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					      2008-2009

End of the Year Report
Pembroke Elementary School

  End of the Year Report
        2008-2009




       Committees

    Attendance-Students
       Language Arts
        Mathematics
   Partners in Education
   Social Studies/Science
   Student Development




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                                    Pembroke Elementary School
                                      End of the Year Report
                                            2008-2009


                                                 Table of Contents


Mission and Vision Statements and Parent Involvement Policy ....................... 4
Introduction and History ...................................................................................... 5
Attendance Committee Report ............................................................................ 6
Language Arts Committee Report ....................................................................... 14
Mathematics Committee Report .......................................................................... 22
Partners in Education Committee Report............................................................ 64
  VBCPS Partners in Education Annual Report ................................................ 74
Social Studies/Science Committee Report.......................................................... 78
Student Development Committee Report ........................................................... 84
Professional Development Report ....................................................................... 96
2009 Spring SOL Preliminary Results ................................................................ 99
Plan for Continuous Improvement ...................................................................... 103
  PCI Form 4-1
  PCI Action Form 4-2




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                           Pembroke Elementary School


Mission Statement
Pembroke Elementary is dedicated to providing an educational environment where
students and staff have opportunities to realize their individual potential academically,
personally, socially and physically.

Vision Statement
Our vision for Pembroke Elementary School children is that all children have the
knowledge and skills to lead productive lives and contribute globally to society.

Parent Involvement Policy
Pembroke Elementary School Title I Parental Involvement Policy promotes partnerships
between parents and teachers to support communication and participation within the
school and community. We will continue to build parental involvement through a variety
of family activities designed to enhance each student‘s academic and social development.
The Title I staff and National Network of Partnership Schools Action Team, which is
composed of teachers, parents, and an administrator, will work cooperatively with the
PTA and School Planning Council to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate programs
that promote parental involvement.




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                             Pembroke Elementary School

Introduction
Construction began in the spring of 1962 and was completed in 1963. Pembroke Elementary,
home of the Mustangs, was renovated in 2002 and is one of 57 elementary schools in the city of
Virginia Beach.

The Pembroke neighborhoods are located in a highly urbanized sector of the city. Our
community consists of single family homes and one large apartment complex and is known for its
exemplary multicultural harmony. It is multigenerational, as well as, multicultural community
with a large military contingent. The attendance zone is bound by Virginia Beach Boulevard,
Witchduck Road, Independence Boulevard and Jericho Road. The Bayside area is bounded on
the north by the Chesapeake Bay; on the east by the western branch of the Lynnhaven Inlet; on
the south by Virginia Beach Boulevard; and on the west by the city of Norfolk.

Pembroke Elementary School currently has an enrollment of approximately 521 preschool
through fifth grade students. The school also serves a wide variety of students with disabilities.
Early Discoveries, a YMCA preschool program, and the Southeastern Cooperative Educational
Programs (SECEP), a Norfolk based program for autistic students, are also housed at Pembroke
ES. The school is well known for its high academic standards as shown by our test scores.
Pembroke Elementary is a fully accredited school. Here at Pembroke, we are committed to
providing a student-centered, success oriented program dedicated to the academic needs and
personal fulfillment of every elementary-age child.

History
Pembroke Elementary School is located on a twelve-acre site and construction began in the spring
of 1962. The cost of the land was $120,000, and the cost of the building was $776,331. At the
time it was built, it was the second school in the City of Virginia Beach to be built on the
architectural design of Waller and Britt.

Construction began on the first addition to Pembroke Elementary in July 1987. Funding for
special education classrooms and physical education facilities had been approved by voters in a
1985 school bond referendum. The architectural firm of CEGG designed the addition; Duke and
Associates was the general contractor. The additional classrooms housed students with severe
disabilities, pre-school children with developmental delays, and SECEP classes for students with
autism. This addition to the school doubled its size, and the 97,000 square foot school opened for
students on September 6, 1988.

In July 2002, construction began on an $8.5 million project to renovate and modernize Pembroke
Elementary. The modernization project added another 40,000 square feet of space to the existing
building that included a new library/media center, computer resource center, art room, music
room, special programs room, and administrative office area. Construction was substantially
complete in December 2004 and the ―new‖ building was dedicated on May 5, 2005.

Pembroke Elementary
Mascot: Mustangs
Colors: Blue and white




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                       Pembroke Elementary School

                   STUDENT ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE
                       End of Year Report 2008-2009




COMMITTEE GOALS:

  1. To develop a plan to reduce student absences school-wide.
  2. To analyze student attendance, report absences, and monitor tardiness.
  3. To develop an incentive/recognition program that would encourage student
     attendance.
  4. To increase parental awareness and involvement with encouraging daily student
     attendance.

PROGRESS MADE ON EACH GOAL:

  1. To develop a plan to reduce student absences school-wide.
        a. The Attendance Committee developed a plan to use incentives to
           encourage students to attend school regularly and student perfect
           attendance recognition to reduce student absences. Sub-committees and
           offices were formed. See Addendum to Goal 1.
        b. The Attendance Committee continued the quarterly and monthly
           incentives program and March attendance activities to encourage daily
           attendance.
        c. The Attendance Committee implemented an incentive program to reward
           families of Special Education students whose attendance had improved.

  2. To analyze student attendance, report absences, and monitor tardiness.
        a. The attendance secretary and data specialist provided the attendance
            committee with 2007- 2008 school year attendance data and 2008- 2009
            school year attendance data.
        b. After analyzing the Measurable Objectives and Focus in the PCI report,
            the Attendance Committee decided not to make economically
            disadvantage students a target group. The committee could not effectively
            identify and track economically disadvantage students‘ attendance.
            However, the committee decided to monitor African American Males
            attendance since this category‘s attendance ranged from 94- 95 percentile
            in the 2007-2008 school year. The committee also decided to lessen focus
            on Special Education students who are severely disabled since their


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          attendance is influenced by their health. The committee recommended to
          encourage parents of severely disabled students with incentives during the
          month of March and to recognize students who improve their attendance
          during the school year.
       c. The month of March attendance results are reported in the NO Child Left
          Behind legislation Adequate Yearly Progress Report. The School-wide
          Attendance report for March reflects this category in the 93.55 %.
          General Education attendance report for March reflects this category in the
          95.85 percentile, a .6 increase from 2007-2008 school year‘s March 95.23
          percentile.
       d. The Special Education Attendance report shows attendance in this
          category in the 79 percentile, a significant decrease from 2007-2008
          March attendance which was 87%. The African American Male
          Attendance report for March reflects this category in the 93 percentile.

3. To develop an incentive/recognition program that would encourage student
   attendance. The Attendance committee implemented the following incentive
   programs to encourage student attendance:
       a. Monthly Attendance Recognition- Classes on each grade level with the
          highest attendance for the month were recognized with a banner displayed
          on top of the winning classroom door. Grade level winners were posted in
          the Mustang News and My School Web page each month.
       b. Quarterly Incentives- Individual students are awarded each nine weeks
          with perfect attendance certificates and incentives. Dr. Hayes and Ms.
          O‘Meara are personally presenting Perfect Attendance Certificates to
          students across grade levels.
       c. Popsicle Party- The Attendance Committee rewarded the top attendance
          classes on each grade level with a Popsicle Party each week in March. All
          winners were recognized during the morning announcements. Faculty and
          Administrators volunteered their time to dress up as the Chick Fila Cow to
          entertain students at the Popsicle Party. Partners in Education teamed up
          with the Attendance Committee and provided volunteers from our military
          partners, NIOC. The military partners bought a cooler to store the
          popsicles and dressed up as the cow to make the party more entertaining.
          See addendum to Goal 3 for Partners in Education contacts.
       d. Greeting Committee- A Greeting Committee consisting of students and
          staff greeted students and passed out stickers in the morning time for the
          first week of March.
       e. Special Education Incentives: Severely Disabled students whose
          attendance improved in the Quarter 2 grading period were recognized and
          their families were awarded cards and coupons from Chick Fila. Twelve
          students were identified as having improved attendance for the Quarter 2
          school year. Also, Heidi Sowala, our school nurse, made special
          handkerchiefs for students who improved their attendance during the
          school year. During the month of March, parents were given cards of




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          appreciation for helping their children attend school regularly and water
          bottles from Sonic.
       f. Attendance Data Update- The School-wide attendance for March was at
          93.55%. March attendance for 2008- 2009 General Education was at 96%
          and Special Education attendance was at 79%. In April attendance has
          improved. School-wide Attendance in April shows an increase of 95% as
          compared to March (2008-2009 school year) attendance at 93.55%.
          General Education attendance report for April reflects this category in the
          96 percentile. The Special Education Attendance report shows attendance
          in this category in the 90 percentile for April. The African American Male
          Attendance report for April reflects this category in the 93.9 percentile.




4. To increase parental awareness and involvement with encouraging daily student
   attendance.
       a. Letters were sent home to both general and special education parents
          regarding the importance of daily attendance. Also, excuse notes were
          sent home to encourage parents to notify the school if their child will be
          absent. See addendum to Goal 4 for copy of Attendance Letter.
       b. Monthly Attendance winners for each grade level were posted in the
          Mustang News and My School Web page each month.
       c. Attendance meters are displayed in the foyer of the school tracking
          monthly school-wide student attendance.


                            Pembroke Elementary School Attendance Report



                                  Pembroke ES School-wide Attendance
                                           Three-year Trend
                         100.00

                         98.00
         Percentage




                         96.00

                         94.00

                         92.00

                         90.00
                                  Sept    Oct     Nov         Dec      Jan    Feb     M ar    Apr     M ay

                      2006-2007   97.40   96.66   95.78       95.36   95.06   94.66   94.46   94.55   95.34
                      2007-2008   94.95   95.89   93.95       93.89   94.02   94.32   93.60   95.35   95.99
                      2008-2009   97.11   95.85   95.45       94.96   94.31   92.41   93.55   94.99   94.99




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                                  Pembroke ES African American Male Attendance
                                            (School Division-Goal 5)



Avg Attendance Rate
                            100

                             95

                             90

                             85
                                   Sept     Oct      Nov      Dec       Jan     Feb     Mar      Apr    May

                       2007-2008 94.95 95.13 93.81 94.35 92.54 93.79 94.77 94.71                        95.1
                       2008-2009 97.79 94.94 95.25 96.58 94.56 92.74 93.02 93.95 95.97

                                                           2007-2008          2008-2009




                                                   Pembroke ES
                                      General Ed Attendance Three-Year Trend

                                  100.00
                                   95.00
                                   90.00
                                   85.00
                                   80.00
                                   75.00
                                              Sept      Oct      Nov      Dec    Jan      Feb    Mar   Apr     May

                            GenEd 2006-07 98.91 97.95 95.72 96.88 96.91 97.19 95.38 96.67 96.35
                            Gen Ed 2007-08    97.81 97.22 95.79 95.85 96.00 96.03 95.23 95.18 96.84
                            Gen Ed 2008-09    96.77 93.20 96.60 96.45 96.12 94.42 95.85 96.18 96.53




                                                        Pembroke ES
                                          Special Ed Attendance Three-Year Trend

                          100.00
                            95.00
                            90.00
                            85.00
                            80.00
                            75.00
                                      Sept        Oct      Nov      Dec       Jan      Feb      Mar    Apr     May

                      Sp Ed 2006-07 96.95 93.65 93.84 92.20 91.43 89.16 77.77 90.63 89.88
                      Sp Ed 2007-08 87.73 88.99 84.42 83.55 86.30 86.52 87.13 82.55 91.52
                      Sp Ed 2008-09 95.03 95.85 90.09 88.19 86.16 83.31 79.11 90.69 91.74




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CONTINUING GOALS FOR 2009-2010:

   1. Continue using incentives to encourage attendance for General Education and
      Special Education students.
   2. Continue to have Office Secretary report student attendance for each month and
      quarter.
   3. Continue with the March incentives program including the Popsicle Party and the
      Greeting Committee. Extend the incentive program in March by providing special
      incentives for families of Special Education students and communicating the need
      for consistent attendance in school.
   4. Continue to send letters and excuse notes home to General Education and Special
      Education parents. Have teachers submit excuse notes daily to the Attendance
      Secretary.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT NEEDED FOR NEXT YEAR:
     There are no suggestions for staff development to continue goals.




ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Cynthia George, Jan Bailey, Diana Lord, Valerie Durham, Beth Jones, Debra Patrick,
Tammy Reynolds, Judy Scarry, Pam Schneider, Heidi Sowala, Suzanne Landphair

Committee Facilitator: Cynthia George
School Planning Committee Representatives: Cynthia George and Judith Scarry
Recording Secretary: Jan Bailey
Parent Representative: Ms. McConkey




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  Sub-Committees and Offices Held                                Addendum to Progress
                                                                            on Goal 1
Secretary                        Job Description: Record minutes during the
                                 Attendance meetings and pass out copies of minutes to
                                 committee members. Also, help with the End of the
                                 Year Report.
Incentives Committee             Job Description: Obtain incentives for students who
                                 receive perfect attendance. Contact PTA President and
                                 sponsoring businesses for more incentives.
Quarterly Incentive and Banner   Job Description: Collect all banners used for each
Program                          grade level last year and return to office assistant in the
                                 office. If any banners are missing, inform Cynthia
                                 George. Work cooperatively with office assistant and
                                 incentive committee to make sure students are
                                 recognized every quarter and banners are displayed on
                                 the doorway of each winning class on each grade level.
Attendance Letters               Job Description: Write a letter to be sent home to
                                 parents about importance of attendance and how to use
                                 the excuse slips for reporting student absences to
                                 school.
School Planning Council          Job Description: Attend School Planning Meetings if
Alternate School Planning        the Committee Facilitator is unable to attend.
Council Representative
March Popsicle Party             Job Description: Reserve the Special Programs room
Committee                        for the four Fridays in March and purchase popsicles
                                 (with the school‘s Farm Fresh card) weekly for the
                                 celebration. Recruit volunteers to run the party during
                                 lunch time and provide music during the party (see
                                 Mrs. George for music). Make flyers for classroom
                                 teachers to pass out to students and encourage student
                                 participation during the morning announcements. All
                                 purchases, flyers, and announcements must be
                                 approved by Dr. Hayes. Display winning classes for
                                 the popsicle party on a poster in the cafeteria area.
End of the Year Attendance       Job Description: Reserve the cafeteria for the
Celebration                      celebration. Purchase supplies needed with school
                                 money and recruit volunteers to help with managing
                                 the celebration.




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                                                   Addendum to Progress on Goal 3


                           Partners in Education Contacts


Partners in Education
Committee Facilitator: Karen Dragon

Military Partners
Amanda Woolston (amanda.woolston@navy.mil)
NIOC




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                                                         Addendum to Progress on Goal 4



                              Pembroke Elementary School
                              4622 Jericho Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
                                                              Dr. Linda S. Hayes, Principal
                                                              Mrs. Karen O’Meara, Assistant
                                                              Principal
                                                              Phone: (757) 473-5025
                                                              Fax: (757) 473-5624

 ―Mustangs Are Wild About Learning‖


Dear Parents,

Improving daily student attendance is one of our goals at Pembroke Elementary School
for the 2008-2009 school year. We want our students to be well prepared for their future,
and daily attendance is important for their success.

The Attendance Committee will be recognizing those children who have perfect
attendance for each nine weeks grading period. Our principal, Dr. Hayes, or our assistant
principal, Mrs. O‘Meara, will personally present certificates and coupons in each child‘s
classroom that has perfect attendance. In addition, those classes with the highest
monthly attendance will be recognized with a banner placed beside their classroom.

What can you as parents do to ensure your child‘s regular attendance to school? First, try
to plan medical appointments after school hours. If a morning appointment is necessary,
please bring your child to school as soon as possible after the appointment. Second, to
help your child‘s immune system resist illness, be sure he/she gets plenty of sleep each
night.

Our School Board Policy 5-17 states, ―The parent or legal guardian will provide written
notice to the school of the reason for the absence or tardiness.‖ When your child must be
absent, please fill out and return one of the attached excuse notes with your child to give
to his/her teacher on the day of return. On the day your child must be absent, please
continue to call the school so we know why he/she is not at school.

Please assist us in doing all that we can to improve attendance at our school. Exciting
learning experiences takes place everyday at Pembroke Elementary School, and we do
not want your child to miss it! Our motto is: ―We are all about learning at Pembroke
Elementary!‖ We appreciate your support!

Sincerely,
Student Attendance Committee
Pembroke Elementary School


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                         Pembroke Elementary School

                        LANGUAGE ARTS COMMITTEE
                         End of Year Report 2008 – 2009

COMMITTEE GOALS:

  1. To help students develop successful lifelong reading habits and strategies.
  2. To expose students to a wide range of literature and genres.
  3. To involve parents in their child‘s reading and writing habits.
  4. To plan and coordinate activities for reading month.
  5. To plan and implement a School-Wide Writing Assessment 3 times per year and
     Young Author‘s Celebration.
  6. To review the school‘s data on Language Arts Assessments in order to develop,
     adjust, and communicate goals to the staff and SPC.

  PROGRESS MADE ON EACH GOAL:

   1.   To help students develop successful lifelong reading habits and strategies.
   2.   To expose students to a wide range of literature and genres.
   3.   To involve parents in their child‘s reading and writing habits.
   4.   To plan and coordinate activities for reading month.

       a) ―Family Literacy Night,‖ by Karen Dragon was published in the National
          Network of Partnership Schools magazine from Johns Hopkins University.
          Our committee is proud of her and the collaboration that accomplished that
          event in Jan. 08.

       b) Catch the Wave Summer Reading -On September 12, Pembroke celebrated
          summer reading with 53 students who caught the summer reading wave. That
          is more than double last year‘s total! K-3 students read 10, or more books,
          and 4-5 grade students read 4, or more chapter books to qualify. Students
          received a gift bag with a treat, a Sonic (partner‘s in education) coupon, a
          bookmark, and a pencil. The names of our summer readers were displayed on
          a poster in the front foyer.

       c) Pizza Hut BOOK IT! - This reading incentive program began October 1 st
          and ended March 31st. Teachers informed their grade levels of the need to
          document that students are meeting their independent reading goals each
          month.



       d) Admirals All-Star Readers - We had great participation in this and
          improvements have been made in the hockey pass rewards for this year.


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   Megan Kohler (megan@norfolkadmirals.com) coordinates this popular
   reading incentive program.

                      Pembroke Elementary School
                       Admirals All-Star Reading
                              October 2008
    Teacher/Assistant       No. of     Books Read            Grade
                          Students
                          participa
                             ting
Jan Bailey/Mayra Romo 4              47                 K
Nadine                    6          87                 K
Olenych/Christine
Brown
Jane Cason                12         262                1
Kara Pierce               5          78                 1
Gina Spencer              2          31                 1
Cheryl Small              11         152                1
Nicole Ziernicki          8          118                2
Marian Ferguson           3          55                 2
Kristen Grayson           4          67                 2
Judy Scarry               2          20                 2
Heather Wells             6          69                 2
Ellen Grondin             2          20                 3
Jeanne Shepard            4          48                 3
Loraine Miller            3          23                 3
Aften Peterson            2          18                 3
Katie Schatti             2          20                 3
Anna Bernardo             4          38                 4
Cynthia George            2          15                 4
Jan Page                  2          20                 4
Sharon Darling            6          33                 5
Joane Ofeldt              3          15                 5
Stacy Sedory              3          25                 5
School-Wide Totals        96         1261

e) Reading Month activities were very successful. On January 13 th Pre K, SPD,
   and Grades K-2 participated with SPCA volunteers for ―Tales and Tails.‖
   Volunteers read a story and students visited with a dog. Teachers and students
   all enjoyed this very much. One hundred and seventy-four students in all
   grades met their reading goals for January and received a valentine coupon
   and a heart Krispy Kreme donut on Feb. 13 during their lunchtime.
   Each class created a ―train‖ display outside their room to show how many
   books students have read.
   Literacy Night was well attended on January 21 st by 54 parents and 66
   children. Sarah Bishop (757-853-8500) of the United Way Raising a Reader


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           Program (see insert below) spoke to parents about early learning and
           students were entertained by two storytellers, Dianna McDowell, and Pippi
           Longstocking (Mrs. O‘Meara). Parents received literacy brochures from the
           U.S. Department of Education (www.ed.gov) and the National Institute for
           Literacy (edpubs@inet.ed.gov) and all students received a book.

