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Elementary School
10 New Bond Street
Worcester, MA 01606
Directions
(508) 854-8400
Fax: (508) 595-0370
Calendar

Elementary School Calendar

Mar
30
Climate Subcommittee Meeting
Category Board of Trustees Event
Dates & Times 03/30/2017
12:00 pm -to- 1:00 pm
Location Executive Director's Office - AKF Middle School
Mar
31
Facilities and Finance Committee Meeting
Category Board of Trustees Event
Dates & Times 03/31/2017
7:45 am -to- 8:45 am
Location AKF Middle School - 10 New Bond St. Worcester, MA, 01606
Apr
3
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 04/3/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 5 ELA -1
Apr
3
ES - ELA MCAS 1 - Grade 3 (Group 1)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 04/3/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
Apr
4
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 04/4/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 8 - ELA 1
Apr
4
ES - ELA MCAS 1 - Grade 3 (Group 2)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 04/4/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
Apr
4
ES PTO Meeting
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 04/4/2017
6:00 pm -to- 7:00 pm
Location Elementary Library
Summary Please join the ES PTO for their monthly meeting.
Apr
5
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 04/5/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 5 - ELA 2
Apr
5
ES - ELA MCAS 2 - Grade 3 (Group 1)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 04/5/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
Apr
6
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 04/6/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 8 - ELA 2
Apr
6
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 04/6/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 8 - ELA 2
Apr
6
Education Committee Meeting
Category Board of Trustees Event
Dates & Times 04/6/2017
8:15 am -to- 9:15 am
Location AKF Middle School
Apr
6
ES - ELA MCAS 2 - Grade 3 (Group 2)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 04/6/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
Apr
6
Kindergarten Art Show
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 04/6/2017
5:00 pm -to- 6:00 pm
Location Elementary School
Summary Parents, students, and families are invited to our annual Kindergarten Art Show on the first floor of the elementary school.
Apr
10
ES - ELA MCAS 3 - Grade 3 (Group 1)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 04/10/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
Apr
11
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 04/11/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 5 - ELA 3
Apr
11
ES - ELA MCAS 3 - Grade 3 (Group 2)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 04/11/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
Apr
12
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 04/12/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 7 - ELA 2
Apr
12
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 04/12/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 7 - ELA 2
Apr
13
MCAS Testing - Makeups
Category District
Dates & Times 04/13/2017
All Day
Apr
13
ES Dress Down Day
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 04/13/2017
8:30 am -to- 3:30 pm
Location Elementary School
Summary Students may come to school out of uniform today if they bring in $1. Students wearing inappropriate clothing will call home to have a change of clothing brought to them.
Apr
14
No School - Spring Vacation
Category District
Dates & Times Starts: 04/14/2017 @ All Day
Ends: 04/21/2017 @ All Day
Apr
15
No School - Spring Vacation
Category District
Dates & Times Starts: 04/14/2017 @ All Day
Ends: 04/21/2017 @ All Day
Apr
16
No School - Spring Vacation
Category District
Dates & Times Starts: 04/14/2017 @ All Day
Ends: 04/21/2017 @ All Day
Apr
17
No School - Spring Vacation
Category District
Dates & Times Starts: 04/14/2017 @ All Day
Ends: 04/21/2017 @ All Day
Apr
18
No School - Spring Vacation
Category District
Dates & Times Starts: 04/14/2017 @ All Day
Ends: 04/21/2017 @ All Day
Apr
19
No School - Spring Vacation
Category District
Dates & Times Starts: 04/14/2017 @ All Day
Ends: 04/21/2017 @ All Day
Apr
20
No School - Spring Vacation
Category District
Dates & Times Starts: 04/14/2017 @ All Day
Ends: 04/21/2017 @ All Day
Apr
21
No School - Spring Vacation
Category District
Dates & Times Starts: 04/14/2017 @ All Day
Ends: 04/21/2017 @ All Day
Apr
25
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 04/25/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 6 - ELA 1
Apr
25
ES - ELA MCAS 1 - Grade 4 (Group 1)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 04/25/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
Apr
26
ES - ELA MCAS 1 - Grade 4 (Group 2)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 04/26/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
Apr
26
Grades Close for ES Trimester 3 Progress Reports
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 04/26/2017
3:00 pm -to- 3:00 pm
Apr
27
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 04/27/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 6 - ELA 2
Apr
27
ES - ELA MCAS 2 - Grade 4 (Group 1)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 04/27/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
Apr
27
Grade 2 Field Trip (Group 1 - four classrooms)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 04/27/2017
9:00 am -to- 2:00 pm
Location Elementary School
Summary Classrooms of Mrs. Harshaw, Mrs. Lapierre, Mrs. Orr, and Mrs. Sullivan.
Apr
27
IB Academic Showcase
Category District
Dates & Times 04/27/2017
5:30 pm -to- 8:00 pm
Location High School Concert Hall
Apr
28
ES - ELA MCAS 2 - Grade 4 (Group 2)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 04/28/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
Apr
28
Grade 2 Field Trip (Group 2 - two classrooms)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 04/28/2017
9:00 am -to- 2:00 pm
Location Elementary School
Summary Classrooms of Ms. Drakulich and Mrs. Rodriquenz.
May
1
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 05/1/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 5 - Math 1
May
1
ES - ELA MCAS 3 - Grade 4 (Group 1)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 05/1/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
May
1
ES Trimester 3 Progress Reports Sent Home in Student Backpacks
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 05/1/2017
3:00 pm -to- 3:00 pm
May
2
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 05/2/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 7 - Math 1
May
2
ES PTO Meeting
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 05/2/2017
6:00 am -to- 7:00 am
Location Elementary Library
Summary Please join the ES PTO for their monthly meeting.
May
2
