40 Book Challenge
Has your child been reading 20 minutes a day? If so, have they been keeping track of the books they have read? Make sure they turn in their papers so they can earn the movie field trip in May. Students earn badges for every 10 books they read too.
Click on the dog to print the 40 Book Challenge form. Be sure they fill out the front and the back.
We love our new math program! As teachers, we are learning right along with the kids. We know that is has been difficult for parents because there hasn't been many resources available....until now. Please click on the your child's grade to view some quick videos so you know what and how we are teaching math so you can help your child. Our lessons revolve around different strategies for kids to use. Just think, the more tools your child has in their "math toolbox", the better prepared they will be to tackle more complex math problems. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher.
6TH GRADE (coming)
Pay for your student's lunch online with your credit card. The service is easy to use, convenient, private and secure. You will need to open a myWeber account. After you log in look for the Pay Fees link on the right hand side of the screen.
Pay By Check
Make check payable to Farr West Elementary and put in an envelope with your child's name on it to ensure it gets deposited in the appropriate account for your child. They may give it to their teacher or take it to the office. A local address and phone number are required to be either printed or handwritten on the check. The student(s) full name and grade are required on the check memo line.
Pay With Cash
Cash may be brought to the teacher or the office. Please make sure the cash is in an envelope with your child's name on it to ensure it gets deposited in the appropriate account for your child.
At the end of the 2016-2017 school year -We will increase Student Growth Percentages (SGP) in language arts for students in grades fourth through sixth by 2%. Using the State of Utah Reading Goal, 48.7% of students in grade Kindergarten through 3rd will achieve typical of above growth during the 2016-2017 school year
DIBELS assessment will be conducted three times per year for students in Grades K-3. Data through the SAGE system will be analyzed to determine Student Growth Percentages (SGP) in grades fourth through sixth. The Gates-MacGinitie test will be administered in grades 4-6 to monitor student growth.
Action Plan Steps
At least three reading aides will continue to be employed to provide small-group reading interventions to all students in grades K-1 using a push in model. Aides will also work with at risk readers in 2nd and 3rd grades. DIBELS assessment will be conducted at regular intervals for grades 1-3 students. A reading aide will be employed provide reading interventions to at-risk readers in grade 3-6. In addition to classroom Tier II instruction, all students in K-1 identified as intensive by the DIBELS tests will receive additional reading interventions from the Reading Intervention Team. Teachers will participate monthly in grade level professional development by the reading specialist. The reading specialist will provide side by side coaching to teachers. Teachers will have the opportunity to observe other teachers demonstrating best practices in language arts. Teachers will receive continued training focusing on learning, building a collaborative culture, and improving results through data analysis
|Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)||Cost of four aides and substitute costs for teacher training/collaboration||$42,000|
All students will receive a minimum of .5 hours per week of technology instruction through a hired aide. Teachers in the classroom will utilize technology to increase student engagement, learning and assessment practice through use of a purchased portable lab. This goal will be reached at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
Students in grades 1-6 will have grade appropriate keyboarding skills taught by computer lab aide. Students in grades 3-6 will have computer time to take teacher created SAGE assessments during the year. In grades 4-6 our Student Growth Percentage (SGP) from SAGE testing will increase by 2% in writing, language arts, and mathematics. Teacher technology in-services demonstrating how to integrate technology into classroom instruction will occur throughout the year during teacher meetings.
Action Plan Steps
An aide will be hired to provide computer time to all students in grades K-6. In-service opportunities for teachers will be provided to develop skills using technology in the classroom. Necessary technology replacement items will support the goals. Teachers in grades 3-6 will have access to a purchased Google Chrome portable lab to increase student engagement, learning, and assessment practice.
|Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)||Computer lab aide||$8,100|
|Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730)||Mobile Google Chrome Lab||$10,878|
Summary of Estimated Expenditures
(entered by the school)
|Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)||$50,100|
|Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730)||$10,878|
|Estimated Carry-over from the 2015-2016 Progress Report||$0|
|Estimated Distribution in 2016-2017||$61,223|
|Total ESTIMATED Available Funds for 2016-2017||$61,223|
|Summary of Estimated Expenditures For 2016-2017||$60,978|
|This number may not be a negative number Total ESTIMATED Carry Over to 2017-2018||$245|
The 2016-2017 distribution in this plan is an estimate. If the actual distribution is more than the estimate, how will additional funds be spent to implement the goals described in the plan?
1-Additional professional development opportunities will be provided in the form of resources, training, and collaboration time. 2-Additional aide time to support reading intervention in grades 3-6 will be provided. 3-Purchase of software (apps, Website subscription) to enrich math fluency and reading. 4-Purchase of additional technology to increase student engagement.