Handbook

Bevins Elementary School 09-29-2009

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School Vision

Bevins Elementary School-Simply the Best

School Mission

Teamwork and a commitment to excellence will empower Bevins Elementary School to becomesimply the best.

Message from the Principal, Faculty, & Staff

Welcome to Bevins Elementary School. It is our desire to provide you with the information that you need to make this a rewarding year for both you and your child. Providing our students a quality education in a safe, secure environment is our main goal. The policies and procedures within this handbook were written to help us reach this goal. Please review them with your child. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns, and we will discuss them with you. We believe that communication between school and home is essential.

We are proud of our academic program and strongly feel that it is designed to meet the learning needs of elementary school students. Our participation in the Reading First initiative provides for instruction to help our primary students develop a strong foundation in reading. Bevins Elementary students have consistently performed well on the state assessment, which indicates that all of our teachers are focused on helping students meet state standards.

We work hard to create a supportive atmosphere for our students. We believe that parents and community members are valuable partners in the education of our students. Therefore, we encourage those of you who are interested to participate in our school volunteer program. All volunteers must receive training and submit to a criminal background check. If you are interested in volunteering at our school, please contact the Family Resource Center.

As a member of our school community, please join us in our endeavors to reach our vision, Bevins Elementary School-Simply the Best! We sincerely hope that this will be an enjoyable year for both you and your children.

Coletta Parsley, Principal

Faculty & Staff

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Important Calendar Days

August 10 Opening Day

August 11 Professional Development

August 12 First Day for Students

April 19-30 KCCT Testing Window

May 3-7 Norm Referenced Testing

May 21 Closing Day*

*These dates will change if days are missed during the year due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather.

School will not be in session on the following days:

September 7 Labor Day

October 2 EKEA

October 16 Professional Development

*(flexible)

November 25-27 Thanksgiving Break

December 21-31 Christmas Break

January 1 New Years Day

January 15 Professional Development

*(flexible)

January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February 15 Professional Development

*(flexible)

April 12-16 Spring Break

*In the event that flexible professional development days are used as makeup days, students will be notified.

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Kentucky's Learning Goals

Goal 1: Students will be able to use basic communication and mathematics skills for purposes and situations they will encounter throughout their lives.

Goal 2: Students will develop their abilities to apply core concepts and principles from mathematics, the sciences, the arts, the humanities, social studies, practical living studies, and vocational studies to what they will encounter throughout their lives.

Goal 3: Students shall develop their abilities to become self-sufficient individuals.

Goal 4: Students shall develop their abilities to become responsible members of a family, work group, or community, including demonstrating effectiveness in community service.

Goal 5: Students shall develop their abilities to think and solve problems in school situations and in a variety of situations they will encounter in life.

Goal 6: Students shall develop their abilities to connect and integrate experiences and new knowledge from all subject matter fields with what they have previously learned and build on past learning experiences to acquire new information through various media sources.

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School Council Information

The regular monthly meetings of the Bevins Elementary School Council are conducted on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 PM. The 2009-2010 school council members include:

Suzanne Henson

Teacher Member

Amy Howard

Teacher Member

Deborah Smith

Teacher Member

McCletha Broderick

Parent Member

Shawna Fite

Parent Member

Coletta Parsley

Chairperson