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School Hours:
 
Full day:
Doors open at 8:30AM, students are marked tardy after 8:45AM
Buses leave at 3:25PM, Parent pick up is from 3:15-3:30PM (students picked up after 3:30PM will be charged a $25 fee)
No early dismissal after 2:15PM
(Students who are not picked up at the bus stop and are returned to the school will be charged a fee of $25 per child.)
 
Half day:
Doors open at 8:30AM, students are marked tardy after 8:45AM
Buses leave at 12:00PM, Parent pick up is from 11:45-12:00PM (students picked up after 12:00PM will be charged a $25 fee)
No early dismissal after 10:45AM
(Students who are not picked up at the bus stop and are returned to the school will be charged a fee of $25 per child.)
Elementary School
10 New Bond Street
Worcester, MA 01606
Directions
(508) 854-8400
Fax: (508) 595-0370
Calendar

Elementary School Calendar

Aug
20
New Staff Orientation
Category District
Dates & Times 08/20/2018
8:00 am -to- 11:30 am
Aug
22
First Half Day of School for Grades 4 & 8 ONLY
Category District
Dates & Times 08/22/2018
All Day
Aug
22
Grade 1-3 Supply Drop-Off
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 08/22/2018
4:00 pm -to- 6:00 pm
Location Elementary School
Summary Families of students in Grades 1-3 will be able to drop off their child's school supplies before the school year begins. Please label ALL items with your child's name and homeroom teacher's name. Your child's teacher's name will be included in the summer packet, which will be mailed on June 22. Thank you.
Aug
23
Kindergarten Screening for Incoming Kindergarten Residents
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 08/23/2018
All Day
Location Activity Center
Summary Families of 2018-2019 Kindergarten Residents will be receiving a letter in June with details regarding their child's screening time. Please contact Mrs. Stone at jstone@akfcs.org with any questions. Thank you.
Aug
23
First Full Day of School for Grades 1-12
Category District
Dates & Times 08/23/2018
All Day
Aug
24
Kindergarten Screening Sessions for Incoming Siblings
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 08/24/2018
All Day
Location Activity Center
Summary Families of incoming 2018-2019 Kindergarten Siblings will be receiving a letter in June with details regarding their child's screening time. Please contact Mrs. Stone at jstone@akfcs.org with any questions. Thank you.
Sep
4
Incoming Kindergarten Meet Your Teacher Day and Kindergarten Supply Drop-Off
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 09/4/2018
9:30 am -to- 10:30 am
Location Elementary School
Summary Incoming Kindergarten students and their families may meet their teacher, see their classroom, and drop off their supplies. (Your child's teacher's name will be provided after Kindergarten Screening.) We hope to see you there!
Sep
5
First Day of School for Kindergarten (Full Day)
Category District
Dates & Times 09/5/2018
All Day
Sep
7
Elementary School Fall Picture Day
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 09/7/2018
All Day
Location Elementary School
Summary Students must wear their uniforms. ALL elementary school students will be photographed. Thank you.
Sep
13
Elementary School Back to School Night
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 09/13/2018
5:00 pm -to- 6:30 pm
Location Elementary School
Summary Parents, guardians, students, and families are invited to join us for our annual Elementary School Back to School Night. We hope to see you there!
About

Teachers work hard to develop positive connections with each of their students and their families.  They take the time to know their students, in order to better support them in the classroom.  At the beginning of each school year, teachers build a supportive and safe community within their classroom so everyone can learn and is respected.  This sense of community is strengthened throughout the year utilizing Responsive Classroom techniques.  In addition to implementing Responsive Classroom methods to support students’ social and emotional growth, all grade levels also implement the Second Step curriculum.  Second Step is a universal, classroom-based program designed to teach children how to understand and manage their emotions, control their reactions, be aware of others’ feelings, and have the skills to problem-solve and make responsible decisions.

 

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 Fountas and Pinnell’s Benchmark Assessment System to assess students’ mastery of reading standards.  The Benchmark Assessment System provides teachers with student’s independent and instructional reading levels, assists teachers in creating guided reading groups and informs teachers on how to focus their instruction.  

Teachers implement the Daily 5 framework to structure their literacy blocks. The 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 English language arts 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.  Students are encouraged to write across content areas, further developing their content knowledge and strengthening their ability to communicate ideas effectively. 

 

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 as students progress to upper grade levels. 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.  Teachers utilize Envisions Math 2.0 to support their mathematics instruction.   The mathematical environment that is built in each classroom promotes higher-order mathematical thinking among all students. 

 

Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, science instruction will be based on the 2016 Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Framework.  Instruction will be inquiry-based, investigative and hands-on, allowing students to discover science phenomena in the world.  Teachers will implement the FOSS science program to support their instruction.

 

All classes use small group learning models as a means of differentiating instruction based on the abilities and needs of students within that one classroom.  Students are placed in groups that remain flexible during the school year. Better differentiated learning occurs in the classroom with model lessons being provided for math centers, guided reading, literature circles, and hands-on learning approaches that meet the needs of each student. Student progress towards grade level standards is measured through a variety of ongoing assessment methods including informal observation, daily exit tickets/quick checks, end of unit common assessments, class work, as well as benchmark and diagnostic assessments.  Students in all grades participate in both paper based and computer based testing throughout the year. 

 

Students receive instruction in a specials area every day.  Specials include art, music, physical education, library and technology.  All specials curricular are aligned to state standards and promote student growth and mastery of course outlined expectations.  Specialists collaborate with classroom teachers throughout the year to support cross-curricular transfer and application of knowledge. 

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: 
Doors open at 8:30AM, students are marked tardy after 8:45AM
Buses leave at 12:00PM, Parent pick up is from 11:45-12:00PM (students picked up after 12:00PM will be charged a $25 fee)  No early dismissal after 10:45AM
 
(Students who are not picked up at the bus stop and are returned to the school will be charged a fee of $25 per child.)

 

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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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