January 22, 2021Posted by Michele Tempke on 1/22/2021 1:40:00 PM
Report Card Delay - January 29th
Teachers are experiencing technical issues populating grades in the report card system. Due to these technical difficulties we will be sending home report cards on January 29th. We apologize for the delay. Should you have any questions about your child’s progress please always feel free to contact your child’s teacher.
WCPSS Substitute Teachers Needed
WCPSS is in need of substitute teachers. Enjoy flexible work hours, bi-weekly pay and the chance to build a new career. Best of all, no previous teaching experience is required to make a world of difference for yourself and our students. Learn more at wcpss.net/subs
Materials Pick Up
Please pick up your child’s second semester classroom materials if you have not already done so. Teachers have collated items that your child will need to effectively work on instruction. We have quite a few materials awaiting pick up.
Dates to Remember
February 3rd Asynchronous Day
February 11th and 12th Asynchronous Days
January 15, 2021Posted by Michele Tempke on 1/15/2021 11:55:00 AM
Pre-K-12 Students to Continue in Remote Instruction Until Mid-February
The Board of Education voted yesterday for students in grades Pre-K-12 to remain in remote instruction through mid-February. Board members made this decision after hearing employees and school administrators share their concerns over the increasing percentage of positive cases, the level of community spread in our county and staffing concerns. Board members will review state and local guidance, state and local health data and district operation details before deciding next steps in February.
Mark Your Calendar
Monday, January 18th Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - No School
Tuesday, January 19th Teacher Work Day - No School
Spring 2021 Class/Teacher Assignments January 20th
Spring semester begins on Wednesday, January 20th, if your child is changing teachers for the spring semester you should have been contacted by your child’s classroom teacher over the past week about his or her classroom assignment. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we continue to adapt to our ever changing circumstances.
January 8, 2021Posted by Michele Tempke on 1/8/2021 2:00:00 PM
Before/After School Program
Partnership Magnet Elementary will offer Before and After Care Programs for the spring semester. We encourage you to access the application online and view free information at https://www.wcpss.net/domain/6714. Completed applications may be emailed to Dominic Hardy, Program Director, at email@example.com. Fees may be paid online. The link for paying online is at the bottom of the website page linked above. Please note: Families with credit balances from last school year should contact Mr. Hardy first before paying fees. An in-person registration will be offered on Wednesday, January 13th from 11am-1pm in the PME parking lot.
Spring 2021 Class/Teacher Assignments January 20th
In December you were asked to indicate if you wished to make an enrollment change for your child for the Spring Semester. At that time, families opted to make changes which affected our student enrollment numbers in the Virtual Academy and for live in-person instruction in all grade levels. Therefore, adjustments in classroom teacher student assignments were necessary to meet North Carolina class size mandates. Please know we are doing our best to maintain as much consistency as possible for your child during this inconsistent time. If your child is changing teachers, you will receive specific information from the classroom teacher next week about his or her classroom assignment. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we notify you of these changes.
All Pro Dad’s Meeting Reminder
Dads and Kids! You’re invited to the PME All Pro Dad’s Day meeting on January 13th at 7:15 am. Team up with other PME dads and kids for a quick fun virtual breakfast. You will take away some great tips and resources to be the best dad you can be, and you will strengthen the relationship with your children at the same time. You can become a member by registering on the by the: http://allprodadchapters.com/chapters/11525. For more information contact: Dominic Hardy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inclement Weather Days
During the 2020-2021 school year, asynchronous learning days will be used when the weather prevents us from having in-person classes. On days in which asynchronous learning days are used, no make-up day will be required. Students will meet with their teacher virtually for a morning meeting then complete assignments for the day.
Wednesday, January 13th: Remote Learning Day
Monday and Tuesday, January 18th and 19th: No School
Wednesday, January 20th: Second Semester Begins
January 4, 2021Posted by Michele Tempke on 1/4/2021 1:30:00 PM
January 4, 2021
Happy New Year! This is a reminder that we will hold a materials pick up on Wednesday, January 6th. Please read the information below regarding what is being distributed. Note math manipulative kits and headphones were distributed to students who were on campus the week of December 14th. If you are unsure if you should pick up materials please contact your child’s teacher. Please return any books, library or classroom that are not needed.
- Spring Semester Virtual Academy student materials for the third quarter
- Any 1st - 5th grade students who did not receive their math manipulative kits the week of December 14th.
- Any K-5 students who did not receive their headphones the week of December 14th.
