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End of Year Testing

Dear First Grade Families,

Hard to believe that we are close to the end of the school year!  We wanted to share some important dates with you so that you can support your child for the end of year testing.  It will be very important that students are well-rested and have breakfast!

Beginning April 22nd and continuing through May 17th- Local Measures READING

(Students are tested one at at time by the teacher.  They read a 1st grade passage and are scored on accuracy, fluency and comprehension.)

April 24th & 25th- Dual Immersion students will be tested on WRITING in Spanish

(Students will be given a prompt and various resources that relate to the prompt.  They will take notes and then compose an entire piece without teacher support.  We do not know yet what the writing type will be, but we do know that it will either be Narrative, Informative, or Opinion.)

May 1st & 2nd- All first grade classes will be tested on WRITING in English

(Students will be given a prompt and various resources that relate to the prompt.  They will take notes and then compose an entire piece without teacher support.  We do not know yet what the writing type will be, but we do know that it will either be Narrative, Informative, or Opinion.)

May 13th & 14th- Cumulative MATH test

 

October 15, 2018

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Monday, October 15 3:00 pm SSC Mtg. followed by School Safety Update (We will review the feedback we received from our Fire Marshal and our School Resource Officer visit and more)

Tuesday, October 16 8:30 am – 9:30 am Pastries for Parents

  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am Visit your child’s classroom
  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am Enjoy coffee and Pastries on the grass area with the Principal, Vice Principal, and PTA

Thursday, October 18 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm “Teach-a-Rama” NGSS and Makerspace Free Workshop.  Come learn about the Next Generation Science Standards and the plan for Camarena to create a Makerspace.  There will be hands-on activities and a Taco truck for you to purchase food for dinner.  This event is sponsored by the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Delta Upsilon Chapter.

Courtesy Reminders:
Please do not park in the drop off, pick up lane.
Please DO NOT double…

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Success with Snacks

Parents,

Please be sure that your child can open/close their own snack at recess.  They have a very limited amount of time (15 minutes total) to eat their snack, use the restroom and play. Trying to open snacks can take away from that time, causing them to be frustrated and throw them away rather than spending time trying to open them.   It might be a good idea to practice at home. Placing items in a ziplock bag that is easy to open, cuttting a small slit in the package to get it started for them, peeling oranges ahead of time, and similar steps that can be taken at home are all greatly appreciated. Also, please discourage them from using their teeth to open items…it’s not very sanitary when they bring the item to a friend or teacher to open after they are unsuccessful.

Also, please remind your children that sharing food is not allowed at school. While we understand and appreciate the desire to be kind and share, it is not allowed due to allergies and germs.

Thank you for your support!