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2019-2020 Comprehensive Needs Assessment Survey  

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Comprehensive Needs Assessment Survey

A Refresher

Our mission at Inverness Elementary School is to ensure GROWTH for ALL students in a positively engaging learning environment. 

The Journey thus Far

The impressive growth that students have shown thus far has not been attained by students alone. I have to give a huge shout out to the teachers/staff at Inverness University that work tirelessly to provide students with high expectations and clear learning targets. I also want to give a shout out to our students that engage in instruction, work hard, set goals and work to meet those goals. The art of teaching and learning is practiced daily and in every subject. 

The Season

While March is the month when the flowers bloom; the grass is all pretty and green; the sun shines brighter and longer each day; and the temperatures are generally warmer, we want to take this opportunity to bring everyone into FOCUS as we proceed with the remainder of the school year. I want us all to proceed with. A focus on helping Inverness sustain a “B” rating. This requires hard work, but it is NOT IMPOSSIBLE.  

The Plunge Forward

Don Lancaster, an American author, inventor and microcomputer pioneer said, “Most “impossible” goals can be met simply by breaking them down into bite size chunks, writing them down, believing them, and then going full speed ahead as if they were routine.” We just finished our third nine weeks benchmark. We will be helping students look at their progress, breaking what they have left to do into bite size chunks and then going full speed ahead as if it is just the routine. We know how to do hard things at IES and we know we can achieve our goal of maintaining our B rating.

How Can Parents Help

We hope that you take the time to talk to your children about the exciting things that they are learning each day. We encourage you to spend a few minutes each day asking them some of the following questions. What mistakes did you make today? What did you learn from them? How did you contribute to the learning today? What challenges did you accept today? What questions did you ask? What feedback did you receive today? What did you do with it? How did you show that you weren’t going to give up? How were you kind today? How were you safe today? How were you responsible today?

Additionally, your continued support with making sure students practice good behavior daily (including being safe, respectful, and responsible), get the proper rest nightly, study for at least 30 minutes nightly will be a tremendous help. Thank you for the fabulous year thus far!

Educationally Yours, Brenda Singleton  

 Academic Coach’s Corner - IES is Harvesting Academia

March Madness 

Just as we await to see who will win the Final Four in college basketball, here at  

Inverness Elementary School, we are awaiting to see who will win the most growth award for the 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmark. We are also awaiting the approach of the SCCSSD Brain Bowl to test our knowledge of all the content that has been presented to our students by our A+ teachers. We are looking forward to our Spring State Assessments, for we know that the students at IES are some of the best students in the District. Upon return of this much needed Spring Break (March 11th – 15th), we will be moving forward to reaching our mark which is a “B” status or better. Help us help your child(ren) to be their best and past all tests. Report cards will be issued on March 21st. Let’s take  time to pick up report cards and speak with teachers to ensure that students  are making strides in the right direction. Remember March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day – wear your green in support!

Mrs. Julia Harrington, Academic Coach 

Counselor’s Corner

Teaching and encouraging kindness is related to many of the following positive outcomes:

  •  Happy children! There is a natural good feeling that results when we do an act of kindness, even if it’s small. Happy and compassionate children do not have a need to bully others.
  •  Higher self-esteem. The “helper’s high” that comes from endorphins in our brains when we do something kind increases our sense of belonging. Children will feel like they can have a true impact on their environment.
  •  More friends. Feeling like they are accepted and liked by peers is usually very important to children of all ages. Kindness increases our connections with other people on a deeper level.

  • Improved academic success. The feel good effects of being kind help increase children'concentration and memory, which greatly impacts learning.  
  • Encourage your child to look outside themselves and be kind to someone  else.

Parent-teacher conferences can be helpful and informative. Try the tips below and get the most out of these important meetings. Always Prepare: Have some questions ready, for example, “How’s my child’s attitude in class”? Let the teacher know about your child’s strengths, needs, study habits and hobbies. Be Positive: Showing the teacher you appreciate his efforts helps build a strong working relationship. Talk about a project your child enjoyed, or comment on the bullentin board display at work.

Check Back: Work with your child on areas that needs help. After a few weeks, check on his progress by calling the teacher or writing a note. 

If you have any concerns regarding your child or would like me to meet with them, please contact me. I can be reached by email at or by phone at 662-265-0011.

Mrs. Naomi Fant, Counselor 

Parent Liaison's Corner - SchoolYear Reminders

If your child/children has a chronic illness, get a chronic illness statement from their doctor. If your child/children has asthma, please get an asthma action plan from their school and have their doctor or doctors complete it. Try to schedule doctor or dentist appointments after school.  Please submit excuses for every absences. My hours of operation are: Monday and Tuesday 7:00am to 4:00p.m.  

Cold & Flu Season Medications

We do not dispense medications of any type (prescription, cough medicine, aspirin, etc.) without a parent’s signature.

In the interest of efficiency, physician’s signatures are not required when PRESCRIPTION medications are brought to school IN THE PRESCRIPTION CONTAINER with directions and a current date. The written instructions on the container must correspond with the instructions parents give to schools

We will still need to have a MEDICATION FORM filled out by the parent to retain on file for the school year. We will not accept any medication brought to the school in bags or any containers other than the original prescription bottle. CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BRING ANY MEDICATIONS TO SCHOOL WITH THEM. PARENTS MUST BRING ANY MEDICATION (EVEN OVER THE COUNTER MED) TO THE OFFICE.

BeverlyGilmore,Parent Community Liaison 

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