our school. Please be sure to include the date of the game you are selling tickets for on the order form. Please be sure to make checks payable to: Detroit Pistons. Tickets may be purchased for the following games:

Pistons VS. Cavaliers:         Monday, November 20 @ 7pm

Pistons VS Celtics:              Sunday, December 10 @ 4pm

Pistons VS Nuggets:           Tuesday, December 12 @ 7pm

 

Ticket Options:

 

100-LEVEL: $45

200-LEVEL: $20

 

Prizes (BY TICKETS SOLD)

 

1 Ticket: Entered into a drawing to have Hooper come to your birthday party

5 Tickets: Personal welcome on Pistons scoreboard

10 Tickets: Free-throw shot on Pistons court

15 Tickets: Exclusive Pistons item

20-Tickets: Autographed picture

40 Tickets: Personalized Pistons jersey

 

The top 10 sellers at each school will be invited to participate in an on-court experience before a pistons home game.

The top selling school will be visited by a pistons player!

 

 

Assessments and Study Guides

 

The Geer Park faculty studied the subject of assessments, retakes, and how students need to learn to be successful future learners. The rationale is based on best practice, classroom observations and the demands of standardized assessment requirements.  More and more, transferring concepts learned into application opportunities is how mastery is measured.  Rote memory, for example, does not support sustained learning.  Furthermore, holding students accountable for their learning is a necessity.  When teachers facilitate lessons, formative assessments are given throughout the course of a unit, concepts are taught multiple times, and activities are designed to help cement learning.  Expecting active listening and total engagement is key to understanding concepts, questioning misunderstandings, and building the blocks of prior learning. The Geer Park faculty is encouraging teaching for transfer, rather than memorizing for the test. Please read through the following thoroughly as these are agreed upon building policies and norms:

 

 

  • Students will not have the option to retake assessments.  

 

      • In the case of emergencies and illness, parents will contact the teacher prior to the administration of the assessment to discuss the situation.  
      • Students can have an extended window to take the test, within 24-48 hours, but before the completed assessments are returned to the other students.  
      • If the majority of the students struggle with an assessment, then key concepts will be retaught.  
      • In extenuating circumstances, accommodations can be made.  These circumstances would include prolonged illness or trauma, but does not include travel.  However, the teacher will make these decisions based on the severity of the situation.

 

  • Study guides will not be provided for grades K-2.

 

      • Assessment Focus Overview will be provided for families.
      • These AFO’s will share with families concepts that are a part of the unit.  Resources, references, and a unit overview will be provided on teacher blogs to assist families in supporting their children.  

 

  • All assessments will have performance tasks.

 

    • These tasks require students to use what they know and apply this knowledge in new ways.  This requires higher order thinking and, at times, have more than one right answer.     

 

How can parents support their children?

  • It is critical to…
    • Review and discuss daily lessons and work
    • Review and discuss formative assessments, including exit slips, mini quizzes, projects, and other graded work. Success or struggles on formative assessments is a strong indicator of students’ level of comprehension.  
    • Remind children to ask questions and be actively engaged.  
    • Remember, if there isn’t some struggle or challenge, higher order learning isn’t happening.  Students must anticipate a challenge, work through it and build on their learning.  

 

التقييمات ودليل الدراسة

 

مدرسة جير بارك درسو موضوع التقييمات، ريتاكيس، وكيف الطلاب بحاجة إلى أن يتعلم أن يكون نجاح المتعلمين مستقبلا. الأساس المنطقي يستند إلى أفضل الممارسات، وملاحظات الفصل الدراسي والمطالب لمتطلبات تقييم موحد. أكثر وأكثر، نقل المفاهيم المستفادة إلى فرص التطبيق كيف يتم قياس اتقانها. على سبيل المثال، لا تدعم الذاكرة عن ظهر قلب، والتعلم المستمر. وعلاوة على ذلك، محاسبة الطلاب لتعليمهم أمر ضروري. عند المعلمين تسهيل الدروس، يتم إعطاء تقييمات التكوينية طيلة مسار واحدة ويتم تدريس المفاهيم عدة مرات، وأنشطة مصممة لمساعدة التعلم الأسمنت. أتوقع الاستماع النشط والمشاركة المجموع مفتاح لفهم المفاهيم، التشكيك في سوء الفهم، وبناء كتل التعلم المسبق. مدرسة جير بارك هو تشجيع التدريس لنقل، بدلاً من الحفظ للاختبار. الرجاء قراءة من خلال ما يلي جيدا هذه هي المتفق عليها بناء السياسات والقواعد:

 

