SES School Board Approves 2018-19 Calendar and More

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The Board approved the 2018-2019 School Calendar at their last meeting.

The Board approved the England Field Trip in March of 2019.

It was reported that the Climate and Culture Survey results showed very positive responses from teachers, parents, students and other staff of SES

Dr. Evans reported that he is looking into the possibility of Solar Energy for both campuses and the savings it could provide

The Board will also start a book study together on building great School Board – Superintendent teams. Each month at the board meetings, a chapter will be discussed from that book.

The SES School board meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the administration building. We hope to see you there!

Tips and Ideas To Foster Reading at Home

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Reading Ideas:

*Read bedtime stories.

*Have your child read the grocery list as you shop.

*Write down a recipe for your child’s favorite food.

*Get excited to visit the library.

*Play a board game and have your child read the cards.

Reading Tips:

*Don’t leave home without it! Always have reading materials available to read in the car or at appointments.

*Once is not enough. Re-read favorite stories to help build fluency, speed and accuracy.

*Dig Deeper! Ask your child questions about what they just read.

*Be patient, correct gently and praise with enthusiasm

Solar Eclipse Information

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On Monday, August 21, 2017 all North America will experience an eclipse of the sun.  A solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks any part of the sun.  This solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the United States, and provides an amazing learning opportunity for students to see our solar system in action! Many classrooms will use this as a learning opportunity for students.

The eclipse will begin in our area at about 1:00 p.m. and end just before 3:45 p.m.  The peak time to experience the solar eclipse is at 2:24, while the children are in school. Elementary students will be released to the buses at 3:00 and will be monitored by teachers. When the buses leave school at 3:16, about 20% of the eclipse will remain. Even so, we will be diligent to remind all children not to stare or repeatedly peer at the sun. By the time students arrive home, the eclipse should be almost finished.

Normally, glancing at the sun isn’t much more than a “nuisance, but if you glance at it repeatedly over an hour or so, it adds up.  Potential injuries that could occur are the same as when people stare at the sun on a normal day. The difference is people are particularly tempted to look up during an eclipse. We ask for your help in reminding your children not to repeatedly peer at the eclipse or stare at any portion of the sun while they are traveling on the school bus.

​If you’d like to learn more about the event, here are some helpful links:

– NASA Eclipse 101

– NASA Eclipse Livestream Aug. 21

– How a Solar Eclipse Can Damage Your Eyes

– Interactive Solar Eclipse Map

ISTEP+ Testing Is This Month

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Please help us ensure every student has the best chance to be successful on this year’s ISTEP+ exams.  You can help in these ways:

  • Talk to your child about the importance of the test: we want a true assessment of their abilities
  • Make sure your child has plenty of rest for the test: a good night’s sleep before can make a big difference
  • Remain positive about the test­­: let your child know they can be successful, and they will feel better about their chances to be successful
  • Don’t forget to ask your child about the test­­: communicate with them that you want to know how well they did on the tests
  • If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school to receive any clarification
  • Together we can make this a meaningful and positive experience for all our students. We appreciate all your efforts!
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