                                  About Raising A Reader

Raising A Reader is an award-winning program offered through United Way of South
Hampton Roads' Success By 6 Initiative.

Raising A Reader, originating in the Peninsula Community Foundation of California, is a
comprehensive strategy to increase the early literacy and language skills of young children
through childcare provider training, parent education and involvement, library activities,
and measurable results. Many studies indicate that parental involvement in a child's
education accelerates the child's learning and language and literacy development. Raising
A Reader builds on this and the latest brain development research to develop parents' and
childcare providers' knowledge and skills.

Raising A Reader is a "take-home" book bag program, implemented through childcare
settings. Bright red book bags filled with beautiful picture books are rotated weekly among
families that inspire all families, even families with limited reading ability, to engage with
their child around books. Parents are taught the value of sharing these books daily with
their children. Raising A Reader is research-based and has been proven, through
independent evaluations, to increase the school readiness scores of participating children.




       f) Read Across America -Teachers and staff signed up in 15-minute time
          blocks to have a ―guest‖ staff reader come to read to their class on March 2,
          Dr. Seuss‘s birthday. The entire month of March was dedicated to Read
          Across America so that we could encourage all grade levels to keep reading.
          Students who met their reading goals for March selected a new book and a
          Sonic coupon. In addition, grades 4 and 5 attended a popcorn/movie party
          during their lunchtime if they meet their goals. Teachers encouraged students
          to read books that have different places (or states) as the settings. Mrs.
          Harper, our Media Specialist, put up a giant map in the Media Center that
          showed how many places across America children had read about. 144
          students met their reading goals in March.




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      Figure 1 Mrs. Pierce's first grade class with their new books!

g) Young Author’s Celebration – On April 9th, younger classes paired up with
   older classes to share their best writing. This was fun for both age levels and
   allowed students to interact in a new way. Partners talked about what they
   had learned about writing and what they do best.




Figure 2 Fifth graders partnered with second graders to share writing.


h)     SPCA Listening Ears program continued with four additional second and
     third graders selected by their teachers to participate. Eight students benefited
     from this one-to-one reading program for students who are not meeting grade
     level standards. Kathy Shambo (educationdirector@vbspca.com) coordinates
     this district-wide program.

i) All-Star Reader Celebration – 140 students met their reading goals every
   month! These students were recognized at end of the year award
   ceremonies and received a reading logo cup, certificate, pencil , and
   coupons.




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                5. To plan and implement a School-Wide Writing Assessment three times per year
                   and a Young Author‘s Celebration. (See item 4(g) above)
                     a) The last school-wide writing assessment will be a fantasy topic the week
                         of June 1.
                     b) All grade levels have maintained excellent progress, especially
                         Kindergarten. Using this authentic assessment has helped teachers focus
                         on particular writing domains and genres for instruction. The student
                         products also show strengths and weaknesses for grade levels and
                         individual students.
                                        School-wide Writing Asse ssme nt 2008-2009
                                                                                                           Jun-09
                                                    Pe rce nt Passing
                                                                                                           Jan-09
                          5th Grade                                                                        Oct-08
                          4th Grade

                          3rd Grade
                          2nd Grade

                          1st Grade

                        Kindergarten

                                       0%          20%       40%          60%         80%           100%

                                        Kindergart
                                                   1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
                                            en

                              Jun-09        100%     99%       96%       99%      100%       100%
                              Jan-09        89%      93%       90%       94%       93%       99%
                              Oct-08        38%      93%       95%      100%       94%       95%




                6. To review the school‘s data on Language Arts Assessments in order to develop,
                   adjust, and communicate goals to the staff and SPC.

      Language Arts Assessment 1 District Comparison
                 Sep-08 (Percent Correct)
Grade 2                                                                              Qtr 1 Language Arts Assessment Test 1:
Category         School       Division        Variation
Reading            57.5         56.53            0.97                                Grades 3 and 4 were above the division
Word Study        40.12         40.90           -0.78                                average in Reading and Word Study. Grade
Overall           52.28         51.84            0.44                                2 was only slightly below the division
Grade 3                                                                              average in Word Study. Letter-Sound
Category         School       Division        Variation                              relationships and context clues were low
Reading           66.68         64.52            2.16                                overall in Grade 2.
Word Study        59.97         58.24            1.73
Overall           65.34         63.26            2.08                                Grade 5 was slightly below the division
Grade 4:                                                                             average in Reading. Questions about genre,
Category         School       Division        Variation                              author’s purpose, and summarizing reflected
Reading           80.93         79.73            1.20                                the poorest performance in Reading. In
Word Study        79.78         77.94            1.84                                Word Study context clues, prefixes, suffixes,
Overall            80.7         79.38            1.32                                and root words were the lowest categories.
Grade 5:
Category         School       Division        Variation                              Additional ways to teach these skills and
Reading           71.73         72.64           -0.91                                strategies for grade 2 and 5 will be discussed
Word Study        74.60         78.77           -4.17                                and planned in the next cooperative planning
Overall            72.3         73.87           -1.57                                session on November 17.




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                                                             Q2 Language Arts Assessment Test 2
             Language Arts Assessment 2                      Results:
               Jan-09 (Percent Correct)
                                                             Grades 2-4 overall scores in Language Arts
Grade 2
                                                             were slightly above the district averages.
Category          School       Division    Variation
                                                             Grade 2 made significant gains in Reading and
Reading            68.18        66.55        1.63
                                                             Word Study since Q1.
Word Study         69.94        67.72        2.22            The question stem that teachers need to
                                                             address is: “Another good title for this story
Overall            68.70        66.90        1.80
                                                             would be…” which is main idea and adding a
Grade 3                                                      story event to a chart.
Category          School       Division    Variation         Grade 3 also made significant progress,
Reading            73.29        72.81        0.48            especially in Word Study.
                                                             Particular types of questions to address in
Word Study         84.67        83.63        1.04
                                                             Reading relate to genre, and main idea.
Overall            75.57        74.97        0.60
                                                             Grade 4 scores decreased slightly in Reading.
Grade 4:                                                     Questions related to author’s purpose and
Category          School       Division    Variation         summarizing should be addressed. Word
                                                             Study is a particular concern with a 14% drop
Reading            78.17        76.04        2.13            from Q1. Context clues were the types of
Word Study         65.63        61.92        3.71            questions that affected this score.
Overall            75.66        73.21        2.45            Grade 5 made slight increases in Reading and
Grade 5:                                                     Word Study, but were slightly below the district
                                                             average scores. In Reading questions related
Category          School       Division    Variation         to summarizing, main idea, central idea/theme,
Reading            72.89        74.39        -1.50           and organizing and recording information
                                                             (adding information to a story chart and Venn
Word Study         80.51        79.92        0.59            diagram) should be addressed. Using context
Overall            74.41        75.49        -1.08           clues should be reviewed in Word Study.


              Language Arts Assessment 3
               Mar-09 (Percent Correct)
Grade 2
                                                            Q3 Language Arts Assessment Test 3
Category          School        Division     Variation      Results:
Reading            71.43         67.97         3.46
Word Study         61.95         58.86         3.09         All grades scored above 70% in Reading and
Overall            68.59         65.24         3.35         were above the division average except for
Grade 3                                                     Grade 3 Word Study       (-0.6 below) and Grade
Category          School        Division     Variation      5 Word Study (-3.30 below).
Reading            78.25         77.61         0.64
                                                            Improve student performance on Word Study
Word Study         78.50         79.10         -0.60        questions about:
Overall            78.30         77.91         0.39              letter-sound relationships – grade 2
Grade 4                                                          subject-verb agreement – grades 2,3
Category          School        Division     Variation           context clues
Reading            77.46         75.60         1.86              prefixes, suffixes, roots – grade 5
Word Study         90.91         85.00         5.91
Overall            80.15         77.48         2.67
Grade 5
Category          School        Division     Variation
Reading            76.38         75.11         1.27
Word Study         73.35         76.65         -3.30
Overall            75.77         75.42         0.35

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                  School-wide Writing Assessment 2008-2009
                                                                                       Jun-09
                              Percent Passing
                                                                                       Jan-09
    5th Grade                                                                          Oct-08
    4th Grade

    3rd Grade
    2nd Grade

    1st Grade

  Kindergarten

                 0%          20%       40%          60%         80%           100%

                  Kindergart
                             1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
                      en

        Jun-09        100%     99%       96%       99%      100%       100%
        Jan-09        89%      93%       90%       94%       93%       99%
        Oct-08        38%      93%       95%      100%       94%       95%




Qtr 4 Writing Prompt Results:
The last school-wide writing assessment was a fantasy topic and will be placed in the
students‘ cum files. All grade levels have maintained excellent progress, especially
Kindergarten. Using this authentic assessment has helped teachers focus on particular
writing domains and genres for instruction. The student products also show strengths and
weaknesses for grade levels and individual students that are useful for next year‘s
teachers.

Spring 2009 SOL English: Reading Results 6/18/09:

            Spring 2009 English: Reading                                         The third grade passing rate fell short of
              SOL Test Results 6/18/09                                           the goal of 90%; however it is up 3% to
                      Grade              Grade                                   88% over last year’s results of 85%.
                                Grade 4
                         3                 5                                     The Fourth grade is down from last year’s
# Students Tested                     76              63              67         97% passing rate to 84% passing.

# Students Failed                     10              10              3          The Fifth grade is up from 92% to 96%
                                                                                 passing.
# Students Passed                     66              53              64
% Passing                          87%            84%           96%
Avg. Scaled
Score                                474            491            482




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CONTINUING GOALS FOR 2009-2010:

   1. To help students develop successful lifelong reading habits and strategies.
   2. To expose students to a wide range of literature and genres.
   3. To involve parents in their child‘s reading and writing habits.
   4. To plan and coordinate activities for reading month.
   5. To plan and implement a School-Wide Writing Assessment 3 times per year and
      Young Author‘s Celebration.
   6. To review the school‘s data on Language Arts Assessments in order to develop,
      adjust, and communicate goals to the staff and SPC.


STAFF DEVELOPMENT NEEDED FOR NEXT YEAR:

Suggestions for onsite training are:
1. Teaching critical and higher level thinking
2. Collaborating to make connections between Language Arts and content subjects
3. Creating/using rubrics for assessment


COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Kindergarten: Tracy Rhinard
Grade 1: Cheryl Small
Grade 2: Nicole Ziernicki
Grade 3: Katie Schatti
Grade 4: Anna Bernardo
Grade 4 Cross Category: Sandy Meyer
Grade 5: Rebekah Goshert
SPD: Jan Pagano
Title II Reading: Karen Dragon
Media Specialist: Sue Harper
PALS: Ruth Kral

Facilitator and School Planning Council Representative: Joan Field




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                                                   Pembroke Elementary School

                                                    MATHEMATICS COMMITTEE
                                                     End of Year Report 2008-2009

        COMMITTEE GOALS:

           1. To review the school's data on mathematic assessments in order to develop,
              adjust and communicate instructional strategies to the staff and share this with
              the SPC.
           2. To plan and coordinate activities for math month in April.
           3. To provide parent workshops which promote knowledge of our school's
              Everyday Mathematics Program.

        PROGRESS MADE ON EACH GOAL:

           1. To review the school's data on mathematic assessments in order to develop, adjust
              and communicate instructional strategies to the staff and share this with the SPC.

        Mathematics Assessment Test 1 Results:

                                      Pembroke ES Mathematics Assessment Test Results 2007-08
                                                                     Number/
          Computation/                                               Number        Patterns/Functions                   Probability/
           Estimation                   Geometry    Measurement       Sense             Algebra                          Statistics
Test       1        2        3         1       2       3   1     2    3    1   2     3     1          2       3        1        2        3
Gr. 3     57        63                NE       59          70   NE        87   76          60      NE                  NE       NE
Gr. 4     77        76                 76      NE          NE   84        77   80         NE       82                  80       73
Gr. 5     55        57                 68      82          NE   70        69   72         NE       41                  61       73




                                     Pembroke ES Mathematics Assessment Test Results 2008-09
                                                                           Number/
               Computation/                                                Number        Patterns/Functions        Probability/
                Estimation                  Geometry       Measurement      Sense             Algebra               Statistics

Test            1        2       3      1       2      3   1    2    3    1    2     3    1       2       3       1         2        3

Gr. 3          67                      NE                  81             94              65                      NE

Gr. 4          76                      75                  NE             73             NE                       80

Gr. 5          60                      78                  NE             72             NE                       60




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                                  Math Test 1 (Nov. 2008)
                           DIVISION COMPARISON (% correct)
                                        Grade 3
Category                     School                   Division             Variation
Comp & Estimation             67.22                     66.18                1.04
Measurement                   81.33                     79.16                2.17
Number & Num Sense            94.00                     94.07                -0.07
Patterns, Functions &
Algebra                        65.33                  68.08                  -2.75
Overall                        76.77                  75.65                  1.12
                                         Grade 4
Category                      School                 Division              Variation
Comp & Est                     76.27                   80.3                  -4.03
Geometry                       74.76                   73.2                  1.56
Number & Num Sense             72.71                  74.97                  -2.26
Prob & Stats                   80.25                  78.79                  1.46
Overall                        77.39                  76.41                  0.98
                                         Grade 5
Category                      School                 Division              Variation
Comp & Estimation              59.72                  59.67                  0.05
Geometry                       78.41                  70.33                  8.08
Number & Num Sense             71.97                  71.09                  0.88
Probability and Stats          60.23                  61.85                  -1.62
Overall                        69.05                  66.51                  2.54


  Mathematics Assessment Test 1 Analysis:
     Overall, results from the Math Assessment Test 1 showed that grades 3, 4, and 5
       were up from last year‘s scores at that time. There were several areas where the
       scores were down by 1-4% in Grade 4 from last year. However, comparing the
       scores of this year‘s fourth grade to their scores in third grade last year, their
       scores mostly came up substantially or remained consistent. Using the benchmark
       of 50%, all grade levels were well above 50% in every category. To specifically
       focus on Grade 3, as is the goal of our PCI, Grade 3 came up by 10 points in
       Computation and Estimation, 11 points in Measurement, 7 points in Number and
       Number Sense, and 5 points in Patterns/Functions and Algebra. The categories
       with the lowest correct percentages in Grade 3 were Patterns, Functions, and
       Algebra at 65%, Numbers and Number Sense in Grade 4 at 73%, and
       Computation and Estimation and Probability and Statistics in Grade 5 at 60%.
       However, as stated above, these scores either came up from last year or dropped
       only a little.
     Overall, our school scored above the division in each grade level. For
       Computation and Estimation and Measurement, two of our areas of focus, our
       third graders scored above the division. There were some strands that teachers
       emphasized after analyzing the results. In third grade, Number and Number
       Sense is only slightly below the division. Patterns, Functions, and Algebra was a
       strand that teachers continued to work on to improve the scores in third grade.
       Grade Four continued to emphasize Computation and Estimation as well as
       Number and Number Sense. Fourth grade teachers are worked on the algorithms



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        presented by Everyday Mathematics. They also practiced writing equivalent
        names for numbers. Fifth grade worked on strengthening their students‘ skills in
        probability and statistics. Teachers met within grade levels to analyze results.
        With this data, teachers prepared lessons and power days in math to best meet the
        needs of their students.
  
Mathematics Assessment Test 2 Results:

                Pembroke ES Mathematics Assessment Test Results 2008-09 (Feb. 2009)
                                      Average % Correct
                                                      Number/
         Computation/                                  Number        Patterns/Func      Probability/
          Estimation     Geometry       Measure         Sense           Algebra           Statistics
Test      1     2   3    1    2   3   1     2   3    1     2    3    1       2      3   1       2    3
Gr. 3    67    71        -   56      81     -       94    82        65       -           -      -
Gr. 4    76    70       75    -       -    74       73    77         -      68          80     52
Gr. 5    60    54       78   77       -    66       72    64         -      40          60     75

                                Math Test 2 Division Comparison
                                     Feb. 2009 - % Correct
                                            Grade 3
Category                                       School           Division           Variation
Comp & Est                                      71.33            71.01               0.32
Geometry                                        55.67            58.85               -3.18
Number & Num Sense                              81.56            81.00               0.56
Overall                                         71.25            71.72               -0.47
                                            Grade 4
Category                                       School           Division           Variation
Comp & Est                                      69.78            71.98               -2.20
Measurement                                     73.88            76.65               -2.77
Number & Num Sense                              76.68            74.45               2.23
Patterns, Func & Alg                            68.28            75.49               -7.21
Prob & Stats                                    51.87            56.09               -4.22
Overall                                         70.07            72.19               -2.12
                                            Grade 5
Category                                       School           Division           Variation
Comp & Est                                      54.48            62.95               -8.47
Geometry                                        76.87            74.60               2.27
Measurement                                     66.42            70.41               -3.99
Number & Num Sense                              63.81            72.94               -9.13
Patterns, Func, Alg                             40.30            47.17               -6.87
Prob and Stats                                  74.63            73.12               1.51
Overall                                         63.96            68.54               -4.58

Mathematics Assessment Test 2 Analysis:
     Grade 3 continued to practice Computation and Estimation with their students.
      This was evident in the fact that these scores went up by 4% this quarter.
      Measurement and Geometry, two more focus areas in third grade were not
      tested this quarter in third grade. Grade 4 went up by 4 points in



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              Number/Number Sense, which is one of their lower areas from the division
              comparison. However they did drop in Computation/Estimation and
              Probability/Statistics. They are working on improving these skills through
              small group instruction on algorithms and content. Grade 5 teachers also
              analyzed their results as a team. They met with Wanda Brinkac in March to
              discuss pacing and ways to meet the needs of struggling students. Scores in
              fifth grade went up in Probability and Statistics—the one area that was below
              the division in the first quarter. Geometry scores in fifth grade stayed pretty
              consistent with drops in Computation/Estimation and Number and Number
              Sense. Fifth grade continued to practice the Everyday Mathematics algorithms
              to ensure success. Teachers planned their power days so that they could focus
              on the lowest areas in small groups every week.
             All grade levels met with Dr. Hayes to analyze and discuss the results from the
              Division Comparison for Math Assessment 2. Some concerns were voiced at
              grade level meetings that some strands are being tested on the Division
              Assessments before they have been taught, even when following the pacing put
              out by VBCPS. Overall, each grade level performed below the division on this
              test. The smallest difference was found in 3rd grade at 0.47 points below the
              division. Third grade was our focus this year, and they have scored above the
              division in Computation and Estimation, one of our designated strands. The
              area of greatest need is Geometry, which was 3.18 points below the division.
              Teachers focused on this strand with their students, especially in Power Days.
              As is apparent from the table above, 4th and 5th grade scored below the division
              in most of the categories. Both grade levels continued to work on Power Days
              with student-focused centers to review identified areas of need. Third, fourth
              and fifth grades completed three practice SOL tests each week. Each short
              practice test consisted of about 8-10 questions from each strand featured on the
              Math SOL. Teachers focused on one strand a week, and each of the three
              weekly tests consisted of released items of one of the most recent SOL tests.
              Each time a new test was administered throughout the week, teachers saw
              improved scores as a result of the direct instruction and test taking strategies
              shared.

