Welcome to a new and exciting year at South Fork Elementary School. We have many activities and programs planned for our students, as well as many opportunities for parents, grandparents and community members to participate in the school. We love and appreciate volunteers and welcome you to our school. I hope that you will always feel invited, and if you have questions or concerns will not hesitate to contact your child's teacher or the office at 359-3334 ext. 1. We know that only through partnering closely with parents are we able to provide the best experience for students.
Please make a special effort to teach students to bring home their red homework folders. These folders are the main way that we send home materials from school. In them will be student work to be done for homework and other communications from the teacher or school.
Take time to talk to your child everyday about what happened at school. Ask them about their academic and social experiences. Showing interest in what they are doing is a great motivator for learning. We depend so much on the learning of this generation to ensure our future. It is our goal to teach children to be respectful, responsible, ready, disciplined and kind; in addition to our content goals.
We are pleased to report that our school has once again exceeded our Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) expectations. Thanks to the combined effort of our students, teachers, parents and caring staff we scored 94.7% in Reading, 96.7% in Math and 91.7% in Language exceeding the state average in all categories. Congratulations. We are sincerely looking forward to another successful year.
Lost and Found
Have your children's clothing, backpack or lunchbox mysteriously come up missing. A short trip the to the lost and found may produce items that you thought were lost forever.
As we progress through the year toward fall the temperatures are dipping into the teens. As students arrive at school it is not uncommon for that time to be the coldest of the day. Please remember that students need to be wearing a coat, hat, gloves and closed toed shoes to school in the cold weather months. Many students are still showing up with short sleeves and flip flops.Fun Resources
For parents seeking extension activities for their students. Here are some great websites that we have previewed and feel that your child may enjoy.
http://www.eduplace.com/parents/hmr06/ Houghton Mifflin Reading additional resources that go with the themes
http://www.kidport.com Grade level reading skills
http://www.rif.org Reading lists, parental tips, and age leveled activities.
http://www.familyeducation.com/home/ Grade by grade guide, skill builders, and articles about the latest research in reading.
http://www.starfall.com Stories to read and child creates stories through pictures and prompts.
http://www.kidport.com All grades, number recognition, money, time, addition, subtraction.
http://resources.oswego.org/games/ Games on time, math facts, money, etc.
http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/mathmagician/cathymath.html Math facts practice
http://www.dositey.com/2008/addsub/as85/add3r.htm 2-digit problems with regrouping.
http://saxonpublishers.hmhco.com/en/saxonpublishers.htm Click on "online activities" for shapes, patterns, money, graphing