Welcome to Orange Avenue School
The Orange Avenue School website is designed to provide you with information about this school and its events. This year we will continue to use our Friday Folder feature which serves as a virtual backpack where notices can be viewed online and downloaded at your convenience. The website also contains links to the district web site, teacher web pages and information about our PTA events. We will also be reinstating the Friday Folder where important notices will be coming home in hard copy in a specifically marked folder every Friday. We will continue to use our School Messenger system sending ‘bulk’ email or phone message reminders about our early release days and other more unexpected or unusual events to provide you with accurate and timely information about happenings in our school or district. Please check the website periodically for updates and be sure to provide us with up-to-date contact information and email addresses.
This year the Preschool teachers will be implementing a new curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards and they will use a standards based reporting system that will capture and communicate students’ academic, social and emotional growth as they engage in cooperative learning and language experiences that prepare them well for entry into Kindergarten. The K-2 teachers will be implementing a new reading curriculum and instructional workshop model that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and increases student’s engagement in reading, writing and speaking. We are in our third year with our math program which has promoted such a positive mindset and excitement about numeracy among our students. We will continue to engage them in higher order thinking and problem solving as they develop a strong number sense and deeper mathematical understanding. We are entering into year two with writer’s workshop and we look forward to enjoying even more writing celebrations this year than last year! In addition, the Orange Avenue School teachers will continue to work as a Professional Learning Community (PLC) by meeting regularly to analyze student data in order to make informed instructional decisions. Likewise, we will continue to implement a Scientifically Researched-Based Intervention (SRBI) model to best meet the needs of all our students.
So, on behalf of the entire faculty and staff, welcome to Orange Avenue School and this school year. The place we consider to be“a community of learners working together in a caring environment, persistent and reflective in their quest to become independent thinkers, readers, writers and mathematicians. The place where the love of learning and the love of children are celebrated each and every day!
Carole Swift and the faculty and staff of Orange Avenue School