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April News

April 8, 2016

Thank you to our families who so generously supported the annual Jog-A-Thon this year! We earned just under $35,000 and appreciate your support and commitment to our students and our school more than you can imagine.

IPSF UPDATE: Please see the latest IPSF news which can be found on our website.

PTA UPDATE: April brings a Family Fun Night presented by our P.T.A. The guest performer will be Brock Edwards, famed magician, who will do a magic show. Expect a flyer to come home via email and mark your calendar for Friday, April 15th starting at 6:30 p.m. Food trucks will be on site and we will be holding a Silent Auction for the first time this year! Staff members have come up with some great products to auction off – most including special time with teachers and staff. Please plan to join us and bring beach chairs and blankets! Mrs. Kadam will be sawed in half…

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL WALK THROUGH: Every year or two we invite our School Site Council members to conduct a walk-through of our school to see instruction and learning in action. This year the walk-through will be held on April 26th and the focus will be technology in the classroom. SSC members will be accompanied by classroom teachers and will be tasked with identifying practices and strategies they see in action. This is a great opportunity for our community members to experience the learning that takes place at Eastshore every day.

CAASP TESTING: As you know, our students in grades three through six are taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (otherwise known as CAASP). Our testing window officially opened on March 14th. Each grade level will test over approximately ten days, starting with third grade and ending with sixth grade on May 13th.

We will continue to update you with suggestions and tips to help prepare your child for testing. We anticipate our students will feel comfortable with the process because they participated in the baseline test last year and practice prior to the start of testing. Please feel free to send any questions to your child’s teacher and we will do our best to respond.

Please plan ahead and do not schedule dental or doctor’s appointments during your child’s assessment period. It will be very challenging to administer make-up tests so we appreciate your efforts in making sure your child is at school during the testing window.

Equally important is to be realistic with your child about the importance of these tests. They are markers of your child’s progress in school and represent moments in time. The results of these tests DO NOT determine whether or not a student will matriculate to the next grade level, whether or not they will have access to honors and AP courses in high school, or whether or not they will get into a good college or university. We do expect students to do their very best on the tests but encourage you not to put undue pressure on your child to perform beyond their current capability.

Thank you as always for your support of our school and your children. We are looking forward to a very productive month!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, April 15th Family Fun Night – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26th School Site Council Walk Through

 

 

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