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Sargent Scholarship Applications - Now Available! Due May 24!
Two $750 scholarships are available to the class of 2021 graduating seniors from Beacon High School who attended Sargent Elementary School. Head over to our Resources page to download a pdf of the application, or get the link to apply online. Teacher recommendation forms available as well. All applications are due May 24. Winners will be chosen 'blindly' by a panel of parent volunteers. We are looking for 2 parent volunteers to help judge the applications. Good luck!
The $1,500 in scholarship funds is made possible by donations from our community. If you would like to help fund the scholarships, please donate here. Or, if you would like to sponsor a scholarship, please reach out. Thank you!
Hudson Valley Seed Company Fundraiser Is Here! Click Seeds Below!
School Comprehensive Education Plan Update from Principal Archer
Sargent has developed and is implementing a School Comprehensive Education Plan (SCEP). We are doing this because our school's academic performance for New York State ELA and Math testing for our Black students did not have a large enough improvement/increase.
A team of teachers created five goals and action plans for improvement which Principal Archer shared in an overview about the process. Click here to watch the meeting held to describe what's happening.
If you have questions, please email Principal Archer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can you help fulfill a Sargent Teacher's wish? Today, we are letting you know about the Sargent Wish List - easy one-click ordering to fulfill a classroom wish for a teacher - the item ships right to school! Thanks for helping make your teacher's wish come true!
Are you wondering how to keep kids safe online? Do you know what it means to be a good "digital citizen"? What is the best way to handle online bullying? Ryan Biracree, the director of the Innovation & Learning Center at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison, gave a presentation on online learning and digital communication, and what to watch out for.
- ways to keep elementary-age children safe online,
- the elements of digital literacy, and
- how to build digital citizenship skills.
Ryan runs an array of science, technology, and writing programs for kids at the Library. He teaches classes and workshops for parents and children on digital literacy, online safety, information literacy, and digital citizenship. Ryan is an educator dedicated to inclusivity and creativity. He is also a Sargent parent!
Sargent Identified as TSI School
Click Here for a letter from Dr. Landahl about Sargent Elementary School having been identified as a TSI school based on state test data from the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school year. The identification for both schools comes from Black students not showing enough academic growth on the state tests from those two years.
Click Here for a letter from Principal Archer giving information about the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) Survey with questions addressing systems and organization, school leadership, curriculum, instruction, social-emotional learning, and parent and community engagement. The District sees this survey it as an opportunity to have a community-wide conversation about how they can provide your children with the skills and support they need to reach their full potential.
On January 25th's Board of Education meeting, there will be a presentation from Sargent about the recent TSI process. Dr. Landahl said, "We will invite folks from Sargent, and my team will share what the TSI process has been like for those schools and the overview of the data and the gathering and the initial plan. A lot of time and focus has been on that in the last month or two." Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We Are Starting Fresh
The PTO is your voice.
Everyone at Sargent - family, teacher, or staff - is a member of the PTO.
You do not need to pay dues or make a donation to join the PTO, come to meetings, or have a vote.
The PTO is organized by an elected team of volunteer teachers, staff and parents/caregivers. The organizing team (sometimes called the “board”) relies on the wider Sargent community to run activities and programs that benefit all students. There are countless ways to help.
Here is a Back to School "care package" that Jenny recommends: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uI-ysnpQo0DztegyaKcDmiRwjS1Yu1sN/view. It's a workbook and 1-page guide to various aspects of being back in school mode this year. Some are aimed at adults, some at kids. We recommend quickly scrolling through in case you see something that could come in handy!
Check beaconk12.org for most official and updated info
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