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Conway Announcement         The Week Ahead

Welcome to Conway Elementary


Current and prospective parents:
Click here to view the welcome video from our Principal, JR Raybold and Assistant Principal, Nicole Ochs. Please allow a few moments for the download to begin. 
Parent Input form for classroom placement for the 2015-2016 school year can be found here.
Parent survey about their child's 2014-2015 school year can be found here.
Summer letter from Mr. Raybold.
Help your Conway Cougars retain their math skills over the summer with the information
here and here.

Visit here for information to keep your child reading all summer! 
Conway is participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge!  The school that logs the most minutes spent reading this summer will win a visit from author Michael Northrop.  Logging reading minutes will also unlock additional books and activities that students can enjoy.  We also have suggested reading lists for each grade level.  Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade.

Conway Summer Library will be open every Monday in July and the first Monday in August from 12-2 pm.

Conway's Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Laura Dunneback.  Please read about Mrs. Dunneback here.


Conway's Service Employee of the Year is Ms. Linda Howard.  Please read about Ms. Howard here.


For information on the rezoning of Conway Elementary for 2015-2016 school year, please click here.

Monthly Fun Learning Challenges!
Challenge 1 can be found here.
Challenge 2 can be found here.
Challenge 3 can be found here.
Challenge 4 can be found here.
Challenge 5 can be found here.
These can be turned in anytime during the school year not just the month of the challenge.

View Principal Raybold's blog here.

Pick up and Visitor Changes for 2014-2015 school year:   to view the pick up and visitor changes for the 2014-2015 school year Click here.


 Summer Activity Suggestions


 

Learn about NSWC Cougar Credit Union here.


Online School Payments: Parents/guardians can now pay for fieldtrips, school fees, products, and services online using this link.  


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Children's Book Drive:
Conway is conducting an on-going children's book drive. We are collecting used books for families in need of good books in their homes. Boxes for collection have been placed around the school and in the front foyer. Please help support our families with your donation of used books.


Conway Cougar Clothing:

ImageIf you have old Conway Cougar logo clothes at home that no longer fit your children, please consider dropping them off at school so we can outfit other students with Cougar gear.  A red collection box is located in the lobby.
 


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Summer Office Hours: 8 AM - 5:00 PM,
Monday-Thursday

Summer Library:  Noon - 2:00 PM
July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th and August 3rd.
 

School Supply List for 2015-16 school year is located here.
 
District Announcements
School Board Work Session Identifies Priorities

The Stafford County School Board held a work session on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in the professional development center at the Alvin York Bandy Administrative Complex in Stafford, Virginia. The agenda included discussions of recommendations related to division organization and management contained in the efficiency study conducted by Evergreen Solutions, LLC, and concerns regarding class size increases. These increases were mainly due to a reduction in teaching positions as well a larger than projected increase in student enrollment for school year 2014-15.

Among the sixteen efficiency study recommendations reviewed by the Board on Saturday, two areas were identified as top priorities for the upcoming school year. The first area was related to strategic planning and alignment of division resources. The Board would like Superintendent W. Bruce Benson to develop a plan to review and revise the division’s vision, mission, and goals, and identify measurable outcomes and strategies connected to desired outcomes. The Board requested that a Superintendent’s Strategic Planning Committee be developed. The committee representation shall include School Board members, parents, teachers, administrators, and government and community leaders.

The second area identified was communication. It was noted that the division does not have a formal communication plan and division-level communication often appears reactive.

Board members expressed concerns regarding class size. The Board received a detailed analysis of class sizes across schools prepared in the fall of 2014. Board members noted that 2014-15 class sizes in many classes in the division were much higher than they would prefer them to be. Board members indicated their appreciation for the level of detail in the class size report, as simple averages do not reflect what many students and teachers experienced last year. The Board strongly expressed a desire to improve in this area, requesting that the superintendent develop staffing recommendations for presentation to the Board prior to the development of the 2016-17 budget.

The School Board expects to receive timelines and preliminary action plans prior to students returning to school in September.


 
2015 SUGGESTED SUMMER READING

Below is a link to our 2015 Summer Reading Lists.  Please be advised that although the summer reading lists were designed with your child’s rising grade level in mind, don’t feel limited to only those titles. The books listed are just suggestions; keep in mind that wonderful titles exist on the lists both above and below your child’s grade. There are also wonderful titles that are not on the list at all! Some books may be best read aloud, others may be read independently. It all depends on your child’s individual interests and background knowledge.

2015 Summer Performing Arts Enrichment Camps

Looking for a summer camp in the performing arts?  Stafford County Public Schools is offering a series of fine and performing arts camps and enrichment opportunities this summer.  Whether you’re interested in band, drama, or chorus, we have the camp for you.   For a complete list of camps, please use the link below.
2015-2016 In-County Student Transfer Window is Now Open

The in-county student transfer window for the 2015-16 school year is now open.  The transfer window will close on August 1, 2015.  Stafford County Public Schools will accept transfers for the 2015-16 school year within this timeframe.  To find information about how to apply for a student transfer, click here.
2014-2015 SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT INVOLVEMENT SURVEY

All parents of school-aged children and youth who receive special education services in Virginia’s schools are encouraged to complete the Virginia Department of Education’s annual Parent Involvement Survey. This survey is not intended to measure satisfaction with the special education program. It is designed to determine whether or not the school facilitated parent involvement. The English and Spanish versions of the survey have been combined into one survey with both languages.
 
If you have questions related to the Parent Involvement Survey, please contact Hank Millward hank.millward@doe.virginia.gov at the Virginia Department of Education (804) 371-0525.  Click here for the Parent Involvement Survey. Please complete the survey by September 30, 2015.

The Governor's Nutrition and Physical Activity Scorecard recognizes and rewards schools for encouraging healthy habits. The Web-based Scorecard application allows schools to compete locally and on a statewide level to see which school is healthiest.
 


 
 
   
 Our Vision: 

Conway is a CAREing and safe place where all children will become leaders of their lives.

 

Our Mission: 

        At Conway we C.A.R.E. by being committed and accountable to one another through showing respect and effort in all we do.

Committed

Accountable

Respect

Effort


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