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Mrs.  Ann  Ledford
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TNReady (TCAP) Countdown  


Please remember that TNReady testing (formerly known as TCAP) starts after Easter break.

This year, there will more test days but the sessions each day will be shorter than in the past. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher. 

Testing for Grades 3-5 is April 18 - May 1, 2017. 

Testing for 2nd grade is April 24 - May 1, 2017. 

Students need to be on time to school, and check-outs may not occur during testing sessions. Testing begins promptly at 8 a.m.

Some ways you can help at home:

1. Establish a consistent bedtime routine.  Be sure your child is getting at least 8 hours of sleep each night.  Try to aim for at least 30 minutes more each night until after TNReady testing is complete.  Did you know the brain processes at night?  What your child learned today goes into long-term memory during sleep!

2. Be sure your child eats breakfast each morning.  Rushed for time?  Try to arrive by 7:30 a.m. and allow your child to eat breakfast at school if you don't have time to prepare it at home. 


According to a Harvard University - Massachusetts General Hospital study of children in Philadelphia and Baltimore schools, students who usually ate school breakfast had better math grades, higher standardized test scores, decreased absences and tardiness, reduced hyperactivity and improved social relations in comparison to children who seldom ate school breakfast.

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3. Remain positive.  Children take their cues from parents and family members.  If your child is anxious about the testing situation, talk to the teacher or school counselor ahead of time.  Practice some relaxation techniques at home that your child can use before the test.


Family Reading Night  



Please come and join us!


3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 


What is Read 20?

Reading to your child 20 minutes a day at least three days per week BEFORE Kindergarten helps insure academic success. Please look at this link for more critical information.  

Ideas for Parents   

You’ll Find New Ideas for Parents Every
Day on Our School Website!

Helping a child do well in school is one of our biggest jobs as parents. And now you can get help right on our school website!

Every day, 365 days a year, you’ll find a new “Tip for Parents,” a new “Idea of the Day,” and hundreds of other ideas. They’re all designed to help you help your children do better in school.

Look to the right side of this announcement for the picture  and click on the “Ideas for Parents” below it to open this link:

On the page that opens, you will find links to many resources designed to help your provide successful experiences for your children. 

Have a question you’d like to ask? Try the “Search” option in the “School Success Ideas for Parents” section.


You can also find a link to the "Ideas for Parents" on the Prospect home page :


Assessment Notices  

Bradley County students participate in various state and local assessments.  Each year, parents receive documentation of their child's scores.  If you have questions, please call the school to make an appointment with either your child's teacher or our Instructional Coach.  Please follow these links to obtain more information. 

Parents' Guide to New Assessments in Tennessee:

Tennessee State Standards and TNReady Assessment information:

National Assessment of Educational Progress:

Attracting Highly Qualified Teachers  

One of the requirements for schools receiving Title One funds is the use of strategies to attract highly qualified teachers to high needs schools.  Prospect Elementary partners with local universities to allow lab students, observers, volunteers and student teachers to work with our students.  These university students often return later after completion of their degrees to become valued professionals in the Bradley County School system.


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Parental Rights Notices  

Parental Rights

You have the right to request that your child's name, address and telephone number not be released to a military recruiter without prior written consent.

According to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act, if you are homeless, you can keep your child in the same school s/he attended before you became homeless. 

If you have any questions regarding these rights, please contact our Family Engagement Coordinator (423 478-8814).


Federal Information Notices  

 Highly Qualified Status of Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Parents have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of teachers and paraprofessionals.  All teachers and paraprofessionals at Prospect Elementary are highly qualified.  This information is kept on file in the office, or you may use this link:  

  • If, at any time, your child is being taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified, we will notify you by letter. 


Bradley County Schools Unsafe School Choice Policy

Under the Tennessee State Board of Education's Unsafe School Choice Policy, any public school student who is the victim of a violent crime as defined under Tennessee Code Annotated 40-38-111 (g), or the attempt to commit one of these offenses as defined under Tennessee Code Annotated 30-12-101, shall be provided an opportunity to transfer to another grade-level appropriate school within the district.

Additional information regarding this option may be obtained by contacting the appropriate grade-level supervisor.

Ms. Sheena Newman, Supervisor of Elementary Instruction

Mr. Dan Glasscock, Supervisor of Secondary Instruction 

(423) 476-0620



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