Parents arriving for materials pick-up should enter the parking lot using the Boylan St. entrance and exit using the Devereux St. entrance. Please have a sign in your window with your child(ren)’s name and grade(s). We will bring the materials to your car. The schedule is as follows:
- 1:00-2:00pm Kindergarten and First grades
- 2:00-3:00pm Second and Third grades
- 3:00-4:00pm Fourth and Fifth grades
Mark your calendars:
- Dads and Kids! You’re invited to the PME All Pro Dad’s Day meeting on January 13th at 7:15 am. Team up with other PME dads and kids for a quick fun virtual breakfast. You will take away some great tips and resources to be the best dad you can be, and you willl strengthen the relationship with your children at the same time. Expect to have breakfast at home with your children while engaging in: Pride Exercises (telling your children why you are proud of them), Character Building Topics, and Group Discussion. Here’s how you join: http://allprodadchapters.com/chapters/11525. For more information contact: Dominic Hardy: email@example.com.
- Partnership Magnet Elementary will offer Before and After Care Programs for the spring semester. There will be registration on Wednesday, January 13th from 11am-1pm. More information will be shared in this Friday’s weekly message. For more information contact: Dominic Hardy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly UpdatePosted by Michele Tempke on 12/18/2020 4:15:00 PM
Remote Learning Days
December 21st and 22nd are Remote Learning Days. Please be sure your child is attending his or her class for morning meetings and completing independent assignments. Attendance will be taken. Winter Break for the Modified Year Round calendar officially begins on Wednesday, December 23rd.
All WCPSS students are in virtual learning starting Monday, January 4th through Friday, January 15th. There will be live meetings throughout the day. In-person teachers will be in contact with families to provide you with a daily schedule for live meetings. There are two remote learning days during that time: Wednesday, January 6th and Wednesday, January 13th. These will continue to be remote learning days for all students. This means on those two days they will attend a morning meeting and complete independent assignments for the day.
Materials Pick Up
We will have a materials pick-up the afternoon of January 6th. If you have more than one child you may pick up materials for both at one of the designated times.
Headphones and Math Manipulatives that are being sent home will need to be collected at the end of the school year.
If your child who attends live in person instruction did not take home headphones or a math manipulatives kit this week, please plan to come to materials pick up. Otherwise this material pick up pertains to spring virtual academy students.
Any PMES books that students are no longer using should be returned at that time.
In order to pick up the materials, please drive through the parking lot carpool style using the Boylan Ave. entrance. We ask that you display your carpool tag and child’s grade level or make a sign with your child’s last name/grade level and display it in your windshield. Please remain in your car. We will bring your child’s materials to you. You will then exit onto Devereux St. The following is the schedule:
- 1:00-2:00 Kindergarten and First grades
- 2:00-3:00 Second and Third grades
- 3:00-4:00 Fourth and Fifth grades
WCPSS Virtual Academy Registration for Spring Semester Confirmation
Families who registered for Virtual Academy for Spring of 2021, and those who registered for the full year for VA instruction last summer received a confirmation letter on Wednesday. December 16th. If you did not receive an email and would like to confirm your registration please contact us. Classes begin for second semester on January 20th.
Weekly UpdatePosted by Michele Tempke on 12/11/2020 2:45:00 PM
Targeted Support and Improvement
As a parent/guardian of a student in Partnership Magnet Elementary School this letter is to let you know that PMES has been designated as a Targeted Support & Improvement – Consistently Underperforming (TSI-CU) school by the North Carolina State Board of Education. As stated in ESSA Section 1111(d)(2), North Carolina had to identify schools for targeted support and improvement. TSI-CU schools in North Carolina are those schools that have a subgroup that is consistently under-performing over an extended period of time. The intent of this opportunity is to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction.
As a TSI-CU school, PMES is required to develop a comprehensive plan that specifically addresses how the school will improve student achievement. The plan will also include how our district will support us and monitor the progress of our school.
Parent engagement is at the heart of our school improvement efforts. Here are some ways we can work together:
- Make sure that both you and your student are aware of academic expectations set for your student’s this year.
- Make sure that your student is prepared and attends school each day.
- Monitor your student’s homework.
- Monitor the progress your student is making and attend meetings with your student’s teacher(s).
- Keep track of our website and social media sites.
COVID Symptoms Guidance - When Students Must Stay at Home
If your child has any of the following symptoms listed below, either at home or at school, your child may not return to school for 10 days unless your child has an alternative diagnosis from a doctor or a negative PCR COVID test (not the rapid test).
Further, if there is a sibling in the house he/or she may NOT come to school until the child with the symptoms has the alternative diagnosis or negative COVID test. Lacking this, the sibling would need to remain home for 14 days.
