Sutherland Parks and Rec information
Girls basketball practice will begin on Thursday 9/5. ( not today, 9/3)
Boys basketball practice will begin on Wednesday 9/4.
Pick up time for basketball is 5:45.
A roster of registered players can be found by the health room bulletin board in the main hallway.
Tennis will begin next Monday 9/9 for the Mon/Wed group and Tues 9/10 for the Tues/Thurs group. Please bring a water bottle and athletic shoes for tennis.
Pick up time for tennis is 5:30.
Please send a note with any student that will walk home from practice.
Please be prompt for pick up. (Parks and Rec charges a $15 fee for a student who is picked up beyond 15 minutes passed pick up time)
The Sutherland Parks and Rec Boys basketball registration had filled up as of Tuesday afternoon.
The girls basketball registration is still open. Any girls still interested in basketball can pick up a registration form on the table by the cafeteria or print one off the Albemarle County Parks and Rec webpage. Basketball practices begin next week for registered players – Tuesday for girls and Wednesday for boys. Pick up time is 5:45.
Tennis registration for boys and girls is still open and forms can be found in the same location. Tennis begins on 9/9. Pick up time is 5:30.
The Sutherland PTO is once again selling the Attractions Dining Guide as a fundraiser. Each book costs $25.00 and our school will get to keep between $10.00 and $12.50 per book. These books are loaded with valuable coupons (please see the list below) and can easily pay for themselves after just a few uses. They are wonderful to keep in your car, office or home and include coupons for places that we all patronize on a regular basis.
To purchase one, you may either complete the form below including your child’s name, grade and homeroom and drop in the Attractions Dining box in the office along with a check ( SMS PTO) or go to www.attractionsbook.com and pay via the EZ pay system using the username SUTHERLAND (we will be notified of your payment). The coupon book will be sent home with your child via their backpack within a few days. If you wish to take advantage of the buy 5 get one free promotion, they must be paid for via the EZ pay.
Please contact Melissa MacKnight at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. I encourage you to help us make a difference in our school by providing some extras for the students and staff!
Thanks so much,
Sutherland PTO, President
Name of student ____________________________________________________________
1st block teacher/grade ______________________________________________________
Numbers of books ordered ___________________________________________________
Dear Sutherland Parents,
Each year, Sutherland creates a school improvement plan with target goals to focus our efforts based upon our successes and needs. We will be holding two information and strategy sessions on September 5 and September 11to review our work from last year and to set new goals and strategies for this school year. Both meetings will be identical in content and process, so you would only need to attend one of them.
We would love to have parent members on our team. We will meet in the Media Center from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. each day. You are invited to help us review our performance and through your questions and suggestions to help us determine strategies for evaluating our school performance. This often includes adopting new approaches to our work.
County-wide areas for goal-setting and evaluation are Student Learning, Digital Integration and Lifelong Learning Skills, and School Culture and Climate.
Coming to either of these meetings will not automatically commit you to being a member of our school improvement team, but we will ask that you consider it. We hope to have at least one parent member for each grade level.
Thanks for considering this and we hope several of you will join us on September 5 or 11!
Your child will be taking an assessment in Language Arts and Mathematics class called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) beginning August 28. We administer the MAP tests to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure growth in these areas from fall to spring. These tests are all computer based and are conducted during your child’s regular class time for math and language arts.
MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. We are able to gather detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth in each of these areas.
We will begin testing on Wednesday, August 28 and finish by September 16. Your student’s teacher will inform each class about the specific schedule for testing. No preparation for these assessments is necessary except a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast before school.
The MAP results tell us how your child compares with other students across the nation who are in the same grade and took the same test via a national percentile. Another facet of the MAP scores is that they are aligned to the Virginia state standards. Using a strand analysis, we are able to target intervention or support for students based upon areas of strength or weakness.
If you would like to see your child’s test results, please contact your child’s Language Arts and/or Math teacher, or the Guidance Office beginning the last week of September. Results will be available by that time.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS SOCCER, GOLF AND VOLLEYBALL
Special Olympics Soccer starts on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Charlottesville Catholic School,
which is located at 1205 Pen Park Road. Practice will be from 3:30PM to 5:00 PM and will be every Sunday through October 27th. There will be both skills play and team play. There is no charge to athletes.
Practice dates are: SEPTEMBER 8, 15, 22, 29 OCTOBER 6, 13, 20, 27
David Zentmyer (434-825-1866) is our head team coach. We are looking for a skills coach this year –
please let us know if you are able to fill this position. We are in need of committed volunteers. At the time you drop off your athlete, please come to the field and see if assistance is needed. Be sure to bring water with you!
Special Olympics Golf starts on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at Birdwood Golf Course. Practice will be from 5:15 to 6:30 PM and will be every Wednesday through October 30th. Birdwood is on U.S. Route 250 (Ivy Road) just west of Charlottesville. The entrance is just past the bypass on the left. There is no charge to athletes.
Practice dates are: SEPTEMBER 11, 18, 25 OCTOBER 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Martin Winters is our head coach once again. We are looking for committed volunteers. At the time you drop off your athlete, please come to the course and see if assistance is needed. Team players will coordinate with their partners for 9-hole practice play; however, you are welcome to attend the skills practices on Wednesdays.
Be sure to bring water with you!
Special Olympics Volleyball starts on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Charlottesville Catholic School, which is located at 1205 Pen Park Road. Practice will be from 1:30 to 3:00 and will be every Sunday through October 27th. There will be both skills play and team play. There is no charge to athletes.
Practice dates are: SEPTEMBER 8, 15, 22, 29 OCTOBER 6, 13, 20, 27
Marty Block is our head coach. We are looking for committed volunteers. At the time you drop off your athlete, please come into the gym and see if assistance is needed.
PLEASE NOTE: We are always in need of volunteers. Please do not be a “drop off parent”. Please
check with the coaches to see if your assistance is required. If they do not need you that week, they
will let you know and you can be on your way. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in giving
our athletes the best training possible.
In case of inclement weather, contact our HOTLINE at 434-326-5000 and you will have the ability to listen to the recording, please note, you will not be able to leave a message.
Rose Ann Gamma
Area 3 Coordinator
Created by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation
Authorized and Accredited by Special Olympics, International for the Benefit of Citizens with Intellectual Disability