Week of October 13, 2014
This month we have invited
grandparents and special friends to enjoy lunch with our students in
Kindergarten through grade three. This is a fun time for students to
show off their classroom and play outside. A special thanks to the
cafeteria and maintenance staff for all of the extra work and
Week of October 6, 2014
graders regularly take care of recycling at our end of the building.
This is a big job which is greatly appreciated. On Tuesday, we will
assess third grade students in reading on the Ohio Achievement
Assessment. PTT plans to provide students with a lovely small breakfast
of granola bars and fruit. Students also enjoyed the Boxtop store
sponsored by PTT.
Week of September 29, 2014 - Message from Mrs. Wagner
are some updated pictures from the construction site. Concrete footers
were poured this past Saturday. There is also a picture of the track.
Last week and this week many of our classrooms, including grade 1, are
also enjoying the fall-like weather and celebrating our Ohio heritage
with studies involving apples and Johnny Appleseed. Also, in art class
kindergarten students were working on fine motor skills by creating ice
cream cones - Good bye Summer!
Week of September 20, 2014 - Message from Ms. Wagner
week I have added two additional tabs on the left for our parents and
community. The first tab on the left is now a link regarding our board
of education membership and meeting notes. Meetings take place in the
board room next to the superintendent's office on the second Tuesday of
every month at 7:00 pm. Midway down the left side is a new link called
Parent Website Resources. I will be adding to this link regularly over
the next few months to share a variety of resources in reading, math,
social studies, and science as well as information on the "Next
Generation Assessments" that are being mandated by the state of Ohio for
implementation this school year.
Thank you Mrs.
Farquharson and Mr. Ritter for helping out with the OAA Reward Bowling
Field Trip. Our parent group sponsored the trip this past Saturday to
reward students who passed all sections of their state-mandated Ohio
Achievement Assessments last April. We had more than 170 students pass
the test and approximately 70 students participated in the reward field
Week of September 15, 2014 - Message from Ms. Wagner
are a lot of new things going on at Carey Elementary this year with
technology. Mr. Nick Rider, our technology coordinator, has set up
several chrome books for students. Students in grades Kindergarten
through grade three have been using the lab as well as the chrome books
to take assessments in reading and math this week. Soon carts of these
chrome books will be housed on each floor and teachers will be able to
use the chrome books during classroom instruction. How can you help at
home? We are learning that our students struggle with using a "mouse,"
dragging and dropping items on the computer screen, and typing skills.
Here are a couple websites to try out with your children and practice
these skills: http://www.starfall.com http://www.funbrain.com
the way, this week I added a tab to the left for our monthly newsletter
and also uploaded the minutes from the most recent PTT meeting.
Week of September 8, 2014 - Message from Ms. Wagner
weather is much cooler on this Monday - perfect for fair. There will be
no school on Thursday and Friday due to the Wyandot County Fair. I hope
that your family is able to stop out and enjoy all the wonderful
projects students have completed. These projects are done in partnership
with the many student-oriented groups supported in our county. A few of
those organizations include: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, and FFA.
More information can be found at http://www.wyandotcountyfair.com/
Mrs. Lust, our speech and language teacher, is busy conducting hearing
screenings in several grades this year. Also this week students in Miss
Jacoby's class are working on recognizing numbers up to 5.
Week of September 1, 2014 - Message from Ms. Wagner
had a great turn out for our PTT meeting on Tuesday. We met in the
staff lounge on the first floor and had a good time planning events for
the year. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 7th at 7pm in the
staff lounge. Hope to see you then!
new menu for September is posted to the left. I had a great time
reading different books to classrooms last week and hope to continue
this week and next. Also, teachers and students are off to a great start
learning. In fifth grade students are learning about our solar system
with Ms. Curns. Please remember that tomorrow is a 2 hour delay due to a
teacher in-service. School will start at 10:00 a.m.
Week of August 25, 2014 - Message from Ms. Wagner
has arrived. Mrs. Lininger and Mrs. Gabriel are our preschool staff
through the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center. A federally
funded Headstart preschool program is also available down the street
from the school.
A big thank you to Mrs. Kinn for conducting our Bus Safety program PreK through grade 3 at the beginning of the year.
Week of August 18, 2014 - Message from Ms. Wagner
What a great first day of school! Please be sure to say hello to our new physical education teacher, Mrs. Beth Williams.
you all for coming to our Open House. A big thank you goes out to our
custodians for getting the building into such great shape. Also,
teachers really enjoyed meeting with parents and welcoming students back
to school. Our PTT volunteers also had some great information to share
and we thank them for the refreshments. Raffle winners will be notified
sometime next week.
were hard at work during our in-service training on Monday learning the
new Grade book system and reviewing training on blood-borne pathogens.
Week of August 11, 2014 - Message from Ms. Wagner
have had several calls this week asking about Open House. Open House
will be on Monday, August 18, 2014 from 2:00-3:00 pm and from 6:00-7:00
pm. This is a time when you can meet teachers and staff. Students and
parents may also bring school supplies, put money into lunch accounts,
and pay school fees. Families new to Carey Schools may wish to visit
with teachers and also attend a "New Student Orientation" information
session hosted by Ms. Wagner in the elementary library at 2:15, 2:45,
6:15, and 6:45. PTT will also be here providing refreshments and much,
much more. Stop by and see them!
Please note that
in the bar to the left is a link for the "Elementary Calendar." A lot of
information is hosted on the calendar and details can be viewed by
clicking on the item and, I believe, clicking on the right hand "edit"
button in the subsequent window that pops up. I would appreciate parent
feedback on how this is working since, being the primary editor, it is
difficult for me to view from family's perspectives. :)
emails are being updated as per the protocols that our new technology
administrator established. Also note that we will be implementing a new
method for reporting student absences called "Safe Portal" (see
information on left). Instead of calling into the school secretary,
parents/guardians are asked to call the following number 1.844.288.7625.
am saddened to report that our Carey-Grace United Methodist After
School program will not be in operation this coming school year due to
lack of interest. Families who had expressed interest will be contacted
via mail. I want to thank Pastor Penny MaGee and Ms. Martha Schreiner
for all their work to help our families with after-school care. Please
note that the information is no longer available on our web page.
Week of August 4, 2014 - Message from Ms. Wagner
is coming along at the new building. The building footprint has been
laid out in stone. Also the crew from Alvada Construction was putting
cement in the bottom of the retention/detention pond to aid drainage.
Upcoming site work will include installing water lines, storm
piping/structures, and gym foundations.