Thank you to all of those parents, guardians and relatives that
visited Mars Estates during American Education Week! We hope that this
experience was another opportunity for you to see all of the good things that
happen here each and every day. We congratulate the following winners of
the daily door prize baskets which were given out during the week:
Lisa Calvert – representing grade 3
Supreme Mason – representing grade 2
Linda Rychwalski – representing Kindergarten
Mike Sullivan – representing grade 1
Sharon Cannon – representing grade 5
Daria Horne – representing Prekindergarten
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or
further comments about your visitation day experience.
Parent Learning Library is up and running! See Ms. Johnson to borrow items.
Speak Up is the annual research
project conducted by Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit group
that collects and reports on the views of K–12 students, teachers,
administrators, parents, and community stakeholders on 21st century education
and technology. Nationwide, over 2.6 million students, educators, and parents
have shared their views regarding the use of educational technology through the
Speak Up survey.
This year, BCPS has worked with
Project Tomorrow to offer a custom survey for BCPS stakeholders. Speak Up
provides a unique way for the ideas and opinions of our stakeholders to have an
impact on BCPS' S.T.A.T. program, as well as federal policies and programs. All
data collected is 100% confidential.
The Speak Up online surveys are
open for input from Monday, November 17, 2014, to Friday, December 19, 2014.
There are Speak Up surveys for students, educators, parents, and community
members/business partners. All of the Speak Up surveys are online and
accessible 24/7 from any Internet-connected computer. Please share the attached
flyer with your students, parents, and community members, and consider
providing your American Education Week visitors with access and directions to
Communication is key to the
successful acquisition of this valuable data. School administrators are
encouraged to provide Speak Up information on their school Web site, send
Blackboard Connect messages, Twitter messages, and newsletter information to
all stakeholders. Suggested messages are attached.
Log onto http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014,
from November 17, 2014 through December 19, 2014. BCPS' district STUDENT ONLY
secret word is: bcps.