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  • The End of the School Year

    Posted by Anita Billiot at 5/15/2017

    The End of the School Year is approaching fast.    I have some end of the year notices, events, and procedures that you may be interested in.

    End of the Year Notices

    • Last Day of School --- The procedure for the last day of school will be posted here soon.
    • School Supply List --- The school supply list for the next school year will be posted here as soon as they become available.
    • Outstanding Debts --- All outstanding debts owed to the school must be paid before student are allowed to go on any field trips.  Also, report cards will be held until all depts are paid.
    • Last day for Aftercare and last day for breakfast will be May 25, 2017.

    End of the Year Events

    • Several Grade Levels have planned field trips over the next few weeks.  Your child's teachers should be sending the information on these trips.
    • May 23, 2017 --- Kindergarten Graduation 8:30
    • May 23, 2017 --- Pre-K Graduation 10:00
    • May 23, 2017 --- 5th Grade Dare Graduation
    • May 24, 2017 --- Field Day
    • May 25, 2017 --- Awards Ceremony  (1st/2nd 8:30)
    • May 25, 2017 --- Awards Ceremony (3rd/4th 9:30)
    • May 25, 2017 --- Awards Ceremony (5th Grade 10:30)

    I will continue to post any additional information concerning the End of the School Year as the information becomes available.

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  • Lots of Resources for You and Your Children

    Posted by Anita Billiot at 12/11/2016

    We have been making several changes to the website, so I wanted to share some of the things you can find on here.  We have LOTS of resources that can help you and your child.

     One of the newest resources that I liated is on the blue bar at the top of our site.  It's a link for Spelling City for our Reading Wonders spelling words.  When you click on that link.  Go to your child's grade level and click on the link that says "2014 Reading Wonders/On Level Spelling."  It will give you a list of the Lessons that we have throughout the year.  http://www.spellingcity.com/reading-wonders.html

     

    We have tons of other resources listed under the link at the top of the page that says "academics."  There should be something here for children of all ages.    https://www.stmaryk12.net/domain/242

     

    Finally, if you look under the "Faculty" tab, each grade level has a page.  Within the grade level pages, each teacher has linked some of their favorite websites.  In many cases, the teachers have put links to the same webpages and resources that they are using in the classroom.  Faculty Link

     

    There are many more resources on our website for both parents and teachers.  When you get a chance I hope you take the time to explore the links.  Any questions you have about our website can be directed to our webmaster.  

     

    Webmaster e-mail

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  • Norman Achieves "A" Status

    Posted by Web Administrator at 11/28/2016
    A Status

    School Report Cards have been released, and M. E. Norman Elementary has earned the grade of "A", with a school performance score of 101.5.  Congratulations to the administrators, the faculty, and mostly the hard-working students and parents of TEAM Norman!  Your hard work, effort, and persistence is appreciated!  If you would like to view our school report card, it can be viewed here: SPS Score 

     M. E. Norman is also a "Top Gains" School.... for the second year in a row!!!
     
    Top Gains
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  • Stay current with our new blog.

    Posted by Web Administrator at 7/29/2016

    Norman News


    View old news items on our News Archives page.

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Character Counts!

  • May 22, 2017 - May 26, 2017

    Posted by Gidget Everitt at 5/19/2017

    For Students:  "Summertime is always the best of what might be."  -Charles Bowden

     

    For Staff:  "There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."  -Celia Thaxter

     

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SMP CyberSAFE

  • What Do You Know About Cybersecurity?

    Posted by Susan Dupre at 4/19/2017 6:00:00 AM

    The Pew Research Center has created a quiz to measure what people know about basic online issues. Before you read any further, I invite you to take the quiz yourself:  http://www.pewinternet.org/quiz/cybersecurity-knowledge/   (By the way, we've talked about all of these issues as part of this CyberSafe blog.)

    This quiz points out how complicated cybersecurity is. Only 20% of the initial 1055 respondents answered more than 8 of the 13 questions correctly, and only 1% received a perfect score. 

    According to the survey's initial results, most people could recognize that a strong password includes upper and lower case letters, numerals, and does not contain a word in the dictionary.  Likewise, most people know that public WiFi--even when it is password protected--is not safe for sensitive activities like banking.

    So, where are the gaps in our knowledge?

    • Only half of the respondents could correctly identify a phishing attack.
    • Nearly 60% did not realize that an internet service provider (ISP) can still see the sites they access when they are using "private browsing" mode.
    • Only 33% knew that the "s" in any URL beginning with "https://" indicates that the traffic on that site is encrypted to protect data.

    Equally concerning, a significant number of respondents answered "not sure" to many questions.  More than 50% of respondents were "not sure" about the private browsing questions and the "https://" question, and 70% or more were not sure what a botnet or a VPN connection could do.

    Is there a difference in responses based on age or education? Yes, those who had higher levels of education did slightly better on the quiz. However, on several questions, users aged 65 and older were just as knowledgeable as those ages 18-29.  In fact, 18-to 29-year olds answered 6 out of 13 questions correctly, while those 65 or older answered 5 out of 13 correct answers. 

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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre at 1/13/2016

    CyberSAFE
    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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