Evergreen School District Dual Language Immersion Opportunities!
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Distrito Escolar Evergreen Oportunidades de inmersión en dos idiomas!
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Cơ hội học tập song ngữ! Hãy làm khảo sát của chúng tôi!
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Our District is on a continuous journey to make our schools the best places for students to learn, staff to work, and parents to send their children for a strong education. We are looking to expand opportunities for our families with an English-Spanish dual language immersion program in 2020-2021! This survey is designed to help us gauge interest not only for an English-Spanish program, but also the potential for an English-Cantonese/Mandarin and English-Vietnamese program in the future. This survey is designed to adapt to your responses and will take between 3-7 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your participation.
Distrito Escolar Evergreen Oportunidades de inmersión en dos idiomas
Nuestro distrito está en un viaje continuo para hacer de nuestras escuelas los mejores lugares para que los estudiantes aprendan, el personal trabaje y los padres envíen a sus hijos a una buena educación. ¡Estamos buscando ampliar las oportunidades para nuestras familias con un programa de inmersión en dos idiomas inglés-español en 2020-21! Esta encuesta está diseñada para ayudarnos a medir el interés no solo para un programa inglés-español sino también para el potencial de un programa inglés-cantonés / mandarín e inglés-vietnamita en el futuro. Esta encuesta está diseñada para adaptarse a sus respuestas y tomará entre 3 y 7 minutos completarla. Gracias de antemano por tu participación.
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Học khu của chúng tôi đang trên một hành trình liên tục để biến trường học của chúng tôi thành nơi tốt nhất để học sinh học tập, nhân viên làm việc và phụ huynh gửi con em họ đến một nền giáo dục tốt. Chúng tôi đang tìm cách mở rộng cơ hội cho các gia đình của chúng tôi với chương trình song ngữ Anh-Tây Ban Nha vào năm 2020-21! Khảo sát này được thiết kế để giúp chúng tôi thu hút sự quan tâm không chỉ đối với một chương trình tiếng Anh-Tây Ban Nha mà còn là tiềm năng cho một chương trình tiếng Anh-tiếng Quảng Đông / tiếng Quan Thoại và tiếng Anh-tiếng Việt trong tương lai. Khảo sát này được thiết kế để thích ứng với câu trả lời của bạn và sẽ mất từ 3 đến 7 phút để hoàn thành. Cảm ơn bạn trước sự tham gia của bạn.
Situated against the east foothills of San Jose, lies Laurelwood Elementary School. A beautifully landscaped school built in 1971, our school is tucked in at the end of a cozy middle class neighborhood of ranch houses surrounding the magnificent property with views of Mount Hamilton to the east. Laurelwood is home to 342 students, one special day class, and three county special needs classes. Being small has its strengths and challenges. The greatest strength and pride is the tight knit community we serve. We know our families well and they know us as an integral part of the community. Laurelwood is a hub for a myriad of student and community activities. During the school day, the office is a revolving door for our diverse parent and community volunteers. In the afternoons and evenings, students and families can be seen on campus taking art courses, participating in sports programs, attending movie and education nights, as well as, other community sponsored events.
As the economy changes, so does our community. Our attendance is unique as we serve multiple demographics. Students in the surrounding neighborhood of working middle-class well-established track homes have the ability to walk to school. Just south of Laurelwood is a newer medium density housing tract of townhomes. South of that is a larger neighborhood of newer homes that have recently had great turnover. We have a healthy mix of long-time residents, many of whom are retired and are caring for their grandchildren who attend Laurelwood. While we have many young established single-family households, we also have many residents who have rented space, creating multiple family dwellings. Our demographic population is comprised of Hispanic (31%) American Indian (3%), Asian (43%), African American (9%), Filipino (3%), and White (13%). Our population speaks over 10 languages. Twenty-three percent of our students are EL and 24% are socioeconomically disadvantaged.
Our community, which includes our staff, is an important extension of our school. We have been fortunate to maintain a long-time K-6 teaching and itinerant staff who are passionate about the community they serve. Additionally, we have a half-time resource specialist, psychologist, and speech therapist. Our nurse is here one day every other week to address health concerns that arise with our students. Our part time art and music teachers also add to our family. Many of our staff is proud to say that their homes lie within the Laurelwood boundaries or within the greater Evergreen community. This deep commitment to the community and the school, Laurelwood staff has established longstanding relationships with our parents. There is a friendly, trusting, positive rapport and support for the academic rigor and our students’ experience at Laurelwood. This continues to foster a healthy appreciation for learning and student achievement.
Not only is this collaborative culture evident between our teachers, opportunities to collaborate and share ideas exist with our extended community partnerships. Together with input from our parents, community, PTA, School Site Council (SSC), ELAC, we share and discuss regularly how we can support our classrooms and work toward continually improving our students’ achievement. As discussed in the Blue Print for Great Schools, strong schools meet the needs of the whole child and Laurelwood’s “village” supports the needs of all learners. In the last three years, our parents have, through donation, SSC, fundraising, book fair, and matching grants supported the commitment to 21st century learning by equipping each classroom with a document camera and projector. Our book fair, SSC and PTA has supported the implementation of integrated whiteboards, known as SMARTBoards. Currently, the majority of our classrooms use SMARTBoards to enhance instruction and work to meet the needs of all learners, as well as, provide another avenue for our targeted students, such as Hispanic, ELs, and socioeconomically disadvantaged gain greater opportunities for differentiated access. We currently have two iPad carts, two Chromebook carts, and at least 6 iPads/Chromebooks in every classroom to support the instructional needs.
It is expected that within the next two years, each classroom will have more access to technology in the classroom. Our SSC meet regularly to discuss data results, new ideas, parent education nights, along with cultural assemblies, field trips, etc. that develop and enhance the learning of the whole child. Funding comes from parent donation, PTA donations, matching grants and our SPSA. Based on our current trend in increased student achievement, our extended support and involved families have a positive effect on student achievement and this supports the research that student success has a direct impact on involved families and communities. The trusting collaborative partnership we have forged with our community contributes to acquiring successful high quality instructional strategies and resources that are helping to close the achievement gap at Laurelwood.