Escuela de Inmersión en Español
On Thursday, the Kentucky Department of Education released information that helps gauge how well our school is doing in our effort to help every student master the skills they will need to excel in our increasingly global society.
According to K-PREP data, Maxwell received a score of Distinguished on the state’s “Unbridled Learning” accountability system. We scored in the 94th percentile of all elementary schools in the state. This information confirms that excellent teaching and learning are happening each day at Maxwell, and our students are getting the support they need to be college and career ready. We are proud that our students performed well but even prouder of our students’ and families’ commitment to Immersion education. The values we share as partners in Immersion education facilitate our children’s’ development of 21st Century Skills and appreciation for and talent in the Arts on their journey to bilingualism.
Individual test score reports for 4th and 5th grade students who took the assessment last year will not be available for at least another month. As soon as we have those, we will share them with families of the children who took state tests last spring.
Currently, we have 208 PTA members including staff. While ours is one of the largest PTAs in the district, we have 540 students and would love to have Maxwell’s membership include 100% of our staff and families. Our PTA is an integral part of our school leadership. In addition to planning engaging monthly events for our families, they fund programs that support learning including IXL and help orchestrate school events such as hearing screening and student pictures. Our teachers have their individual homeroom membership percentages. Teachers are going to send home additional membership forms and information about PTA in their newsletters. Classes that reach 100% participation will have HAT DAY next Monday. The class that increases by the most members will have a PJ day. Though you can join all year, our school sponsored PTA Membership Drive will end on Friday, October 8th. We are attaching a membership form to this e-mail.
Upcoming PTA Events are:
- October 12th - Reflections entries are due
- October 18th - PTA 5K
- October 27th - Weird Science Night
If you want to learn more about or PTA please visit http://www.maxwellpta.org.
If you are still interested in serving on an SBDM Committee, we would love to have more parental involvement. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Meeting times vary based on committee membership.
Please e-mail the chair of the following committee chairs (or me) if you are interesting in serving.
Parent Engagement Committee - Chair, Nadxi Alquicira-Hey
Student Achievement Committee - Chair, Adam Brewer
Community Engagement Committee - Chair, Lisa McClellan
Student Engagement Committee - Chair, Brooke MacDonald
Picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, November 17.
Last week there were some afternoon delays due to work going on in front of St. Joseph’s hospital. On October 1st, Parks and Recreation will be removing the playground at Woodland Park and replacing and improving the area close to the shelter. They hope to have the project completed by June and we are looking forward to seeing the results. Traffic is congested at Maxwell even without projects in the area. Please be aware of these events and plan for pick-up accordingly.
Maxwell Escuela de Inmersión en Español is a learning community committed to: equity, proficiency for all, and Spanish language acquisition empowering students for success in a global society.
Maxwell Elementary, Escuela de Inmersión en Español, es una comunidad de aprendizaje comprometida con la igualdad, la competencia académica para todos y la adquisición de la lengua española con el fin de que sus alumnos tengan éxito en una sociedad global.