Mathematics Assessment Test 3 Results(Cumulative):

                  Pembroke ES Mathematics Assessment Test Results 2008-09 (May 2009)
                                        Average % Correct
                                                            Number/
            Computation/                                                  Patterns/     Probability/
                            Geometry       Measurement      Number
             Estimation                                                   Functions      Statistics
                                                             Sense
Test         1    2    3    1    2    3    1    2     3    1    2    3   1     2    3    1   2     3
Gr. 1       84    -    -   89    -    -   89    -     -   90    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -
Gr. 2       78    -    -    -    -    -   78    -     -   83    -    -    -    -    -   56    -    -
Gr. 3       67   71   82    -   56   71   81    -    78   94   82   70   65    -    -    -    -   57
Gr. 4       76   70   78   75    -    -    -   74    76   73   77   73    -   68    -   80   52   84
Gr. 5       60   54   60   78   77    -    -   66    69   72   64   69    -   40   64   60   75    -




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                        Math Assessments 1 & 3 Division Comparison
                                  April 2009 - % Correct
                                   Grade 1-Assessment 1
Category                                 School            Division        Variation
Comp & Est                                83.65             81.79             1.86
Geometry                                  89.23             91.02            -1.79
Measurement                               88.65             89.31            -0.66
Num & Num Sense                           90.26             88.07             2.19
Overall                                   88.08             87.18             0.90
                                   Grade 2-Assessment 1
Category                                 School            Division        Variation
Comp & Est                                77.85             79.07            -1.22
Measurement                               78.35             76.41             1.94
Num & Num Sense                           82.75             84.05            -1.30
Prob & Stats                              55.85             57.52            -1.67
Overall                                   74.68             74.43             0.25
                                   Grade 3-Assessment 3
Category                                 School            Division        Variation
Comp & Est                                82.33             80.61             1.72
Geometry                                  71.00             73.39            -2.39
Measurement                               78.00             75.35             2.65
Number & Num Sense                        70.33             71.36            -1.03
Prob & Stats                              57.33             60.43            -3.10
Overall                                   73.17             72.90             0.27
                                   Grade 4-Assessment 3
Category                                 School            Division        Variation
Comp & Est                                77.78             77.85            -0.07
Measurement                               75.99             71.77             4.22
Number & Num Sense                        73.02             73.26            -0.24
Prob & Stats                              84.33             84.64            -0.31
Overall                                   76.83             76.16             0.67
                                   Grade 5-Assessment 3
Category                                 School            Division        Variation
Comp & Est                                60.23             68.07            -7.84
Measurement                               68.75             67.93             0.82
Number & Num Sense                        69.24             75.17            -5.93
Patterns, Func, Alg                       64.39             66.68            -2.29
Overall                                   67.27             71.31            -4.04
Mathematics Assessment Test 3 Analysis:
   Dr. Hayes met with all grade levels to analyze and discuss the results of the fourth
     quarter math tests. Discussions were held about what teachers can improve upon
     to bring scores up in the strands that were the lowest.
   Overall, Grade 1 did very well on all tested strands on their first Math
     Assessment. They finished above the division by almost one full point. Grade 1
     did extremely well in the areas of Computation and Estimation and Numbers and
     Number Sense. The strands in which they are slightly below the division are
     Geometry and Measurement.
   Grade 2 also took their first assessment of the year. Grade 2 finished slightly
     above the division, with scores significantly higher than the division in




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           Measurement. Strands the students fell below the division are Computation and
           Estimation, Numbers and Number Sense, and Probability and Statistics.
          Grades 3-5 each took their third assessment third quarter. All grade levels fell
           below the division on this test. All three grade levels scored below the division in
           Number and Number Sense. However, Grade 5 is up 5 points from the third
           quarter test. Grade 5 had the largest gap with the division in the area of
           Computation and Estimation. However, this score is up 6 points from last
           quarter‘s test. Grade 4 was only slightly below the division in Computation and
           Estimation, however; they have brought their scores up 8 points from last quarter.
           Despite being slightly below the division for Probability and Statistics, Grade 4
           has brought up scores by a staggering 32 points this quarter. Grade 3 has seen
           improvements in all tested strands this quarter except for Number and Number
           Sense. Fifth grade saw improvements in every single tested strand this quarter
           from last quarter with a huge 24 point gain in Patterns, Functions, and Algebra.


Spring 2009 SOL Mathematics Preliminary Results:

                 Spring 2009 Mathematics
                 SOL Test Results 6/18/09                         The Third grade surpassed last year’s
                          Grade 3 Grade 4            Grade 5      passing rate of 82% by 11% points to
                                                                  93% passing.
# Students Tested                76          63           67      The Fourth grade passing rate dropped
# Students Failed                 5           9            6      4% from 90% in spring 2008 to 86% this
                                                                  year.
# Students Passed                71          54           61      The Fifth grade passing rate remains the
% Passed                       93%         86%          91%       same as the 2008 passing rate at 91%
                                                                  passing.
Avg. Scaled Score               488         490          504

   2. To plan and coordinate activities for Math Month in April:

            See attached email for directions to teachers.
           Weekly math trivia questions for grades K-2 and grades 3-5 were read during
            morning announcements once a week. (See attached email sent to Sue Harper
            for instructions for announcements.) Teachers on each grade level were given
            paper copies of the questions for each of their students. The students wrote the
            answers on the paper and put the answer slip in their grade level boxes (these
            are stored in the math closet for next year!) Names were drawn and one student
            from each grade level with the correct answer won a prize for the week. Prizes
            were a goody bag with a Jason‘s Deli coupon, a pencil, and a piece of candy.
            See attached copies of the trivia questions.
           In addition to the weekly math trivia questions, two Math Month Activities
            Calendars were distributed to students - one for grades 3-5 and one for grades
            K-2. These activities were to be completed at home. Students were instructed to
            write the answers on the calendar in the boxes. As each activity was completed,
            parents were asked to initial the upper right-hand corner of each box. At the end


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         of the month, students who completed 20 or more of the activities returned the
         calendar to their teacher with the parent's signature at the bottom of the
         calendar. Prizes were a goody bag with a Jason‘s Deli coupon, a pencil, and a
         piece of candy. See attached copies of the math calendars.
        The PTA Family Math Night took place on Wednesday, April 9, 2009 from
         7:00-8:00 in the cafeteria. The program, "Money Matters‖ was featured. This
         program was scheduled in September. The cost was $995. Next year, apply for
         this program using the attached grant given to us by Lynnhaven E.S. During the
         program, parents and students were guided through the imaginary town of
         Pennyville, Virginia, with a host, Johnny Money. There were fourteen stops to
         visit on the "trip", a few of which included: "Walking to Wall Street", "Money
         Bags", and "Crack the Safe" (see attached overview of the program). The
         activities were appropriate for grades K-5 and were designed to address specific
         Math SOLs. The program required the school to have 25-30 volunteers to work
         at the various stations. Volunteers were asked to arrive 20 minutes early to be
         instructed in how to run their stations and to wear white shirts with jeans.
         Volunteers were not required to set up the stations or pack up when the program
         was over - this was all taken care of by the "Money Matters" people. Flyers,
         instructions for volunteers, and homework pass incentives were also provided
         by the event coordinator:

              Laurie Leitzke
              Educational Events
              Event Coordinator
             (757) 496-4919
              laleitzke@verizon.net




3. To provide parent workshops which promote knowledge of our school's Everyday
Mathematics Program:
    Parent Math Night was held on November 18, 2008 from 6:30-8:00. There were
       approximately 109 students and 100 parents in attendance. Math committee
       members each taught an Everyday Mathematics algorithm, game, or strategy to
       parents and students. The event received extremely positive responses from 67%
       of those surveyed, average responses from 25% of those surveyed; and poor
       responses from 8% of those surveyed. Suggestions from parents that the math
       team will strongly consider for next year are more tables for each age group, more
       time learning concepts for age groups of interest, separate rooms to assist in the
       ability to hear, and time to ask questions at the end.
     Wanda Brinkac, Curriculum Specialist, opened the event with a Power Point
        presentation. Parents were given a booklet from the Everyday Mathematics
        program explaining the algorithms and giving examples.
     Math committee members each taught an Everyday Mathematics alternative
        algorithm to parents who attended. Tables were set up in the cafeteria for each


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        grade level and white board charts were near each table for teachers to use to
        demonstrate the algorithms. The algorithms that were taught were: lattice, partial
        sums, partial products, partial quotients, frames and arrows, and trade-first
        subtraction. Parents and children were instructed to rotate every 10 minutes.
       The cafeteria provided cookies, chips, and juice boxes.
       Gift baskets for K-2 and 3-5 were given out as door prizes at the end of the
        evening.
       Flyers with a section for parents to use to R.S.V.P. were sent home with students
        several times to announce the event.


                                Task                                Person Responsible
Linda Davis has committed to providing food and drinks for                Joane
125 people. As of Monday, April 6, 2009, there are 199 people
who have RSVP‘ed—Joane has requested to change it to 200
people.
Signs for tables are made.                                                  Joane
Contact Building Services about furniture placement—Joane                   Joane
has requested 100 chairs instead of 60.
Go forward with purchasing food/paper products if needed—                    NA
We decided that napkins are sufficient!
Inquire about Girl Scouts babysitting preschoolers—there are 5
scouts and their leader coming to help with the pre-school aged
children
Math Baskets for Door Prizes—Katie will put two baskets                   Everyone
together. Math Committee will give Katie supplies as they come
in. Joane will bring in one extra basket to use.
Will make copies of the math packet for the families this week.
Half sheet reminders should be going home on Wednesday in                   Joane
the Tuesday folders. Stickers are made to stick on kids that
night.
Will make copies of the survey to go home                                  Joane
Set up for math night after school—please meet directly in the            Everyone
cafeteria after school to help set up as Cub Scouts are meeting
in the cafeteria from 5:00-6:30. Bring what you need to teach
your algorithm to have it ready to go.
Math Game Table—Cathy will make game instruction packets                    Cathy
and will teach those attending Addition Top-It, Multiplication
Top-It and Beat the Calculator
Gather materials needed to present on math night (except chart      Everyone presenting
board)
Still needed: Music to play to indicate it‘s time to switch (we        Cathy, Joane,
will try to borrow cds from Cynthia George and Nicole               Nadine/Kindergarten
Ziernicki), Cathy will bring in some age-appropriate movies for
pre-schoolers, Kindergarten will make a sign-in sheet, Joane
will get slips for raffle


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Jan Bailey, Karen O‘Meara, and Sharon Darling have
volunteered to help (we need help at the front table and taking
photos)


Each grade level should have:
    Chart stands behind each table for demonstrating algorithm
    Sample pages or materials for teaching the strategy
    Slates/markers for people who want to try
    Sign on table showing grade level
    Write the name of the algorithm at top of the chart paper
Special Programs Room (SPR):
    Mats, TV
    2 movies to watch


6:30-6:50
As parents come in, whoever is manning the table where the door prize baskets are will
direct parents to fill in the slips of paper and drop in the appropriate basket(s). Parents
will also sign in. They will be directed to take a parent handbook from the table. Also,
those with preschoolers can be directed to take them to the SPR for the evening.
Wanda will present for about 10 minutes and parents will be instructed to start rotating
around the tables.

6:50 – 7:50
Parents will rotate every 10 minutes. Music will be played as a signal to rotate. Teachers
are talking about and demonstrating algorithms. Be sure to find estimates first for the
addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.



7:50-8:00
Parents and kids will eat. Door prize winners will be announced. Surveys will be filled in
(* important because it is on our PCI plan).

What we‘re teaching
K- Counting On (Nadine)
1st – Tally marks, Frames and Arrows, Number Grids (Gina)
2nd –Partial Sums, Trade-First Subtraction (Heather)
3rd – Partial Products (Lorraine)
4th – Lattice, Partial Products (Jan)
5th – Partial Quotients, Lattice with decimals (Katie)
Everyday Math Games Table (Cathy)




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CONTINUING GOALS FOR 2009-2010:

   1. Review the school's data on mathematic assessments in order to develop, adjust
      and communicate instructional strategies to the staff and share this with the SPC.
   2. Plan and coordinate activities for math month in April.
   3. Provide parent workshops that promote knowledge of our school's Everyday
      Mathematics program.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT NEEDED FOR NEXT YEAR:

   No staff development is needed to fulfill the goals for next year.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Nadine Olenych
Gina Spencer
Heather Wells
Lorraine Miller
Jan Page
Katie Kuhn
Joane Ofeldt
Cathy Cruz

Committee Facilitator: Joane Ofeldt
SPC Representative: Cathy Cruz




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Week 1 Trivia Questions for Math Month (April) Grades 3-5
Name ______________________ Teacher ____________________

Round 465,731 to the nearest thousand. ______________________

Week 2 Trivia Questions for Math Month (April) Grades 3-5
Name ______________________ Teacher ____________________

How many inches are there in four feet? _______________________


Week 3 Trivia Questions for Math Month (April) Grades 3-5
Name ______________________ Teacher ____________________

Number of aluminum cans collected by 6 classes last week:
     56, 37, 42, 83, 64, 37

Find the following:
Maximum ______________
Minimum ______________
Range ______________
Mode ______________
Median ______________


Week 4 Trivia Questions for Math Month (April) Grades 3-5
Name ______________________ Teacher ____________________

Complete the pattern:
6, 14, 21, 27, _____, _____, _____
What is the rule? _________________________________________________




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Week 1 Trivia Question  Grades K-2
Name ______________________ Teacher ____________________

John has 2 dimes, 3 nickels, and 2 pennies. How much money does he have?
_____________________



Week 2 Trivia Question  Grades K-2
Name ______________________ Teacher ____________________

How many minutes are in two hours? ______________________



Week 3 Trivia Question  Grades K-2
Name ______________________ Teacher ____________________

I am a six-sided shape. What am I? ___________________



Week 4 Trivia Question  Grades K-2
Name ______________________ Teacher ____________________

Complete this pattern.
60, 55, 50, _____, _____, _____, _____




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 The attached letter contains your child‘s personalized log in information and directions
needed to log in to Everyday Math online games. Please keep this somewhere safe and
   encourage your child to play these games in order to practice essential math skills!
                      Please let me know if you have any questions!

                                      Mrs. Ofeldt
                             joane.ofeldt@vbschools.com




 The attached letter contains your child‘s personalized log in information and directions
needed to log in to Everyday Math online games. Please keep this somewhere safe and
   encourage your child to play these games in order to practice essential math skills!
                      Please let me know if you have any questions!

                                      Mrs. Ofeldt
                             joane.ofeldt@vbschools.com




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Accessing EM Games at Home
1) In a web browser, go to the EM Games Online home page at
http://www.emgames.com.
If this is your first visit, click the Technology Requirements link in the left-hand
column. Review the requirements, and run the Computer Test to make sure your
computer is ready to run EM Games Online. NOTE: You must allow pop-ups from
emgames.com to use the site.
2) Click the button in the lower left of the page.
3) On the STUDENT LOGIN page, fill in the teacher name and student name exactly as
shown below.
4) Click the three password symbols circled below. When you click, the box behind each
symbol will turn dark blue.
5) Once you have entered both names and clicked all three symbols, click the button to
load the Select Level page. The Select Level page may show one, two, or three buttons,
but the larger button at the top will always be the recommended game set for your
student's grade level. Your student may click any available button to reach the set of
games for the indicated grade range. Each game set has a variety of games and challenge
levels. If the STUDENT LOGIN page reloads instead, try re-entering the teacher name,
student name, and password again exactly as shown. If you are still unable to log in,
please contact your child‘s teacher to verify the information.
6) After you choose a level, the games menu appears. Your student may choose a game
by clicking the game picture. The games you see will depend on the grade level selected
in the previous set. If a game has several variations, you will select the variation you want
from a pop-up window.
7) When the game introduction window appears, click the button to start the game. Click
for game instructions, or click to see your student‘s high scores for the game. The button
is only viewable while in school.
8) When your student has completed a game, he or she may replay the game or choose
another. To exit a game before it has completed, your student may click the X button
available on the game screen.
9) When your student is done using EM Games Online, he or she should first exit the
current game to record scores and return to the game menu, and then click the button (in
the upper-right corner of the page) to exit out of the system and return to the EM Games
Online home page. At this point, the student may close the browser, or log back in to
choose another game




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                             PARENT MATH NIGHT
                              Tuesday, November 18
                                    6:30 – 8:00
                           Pembroke Elementary Cafeteria



Would you like to know how to help your child with those ―new‖ methods of adding,
                     subtracting, multiplying, and dividing?
             Come out for our Parent Math Night and learn the algorithms.
                               All children are welcome!

                                         Lattice
                                      Partial Sums
                                    Partial Products
                                    Partial Quotients
                                  Frames and Arrows
                                 Trade First Subtraction

                         Win a Math Basket for Your Family!!!
                           Enjoy delicious refreshments!!!
                      Homework Passes for all students who attend!!!




                                Parent Math Night
                            Return this form for a treat!

Student’s name: ________________________
___ Yes, I/we will attend Parent Math Night on Tuesday, November 18. Number of
people _____.
___ No, I am unable to attend




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                    DON’T FORGET!
                  PARENT MATH NIGHT
1 WEEK AWAY!
                  Tuesday, November 18
                        6:30 – 8:00
               Pembroke Elementary Cafeteria

             Win a Math Basket for Your Family!!!
                Enjoy delicious refreshments!!!
          Homework Passes for all students who attend!!!




                    DON’T FORGET!
                  PARENT MATH NIGHT
1 WEEK AWAY!
                  Tuesday, November 18
                        6:30 – 8:00
               Pembroke Elementary Cafeteria

             Win a Math Basket for Your Family!!!
                Enjoy delicious refreshments!!!
          Homework Passes for all students who attend!!!




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           Family Math Night

Adult(s)         Child(ren) Attending   Grade(s)




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                Math Night Babysitting Sign-In/Sign-out

Name of Child            Drop-Off Name                    Pick-up Name




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November 3, 2008

Hi Miss Marilyn,
I emailed this to you also, but I didn‘t know which was the easier way to get a hold of
you!

On Tuesday, November 18 from 6:30-8:00, we are having a Parent Math Night in the
cafeteria. Can I have assistance in setting up the cafeteria/SPR?

This is what we need in the cafeteria:
    About 60 chairs set up in the front facing the stage
    7 Lunch tables spread out and set up around the perimeter
    1 table towards the front of the cafeteria to be used for refreshments
    Table outside the cafeteria doors for sign-in and registration.
    Podium on the floor in the front on the floor level
    Each of the 7 tables will also have to have a chart stand/whiteboard. Last year we
        had help moving these stands up from the Kindergarten and first grade
        classrooms.

SPR:
    We need some mats moved into the SPR from the gym for the pre-schoolers to sit
     on.

Thank you for your help! Please let me know if you have any questions or problems!

Joane Ofeldt
Room 22




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                              Pembroke Elementary School
                                     4622 Jericho Road
                              Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462




Dr. Linda Hayes, Principal                                             Phone: (757) 473-5025
Mrs. Karen O’Meara, Assistant                                          Fax: (757) 473-5624
Principal




                                     ―Mustangs Are Wild About Learning‖

 Dear Parents:

         The purpose of this letter is to explain how students are assessed and how the
 report card grade is determined. This year, while using the 3rd Edition of Everyday
 Mathematics, I will assess your child‘s understanding of the mathematics objectives on
 an ongoing basis. I will frequently make notes of your child‘s progress while observing
 them working on slate activities, interacting during group work or games, and completing
 written responses. There are Progress Checks for each unit for evaluating individual
 student progress as well. I will maintain checklists to track each student‘s progress
 toward specific grade level goals. These records will be used to determine whether
 certain topics need review and whether particular students need additional help or
 challenge. Due to this daily gathering of data regarding your child‘s progress, a large
 amount of graded papers will not be sent home.
         The following rubric is used to determine a student‘s level of understanding:

 4 points   Student is making adequate progress. Student solves the problem correctly and
            demonstrates a sophisticated and well-articulated understanding of the concept
            or skill being assessed.
 3 points   Student is making adequate progress. Student solves the problem correctly
            with only minor errors and demonstrates a developmentally-appropriate
            understanding of the concept or skill being assessed.
 2 points   Student is not making adequate progress. Student appears to understand some
            components of the problem and attempts to solve the problem. Student
            demonstrates an understanding of the concept or skill being assessed that is
            marginally short of what is expected.
 1 point    Student is not making adequate progress. Student appears to not understand
            the problem but makes some attempt to solve it. Student demonstrates an
            understanding of the concept or skill being assessed that is significantly short
            of what is expected.


