Tomorrow: Meet the Candidates

MEET THE BOE CANDIDATES 
Thursday May 4, 7:30pm

Weber Library
Come meet the candidates that are running for the two open seats on the Board of Education.  After a brief opening from each candidate, they will answer your questions. Come ask those questions you’ve been wanting to ask!

Please join us AND bring a friend on Tomorrow night. The most effective (and quickest) way to create the change you want to see in the district is to vote for candidates that will advocate for issues that are important to you.

Forward this email and encourage your friends and neighbors to come tomorrow night. There are 3 candidates running for 2 seats, so your vote matters!!!

We’ve included all their bios below, so you can begin to get to know each one right away…
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Meet the BOE Candidates

Please join us AND bring a friend on Thursday night. The most effective (and quickest) way to create the change you want to see in the district is to vote for candidates that will advocate for issues that are important to you.

Forward this email and encourage your friends and neighbors to come Thursday night. There are 3 candidates running for 2 seats, so your vote matters!!! Continue reading “Meet the BOE Candidates”

Enrichment Report Discussion

*rescheduled due to snow
Tomorrow’s Wednesday, April 26, 9:30am
Weber Library

At the AGATE Meeting tomorrow 4/26, AGATE board members will be discussing the PEP report from consultant Dr. Van Tassel-Baska. We will discuss her wonderful recommendations to support the special needs of the advanced learners within our district. All are welcome to join in the discussion.

Reading the report prior is recommended. To view the report click here: http://www.portnet.k12.ny.us/Page/12394

Urgent! Tonight’s BOE meeting

Thank you to the many members who turned out for the Board of Education’s Curriculum Committee meeting on Friday, Feb 17, 2017, at which the committee chaired by BOE member Larry Greenstein reviewed the K-8 Enrichment Report submitted by the district consultant Dr. Joyce Van Tassel-Baska.  If you have not read the report, we urge you to do so at this link:

http://www.portnet.org/Page/12394

We also urge you to attend in person the Board of Education meeting Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 8:00 p.m. at Paul D. Schreiber High School, Library Computer Lab, to add your voice to the open public commentary regarding supporting and improving enrichment for students in Port Washington schools.

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Port Enrichment Discussion at the Next BOE Curriculum Committee Meeting

Friday, 2/17 8:30 AM at the Daly Annex

Mark Your Calendar and Please Attend!

In October, the Port Washington School District hired Dr. Joyce Van Tassel-Baska, a renowned consultant on gifted education, to conduct a thorough evaluation of our district’s PEP program and give recommendations on how to best serve our children.

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Recent Grad Panel

First- for those of you that were unable to attend the Parent’s Council meetings where Dr. Westervelt presented on literacy and writing initiatives in our district, here is a link to her presentation: http://www.portnet.k12.ny.us/Page/11197
It is well worth a look and exactly in line with what we have been advocating for. Thank you Dr. Westervelt!!!

Next– Please save the date–right after our holiday break, on 1/5 at 7:30pm AGATE, in conjunction with the Schreiber HSA, is hosting our annual Recent Grad Panel in the Schreiber Library. This is a phenomenal opportunity to gain iinsight into the Schreiber experience directly from those who know it best, our students. Our grads will have the floor to candidly answer your Qs. (Please note: There will be a brief Schreiber HSA Meeting from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the library before the Recent Graduate Panel begins at 7:30 p.m.)

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Literacy and Writing Programs in Our Schools

On Monday the Parent’s Council is having Dr. Westervelt present on the literacy and writing programs in Port and how they are being implemented K-12. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about new initiatives at our school, share feedback, and ask any related questions.

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Great News!

In the last several months, the Port Washington School District’s administration and BOE have undertaken two reviews that demonstrate their commitment to supporting the academic and emotional health of all our students.

In a focus on improving curricula offered to advanced learners as well as enriched learning in the classroom, the district hired consultant Dr. Joyce Van Tassel Baska, Professor Emeritus William and Mary and past president of the National Association of Gifted Children, to undertake a comprehensive review of our district’s advanced learning and enrichment opportunities (K-8).

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