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.
Picture Retake - November 10
Picture retake is Monday, November 10, 2014.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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