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In order to determine an overall grade for the report card, I will average the rubric grades
from the data collected on the checklists. The following conversion scale will be used to
determine the grade:

                                        Grades K-2
                                   4.0            4+
                                   3.6-3.9          4
                                   3.5                        4-
                                   3.4                        3+
                                   2.6-3.3          3
                                   2.5                        3-
                                   2.4                        2+
                                        1.6-2.3                        2

                                         1.5
                           2-
                                         0-1.4                             1




                                        Grades 3-5
                                   4.0                            A+
                                   3.7-3.9                A
                                   3.6                            A-
                                   3.5                            B+
                                   3.1-3.4                B
                                   3.0                            B-
                                   2.9                            C+
                                   2.6-2.8                C
                                   2.5                            C-
                                   2.4                            D+
                                   2.1-2.3                D
                                   2.0                            D-
                                   0-1.9                      E



As a parent, you can support the assessment process by communicating with me on a
regular basis. I will send home a Family Letter to explain the contents of each unit and
Home or Study Links pages to review and practice material learned in lessons.

Please contact me anytime if you have any questions.




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                                      Money Matters
                                   Volunteer Duty List




     Meet in the cafeteria at 6:40 P.M. for orientation. Please be prompt! You are
                                 free to leave at 8:00 P.M.

   1. Please wear jeans and a white shirt for identification purposes.

   2. You will be hosting a math station and must remain at that station throughout the
      entire event.

   3. You will be instructed on how to host your station. Please follow instructions
      carefully, keep materials in their proper places and monitor student behavior.

Money Matters would not be a success without the help of volunteers! Allow us to
thank you in advance for your time and dedication to your school and students!

YOU ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!




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From: Joane Ofeldt
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 9:21 AM
To: Anna Bernardo; Cynthia George; Jan Page; Jillian L. Driscoll; Joane Ofeldt;
Rebekah A. Goshert; Sharon G. Darling; Stacy J. Sedory
Subject: Math Month!
Good morning!
Wednesday starts Math Month! Last week I placed in your boxes calendars, trivia
questions, and a letter. I really appreciate your support with your students in helping
math month to be a success.

   1. Please briefly explain and send home the purple calendars in Tuesday folders
      tomorrow. Encourage your students to take part in this activity. I am going to
      have my kids write it down in their planners for homework.
   2. Tomorrow will begin the first of four weeks of trivia questions geared towards K-
      2 and 3-5. The question will be read on announcements, and you have copies of
      each question (on purple paper). Please distribute the question to your students to
      answer as the announcements are read. There are decorated shoe boxes sitting in
      the windowsill in the foyer by the stuffed ―Welcome Mustangs.‖ There is a box
      for each grade level. Please send down your answers to be placed in the
      appropriate boxes. One winner from each grade level will be announced each
      Friday in April.
   3. Please talk up Money Matters Math Night with your students. It will be on
      Wednesday, April 8 from 7:00-8:00. We had this program come to our school
      last year, and it was a great success. You also have some flyers and volunteer
      forms to send home tomorrow (on purple paper). Students will receive homework
      passes for coming. I am also going to have my students write this down in their
      planners.
   4. We need YOUR help! We can’t conduct this program without you. We need
      volunteers to run stations. It is very easy! All you need to do is show up in
      jeans and a white shirt at 6:40. There is no set-up or takedown required.
      You just get to play games with kids for an hour and then go home at 8:00.
      Please consider helping out with this fun night, and let me know as soon as
      possible if you are able to help! Thank you so much!!!


Joane Ofeldt
Pembroke Elementary School
5th Grade Teacher
Math Lead Teacher
Grade Level Chair




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From: Joane Ofeldt
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 4:52 PM
To: Sue Harper
Subject: Trivia Questions for Announcements

Attachments: April Math Trivia Questions.doc
Hi Sue!
Attached are the weekly trivia questions for math month. Each Tuesday in April,
(starting on March 31), can you read one question for K-2 and one for 3-5 on the morning
annoucements? We did this last year. Teachers have the slips in their rooms for students
to fill out the answers and turn into shoeboxes in the foyer. I will give you the winner‘s
names to announce each Friday. You can introduce the trivia question each Tuesday by
saying,

―April is Math Month! Today you will take home a purple math month calendar. Each
day, complete the math question, get your calendar initialed, and at the end of April, if
you have completed at least 20 activities, return your calendar for a prize! Each Tuesday
you will have a chance to answer a math trivia question to win a prize. Your teacher has
the answer slips. Record your answer and place it in your grade level‘s box in the foyer.
Winners from each grade level will be announced on Friday! Good luck! The question
for students in kindergarten, 1 st, and 2nd grades is……The question for students in 3 rd, 4th,
and 5th grades is……..‖

(Each Tuesday this announcement can be the same, except change the second
sentence to: ―Have you been working on your purple math month calendar?‖)

Also, can you make an announcement for Money Matters Math Night starting on
Monday, March 30 through April 8?

―Attention all students! Come on out to Money Matters Math Night on Wednesday,
April 8 from 7:00-8:00. There will be games, prizes, homework passes, refreshments,
and fun! Don‘t miss out! We will see you there!‖

Thank you so much!!!!

Joane Ofeldt
Pembroke Elementary School
5th Grade Teacher
Math Lead Teacher
Grade Level Chair




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                         Building Futures Grants 2007-2008
                                       Facts



                                          Who
Grants are awarded to selected educators, staff, and others who work directly with
Virginia Beach City Public School students, grades pre-K through post-secondary, in
creative, unique and innovative ways.


What
Grants funded for up to $1,000 for development and implementation of innovative
learning opportunities that:
 Support classroom instruction
 Complement Virginia Beach City Public Schools‘ curricula
 Support Virginia Standards of Learning objectives
 Align with Virginia Beach City Public Schools‘ Strategic Plan Goals
 Provide replicable models of best practices
 Improve student achievement/learning
 Foster community and business collaboration (Bonus Points)


When
Applications are due to the Virginia Beach Public Schools Education Foundation
(VBPSEF) by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2007. Please send applications to the
Education Foundation located in School Administration, VB Municipal Center, Bldg. #6.


Why
Grants are intended to reward innovation and excellence in Virginia Beach City Public
Schools staff and expand creative learning opportunities for students.


How
 Download a 2008 Building Futures Grant Application from the Intranet at ―Forms,‖
  then select ―Education Foundation.‖
 Follow directions and complete all application questions.



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   Remove any references to your school’s identity. Otherwise, points will be
    deducted. This is a blind review.
   Type all answers – only typed applications will be accepted.
   Ask others to proof read your application to ensure that it is grammatically correct
    and readable.
   Submit one original and three copies (do not add attachments or support materials,
    i.e., videos, pictures).
   Make the application simple, but specific. (Write for your reader by painting a
    picture of your project in words.)
   Return signed, completed applications by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2007, to the
    Education Foundation.

          For your information, funded project descriptions from previous years
                             are available at www.vbef.org

For more information, contact the Virginia Beach Public Schools Education Foundation
                                  at (757) 263-1069.



                   Submit original and three copies of application.
             All portions of the application must be completed and typed
    Please note: This page will be removed for reviewers, so reference to school or
                       personnel are allowed on this page only.



Project
Title:       Money Matters
Project
Director’s
Name:                                       School:   Pembroke Elementary
Project Team Members (if applicable
list name(s) and title(s)):



Grant amount
requested: $         995.00                 (up to $1,000)




                       DEADLINE: 4:00 p.m., October 5, 2007


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***NOTE: SIGNATURES ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER FOR APPLICATION TO
BE CONSIDERED***

SCHOOL PRINCIPAL’S OR ORGANIZATION PRESIDENT’S STATEMENT
OF ASSURANCE:
I have carefully read this application and fully support the implementation of this project.
I am willing to deposit grant money into a designated account and accept responsibility
for the disbursement of funds in an appropriate manner. Any unused funds will be
returned to the Virginia Beach Public Schools Education Foundation (VBPSEF)
within thirty (30) days of project completion.

I understand that the grantee may be requested to present this project to others. I will
support his/her involvement in that process. I understand that all winners are required to
meet specific deadlines.


VBCPS SCHOOL PRINCIPAL’S OR                                                  DATE
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT’S SIGNATURE


VBCPS BOOKKEEPER’S SIGNATURE                                                 DATE


PROJECT DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING:
I fully understand that I am participating in a competitive process and that my application
does not guarantee funding. I understand that, if awarded a grant, I will be responsible for
conducting the project as detailed in this application and for submitting proper
documentation to the Virginia Beach Public Schools Education Foundation.

I understand that if I am awarded and accept a grant, I am committing myself to the
following in accordance with the deadlines established by the Virginia Beach Public
Schools Education Foundation. Failure to comply will jeopardize future requests for
funding and may result in a request for a refund of grant monies.

1.   Submit a Project Director‘s Evaluation and Financial Report with original receipts
     within thirty (30) days after project completion or by June 13, 2008 (whichever date
     comes first).
2.   Spend funds only for items approved in grant budget. Any changes in
     expenditures must be pre-approved by the VBPSEF Coordinator or a return of
     funds to the Education Foundation will be expected.
3.   Allow information about the program to be disseminated by the Virginia Beach
     Public Schools Education Foundation.
4.   Give a brief presentation on grant project and results at a VBPSEF Board meeting, if
     requested to do so.



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                  PROJECT DIRECTOR’S SIGNATURE               DATE

   SEND OR DELIVER COMPLETED APPLICATION (and three copies) TO:
            Virginia Beach Public Schools Education Foundation,
                       School Administration Bldg. #6
                         2512 George Mason Drive,
                       Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456

                      by 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 5, 2007.
                          (No faxes or e-mails accepted!)
                    Winners will be notified by October 31, 2007.

                   Submit original and three copies of application
             All portions of the application must be completed and typed.

    *Project
       Title: Money Matters
     Project April 2009                       April 2009
      dates:
                        from                          to
Please note:
                 1. Final evaluation and financial statement, with original
                    receipts, are due 30 days after project completion.
                 2. Project to be completed by June 13, 2008.
                 3. If SOL scores are needed for evaluation, then project
                    director should contact Foundation for extension.
                 4. A certificate of completion will be mailed to you following
                    receipt of final evaluation and financial statement.

    Grant amount
      requested: $ 995.00             (up to $1,000)
          Subject
area/grade level: Mathematics Grades K - 5
 Time of day project
           will occur: 7:00 PM
     Number of students
        involved/affected: 200+




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Which VBCPS Strategic Plan Goal(s) does your project address?
(Check all that apply)

  X
                    Expanded Instructional Opportunities through Data-Drive
Curriculum

                    Safe Schools and Effective, Well-Disciplined Environment


  X                 Effective, Efficient Use of Resources to Create Quality
             Educational Opportunities


                    Technology Integrated Into Our Curriculum and Instruction


                    Recognition of Our Diversity – Respect for all People


   X                Quality Work Force: Trained and Accountable for Performance


   X                Meaningful Involvement of Community, Parents, and Partners




                     DEADLINE: 4:00 p.m., October 5, 2007




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Project Title: Money Matters


1.    Executive Summary of the project (must be less than 100 words—please use
      space provided):
      NOTE: Applications with Executive Summaries over 100 words will not be
      considered.

The intent of this grant is to provide the entire student body an opportunity in a fun,
family centered atmosphere to increase their knowledge of several mathematical
concepts and scores of the school. Money Matters will supplement the VBCPS
mathematics curriculum by becoming a best practices model for an annual event,
involving an entire community collaboratively in supporting student’s achievement
in the area of mathematics.


2.    Project Description: (Include: who, when, where, what, why)

Students in all grades, parents/guardians, and teachers will have an opportunity to
participate in an engaging, hands-on mathematics program in a carnival type atmosphere.
This program will be held in the school cafeteria in April 2009. The activity will be used
to provide an opportunity for students to improve their mathematics knowledge and SOL
scores.


      Objective(s):
          To increase a global awareness of mathematics for the students in
            grades K-5.
          To increase the Virginia Beach City Wide Mathematics Assessment
            scores in grades 1-5.
          To increase scores on the x grade Mathematics SOL tests by x% for
            the 2008-2009 testing year. (To improve scores from x% to x%.)
          To increase scores on the x grade Mathematics SOL tests by x% for
            the 2008-2009 testing year. (To improve scores from x% to x %.)


      Activities: This is a Virginia SOL Mathematics program based on rotating
      stations.

      Stations:
       Fountain of Fortune - Identify, count and determine values of groups of coins


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         Sawbuck Bank - Counting money, subtraction
         Roll Down the Debt - Place value
         Denomination Station – Counting money, making coin exchanges, finding least
            amount of coins
         Life of Leisure – Problem solving, place value, expanded form, using calculators
         Crack the Safe - Estimation
         Johnny‘s Budget Café – Budgeting money, multiplication, addition, subtraction
         Piggy Bank Bowl – Counting money, identifying coins and bills, addition,
            mental math
         Money Bags – Identifying coins and bills, addition, mental math
         Bull‘s Eye – Identifying and understanding fiscal terminology
         Stock Shot – Number sense, addition, mental math
         Walking to Wall Street – Measurement, estimation, multiplication, subtraction
         Movers and Shapers – Geometry, addition, multiplication
         Money in My Pocket – Recall basic math facts using addition, subtraction,
            multiplication, division

3.      Document the need for this project. Include specific data.

     To increase the overall x and x grade Mathematics SOL scores

4.      a. How does this project support the Virginia Beach City Public Schools’
        curriculum objectives? Please state the specific objectives and align the
        activities accordingly.

     Fountain of Fortune –
 K.7 The student will recognize a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter and will determine the
value of a collection of pennies and/or nickels whose total value is 10 cents or less.
1.10 The student will
a) identify the number of pennies equivalent to a nickel, a dime, and a quarter; and
b) determine the value of a collection of pennies, nickels, and dimes whose
    total value is 100 cents or less.
2.5 The student will
a) count forward by twos, fives, and tens to 100, starting at various multiples of 2, 5,
or 10, using mental mathematics, paper and pencil, hundred chart, calculators,
    and/or concrete objects, as appropriate;
2.11 The student will
a) count and compare a collection of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters whose
total value is $2.00 or less; and
b) identify the correct usage of the cent symbol (¢), dollar symbol ($), and
    decimal point
3.7 The student will read and write decimals expressed as tenths and hundredths, using
    concrete materials and models.
3.8 The student will solve problems involving the sum or difference of two whole
numbers,
each 9,999 or less, with or without regrouping, using various computational methods,


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including calculators, paper and pencil, mental computation, and estimation.
3.13 The student will determine by counting the value of a collection of bills and coins
whose
    total value is $5.00 or less, compare the value of the coins or bills, and make change.
4.4 The student will
a) read, write, represent, and identify decimals expressed through thousandths ;
b) round to the nearest whole number, tenth, and hundredth; and
c) compare the value of two decimals, using symbols (<, >, or =), concrete materials,
drawings, and calculators.
5.4 The student will find the sum, difference, and product of two numbers expressed as
decimals through thousandths, using an appropriate method of calculation, including
paper and pencil, estimation, mental computation, and calculators.


    Sawbuck Bank –
K.7 The student will recognize a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter and will determine the
    value of a collection of pennies and/or nickels whose total value is 10 cents or less.
1.10 The student will
a) identify the number of pennies equivalent to a nickel, a dime, and a quarter; and
b) determine the value of a collection of pennies, nickels, and dimes whose
    total value is 100 cents or less.
2.11 The student will
a) count and compare a collection of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters whose
total value is $2.00 or less; and
b) identify the correct usage of the cent symbol (¢), dollar symbol ($), and
    decimal point
3.7 The student will read and write decimals expressed as tenths and hundredths, using
    concrete materials and models.
3.8 The student will solve problems involving the sum or difference of two whole
numbers,
each 9,999 or less, with or without regrouping, using various computational methods,
including calculators, paper and pencil, mental computation, and estimation.
3.12 The student will add and subtract with decimals expressed as tenths, using concrete
    materials, pictorial representations, and paper and pencil
3.13 The student will determine by counting the value of a collection of bills and coins
whose
    total value is $5.00 or less, compare the value of the coins or bills, and make change.
4.4 The student will
a) read, write, represent, and identify decimals expressed through thousandths ;
b) round to the nearest whole number, tenth, and hundredth; and
c) compare the value of two decimals, using symbols (<, >, or =), concrete materials,
drawings, and calculators.
5.4 The student will find the sum, difference, and product of two numbers expressed as
decimals through thousandths, using an appropriate method of calculation, including
paper and pencil, estimation, mental computation, and calculators.




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    Roll Down the Debt –
1.2 The student will group a collection of up to 100 objects into tens and ones and write
the
    corresponding numeral to develop an understanding of place value.
2.1 The student will
a) read, write, and identify the place value of each digit in a three-digit numeral,
    using numeration models; and
5.1 The student will
a) read, write, and identify the place values of decimals through thousandths;

    Denomination Station
1.10 The student will
a) identify the number of pennies equivalent to a nickel, a dime, and a quarter; and
b) determine the value of a collection of pennies, nickels, and dimes whose
total value is 100 cents or less.
2.11 The student will
a) count and compare a collection of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters whose
total value is $2.00 or less; and
b) identify the correct usage of the cent symbol (¢), dollar symbol ($), and
decimal point
3.8 The student will solve problems involving the sum or difference of two whole
numbers,
each 9,999 or less, with or without regrouping, using various computational methods,
including calculators, paper and pencil, mental computation, and estimation.
3.13 The student will determine by counting the value of a collection of bills and coins
whose
total value is $5.00 or less, compare the value of the coins or bills, and make change.
4.4 The student will
a) read, write, represent, and identify decimals expressed through thousandths ;
b) round to the nearest whole number, tenth, and hundredth; and
c) compare the value of two decimals, using symbols (<, >, or =), concrete materials,
drawings, and calculators.

5.4 The student will find the sum, difference, and product of two numbers expressed as
decimals through thousandths, using an appropriate method of calculation, including
paper and pencil, estimation, mental computation, and calculators.


    Life of Leisure
4.21 The student will recognize, create, and extend numerical and geometric patterns,
using
concrete materials, number lines, symbols, tables, and words.




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     Crack the Safe –
1.7 The student, given a familiar problem situation involving magnitude, will
a) select a reasonable magnitude from three given quantities: a one-digit numeral, a
two-digit numeral, and a three-digit numeral (e.g., 5, 50, and 500); and
b) explain the reasonableness of his/her choice.
4.5 The student will estimate whole-number sums and differences and describe the
method of
estimation. Students will refine estimates, using terms such as closer to, between, and a
little more than.



