Principal's Message

 

Welcome to Judith A. Resnik CLC

International Baccalaureate World School


_______A Message From Our Principal /January 2021______


Dear Akron Public School Family, 


As we plan for ways to return to full-time, in-person learning, we continue to review the Ohio Department of Education and CDC guidelines and consult with our school board. The district put together a reopening task force that has been working since the spring to provide the best opportunities for our students in the midst of the pandemic. 


We are asking families to complete a Family Input Survey this week indicating if they prefer their student(s) to remain in 100% remote learning or to return to full-time, in-person learning for the final quarter. The results of this family survey will shed light on family preferences, assist in our planning and allow us to answer questions that will help families determine the best learning option. 


Please note, we are NOT asking for your final decision on this matter just yet. We will send you your final selection form in a few weeks. In this survey, please just tell us in what direction you are leaning for your student’s learning for the final quarter of the year. Do you prefer remote learning or desire to have your children return to the classroom? The survey is due by the end of the day on Friday, 1/29/21. 


Again, this Family Survey response is not your final decision in this matter. At this point, it is only to be used for our planning; it is only input at this time. In February, you will be sent a selection form and asked to make a final decision on the learning model for your student. 


To learn more about the two learning options for the last quarter of school and to stay informed with the most recent information for families, please visit the APS district website at www.akronschools.com and click on the Learning 2020-21 icon or click here to go directly to the Learning 2020-21 page. 


Sincerely, 


Mrs. Booth



_______A Message From Our Principal /December 2020_______


Greetings Resnik Families,


It has been one interesting year for all of us. Can you believe that we will soon be closing out the year of 2020? With that being said, we have some activities that will be taking place the month of December. We will first start the month with our second interim conferences. Interim conferences will be held virtually on December 3rd after 2:00p.m.. Please watch for information to sign-up for a virtual timeslot from your child’s teacher. If you are unable to attend, please know that your child’s interim progress report will be available for viewing in the Home Access Center on December 3rd.

In December, the students will be taking iReady to see the progress they have made so far this school year. Here is some information regarding iReady:


What is i-Ready?

i-Ready is an online program that will help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child where they are and provides us with data to inform instruction.

 

The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s needs. Each item a student receives is based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier ones. The purpose of this is not to give your child a score or grade but to determine how to best support their learning.

 

What can I do to help?

To help prepare your child for the i-Ready Diagnostic, encourage them to:

Get a good night’s sleep and eat a full breakfast the day of the assessment.

Try their best on each question and try not to rush.

Try not to worry about questions they do not know—remind them that it is expected that they will only get about half of the questions correct.

Be respectful of other students who take longer to finish.

Use paper and pencil to show work for math questions

 

What can I do to help when students take the assessment at home?

Watch the video: https://i-readycentral.com/videos/introducing-i-ready-assessment-at-home-for-families/

Visit i-Ready.com/FamiliesAssessAtHome  for more information

Go over Tips for the day of assessment with your students.  

Use the Family checklist to plan for taking the assessment at home

Your child will struggle but it’s okay. Struggle equals growth and growth is the best measure of persistence.

 

Your child’s teacher will communicate with you the day your child will be taking the math and reading diagnostic test. If you have any questions regarding iReady, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

 

In closing, thank you for your continued support with virtual learning. We could not do this without the support of our amazing Resnik families. I wish you all the best during this holiday season. 


December Dates:

 

12/3-Second Quarter Interim Virtual Conferences

12/3-Interim Reports posted into Home Access Center

12/2-12/18- i-Ready testing for math and reading

12/11 Winter Showcase Videos due to Ms. Miller

12/18 Virtual Holiday Parties in the afternoon

12/21-12/1-Winter Break

We Are Shining Stars!