ES - ELA MCAS 3 - Grade 4 (Group 2)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 05/2/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
May
3
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 05/3/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 5 - Math 2
May
4
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 05/4/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 7 - Math 2
May
4
ES - Writing Summative Diagnostic (Grades K-4)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 05/4/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
May
5
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 05/5/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 8 - Math 1
May
9
ES - Math Summative Diagnostic (Grades K-4)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 05/9/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
May
10
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 05/10/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 8 - Math 2
May
10
ES - Science Summative Diagnostic (Grades 3-4)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 05/10/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
May
12
Grade 1 Field Trip
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 05/12/2017
9:00 am -to- 2:30 pm
May
15
ES - Math MCAS 1 - Grade 3 (Group 1)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 05/15/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
May
16
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 05/16/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 6 - Math 1 Grade 5 - Science Grade 8 - Science
May
16
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 05/16/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 6 - Math 1 Grade 5 - Science Grade 8 - Science
May
16
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 05/16/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 6 - Math 1 Grade 5 - Science Grade 8 - Science
May
16
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 05/16/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 6 - Math 1 Grade 5 - Science Grade 8 - Science
May
16
ES - Math MCAS 1 - Grade 3 (Group 2)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 05/16/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
May
17
Early Dismissal - Staff Development
Category District
Dates & Times 05/17/2017
All Day
May
17
No School for Kindergarten - Kindergarten Screening
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 05/17/2017
All Day
May
18
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 05/18/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 6 - Math 2 Grade 5 Science Grade 8 Science
May
18
MCAS Testing
Category District
Dates & Times 05/18/2017
All Day
Summary Grade 6 - Math 2 Grade 5 Science Grade 8 Science
May
18
ES - Math MCAS 2 - Grade 3 (Group 1)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 05/18/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
May
18
Spring Concert Grades 9-12
Category District
Dates & Times 05/18/2017
6:30 pm -to- 8:00 pm
Location HS Auditorium
May
19
ES - Math MCAS 2 - Grade 3 (Group 2)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 05/19/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
May
22
ES - Math MCAS 1 - Grade 4 (Group 1)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 05/22/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
May
22
Kindergarten Field Trip
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 05/22/2017
10:00 am -to- 2:30 pm
May
23
ES - Math MCAS 1 - Grade 4 (Group 2)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 05/23/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
May
24
ES - Math MCAS 2 - Grade 4 (Group 1)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 05/24/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
May
25
ES - Math MCAS 2 - Grade 4 (Group 2)
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 05/25/2017
9:00 am -to- 9:00 am
Location Elementary School
May
26
Early Dismissal
Category District
Dates & Times 05/26/2017
All Day
May
29
No School - Memorial Day
Category District
Dates & Times 05/29/2017
All Day
May
31
High School Graduation
Category District
Dates & Times 05/31/2017
6:00 pm -to- 7:30 pm
Location Mechanics Hall
Jun
2
Grade 3 Field Trip
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 06/2/2017
9:30 am -to- 2:30 pm
Jun
6
ES PTO Meeting
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 06/6/2017
6:00 pm -to- 7:00 pm
Location Elementary Library
Summary Please join the ES PTO for their monthly meeting.
Jun
7
ES Portfolio Night/Celebration of the Arts
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 06/7/2017
5:00 pm -to- 6:30 pm
Location Elementary School Classrooms and Activity Center
Summary Please visit your child's classroom to see a Portfolio of their best work that has been collected during the year. The students and teachers are very excited to share them with you! This is a family event and siblings are welcome.
Jun
8
Grade 4 Field Trip
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 06/8/2017
8:45 am -to- 2:30 pm
Jun
9
Early Dismissal
Category District
Dates & Times 06/9/2017
All Day
Jun
9
Grade 3 Career Day
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 06/9/2017
9:15 am -to- 10:45 am
Location Activity Center
Summary Third grade students will have the opportunity to see the many career paths that people take, and to learn more about our community! Please note this event is for students only.
Jun
12
Grades Close for ES Trimester 3 Report Cards
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 06/12/2017
3:00 pm -to- 3:00 pm
Jun
14
Kindergarten End of Year Show
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 06/14/2017
9:30 am -to- 11:30 am
Location HS Concert Hall
Summary Families are invited to join the Kindergarten students and teachers for their End of Year Show.
Jun
16
June 16 has been changed to a FULL DAY of school
Category District
Dates & Times 06/16/2017
All Day
Jun
16
ES Spree Day
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 06/16/2017
8:30 am -to- 3:00 pm
Location Elementary School
Summary Any parents interested in volunteering for Spree Day must have a valid CORI Check on file with Abby Kelley. Please contact the ES PTO via e-mail at ESPTO@akfcs.org if you are interested in volunteering. Thank you.
Jun
19
Early Dismissal
Category District
Dates & Times 06/19/2017
All Day
Jun
20
Last Day of School - Early Dismissal
Category District
Dates & Times 06/20/2017
All Day
Jun
20
ES Dress Down Day
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 06/20/2017
8:30 am -to- 12:30 pm
Location Elementary School
Summary Students may come to school out of uniform on the last day of school if they bring in a gently used uniform item or $1 to benefit Abby's Attic. Students wearing inappropriate clothing will call home to have a change of clothing brought to them.
Jun
21
ES Trimester 3 Report Cards Mailed Home This Week
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 06/21/2017
3:00 pm -to- 3:00 pm
About

