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    Wow!  It's hard to believe a new year is beginning.  Miss Connor and I are excited to welcome our new friends on Monday, August 19th.  Please remember our staggered schedule for the first week of school.  All students come on Monday, but then your child will come back on his/her testing day. (Please let me know if you don't know your day.) Then all students will return on Friday, August 25th. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. aescoggins@spart7.org.  We are going to have an AWESOME year!

     

    Important August and September dates:

    August 30 - Brusters at School ($2 due by 8/28)

    August 30 - College colors day

    September 2  - Labor Day- no school

    September 10 - Open House @ 5:30

    September 16 - Fall Pictures

    September 18 - Early dismissal day - students dismiss at 11:30

    September 20 - Brusters at School ($2 due by 9/18)

    September 21 - Color Run

    September 24 - Chick Fil A Night

     

     

    Our Essential Agreements (our class rules)

    Our class come together and made our Essential Agreements.  We have promised to:

    Be safe

    Be respectful to our friends and teachers

    Be principled and make good choices

     

    Weekly Schedule: All activities are at 1:45-2:20 except Friday.  

    Monday - Art

    Tuesday - Foreign Language and PE (be sure to wear tennis shoes)

    Wednesday - Music

    Thursday - Library (be sure to return library books)

    Friday - Music

     

    Lunch is at 10:50-11:25

    Recess is at 11:45

     

     

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    International Baccalaureate School (IB)

    Jesse Boyd Elementary is an authorized International Baccalaureate School (IB). The goal of the IB is to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect. The IB PYP, offered at over 900 authorized schools worldwide, is a guided inquiry-based teaching method that centers on student questions. Rather than working through a standard lesson and learning facts, students study a central idea by creating and exploring their own questions.

    Through this concept-driven process, students gain deep content understanding while learning the skills to acquire, organize, and communicate knowledge. It is those skills that enable children to become independent learners, capable of pursuing knowledge beyond the classroom and throughout life.

    The IB program promotes intentionally designing and delivering curriculum to bring forward essential learning and experiences for all of our students. The IB believes our students’ learning experiences must reflect the world in which they live.

    The Learner Profile- what we want our children to be

     
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    Kindergarten's first IB Unit of Inquiry:

     

    Who We Are

    Our central idea is "Sharing about myself and learning about others builds relationships."  

     Our lines of inquiry are

    • Identify people of authority
    • How a classroom community can function
    • Diversity within the class

    The Learner Profile attributes we are learning about are: principled, caring, and open minded

     

     

     

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    Doing whatever it takes to give every child every chance to succeed.

     

    MISSION, VISION, AND BELIEFS

    MISSION

    Jesse Boyd Elementary school makes it our mission to inspire and equip all to become lifelong learners and productive community members through a challenging and supportive environment which promotes academic excellence, confidence and creativity.     

    BELIEFS

    • Teachers recognize students as unique, valued individuals who gain the knowledge and skills necessary to apply their learning in meaningful contexts.
    • Teachers, staff, students, parents, and community members should work cooperatively to enhance the education of children in a changing world using a variety of instructional approaches and technology to meet student’s individual needs.
    • All students, staff, and parents should be treated with respect regardless of cultural and individual differences.
    • All Staff members are committed to ongoing personal and professional growth to foster the pursuit of lifelong learning for themselves and their students.

    VISION

    We envision a school in which:

    • Students are challenged to reach their full academic potential.
    • Students and staff treat each other with respect in a safe, supportive atmosphere.
    • Parents and community are involved and support school endeavors.
    • The staff is committed to professional growth and development.