We hope everyone remembers to take a look at the LO Bidding for Good website. Click here to bid! There are so many lovely baskets and all of our staff and grade level teams have donated their time for Teacher Treats to spend fun, quality time with our students. All proceeds of the on-line auction go back to the Ed Fund who supports not only many school programs, but also the technology needs we have schoolwide as well as the Classroom Paraeducators that work in each classroom and support student learning.
Speaking of technology needs, this year our State and school district will implement the Smarter Balance assessment. All students in grades 3-5 will take the CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress). We are fortunate to have the laptops provided from our Ed Fund donations for our students to take the new assessment as the testing is completed on line. Come hear more about the new assessment on Thursday, March 19th as our PTA Association meeting. Students will be taking practice tests in their classes to help prepare them. Our testing window is April and May. Please do not plan vacations, dental, doctor and other appointments during this time.
With March beginning next week, please remember to sign up for Parent Teacher conferences during the week of March 16th and plan to attend our annual Spring Book Fair during that week as well. March is a busy month.
As I visited classrooms last week, it is with great pride that I share how much fun it is to read student writing and see their progress over the last 110 days of school. Many classrooms schoolwide have been writing opinion and persuasive essays and to see the growth over time from K to 5th grade is amazing. To see an idea, picture and sentence expand to a five paragraph thesis stating research from primary sources is a joy to see and read.
Remember this is the last week for K enrollment for LO students for the 2015-16 school year. After February 27th, students could go on a waitlist for K. Please remind friends and neighbors who may have an incoming K student for next year to not miss the deadlines.
Have a wonderful week!