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Lunch Times

Kinder – starts at 10:15

1st – starts at 10:45

2nd – starts at 11:10

3rd – starts at 11:35

4th – starts at 12:00

5th – starts at 12:25

Middle School – starts at 12:50

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School Supply Lists

Pre-School Supply List

Quantity Description
1 Quart size zipper bags, 25/box (Boys Only)
1 Gallon size zipper bags, 20/box (Girls Only)
2 Crayola® Crayons, 24/box
1 Crayola® washable classic, fine-line markers, 10/box
2 Facial tissues, 180 ct.
1 Pack of napkins
1 Set of extra clothes
1 Blanket (must fit inside a gallon-size zipper bag)

Kindergarten Supply List

Quantity Description
3 Crayola® crayons, 24/box (not jumbo size)
3 Crayola® crayons, 8/box (these are necessary for primary colors) (NOT jumbo size)
2 Expo ® chisel-tip dry erase markers, black
2 Wood-cased, #2 pencils, sharpened, latex-free erasers, 12/pack
4 Small Elmer’s® washable school glue stick (disappearing purple), .21oz
1 Pair of child-size scissors – 5” blunt tip
1 Pencil box (8” x 5”)
1 Snack-size Ziploc® zipper bags
1 Pkg. baby wipes, unscented
1 Pair of headphones (child-sized, over-the-ear)
1 Backpack (large enough to hold a folder)
1 Suggested to have: PPLD Library Card

1st Grade Supply List

Quantity Description
2 Crayola® Crayons, 24/bx.
1 Crayola® Colored Pencils, full length, sharpened, 12/bx.
2 Crayola® Classic Washable Markers, 10/bx.
2 Wood-cased #2 pencils, sharpened, latex-free eraser, 12/bx.
1 Fiskars 5” pointed-tip kids’ scissors
1 12” ruler
1 Elmer’s® washable glue sticks, 4-pk.
1 School Supply Box, size 8”x 5”x 2”
1 Yellow heavy-duty 2-pocket, plastic folder with brads
1 Purple heavy-duty 2-pocket, plastic folder with brads
1 Red heavy-duty 2-pocket, plastic folder with brads
1 Pair of headphones; no earbuds

2nd Grade Supply List

Quantity Description
1 Crayola® Crayons, 24/bx.
1 Crayola® Washable Classic broad-tip markers, 8/bx.
1 Crayola® Colored Pencils, full length, sharpened, 12/bx.
3 Wood-cased #2 pencils, sharpened, latex-free eraser, 12/pkg.
1 5” pointed-tip kids’ scissors
4 Small Elmer’s® Washable school glue stick, .25oz
1 (BOYS only) Expo ® chisel-tip, dry-erase markers, assorted colors, 4/pk.
1 (GIRLS only) Expo®, fine point, dry-erase markers, assorted colors, 4/pk
1 Green heavy-duty 2-pocket plastic folder w/out brads
2 Black heavy-duty 2-pocket plastic folder w/brads
1 Blue heavy-duty 2-pocket plastic folder w/out brads
1 Red heavy-duty 2-pocket plastic folder w/out brads
1 Yellow heavy-duty 2-pocket plastic folder w/out brads
1 Composition notebook, wide-ruled
1 Pair of headphones
1 Lunch box
1 Backpack
1 Facial tissues, 180 ct.

3rd Grade Supply List

Quantity Description
1 Crayola® Washable Classic broad-tip markers, 8/box
1 Crayola® Colored Pencils, full length, sharpened, 12/box
4 Wood-cased #2 pencils, sharpened, latex-free eraser, 12/box
2 Large Elmer’s® Washable school glue stick, .77oz
1 (BOYS Only) Expo ® chisel-tip, dry-erase markers, assorted colors, 4/pk
1 (GIRLS Only) Expo ® fine-tip, dry-erase markers, assorted colors, 4/pk
1 Soft-sided, zippered pencil pouch, 3-hole punch for binder
1 Green 2-pocket, plastic folder, 3-hole punch
1 Red 2-pocket, plastic folder, 3-hole punch
4 Composition notebook, wide-ruled, 100 sheets
1 1 ½ ” three-ring binder
1 Pkg. 3×3 post-it notes
1 Roll of Paper Towels
2 Facial tissues, 180 ct.
1 Recorder or $3.00 to purchase from Music teacher
1 Pair of headphones (labeled with student’s name)

