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We are SOARING to GREATER HEIGHTS with the implementation of the Common Core Standards, during the 2014-15 school year. The new standards focus on preparing students to be College and Career ready along with the acquisition of Technological Skills. There is a greater emphasis on giving opportunities to think, to discuss, and to apply understanding of concepts, to increase depth of knowledge, instead of rote memorization. More information on the Common Core Standards is available at the following website: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/index.asp. A new report card has also been developed to align with the new standards. The new ranking scale will be: 1, 2, 3, 4, with 4 being the highest rank.
Our teachers will continue to collaborate and receive trainings in a variety of instructional strategies to effectively implement the Common Core Standards, so that all students succeed academically and grow as enthusiastic learners. We believe that success breeds enthusiasm and builds self-esteem.
Along with success in academics, we also strive to instill a good moral character in our students. Our Character Traits Program implants the moral values of Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, and Caring in our students on a daily basis.
Parents and families play a crucial role in a child's development and education. It is vital that both home and school form a strong partnership in helping students succeed at school. Your support in making sure that home-work is completed nightly, students arrive at school on time each day, and staying in contact with the teacher is critical. We also encourage you to join PTO, attend conferences, school programs, school events, or be a volunteer. It sends a message to your child that you care about his/her education.
On behalf of our staff, I also encourage you to contact us regarding concerns, suggestions, and also accolades. Your input is important to us, as we value it.