May 4, 2015

CCSS, CAASPP, and SBAC – What Does it All Mean!
You may have heard these acronyms tossed around in the last few months regarding student standards and testing. Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are what all students should be able to know and do at the end of each grade level. These standards build on one another so students have a comprehensive education and are prepared for college or careers by the time they exit high school. These standards are measured by assessments in the state of California referred to as the CAASPP the California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is a state-led consortium that has developed next-generation assessments to accurately measure student progress towards the Common Core State Standards. These assessments will be used to help our schools determine how are students are doing as we provide instruction to help our students master the standards.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the CHALKWALK on May 28 – all day. If you are artistic and want to have a day of fun helping students create masterpieces on the sidewalk then please contact the school office and leave your contact information. There will be an in-service for all volunteers in the near future.

Tile Painting is back. This is a great way for your child to leave their mark on our school.
Order form 2015
6th grade students can leave their mark, too.
6th grade tile Order form 2015

Registration for District Preschool begins on May 18. You can pick up a registration packet for more information in the school office.

WANTED: Toys for the Principal Prize Box. (Small McDonald’s like toys)

Looking Ahead:
May 7 6:30 pm Kindergarten Musical
May 11 Book Swap and Sale book sale flyer
May 14 6:30 pm GLEE Club and Music Program Presentation
May 18 7:00 pm PTA General Meeting


Meet the Teacher Meet The Teacher 2015-2016

The Opus Project is a community based music program for at-risk youth in San Diego County. It was designed as a free after-school instrumental music program to demonstrate the positive affects that learning and performing music has on students, engage parents and teachers, build community support for music education, and advocate for its return to schools. For more information go to

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a non-profit youth program for Americans ages 11 through 17. This program instills the values of teamwork, discipline, camaraderie and service through our passionate all-volunteer force and our partnerships with our nation’s armed forces. For more information go to

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