Gifted and Talented Magnet Program 2018 – 2019

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2018 – 2019

Referrals are now being accepted for possible participation in the GATE magnet program (3rd – 5th grades) for the upcoming school year of 2018-2019. The classes serve highly academic/creative students by providing differentiated instruction and an opportunity to interact with ability level peers.  A teacher within the GATE Program provides the students full time, daily instruction.  In addition, these magnet classrooms have regularly scheduled Art, P.E., Computer, Music, Library, and Counseling classes.

Students are selected based on indicators of success in the program using specific GATE testing criteria. A combination of verbal and non-verbal assessments have been chosen to best identify highly qualified students through a non-biased, holistic manner. If deemed appropriate once testing is completed, recommendations for admittance into the GATE Program will be made by the GATE Committee. Equal access is provided to culturally diverse students, students of different economic levels, and students with special needs.

For more information about the program, please contact Liann Brenneman at (307)721-4410 or lbrenneman@acsd1.org

The referral deadline is February 16, 2018.      GATE REFERRAL FORM  2018 2019 

It’s MATH Night at Spring Creek!

The Spring Creek staff and Title 1 team invite you to attend our annual Math Night on Wednesday, February 21st

Join us in the gym from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

We will be exploring some games and ideas with parents about addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division fluency! Students will get to share activities with parents and take some home for later!

Be sure to visit the BOOK FAIR in the library!

Paul Taylor to Visit Spring Creek!

Australian storyteller, Didjeridoo Player, and Traveller, Paul Taylor will spend the week of January 22nd with Spring Creek Students! 

Acclaimed Aussie performing artist delights in celebrating the culture of his homeland through, story, song, dance, painting and didjeridoo. Paul performs throughout the U.S. and Australia to all ages and conducts school residencies.  Visit his website!

Parents are welcome to join us on Friday, January 26th for an all school performance at 1:45 p.m. in our gym!

ANOTHER REASON TO SMILE!

The Spring Creek PTO wants to remind families about a super simple way to raise funds for our school!  Amazon.com has a fundraising site called AmazonSmile which donates a small percentage of every purchase to your chosen organization.  Every time you buy an eligible item through AmazonSmile, the Spring Creek PTO receives a small percentage of the sale.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know.  Same products, same prices, same service!!

The link AmazonSmile for Spring Creek Elementary PTO will take you directly to smile.amazon.com in support of our organization. Or, you can go to smile.amazon.com, designate Spring Creek Elementary School PTO as your charitable organization, and you are ready to shop.

Only purchases made through the AmazonSmile site result in a donation so you can bookmark the AmazonSmile home page to make it easier to return and shop. If you have an Amazon account, everything is the same on the AmazonSmile site: your cart, wish lists, registries, and settings. Tell your friends and relatives about it too! Anyone can choose to support Spring Creek Elementary through AmazonSmile.

FREE Adult Spanish Classes

  Open to adults

  •   TCI (teaching with comprehensible input) based*
  •    Free childcare for children 11 years and younger

   Tuesdays starting September 26th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

   Laramie High School – Room 2020
  Facilitated by Brittany Welch & Carlos Salas

Questions?  Call Barb Farley at 307-721-4460

  • Teaching with Comprehensible input (TCI) is a process – a body of approaches, techniques and strategies that prioritizes the delivery of understandable messages that are personalized, meaningful, interesting and relevant to students.

Attendance Matters!

Attendance MattersCommon sense tells us that kids who miss school miss opportunities to learn. Some absences are just unavoidable. But, how much is too much? New research tells us that missing an average of just two days a month makes a child much more likely to fail a subject or to not graduate from high school. This research also points out that parents often underestimate the effects of missing school. It’s in everyone’s interest that students are at school the vast majority of the time. Thank you for making attendance a priority at Spring Creek Elementary School.

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/new-research-shows-nearly-half-american-parents-underestimate-harm-school-absences