Elementary students receive standards-based instruction in all academic areas. The majority of reading instruction is done in small, individualized, ability based, guided reading groups. These groups are flexible and frequently adjusted based upon student achievement. The books used for Guided Reading are leveled according to the Fountas and Pinnell leveling system and are selected based on student interest and skill focus. Teachers use informal observation and the Developmental Reading Assessment 2 (DRA2) to create groups. The DRA2 assesses each student’s accuracy, expression, reading rate, and comprehension.

Teachers implement the Daily 5 framework to structure their literacy blocks. Daily 5 is an effective management system for literacy blocks that allows teachers to meet with guided reading groups and individual students, while the rest of the class is engaging in meaningful, independent literacy activities. This framework also allows teachers time to teach brief, whole class focus lessons on specific ELA strategies between each rotation of guided reading groups. These literacy activities include Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Work on Writing, and Word Work.

The Wilson Fundations program, partnered with the Daily 5 and guided reading, is used to teach reading and phonemic awareness in Grades K-2. Fundations is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program developed for implementation in the general education classroom. Fundations serves as a prevention program to help reduce reading and spelling failure.

Teachers use the Empowering Writers writing program to assist in their writing instruction. This program allows students to write for a variety of purposes and audiences, and breaks writing down into manageable pieces, while providing clear expectations and guidelines.

The math curriculum at the elementary school is structured to ensure students' mastery of the 2011 Massachusetts Frameworks. A strong foundation for number sense and problem solving strategies are built in the primary grades, and continue to grow and be applied to more complex problems and operations in grades three and four. Teachers deliver their instruction in both whole class and small group formats, and students are given multiple opportunities to use their knowledge in problem-solving situations with cooperative groups. The mathematical environment that is built in each classroom promotes higher-order mathematical thinking among all students.

 

Doors open:  8:30 am.  Students are tardy after 8:50 am
Buses arrive: 8:30 am and depart 3:30 pm and depart on Half-days at 12:30 pm
Parent Pick up 3:15 pm.  All students need to be picked up by 3:30 pm.
Half days pick up begins at 12:15 pm. All students need to be picked up by 12:30 pm.
The gate, at the back entrance, will be closed each day at 3:45 pm.
 
*There is a $25 late fee for students not picked up by these times or when students are returned from their bus.
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Elementary School Community and Business Engagement

 

Staff
 Amy Emma
Amy Emma
Principal
Elementary School

Details
(508) 854-8400 ext.3618
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public Elementary School
Posted on: February,10 2016
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