The CCPS Advanced Academics (G/T) Program is designed to meet the needs of highly able learners and maximize student achievement. Advanced Academics teachers, in collaboration with classroom instructors, will continue to provide a continuum of instructional options designed to meet the needs of highly able learners and students identified as possessing gifted learning traits. This may include in-class extended instruction, pullout enrichment groups, and/or advanced resource development with classroom teachers. A Referral and Review Team, as well as collaboration with classroom teachers, will determine student eligibility for advanced instructional options. Indicators for participation include observational checklists, standardized test scores, work samples, and classroom performance. Although students are not typically, formally identified until the beginning of third grade, Advanced Academics teachers will continue to provide a range of services for grades K-5. Look for more information about the program to come home throughout the school year.
NEWS FROM GIFTED & TALENTED/ADVANCED ACADEMICS
Advanced Academics Parent Information Night
Wednesday, November 15th 6:00 – 6:40 pm
If you would like to hear more about the Advanced Academics Programs in Carroll County Public Schools, please consider attending a Parent Information Night on November 15th at 6:00 pm, here at Linton Springs Elementary School. The presentation will be held in Room D101 and given by Amey Sanders. If you are interested in the information but can’t make it that night, email AmeySanders@carrollk12.org to receive the presentation electronically. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Primary thinking skills (PTS) lessons are implemented in all Pre-K through Grade 2 classrooms. The advanced academic specialist will work with Pre-K through Grade 2 teachers several times during the school year to facilitate PTS lessons that expose all students to higher level thinking skills. These lessons utilize elements of Primary Education Thinking Skills (PETS), a program published by Pieces of Learning, and approved for use by CCPS. The lessons serve as a diagnostic tool for recognizing students who demonstrate strengths in the thinking skills presented. PTS lessons focus on skills such as:
- Analytical/analogous thinking
- Visual/spatial thinking
- Logical/deductive thinking
- Divergent/inventive thinking
If you have any questions or want more information, please reach out via phone or email, or check out G&T/Advanced Academic Programs on the CCPS website.
The art room is gearing up to get messy. Please send in a smock for your child. Any old shirt will work. If it is an adult shirt, please cut the sleeves or use a short sleeve shirt.
The first group that is to experience the fun of mess in the art room will be grades one and two starting next week with other grades following a few weeks after.
“Project ACES- Active Children Excel in School”
Be a “Project ACES” Family!
September 25 – October 8, 2023
LSE is participating in the 24th annual “Project ACES” challenge, an award-winning physical activity program developed in Carroll County by the Heart Health Action Team and Carroll County Public Schools. All 22 public elementary schools and several private schools are taking part in this two-week challenge to increase physical activity and improve health.
Students will receive a white journal with a calendar for keeping track of 60 minutes of physical activity each day. This amount meets the national physical activity guidelines for youth. Students should still turn in their forms with whatever amount they completed to get credit for doing the challenge. Please encourage your child to mark the ACES journal each day with the type of activity and total active time. All types of physical activity count: at school, at home or recreational programs. Your child can count brisk walking, skating, bicycle riding, dancing, martial arts, Wii active games, sports, playing in the yard, or helping with yard work - anything active! Include Physical Education class and active recess. Small amounts can add up to 60 minutes.
At the completion of the 2-week challenge, sign the white Project ACES journal and return it to school. All students who complete the challenge will receive a certificate and a chance to win sports prizes, including Baltimore Ravens game tickets! Schools can earn money toward their physical education and health programs.
For more information or if you would like to donate a student prize to your school, contact your child’s health or physical education teacher.
Have fun and get moving!
NEWS FROM THE VOCAL MUSIC ROOM
The music program at Linton Springs is in full swing! Students are hard at work preparing for the winter concert, learning new instruments, and exploring music concepts in class. The number of 4th grade students participating in chorus, band, and orchestra for the first time is amazing! Be on the lookout later this year for the recorder unit in grades 3-5 and the musical in grade 2!