_______________________________________Mrs. Booth______________________________________



_______A Message From Our Principal /November 2020_______
November 9, 2020
Greetings Resnik Families,
As I am writing this message, I think about all the positive accomplishments that have happened so far this school year. Every day on the announcements we recognize students that are taking action either at Resnik or outside in the community. Our Resnik students have even formed a Kind and Caring Club that has over 50 students. As a community, we are showing, and our students are demonstrating, that we can overcome obstacles.
Each month we change our IB focus for announcements. In the month of November we will be focusing on the following: Being Reflective, Being a Thinker, and Making Connections. I challenge you to use this vocabulary at home with your child. Children are curious about the world around them. Help foster their learning by stopping and asking them reflective questions that help them to think about how things are organically connected. If you see action with your child, we would love to know. Send a message to your child’s teacher about your child’s action so we can celebrate as a school community.
Here are some upcoming events for you to mark on your calendar: Nov. 9-18 Spiritwear Sale Nov. 16-30 Virtual Holiday Shop Nov. 30-Dec 7 Virtual Book Fair Nov. 25-27 Thanksgiving Break Dec. 3 Virtual Second Quarter Interim Conferences
In closing, I want to personally thank you for your continued support with virtual learning. Working together as a team demonstrates to our children what true teamwork can look like. If you need any assistance with your children, whether it is academics, technology, family support or social-emotional support, please know that the district offers after hours support,Monday-Thursday 4-7p.m. and Saturday, 10a.m.-2p.m.. The phone number is 330-761-7943.
Warmest regards, Mrs. Booth


_______A Message From Our Principal /October 2020_______

Principal Message:

October 5, 2020

Greetings Resnik Families,

A month ago we were launching our virtual learning. It was a time of uncertainty of what this virtual world would look like. We knew that our goal was to provide the best education for our APS/Resnik students. We have found out quickly that  Virtual learning requires a lot of patience, clear communication, and commitment from everyone. As I work with all stakeholders involved in this process, I can not thank you enough for your dedication to make an uncertain situation evolve into a doable situation. I think it was fitting in September for our IB focus to be a RISK-TAKER and a COMMUNICATOR. I don’t know about you, but I have become a RISK-TAKER myself when it comes to technology. The pandemic has forced many of us, including myself, to learn and communicate in a different way.

The district has begun to start talking and designing plans to bring  the students back in November. I sent a survey to your email address to complete. The district really needs to know which students will stay remote and which families plan on sending their child to school for some face to face instruction. The models will be given to the school board to discuss, ask clarifying questions, and ultimately make a decision for the district. I will keep you updated as soon as I receive more information.

October is here and it is time for a change in our IB school focus! This month we will be  

focusing on the following:

Learner Profile Trait-Knowledgeable

Approaches to Learning-Self-Management

Key Concept-Change


A great talking point would be to simply ask your child what they think these words mean. Hopefully, by the end of the month you will hear a different answer. Stay tuned for more talking points and maybe a family challenge!


In closing, words can not express my deep gratitude for all of your support. We will get through this together and like always our SHINING STARS will come out on top!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Kristen Booth




TITLE 1 Information:

This school year, Resnik has been given Title 1 monies to help support our targeted students. These are students that need extra support in reading and math. We currently have 2 tutors in the building and are anxiously waiting for the district to hire a third tutor. The building identifies students that need extra support by looking at the student’s i-Ready scores and Oral Reading Records. 

Students that need extra reading support based on many data points will be put on a Reading Improvement Plan. This plan will help identify areas in reading that need improvement. Once all the testing is completed and Reading Improvement Plans are completed by the teachers, the teachers will send you an electronic copy of the plan for you to review. 


PBIS Information:

This year, Resnik is implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to help teach, reinforce, and maintain expected norms and behaviors during Virtual Learning and (eventually) in the Common Areas of the school building.  All of the expected student behaviors we have been promoting also tie into our IB Learner Profile traits of being Caring, Principled, Thinkers.  Let us know if you catch your student “taking action” by being a Caring, Principled Thinker but filling out our PBIS Shout-Out form.  We also welcome input from parents and families as we continue to build Resnik’s PBIS programming and supports.  Feel free to e-mail Ms. Angelo your thoughts and ideas at mangelo@apslearns.org.


Home Access Center:

Did you know that you can access your child’s grades and completion of assignments? This can be done by logging into the Home Access Center. If you need this information, please contact Mrs. Meeks for assistance. Her email address is is emeeks@apslearns.org.


After Hours Support:

APS After-Hours support center provides families and students additional resources after the school day has ended. The remote center will be staffed with high-quality educators, tutors and other professionals that will use Google Meet and phone calls to assist students and families with a variety of services.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 4:00-7:00pm

Saturdays 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.

Call 330-761-7943

Check out Akron Public Schools website for all the information on the After-Hours program.


_______A Message From Our Principal/ August/September 2020_______

Resnik connected...to each other...the community...the world.


