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Communities In Schools of Tennessee is encouraged by the continuous increase in positive outcomes for students over the past three quarters. When the school year began, CISTN developed school-level site teams, conducted needs assessments and drafted our principal-approved site plans. This first quarter was an important time as CIS site coordinators, school staff and partners built relationships. By the second quarter, we learned how to strengthen each of our partnership roles and maximize our benefit to students. We saw a significant increase in school-level site plan results, such as increased parent involvement and schoolwide academic/enrichment programming. This past third quarter, we are pleased to report that the positive outcomes for meaningful student impact in academics, attendance and behavior for our case-managed students have all been addressed and continue to progress.
What should families look for when selecting a school? What can parents do to support better academic success in our schools? What are the most effective ways parents can advocate for their students’ needs? How do we build a school community?
Enjoy a Q & A with remarkable parent leaders in Nashville. Hear from:
Amy Frogge—Her parent leadership at Gower Elementary galvanized their school community. This deep school involvement helped her win a seat on the MNPS School Board.
Terri Patton—As PTSO leader at JT Moore Middle and Hillsboro High School, she is well-known for actively recruiting private school families to choose their community school and for engaging families of all backgrounds to support student success.
Marsha Pope—As the KIPP Parent Involvement Committee President, she played an active role in involving parents all over Nashville. This public charter school, with Saturday school, helped her support fellow parents and families in unique ways.
Denise Queener—Her role as the PTSO leader at Dan Mills helped focus parents on strengthening their feed to Isaac Litton Middle School.
Hosts: Communities In Schools of Tennessee, Dan Mills Elementary PTSO, East Nashville Magnet PTSO, MOMS Club of East Nashville – Inglewood Chapter, Glendale Elementary PTSO, Hillsboro High School PTSO, J.T. Moore Middle PTSO, Lockeland Design Center PTSO, MNPS Department of Family and Community Partnerships, Nashville Unites and Stand for Children
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We are celebrating “Read Me Week” from February 25th through March 1st of this year. This is an annual event when we intentionally promote the joy and fun of reading for a full week, and we participate, as a school and district, in several events throughout the week that focus on great books.
Our first event will take place on Monday, Feb. 25th, when the “Cat-a-Van Tour” stops at Ross and presents gifts to our students and our school. We will conclude this special week by participating in a comprehension fair highlighting The Lorax!
On Tuesday, Feb. 26th, we will join 36,000 MNPS students across Davidson County in what is called DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) sponsored by Limitless Libraries of the Nashville Public Library. For 20 minutes, everyone who has agreed to read will stop what they are doing and read; this includes every adult, every student, and every visitor in that building at that time.
Our final focus here at Ross for Read Me Week is that of inviting special persons to come to our school to read to our students. We want to invite you to join us during any of the days, Monday through Friday, during these festivities to read to our students. If you are able to join us for one or more times, please contact Dr. Marla Streit, our school library media specialist at 262-6721, ext. 663321.
Thank you so much for your continued desire to support the children in East Nashville and specifically at Warner. Below is an outline of a few specific needs.
Our 1st and 4th grade students have an opportunity to go to camp. Warner has an annual trip to Land Between the Lakes May 8, 9, and 10th. There are several opportunities for our community partners to join our efforts in creating a meaningful life long memory for our students.
1) Sponsorship. It costs around $100 for students to attend camp. We welcome camp sponsorship in any amount, every little bit gets one student closer!
2) For camp we are looking for partners to help us provide pillows and pillow cases for every camper. We need 100 pillows and 100 white pillow cases. We would love for each camper to get to decorate a pillow case in anticipation for camp and get to take it with them! For many of our children this might be their first time getting a brand new pillow of their own.
3) Additional needs for camp include fabric paint for the kids to decorate pillows and sleeping bags (used is fine).
We have several standardized testing dates coming up. While our teachers will be taking care of administering the actual test, we need community support in the form of test proctors. Test proctors would come in the day they sign up for and offer support during testing time. These would mean sharping pencils for children, walking around and making sure they are on the right page, and offering pats on the back and support for little ones as they do something all of us dread. This is the first time that Kindergarten students must be tested. I can imagine they will need encouragement to focus for such a long time or someone to tell them they are doing great when they get overwhelmed!
-TCAP testing is 4/22-26 8:30am-12noon. We need 21 proctors for this date.
-SAT10 is 4/29-5/3. We need 26 proctors for this date.
We are looking for a highly qualified Site Coordinator with Communities In Schools (CIS) to provide the overall planning and managing of CIS operations at Bailey Middle School, providing integrated student services with CIS best-practice national model. You will partner with school administration and CIS to help build a new local affiliate in Tennessee.
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Tuesday, January 22 through Friday, January25 Stop by Martha O’Bryan Center at 711 S. 7th Street and open your child’s college savings account! Promise Neighborhood will deposit $25.00 into your child’s college savings account. (first-come, first served basis while funds last) It’s that easy! Bankers will be available from 2:00pm to 6:00 p.m. each evening in the Martha O Bryan Hope Building Gym. You must have:
Your Social Security Number
Your child’s Social Security Number and Date of Birth
Your driver’s license, passport or state issued ID
If you have questions, please contact Kevin Wesley at 615-254-1791 ext. 235