AMES University

AMES University

At our first School Improvement Council meeting, our council discussed ways to keep our parents informed on different school initiatives.  School has certainly changed over the past few years and continues to change as we strive to provide the very best education for your child.  Of course, research show that children benefit most when parents and educators work together. 

AMES University will offer opportunities for parents to learn about different programs being offered to your child in school and strategies for helping them at home.  Please look for information to come home about opportunities to learn more about our school programs.  Our hope is that AMES University will be that link between the school and  parents to ensure that we are all doing everything we can to provide the best possible educational opportunities our children.

Family Friendly Standards Website

Here is a great link to the SC Standards website.  This is a great resources to make parents aware of what their child should be learning at school.   please click on the link below.

http://www.scfriendlystandards.org/elementaryk.htm

Imagination Library

Please click on the following link to obtain a free copy of
Dolly Parton’s IMAGINATION LIBRARY Official Registration Form

Reading At Home

Teachers and administrators reiterate the importance of reading.  Please feel free to view the handout below to get tips on ways to work with your child at home.

English version

Spanish version

4K-3rd Grade Dolch Word Lists

Dolch words, or sight words, are critical in early reading development because they represent high-frequency words and are difficulty to sound out or illustrate. Below is a a list of all Dolch words by grade level that are great to use when practicing words with their child.

4K-3rd Grade Dolch Word Lists

Power School Parent Portal

PowerSchool Parent Portal - Find out what is going on at your child's school anytime, anywhere! With PowerSchool, you can easily read daily bulletins, keep up with class assignments and check on recorded grades.  PowerSchool provides real-time access to your child's assignments, grades, attendance, and more!  You may login to the Internet and type http://powerschool.spart6.org in your address bar and type in your username and password in
the display screen below.  If you cannot remember your username and password or are a first time user, you may pick up your
secure username and password from Mrs. Beauvais or Ms. Foster-Garren in the office.

OLWEUS

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is one of the best-known bullying prevention programs. OBPP has been proven to prevent or reduce bullying.

The goals of OBPP are to reduce bullying problems and prevent new bullying problems from happening. The program also works to make relationships better among students. The program is for all students, not just those who are being bullied or who are bullying others.  There are several components of this program to ensure the success.  One being, this program will be integrated with our school-wide character education program. This will be done through our guidance counselors as she holds her guidance classes. Teachers will be holding class meetings weekly to present lesson that deal with different types of bullying issues.

Parents and guardians play a key role in this program. Your child will be asked to tell an adult at school and at home if he or she is bullied or sees bullying happening at school. It will be very important that you take any bullying seriously and tell our school
staff. Our school staff members are being trained to deal with bullying situations when we are told about them.

Should you have any further questions about this program, please do not hesitate to contact our school.