4th Grade Supply List

Quantity Description
5 Wood-cased #2 pencil, sharpened, latex-free eraser, 12/pkg.
1 Pkg. pencil cap erasers
1 Sharpie marker, black
1 Crayola® Colored pencils, sharpened, full-length, 12/bx.
2 Crayola® Classic Washable markers, broad-line, 8/bx.
1 Medium ball point pen, red ink
1 Expo® low odor, chisel tip dry-erase markers, assorted colors, 4/pk
2 Chisel-tip, pen-style highlighter, any color
1 Wooden ruler, Metric & English
3 Large Elmer’s® washable glue stick, .77oz.
2 Kids’ Scissors
1 School supply zipper pouch
5 Heavy-duty plastic 2-pocket plastic folder, asst. colors
5 Composition notebook, wide-ruled, 100 sheets
1 Spiral bound sketch book, 9”x 12”
1 Package of 3×3 post-it notes
1 Clipboard, 9”x12 ½”
3 (GIRLS only) 8oz. Hand sanitizer with pump, unscented
3 Facial tissues, 180ct.
3 (BOYS only) Roll of Paper towels
1 (BOYS only) Quart-size zipper bags, 20/box
1 (GIRLS only) Sandwich-size zipper bags, 20/box
2 Pair of earbuds or one pair of headphones

5th Grade Supply List

Quantity Description
4 Wood-cased #2 pencils, sharpened, latex-free eraser; 12/bx.
1 Colored pencils, full length, sharpened; 12/bx.
1 Chisel tip, pen style highlighters, assorted colors, 4/pk.
1 Black Fine Point Sharpie
1 Large Elmer’s® washable glue stick, .77oz. (or 2 small glue sticks)
1 Kids’ scissors
5 Composition notebook, 100 sheet, wide-ruled
1 3×5 index cards, 100/pk
1 Pack 8.5×11 graph paper 80 sheets/pk
1 Dry Erase Markers
2 Loose-leaf filler paper, wide-ruled, 200 sheets
2 Pkg of baby wipes
1 Hand sanitizer
1 zipper pencil pouch
1 Gallon-size Ziploc® zipper bags
1 Hardboard, clipboard, 9”x12 ½”
4 Heavy-duty poly 2-pocket portfolio w/brads (1 each – red, blue, green, yellow)
1 Pair earbuds/headphones
1 Roll of paper towels
2 Box of Facial tissues

6th Grade Supply List

Please note items marked with SU is for Student Use and stored in their locker; items marked HR need to be turned into student’s Home Room teacher:

Quantity Description Designation
2 Crayola® colored pencils, full length, sharpened, 12/bx. 1-HR/1-SU
2 8 ½” x 11” Graph Paper, 50 sheets/pkg HR
1 Scissors, adult size HR
1 ea Highlighter, pen style, chisel-tip; yellow, blue, and pink SU
2 ea Medium ball point pen, blue, black & red (2 of each) SU
1 Set of colored pens (for annotating) SU
1 Pkg, pencils, 24ct. (student preference of wooden or mechanical) SU
6 Composition notebook, college-ruled, 100 sheets SU
1 Composition notebook, graph-ruled, 80 sheets SU
1 Pkg. loose-leaf filler paper, college-ruled, 100 sheets SU
1 1 ½” three-ring binder, any color (Math) SU
1 2” three-ring binder, any color (all other subjects) SU
2 Insertable dividers, 3-hole punch, 5-tab, clear SU
1 Pair of earbuds or earphones SU
1 Backpack, small enough to fit in locker SU
1 Calculator SU

7th Grade Supply List

Please note items marked with SU is for Student Use and stored in their locker; items marked HR need to be turned into student’s Home Room teacher:

