Como Family Page

  • Families Are Welcome at Como Park Elementary

    At Como Park Elementary, we believe in partnership between home and school. We encourage families to visit our classrooms. When visiting, please check in at the main office for directions and a visitor’s badge. Please remember when visiting that a teacher may not have time to talk with you immediately as they spend much of the day actively teaching your children. We value feedback from families. Thank you for taking an active role in education. 

     


    Gifted and Talented Information & Resources

     


     
    SCHOOL COMPREHENSIVE IMPROVEMENT PLAN (SCIP)

    Use the link above to view a summary of our School Improvement Plan.


    Family Engagement Plan

    You can view our Family Engagement Plan here.


    Como Elementary is a Title I School

    What does that mean for you? Click here to find out.

    Title I Compact 

    You can view our Title I Compact here.


    High Standards 

    Information about Minnesota's Academic Standards can be found here.


    Curriculum

    Below you will find a detailed list of skills your child will learn at each grade level:

    Kindergarten

    English      Spanish       Hmong        Karen       Somali

    1st Grade

    English      Spanish       Hmong        Karen       Somali

    2nd Grade

    English      Spanish       Hmong        Karen       Somali

    3rd Grade

    English      Spanish       Hmong        Karen       Somali

    4th Grade

    English      Spanish       Hmong        Karen       Somali

    5th Grade

    English      Spanish       Hmong        Karen       Somali


    Assessment
    Staff at Como Park Elementary use a variety of tools to determine what students know, what they are ready to learn, and if they have learned. Some of the assessments we use are listed below:
     
    FAST Screener for reading and math-all grades
    ACCESS for ELLs for listening, reading, speaking, and writing-ELL students in all grades
    Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) for reading, math, and science-grades 3-5
    Unit Assessments for math-all grades
    STAR Early Literacy for reading-grades 1-2
     
    Teachers also use other formal and informal checks for understanding daily to determine next steps for their instruction.
     
    If you have any questions regarding assessments you can contact your child's teacher or our School Assessment Coordinator, Michelle Odeen (michelle.odeen@spps.org).


    School Transitions
    All 6th grade students attend middle school. This mean students currently in 5th grade at Como Elementary will need to choose a new school for next school year. Students have opportunites to visit area middle school and learn about the programs they offer. Families are encouraged to schedule visits as well. Your child's current teacher is also available to answer any questions you may have.

    We are committed to helping our yougest students transition to the next level with ease. ECSE to PreK, PreK to Kindergarten (Blast Off to Kindergarten), Kindergartern to 1st grade are all critical transitions for families and our teams work closely with you to help you make the best choice for your child. Feel free to talk to your child's current teacher or Principal Vang with any questions or concerns about these transitions.

    You can find more information at the following link:  Choosing a School