Further, If any member of the household has the symptoms below students in the home may not come to school until the member of the household has an alternative diagnosis or negative COVID test.
- Fever of 100.4 or higher or chills
- Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
- Loss of taste or smell
- Runny nose and/or sore throat
- Nausea or vomiting
If a student needs to be out due to COVID related symptoms above your child’s teacher will either create virtual work for him or her to do and support the student directly or will temporarily place the student in a VA class until he or she returns to school.
Cohort A (1)
On Monday, December 14th we welcome Cohort A back to the building for 4th and 5th graders.
Remote Learning Days
Wednesday, December 16th is a Remote Learning Day for all students. Please be sure your child is attending his or her class for morning meetings. December 21st and 22nd will also be Remote Learning Days.
Each year, the Office of Student Assignment prints and distributes assignment strips that are sent home with students. These assignment strips notify parents/legal custodians of their student’s school assignment for the next school year, the level of transportation they are expected to receive, as well as a timeline of upcoming important dates.
Due to the uniqueness of this school year, the Office of Student Assignment has determined that assignment strips will be distributed differently to families this December. Some will be mailed, some will be given to students at school and some students will only be able to access their assignment strip in PowerSchool. Next year’s assignments are now available in PowerSchool.
Parents/legal custodians of students in Virtual Academy: Your student will receive his or her assignment strip via the mail. Strips will be mailed out prior to the December holiday break.
Parents/legal custodians of students that are in face-to-face instruction the week of December 14, 2020: Your student will receive his or her assignment strip at school if your student is scheduled to attend classes the week of December 14, 2020.
Parents/legal custodians of students rotating between remote learning and face-to-face instruction: Your student will receive his or her assignment strip via the mail if the student is not scheduled to attend face-to-face classes the week of December 14, 2020.
WCPSS Virtual Academy Registration for Spring Semester is CLOSED
Families who registered for Virtual Academy for Spring 2021, and those who registered previously for full year will receive a confirmation letter early next week. Families who registered for Virtual Academy for the FALL ONLY and did NOT register for the spring will automatically return to the in-person plan (Plan B) on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
Weekly UpdatePosted by Michele Tempke on 12/4/2020 2:15:00 PM
Virtual Academy registration for the Spring semester opened on December 2 and closes on December 9th. You should have received notification if your child is currently registered as a VA student on Wednesday, December 2nd.
This registration window will allow:
- Currently registered WCPSS Virtual Academy students the opportunity to return to in-person instruction during the spring semester;
- WCPSS Virtual Academy students registered for fall only to continue in the WCPSS Virtual Academy for the spring semester; and
- Students who are not currently registered for the WCPSS Virtual Academy the opportunity to register for the spring semester.
Students who are registered in the WCPSS Virtual Academy for the entire year and who wish to remain registered for the spring semester do not need to take any action.
Students who are not currently registered for the WCPSS Virtual Academy and who do not wish to register for the spring semester also do not need to take any action.
When considering your spring semester choice for your child please think about your comfort level first and foremost. If your child is a WCPSS Virtual Academy student, the expectation is that he or she attends and is an active participant in live classes daily. Classroom assignments should also be completed daily. You may find out more about the WCPSS Virtual Academy at www.wcpss.net/Virtual-Academy.
No Remote Learning Day Next Week
There will be no remote learning day next week as we welcome back grades 4 and 5 students in Cohort C (3). The next remote learning day will be December 16th.
Interim reports will be sent home today. Be sure to read it to see how your child is progressing at the midpoint of the second quarter. Please reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions.
Magnet Recruiting Season
Did you know that word of mouth is how most new Partnership families hear about us? Please spread the word to neighbors, co-workers, and friends. The WCPSS magnet application window is currently open. Interested families may learn more about our school at wcpss.net/pmevirtualflyer.
Weekly UpdatePosted by Michele Tempke on 11/20/2020 1:50:00 PM
Remote Learning Days
Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th are Remote Learning Days. Please remember students will log in to their class for a morning meeting each day to review classwork and to be counted as present for attendance purposes.
Return to School Grades 4-5 Cohort B (2)
Students in Grades 4 and 5, Cohort B, will begin live instruction on Monday, November 30th. They will attend school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday, December 2nd is a Remote Learning Day. All students will attend school virtually following a morning meeting.
The school building is closed Wednesday, November 25th - Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Students K-3 who are Plan B will report to school on November 30th along with Cohort B students in grades 4 and 5.
School Improvement Plan
All schools in North Carolina have a School Improvement Plan. This plan outlines the important work the school is doing to improve student learning outcomes. You may read our plan by visiting our website, clicking on the “Our School” heading and scrolling down to the “School Improvement” page.
