About The School

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Based on the belief that each child should achieve to his or her greatest potential, our mission is to provide a challenging curriculum and a risk free learning environment with special emphasis on self-esteem, respect and individual differences.

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About The School

Our Programs

STAR: (Standardized Test for the Assessment of Reading and Math) is a computerized reading test that each child takes on the computer. The scores show their reading comprehension level and their math level.

Accelerated Reader:
A.R. is a computerized reading comprehension program that allows students to read and take tests in their classrooms as well as the Media Center. The children earn points which allow them to reach their goals. If they reach their goals each grading period, they have their pictures on the AR Hall of Fame wall and participate in extra recess and treats. The library currently has about 3,000 A.R. books. The public library has a list of our A.R. tests.

Accelerated Math: A.M. is a computerized math program that covers the common mathematics curriculum from grade 1 through grade 5. It automatically produces and scores several types of assignments. The Accelerated Math reports allow the teacher to monitor students' work on all the assignments and help them with difficulties as they occur.

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linC: LinC at Girard Elementary serves the needs of the high-end learners. LinC stands for Learning in Consultation. The LinC teacher and the classroom teacher work together to provide activities for the high-end learners. Students will be challenged and motivated to excel through creative units.

Book Buddies: This allows a second grade class to team up with a First or Kindergarten class and read together.

Reading Renaissance: Using STAR test results as a basis, Reading Renaissance encourages growth in students' reading ability and level. The teachers conference at least once a week on an individual basis with their students to make sure they are meeting goals in comprehension. Students are encouraged to check out books from the media center that are at or above their current reading level.


Good Citizens: Each 9 weeks each teacher chooses one child from her/his classroom that has been a good citizen. They will be treated to lunch from Goldfingers.


Girard Elementary School-Wide Expectations

 Expectations

Classroom

Hallway/Sidewalk   Gym/Playground

 We are
respectful.

 Be a good listener
Say "please" and "thank you"
Get attention the right way
Use appropriate tone of voice
and body language
Respect the time, space, and property of others

 Be a good listener
Greet people appropriately
Use appropriate tone of voice
Move quietly
Respect personal space
 Enter quietly and in squad order
Say "please" and "thank you"
Get attention the right way
Use appropriate tone of voice
Sit quietly in assigned square
Respect personal space
Display good sportsmanship
Be a good listener
 We are safe.  Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself
Always walk
Ask permission to leave the room
Talk to a staff member if you have a concern
Be alert to your surroundings
 Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself
Always walk
Be alert to your surroundings
Quiet zone
 Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself
Play carefully
Use equipment properly
Stay within the playground area
Wear tennis shoes and socks
Be alert to your surroundings
Stop and listen when the whistle blows

 We are
responsible

 Follow directions the first time
Be prepared (routine, supplies,
and assignments)
Stay on task
Do your best work
Use materials appropriately
Clean up your station
Take care of school property
 Walk on the sidewalks
Walk to the right
Go directly to your destination
Clean up after yourself
Take care of school property

 Ask for permission to get out the equipment
Return equipment to its proper place
Do not throw paper on the ground
Sit correctly on all equipment

 We are kind.  Use kind words and actions
Help others
Share and take turns
Include everyone
 Use kind words and actions
Help others
Greet people and respond appropriately
Use kind words and actions
Help others
Share equipment and take turns
Include everyone 
 Expectations  Cafeteria Bus and Bus Area  Bathroom 
 We are
respectful.
 Be a good listener
Say "please" and "thank you"
Get attention the right way
Use a quiet voice
 Be a good listener
Say "please" and "thank you"
Get attention the right way
Use a quiet voice
Respect personal space and
property of others
 Respect school property
Respect privacy
Use a quiet voice
 We are safe.  Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself
Always walk
 Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself
Stay seated
Enter and exit the bus appropriately
Use a quiet voice
 Wash and dry hands properly
Flush toilet
Follow classroom procedures before going to the bathroom
Do not throw paper on the floor
 We are
responsible.
 Follow directions the first time
Get the necessary items the first time through the lunch line
Clean up after yourself
Use appropriate manners
Keep your belongings with you
Sit in assigned area
 Keep your personal belongings with you at all times
Be ready to get on/off the bus at the right time
Eating is not permitted on the bus
 Clean up after yourself
Use the supplies correctly
Talk with a staff member if you have a concern
 We are kind.  Use kind words and actions
Help others
 Use kind words and actions
Help others
Greet the driver
Take turns
Wait patiently 


School supplies needed at Girard Elementary


Documents needed for Enrollment at Girard

**Proof of Residence: In order to register your student, the parent or legal guardian must provide documentation (current light bill, etc.) indicating the place of residency.

Immunization: All students entering Alabama public schools are required by law to be immunized prior to starting school. The parent or the guardian must bring the blue immunization to enroll a child.

Birth Certificate: This certificate is used to verify the correct legal name and birth date. In compliance with federal, state and system guidelines, all students are enrolled using the legal name on the student's birth certificate unless there has been a court-ordered name change and a photocopy of the name change has been provided at enrollment.

Legal Guardianship or Custody Papers: are necessary to this student based on the following scenarios:

Adoption

If student lives with anyone else, i.e. grandparents, aunt, uncle, sibling, friends or other relatives

Social Security Card: Please bring a copy when you enroll your child.


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