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Title: Welcome Parents

April 3, 2003
Welcome Parents
  • Central Park Middle School
  • Parent Orientation
  • to 6th Grade

  • Dr. Tebbano, Principal
  • Mr. DeLorenzo, Asst. Principal
  • Mrs. Dalrymple, Counselor (A - K)
  • Mrs. Hall, Counselor (L - Z)
  • Megan and Garrett - 6th grade students at CPMS
  • Mr. Kosiur, Co-President PTO

Spring 2002Transition Activities
  • CPMS Newsletters
  • are sent to Elementary
  • Classes each month.

Principal Breakfast
  • In January, the principals of our elementary
    schools were invited to a breakfast meeting with
    the CP principal and assistant principal. We had
    an opportunity to share ideas and talk about ways
    to make the transition to middle school smoother.

Welcome Letter
  • Current 6th graders write friendly letters to 5th
    grade students and describe our school and what
    it is like to be in 6th grade.

Intake Sheets
  • Student informational intake sheets are completed
    by 5th grade teachers and reviewed by guidance
    counselors, teachers, and administrators at
    Central Park.

Conversations Continue
  • Informal email and telephone questions between
    CPMS and elementary teachers/administrators occur
    throughout the spring.

5th - 6th Grade Teacher Meeting
  • On April 14th, 5th grade teachers from all of our
    elementary schools and 6th grade teachers from
    the three middle schools will participate in a
    planning/best practice workshop. This event is
    being sponsored by the GE Fund Middle School
    Extension Grant.

Getting Comfortable with Middle School
  • Day long visitation
  • to CPMS. Each
  • student gets a 6th
  • grade buddy for
  • the day. Students
  • attended classes
  • and see the middle
  • school up close and
  • personal!

Students at Lunch!
Enjoying a Visit to CPMS!
More Happy Visitors
After a Visit we Re-Group!
Hey, we have Everyday Math Here too!
Do we have to leave?
Central Park AwardedNYS School of Excellence
  • In October 1999,
  • Central Park
  • Middle School
  • was recognized as a
  • New York State
  • Blue Ribbon School
  • of Excellence

Program of Study
  • 5 Core Subjects
  • (Taught Every Day)
  • English, Reading, Math, Science, and Social

Two Encore Classes
  • Physical Education - all year every other day
  • Music - every other day 1/2 year
  • Language/Culture Theme - every other day 1/2 year
  • Computer - 20 weeks, every day
  • Art - 10 Weeks, every day
  • Home Careers - 10 Weeks, every day

Enrichment Activity Period (EA)
  • Students are encouraged to participate in EA
  • The activities are sponsored by teachers and
    staff members.
  • If students do not choose an activity, they
    remain in a classroom Study Hall
  • EA Period is a part of the school day 205 - 240
  • Music groups meet during EA

Parent Transition Issues
  • All students are randomly assigned to teams.
  • The only exceptions are High Ability English,
    High Ability Math, and Special Education
  • We are unable to honor requests for specific
    teams or student pairings.

District Testing Schedule
  • Final Exams
  • District-wide finals exams are cumulative and are
    given in English, Math, Science, and Social
  • They count for 20 of a course grade.
  • 6th grade is the first time your child will take
    a comprehensive final exam.
  • TONYSS Assessment
  • The district administers this assessment in April
    - May.
  • Scores from the Terra Nova assessment are used as
    a guide for placement in accelerated classes
    for 7th grade.

Discipline Issues
  • The role of the Assistant Principal
  • Detention/Suspension
  • The I List
  • Mediation Programs
  • LOJ Programs
  • Project SAVE Legislation

Parent Help Necessary
  • First Time Bus Riders - You will receive
    information from our Transportation Dept.
  • Attendance - We want your child here every day
    he/she is not ill.
  • Tardy - you MUST send your child
    with a note when he/she is
    late for school.
  • Late Bus - Every day at 345 PM. This bus does
    not stop at every regular bus stop.
  • Bus Safety - Riding a bus to school is a

  • 6th graders biggest fear!
  • No sharing lockers
  • Keep lock combination a secret.
  • You may bring your own lock.
  • For a 5.00 deposit, students may use a school
    lock. Deposits are returned at the end of the
  • Teachers will teach and review locker
  • Backpacks are kept in lockers and must be small
    enough to fit.

Communication Between Home and School
  • Monthly Newsletter - Ask your child if you dont
    see it by the 3rd of the month!
  • Teacher/Parent Phone Calls
  • Homework Hotline
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Agenda Planners
  • Interim Progress Reports
  • Report Cards
  • Parent/Teacher/Student Conference
  • Email

Communication and Safety
  • The safety of every CPMS student is important to
  • We MUST be able to contact you or a relative
    during the day.
  • In the event of a 911 emergency, the paramedics
    will not treat your child without your approval
    and consent, at the time of the emergency.

Beepers Number Cell Phone Number Let us know when
numbers change.
The Student Perspective
  • Experience With Transition
  • Expectations in Middle School
  • Advise for Parents and Students

Services Student Recognition
  • Student Services
  • Awards Programs and Recognition
  • Promotion Policy
  • How To Succeed in Middle School

After School Program
  • 5 days a week, October- May
  • 240 - 510 PM
  • Late Bus available
  • Homework Help
  • Classes
  • Snacks
  • Sports
  • Contests, Field Trips, and much more!

Parent Involvement
  • Parent Conferences
  • Note
  • Please do not believe
  • your child when they
  • tell you that we do
  • not want your help,
  • assistance, or that
  • they did all their
  • homework in EA.
  • Parent Groups include PTO and Shared Decision
    Making Team.
  • Chaperoning Field Trips/Dances, etc.
  • Attendance at school functions
  • School Committees

Summer Opportunity
  • Transition Summer Program funded by the GE
    Middle School Extension Grant
  • Ms. Ng and Ms. Hartkern
  • Weeks of July 15th and July 22nd
  • Three page information sheets will be passed out.
  • One week, ½ day, fun-filled opportunity

Next 6th Grade Orientation
  • Tuesday, August 27th
  • 900 - 1130 AM
  • Students will get their schedule, meet some
    teachers, tour the building, and become prepared
    for their first day of 6th grade.
  • Parents are welcome to attend but your
  • attendance is not necessary.

Summer 2002
  • Summer Reading Assignment
  • District Mailings
  • District Calendar
  • Bus Information
  • Schedule from C.P.
  • August Orientation Reminder

Locker Night for 6th graders
  • Wednesday, August 28th
  • 630 - 730 PM
  • Students will have an opportunity to get their
    assigned hall locker, decorate it if they like,
    and put their lock on the locker.

6th Grade Welcome Dance
  • Friday, September 13th
  • 7-9 PM
  • Cost - 2.00
  • 6th graders only
  • Sponsored by our 8th grade class and the PTO.

Questions Answers
  • We are happy to answer your questions now.
  • If you have questions later in the summer, please
    feel free to call us.
  • The school telephone number is 370-8250.

Central Park Motto
  • Climbing the Hill to a
  • High Education!

The End
Have A Good Evening and thank you for coming.
Refreshments, compliments of our PTO, are being
served in the front hallway.
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