Quantity Description Designation
2 Crayola® colored pencils, full length, sharpened, 12/bx. 1-HR/1-SU
2 8 ½” x 11” Graph Paper, 50 sheets/pkg HR
1 Scissors, adult size HR
1 Highlighter, pen style, chisel-tip; yellow, blue, and pink SU
2 Medium ball point pen, blue, black & red (2 of each) SU
1 Set of colored pens (for annotating) SU
1 Pkg, pencils, 24ct. (student preference of wooden or mechanical) SU
6 Composition notebook, college-ruled SU
1 Composition notebook, graph-ruled SU
1 Pkg. loose-leaf filler paper, college-ruled, 100 sheets SU
1 1 ½” three-ring binder, any color (Math) SU
1 2” three-ring binder, any color (all other subjects) SU
2 Insertable dividers, 3-hole punch, 5-tab, clear SU
1 Pair of earbuds or earphones SU
1 Backpack, small enough to fit in locker SU
1 Calculator SU

8th Grade Supply List

Please note items marked with SU is for Student Use and stored in their locker; items marked HR need to be turned into student’s Home Room teacher:

Quantity Description Designation
2 Crayola® colored pencils, full length, sharpened, 12/bx. 1-HR/1-SU
8 Composition notebook, college-ruled, 100 sheets 3-HR/5-SU
2 8 ½” x 11” Graph Paper, 50 sheets/pkg HR
1 Scissors, adult size HR
2 Wood-cased #2 pencils, sharpened, latex-free eraser, 12/bx HR
1 Highlighter, pen style, chisel-tip; yellow, blue, and pink SU
4 Medium ball point pen, red ink SU
2 Medium ball point pen, blue and black ink (2 of each) SU
1 Set of colored pens (for annotating) SU
1 Pkg, pencils, 24ct. (student preference of wooden or mechanical) SU
1 Composition notebook, graph-ruled, 80 sheets SU
1 Pkg. loose-leaf filler paper, college-ruled, 100 sheets SU
1 1 ½” three-ring binder, any color (Math) SU
1 2” three-ring binder, any color (all other subjects) SU
2 Insertable dividers, 3-hole punch, 5-tab, clear SU
1 Pair of earbuds or earphones SU
1 Backpack, small enough to fit in locker SU
1 Calculator SU
1 PPLD Library Card SU

Family Handbook

Assessments

ASSESSMENT INFORMATION

GPA uses a variety of assessments that allows teachers to tailor and customize instruction for each student.  Different types of assessment serve different goals in the educational process.

State and federal law require district students to take standardized assessments in the instructional areas of English language arts, math and science.  State law requires students to also take standardized assessment in the instructional area of social studies. The district administers standardized assessments in accordance to these state and federal requirements.

GPA uses these assessments and others to determine the level of achievement and growth of our students, ensure appropriate instruction and resources for students, evaluate the effectiveness of curriculum, instruction and leadership, and determine the performance level of students, schools, and the district.

HOW WE ASSESS STUDENT PERFORMANCE

INTERIM ASSESSMENTS

Benchmark and interim assessments are given periodically throughout the year and happen “in the middle learning”.  Some interim assessments that may be used at GPA include but are not limited to:  Acadience Reading, Acadience Math, Star 360, and Aimsweb Plus.

More frequent and informal assessments for District 49 include: progress monitoring, class assignments and teacher-made assessments. Assessment happens all day, every day in instruction through things like questioning, checks for understanding, exit tickets and quizzes.

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS
State assessments are an example of summative assessments.  Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) is the state assessment system required of students in public schools.  Students take state assessments based on grade level and need.  As testing approaches, schools communicate testing schedules with families.

CMAS:  English Language Arts, Math, Science & Social Studies and CoAlt:  Science & Social Studies
The CMAS test measures the Colorado Academic Standards in the content areas of reading and writing, science and social studies.  A small number of students with significant cognitive disabilities who meet specific criteria may demonstrate their content knowledge on the Colorado Alternate Assessment, CoAlt.  Schools taking the social studies assessment will be selected by the state through a sampling process and will only take social studies every three years.

