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Mrs. Cairnes, Ms. A. Caldwell, & Ms. Rizoti


UPCOMING EVENTS:  Pirate Day November 2nd!  



Math Reading Writing Social Studies Science

division using partial-product method (in other words, dividing in chunks)

We will be starting opinion papers soon.


4th Grade Focus for Student Success (Parent/Student/School Compact Title I)

(Revised 6/4/18)

What is a
School-Parent Compact?

A school- parent compact for achievement is an agreement that parents, students, and teachers develop together.  The compact lays out how parents and teachers will work together to make sure all students meet the grade level standards.

Strong Compacts:

*Link to goals of the school improvement plan

*Focus on student learning skills

*Describe how teachers will help students

*Share specific strategies parents can utilize at home

*Explain communication about student progress

Developed Together

The parents, students, and staff of JVES developed this school-parent compact for achievement.  Meetings are held each year to review and revise the compact. 

Parents are welcome to contribute comments at any time. 

Our Goals for Student Achievement 

District goal: 

Improve Career and College Readiness for all students Pre-K through Early College. 

The district shall increase Career and College Readiness (CCR) as indicated by the Performance Composite CCR to 60% 

JVES  Goal: 

Increase grade level proficiency with all grade levels in Reading and Math.

The targets are as follows:

Reading: 70% GLP on EOG in 2018-2019

Math: 80% GLP on EOG in 2018-2019


Building Partnerships

Classroom Visits

Come and meet your new teachers and visit your new classroom before school starts! Visits will be held August 17th from 7:30-9:30

                         Curriculum Night

Join us to learn about the fourth grade curriculum and how you can help your child have a successful year. September 11, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Volume of Reading Workshop

September 24, 2018

7:30AM to 8:00

6:00PM to 6:30

Math Night

Explore Fourth Grade Math in a new way!  Please join us on November 8, 2018 for a fun-filled math adventure beginning at 5PM.

Author’s Celebration May 2, 2019

The Fourth Grade Classroom

Fourth grade teachers will work with students and their families to support students’ success in reading and math.  Key connections with families will be:


*Teachers will provide a variety of books for reading at home to increase volume of reading.

*School website provides links for the program IXL to practice reading and math skills.

*Multiplication/division flash cards for practicing facts at home.

*Family Math night, November 8, 2018 to learn math games

Family Responsibilities

JVES parents/guardians joined staff to develop ideas about how families can support students’ success in reading and math. Families may have other ideas to add to this list. 

*Make sure my child reviews his/her multiplication/division flash cards.

*Encourage my child to utilize the IXL program.

*Help my child find a quiet area to read silently and discuss what they are reading with them.

Student Responsibilities

Students thought of the following ideas to make connections between learning at school and home.

*Challenge myself to practice my multiplication/division flash cards on a regular basis until I am fluent in my facts 0-12.

*Set individual reading goals for myself.

*Read my Take Home readers.

*Use the IXL program at home to hone my reading and math skills.

*Build my stamina for silent reading.



General Grade Level Supply List 2018-19

  • unlimited supply of wide-ruled, loose-leaf notebook paper
  • glue sticks
  • scotch tape pack
  • 6 black and white or marbled notebooks
  • 1 inch 3-ring binder
  • highlighters
  • 2 pocket folders
  • colored pencils (8-10 colors)
  • unlimited supply of pencils
  • pencil box or pencil pouch
  • one pair scissors
  • red or blue pens
  • post it notes (3×3)
  • earbuds for computer lab
  • expo dry erase markers for students to use – skinny ones

Additional supplies may be asked from individual teachers

Wish List

  • Kleenex
  • letter sized manila envelopes
  • hand sanitizer
  • Gallon-sized Ziploc bags
  • Quart-sized Ziploc bags
  • cap erasers