  • الطلاب لن يكون الخيار لاستعادة الاختبارات.
    • في حالة الطوارئ، والمرض، سيتصل الآباء المعلم قبل إدارة التقييم لبحث الوضع.
    • الطلاب يمكن أن يكون إطار موسع إجراء الاختبار، في غضون 24-48 ساعة، ولكن قبل أن يتم إرجاع هذه التقييمات المنجزة لغيرهم من الطلاب.
    • إذا كانت أغلبية الطلاب مع تقييم النضال، سوف تكون تدرس مرة أخرى المفاهيم الأساسية.
    • في الظروف المخففة، ويمكن إجراء الإقامة. هذه الظروف سوف تشمل مرض طال أمده أو الصدمة،
    • ولكن لا تشمل السفر. ومع ذلك، سيجعل المعلم هذه القرارات استناداً إلى مدى خطورة الحالة.
  • لا ستقدم أدلة الدراسة رياض الأطفال – للصف الثاني.
    • نظرة عامة على تركيز التقييم سوف تتاح للأسر.
    • سوف تتقاسم هذه الاستعراضات مع مفاهيم الأسر التي جزء من الوحدة.
    • وسوف تتاح نظرة واحدة والمراجع والموارد على مدونات المعلم لمساعدة الأسر في دعم أطفالهم.
  • وسيكون جميع تقييمات أداء المهام.
    • هذه المهام تتطلب من الطلاب لاستخدام ما يعرف، وتطبيق هذه المعرفة في طرق جديدة.
    • وهذا يتطلب أعلى ترتيب التفكير، وفي بعض الأحيان، يكون الجواب الصحيح أكثر من واحد
  • كيف يمكن دعم الآباء أطفالهم؟
    • من الأهمية بمكان…
      • استعراض ومناقشة الدروس اليومية والعمل باستعراض ومناقشة التقييمات التكوينية، بما في ذلك كشوف خروج ومسابقات مصغرة ومشاريع وأعمال أخرى متدرج.
      • النجاح أو صراعات على التقييمات التكوينية مؤشر قوي لمستوى الطلاب للفهم.
      • تذكير الأطفال لطرح الأسئلة والمشاركة بنشاط. تذكر، إذا لم يكن هناك بعض النضال أو التحدي، لا يحدث أعلى أمر التعلم.
      • يجب على الطلاب توقع تحديا، والعمل من خلال ذلك وبناء على تعلمهم.

 

 

 

Welcome!

Dear Fourth Graders and Parents,

Welcome to fourth grade! My name Mrs. Beydoun. I have been teaching for almost twenty years, most of which have been practiced at Geer Park Elementary. Some of you may know me as your child’s second grade teacher. Leaving second grade has been bitter sweet but I am excited to start a new journey in fourth grade. I am looking forward to meeting and working with our wonderful Geer Park parents and guardians to meet your child’s needs and expectations.

Homework:

I assign homework everyday. Please check your child’s planner to make sure that he/she has completed their homework and sign the bottom. Also, students are expected to read every night for at least 30 minutes and write a paragraph about what they have read in their reading response journal. Homework and reading practice is crucial for your child’s progress.

Behavior:

For monitoring your child’s behavior, I have the clip system. Everyday your child will start off on green. If they go above and beyond, they will be able to move their clip up to purple and I may contact you letting you know what an amazing job your child has done! If your child moves their clip down to yellow, this is a warning. If they move their clip down to orange, they will lose 5 minutes of recess. If they move to red they will lose all of their recess time and write a behavior plan. If they move to blue I will be contacting you and have a meeting.

 

School Schedule:

Arrival and Dismissal:

Please do your best to bring and pick up your child on time. Our day begins at 8:35 a.m. If your child is in the classroom after 8:40 they will be considering tardy. Dismissal will be in the front of the school at 3:35 p.m.

 

Specials:

Monday- Gym 10:30 – 11:15a.m. (Please be sure to have gym shoes!)

Tuesday- Art  2:45-3:30

Wednesday-Enrichment  9:40-10:25p.m. (Please be sure to have gym shoes!)

Thursday- Gym 10:30-11:15 a.m

Book Check out- TBA

Friday – Art 1:55-2:240

 

Conference:

If you would like to discuss your child’s progress, you may call at anytime and leave a message or email me. I will call you back as soon as I can. Discussions regarding your child’s progress is best with a scheduled appointment. Dismissal time is too busy to have a thoughtful conversation.

 

School Supplies:

1 headphone

1 – 3 inch/3 ring binder

6 spiral notebooks

6 pocket folders (no prongs/tab) poly/vinyl folders are best since they don’t tear or rip as easily

4-pack dry erase markers

4-pack highlighters

Colored pencils

Crayons

Markers

4 packs of pencils

2 pink erasers

1 pack lined loose leaf paper White computer paper

Pencil box

3-hole zippered pouch Glue sticks Scissors

1 pack of different colored pens (blue, green, purple, etc)

1 box of tissue

1 pack Clorox or Lysol wipes

1 pack Purell Hand Sanitizer

1 handheld sharpener

 

Iblog:

This is where I post classroom announcements, assignments, reminders and extra practice. You can follow the link to our classroom blog:

http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/beydoua/

 

Contact Information:

beydoua@dearbornschools.org

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Beydoun

 

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