Greetings from the Lower School

October 18, 2019

Heartfelt Greetings~ 

Your child’s interim reports will be available online beginning next week.  This is a time to check-in on progress and celebrate success!  Please keep in mind that the D, N, P letters are NOT equivalent to A, B, C letter grades. They are NOT ranked in this way and should not be viewed as better or worse than one another.  The letters are intended to reflect where your child is at this moment in time with each skill.  Here’s a review of what each letter stands for and further elaboration on how to interpret each one:  
 
D=Demonstration—your child demonstrates this skill consistently without help 
 
P=Progressing—your child is progressing in acquiring this skill; he or she may still require teacher assistance or reminders or may demonstrate independence in this skill inconsistently
 
N=Needs Time—your child simply needs more time to acquire this skill (frequently in Lower School this can be developmental)
 
N/A=Not Applicable—not covered or assessed at this time 

Chuckles: (or funny things these kids say!) Names excluded to protect the innocent!

Teacher: “What are you doing?”
Kindergarten Boy: “I’m excavating a dinosaur (digging around a tree root)
Teacher: “Oh! What part of the dinosaur do you think that is?”
Kindergarten Boy: “It’s the hypothesis!”

Educationally Yours, 
 
Angie Manning 
Head of Lower School
amanning@onealschool.org
(910) 692-6920 X222
 
Reflection 
“Play is the work of the child.”—Maria Montessori
 
“Be like cheese (or bacon) and make everything you touch better!”—Kid President from Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome

Calendar

Week of Oct 21st Grades/Interim Reports Published
Tues, Oct 22nd 8:15 AM Coffee and Conversations: Developmental Ages and Stages - LS Atrium
Fri, Oct 25 SCHOOL IN SESSION - CALENDAR CHANGE
Wed, Oct 30th 4:30 PM Halloween Carnival
Thurs, Oct 31st 2:00 PM Halloween Parade followed by K-4th class parties
Fri, Nov 1st NEW PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE DATE - NO SCHOOL FOR LOWER SCHOOL STUDENTS
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The O’Neal School
3300 Airport Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387
910.692.6920

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