Welcome Back Shining Stars and Welcome to all the new Resnik families,

My name is Kristen Booth. I am the principal of Judith A. Resnik CLC. I have been at Resnik for the past 3 years. It is hard to believe, but I have started my 24th year in education. I am proud to say that all of my experience has been with the Akron Public Schools.

We are definitely experiencing a unique situation with beginning a school year remotely. Our Resnik teachers have been working hard to develop rich and engaging learning experiences for the students. WIth anything new, we know that there will be a learning curve for everyone. Just know, we are all here to help and support where there is a need. Communication will be the key to success.

This year we will be using our Resnik website to keep you updated on all school news. Our Resnik website is https://resnikclc.akronschools.com/. We will also be emailing letters and information to you. Please make sure to update your email address if it has changed with the school office.

As we embark into this new school year, we may be faced with some unknowns...but always remember, we are SHINING STARS! We are kind, caring, and seek action to better ourselves and the world.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Kristen Booth


_______A Message From Our Principal/ April_______

April 9, 2020

Greetings Resnik Families,

Sometimes there are no words for situations that happen in life. This is truly that time. I want to start by saying, thank you for all that you have done to help launch our online learning for the students. As a district we are learning and adjusting each day. This has definitely been a learning curve for all of us. I tell the teachers every day, we are experiencing what the students feel like when they are uneasy about learning something new. I would say that we are all being risk-takers with the new world of virtual learning.

At this point, my main job is to make sure that YOU, as a community, feel safe and secure. There are supports in place for our Akron Public School families. The district will continue with food distribution Monday-Thursday, from 9:30-11:30am. During Spring Break, the district will be suspending food distribution. Here is information of where you can pick-up food during the week:

-Akros Middle School/The Edge Academy, 265 Park St., Akron – Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m. This is a drive through program. 

-Spring Hill Elementary School, 660 Lessig Ave., Akron – Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 

-Sheetz is offering "Kidz Meal Bags" April 2-16. Ask the employee at the register. One meal per child. Two Akron area locations - 20 W. Waterloo Rd. and 11651 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd.

-First Apostolic Faith Church, 790 East Ave., Akron – Mon., Tues. and Thurs.10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

-The Peter Maurin Center of Akron, 1096 S. Main St., Akron – Tues. 12- 2 p.m., Fri. 1-3 p.m.

-Middlebury Chapel Food Pantry, 92 Arlington St., Akron – Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

-Feed My Sheep, 265 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron – Fri. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

-St. Augustine School, 195 7th St. NW, Barberton, Mon. – Fri. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

-OPEN-M Mountain of Food, 941 Princeton Ave., Akron – Fri., April 17, 9-11 a.m. Drive up or bring something to carry food - 80-100 pounds of per person. Limited to Summit County residents only.

-Main Street Preparatory Academy, 1035 Clay St., Akron – Mon.-Fri., 12-2 p.m. • Middlebury Academy, 88 Kent St., Akron – Mon. only – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

The district has a wealth of support if you or your family need it. I have attached a link that provides supports/services that you may need: :https://www.akronschools.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=409163&pageId=11798553

Just a final thought... We are all in this together. In the end, we will come out strong and will remember this as a moment in time when everyone worked together to accomplish great things. I feel blessed that I work for a district/community that puts families FIRST. If you need anything at all, please know that I am here for you; along with my Resnik Staff,


Stay Safe and Stay Positive,


Mrs. Booth

 