    Johnny‘s Budget Café
3.8 The student will solve problems involving the sum or difference of two whole
numbers,
each 9,999 or less, with or without regrouping, using various computational methods,
including calculators, paper and pencil, mental computation, and estimation.
3.9 The student will recall the multiplication and division facts through the nines table.
3.12 The student will add and subtract with decimals expressed as tenths, using concrete
materials, pictorial representations, and paper and pencil
4.6 The student will add and subtract whole numbers written in vertical and horizontal
form,
choosing appropriately between paper and pencil methods and calculators.
4.7 The student will find the product of two whole numbers when one factor has two
digits or
fewer and the other factor has three digits or fewer, using estimation and paper and
pencil. For larger products (a two-digit numeral times a three-digit numeral), estimation
and calculators will be used.
5.3 The student will create and solve problems involving addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division of whole numbers, using paper and pencil, estimation,
mental computation, and calculators.

5.4 The student will find the sum, difference, and product of two numbers expressed as
decimals through thousandths, using an appropriate method of calculation, including
paper and pencil, estimation, mental computation, and calculators.


    Piggy Bank Bowl
K.7 The student will recognize a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter and will determine the
value of a collection of pennies and/or nickels whose total value is 10 cents or less.
2.7 The student, given two whole numbers whose sum is 99 or less, will
a) estimate the sum; and
b) find the sum, using various methods of calculation (mental computation, concrete
materials, and paper and pencil).
2.8 The student, given two whole numbers, each of which is 99 or less, will
a) estimate the difference; and


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b) find the difference, using various methods of calculation (mental computation,
concrete materials, and paper and pencil).
2.11 The student will
a) count and compare a collection of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters whose
total value is $2.00 or less; and
b) identify the correct usage of the cent symbol (¢), dollar symbol ($), and
decimal point
3.7 The student will read and write decimals expressed as tenths and hundredths, using
concrete materials and models.
3.13 The student will determine by counting the value of a collection of bills and coins
whose
total value is $5.00 or less, compare the value of the coins or bills, and make change.
4.4 The student will
a) read, write, represent, and identify decimals expressed through thousandths ;
b) round to the nearest whole number, tenth, and hundredth; and
c) compare the value of two decimals, using symbols (<, >, or =), concrete materials,
drawings, and calculators.

4.6 The student will add and subtract whole numbers written in vertical and horizontal
form,
choosing appropriately between paper and pencil methods and calculators.
5.4 The student will find the sum, difference, and product of two numbers expressed as
decimals through thousandths, using an appropriate method of calculation, including
paper and pencil, estimation, mental computation, and calculators.




    Money Bags
K.7 The student will recognize a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter and will determine the
value of a collection of pennies and/or nickels whose total value is 10 cents or less.
2.7 The student, given two whole numbers whose sum is 99 or less, will
a) estimate the sum; and
b) find the sum, using various methods of calculation (mental computation, concrete
materials, and paper and pencil).
2.11 The student will
a) count and compare a collection of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters whose
total value is $2.00 or less; and
b) identify the correct usage of the cent symbol (¢), dollar symbol ($), and
decimal point
2.8 The student, given two whole numbers, each of which is 99 or less, will
a) estimate the difference; and
b) find the difference, using various methods of calculation (mental computation,
concrete materials, and paper and pencil).
3.1 The student will read and write six-digit numerals and identify the place value for
each



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digit.
3.8 The student will solve problems involving the sum or difference of two whole
numbers,
each 9,999 or less, with or without regrouping, using various computational methods,
including calculators, paper and pencil, mental computation, and estimation.
3.13 The student will determine by counting the value of a collection of bills and coins
whose
total value is $5.00 or less, compare the value of the coins or bills, and make change.
4.6 The student will add and subtract whole numbers written in vertical and horizontal
form,
choosing appropriately between paper and pencil methods and calculators.


      Bull‘s Eye

    Stock Shot
K.7 The student will recognize a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter and will determine the
value of a collection of pennies and/or nickels whose total value is 10 cents or less.
2.7 The student, given two whole numbers whose sum is 99 or less, will
a) estimate the sum; and
b) find the sum, using various methods of calculation (mental computation, concrete
materials, and paper and pencil).
2.8 The student, given two whole numbers, each of which is 99 or less, will
a) estimate the difference; and
b) find the difference, using various methods of calculation (mental computation,
concrete materials, and paper and pencil).
3.13 The student will determine by counting the value of a collection of bills and coins
whose
total value is $5.00 or less, compare the value of the coins or bills, and make change.
4.6 The student will add and subtract whole numbers written in vertical and horizontal
form,
choosing appropriately between paper and pencil methods and calculators.
5.4 The student will find the sum, difference, and product of two numbers expressed as
decimals through thousandths, using an appropriate method of calculation, including
paper and pencil, estimation, mental computation, and calculators.


    Walking to Wall Street
K.10 The student will compare two objects or events, using direct comparisons or
nonstandard
units of measure, according to one or more of the following attributes: length (shorter,
longer), height (taller, shorter), weight (heavier, lighter), temperature (hotter, colder).
Examples of nonstandard units include foot length, hand span, new pencil, paper clip,
3.8 The student will solve problems involving the sum or difference of two whole
numbers,
each 9,999 or less, with or without regrouping, using various computational methods,


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including calculators, paper and pencil, mental computation, and estimation.
3.13 The student will determine by counting the value of a collection of bills and coins
whose
total value is $5.00 or less, compare the value of the coins or bills, and make change.
3.14 The student will estimate and then use actual measuring devices with metric and
U.S. Customary units to measure
a) length–inches, feet, yards, centimeters, and meters;
4.7 The student will find the product of two whole numbers when one factor has two
digits or
fewer and the other factor has three digits or fewer, using estimation and paper and
pencil. For larger products (a two-digit numeral times a three-digit numeral), estimation
and calculators will be used.
4.11 The student will
a) estimate and measure length, using actual measuring devices, and describe the
results in both metric and U.S. Customary units, including part of an inch (1/2,
1/4, and 1/8), inches, feet, yards, millimeters, centimeters, and meters;
b) identify equivalent measurements between units within the U.S. Customary

5.3 The student will create and solve problems involving addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division of whole numbers, using paper and pencil, estimation,
mental computation, and calculators.
5.4 The student will find the sum, difference, and product of two numbers expressed as
decimals through thousandths, using an appropriate method of calculation, including
paper and pencil, estimation, mental computation, and calculators.




    Movers and Shapers
K.11 The student will identify, describe, and draw two-dimensional (plane) geometric
figures
(circle, triangle, square, and rectangle).
K.13 The student will compare the size (larger, smaller) and shape of plane geometric
figures
(circle, triangle, square, and rectangle).
1.16 The student will draw, describe, and sort plane geometric figures (triangle, square,
rectangle, and circle) according to number of sides, corners, and square corners.
1.17 The student will identify and describe objects in his/her environment that depict
plane
geometric figures (triangle, rectangle, square, and circle).
2.22 The student will compare and contrast plane and solid geometric shapes
(circle/sphere,
square/cube, and rectangle/rectangular solid).
3.19 The student will identify and draw representations of line segments and angles,
using a
ruler or straightedge.



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4.15 The student will
a) identify and draw representations of points, lines, line segments, rays, and angles,
using a straightedge or ruler
4.16 The student will identify and draw representations of lines that illustrate intersection,
parallelism, and perpendicularity.
4.17 The student will
a) analyze and compare the properties of two-dimensional (plane) geometric figures
(circle, square, rectangle, triangle, parallelogram, and rhombus)
5.15 The student, using two-dimensional (plane) figures (square, rectangle, triangle,
parallelogram, rhombus, kite, and trapezoid) will
a) recognize, identify, describe, and analyze their properties in order to develop
definitions of these figures;
b) identify and explore congruent, non-congruent, and similar figures;
e) recognize the images of figures resulting from geometric transformations such as
translation (slide), reflection (flip), or rotation (turn).
3.8 The student will solve problems involving the sum or difference of two whole
numbers,
each 9,999 or less, with or without regrouping, using various computational methods,
including calculators, paper and pencil, mental computation, and estimation.
3.9 The student will recall the multiplication and division facts through the nines table.
3.13 The student will determine by counting the value of a collection of bills and coins
whose
total value is $5.00 or less, compare the value of the coins or bills, and make change.

4.6 The student will add and subtract whole numbers written in vertical and horizontal
form,
choosing appropriately between paper and pencil methods and calculators.

4.7 The student will find the product of two whole numbers when one factor has two
digits or
fewer and the other factor has three digits or fewer, using estimation and paper and
pencil. For larger products (a two-digit numeral times a three-digit numeral), estimation
and calculators will be used.
4.17 The student will
a) analyze and compare the properties of two-dimensional (plane) geometric figures
(circle, square, rectangle, triangle, parallelogram, and rhombus) and three dimensional
(solid) geometric figures (sphere, cube, and rectangular solid
[prism]);
b) identify congruent and non-congruent shapes; and
c) investigate congruence of plane figures after geometric transformations such as
reflection (flip), translation (slide) and rotation (turn), using mirrors, paper
folding, and tracing.
5.3 The student will create and solve problems involving addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division of whole numbers, using paper and pencil, estimation,
mental computation, and calculators.
5.4 The student will find the sum, difference, and product of two numbers expressed as



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decimals through thousandths, using an appropriate method of calculation, including
paper and pencil, estimation, mental computation, and calculators.
5.15 The student, using two-dimensional (plane) figures (square, rectangle, triangle,
parallelogram, rhombus, kite, and trapezoid) will
a) recognize, identify, describe, and analyze their properties in order to develop
definitions of these figures;
b) identify and explore congruent, non-congruent, and similar figures;
c) investigate and describe the results of combining and subdividing shapes;


    Money in My Pocket
1.8 The student will recall basic addition facts - i.e., sums to 10 or less - and the
    corresponding subtraction facts.
2.6 The student will recall basic addition facts - i.e., sums to 18 or less - and the
    corresponding subtraction facts.
3.8 The student will solve problems involving the sum or difference of two whole
numbers,
each 9,999 or less, with or without regrouping, using various computational methods,
including calculators, paper and pencil, mental computation, and estimation.
3.9 The student will recall the multiplication and division facts through the nines table.
4.6 The student will add and subtract whole numbers written in vertical and horizontal
form,
choosing appropriately between paper and pencil methods and calculators.

4.7 The student will find the product of two whole numbers when one factor has two
digits or
fewer and the other factor has three digits or fewer, using estimation and paper and
pencil. For larger products (a two-digit numeral times a three-digit numeral), estimation
and calculators will be used.
5.3 The student will create and solve problems involving addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division of whole numbers, using paper and pencil, estimation,
mental computation, and calculators.
5.3 The student will create and solve problems involving addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division of whole numbers, using paper and pencil, estimation,
mental computation, and calculators.


      b. How does this project support the VBCPS Strategic Plan? (refer to items
      checked on page 4)



5.    What results or outcomes do you expect for your students as a result of this
      project?




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The students in grades K – 5 will show an increase in the area of mathematics on
their end of year City Wide Mathematics Assessments.




6.    What indicators will you use to measure student achievement in addition to
      SOL scores and/or grade improvements?

 In addition to the x grade students’ success on the Math SOLs, teachers will use
the end of year citywide assessment for grades 1-4.
Information gathered from the computer generated survey will be used to create
differentiated flexible groupings of students in order to better meet their geographic
needs.




                      DEADLINE: 4:00 p.m., October 5, 2007




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Itemize Your Budget – Be Specific!                                         (Must be typed)
           Applications without an itemized budget will not be considered.
At the conclusion of your project, you will be required to submit a financial statement
                 and copies of original receipts for all expenditures.

Types of Expenditures                                   Amount
Attach additional sheets if necessary.
Materials / Supplies / Equipment (explain
equipment use)
FOOD ITEMS MAY NOT EXCEED 20% OF
AMOUNT REQUESTED.

Educational Events which puts on Geo                    $995.00
Fest: includes all materials including make
and take items at various stations as well as
small prizes at each station.




A.) TOTAL Materials / Supplies /           $995.00
Equipment
Additional Fees (building use, transportation, custodial, postage, etc.)




B.) TOTAL Fees                                         $0



C.) TOTAL Requested From Foundation                    $995.00             $

NOTE: If Line A.) and/or Line B.) equal more than Line C.), please name additional
funding sources
for the project here:




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                              Welcome to Money Matters!

Use this guide as you take a walk through the imaginary town of Pennyville, Virginia
with your host, Johnny Money!
Visit any of the following stops during your trip! Enjoy!
Fountain of Fortune: Play money BINGO and make a wish! Throw your money into
the fountain and cross your fingers! (Identify, count and determine value of group
of coins.)
Sawbuck Bank: Make a deposit for Johnny Money and watch his bank account
grow!
(Counting money, subtraction)
Roll Down the Debt: Try your luck at this dice game that is all about place value!
(Place value)
Denomination Station: Choo Choo! Make way for the Johnny Money Express!
Exchange your money for the LEAST amount of coins at this stop! (Counting
money, making exchanges, find least amount of coins)
Life of Leisure: Relax and enjoy a break on Johnny Money’s deserted island.
Complete a word problem and FISH YOUR WISH! (Problem solving , place value,
expanded form, calculators)
Crack the Safe: See if you can guess the amount of candy in the safe! (Estimation)
Johnny‘s Budget Café: Budget your money and enjoy a great meal! (Budgeting
money, multiplication, addition, subtraction)
Piggy Bank Bowl: Count the money in the Piggy Bank and choose the matching
Bowling Ball. Good Luck! (counting money, identifying coins and bills, addition,
mental math)
Money Bags: Counting and Stamping is the name of this game-have fun!
(Identifying coins, bills, addition, mental math)
Bull‘s Eye: Play concentration and use your knowledge of money terms to try and
hit the Bullseye! (Identifying and understanding fiscal terminology)
Stock Shot: Using your money ―cents‖, spin your way to purchase a stock, bond or
mutual fund! (Terminology, addition, mental math, number sense)
Walking to Wall Street: Use your measuring skills and take a walk to Wall Street.
No taxicabs allowed! (Measurement, estimation, multiplication, subtraction, maps)
Movers and Shapers: Shapes, Shapes, everywhere! Use the shapes to create costly
pictures! (Geometry, addition, multiplication, using a ―key‖)
Money In My Pocket: Take the ―Fast Facts‖ Challenge! Test your memory and your
basic facts knowledge! (Recall basic math facts, addition, subtraction, multiplication and
division.)




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                          Pembroke Elementary School

                    PARTNERS IN EDUCATION COMMITTEE
                         End of Year Report 2008-2009




COMMITTEE GOALS
1) To maintain current and establish new partners in our community.
2) To provide students with positive community role models.
3) To find a match between partnership services and the needs of the school.

PROGRESS MADE ON EACH GOAL
1) To maintain current and establish new partners in our community
           NEW: Sonic Drive-In: Provided certificates and incentives for academic
              achievement, water bottles for attendance incentives, held 2 Pembroke
              Nights: Nov.6, April 22, earned $228.00.
           NEW: McDonald Garden Center: Advised and assisted with completion of
              goals set forth in VBCPS Education Grant awarded to create a ―Courtyard
              Community Garden‖ in the foyer courtyard. Provided complete
              landscaping plans, constructed Rain Garden, donated or discounted plants
              for garden, donated seeds and bulbs, teak benches, provided online
              resources and spoke to a class about the Rain Garden construction and
              plant formation.
           NEW: Amphibious Squadron Eight: Navy military partner, assisted
              students with reading and AR tests, became Lunch Buddies; helped
              construct, plant, and maintain Courtyard Garden.
           NEW: Texas Roadhouse: Provide incentives for academic achievement;
              hot rolls and butter, and food coupons for staff and other PIE, ―Good Job‖
              baskets for staff quarterly, will send store mascot to school events, Spirit
              Night earned 140.00.
           NEW: USS Harry S. Truman: Community Relation work crews that
              volunteered to help do the heavy work in the Courtyard Garden, digging
              weeds, hauling sand, rock, and compost.
           NEW: Calvary Baptist Church: Women‘s group to mentor/volunteer at the
              school. Helped serve food at staff events, helped process Guided Reading
              books, will water garden over the summer. We donated 175 canned goods
              to their Food Pantry as result of our Shred-It program
           Restructure: Chick Fil-A: Formalized partnership and held 3 Spirit Nights,
              earn $525.00, donated numerous food coupons, certificates as incentives
              for academic achievement, or attendance; sent Chick-fil-A Cow to various


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           school functions, brought food donations to staff. Earned additional
           $1000.00 for Most School Spirit Award.
          Maintain: Pembroke PTA: Became member of PTA Executive Board to
           ensure communication and collaboration
          Maintain: Smokey Bones: Sponsored Pembroke Spirit Night: Mar.31
           Earned 715.00, donated $25.00 Gift certificate for Science Fair door prize.
          Maintain: Food Lion: Food donations for Literacy Night, earn 280.00
           from MVP Cash Rewards program.
          Maintain: Flyers sent to all parents about how to sign up/Support PES for
           the following: Food Lion, Target, Harris Teeter, Farm Fresh, Box Tops,
           and McDonald Garden Center. Box Tops earned $689.00. Target Cash
           Rewards earned $221.00.
          Maintain: NIOC: Navy military partner: Helped SDP SPED at field trip to
           Taylor Farm; helped with attendance Popsicle parties, donated a extra
           large cooler to the school, dressed in Chick-fil-A Cow costume when
           needed, sent 6 volunteers to help on Field Day as well as donated 800
           bottles of water for event.
          Maintain: VB Town Center Lions Club: Provided gift certificates for
           books to 4th and 5th grade students completing March reading goals.
          Maintain: SPCA: Listening Ears program brought dogs in for students to
           read to.
          Maintain: Kemps Landing Middle School: Continued Lunch
           Buddy/mentoring program with First grade students once a month.
          Maintain: General Mills Box Tops program: $740.00 was earned from
           mailed in Box Tops donated by the school community.
          Maintain: Farm Fresh: School collected and sent in receipts to earn books
           and equipment for the school; donated 25.00 for food donation, via gift
           certificate, for Art Show.
          Maintain: Norfolk Admirals: Provided hockey tickets for students
           achieving reading goals
          Created updated PIE Poster recognizing all PIE and Welcome Table in
           foyer.
          New Sign-in Book just for PIE volunteers at Security Desk

2) To provide students with positive community role models
 Students participated in various community partnership events, for example: Sonic,
Chick-fil-A and Smokey Bones Spirit Nights and planting in the garden with Navy
personnel and McDonald Garden Center. Pembroke Elementary students
participated in a canned food drive to help needy families as well as a Dress a Bear
for Salvation Army. Students and staff also participated in other charitable
fundraising events, such as Relay for Life and United Way.
         NEW: Harry S Truman Navy personnel
         NEW: Amphibious Squadron Eight Navy personnel; Captain spoke to
            Fourth Grade classes
         NEW: Calvary Baptist Church Women‘s Group



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              NEW: McDonald Garden Center: Spoke to Fourth Grade Class about
               plants
              Maintain: NIOC Navy personnel
              Maintain: KLMS Lunch Buddy program

   3) To find a match between partnership services and the needs of the school –
          PES Staff was surveyed in September 08, for PIE Needs. Survey results
             were collated and summarized as follows:



                                   Partners in Education
                         Teacher Needs Survey 2008 RESULTS
As a result of our survey, the following resources were indicated as being Pembroke‘s
greatest need. The information was shared with staff, community and partners.
Pembroke‘s Partners in Education, who fulfilled these needs this year, were as follows:

   1.   Volunteers in the classroom/school

   2.   Adult role models to read to children, be lunch buddies, offer positive
        encouragement

    Pembroke PTA
    USS Harry S Truman
    NIOC
    Amphibious Squadron Eight
    McDonald Garden Center
    KLMS
    SPCA
    Calvary Baptist Church (New in May)

   3.   Materials to support instruction
   4.   Incentives for Academic Achievement/Attendance

    VB Lions Club
    McDonald Garden Center
    Sonic Drive –in
    Chick-fil-A
    Jason‘s Deli,
    Cinema Café
    Denny‘s
    Norfolk Admirals
    Hampton Roads Food Pantries
    ESG Corp.
    Texas Roadhouse
    Smokey Bones


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   5.  Financing to help with such things as field trips, SPD SPED positioning
       equipment, SPED playground equipment.
   Monetary donations have been given to the school from corporations or earned
   during School Spirit Nights. The funds raised by PIE functions/donations are used at
   the discretion of the administration.
   Sonic
   Chick-fil-A
   Smokey Bones
   Texas Roadhouse
   General Mills
   Target
   Food Lion
   Farm Fresh
   Smokey Bones
   ESG
   T-Solutions

   6.  Volunteers to help with jobs that drain teacher time like cutting laminating,
       helping with copying and collating materials, shelving books, cutting out
       pictures and assembling games.
   The Partners in Education Committee was not able to find a partner to fill this need.

