Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016
PLEASE FILL OUT THE BRIEF CO-TEACHING SURVEY!
The survey is very short. If you have a student in a co-taught class this feedback is very important. Fill out one survey for each student in this learning environment. The survey takes only a couple of minutes. See message from Dr. Faye Brady below:
This year the district has been developing our co-teaching instructional model to provide specialized instruction services for students with IEPs in the general education classroom. The design of this model utilizes two licensed professionals with different areas of expertise (most commonly, a general education teacher and special education teacher). They teach together in one classroom.
We are interested in feedback from families who have children in co-taught classrooms. This will help inform our future practice.
Below is a link to a survey to provide us with your feedback:
If you do not have access to a computer, feel free to go to the main office of your child’s school and ask to use a computer at the school to complete the survey.
Director of Student Services
Estimados padres / encargados,
Este año, el distrito ha estado desarrollando nuestro modelo de instrucción de co-enseñanza para proporcionar servicios de instrucción especializada para estudiantes con Programa de Educación Individualizada (IEP siglas en inglés) en la clase de educación general. El diseño de este modelo utiliza dos profesionales con licencia con diferentes áreas de especialización (por lo general, un profesor de educación general y maestro de educación especial). Ellos enseñan juntos en un salón de clases.
Estamos interesados en la opinión de las familias que tienen niños en las aulas de co-enseñanza. Esto ayudará a informar nuestra práctica futura.
A continuación se muestra un enlace a una encuesta que nos proporcione sus comentarios:
Le agradecemos que complete esta breve encuesta a más tardar el 7 de junio.
Si usted no tiene acceso a una computadora, no dude en pasar por la oficina principal de la escuela de su hijo/a y solicite usar una computadora en la escuela para completar la encuesta.
Director de Servicios Estudiantiles
Friday, May 27, 2016
This fall, ARHS and the Amherst Health Department and the SPIFFY Coalition will outline a series of initiatives to address youth substance use including alcohol, marijuana and opioid use and misuse locally. Speaker Dr. Ruth Potee is scheduled to present to parents on September 22, 2016. To view one of her presentations on Addiction, please click here.
Additionally, handouts from Hampshire Hope were presented. Hampshire Hope is a collaboration of individuals, health care organizations, community groups, social service agencies, government agencies, local health departments, Office of Northwestern District Attorney, law enforcement agencies, first responders and others who have joined together in a comprehensive effort to reduce and prevent opiod use and abuse in our region. Their website (www.hampshirehope.org) offers facts to build awareness and information to prevent Opioid use and misuse, signs for recognizing abuse as well as treatment resources.
More information about The SPIFFY Coalition can be found at: sspiffycoalition.org. SPIFFY is a coalition of over 80 community partners working together to improve outcomes for youth in Hampshire County. Together we promote strong families and create a local culture where youth are supported to make healthy choices.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Bus/Van Driver and Crossing Guard Appreciation Breakfast on June 6th -Volunteers and Pot-Luck Items Needed
The Fort River PGO will host the annual Bus/Van Driver and Crossing Guard Appreciation Breakfast on Monday, June 6th. The Breakfast will take place in the cafeteria after the morning bus routes are completed, beginning at approximately 8:45am.
Signups are now available:
El PGO le gustaría invitarle a aprender sobre el jardín de la escuela de Fort River
Tuesday, May 31st at 5:30 in the Garden
(located at the northeast corner of the playground)
31 de mayo a las 5:30 en el Jardín
(Situado en la esquina noreste del patio de recreo)
• Jane Costello will give a garden update and tour
• Jane Costello le dará información sobre el jardín
• Learn how students are using the garden
• Aprende cómo los estudiantes están utilizando el jardín
• Find out how you may be able to use the garden
• Averigua cómo se puede utilizar el jardín
• A Spanish translator will be present
• Un traductor español estará presente
Light Refreshments will be served
Se servirán refrescos
Monday, May 23, 2016
Thanks also to Whole Foods for the donation of reusable lunch bags for every staff member, which were filled with a note of gratitude from the PGO and the hundreds of beautiful appreciation notes collected from children in all grades. On Friday, May 20, almost 70 staff enjoyed a wonderful after-school gathering at the The Hangar Pub & Grill. Thanks to the support of Fort River families, we more than covered the costs of the celebration, and staff were so grateful at the outpouring of generosity of our community. It really shows how much our families care about the staff and teachers of Fort River! Leftover funds will go back to supporting the staff of Fort River.
Thank you everyone for your support! Special thanks to Suzanne Severin, Karen Bonneau and the front office team, and parents Stacey Beganny, Deb Christakos, Sarah Cohen Polak, Tim Hope, Rebecca Kennedy, Deb Leonard, Liz Markovits, Allegra Osborne, Michele Spirko, and our student helpers for making the day a success. Special thanks to former Fort River parent Dawn Lepere and her company, Round the Corner Brownie Company for providing the delicious dessert!
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
AR[T]HS will be on display at The Eli Marsh Gallery, 105 Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm.
The opening reception is on Thursday, June 9th from 5-8 pm, and the show runs through June 15th. The opening is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Come check out what our high school students have been up to in Art Class this year!
The presentation will be at Smith Academy Library, 33 School St., Hatfield. Dr. Chabot, MD FAAP will discuss how crucial health sleep is to well-being and discuss steps you can take to get your kids back on the right track.
The event is sponsored by the Hatfield SEPAC. For more information, contact KateLTobin@gmail.com.