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Welcome to Minnieville E.S.  We are proud to announce that Minnieville is the recipient of the 2013-2014 School of Excellence Award!  Thank you to all of our staff, students and families for helping make Minnieville one of the highest performing schools in Prince William County!   As a collaborative team we will give 100 percent effort everyday to create opportunities that provide student engagement and inspire a love for learning. We will strive to help students surpass academic expectations while celebrating individual student growth.  We will build relationships with all students and families in our diverse community in an effort to help each student Soar For Excellence!
Upcoming Events
PWCS News
 
Divisionwide Announcements
Technology Changing This Year's Grade 6 Math SOL Test
Read more. La tecnología introduce cambios a los exámenes SOL de matemáticas de sexto grado para este año. Más información. Trắc nghiệm SOL Toán Học Lớp 6 Thay đổi theo Công nghệ. Hãy xem them.





 
School Announcements
Yoga Club is Starting at Minnieville

 Yoga Club at Minnieville

 Minnieville Elementary's Yoga Club starts Wednesday, January 14th!  Second  and third graders who returned signed Yoga Club permission slips should meet  Mrs. Parsons and Ms. Molese in Room 102 at 8:00 am on Wednesday,  January 14th.   Yoga Club will meet on January 14, January 21, January 28, February 4, February 18, February 25, March 4, March 18, and March 25.  Please mark your calendars!   *In the event of a delayed opening or school closing due to weather, Yoga Club will be cancelled.  We look forward to our 2015 Yoga Club!   
SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
                                Minnieville Elementary Designated 2014 School of Excellence

                                                 

Our students have the distinction of earning the PWCS School of Excellence award.  This is the 6th year Minnieville has earned the coveted title.

 The School of Excellence award is the highest recognition awarded to schools by the PWCS School Board. It signifies high levels of performance on state accreditation, Annual Measurable Objectives, and in moving toward the goals of the Division’s Strategic Plan.

 Congratulations to everyone who helped to earn this important indicator of student success.

MINNIEVILLE EARNS TIPA AWARD FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR!
Minnieville and Staff Get Incentives for Efforts to Boost Student Success
 
For the third time Minnieville and its instructional staff are recipients of Prince William County Public Schools' annual Teacher Incentive Performance Awards (TIPA) for demonstrating student growth and achievement, quality teaching, and the school environment needed to help children make major educational strides.
Unlike so many awards that focus exclusively on the results of one specific test or measurement, TIPA considers 23 different criteria to assess participating schools on their ability to produce rapid and significant academic progress among children who may start out far behind their peers.
The TIPA project makes certain we offer a climate in which success can take root. It provides targeted professional development to better equip teachers to help students succeed. It promotes the importance of an entire school working together to ensure the growth of all students. TIPA also focuses on factors such as improving student attendance and increasing student and parent satisfaction.
Thanks largely to a federal grant and support of the PWCS School Board, the TIPA recognition means our entire instructional team will receive financial incentives for the work they are doing on behalf of our students. More importantly, it reinforces the importance of that work to closing the achievement gap.
We have more work to do to improve our test scores and to ensure the academic proficiency of each and every student; this recognition confirms that we are on the right path. It means we are delivering on the PWCS commitment to continuous improvement and Providing A World-Class Education to every child.
 
OCTOBER PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Dear Minnieville Elementary School Students and Families:

October has been very exciting for our staff, families and students. We held our annual Oscar Award Ceremony recognizing students that achieved advanced scores on their Standards of Learning assessments. We are extremely proud of these students as well as all students that passed the SOLs.



We want to thank all of our parent volunteers who continue to come out and support our students and school. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Rita Santiago at 703.670.6106 or email her at santiarl@pwcs.edu for more information. Our goal for this year is to meet last year’s volunteer hour goal of 3,000 hours. The more our parents and community are invested in our school, the higher our student achievement will be.

As the month of October comes to an end and we gear up for the fall, please help us continue to do all we can to help our students be as safe as they can be during bus pick up and drop off. It is extremely beneficial for parents and family members to be supervising students if they can as they wait for the buses in the morning. This is even more important during day light savings time as it will be darker in the morning during the fall and winter months. Thank you for assisting our school and students with this.

We look forward to seeing you during our Parent Conferences on Nov. 4th. If you have not scheduled a conference with your child’s teacher, please do so. We will do our best to ensure families that are in need of a translator receive one. Please contact Rita Santiago in our office for this request.

We are very excited to announce that Mr. Brian Raska, P.E. specialist at Minnieville has been promoted to Administrative Intern at Sudley Elementary in Manassas. We are very proud of Mr. Raska and his accomplishments and wish him well. Minnieville will be seeking out the best candidates available to fill this position.

As we continue on our path this year, please do not hesitate to let Mrs. Ellis or myself know if you have any questions or concerns. Our job is to do all we can to work together with you to help each and every one of our students Soar for Excellence!

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