Attached is a revised schedule of Curriculum dates for the 2013-2014 school year.

Curriculum Dates Final 13-14 3

In order to align our regional and diocesan Math Bees with Common Core Learning Standards, we have made the following changes to the Curriculum Calendar regarding the Math Bees:

1    The Intermediate Math Bee has been renamed the Middle Grades Common Core Math Bee.  The Middle Grades Math Bee will now include grades 3, 4, & 5.

2    In order to give the Middle Grades more time with the Common Core Math standards, we have moved the Middle Grades Math Bee to 2014:  regional bees will be on February 11, 2014 and the Diocesan Math Bee will be on February 25, 2014.  The site for this year’s Middle Grades Math Bee will be Immaculate Conception School in Jamaica.

3    The Junior High Math Bee has been renamed the Upper Grades Common Core Math Bee.  The Upper Grades Math Bee will now include grades 6, 7, & 8.

4    The schedule for the Upper Grades Math Bee will be as follows:  regional bees on November 10, 2013 and the Diocesan Math Bee on November 26, 2013.  The site for this year’s Upper Grades Math Bee will be Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Brooklyn.

5    In late August 2013, you will receive the revised rounds for the regional and diocesan Math Bees.  These rounds will reflect the changes associated with the Common Core Learning Standards.  Some rounds from the former Intermediate and Junior High bees will remain, some will be deleted and new rounds will be added.

6    Listed in the Fall 2013 Diocesan workshop book will be a Math Bee workshop for those principals and coordinators to address concerns and questions regarding the changes to the Math Bee.  While not mandatory, it would be in your students’ best interest if your school participated in the workshop.

Also, please note changes for the New Teacher Orientation.  Virtus training will no longer be scheduled for the afternoon of the second day.  New Teacher Orientation will span two days with a guest lecturer on the second day.