Families, you can still order books from our Book Fair online thru November 19th. The website is http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/pantherlake
Parents and Guardians- If you did not have time to complete a parent survey at school before or after your child’s conference, you may do so by clicking the following link. Thanks!
Link to the Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PNL_Parents-11-2013
Mrs. Kathy Luksan was announced Wednesday as the Star 101.5 Teacher of the week. Mrs. Luksan was nominated by Amaya Simmons. Please watch the broadcast of her surprise mini party at KOMO First News at 4 on Friday November 8th. Tune into Star 101.5 at 3:45pm Friday November 8th to hear Star 101.5 talk about Mrs. Luksan.
Each student received a goody bag full of prizes from Sound Credit Union, Daily Farmers of Washington, KOMO 4, and Star 101.5. Mrs Luksan received a personalized plaque from Issaquah Trophy and Awards, a $100.00 check from Sound Credit Union, and a $100 VISA gift card from Sound Credit Union! She will also receive a makeover courtesy of Blanc ‘N Schwartz Salon.
Star 101.5′s “Teacher of the Week” is a program that allows students to recognize local, deserving educators for their commitment to the quality education of children. For more information go to STAR1015.com.
Common Core and ParentVUE
What Every Parent Wants to Know?
November 14th, 2013 6pm – 7:20pm in the Panther Lake Gym
Introductions – Rita Chaudhuri
Marie Verhaar & Angie Neville
6:05pm – Marie & Angie begin outline for Common Core/Power Law
6:40 –Emiliano Sanchez to Introduce ParentVUE
–10 minutes – demo of creating a parent account
–15 minutes – demo of the ParentVUE product
–10 minutes Q&A
The district is hosting seven forums for parents to learn more about the new grade book and how grades are calculated. The events will be hosted at each middle school throughout October and November.
Elementary parents are invited to attend the event at the school their elementary school feeds in to. High school parents are invited to attend an event at the middle school closest to them. Those with schedule conflicts for their school event are encouraged to attend any of the other events.
New this year are some adjustments to the grading calculations, based on parent, staff, student and administrator input during the first two years since SBE was implemented. Also, a new and improved online grade book, which includes the ability to check on grades, attendance, or look up information like graduation requirements, all from mobile Apple and Android devices.
Each parent forum will last for around an hour, and will include an explanation of grading policy, a demonstration of how to create a parent account and using the online grade book, and a time for questions.
Sequoyah – Oct. 24 at 6:45 p.m.
Illahee – Oct. 28 at 6:45 p.m. - This is the day for Panther Lake Parents and Guardians
Saghalie – Oct. 30 at 6 p.m.
Kilo – Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.
Lakota – Nov. 21 at 6 p.m.
Sacajawea – Nov. 25 at 6 p.m.
The Totem Middle School event was held on Oct. 11 and was promoted to Totem and feeder school families. Those who missed that event are invited to attend any of the upcoming events.
For a list of school feeder patterns, visit www.fwps.org/info/schools/feeders.
Please click herefor information about FWPS School Safety. The National Association of School Psychologists’ has tips for talking to your child about violence, click here if you would like more information. Thanks!
The FWPS is seeking parents and community members interested in serving on the Instructional Materials Committee. This committee:
1) Reviews requests for District adoptions of district-wide basic instructional materials and make recommendations to the Superintendent, and
2) Reviews requests for review of currently District approved and utilized instructional materials and make recommendations to the Superintendent.
The committee will meet as needed, but no less than quarterly.
Committee members must be willing to serve for a two year period of time.
Interested parents and community members need to submit a letter of interest to Dr. Christine Corbley at email@example.com by November 15, 2012. New members will be contacted not later than November 21st.