Welcome to Enterprise Charter School
A Message from our Head of School, Dr. Heather Lyon
Hello Members of the Enterprise Family and School Community,
I have some GREAT news! Enterprise Charter School showed the greatest growth in ELA on the 2013-2014 NYS Assessments of any Buffalo area school! Of the 53 schools that took the 53 Buffalo area schools, not only did Enterprise show the greatest growth (an improvement of 8.97 this year than last year), but our growth was almost twice as good as the total growth of the schools that ranked 6th-53rd on the list (their combined growth was 4.72 percent)! This is because of the 53 schools, 21 of them did worse this past year than the year before.
At Enterprise, we are continuing to strive towards impressive growth. One of the very, very important actions that we're taking this year to help your child reach goals is to have students earn "steps" every day for their reading. One "step" is equal to 15 minutes of independent reading. We provide each child with at least 30 minutes, or two steps, of reading time daily in school. It is extremely important that your child earns the additional two steps (30 minutes) of reading at home and that you sign-off that your child has completed that reading.
We are also working with our students on becoming Math Fact Fluent. For our students in grades 3-8, that means that they learn their multiplication tables with numbers 0-12. So, please ask your child what math facts s/he is focusing on at school and ask him/her to share those with you. Making it into a game or a routine at home will provide your child with the repetition s/he needs to become an expert in this work. Parents of students in grades K-8 should talk with your child's homeroom teacher about the math facts they are learning because each grade in K-2 is different.
In the spring all students in grades 3-8 across New York State take assessments in English (ELA) and Math. These tests allow the schools to have a sense of how well the students are performing so that we can provide them with the appropriate instruction. In other words, the results of these tests allow us to better meet the needs of the children. Even more important for us as a charter school, these tests help us to show the state that we are doing good things for students. With this in mind, I strongly encourage you to talk to your child about how important it is for them to try their best every day because each day brings them closer to their goal.
The most important thing you can do for your child to help support their learning is to talk to them about what they are learning about. I encourage you to talk to your child about school and to help your child understand that when s/he is learning mistakes will happen. The goal is not to be perfect, but to make progress. Just like Enterprise was able to do this past year with our growth, we want your child to grow too!
Dr. Heather Lyon
Attention Parents, Guardians, and Community Members:
Please join us this Wednesday night for a 7 Habits Themed Night of Chili and Trick or Treating.
We will be having our October Family Fun Night from 5:00-7:00 on Wednesday, October 29 and we encourage all of you to join us for this fun and exciting event.
Also, keep an eye out for more information on Friday's Read and Lead Assembly!
Check out our new Playground!!!!
The Enterprise Charter School is now accepting applications for grades K-8 for the 2014-2015 school year. Earlier this year, we held a lottery on April 3, 2014 from 11:00-12:00 at Enterprise Charter School. The letter explaining the process can be downloaded by clicking here.