   7.  Helping with big All School endeavors like Field Day, Community Helpers
       Day, Science Fair
   The following Partners in Education helped with school events:
       Amphibious Squadron Eight
       NIOC
       McDonald Garden Center

To ensure proper communication between school and partners, the Partners in
Education Committee members aligned themselves with partners as follows:

                           Partners in Education 2008-2009
                             Committee Responsibilities

        Partner: Chick-Fil-A
         Kate Knoblitt, Manager
        (757) 318-7641
         Jessica Ross, Marketing Director
         Haygood Shopping Center
        1097 Independence Blvd.
        Virginia Beach, VA 23455-5523
         (757) 318-7641(phone)




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Committee Contact:    1. Emma Bertok,
                      2. Elaine Meade
                      3. Karen Dragon
Responsibilities:
                Put announcements in Mustang Round-up for PES Spirit Nights
                Contact PIE with requests for donations, certificates etc.
                Help make and deliver: thank you letters, posters, banners etc.
                Take photographs of any school wide
                 Events
                Invite manager to school activities
                Keep our Media Liaison aware of any PIE photo/news possibilities

      Partner: Farm Fresh
   853 Chimney Hill Shopping, Virginia Beach VA 23452-3049

Committee Contact: 1. Parent: Mrs. Wikle
                      2. Staff: Kara Pierce
Responsibilities:
                Create/update Farm Fresh Collection Box, make banner (Dragon,
                  Harper)
                Send out flyers to all parents announcing the program details
                  (Dragon)
                Put announcements in My School Mail about saving Farm Fresh
                  receipts (Bertok)
                Continue announcements during the year notifying school about
                  progress with collection, tell PIE Coordinator about progress to
                  include in PTA and Principal Newsletters (Dragon)
                Send out various reminder flyers during the year about various Farm
                  Fresh Promotions (Double Points Month)
                Keep in contact with Mrs. Wikle to see if she needs help with receipt
                  tally all year, bundling and sending in receipts
                Send thanks you to Farm Fresh when items are delivered

     Partner: Food Lion
     4848 Virginia Beach Blvd.
     Virginia Beach, VA 23462
     471-1991
Contact: Glen Weaver, store manager

Committee Contact: Karen Dragon

Responsibilities:
                Contact partner with school requests for donations or volunteers
                Send Thank You notes, banners, posters, artwork
                Invite them to various school events



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    Partner: Harry S. Truman
    Community Relations Committee
    Daniels, Gerry A. DC2 (CVN75 SAFETY) [danielga@cvn75.navy.mil]
    Detail to come to school to do large scale jobs/work: For ex: landscaping,
    Field Day, gardening work

Committee Contact: 1. Karen Dragon

Responsibilities:
                   Contact partner with school requests for donations or volunteers
                   Help coordinate any volunteer activity in the school
                   Help welcome members who visit school
                   Help in school orientation for volunteers
                   Prepare basket of supplies volunteers might need
                   Send Thank You notes, banners, posters, artwork
                   Take pictures of volunteers
                   Notify Media Liaison (Joan Saunders) of volunteering photo ops
                   Invite them to various school events
                   Help arrange school-wide Command recognitions, letter writing
                    campaigns etc.


     Partner: Naval Information Operations Command (NIOC)
     Contact: Amy Woolston 417-4182
     Woolston, Amanda Elizabeth CTT1 NIOC [amanda.woolston@navy.mil]
     1427 West C. St.
     Norfolk, VA

Committee Contact: 1. Karen Dragon


Responsibilities:
                   Contact partner with school requests for donations or volunteers
                   Help coordinate any volunteer activity in the school
                   Help welcome members who visit school
                   Help in school orientation for volunteers
                   Prepare basket of supplies volunteers might need
                   Send Thank You notes, banners, posters, artwork
                   Take pictures of volunteers
                   Invite them to various school events
                   Help arrange school-wide Command recognitions, letter writing
                    campaigns etc.




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     Partner: Smokey Bones
     Mike Rey, General Manager
     4590 Virginia Beach Blvd.
     Virginia Beach, Va. 23462
     671-1622
     6711645(fax)

Committee Contact: 1. Karen Dragon
                    2. Paulette Ellis
Responsibilities:
                Help Coordinate/Advertise/Promote Pembroke Spirit Nights at the
                  restaurant
                Send home flyers/advertise for Pembroke Spirit Nights
                Put up sign up sheets for staff to volunteer
                Contact partner with school requests for donations or volunteers
                Help coordinate any volunteer activity in the school
                Help welcome members who visit school
                Send Thank You notes, banners, posters, artwork
                Invite them to various school events
                Take photos at event

     Partner: Sonic Drive - In
     Tim Krueckeberg
     Virginia Beach Blvd.
     Virginia Beach, Va. 23462
     777-8241
     tkrueckeberg@sonicdrivein.com

Committee Contact: 1. Karen Dragon
                   2. Stacy Sedory

Responsibilities:
                Help Coordinate/Advertise/Promote Pembroke Spirit Nights at the
                  restaurant
                Send home flyers/advertise for Pembroke Spirit Nights
                Put up sign up sheets for staff to volunteer
                Contact partner with school requests for donations or volunteers
                Help coordinate any volunteer activity in the school
                Help welcome members who visit school
                Send Thank You notes, banners, posters, artwork
                Invite them to various school events
                Take photos at events




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    Partner: Box Tops (General Mills)
  Committee Contact: Judy Wiggins

               Responsibilities:
               Send out flyers to all parents announcing the program details
                (Dragon)
               Put announcements in My School Mail about saving Box Tops
                (Bertok)
               Continue announcements during the year notifying school about
                progress with collection, tell PIE Coordinator about progress to
                include in Principal Newsletters
               Send out various reminder flyers during the year reminding to save
                Box Tops
               Collect and tally all year, bundling and sending in Box Tops
               Send thanks you to General Mills when items are delivered

     Partner: Texas Roadhouse
     Andrea DiSalvo
     4309 Silverleaf Drives
     Virginia Beach, VA
     23462
     Store: 497-7427
     Fax: 497-7420
     store_vabeach@texasroadhouse.com

Committee Contact: Emma Bertok and Karen Dragon

Responsibilities:
                Help Coordinate/Advertise/Promote Pembroke Spirit Nights at the
                  restaurant
                Send home flyers/advertise for Pembroke Spirit Nights
                Put up sign up sheets for staff to volunteer
                Contact partner with school requests for donations or volunteers
                Help coordinate any volunteer activity in the school
                Help welcome members who visit school
                Send Thank You notes, banners, posters, artwork
                Invite them to various school events
                Take photos at events




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     Partner: VB Towne Center Lions
     Contact: Bambi Martin
     24 Raff Rd.
     Virginia Beach, VA
     23462
     C# 718-8437.

Committee Contact: 1. Karen Dragon
                   2. Sue Harper (Non-Committee contact)
Responsibilities:

              Contact partner with school requests for donations or volunteers if
               needed
              Help coordinate any volunteer activity in the school
              Help welcome members who visit school
              Send Thank You notes
              Invite them to various school events

 The following community partners have been longstanding at Pembroke and the staff
 person responsible for contacting them are as follows:

  SPCA:
 School Contact (Not on the Committee) Joan Field

    Kemps Landing Middle School

 School Contact (Not on the PIE Committee) Joan Saunders

  Hampton Road Food Pantry
 School Contact (Not on the PIE Committee) Kathy Kodya

  Virginia Beach Lions Club
 School Contact: (Not on the PIE Committee) Sue Harper




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CONTINUING GOALS FOR 2009-2010
1) To maintain current and establish new partners in our community.
2) To provide students with positive community role models.
3) To find a match between partnership services and the needs of the school.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT NEEDED FOR NEXT YEAR:
Staff development is not necessary in order to accomplish the committee goals, although
the Partners in Education Committee can assist in promoting community partnership
programs and functions.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Committee Facilitator: Karen Dragon, Committee
Members: Kara Pierce, Paulette Ellis, Elaine Meade, Stacy Sedory, Emma Bertok, Judy
Wiggins, Elizabeth Hess, Jeanne Branich, Lindsey Watts, Kary Ann Nixon, Aften
Petersen, Rita Reed

School Planning Council Representative: Karen Dragon and Aften Petersen




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                           VBCPS COMMUNITY R ELATIONS
                             2008-2009 ANNUAL R EPORT

                                                         Pembroke Elementary School
                                          4622 Jericho Road  Virginia Beach, VA 23462
                                                                         (757) 473-5025
                                                                 Linda Hayes, Principal
                                                      Karen O‘Meara Assistant Principal
                                          Karen Dragon, School Partnership Coordinator

                         “Mustangs are wild about learning!”

                               School Mission Statement
   Pembroke Elementary is dedicated to providing an educational environment where
 students and staff have opportunities to realize their individual potential academically,
                           personally, socially and physically.

                          Partners in Education Committee
Karen Dragon       Kara Pierce      Paulette Ellis  Judy Wiggins            Cathy Jones
Elaine Meade       Stacy Sedory    Emma Bertok     Elizabeth Hess           Aften Petersen
Jeanne Branich     Lindsey Watts Kary Ann Nixon


       Partner Name                                  Activity/Program/Initiative
Kemps Landing Magnet              Lunch buddies, mentors for all Gr.1 students
School
Pembroke PTA                      Provided volunteers, helped with Field Trips, school events,
                                  activities, incentives, books for all students
Chick-fil-A                       Donated food, coupons, certificates and cash donations from
                                  School Spirit Nights
McDonald Garden Center*           Donated time, talent, landscaping plans, plants, planting
                                  materials for Courtyard Garden
NIOC                              Donated extra large cooler, water bottles for Field Day,
                                  volunteers for field trip and school events
Amphibious Squadron Eight*        Provided volunteers for Reading Buddies and Courtyard
                                  Garden workers
Smokey Bones                      Provided gift certificates and cash donation from Spirit Night
Texas Roadhouse*                  Donated incentive coupons and student/staff incentives, food
                                  donations, cash donations from School Spirit Nights, attended
                                  Partnership Reception
Sonic Drive-In*                   Donated food, coupons, certificates, incentives, and cash


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                                donations from School Spirit Nights
Calvary Baptist Church*         Provided volunteers for school events and garden projects.
                                School donated food drive for food pantry.
SPCA                            Provided “Listening Ears” dogs for students to read to

Partnership Activities (*new partner)

Partnership Activities (continued)
        Partner Name                                 Activity/Program/Initiative
Food Lion                       Donated supplies and food for school functions, cash donations
Hampton Road Food Pantries      PES donated various food items to them, they donated snacks
                                for SOL tutoring program

Other Valuable Resources
                               Business/Organization
       Farm Fresh           U.S. Dept. of Education                  Cinema Cafe
 USS Harry S. Truman          Kroger Foundation                 General Mills Box Tops
   ESG Companies           Norfolk Admirals Hockey                     Denny‘s
     Lion‘s Club                     Jason‘s Deli                       Target


Community Service (by students & staff)

Organization Served                                 Activity/Program/Initiative

Relay for Life               Staff formed a team and raised money for cancer research

Calvary Baptist Church       School held Shred-It event and staff and community donated 175
                             canned goods to the church food pantry as “payment” for
                             shredding service
United Way                   Students and staff raised money for annual drive

Pembroke Families            Donated food, supplies to families in need during the holidays

Hampton Roads Food           Food Drive hosted at PES, with donations from staff and students,
Pantries                     helped create 100 food baskets distributed to needy families in
                             Hampton Roads, 20 of which went to PES families
Salvation Army               Staff and students dress 70 stuffed bears for needy children



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Results — Partners in Education Accomplishments
    Program/Activity                            Results/Accomplishments
Lunch Buddies/Mentors     The entire first grade had 55 7 th grade Lunch Buddies/Mentors, PES
                          provide end of year luncheon for all volunteers
Donations/School          40 students received new backpacks, SPD SPED dept. received
Supplies                  batteries for service equipment, 50 books were purchased for
                          Literacy Night, numerous students received notebooks and glue
                          sticks, all from a ESG Companies donation. Sonic Drive-In donated
                          pencils and water bottles.

Results — Partners in Education Accomplishments (continued)

   Program/Activity                            Results/Accomplishments
Field Day               6 NIOC military volunteers volunteered to help with Field Day as well
                        as donating 800 water bottles for the event; They received Thank You
                        banners and posters.
School Spirit Nights    $1,600.00 was raised at Pembroke Spirit Nights at Chick-fil-A, Sonic
                        Drive In, Smokey Bones and Texas Roadhouse. In addition, $1,000.00
                        was earned from Chick-fil-A for The School with the Most Spirit Award.
                        A total of $2,600.00 was raised this year.
Science Fair            Smokey Bones donated gift certificate, Texas Roadhouse, and Chick-fil-
                        A donated food coupons for door-prizes
Girls on the Run        The Kroger Foundation awarded PES a $100 grant used to help defray
                        cost of running attire for 15 girls in the running/fitness/self awareness
                        club
Attendance              Over 700 students received Awards/Certificates/Incentives from Sonic,
Awards/Academic         Chick-fil-A, Denny’s, Jason’s Deli, Jungle Golf, and Cinema Café; 6
Awards and Incentives   volunteers from NIOC helped with Attendance Popsicle Award parties
                        and donated a cooler to the school
Field Trip              9NIOC military volunteers assisted SPD SPED wheelchair children on
                        Field Trip to Taylor Farm


Community Courtyard     Every grade level in the school participated in the garden project.
Garden                  VBCPS Education Grants awarded PES an $800.00 grant for the
                        project. 40 various military personnel from USS Harry S. Truman, and
                        Amphibious Squadron Eight did all the manual labor to prepare beds,
                        plant and mulch the garden. McDonald Garden Center created
                        landscaping plans for the project and donated time, talent, plant
                        materials and supplies. Texas Roadhouse donated refreshments for
                        military volunteers. T-Solutions donated money for a bird habitat. Staff


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                          and community members donated plants and gardening supplies.
                          Calvary Baptist Church members will do watering over the summer.
                          Numerous plants, flowers, trees, herbs and vegetables have been
                          planted and enjoyed by entire school.
Pembroke Chorus           10 chorus members sang carols at the Chick-fil-A in December.
Caroling
Books for Kids            Pembroke PTA bought a book for every Pembroke student during the
                          Book Fair
Book Swap                 Aprox.80 children participated in book swaps during Spirit Nights at
                          Chick-fil-A
Literacy Night            Food Lions donated light refreshments for event for over 50 families;
                          Sonic Drive-In provided bookmarks and certificates
General Mills Box         PES community and staff collected Box Tops that yielded over $800.00
Tops                      for PES
Farm Fresh                PES community and staff collected over $ 76,000 in register receipts to
                          earn headphones, and memory card readers


Volunteers in Education

    No. of Volunteers           No. Volunteer Hours           Volunteer of the Year
           130                         1400                     Nicole Childress




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                       Pembroke Elementary School

                SOCIAL STUDIES / SCIENCE COMMITTEE
                     End of Year Report 2008 – 2009

COMMITTEE GOALS

  1. To utilize data to drive instruction in science and social studies
  2. To improve student achievement in science by enhancing and improving the
     science lab.
  3. To plan and coordinate a Science Fair
  4. To involve community members with the Science Fair

PROGRESS MADE ON EACH GOAL

   1. To review the school‘s data on science and social studies assessments.

     Social Studies Assessment Test 1:




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 Social Studies Test 1 Results         Soc Studies Assessment Test 1
          (Feb. 2009)                      Division Comparison
           % Correct                       Feb. 2009 - % Correct
           Grade 2:                               Grade 2
Category          School         Category School Division Variation
Geography           80%          Geography      80      76.33      3.67
History             88%          History      88.22     82.26      5.96
           Grade 3:              Overall      85.48     80.28      5.20
Category          School                          Grade 3
Geography           74%          Category School Division Variation
History             79%          Geography 73.78        73.66      0.12
           Grade 4:              History      79.11     77.69      1.42
Category          School         Overall      75.91     75.27      0.64
Civics              66%                           Grade 4
Economics           68%          Category School Division Variation
Geography           72%          Civics       65.67     48.75     16.92
History             78%          Economics 68.23        64.91      3.32
           Grade 5:              Geography 71.64        69.74      1.90
Category          School         History      78.21     77.99      0.22
Civics              82%          Overall      71.54     68.59      2.95
Economics           72%                           Grade 5
Geography           87%          Category School Division Variation
History             82%          Civics       82.42     79.93      2.49
                                 Economics 71.72        74.52     -2.80
                                 Geography 86.80        79.31      7.49
                                 History      82.22     75.88      6.34
                                 Overall      82.27     77.22      5.05




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Social Studies Assessment Test 1 Analysis
Geography:
Third Grade reviewed all the VBOs and previous years released SOL items to help remediate
their geography scores.

