Thank you for your donations! Your generosity has raised $83,996 for the Tritt Tiger Foundation!!! If you still have an outstanding pledge, you can fulfill it through Tuesday, May 20th. CONGRATULATIONS to the families who won the parking spot drawings!! The winners of the Spring TTF Privileged Parking Spots are the Edwards (Tim & Connie) and Tracey families and the winners of the 5th Grade Parking Spots for the last week of school are the Baumgartner and Alderman families!!! Thank you to everyone who has invested in the TTF, you are greatly appreciated!
March 6th at 6:00PM
2014 TTF STEM Night at Tritt!
Hands-On Science & Engineering Experiments
Students will have a unique opportunity to perform over 20 science and engineering experiments. STEM Night will facilitate powerful learning experiences and inspire deeper investigations that will validate and empower children to learn. Hands-on science and engineering activities and investigations are essential components of early childhood setting, and they help lay the foundation for life-long learning and healthy development.
Please join us at 6:00 for a TTF meeting. Children will be entertained by Arthur Astma’s “Magic Science Circus” a science magic show! Experiments to begin at the conclusion of the TTF meeting (parents) and magic show (kids).
Calling all budding scientists! Students, sign up here with a parent for the opportunity to run an experiment and help your fellow students learn through science: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D48ACAD229-20141
The Tritt Tiger Foundation has once again teamed up with our outstanding art teacher Mrs. McFerrin, to produce fantastic original works of art by all of our students! Your child’s Square1Art order packets will be distributed this week. Each packet contains your child’s free stickers and information about how to order additional products!
ONLINE ORDERING!—view your child’s art on products before ordering to make the very best selections. Online order instructions are included in your child’s packet.
Go to: www.square1art.com/shop
Place orders now through Nov. 1st 2013!
New This Year:
- iPad Case w/ Cover
- iPad Case
- iPad Mini Case
- iPhone 4/4S or 5 Case
- Galaxy S III Case
- Fun Packs
- FREE SHIPPING!!
Orders will be sent home the week of November 20th. These personal products make for great holiday gift giving! Please email email@example.com with any questions.
September 24, 2013
U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION ARNE DUNCAN RECOGNIZES
286 NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS FOR 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 286 schools as the 2013 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement. Secretary Duncan made this year’s announcement live via the Department’s USTREAM channel http://www.ustream.tv/channel/education-department, viewed by recognized principals, teachers, and students assembled across the country.
The Department will honor 236 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 18-19 in Washington, D.C. In its 31-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on nearly 7,500 of America’s schools.
“Excellence in education matters and we should honor the schools that are leading the way to prepare students for success in college and careers,” said Secretary Duncan. “National Blue Ribbon schools represent examples of educational excellence, and their work reflects the belief that every child in America deserves a world-class education.”
The National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ levels of achievement.
The program recognizes schools in one of two performance categories. The first category is “Exemplary High Performing,” in which schools are recognized among their state’s highest performing schools, as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests. The second category is “Exemplary Improving,” in which schools that have at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds demonstrate the most progress in improving student achievement levels as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests.
To select National Blue Ribbon Schools, the Department requested nominations from the top education official in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) nominates private schools. A total of 420 schools nationwide may be nominated, with allocations determined by the numbers of K-12 students and schools in each jurisdiction. The Secretary of Education invites nominated schools to submit an application for possible recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School.
NOTE TO EDITORS: A list of the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools is available at http://www.ed.gov/nationalblueribbonschools.