Happy Friday! This next week is ATTENDANCE WEEK! This is a week in Lake County when we really focus on attendance and getting to school on time! While attendance is important all year long, this next week we really emphasize being at school and being ready to learn at 8:15 am! This is the 29th year that the Regional Office of Education has hosted this competition for Lake County Schools and Adler Park is one of the longest standing participants. Thank you in advance for always making sure your children are here at school and ready to learn!
Next week we will be participating in our evacuation (fire) drill, lockdown drill, and shelter-in-place (tornado) drill. Each of these drills is discussed with students beforehand and all teachers make sure the students know the procedures and understand why we do these drills during the school year. Each year we have to complete five of these drills (three evacuation, one lockdown and one shelter-in-place) so we will finish up the remainder of the drills this month.
This month be on the lookout for the Parent-Teacher Conference sign up. You will receive an email with information and a link to sign up for a time slot for conferences. The first set of conferences will be held on October 18th and 19th, with no school on October 20th.
The AFA will host the Gator Gallop on Sunday, September 17th this year. This event will start at 2:00 pm behind Adler Park School. This is the AFA's largest fundraiser and is a wonderful event to model healthy living and to spend an afternoon together with our friends and families. Another event on the horizon are our annual AFA Culver’s Night on September 27th. Eat out at Culver’s on the 27th and a portion of the proceeds go back to the AFA.
Enjoy the weekend and please contact me with any questions, concerns or things to celebrate!
Mrs. Kerri Bongle
Adler Park School
On our website there are three icons you might want to check out! The Twitter icon is a link to our Adler Twitter account and is a great way to see what is happening at Adler Park School! The Facebook icon is a link to the D70 Facebook page and this will give you great information about what is going on district-wide! Finally, new this year, we are broadcasting our morning announcements to the classrooms via YouTube. Parents can view these broadcasts at home and see our 5th graders in action and also see what important information is reviewed with students each morning. Thank you to Miss Furmanski for starting up this new, innovative approach to morning announcements!
P.S. You do not have to have Facebook or Twitter account to view these icons from our website!
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with so many children in District 70 through enrichment and gifted services this year! As every child is unique and special, District 70's Gifted, Talented, and Enrichment (GTE) program is designed to focus on the varying levels of needs of our students. As GTE teachers, we are able to service and enrich students at different ability levels, for divergent interest areas, and across all curricular areas.
We are very excited about some additional opportunities for all students! Beginning this year, the GTE teachers will provide whole class enrichment experiences in grades 1 through 5. During this time, students will learn and practice divergent, convergent, problem solving, and visual thinking skills through games, puzzles, and other challenging activities. These activities will be led by the GTE teacher and will take place 5-6 times during the school year.
Another exciting opportunity this year is that Math Stars will be open to all students who wish to take on the problem solving challenge! Students will not be pulled out of class but instead will work on their Math Stars problems upon finishing an activity earlier than others in their regular classroom or during a choice time. After completing a grade-level set of problems, students will be able to visit their GTE teacher for recognition of their hard work!
Students in grades 1st through 5th will continue to receive pull-out enrichment services for mathematics and reading. In math enrichment, we will pull out small groups of students who have demonstrated a need to extend their thinking, based on pretests and classroom performance. The activities are aligned with our mathematics program and the Common Core Standards, and are meant to challenge children beyond grade-level expectations. Math groups change with each unit and are responsive to student need.
Reading enrichment sessions will begin for students in grades 1-5 who demonstrate a need for enrichment beyond grade-level. We will use data from Fountas and Pinnell, Star assessments, and classroom performance to determine reading groups. As flexibility is important and is a best practice, these groups will also change throughout the year based on student growth and need.
For a complete scope of the enrichment and gifted services offered, please visit the resources on the District 70 Curriculum website or contact your building’s GTE teacher who will be happy to answer any questions you have.
District 70 GTE Resource Teachers
Happy 2017-2018 School Year.
We have had a great few days here at Adler. Thank you to all the families who came out to the BBQ last night! We had a record turnout at this AFA event. A special thank you to the Galloway Family and the BBQ committee for all their hard work on such a successful event. Please read below to read more important information about the coming weeks at Adler Park School!
As always thank you for sharing your beautiful children with us. We love everyday that we get to be a part of their lives. And remember the Adler motto for the year: Work hard. Have fun. Be nice.
Have a great weekend,
Mrs. Kerri Bongle
Starting on August 28th (Monday), students will be taking the STAR Early Literacy (Kindergarten/1st Grade only), Reading and/or Math Assessments. STAR measures student skills in reading and/or math to keep teachers informed about student growth and achievement. STAR is an online assessment and teachers are immediately able to review a variety of reports at the individual, classroom, and grade level to monitor progression. The results help teachers to customize their instruction to individual students. Parent reports will be sent home with students on September 8th via backpack mail.
Please join us for Curriculum Night THIS Tuesday, August 29th from 7:00 - 8:10. The evening event starts at 7:00 pm in the gym. We will start by introducing all of the Adler staff and then the AFA Co-Presidents will give out important family association information.
After the welcome in the gym, parents are invited into the classrooms for presentations by the classroom teachers. Presentations will begin at 7:25 and 7:50. The evening will conclude at 8:10 pm. Please note, this is an ADULT ONLY event. Students and/or siblings do not attend this evening event. Thank you.
Good afternoon Gator Families,
We are having an amazing first day back to school! It is so wonderful to have all the smiles, hugs and positive energy back in our building. Thank you for sharing your children with us. Two changes to Adler Park this school year:
Mrs. Kerri Bongle
Adler Park School
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