History:
An extensive time line was created and displayed in the 3 rd grade hallway and was used for
remediation.
The Experiential Learning Program: SOL review-It‘s all at the Beach was also used for History
review. The cost was $345.00 for five classes.
Experiential Learning
Pat Young
www.explrn.com
pyoung@explrn.com

We took a field trip to Chrysler Museum to review Greece/Rome History SOLs.
Civics:
Since this was an election year for U.S. president, a mock election was held.
http://www.youthleadership.net
Economics:
In fourth grade, as we did each region in the social studies book, we put extra focus on the
economics aspects of the region.
In fifth grade, students reviewed Quizdom questions from previous SOL tests concerning
economics.
                                    Soc Studies Assessment Test 2
                                        Division Comparison
                                       June 2009 - % Correct
                                              Grade 1
 Category                            School              Division                 Variation
 Civics                               94%
 Economics                            91%
 Geography                            89%
 History                              92%
 Overall
                                              Grade 2
 Category                            School                Division               Variation
 Civics                               94%
 Economics                            87%
 History                              79.11
 Overall
                                              Grade 4
 Category                            School                Division               Variation
 Civics                               86%
 Economics                            89%
 Geography                            84%
 History                              73%
 Overall

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  Spring 2009 SOL Grade 3 History and Grade 5 Va. Studies Results 6/18/09:

          Spring 2009 History/Va. Studies
             SOL Test Results 6/18/09                          The third grade passing rate remained the same as the
                                                               2008 passing rate at 04% passing.
                           Grade 3 Grade 5
  # Students Tested                   71          66           However, the fifth grade passing rate increased from
                                                               81% to 94%...13% up!
  # Students Failed                    4           4
  # Students Passed                   67          62
  % Passed                          94%         94%
  Avg. Scaled Score                  545         500

  Science Assessments:

                              Pembroke ES Science Assessment Results 2008-2009
                                        Avg. % Correct (May 2009)
               Force,
              Motion and                                                   Sci               Living             Life
               Energy          Earth/Cycles           Matter          Investigation         Systems           Processes
  Test        1     2    3     1      2    3     1       2      3     1    2     3     1       2      3   1      2    3
  Gr. 1       -      -   -     -      -    -     -       -      -     -     -     -     -      -      -   -      -    -
  Gr. 2       -      -   -     77     -    -     85      -      -     88    -     -     -      -      -   -      -    -
  Gr. 3       80     -   80    -      -    -     83      -      -     72   95    85    82      -   70     -     79    -
  Gr. 4       -     81         72     -    80    -      81      -     72   67    59    84      -      -   -      -   75
  Gr. 5       -     73   77    -      -    70           72      -     86   62    71    84      -      -   -      -    -

                   Science Assessment 3
                   Division Comparison
                  April 2009 - % Correct
                         Grade 3                                            Science Assessment 3 Analysis
Category                   School Division           Variation
                                                                            Third Grade made improvements in all
Inter in Earth/Cycles       63.39     65.48            -2.09
                                                                            areas compared to last year’s 3 rd quarter
Living Systems              70.48     70.10            0.38                 scores.
Sci Investigation           85.14     79.93            5.21
Overall                     71.25     70.66            0.59                 Fourth Grade maintained the same
                         Grade 4                                            average in most area with improvement in
                                                                            scientific investigation.
Category                   School Division           Variation
Force, Motion & Energy      80.04     71.01            9.03                 Overall, Fifth Grade scores dropped about
Life Processes              75.43     68.24            7.19                 3% in all areas compared to last year’s
Sci Investigation           58.87     54.17            4.70                 scores
Overall                     75.60     67.98            7.62
                         Grade 5
Category                   School Division           Variation
Force, Motion & Energy      76.82     79.82            -3.00
Inter in Earth/Cycles       69.90     74.09            -4.19
Sci Investigation           71.21     67.31            3.90
Overall                     72.56     75.71            -3.15

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Science Assessment Post Tests – Grade 1 and 2 only:


                           Pembroke ES Science Assessment Results 2008-2009
                               Avg. % Correct May/June 2009 Post Test

               Force,
              Motion and                                                  Sci             Living         Life
               Energy       Earth/Cycles           Matter            Investigation       Systems       Processes
 Test         1   2   3      1       2   3    1      2      3         1    2    3    1    2    3   1     2    3
 Gr. 1        -   -   87     -       -   87    -     -      79        -    -   88    -    -    -   -     -    88
 Gr. 2        -   -   97     77      -   84   85     -      95       88    -   95    -    -   88   -     -    83

Analysis of Gr. 1 and 2 Post Test Results:
Grade 1 surpassed the overall division average percent correct with 86.71% as compared to 85.55%, with
an increase of 1.16% over the division. The area of Matter appears to be the weakness on the grade
level.

Grade 2 surpassed the overall division average percent correct with a score of 89.61%. That’s an
increase of 7.42% over the overall division score of 82.19%. Some testing areas report double digit
variations over the division.

Spring 2009 SOL Science Results 6/18/09:

               Spring 2009 Science
             SOL Test Results 6/18/09                                Both the third and fifth grade student groups
                        Grade 3      Grade 5                         exceeded their 2008-2009 goals of 92% and 90%
                                                                     passing rates.
# Students Tested                  76                67
# Students Failed                   5                 6              The third grade score increased 3% from 90% in
                                                                     2008 to 93% this year.
# Students Passed                  71                61
                                                                     The fifth grade score increased 2% from 89%
% Passed                         93%               91%               passing last year.
Avg. Scaled Score                 488               471



        2. To improve student achievement in science by enhancing and improving the science
           lab.

            The committee continued to maintain the science lab‘s user-friendly atmosphere.
             Supplies were ordered for the science fair.
            Mrs. Grondin and Ms. Darling attended division-wide facilitator meetings throughout
             the year. Information brought back from these meetings was shared with grade
             levels.
            The following items were purchased for the Science Lab:
                           6 cases        Science Fair Boards
                           2              Stove – top burners for boiling water, etc…



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          The science fair boards were purchased from:
              Superior Distributing
              www.superiordisplayboards.com
              1-800-365-6661

3.       Plan and coordinate the Science Fair:

      September ‘08:
      Time / Date set for the Fair (April 28, 2009)
      Committee members commit to being at the Fair and helping with set-up and break-
        down
      Question/answer session for committee members about the Fair
      Time / Date set for Parent Workshop (February 10, 2009 at 7 p.m.)

     November ‗08
           Committee members are asked to inform grade levels about the Science Fair
              requirements and get questions from their grade levels

     January ‗09
         Librarian and custodians are notified about spaces needed for the Fair. Mrs.
            Harper agrees to have the Fair in the library.
         Display boards were ordered for each classroom from Superior Distribution

     February ‗09
         Information was given out about 4-question strategy
         Parent Workshop was conducted on Feb. 10, 2009 at 7 p.m.
         Workshop was taught by:
            Rachel McMillan
            Corporate Landing Middle School
            757-648-4500 x 60953
            Rachel.McMillan@VBSchools.com

     April ‗09
         Name plates for the classes were made and printed in the computer lab on card
             stock
         Fliers were printed and sent home to advertise the Fair
         Last minute questions are answered for teachers needing extra support for the Fair


     April 28, 2009
         After school, teachers bring their Science Fair display boards to the cafeteria and
            special programs room.
         Committee members help set-up the boards and make final preparations for the
            evening.
            * Balloons were bought at Dollar Tree with funds from PIE committee.
            * Projector and screen were set up in the cafeteria
            * Microphone was set up for Dr. Hayes‘ presentation to McDonald Nursery and
            for announcing of prizes


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   4. To involve community members with the Science Fair:
       Prizes and incentives for the Science Fair were donated from community businesses
          in the area.
              Chick-Fil-A donated 5 free coupons for ice-cream
              Texas Roadhouse donated 5 free coupons for free appetizers
              Smokey Bones donated a $25 gift card
              Science Committee donated 10 small plastic microscopes


CONTINUING GOALS FOR 2009 - 2010:

   1.   To review the school‘s data on science and social studies assessments.
   2.   To be the liaison between Curriculum and Instruction and the instructional staff
   3.   Designing, managing and scheduling of the Science Lab and its content
   4.   Plan and coordinate the Science Fair.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT NEEDED FOR NEXT YEAR:
     None


COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Sharon Darling – 5th grade
Ellen Grondin – 3rd grade
Jeanne Shepard – 3rd grade
Kristen Grayson – 2nd grade
Jill Driscoll – 4th grade
Marian Ferguson – 2 nd grade

Facilitators: Sharon Darling and Ellen Grondin
School Planning Council Representative: Kristen Grayson




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                              Pembroke Elementary School

                         STUDENT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
                              End of Year report 2008-2009

COMMITTEE GOALS

1. To identify student programs offered at Pembroke Elementary School.

2. To describe each program, the number of students served by the program;
   the sponsor of each program and the programs‘ intentions or suggestions for
   next year (2009-2010)

PROGRESS MADE ON EACH GOAL

   1. To identify student programs offered at Pembroke Elementary School Committee
      members identified 35 programs offered to students at Pembroke, 4 parent activities
      sponsored by the Guidance Counselor as well as a number of PTA events. Under each
      program heading are additional activities listed. There is a heading of special events
      included, also.

   2. To describe each program, the number of students served by the program; sponsor of
      each program and the programs‘ intentions or suggestions for next year (2009-2010).
      Please read the attached chart.

CONTINUING GOALS FOR 2009-2010

It is suggested that all of the programs and activities will continue for the 2009 and 2010 school
year.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT NEEDED FOR NEXT YEAR:

Staff development is not needed as sponsors for each program provide the necessary training.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Martha Brosch, Stephanie Brown, Kathi Canupp, Pamela Roberts

COMMITTEE FACILITATOR: Joan Saunders

COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES: Jane Cason, Karen Drosinos, Pam Roberts




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               Pembroke Elementary School’s Student Programs and Activities
 Student             Description of Program              # of Students    Suggestions for
 Program                   and Sponsor                   Participating    Following Year
                                                          in 2008-09
Academic      Awards presented third through fifth First grading period:  Continue
Awards        grade students at the end of each 9- 12 Prin. List
              week grading period                  92 Honor roll.
              Mrs. Saunders, Mrs. Landphair        Second grading period:
                                                   15 Principal‘s list
                                                   88 Honor roll,
                                                   16 Bug roll
                                                   Third grading period:
                                                   14 Principal‘s List
                                                   70 Honor Roll
                                                   5 Bug Roll
                                                   Fourth grading period:
                                                   15 Principal‘s List
                                                   75 Honor Roll
                                                   6 Bug Roll

Accelerated   Students are encouraged to read often    All Students       Continue
Reader        through the Accelerated Reader
              program. Comprehension is
              encouraged through AR tests the
              students take on each book they have
              read. Students are given points for
              every test they pass, and the students
              are awarded into point clubs.
              Mrs. Harper

Admirals      During the month of October students     School-wide. 140   Continue to
All-Stars     keep a reading log. If they meet their   students earned    promote
              goals, they received Admirals Hockey     Hockey passes.     independent
              Passes, reading logo cup, certificate,                      reading with
              pencil & coupons. Mrs. Field (Megan                         this program.
              Kohler: Admirals)

ALL-STAR      Students who have met their reading      96 students        Continue to
READERS       goals from October through March.        participated.      promote
Celebration   Mrs. Field                                                  meeting grade
                                                                          level reading
                                                                          goals.




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 Student            Description of Program                  # of Students        Suggestions for
 Program                 and Sponsor                        Participating        Following Year
                                                             in 2008-09
Art Events   *Students help make teacher gifts for     All Students              Continue
             Christmas (clay ornaments), and work
             on the backdrop and props for the
             Christmas PTA production. They meet
             once a week, and work on various
             projects.
             *Pembroke Elementary participates in
             the Elementary Citywide Art show in
             Feb. /March and the reception (this
             usually involves about 10 students, due
             to space limitations). * Pembroke also
             participates in the Contemporary Art
             Show. *Pembroke also sent in over 20
             student applications for the ODC gifted
             art program. *Numerous activities
             related to Youth Art Month take place
             in March, including the Kids Art Fair.
             *In April, Pembroke Elementary
             School
             (continued)
             participates in the Audubon Art Show.
             *In May, student artwork is sent to the
             Pungo Strawberry Festival Student Art
             Exhibit. *Pembroke has a permanent
             Art Exhibit.
             Mrs. Branich
BOOK IT!     Independent reading incentive             School-wide               Continue
Pizza Hut    program. Students earn pizza coupons
             for meeting monthly reading goals
             between October and March.
             Mrs. Field
Chorus       Fourth and fifth grade participants       Thirteen 5th graders in   Continue
             practice during their P.E. time on        the fall and thirty 4th
             Mondays and participated in several       graders in the spring
             performances. Mrs. Brown




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 Student              Description of Program                   # of Students        Suggestions for
 Program                   and Sponsor                         Participating        Following Year
                                                                in 2008-09
FAST           Families and Schools Together, or          Nine families             It is a grant
Program        FAST, is designed to enhance family        completed the entire      Continue
               relationships and increase student         program.
               success at school. Information and
               registration forms were send home in
               early April. Nine families returned the
               forms and attend the FAST program
               with their children for 8 weeks.
               Families bonded with each other and
               other families in the community by
               sharing dinner and parent meetings
               facilitated by a representative from
               Social Services. Students received
               organized teambuilding activities by a
               Parks and Recreation representative
               while their parents met.
               Mrs. Bailey, School Liaison
Community      Making the courtyard more attractive       School-wide               Continue
Garden         and using it as a learning experience in   McDonalds Garden
               science, math & ecology.                   Center and Navy
               Mrs. Dragon, Mrs. Spencer                  personnel assisted this
                                                          endeavor
Girls on the    ―Girls on the Run‖ is an international    15 girls, grades 3-5      Continue
Run            organization to promote self-esteem
               and a healthy lifestyle. Pembroke is one
               club of the Hampton Roads division.
               They end with a 5k race in Newport
               News in May. They meet in the spring
               for 3 months twice a week on Mondays
               and Wednesdays for an hour and a
               half.
               Mrs. Ofeldt, Mrs. Goshert
Kelso‘s        Conflict/Problem Solving Program to        The guidance              Continue
Choices        help students try to solve small           counselor teaches the
               problems on their own first before         Kelso‘s Choices lesson
               getting help from an adult. Big and        to kindergarten and
               small problems are identified during       first grade classes.
               the lessons.                               Grades 2-5 have a
               Mrs. Saunders                              review during the
                                                          Introduction lesson in
                                                          September.




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 Student          Description of Program                   # of Students         Suggestions for
 Program               and Sponsor                         Participating         Following Year
                                                            in 2008-09
KLMS       7th graders from KLMS eat lunch with       The entire first grade     Plan to continue
Lunch      1st graders once a week during the         classes.                   the program.
Buddies    second semester. The 7 th graders serve                               Grade levels
           as mentor and positive role models.                                   participate
           Activities include: reading and movie                                 according to
           day. Mrs. Saunders                                                    lunch schedules
                                                                                 that are the
                                                                                 same as 7th or
                                                                                 8th graders.
Lunch      Students eat lunch with the Counselor      Kindergarten through       Continue
           in the Special Programs Room during
Bunch      the school year.                           fifth grade participate.
           Mrs. Saunders
Math       The development of problem solving         All students               Same format
           skills is a major goal of the
           mathematics program. Students have
           opportunities to use the skills involved
           with computation, estimation, time,
           money, measurement, geometry,
           graphing, probability, and algebra to
           solve a wide variety of problems.
           *Math Parent Night communicates the
           vision of the mathematics curriculum.
           This night is interactive, informative
           and immerses parents in their child‘s
           mathematics.*Money Matters night.
           Mrs. Ofeldt
Mini-      The Mini-Mustang Library originated 5      The program did not        Continue
Mustangs   years ago from a Virginia Beach            continue this year
           Foundation Grant written by former         because the cataloging
           ECSE teacher, Connie Zuidema, to           system took the
           encourage early literacy at home.          volunteer too long to
                                                      proceed with the
           Students in 1st -5th grade, who have       program. A new
           younger siblings at home, can check        cataloging system will
           out a board book from the Mini-            be in place to begin
           Mustang Library on a Cart to read to       again next year.
           them at home.

           The goal of the program is to give
           students practice in reading, expose
           preschoolers to literacy, and to
           encourage families to share the joy of
           reading together.
           Mrs. Schneider



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 Student            Description of Program                    # of Students     Suggestions for
 Program                 and Sponsor                          Participating     Following Year
                                                                in 2008-09
Navigators   The Navigators program is empathy          10 students per group- Continue
             training for elementary students in 1 st   10 from 1st and 10 from
             and 2 nd grades. Students are taught       2nd,- for a total of 20
             social and emotional skills to reduce
             aggressive and disruptive behaviors.
             Dr. Hayes
Parent       1-Tissues and Tea                          1- 1st day of school,     1-Continue
Activities                                              meet & greet
                                                        2-Grandparents &
             2-Get Up and Go Grandparents‘              students eat together     2-Continue
             Breakfast                                  3-Moms and students       3-Continue
             3-Muffins for Mom                          eat together
                                                        4-Dads and students eat   4-Continue
                                                        together
             4-Doughnuts for Dad
             Mrs. Saunders and Dr. Oksman               5- All parents            5- Continue
             5. PTA Meetings
                      (first Wednesday of each
             month)
             (continued next page)
             -August 2007
             -October 2007
             -November 2007
             -December 2007
             -January 2008
             -February 2008
             -March 2008                                6. All Parents and
             -April 2008                                students
             -May 2008                                                            6- Continue
             -June 2008
             6. PTA Events
              -August Back to school
               luncheon for staff
             -September 26 Bingo Night
             -October 18 Fall Festival-
             -December 5 Breakfast with
             Santa/Bingo/Shopping
             -December 9 Holiday Chorus
               program
             -January 18 Family fun Bingo night
             -March 18 Reflections/Young Authors
             -April 8 Math night, Money Matters
             -May 12 , 2008 Spring Musical
             Mrs. Tanya Davis, PTA President




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 Student             Description of Program                    # of Students       Suggestions for
 Program                  and Sponsor                          Participating       Following Year
                                                                in 2008-09
Partners in   Community partnerships serve as role        All parents and          Continue
Education     models and provide services for             students
              Pembroke: *School Spirit Nights
              throughout the school (Continued)
              year at Chick-fil-a, Smokey Bones,
              Sonic & Texas Roadhouse
              *McDonalds Garden Center and the
              Navy helped with the Community
              Courtyard
              Mrs. Dragon, Committee Members
PEBBLES       Third graders help the environment as       6 third graders          Continue
Club          Pembroke goes ―green.‖ They meet
              Oct-May - 3 times a month.
              *They helped the school receive a Pearl
              School award.
              *They helped the school receive the
              Virginia *Beach city Public schools
              sustainable school award.
              *Recycled cell phones/plastic
              bags/crayons
              *Helped the custodians
              *Manned a solar oven booth at Mt.
              Trashmore
              Mrs. Spencer
Reading       Each year we have a school-wide             All students participate. Continue
Month         theme and displays for reading month.       174 students met their
              This year it is ―All Aboard the Reading     reading goals for
              Train.‖ Parents are requested to be         January
              involved with reading to and with their     *―Tales and Tails‖
              children. Students keep a special           SPCA volunteers read
              reading log, and those who turn it in are   a story and students
              recognized with a reward. Teachers          visited with a dog to K-
              also do special activities in the           2 grades,
              classroom related to the theme. This        Lions Club.
              year Family Literacy Night in January
              was an evening devoted to information
              about early learning.
              Mrs. Field




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 Student             Description of Program                   # of Students     Suggestions for
 Program                  and Sponsor                         Participating     Following Year
                                                               in 2008-09
Reflections   The Reflections Program is a national      All Students           Continue
              PTA program that encourages students
              in grade K-12 to submit entries in the
              following areas: literature,
              photography, music, dance
              choreography, visual arts, and
              film/video production. At the
              elementary level, each category is
              further divided into K-2 and 3-5. Each
              year the national PTA organization
              provides a theme for the entries. This
              year‘s theme was ―Wow.‖ We had
              over 125 entries this year at Pembroke
              Elementary
              School. Most of the entries were in the
              areas of literature and visual arts. One
              of our photography winners went on to
              place honorable mention at the city-
              wide level. (Continued)

              All of the students who entered
              received a coupon for free ice cream in
              the school cafeteria.
              The winners in each category will be
              recognized at the March Pembroke
              PTA meeting with a certificate and a
              gift from the Pembroke PTA. The
              2008-2009 Pembroke PTA Reflections
              Program was a successful endeavor
              once again for our students.
              Mrs. Scarry

Safety        Safety Patrols are stationed in the        We have 21 posts and   Continue
Patrols       hallways, cafeteria and bus duty during    24 students.
              the morning and afternoon when
              students enter and leave the building.
              Mrs. Hess




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 Student          Description of Program                  # of Students       Suggestions for
 Program               and Sponsor                        Participating       Following Year
                                                           in 2008-09
SCA        Student Cooperative Association           Representatives from     Continue
           activities:                               Activities school wide
           Sept.-New Mustangs Wall, collect
           school supplies
           Oct.-Food Drive, chicken dance, candy
           sale donated to United Way
           Nov.-Adopt-a-Bear donated to
           Salvation Army
           Dec.-Candy cane treats for teachers,
           cookie exchange
           Jan.-Pinecone bird feeders, Valentine‘s
           for Vets
           Feb.-Candy grams for Valentine‘s Day
           Apr.-2 nd Food Drive, Spirit Week
           May- End of Food Drive, class winner
           receives prize, elections, pencils as
           incentives for SOLs
           Pen Pals with Thailand
           Mrs. Branich
Science    Students experience the richness and      All Students             Same Format
           excitement of knowing about and
           understanding the natural world
           through science. Students find answers
           to questions derived from everyday
           experiences. They describe, explain,
           and predict natural phenomena. They
           engage in non-technical conversation
           about the validity of conclusions. They
           identify scientific issues underlying
           national and local decisions.
           They pose explanations based on
           evidence derived from one's own work.
           *Science Fair was on April 26
           Ms. Darling




