Student Placement Procedures for the 2013-2014 School Year
As the 2012-2013 school year draws to a close, we start to consider class placements for next year. At John Eaton, pupil placement is really a group effort. Our specialists and classroom teachers work together to review and discuss information about each student in order to form classes that are balanced by gender, ethnic background, academic performance and specific learning need. Our goal is to place each child in a class where his or her individual instructional, social, and emotional needs are met.
In order to achieve this goal, information provided by teachers and specialists regarding the student’s academic achievement, work habits, social behavior, and special services currently received is carefully evaluated. Information about any special health issues and whether a student should be separated from another student for academic or social reasons is also taken into consideration.
If you have any information about your child and/or the type of learning environment you feel would be best suited for your child, please share it with the principal in writing / email (firstname.lastname@example.org) before Friday, May 24, 2013. It is important to share specific characteristics about your child(ren). Please do not, however, request a particular teacher as changes in personnel occur frequently due to a variety of reasons. Teacher assignments, therefore, are not usually finalized until the week prior to the opening of school. Classroom assignments are posted at our Open House and changes will not be made.
We at John Eaton are committed to building the classrooms in which we believe all children will learn best and be most successful. Thank you in advance for your contribution, understanding and support of this important process.
Dale E. Mann
This spring Eaton is the recipient of an outreach garden effort offered to ten DC schools via an organization called City Blossoms. City Blossoms is working with the Nature Conservancy to create pollinator gardens—gardens for plants, animals, and human food. As a partner with City Blossoms on this project, Eaton receives $2,500 toward garden efforts, five workshops with a group of approximately 20 students, and an iPad and colored pencils. Thanks to music teacher Amber Walson for telling Eaton about this wonderful opportunity. For more information about City Blossoms, go to www.cityblossoms.org
May 18, 2013, is Eaton’s Annual Auction, our largest fundraiser of the year. The deadline for accepting donations has been extended to April 26th. Keep those donations coming!!! You can pickup forms at the school or download/fill out online forms at: http://eatondc.org/2013-auction/Thank you for your support!
Mr. Parodi received the Jackie and Rachel Robinson Society’s Outstanding Teacher Award. Eaton ES has been partnering with George Washington University for several years as students learn about Jackie Robinson’s life and legacy. Congratulations Mr. Parodi!
John Eaton ES is looking for a highly qualified full-time reading teacher/specialist and classroom teacher for the 2013-14 school year. If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to Principal Mann at email@example.com . For DCPS certification requirements, visit http://osse.dc.gov