Welcome to Fleetwood Elementary!
New Assessments This Year For Gifted and Advanced Course Placement
Effective in the 2013-2014 school year, the district no longer employs the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test as an assessment. The criteria for student placement in our Gifted Academic Program (GAP) and Advanced Courses will therefore change for the 2014-2015 school year.
A number of factors will be considered, for example, in GAP placement. This year, staff will look at the student’s Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) level, and their district writing assessment score, in addition to the new Progressive Math Initiative (PMI) final exam score at Grades 2 and 3. This chart will define the assessments used by all grade levels for GAP Placement.
Meanwhile, the criteria for Advanced Math Courses will also change for next year. This chart shows the specific criteria that will be used at each grade level. Once again, the PMI Final Exam will take the place of the MAP Test scores in this determination, along with other criteria.
In the area of Enriched Language Arts courses at Hartford and Harrington Schools, the placement criteria will include the student’s NJASK score, a strong teacher’s recommendation with focus on the student’s diligence, perseverance, and persistence (a strong work ethic) in addition to the student’s ability as reflected by grade. Students must have an A-Average in literacy learning, and must demonstrate above-grade level performance in reading and writing on the Fountas and Pinnell benchmark assessment. This assessment offers teachers both a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the student’s reading behaviors and patterns. The benchmark assessment will be administered in the spring.
New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (ASK) Test
It is mandatory in the state of New Jersey that all students in public schools be tested in Grades 3-8 each year via the NJ ASK Test. This assessment is created and distributed by the NJ Department of Education under strict testing guidelines. It gauges student skill levels in Mathematics, Language Arts and Science. Generally administered in our school in May, the state testing spans four to five days. Student scores are received by the district either in late summer or early fall.
PAARC Testing Begins Next Year
Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, Mount Laurel will administer the online PAARC Assessment in place of the NJ ASK Test.Tips for Parents To Help Students Prepare For Testing
Learn more about the PAARC Test here.
The Parents Section of our website includes a page of resources specifically geared to help parents prepare their children for testing. Access it here.
As a way to promote reading, The Mount Laurel Fire Department and the Mount Laurel Library are excited to announce the third year of the Get Fired Up for Literacy program. This is a reading contest for all Mount Laurel public school students in grades 1-4. The contest will begin Saturday, December 21, and will end Sunday, January 5.
One student from each grade of the combined six Mount Laurel elementary schools (grades 1 through 4) who reads and logs the most minutes within the above-mentioned two-week period will be deemed a winner. This means there will be four winners per school, and a total of 24 backpacks awarded as prizes throughout the Mount Laurel School District.
The Mount Laurel Fire Department will randomly draw one grand prize winner per school of the four winners mentioned above. The grand prize winner will receive a ride to school in a fire truck. Finally, each student who participates and reads a minimum of 60 minutes will receive a certificate. Note: Previous grand prize winners are not eligible for fire truck rides. The winners will be posted Monday, January 13, 2014, and the fire truck rides will be given the week of February 10, 2014.
Students wishing to participate may register here.
Fleetwood School Hours:
Grades 1-4: 8:30 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Kindergarten A.M.: 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kindergarten P.M.: 12:25 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Early dismissal grades 1-4: 12:30 p.m.
*On half days, P.M. Kindergarten begins at 10 a.m. and dismisses at 12:30 p.m.
Fleetwood School's Anti-Bullying Specialist is Erica Dager, 231 Fleetwood Avenue, 856-235-3004
December 2 to 17 - Holiday Food Drive (Jello Only)
December 9 to 20 - Toys for Tots
December 13 - Spirit Day - "Neon Day"
December 17 - Board of Education Regular Meeting
December 23 to January 1 - School Closed - Winter Recess
Happy New Year!
January 2 - School Reopens
January 3 - Hartford Choir Visits
January 9 - Family Night IN: Movie Night
January 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - School Closed
January 23 - Reading Fair
January 24 - Spirit Day
January 30 - Family Night Out
Parents: Looking for a program to keep your children safe while surfing the Internet? The program we use here in school is now available to you at home.
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Just looking for a quick and basic guide to specific information about our schools? The links below will provide you with a basic fact sheet on the topics listed. Don't see something you wish was here? Just yell! We'll get it up right away for you.
Registering a child new to the district
Job Opportunities - Certified
Job Opportunities - Support and Substitute
2013-14 School Calendar
School Locations and Contact Info
Map of our schools and sending areas