Mrs. Wendy Shuler
2014 - 2015
COLT Teacher of the Year
District Teacher of the Year
Did You Know?
All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer (White, 1906; Heyns, 1978; Entwisle & Alexander 1992; Cooper, 1996; Downey et al, 2004).
Dear COLT Parents,
We hope this summer will be filled with lots of fun memories made through experiences reading with your child. Chester County Schools provided you with five engaging books for you and your child to read together this summer, and for you to keep to read again and again! Research shows the very best way to prepare children for the next grade is to read a variety of different fiction and non-fiction texts over the summer. Your child, along with your child’s teacher, selected titles from three packs of books: fiction, nonfiction, or theme-based. The packet contains five books within your child’s reading Lexile range, each with a comprehension activity sheet, and a Reading Journal. As you read each book with your child, use the activities to support your child’s reading comprehension and enjoyment. You may want to go over the “tricky words” with your child BEFORE you read, and ask the comprehension questions at the end, followed by the suggested activities in the Reading Journal. The Parent Tips listed on the back side of this letter will help you and your child with activities that strengthen reading and writing during the summer months and all seasons of the year! Your child’s reading efforts will be rewarded when he/she returns to school in the Fall!
Please have your child bring the activity sheets and Reading Journal on the first day of school. We will plan a celebration to reward students for their efforts!Have fun reading this summer and we’ll see you next year!
"High Tech, High Expectations"
On behalf of the Chester Park Center of Literacy through Technology faculty and staff, we would like to welcome you into the 2014-2015 school year. Welcome to the COLT Family. We look forward to offering your child an interactive, literacy and technology based curriculum. COLT students are "High Tech with High Expectations" for applying technology into the learning process. COLT teachers are experts in not only teaching pedagogy, but also technology integration and applications.
We invite you to assist us in achieving the mission of our school by preparing our students for the future. There are many opportunities available for both you and your child to become involved within our school. Parent opportunities include: serving as a volunteer, assisting the PTO with fundraisers or events, serving on the School Improvement Council, assisting with learning activities, etc. Opportunities for student involvement are list in our agenda. Parent and community involvement are both essential in creating success for your child and our school.
We would like to thank our PTO for purchasing our agendas which have been developed to offer you a helpful resource. The agenda planner was designed to assist your chiild in organizing his/her daily, weekly, and long-term assignments and to serve as a reference for parents who seek to provide academic support at home. COLT parents are our partners in educating the children of this community.
We look forward to creating a memorable school year with you! And remember, EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A COOL COLT KID!
Dr. Tammy Graham, Principal