• Dear Parents/Guardians,

             The school year got off to a great start, hard to believe the first semester is almost over.  The students have been working hard in Literacy class.  Reading is fundamental to success, please continue to read with your child and encourage them to read on their own as well.  We have begun a unit on Non-fiction signposts which are specific reading strategies which help to actively engage  the reader. Our focus has been on the "3 Big Questions: 1. What surprised me? 2.  What did the author assume I knew? 3. What challenged, changed or confirmed my thinking."    

    Students took their first Scholastic Reading Assessment in September, which measures their reading Lexile scores.  The September score will serve as a baseline for the remainer of the year.  Students will take this assessment after each marking period and tracks their progress on a line graph.   I will update parents and guardians after each assessment and provide students with a list of books based on their preferences in their Lexile levels. 

              If you would like to donate a box of tissues, and/or a bottle of hand sanitizer, that would be very much appreciated as they are always needed!  Please have all supplies by Monday, September 24th if possible.  

             Good communication is vital, so please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.  The best way to get in touch with me is via e-mail, at:  ekochis@jacksonsd.org.

    I will sign your childs planner each night and ask  you to do the same so jotting a note in your child's planner is another way to communicate with me.  Thank you in advance for your support as we work together to make this a successful year. 


    Eileen Kochis 






  • Conferences will be held Novemeber 12-14, Monday-Wednesday from 1- 3 and  Wednesday evening 6-8 pm. Please log onto Geneis to register. Parent Teacher Conferences - Nov. 12-14, 2018

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