PHYSICAL EDUCATION NEWS
Physical Education Restrictions
If your child is injured and cannot participate in PE for 3 days or less, a parent letter to the school will be sufficient. However, if the injury is serious or the activity restriction is longer than 3 days, a letter from the health care provider must be provided to school. If the letter does not include a return to full activity date, then the child will need a release note from the doctor for him/her to return to physical education classes. If your child requires the use of crutches, a walker, scooter or wheelchair during school a doctor’s note must be provided to allow them to use these devices in school.
Project ACES begins on Monday. Look for your student's movement journal and help encourage at least 60 minutes of physical activity over the next two weeks! Keep in mind that 30 minutes is completed here at school during recess. Have PE class? Log that time as well! Let's see how much physical activity LSE Super Stars can record!
LSE Health and PE teachers
The mission of the Linton Springs Elementary School Resource Team is to support colleagues and parents in providing differentiated instruction to move every child forward in the general education curriculum by addressing differences in learning styles and promoting self-advocacy.
The Special Education Resource Program is designed for those students with disabilities who are placed for all or most of their instruction in a regular classroom program and curriculum, but who require either consultative or supplementary support and assistance in order to learn. Students in this program have an Individualized Educational Program (IEP). In addition a wide range of itinerant services are available.
|Nicole Chaney||SpEd Resource|
|Katherine Andolina||SpEd Resource|
|Sarah Monroe||SpEd Resource|
|Jami Henley||SpEd Resource|
|Kelly Karner||SpEd Assistant|
|Rebecca Lamdin||SpEd Assistant|
|Melanie Rolfes||SpEd Clerical|
|Kashana Posson||SpEd Close Adult Support|
|Katrina Doolin||SpEd Close Adult Support|
|Rita Mullis||SpEd Close Adult Support|
|Kim Gibbons||SpEd Close Adult Support|
|Valerie Vance||SpEd Close Adult Support|
|Juliana Kearns||SpEd Close Adult Support|
|Bethany Gingerich||SpEd Close Adult Support|
|Karen Alderman||Behavior Support Specialist|
|Jeanine King||Occupational Therapist|
|Dr. Jessica Page||Physical Therapist|
|Nicole Maloney||Pupil Personnel Worker|
|Brenda Gretzinger||School Psychologist|
Contact us at 410-751-3280
The initial contact for any concerns regarding your child's educational program is your child's teacher. Call to schedule a parent/teacher conference.
Together, you and the classroom teacher will discuss and plan a course of action to address the concerns.
It is important to note that many students at one time or another may experience education problems which can be resolved without a special education IEP referral.
When needed, the Special Education clerical assistant will contact the parent to schedule a meeting with the IEP team. Further information on the IEP process is available by contacting Partners for Success at (410)751-3954 or (410) 751-3955. You may also link to the Carroll County Special Education Page.
|Welcome: Explanation of roles with introductions||All||2 min|
|Right of Parents Brochure/Partners for Success||Chairperson||2 min|
|Agenda Overview: We have allotted 60 minutes to discuss the following||Chairperson/Parent||2 min|
|Purpose of the Meeting||Chairperson/Parent||2 min|
|Present Levels of Performance:
Discussion of Focus Questions, information with regard to the current instructional program, student's pattern of progress.
May include review of current IEP and updated/current assessment data, if applicable.
Discussion to consider the need for evaluation/re-evaluations:
Determination and discussion of next steps, which may include:
Or if student previously identified with disability:
|Summary/Clarification with request for signatures||Chairperson||2 min|
1. What does your child do well?
2. For what kind of tasks does your child require assistance?
3. How does your child approach what he/she is unsure of?
4. What has been tried to help your child become more independent with this task(s)?
5. Are there any factors in your classroom environment which may be influencing your child's development?
Please bring any work samples that support your academic concerns.