Our school year has been in full swing! We are enjoying working with your children. We hope that you will enjoy the upcoming breaks and holidays. If your family is planning to be away from school, please notify the school (and the ESOL teacher, as well). Thank you.
Please keep in mind that the ACCESS test for ELs begins January 8th. It is important that your child attends school during this testing period. More information can be found at the WIDA website as noted in the section below.
Please feel free to contact your child's ESOL teacher at school:
301-230-5914 or via email (click on teacher names below) with questions or concerns.
Mrs. Carol Aruta
Mrs. Katherine Bennett
Mrs. Julie Corrado
first marking period will end Nov. 9.
Most ESOL students will receive a performance level (Entering 1,
Emerging 2, Developing 3, Expanding 4, and Bridging 5) for listening, speaking,
reading, and writing on their report cards. These levels are based on classroom performance and assessments.
Parent/teacher conferences are November 10th
and 17th. Please contact your child's teacher if you have questions about conferences.
ESOL at a Glance
WIDA and ACCESS Information: (Begins Jan 8
For information regarding
ACCESS for ELs
(the statewide annual assessment for ESOL students in early January each year), please refer to the WIDA website. Attendance is important during this time.
WIDA Levels - This is a link directly to information about the WIDA Levels.
ESOL in MCPS:
Please refer to the
and to our quarterly ESOL webpage for more information about our program.
Important ESOL Terms:
-English for Speakers of Other Languages
- The accommodations document for ELs in the ESOL program. It is required in Grades 2-12 for all levels of ESOL proficiency.
- The accommodations document for ELs who have exited the ESOL program within the last two years. It is required in Grades 2-12 for all R-ELs.
Instructional Learning Websites
This is a bilingual site that provides information, tips, and activities!
International Children's Digital Library
Multilingual Children's Association
This website has interesting articles and resources for parents of multilingual families.
This interactive site with electronic books and activities will help your child learn the alphabet and letter sounds.
Mrs. Carol Aruta | Mrs. Katherine Bennett | Mrs. Julie Corrado