Specific ideas for fundraising included a Storybook Themed School Dance, International/Diversity Celebrations, monthly performances and movie nights. Parent Committees are forming now.
Maryland's Common Core State Standards
Asst Principal, Amber Kilcoyne, led an informative discussion of Maryland's new state curriculum: The Common Core State Standards in mathematics and reading/English Arts.
Many parents and teachers asked good questions last night about the strengths and challenges of the new curriculum. For more information, parents were provided with a FAQs handout, recommended the into video (on the right). In addition, parents should contact their classroom teacher with any questions about their child or the changes in the classroom. Parent teacher conferences are coming soon!
These standards form the foundation for Maryland's new state curriculum. Maryland launched a broad-based, year-long process to revise its curriculum to align with the new standards. The curriculum Framework, the foundation of the new curriculum, was presented to the State Board in June 2011, and the completed curriculum will be implemented in Maryland schools in the 2013-2014 school year.