Mark your calendars for the following dates:
The Little Silver BAG BRIGADE
Thanks to the generosity of the Little Silver Community, the following was collected and donated:
- Pre-K and Kindergarten: 775 bars of soap
- 1st Grade: 646 soap holders
- 2nd Grade: 1,172 toothbrushes
- 3rd Grade: 530 tubes of toothpaste
- 4th Grade: 1,461 washcloths
- 5th Grade: 739 hats
- 6th Grade: 536 shampoo/conditioners
- 7th Grade: 835 deodorants
- 8th Grade: 159 boxes of bags
Save the Date!
On Thursday, January 12th the Little Silver School District plans to facilitate a family math night for students and their parents. There will be limited tickets available at a charge of $10 per family.More informationto follow!
In the November Spotlight, information was provided regarding the PARCC assessment requirements passed by the New Jersey State Board of Education. As noted last month, as a public school district, we are governed by Federal and State requirements regarding assessment. We have always been required to administer State assessment. Last year, 98% of our students took the PARCC, and this year we hope to achieve 100% participation. We will continue to provide our students with every opportunity to be successful passing their high school requirements by requiring that they take their designated grade level assessment. New Jersey out-performed other PARCC states on the majority of Math and English exams administered last school year (see nj.com article).
The Future of Public School Education
The New Jersey School Boards Association issued the following statement regarding this appointment: “For generations of new Americans, our system of free public schools has served as an effective vehicle for assimilation. The nation’s public schools continue to successfully prepare millions of young people to make positive contributions to the nation’s economy and our society. We urge Secretary-nominee DeVos and the incoming administration to take a balanced approach to the federal government’s role in educational policy and to support our public schools, which strengthen the nation’s culture and economy. Public education is a local function, a state responsibility and a national concern. In New Jersey, which historically has been a gateway to waves of new citizens, the critical role of public education cannot be understated. The New Jersey School Boards Association will remain resolute in its support of public education and its commitment to the advancement of learning for all of our state’s 1.4 million public school students.” (see NJSBA website)