_______ A Message From Our Principal/ February______ Greetings Resnik Families! Is it true? Punxsutawney Phil predicts we are going to have an early Spring? That would be an amazing gift here in Northeast Ohio. It sure has been one of the mildest winters that I can remember. In January, we focused on being reflective learners. I was impressed by the number of students that took ACTION and made significant reflections that not only impacted their personal growth but helped our community and the world around us. Our Resnik students are inspiring and have a voice that truly can make a difference one action at a time. Their actions included a Kind and Caring Club, a donation to the Red Cross to help the wildfires in the Rainforest and spreading the word about donating aluminum cans to the zoo. This was just in one month! In February, we will focus on being Risk-Takers. We began to talk about being a risk taker when Astronaut Wheelock came to visit us on January 28th. Astonaut Wheelock's message was loud and clear that it takes the partnership of a student and teacher to accomplish great things. In that partnership, I would also include the partnership of supportive parents. Teaching children all the components of the learner profile will set the foundation early for productive, empathetic, and well rounded individual ready to take on the world. We will challenge the students this month to be a Risk-Taker. It could be making a new friend, trying a food they have never tried before, or presenting a project in front of peers. The sky's the limit! I challenge you as a parent to share something that made you a risk-taker with your child. I observed lots of moms being risk-takers by getting out on the roller rink and roller skating with their sons. What a great experience they will always remember! We Are Shining Stars! Mrs. Booth _____ A Message From Our Principal/ January______ Greetings Resnik Families and Happy New Year! Welcome to the year 2020! I hope that you all had a wonderful break filled with many memories that will last a lifetime. It has been fun walking around the classrooms listening to the student’s describe their memorable moments of the winter break. As we embark into the New Year, we are focusing on being mindful and reflective. To have the same common language at home, the reflection definition that we focus on at school states the following: We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experiences. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development. It’s our goal as an IB school for our students to take reflection into action. As a collective partnership, we can help our children become more reflective to help themselves, others, and the world around us. Just a friendly reminder to have your identification with you when signing out your child. This will help our new secretary, Mrs. Meeks get to know our families while following district policy. Thank you for your cooperation with this in advance. We Are Shining Stars! -Mrs. Booth-  _____A Message From Our Principal/ December_____ Greetings Resnik Families and Welcome to December! During the month of November, Resnik along with many other Akron Public Schools participated in Read to Me Day. Read to me Day is supported through The United Way of Akron; specifically, Bold Goal #1 in which the United Way is committed to helping our Akron Public Schools enhance their reading development. We had members of Signet come read to classrooms. This gave the students the opportunity to use their communication skills and inquiry to ask thoughtful questions for our guest readers. We thank the United Way for their donation of books and services. If you are interested in the Bold Goals that the United Way supports, I have provided the link for your information https://www.uwsummit.org/goal1. Safety First! The students will always tell you that is my favorite saying to remember our school rules and procedures. Well safety came to Resnik in the form of Safety Town! We had firefighters, police officers, bus drivers, a nurse from Children’s Hospital, and the list goes on and on to visit our kindergarten students. The kindergartener’s learned safety in a fun and exploratory way. Thanks goes to the City of Akron and the Akron Public Schools for providing this amazing experience for our kindergarten students. As you can see, our community supports Resnik and the Akron Public Schools. As an IB World School this is what your child is learning to accomplish-Making the World/Community a Better Place. When we all start at an early age teaching gratitude and how each person can make a small or large impact in the world, it sets the stage for AMAZING things to come. We Are Shining Stars! ____________Mrs. Booth__________ ________________________________________________________________ _____A Message From Our Principal/ November_____
Dear Resnik Families, 

 

It’s hard to believe we are already heading into the second grading period! As of now many of our students have been on a field experience (field trip) as part of Akron Public Schools’ Essential Experiences. Some of the experiences our students have had are Hale Farm, the Akron Zoo and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. 

     The Essential Experiences for Akron students are funded by the GAR Foundation. Each field study has lessons that prepare students for what they will learn on their field study and also possible careers they will encounter during their experience. The field studies extend grade level content standards and provide rich life experiences that transfer learning from the classroom to authentic real-life learning. 

     The Essential Experiences support our IB program with transdisciplinary learning and the development of the IB learner profile traits of developing students who are inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective.  We are extremely grateful for the GAR foundation for supporting the learning of the Akron Public School Students and providing these opportunities!

_____Go Shining Stars! Ms. Panning -Principal, Special Assignment_____ 

 

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_____A Message From Our Principal/ October_____
Dear Resnik Families,
We are off and running with the 2019/2020 school year! What an exciting start to the year as Judith A.
Resnik CLC had almost 200 dads participate in the Annual Father’s Walk! Thank you for making time to share in
your student’s school experience and show that school is important! Thank you to our PTA for providing
refreshments and taking pictures for this event.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the Resnik CLC community - families, students
and staff, for your warm welcome to Resnik! It is easy to see why Mrs. Booth holds you all so dear to her heart. I
am glad to have the pleasure of serving your community in her absence.
The recent State Report Card information has been released. Judith A. Resnik CLC earned an overall letter
grade of a B! As part of that B, we earned an A in Gap closure which indicates our success with our different
subgroups of students. Resnik CLC is focused on high expectations and high outcomes for all learners. Let’s
continue our fabulous experiences as we focus on the end of our 1st grading period for the school year!

Go Shining Stars!
Ms. Panning -Principal, Special Assignment


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