Istation & Dreambox
Please encourage your child to work on Istation and Dreambox lessons each week. They are accessible through Wake ID. These tools are computer based and will assist your child in improving reading and math skills.
Dreambox promotes student growth and is aligned to the NC Standards. Students engage in game-based activities that support their current level through personalized instruction.
Istation provides online access to practice reading skills and maintain individualized learning paths between school and home. This program identifies reading needs and adjusts to each student's abilities. The program offers differentiation and supports increasing complexity.
Weekly UpdatePosted by Michele Tempke on 11/13/2020 2:25:00 PM
Return to School Grades 4-5 Cohort A
Students in Grades 4 and 5, Cohort A, will begin live instruction on Monday, November 16th. They will attend school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday, November 18th is a Remote Learning Day. They will attend school virtually following a morning meeting.
Return to School K-3 All Students on Plan B
All students K-3 will begin to attend school daily beginning on Monday, November 16th. Please note Wednesday, November 18th is a Remote Learning Day. Students will attend school virtually following a morning meeting.
Our carpool route: Cars will turn onto Wills Forest Road from Glenwood Avenue. They will then turn left onto Boylan Avenue and wait at the corner of Boylan and Devereux Street until 8:00 am. Cars will then enter the parking lot and drive up to an available attendant to complete a health screening. Cars will exit onto Devereux Street.
Link to Carpool Map: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/4647
Our carpool ends at 8:25 am and students are tardy if they are not in their classrooms by 8:30 am. We have experienced a number of students who are coming to school tardy. Please do your best to have your child to school on time. If you should arrive after our carpool ends, it is necessary that you walk your child to the door to have his/her health screening completed and to sign him/her in to school.
What happens if your child is sick at home or at school?
This question has occurred frequently over the past several weeks. If your child is sick at home you will follow the same guidelines as if he or she was sick at school. Please see the following document for more information: https://www.wcpss.net/page/45513
Planting Day/Campus Clean Up
This Saturday from 8:30-noon please join us to clean up our campus grounds. We can use your assistance during any part of the morning, even for 30 minutes. We truly appreciate your service and dedication to making our school yard’s appearance look inviting.
Next week is spirit week for all students in person and virtually.
Monday: Represent your favorite Sports team
Tuesday: PJ and Stuffed Animal day
Wednesday: Western-Wear Wednesday & Remote Learning Day
Thursday: Wacky Hair day
Friday: Pioneer Pride day
Weekly UpdatePosted by Mark Kenjarski on 11/6/2020
Quarter 1 Report Cards were emailed on Wednesday. Please contact your child’s teacher if you did not receive it.
If your child is in grades K-3 and is scheduled for Cohort C (3), he or she will begin attending school on Monday, November 9th for the week. Please note, November 11th is Veteran’s Day. There will be no school. Your K-3 child will then return daily on Monday November 16th. 4th and 5th grade cohort C (3) students will begin coming to campus on December 7th and will be on a three week rotation. First semester calendar.
Cohort A (1) and B (2) K-3 in-person students will be in remote learning next week.
All students (18 years of age and younger) will receive breakfast and lunch for free until June 30, 2021. Encourage your families to take advantage of this service. Learn about changes to meal service and view curbside pickup locations at wcpss.net/food.
Our carpool route will continue to follow the same procedures as in the past. Cars will turn onto Wills Forest Road from Glenwood Avenue. They will then turn left onto Boylan Avenue and wait at the corner of Boylan and Devereux Street until 8:00 am. Cars will then enter the parking lot and drive up to an available attendant to complete a health screening. Cars will exit onto Devereux Street. Our carpool ends at 8:25 am and students are tardy if they are not in their classrooms by 8:30 am. Please only enter the parking lot from Boylan Avenue and from the direction above.
Bus Attestation Form
Please make sure you have completed the attestation form if you have not done so already. You are required to submit this form stating that you and your child will abide by all health and safety protocols for bus ridership. Students are not permitted to ride the bus until this form has been submitted. You will need to submit a form for all of your children who plan to ride the bus during the 2020-21 school year.
Students using a WCPSS Chromebook should bring it charged everyday with the power cord. Students using a personal device (laptop or Chromebook) may bring it to school labeled with their names after completing the Bring Your Own Device Form. Link: BYOD Consent Form (Spanish). We will have some extra devices in classrooms.
There will be no school on Wednesday, November 11th - Veteran’s Day.
The PTA will have a Noodles fundraiser on December 1st from 4-8pm at the Cameron Village Location. Partnership will receive 50% of the sales.