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North Fork Elementary Report

To: Michael Green

From: Denise Pearl

Date: December 10, 2021

RE: North Fork Elementary Update

  • December 2nd was the end of the first trimester. Teachers have completed student progress reports that will go home next week. 
  • North Fork teachers have diligently been working at teaching reading foundational skills to ensure students have the skills to excel in reading. Our initial data reveals we have had significant student growth in reading across the grade levels.
  • Our students are practicing for our holiday virtual performance that will be video recorded next Wednesday, December 15th and posted for viewing on December 17th. We are hopeful that this will be our last performance that will need to be video recorded. Our music teacher, Linda Morris, and our specialists; Stacia Aschoff, Danielle Flanagan, and Kristi Olson have put a lot of time and effort into putting together a virtual performance. It is almost more work than an in-person audience.
  • Accelerated Reading is up and running. This is a 2nd through 4th grade reading tracking program that allows students to earn points from taking comprehension quizzes following the books they read. Our librarian has noticed a significant increase in the number of books that are being checked out as a result of our program. Goal progress is being recognized weekly on our Friday announcements. 
  • We are planning an evening elementary holiday celebration on Thursday, December 16th. All elementary schools will join together to provide a special drive-thru event for our students. This will be held at the WMS. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance, and each student will receive a gift, hot chocolate, a cookie, and a candy cane. Our staff is looking forward to supporting this event.
  • Our Jr. Hope Squad has met three times so far. The lessons have been around listening, supporting those around us that need a friend, and how and when to get support from an adult. We have 25 students in 4th grade that were referred by their friends as someone they would go to if they needed help. The Hope Squad members assisted at our assembly and are taking leadership roles in the school. One example is taking new students on a tour of the school and helping them feel welcome. Our counselor, Mr. Kulu is our advisor with support from Mrs. Owens and Mrs. Pearl.