CMAS assessments measure students’ acquisition of the standards.  Colorado educators set cut scores for each test based on the specific content that students should be able to engage with at the four performance levels.  Students scoring in the met and exceeded levels are on track for career and college readiness.

DYNAMIC LEARNING MAPS:  ELA & MATH 
Students who take CoAlt for science and social studies also take DLM to assess their achievement on the extended evidence outcomes of the Colorado Academic Standards in English language art and mathematics.

ACCESS:  English Language Proficiency
ACCESS annually measures the attainment of English proficiency by English language learners in the areas of listening, reading, speaking and writing.

 

OPT-OUT PROCEDURE FOR STATE ASSESSMENTS

State assessments are used to guide instruction, to place students in classes for the following school year, to determine programming effectiveness and other purposes as well.

A parent/guardian who wishes to exempt his or her child from a particular state assessment or assessments shall make this request in accordance with district policy.

In accordance with state law, the district shall not impose a negative consequence upon a student whose parent/guardian has requested an exemption from a state assessment.

Check back on January 1, 2021, for the Opt-Out form for exempting a student from State Assessment.

 

2020-2021 School Assessment Calendar

Before/After School Care

Champions will be available for before and after school care!

Volunteer Opportunities

WATCH D.O.G.S. ® (Dads Of Great Students) is a family and community engagement educational initiative. There are 2 primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program.

  1. To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
  2. To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

WATCH D.O.G.S.® began in 1998 in a single school in Springdale, Arkansas and has since grown into a nationally recognized program that has brought hundreds of thousands of fathers and father figures into the school classrooms and hallways across the country, creating millions of hours of “in school” volunteer time and having a tremendously positive impact on the educational process.

Program Benefits

  • Students gain positive male role models.
  • Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears. The presence of a father or father figure will provide an additional deterrent to bullying, enhance a sense of security in the building, and will help to create an environment conducive to learning.
  • Fathers get a glimpse of their students’ everyday world and learn about the increasingly complex challenges and decisions today’s youth are facing. As a result, they can learn to relate better to their student and hopefully connect with them.
  • Fathers gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life in three critical areas including: academic performance, self-esteem, social behavior.
  • Due to budget shortfalls and cutbacks, often teachers are presented with larger classrooms each year. The WatchDOGS volunteers provide real and important help for the teachers and the students.

Who are WatchDOGS (Dads Of Great Students)?

WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S.® school. During the day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well. Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a WatchDOG dramatically reduces reports of bullying. On the day of their participation, WatchDOGS are given a brief review of their involvement and they wear an official WATCH D.O.G.S. ® t-shirt with a disposable ‘Dog Tag’ identifying them as WatchDOGS.

Program Recognition

The WATCH D.O.G.S.® program has been recognized by the United States Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and has been involved in the U.S. Department of Education’s P.F.I.E. (Partnership For Family Involvement In Education) and the Department’s Safe School Summit. The WATCH D.O.G.S.® program is a founding member of National PTA’s M.O.R.E. Alliance (Men Organized to Raise Engagement). The WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program was featured on ABC World News Tonight with Charlie Gibson in their “Spirit of America” segment on November 17, 2008, on NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams on September 12, 2012 and on NBC’s Today Show which aired February 11, 2013. Also, the program has been recognized on the floor of Congress as a program that “can be a great tool in our efforts to prevent school violence and improve student performance because it can increase parental initiative and involvement in their children’s education.” (Congressional Record, February 7, 2000 page S392)  WATCH D.O.G.S. ® has been endorsed by the President’s Advisory Council and included in the March 2010 report to the President. In June 2011, US Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited a local WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program in the DC area to encourage fathers and father figures to become more active in the educational system and to get a firsthand glimpse of the program.

For more information, visit our website at dadsofgreatstudents.com, email info@dadsofgreatstudents.com or call us at 1-888-540-DOGS(3647) to speak with a Program Developer.

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