Mark your calendars for the following dates:
Family Math Night Did Not Disappoint
In January 2010, a State law regarding School Security Drills was passed (see guidelines). Each school practices two monthly drills: one fire drill and one security drill. Each time a security drill is practiced, you receive a letter informing you of such. Last month, a letter went home informing parents that two Monmouth County Schools received bomb threats. No matter how often we practice, it is always unnerving to go through these drills let alone a potential credible threat. The Little Silver Police Department has become a leader among law enforcement officials in the county when it comes to collaborating with school districts on issues pertaining to safety and security. Should Little Silver be faced with a credible threat, parents are urged to wait to receive information from the school district regarding how to proceed. When parents arrive on site, it hinders the work of law enforcement officials as well as school staff who are following emergency protocol.
Monmouth County Freeholders Recognize Little Silver’s Academic Accomplishments
Previously shared was an article recognizing Little Silver’s accomplishments on the PARCC assessment (see article). Of the 556 districts ranked best to worst regarding PARCC scores, there were 25 districts tied for 1st Place, six of which are in Monmouth County (1. Avon, 2. Little Silver, 3. Monmouth Beach, 4. Roosevelt Boro, 5. Sea Girt, and 6. Spring Lake Boro). On Thursday, February 9, 2017, the Little Silver School District will be recognized for our academic achievement by the Monmouth County Freeholders at the Hall of Records in Freehold. Congratulations for the collaborative effort of administrators and teachers who work diligently to address the needs of the children of Little Silver!
The New Jersey Department of Education Recognizes
Little Silver’s Programs!
On March 2nd, the NJDOE will once again be visiting Little Silver. The Office of Educational Technology is working on an initiative to find and highlight aspects of digital learning that are done well in NJ schools. Therefore, they requested to visit our campus. Congratulations to our staff who are making Little Silver a district to watch!
Operating Within the 2% Cap
- Increasing taxes beyond 2%
- Increasing revenue generation
- Making decisions that may require parent contribution beyond paying taxes
Public School Advocacy
Little Silver’s Cyber Patriots continue to progress
in National Competition
Wonder League Robotics Competition
Mrs. Whittle’s 2nd Grade students participated in the 2016 Wonder League Robotics Competition using their Dash and Dot robots. (Please visit Mrs. Whittle’s webpage at http://pointroadstem.weebly.com/2nd-grade.html). Out of the 20 teams that competed, 6 of them completed all the Missions and 5 of them received a top score in the State of NJ. Over 5000 teams from 52 countries participated, 44% of whom were girls! Out of all the teams that registered, 33% of the teams made it to the end and submitted solutions. There were over 4000 teams in the United States alone! California had the most teams (18%), followed by Texas (10%), New York (6%), New Jersey (5%), Georgia (4%), and Kentucky (4%). It was a tough competition! See the completion results! Scroll down to NJ 6-8 bracket and you will see our 5 teams that were tied for 1st place in the State.
The Importance of Keyboarding
How Can Parents Support Keyboarding at Home?
Also, take a look at Mrs. Orrick’s Technology Symbaloo that is linked to her website at http://morrick.weebly.com/ Here you will find the many resources students use in school, including typing resources by grade level. How can parents support keyboarding at home? Have your children log on to their designated color on the Technology Symbaloo (K & 1st = Pink; 2nd = Green; 3rd = Orange; 4th = Blue). Look for the “T” for the various typing programs by grade level.