It's hard to believe we are already in October. Growing up in New York, I used to love watching the fall colors and change of seasons. In California, the weather doesn't change too much but I love the fall events at school and in the community. We look forward to seeing our families at the Run for Ed next weekend (see article below). On Saturday, second grade teacher Mrs. Lopez, will for the first time lead 45 of our students singing at the Run for Ed Health and Wellness Expo (LO sings at 1 pm @ Iron Horse Middle School). Then on Sunday morning, we will all come in our pajamas and Run for Ed shirts and take a school photo -- Get Out of Bed and Run for Ed!
Parents in grades 3, 4, and 5 should have received theirCAASPP scores from the state. We hope you have reviewed this, but do not compare it to previous STAR exams as CAASPP is a different test and this year's scores gives us us baseline data.
Our students visiting from China arrived safely on Saturday morning and began their day touring San Francisco and having lunch at In-N-Out Burger. We look forward to this cultural exchange of ideas with the students and teachers this week. Thank you to our host families and PTA for supporting this program.
Finally, we received a letter from State Superintendent Tom Torlakson announcing the 2016 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award Program. This program was created to honor schools while the State's Distinguished school program is on hiatus as California moves to new assessment and accountability systems. Last year, the state recognized 193 middle and 180 high schools as Gold Ribbon School Award recipients. This year the state will honor elementary schools. Live Oak is eligible to apply and we will be working on the application which is due in November.
Have a wonderful week!