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 Student            Description of Program                      # of Students      Suggestions for
 Program                 and Sponsor                            Participating      Following Year
                                                                 in 2008-09
SOL          Students are selected for tutoring based     All students that are    Same format
Tutoring     on student performance and teacher           selected for tutoring
(Tuesdays    referrals. Student assessments, informal     based on student
and          and formal are analyzed to determine         performance and
Thursdays)   the focus of remediation. A plan is then     teacher referrals.
             developed according to the weaknesses        Approximately 70
             found in language arts and/or                students are projected
             mathematics.                                 to be involved in SOL
             Concepts and skills are taught to            Tutoring this school
             students through small group and             year.
             individualized instruction. Best
             practices are incorporated into the
             delivery of instruction, by using
             manipulatives providing hands-on
             learning, Kagan structures, questioning
             techniques, comparing and contrasting,
             sorting activities, develop and use
             graphic organizers and teaching test
             taking strategies. We accommodate the
             learning styles of our students.
              Ms. Cruz, Ms. Meyer
SPCA         This program continued with four             1st, 2nd & 3rd grade     Continue
Listening    additional second and third graders          students
Ears         selected by their teachers to participate.
             Eight students benefited from this one-
             to-one reading program for students
             who are not meeting grade level
             standards. Kathy Shambo
             (educationdirector@vbspca.com)
             coordinates this district-wide program.
             Mrs. Field
Special      The school is committed to providing         Student with IEP‘s       Same Format
Education    free, appropriate education for each
             student with a disability. Services are
             provided in the most appropriate least
             restrictive environment, as out lined in
             the student‘s individualized education
             program (IEP). When appropriate, the
             materials and curriculum used in
             general education are used in the
             student's special education
             program. Music, art, library, physical
             education, extra-curricular activities,
             and certified health-related services are
             available to students with disabilities.
             Mrs. Canupp, Mrs. Wiggins

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 Student               Description of Program                   # of Students         Suggestions for
 Program                    and Sponsor                         Participating         Following Year
                                                                 in 2008-09
Special      Book Fairs - Sue Harper, Rita Reed                                       Continue
Events       Unity Circle - Dr. Hayes
             Pony Express Newspaper - Sue
             Harper
             Shred It/Calvary Baptist Church -
             Emma Bertok, Gina Spencer
             Field Day - Tammy Reynolds & PE
             Staff
             Kindergarten Bunny Hop for Muscular
             Dystrophy – Heidi Sowala and
             Kindergarten Teachers
             Jump Rope for Am. Heart Assoc. –
             PE Staff
Strings      The String Orchestra Program is offered       There are currently 15     Continue
             by the Virginia Beach City Public             students enrolled in the
             Schools to students. This program is
             initially offered to all 5th grade students   program at Pembroke
             who are interested in learning to play the    Elementary.
             violin, viola, or cello. Instruction
             includes fundamentals of playing a string
             instrument as well as music theory.
             Ms. Jasper
Student Host One boy and one girl from each                60 Student Hosts from      Continue
             classroom help new students get               K-5
             acclimated to Pembroke
             Mrs. Saunders
Student of   One student from each class is chosen         The entire school         Continue
the Month    for Student of the Month according to         population are invited
             the Principles of American Citizenship.       to participate, including
             Also one student is chosen to represent       Special Ed and SECEP
             PTA SOM
             Mrs. Saunders
Summer       The Summer Reading Program is                 TBA                        Continue
Reading      promoted by Mrs. Harper and Mrs.
Program      Field. Students are introduced to the
             Barnes and Noble and the Public
             Library reading incentive programs as
             well as given a reading log from
             Pembroke. Students in grades K-3 are
             required to read at least 10 books.
             Students in grades 4-5 are required to
             read at least 4 age appropriate books.
             Students who turned in their summer
             reading logs and have met the
             requirements celebrate in September
             with a party.
             Mrs. Field


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 Student          Description of Program                    # of Students      Suggestions for
 Program               and Sponsor                          Participating      Following Year
                                                             in 2008-09
VIP        Students meet with the counselor in         26 students             Continue
Program    small groups to participate in self-
           esteem activities
           Mrs. Saunders
Writing    In our fifth grade writing tutor            18 Students             Continue
Program    program;
           NCR Mentor (a computer program) to
           aid in editing, composing, and written
           expression
           Teacher created and released SOL
           writing prompts to practice writing
           skills
           For mechanics we use the SOL Coach
            books, grammar practice books, and
           the Virginia SOL Prep book Editing
           and Revising edition
           Mrs. Field
Young      Younger classes paired up with older        All students            Continue
Authors    classes to share their best writing April
           9.
           Mrs. Field
Young      This program is for 4th and 5th grade       24, 4th and 5th grade   Continue
Mustangs   boys to engage in activities that           boys
           promote self-esteem and positive
           behavior. They meet once a month.
           Mrs. O’Meara, Mrs. Page




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                           Pembroke Elementary School
                             Professional Leave 2008-2009

      Date                Name                  Subject/Title             # of Days
July 23, 2008    Emma Bertok           Alert Now Training                    2 hrs
Aug. 11, 2008    Emma Bertok           Stanford 10 Training                  2 hrs
Aug. 19, 2008    Emma Bertok           Grade Book Manager Refresher          4 hrs.
Aug. 27, 2008    Emma Bertok           FASTT Math Update                     2 hrs.
Sept. 3, 2008    Karen Drosinos        EDK training                          2 hrs
Sept. 3, 2008    Lori Chesnut          EDK training                          2 hrs
Sept. 3, 2008    Tracy Rhinard         EDK training                          2 hrs
Sept. 3, 2008    Rachel Pitt           EDK training                          2 hrs
Sept. 12, 2008   Elaine Meade          VLA Training                          3 hrs
Sept. 12, 2008   Kathy Canupp          VGLA Training                         3 hrs
Sept. 12, 2008   Dara Mosquera         VGLA Training                         3 hrs
Sept. 12, 2008   Katie Kuhn            VGLA Training                         3 hrs
Sept. 19, 2008   Beth Jones            VAAP Training                         3 hrs
Sept. 19, 2008   Judy Wiggins          VAAP Training                         3 hrs
Sept. 19, 2008   Valerie Durham        VAAP Training                         3 hrs
Sept. 19, 2008   Sandy Meyer           Science In-service                    6 hrs
Sept. 19, 2008   Jillian Driscoll      Science In-service                    6 hrs.
Sept. 19, 2008   Anna Bernardo         Science In-service                    6 hrs
Sept. 19, 2008   Debra Patrick         VAAP                                  3 hrs
Sept. 23, 2008   Marian Ferguson       Science In-service                    6 hrs
Sept. 23, 2008   Judy Scarry           Science In-service                    6 hrs
Sept.23, 2008    Kristen Grayson       Science In-service                    6 hrs
Sept. 23, 2008   Nicole Ziernicki      Science In-service                    6 hrs
Sept. 23, 2008   Cathy Cruz            Science In-service                    6 hrs
Sept. 24, 2008   Katie Kuhn            Read About Training                 Full day
Sept. 24, 2008   Stacy Sedory          Read About Training                 Full day
Sept. 24, 2008   Jeanne Shepard        Science In-service                    6 hrs
Sept. 24, 2008   Lorraine Miller       Science In-service                    6 hrs
Sept. 24, 2008   Aften Petersen        Science In-service                    6 hrs
Sept. 24, 2008   Ellen Grondin         Science In-service                    6 hrs
Sept. 24, 2008   Stacy Sedory          Science In-service                    6 hrs
Sept. 24, 2008   Katie Schatti         Science In-service                    6 hrs
Sept. 24, 2008   Rebekah Goshert       Science In-service                    6 hrs
Sept. 25, 2008   Sharon Darling        Science In-service                    6 hrs
Sept. 25, 2008   Joane Ofeldt          Science In-service                    6 hrs
Sept. 25, 2008   Katie Kuhn            Science In-service                    6 hrs
Sept. 29, 2008   Elaine Meade          VAAP training                         3 hrs
Oct.6, 2008      Karen Dragon          Partnership Advisory Link Mtg.        2 hrs
Oct. 7, 2008     Cynthia George        Mentor Training                     Full day
Oct. 16, 2008    Pam Schneider         ECSE Workshop                         3 hrs
Oct. 16, 2008    Laura Boehringer      ECSE Workshop                         3 hrs.
Oct. 16, 2008    Kary Ann Nixon        ECSE Workshop                    3 hrs
Oct. 16, 2008    Lindsey Watts         ECSE Workshop                         3 hrs
Oct. 17, 2008    Kathy Canupp          Mentor Training Level 1             Full day
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      Date               Name                Subject/Title         # of Days
Oct. 21/22, 08   Stacy Sedory       Kagan Structures for Success     2 days
Oct. 21, 2008    Emma Bertok        Pinnacle Meeting                 1.5 hrs
Oct. 21, 2008    Emma Bertok        SASI Focus                      1.5 hrs.
Oct. 27, 2008    Pam Roberts        AAC and Floor time              Full day
Oct. 27, 2008    Kathy Canupp       AAC and Floor time              Full day
Oct. 27, 2008    Lindsey Watts      AAC and Floor time              Full day
Nov. 3, 2008     Kathy Canupp       Social Skills Training           4 hrs.
Nov. 3, 2008     Cathy Cruz         Social Skills Training           4 hrs.
Nov. 6, 7 2008   Susan Harper       VEMA Conf– Richmond              2 days
Nov. 12, 2008    Cheryl Small       Curriculum Integration          Full day
Nov. 12, 2008    Barbara Jennison   New Employee Orientation          5 hrs
Nov. 14, 2008    Gina Spencer       VAST Conference                 Full day
Nov. 14, 2008    Lindsey Watts      First Impression Training         5 hrs
Nov. 17, 2008    Pam Roberts        LEP Eligibility Process           2 hrs
Nov. 17-         Kathy Kodya        Mandatory Security Training      3 days
19,2008
Nov. 18,19,      Stacy Sedory       Kagan                           2 days
2008
Nov. 21, 2008    Marilyn Tagert     ECSE Workshop                    3 hrs
Nov. 24, 2008    Jillian Driscoll   Science Unit Planning           3.5 hrs
Nov. 24, 2008    Sandra Meyer       Science Unit Planning           3.5 hrs
Nov. 24, 2008    Cynthia George     Science Unit Training           3.5 hrs
Nov. 24, 2008    Jan Page           Science Unit Training           3.5 hrs
Dec. 4, 2008     Karen Drosinos     Level 1 Mentor Training        Full day
Dec. 5, 2008     Pam Schneider      ECSE Workshop                    3 hrs
Dec. 5, 2008     Laura Boehringer   ECSE Workshop                    3 hrs
Dec. 5, 2008     Kary Ann Nixon     ECSE Workshop                    3 hrs
Dec. 8, 2008     Emma Bertok        Pearson/EIMS workshop            3 hrs
Dec. 11, 2008    Stacy Sedory       Read About Training            Full day
Dec. 11, 2008    Katie Kuhn         Read About Training            Full day
Dec. 16, 2008    Stacy Sedory       Digital Storytelling           Full day
Jan. 13, 2009    Emma Bertok        Pinnacle                          1.5
Jan. 13, 2009    Emma Bertok        SASI                              1.0
Jan. 16, 2009    Marilyn Tagert     ECSE Workshop                    3 hrs
Jan. 26, 2009    Kathy Canupp       Computer workshop              Full day
Jan. 26, 2009    Pam Roberts        Computer workshop              Full day
Jan. 26, 2009    Dara Mosquera      ESL WIDA training               4 hrs.
Jan. 28, 2009    Karen Dragon       Strategic Planning Sessions      5 hrs
Feb. 2, 2009     Emma Bertok        Alert Now                        3 hrs
Feb. 2, 2009     Dara Mosquera      ESL Access Training              4 hrs
Feb. 6, 2009     Emma Bertok        Strategic Objective#3            3 hrs
Feb. 11, 2009    Stacy Sedory       Autism/Asberger‘s Syndrome     Full day
Feb. 11, 2009    Cheryl Small       Elem Integration               Full day
Feb. 11, 2009    Sharon Darling     Austim/Asberger‘s Syndrome     Full day
Feb. 11, 2009    Stephanie Brown    Virginia Symphony Field Trip   Full day
                                    4th grade
Feb. 13, 2009    Karen Dragon       Strategic Planning Session       4 hrs
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      Date               Name                 Subject/Title        # of Days
Feb. 13, 2009    Emma Bertok        Student Coding Workshop          4 hrs
Feb. 16, 2009    Mary Ellen Jurek   Autism/Asperger‘s Syndrome      Full day
                                    Workshop
Feb. 18, 2009    Emma Bertok        Student Coding Workshop          4 hrs
Feb. 23, 24      Sharon Darling     VA Society for Technology       2 days
2009                                Conference
Feb 23, 2009     Dr. Linda Hayes    Present at SACs Conference,    Full day
                                    Williamsburg
March 12, 2009   Emma Bertok        Wellness Program                 2 hrs
March 13, 2009   Pam Roberts        Autism Workshop                Full day
March 13, 2009   Kathy Canupp       Autism Workshop                Full day
March 20, 2009   Kary A Nixon       Autism Spectrum Disorders      Full day
March 20, 2009   Heidi Sowola       Autism Spectrum Disorders      Full day
March 24, 2009   Emma Bertok        SASI Focus Meeting              3.5 hrs
March 24, 2009   Cheryl Small       Elem Integration Committee     Full day
                                    Meeting
March 27, 2009   Pam Schneider      Sp Ed Workshop – Annex          3 hrs
March 27, 2009   Laura Boehringer   Sp Ed Workshop – Annex          3 hrs
March 27, 2009   Kary Ann Nixon     Sp Ed Workshop - Annex          3 hrs
March 27, 2009   Joan Saunders      VSCA – School Counselor        Full day
                                    Conf
March 26, 2009   Elizabeth Hess     VAAP                            2.5 hrs
March 31, 2009   Cheryl Small       Elem Integration Committee     Full day
                                    Meeting
March 31, 2009   Emma Bertok        Wellness Ambassadors Conf      Full day
April 2-6        Dr. Hayes          NAESP conference                3 days
April 9          Sue Harper         York Regional Conf VEMA        Full day
April 10         Laura Boehringer   Communication /Collaboration   Full day
                                    with Parents
April 10         Kary Ann Nixon     Communication /Collaboration   Full day
                                    with Parents
April 10         Lindsey Watts      Communication /Collaboration   Full day
                                    with Parents
April 10         Kathy Canupp       Communication /Collaboration   Full day
                                    with Parents
April 10         Pamela Roberts     Communication /Collaboration   Full day
                                    with Parents
April 23         Cheryl Small       Elementary Integration         Full day
                                    Committee
April 28         Kary Ann Nixon     Mentor Training                Full day
April 30         Emma Bertok        Excel Basics Training           3.5 hrs
May 1, 2009      Emma Bertok        SOL Meeting                      4 hrs
May 29, 2009     Emma Bertok        Pivot Table Basics             3.5 hrs.
June2, 2009      Emma Bertok        SASI and Pinnacle Focus Mtg.     5 hrs
June 9, 2009     Emma Bertok        Pivot Tables                     3 hrs
June 18          Emma Bertok        Point Trackers Training          1 hr
July 30          Emma Bertok        Pivot Tables Part 2              4 hrs

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                          Pembroke Elementary School
                Spring 2009 SOL Preliminary Results as of 6/18/09


Third Grade
Three-year Trend
(Percentage Passing/Average Scaled Scores)

                2007       2008        2009            % Change
                82.43      85.14       86.84              1.70
  Reading
                (468)      (471)       (474)              (+3)
                90.54      82.43       93.42             10.99
   Math
                (476)      (459)       (488)             (+29)
                91.89      89.55       92.96              3.41
  Science
                (492)      (472)       (479)              (+7)
                95.95      94.03       94.37              0.34
  History
                (522)      (520)       (545)             (+25)

Fourth Grade
Three-year Trend
(Percentage Passed/Average Scale Scores)

               2007       2008         2009       % Change
               94.23      97.10        84.13           -12.97
 Reading
               (487)      (503)        (491)            (-12)
               88.24      89.86        85.71           -4.15
   Math
               (478)      (475)        (490)           (+15)

Fifth Grade
Three-year Trend
(Percentage Passing/Average Scale Scores)
                  2007         2008            2009        % Change
                  85.92       92.45            95.52            3.07
  Reading
                  (461)       (497)            (482)            (-15)

                  98.33       95.92            98.39             2.47
  Writing
                  (491)       (470)            (494)            (+24)
                  91.43       90.57            91.04            0.47
    Math
                  (493)       (499)            (504)            (+5)
                  91.55       80.77            93.94             2.36
 Va. Studies
                  (508)       (466)            (494)            (+28)
                  87.32       88.68            91.04            13.07
   Science
                  (458)       (484)            (471)            (-13)
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Special Education Results
Va. Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP)
(Percentage Passing)

       Reading               Math                 Science            Soc Studies

Third Fourth Fifth Third Fourth Fifth Third Fourth Fifth Third Fourth Fifth

                                      90                      90
 100     100     100   100   100           100         NA          100   NA        100
                                    (9/10)                  (9/10)




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                                      Ethnicity Gap Analysis
                                    Grades 3, 4 and 5 Combined
                              Males/Females Combined and Males Only

                           (VBCPS Strategic Plan: Goal 5 - Improve the Academic
                                Performance of African American Males)
Spring 2009




                                                                           African
                                               All African   All Other    American
                             Caucasian         American       Males        Males
                               93%                82%          87%             78%
               Reading       (117/126)           (42/51)      (71/82)         (18/23)

                     Gap                  11%                            9%
                                95%               82%          94%             78%
               Math           (119/126)          (42/51)      (77/82)         (18/23)
                     Gap                  13%                            16%




                                      Ethnicity Gap Analysis
                                   Grades 3, 4 and 5 Combined
                             Males/Females Combined and Males Only

                        (VBCPS Strategic Plan: Goal 5 - Improve the Academic
                             Performance of African American Males)
Spring 2008




                                                                               African
                                            All African      All Other        American
                            Caucasian       American          Males            Males
                               93%               89%           93%              82%
              Reading        (113/121)          (39/44)       (67/72)          (18/22)

                  Gap                     5%                             11%
                                90%               82%          88%              77%
              Math            (108/120)          (36/44)      (63/72)          (17/22)
                  Gap                     8%                             11%




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                               Disadvantaged Students
                                    Gap Analysis
                              Grades 3, 4 and 5 Combined




                                  Disadvantaged              All Other
                                 Students Passing        Students Passing
                                       84%                    92%
              Reading                 (76/90)               (107/116)

                        Gap                         8%
                                        82%                     97%
              Math                     (74/90)                (112/116)
Spring 2009




                        Gap                       15%




                              Disadvantaged Students
                                  Gender Analysis
                              Grades 3, 4 and 5 Combined




                                      Male                    Female
                                 Disadvantaged            Disadvantaged
                                Students Passing         Students Passing
                                       86%                     85%
               Reading                (38/44)                 (39/46)

                        Gap                         1%
                                        75%                     80%
                Math                   (33/44)                 (37/46)

                        Gap                         5%




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  Pembroke Elementary School
    End of the Year Report
          2008-2009


Plan for Continuous Improvement

          PCI Form 4-1

   PCI Action Plan Forms 4-2
         English/Reading
           Mathematics
             Science
  Social Studies/Virginia Studies
       Student Attendance
      Student Drop-out Rate
        Student Discipline




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