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School Grades
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This is regarding grades for music and art.  My daughter is in 2nd grade at Purcell elementary in the STEAM program and I notice this year she is getting an actual grade for music and art.  On the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn Spivey Oct 27.

Psychology Appt
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So I did it, I made an appt for my daughter to see a psychologist to be evaluated for ADD/ADHD.  I am torn up inside regarding this.  I was really hoping I did not have to go this route but it seems…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn Spivey Nov 26, 2013.

Wheelchair Ramp Donation

Hey Everyone,I was wondering if anyone out there knew of an organization that donates wheelchair ramps to those in need.  My cousin in law has 3 adopted children, the youngest a boy (9) using leg…Continue

Started Jun 24, 2013

Discovery testing in kindergarten
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Can anyone tell me what happens with the discovery testing. My daughter is doing it today and tomorrow. Was told she did it in January and did well but I was just wondering what it actually was.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tracy Fritchman May 9, 2013.

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Shawn Spivey replied to Tracy Fritchman's discussion School Grades
"Great job, Sara. I appreciate your research in this. Parents of Polk Elementary School Students Worrying About Grading "
Oct 27
Tracy Fritchman replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Doing Socks Today.....
"Same issue here and I only have one to deal with.  It is hit or miss with her.  Sometimes she does it and other times she doesn't.  But like you said just glad they are in the hamper most times.  Usually they are in the…"
Oct 24
Sara Drumm replied to Tracy Fritchman's discussion School Grades
"Hey all, I'm the K-12 education reporter for The Ledger. I saw this thread and it piqued my interest. I have decided to write an article about this change in grading for specials, and I would love to include your thoughts in my article. If you…"
Oct 24
Jmarr replied to Tracy Fritchman's discussion School Grades
"Maybe you can talk to her teacher about the C and D grade. Find out if there is anything you can do at home to help her in those areas. Find out exactly what she is expected to know and how she is tested on it. I would think it would be a bit unfair…"
Oct 24
Joanna Hale replied to Tracy Fritchman's discussion School Grades
"Here is the written PE test my child had to take: 1. Circle the cues for underhand throwing: A. Face the target B Side to the Target C. Pendulum D Same foot forward E. Arm in an L F. Opposite foot forward G. Follow Through 2. Name a sport or…"
Oct 24
Shawn Spivey replied to Tracy Fritchman's discussion School Grades
"Great topic and the points you bring up are perfect.   I have to look within myself to make the comparison because both of my younger two are pretty artistic and musically inclined. They MOST DEFINITELY get it from their father.   He can…"
Oct 24
Joanna Hale replied to Tracy Fritchman's discussion School Grades
"this is all of Polk county. My child is in a regular school, and they are now getting grades in Art, Music, and PE, not just satisfaction scores. And yes they had to take 1 written test in PE this last 9 weeks. Unfortunately the way the…"
Oct 24
Tracy Fritchman posted a discussion

School Grades

This is regarding grades for music and art.  My daughter is in 2nd grade at Purcell elementary in the STEAM program and I notice this year she is getting an actual grade for music and art.  On the parent portal it shows actual tests and assignments where she has gotten A's, B's, C's and even a D.  My question is are all schools in Polk County doing this and what to others think about it.  Or is this just for STEAM classes. I don't recall in elementary getting grades for these subjects, just a…See More
Oct 23
Tracy Fritchman replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Back to School 2014
"Kylie was a lot by Wednesday. She is on antibiotics for 10 days."
Aug 30
Tracy Fritchman replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Back to School 2014
"My Kylie woke up this past Sunday with a fever and sore throat. Had 102/103 fever most of the day. Took her Monday to dr and she had strep throat. Was out Monday and Tuesday. Dr said she had seen numerouss sick kids with strep throat. School said…"
Aug 30
Tracy Fritchman replied to Amanda Salm's discussion Good Pediatric DR in Lakeland
"We use Southside Watson Clinic Peds.  Our primary doctor is Dr Eanett.  He is a wonderful man and I have never had any issues.  He will talk with us about our concerns and not just quickly see our daughter and leave.  He even…"
Aug 18
Tracy Fritchman replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Back to School 2014
"I have never gotten a teacher assignment in the mail for my daughter nor has any of my family.  Not sure what that is? We have always gone on orientation day to find out who the teacher is.  I already knew my daughters because she is in…"
Aug 7
Tracy Fritchman replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Teen Wakes Up to Smoldering Cell Phone Under Her Pillow
"I think the saddest part about the whole story is she awoke to the smell of smoke but went back to sleep.  What if the smoke was an actual house fire and she didn't say anything.  Also, why does a 13 yr old need to have the phone…"
Jul 30
Tracy Fritchman replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Without looking, do you know what your child is wearing today?
"I have been taking pics of my daughter when we go out where there is big crowds for years.  I police officer friend of mine told me this a few years back because we often go to theme parks.  He said if something should happen that is…"
Jul 15
Tracy Fritchman replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion Who Do You Want In The Delivery Room With You?
"My husband was front and center when we had my daughter.  I wish now I had let my mother be there but for some reason at that time I only wanted my husband.  We basically did most of the pushing with just him and I in the…"
Jul 14
Tracy Fritchman replied to Shawn Spivey's discussion 10 Surprises From the First Days After Delivery
"I had a v birth and they did massage me because my bleeding did not stop the way it should.  So just because you didn't doesnt mean it can't happen.  Also, I had the nurse tell me that I had flat nipples and may have a hard time…"
Jul 10

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