Eleanor J. Toll Middle School
Eleanor J. Toll Middle School
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IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM THE Eleanor J. Toll Middle School COMMUNITY
THINGS PEOPLE APPRECIATE
Communications from Toll–weekly email, progress reports, teachers! –
Dedicated Principal. –
He works hard to help students and staff. Truly cares about the staff and students and improving the education for all students. Is an extremely hard worker.
I appreciate the work that the PTA and Toll Foundation do for the school. –
I was very happy to hear that the school was able to raise the money needed to fund the programs for the school year, especially since that would mean we would not need to worry about participating in several fundraisers throughout the year.
The newly established Toll Foundation is a boon to Toll! –
I appreciate our new Toll Foundation, which is ready to help us make learning “real” for students! We had a fun and worthwhile “Dash of the TItans” fundraiser, and our Foundation is always ready to support our enrichment activities for students.
Spirit has changed! –
I do appreciate our new Principle, Dr. Dalton. He indeed has changed the spirit of our school! Attitude of staff, teachers and overall school spirit is much better now!
Respect and bullying. –
I know this is a really difficult age but we have to encourage our kids to be respectful and tolerance, and the people around them at the school have to put more attention on that. Many kids are suffering bullying and the actions against is very weak!
Individualization and Preparation –
I worry that not enough individualization and preparation is happening to guide students in the rest of their school years. This is an important turning point. Is the school getting to know my son to really help guide him forward and ensure he maximizes his potential?
Teacher/student ratio –
It’s important to maintain small classroom sizes, in order for teachers to reach all their students. Higher number of students will result in many kids not understanding the material and falling through the cracks of the system.
Larger class sizes –
Filling our school’s classrooms to or over maximum capacity has not only diminished the individual attention from teacher to students but also diminishes the effectiveness of lessons, learning environments, and classroom management.
My first thought is safety. It is important since our children spend half –
the day at school. We have to make sure that we take all the appropriate actions like the crossing guards have to be there at all school times, have an officer be present regularly and bring in canine units randomly…
OTHER THOUGHTS SHARED
Love the “No Fundraising” attitude –
This years effort to reduce the candy/wrapping paper/candle/cookie/popcorn sales was brilliant. The school is so lucky to have the PTA and Foundation boards that they do! Hats off to the brilliant leaders at Toll, working so hard to create such a great middle school experience!
More technology –
I’d like to see more tech/computer offerings at Toll. Many Toll kids go to Clark Magnet so why not begin getting the kids ready for that earlier in middle school?
Field trips to local companies –
We live in an amazing area with animation studios, JPL, etc in our area. Why isn’t GUSD making the connections with these companies to have speakers come to our school(s). Seems like a missed opportunity. Or field trips to these businesses. Our kids see plenty of Disney & Dreamworks movies, right?
school to home communication is appreciated –
weekly and regular e-mails have helped us stay connected to school so that we are not in the dark about issues affecting our student and the school community
Emotional well being –
As a school, we need to help our children feel valued. Too many are falling through the cracks, as our current system does not do a good enough job in providing positive outlets and conclusions to incidents of bullying. We need to work with the bully as well as the victim in order to save both
LCAP RESULTS PRESENTATION
Here is a presentation about the Community Engagement results from across the Glendale School District.