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Bel Air was 1 of 13 Prince William County Public Schools to receive the 2013 Teacher Incentive Performance Award (TIPA) project awards for demonstrating the student growth and achievement, quality teaching, and the school environment needed to help children make major educational strides. The project is part of the ongoing PWCS commitment to boosting the academic proficiency of students in the neediest schools. 
 
School Announcements
Teacher of the Year/ Washington Post Award Nominees
Our art teacher Ms. Tice and head start teacher Ms. Wright were both nominated for the Teacher of the Year and Washington Post awards.  To read more, click here.

Congratulations Ms. Wright and Ms. Tice!
Homework

Bel Air Elementary will be implementing some guidelines regarding homework 
based on the new regulation, 663-1. Due to the revision of the regulation on 
July 24, 2013, Bel Air’s expectations are:

v  Kindergarten ~10-20 min. of reading daily

v  Grades 1st-2nd ~ 10-20 min. of reading daily

v  Grades 3rd-5th ~ 30-50 min. of reading daily

v  Homework will be project based when necessary

 

The purpose of homework is to reinforce skills learned in school that the child can complete “Independently” they shouldn’t need parent support to complete their homework. For the 2013-2014 school year, Bel Air Elementary implemented a new “Take Home Reading” program. Students are provided a baggie with their “Independent” DRA level. This means that they should be able to decode, comprehend, and read the book fluently without support. We understand some students may have a higher DRA level because of fluency and decoding, however comprehension may be a concern.

Note: Please click here to read a research-based article on homework, “What students would do if they did not do their Homework.” By Dorothy Suskin.

Panther Press
The Panther Press (our Bi-Monthly Newsletter) is located in the links to the left under Announcements & News if you would like to see what's going on at Bel Air.

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