Reading changes in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades:
Didn’t make it to the October PTA meeting? Check out the Reading Presentation that was shared.
This information was a continuation from what teachers shared during Back to School night. Reading in Grades 3-5 might look different and we wanted to explain those changes and upgrades. There is also a brief introduction to complex text and close reading.
2018 Back to School Updates & Summer News:
These are all the documents and information that parents need to start your children’s 2018-19 school year off right!
-Parent Newsletter with comprehensive school info, the student supply list, lunch menu for the first week of school, bus schedules, and staff list
-Saturday School enrollment info in English Saturday School (English)
-Saturday School enrollment info in Spanish Saturday School (Spanish)
Montgomery County Public Schools
- A Parent's Guide to the Montgomery County Public Schools
This new publication describes a range of programs, services, and procedures in a concise and easily accessible format that will provide parents with the information and resources they need to support their children’s education.
- MCPS Elementary School Instruction & Achievement
This office supports principals and teachers in the implementation of the Montgomery County Public School curriculum, instruction, and assessment program in order to increase the achievement of all students. We also communicate curriculum, instruction, and assessment information to families and the community.
- Parent Guides to the Curriculum
Maryland and U.S. Departments of Education
- Maryland State Department of Education
Marylandpublicschools.org is your online source for information on Maryland’s preK-12 public education, public libraries, and rehabilitation services.
* From this page, click on "News Room", then "Publications" to find "A Parent's Guide to Achievement Matters Most" (available in multiple languages).
- US Department of Education
Promoting educational excellence for all Americans.
Improving and supporting our schools
- ASCD Action Center
The new ASCD Action Center is a free online service that connects members, constituents and others interested in education with resources and information to help them speak out on education issues. Visitors to the ASCD Action Center will be able to find their federal and state policymakers, research legislation, learn about ASCD's beliefs and positions, register to vote and voice opinions via e-mail to policymakers and members of the media.
- Learning First Alliance
Strengthening public schools for every child
The School Information Partnership is a public-private collaboration designed to empower parents, educators and policymakers to use the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) data to make informed decisions and improve school results. Standard & Poor's created the website which includes a suite of interactive analytical tools from Standard & Poor's School Evaluation Services and the National Center for Educational Accountability's Just for the Kids. For schools, districts and states across the nation, the website will display available data required to be publicly reported under NCLB.
How to help my child succeed in school
- ASCD's "A Lexicon of Learning"
Education, like all professions, has a specialized vocabulary that parents and others may have a difficult time understanding. This online dictionary, A Lexicon of Learning, provides clear definitions of educational terms in everyday language.
- The Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
Web site for teaching and learning resources from more than 35 federal organizations.
Thinkport is the product of an on-going partnership between Maryland Public Television (MPT) and Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education.
Your students and children are your top priority, as well as ours. To provide the best education for them, you'll need the right materials, up-to-date information, and the latest technology. Thinkport provides all of this for you in one place. Here you can quickly find the resources, information and advice you need, giving you more time for what matters — teaching and providing for your students and children.
How to help my child with reading
How to help my child with math
- MAP-M Games
- Math tips for parents
- MCPS Math Parent Newsletters by grade level: (Parent Newsletters identify what your child will be learning in each unit, as well as some ways you can help your child.)
How to help my special needs child
- A Guide to the Individualized Education Program
The purpose of this guidance is to assist educators, parents, and state and local educational agencies in implementing the requirements of Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regarding Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for children with disabilities, including preschool-aged children.
How to protect my child
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