My son attended from k-5. Stuggled with everything because he is weak in writing and had trouble problem solving, math skills, etc. He had a 504 but that wasn't enough. He needed an iep...long ago. In 5th, he gave up trying to keep up and couldn't keep up. He had a 1 in writing fsa and a 2 on the math. I told the principle and the assistant principle that I didnt want him to continue on to 6th grade. I knew he wasnt ready. They told me they do not keep 5th graders behind. They would not hold him back. He's now in 6th grade, cant keep up and failing everything. They failed him horribly. I trust the school to help guide me. I took him to doctors, he's on medication, I work with him all the time to re-enforce what's taught but he needed something else. They pushed him through and just passed him off to the jr high. Absolutely a horrible school if your child has a learning disability...at least, in my son's case.
Art teachers need to request parent volunteers so that they can implement a "FULL arts program." Where is the 3-D art- sculptures, clay, recyclable art, etc... Us parents are willing to help just ask the PTA. We want the kids exposed to other mediums other than paper /pencil. We realize it's easier when you have 40+ kids in a class but ask for assistance and maybe you could rotate doing something EXTRA with a grade level at a time with VOLUNTEERS! Where are the extra-curricular club activities here? Last year, a Science and book Club was offered. What happened this year? Please use some of the monies donated to pay teacher supplements. We NEED A Science and Math Club-Robotics- the district offers LEGO LABS for free. Why aren't the teachers REQUIRED TO SIGN UP FOR THE SCIENCE LAB? My child has NOT BEEN THIS YEAR! Why not have the teachers rotate in by grade level and have them organize the lab lessons by units of study and the lead teacher set up the materials for the week and let all classes of that grade level rotate in. There should be more oversight by admin that the teachers are using the science and computer labs. CORAL REEF NEEDS TO GET KIDS ENGAGE IN"ALL" AREAS
Need to Vamp up there use of technology. Where are the iPads? The Title 1 schools have one iPad per student. Other schools in our social economic level have carts of iPads, i.e. Panther Run Elem. The school district can provide theTeacher training for free. Apple offers 10 packs to the district at discount. Use some of the walkathon money and purchase 3 -10 packs on a cart for teacher check out. The school needs to provide MORE access to technology! Where is the integration in the classroom? Teachers need MORE training I guess? Kids should be creating tech projects using software programs that enhance units of study by grade level. Glogster, Edmodo, class tools.net, gmail accounts, google drive etc... My kids rarely able to get on a computer in the class to even take a Reading Counts quiz. Sometimes it takes over a week to have access to the computer... Why not open the computer labs/library before and after school for Reading Counts time like Manatee Elem We need to bring up the scores/ learning gains of the level 3-5 kids. Why not let the level 5 kids take a virtual class on the computer like Hagen Ranch Road Elem. Need to work SMARTER NOT HARDER!
Students, Employees To Wear Pink To Support "STAND UP To Bullying Day" I hope the Principle of Coral Reef and a few certain teachers will be wearing pink on February 29th to Support STAND UP to BULLYING They know first hand the effect that it has on a student when two of the teachers of Coral Reef attacked a child. We are now trying to get a date for the Coral Reef Lack of Judgment Day & Mothers Hat Day. Stay tuned we will advise. On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, all school district administrators, employees, and students are encouraged to show their support by wearing a Pink shirt.
My daughter is in 1st grade with Ms. Kaplan. She loves her teacher. I have met her, and seen how the children respond to her. I mcouldn't ask for better. She was with Ms. Bolger for first grade and loved her, as well. She is also a straight "A" student, which I am very proud of. I hope she continues this throughout her school years. I have spoken to the principle and other faculty members and can only say that I am happy that my daughter attends Coral Reef.
The cafeteria needs to a few more ROACH MOTELS! I hear stories from the neighborhood children about the roaches that crawl out from under the table DURING lunch, on milk cartons, crawl up the walls, etc!!! ( the staff has verified this as well) The school as a whole is GOOD and the administration is visible but could be more open to PTA suggestions. The parents raise many dollars for the school. They should use some of it to fund extra- curricular activites for kids afterschool-, pay for teacher stipends for : chess club 1-5 not just 4 and 5th graders, they need a Science, Engineering and Math club, Robotics club- school board offers the materials and competitions; just need a teacher sponsor. The classroom teachers need more access to the playground as well from admin. (walking to lunch is not excerise) Students in other countries get frequent short breaks, helps their brains organize. Our kids need breaks too!