USC Elementary REBEL Review
You Matter! Every Child - Every Day
2nd semester is upon us and it is a good time to remind everyone about the importance of good attendance at school and being ready to learn. Being in school every day means your child won’t miss out on learning. If your child asks to stay home “just because”, remind him/her of what they will miss, such as reading group or art class. Explain that he/she can only be absent if they are sick or if there’s a family emergency. Thank you for your support in helping your student achieve good attendance at school!
February is "I Love To Read Month"!! Watch for the calendar of fun reading activities for home!
Also, we will again be having our "Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham" Breakfast on Friday, March 1st at 7:00-7:50 am. See below for more details! We hope you can join us!
Let's have a great 2nd semester!!
P.S. - please note the February breakfast/lunch menus are attached at the bottom of this newsletter.
Jan. 21~~ NO SCHOOL K-12 - Teacher Work Day
Jan 22 ~ NO SCHOOL K-12 - Staff Development
Jan 31 ~ MN Student Survey Grades 5, 8, 9, 11
Feb. 5~ Limo Rides for Cherrydale Fundraiser - Watch for more info to come!!
Feb. 14~ NO Kids Academy - Valentine's Day
Classroom Valentine's Day Parties K-4
Jump Rope For Heart during PE
Feb. 15~ No School
Feb. 18~ No School - President's Day
Feb. 19~ School Board Meeting @ 5:30 pm
Mar. 1~ Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast 7:00-7:50 am
Mar. 1~ Prairie Fire Theater performance for Grades K-6
Maker Space Lab!
Maker Space is a great way for students to use their skills and knowledge they have acquired throughout the school year. The Maker Space Lab will be set-up to allow students the flexibility to use their imaginations, to be creative, and to inspire them!
Examples of Activities include:
- Bee-Bots - used to learn coding skills to code a robot
- Legos - Free building and challenge cards
- 3D Printer - Learn how the 3D printer works
- Creating and Building - use a variety of materials to build creations
- Magnet Stations - Explore how magnets work
- Plus much more!!!
If a project is able to be brought home, the students will do that. Otherwise, we will take pictures and post on the webpage and Facebook.
Flex Learning Days
It's that time of year again where we need to be prepared for the event of winter weather. The USC School Board approved up to 3 Flex Learning days if needed due to inclement weather. If school is cancelled, you will get a notice that it will be a Flex Learning Day. This will also be announced on radio and TV stations in the area.
PK-4 students should have Flex Folders in their backpacks, ready to access in this event. There are directions for what to complete for that day, as well as information about how to get in touch with teachers during the day for any questions you might have in order for your child to complete the work.
Fifth and sixth grade students will need to go onto Schoology to find their assignments for the day. There is also information on there about contacting teachers if needed.
If you are unable to connect to the internet, please send a note with your child the next day with that information. Students will have 2 days to make-up their work from the Flex Day.
GREEN EGGS AND HAM BREAKFAST!
JOIN US FOR A FUN FILLED BREAKFAST OF GREAT FOOD, MUSIC, EXCITEMENT AND PRIZES!!
HELP US CELEBRATE READ ACROSS AMERICA AND
DR. SEUSS’ BIRTHDAY!!
DATE: March 1, 2019
WHERE: USC COMMONS AREA
TIME: 7:00 -7:50 AM
Please watch for more information to come home regarding cost and reservation form. All payments for breakfast must be returned to school prior to breakfast on March 1st.
Growth Mindsets - The 7 Mindsets - We Are Connected
For the month of February we will be focusing on the mindset called "We Are Connected". The We are Connected mindset teaches us that everyone who comes into our lives can help us to achieve and live our dreams. Working with, for, and through others is crucial to realizing our dreams. When you understand this and constantly seek the positives from relationships with others, your performance in every area of your life improves. In the lessons for this mindset, we help students explore synergies with others, embrace diversity, and relish the competition that will allow them to maximize their potential by working with and through others.
5~ Cherrydale Fundraiser Limo Rides - Watch for more info!
13~ Preschool Screening
14~ Preschool Screenng
15~ No School
18~ No School - Presidents Day
19~ School Board Meeting @ 5:30 pm
1~ Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast
6~ NAEP Testing for Grade 4 Students
6~ 6th Grade Science Fair
12~ Spring Picture Day
13~ 2 Hour Late Start - PK-12
14~ K-6 Conferences 3:30-7:00 pm
27~ End of 3rd Quarter
1-5~ Rollerskating - Grades K-4
Snack Cart/Milk Break Money
Second semester begins January 23rd. Please watch for notices about 2nd semester Snack Cart/Milk Break money to be coming home. This is due by Jan. 30th. You may pay at the start of each quarter or for the remaining 2 quarters of the school year.
USC District Testing Information 2018-2019 Testing Schedule
September 5-Oct. 5 FAST Testing K-6
September 5-14 STAR Reading and Math K-12
October 10 PSAT – Grade 11
October 29-November 6 STAR Reading and Math K-12
January 7-16 STAR Testing Reading and Math K-12
January 23-February 14 FAST Testing K-6
January 28 ELL (ACCESS) Testing Window Begins
February 14 ASVAB - Grade 11
March 4 MTAS Reading, Math, and Science Begins
March 6 NAEP – Grade 4 Only – Reading/Math
Mar 18-22 STAR Testing Reading and Math K-12
March 22 ELL (ACCESS) Testing Window Ends
April 2 WorkKeys – Grade 12
ACT Testing – Grade 11
Pre-ACT – Grade 10
Civics Test – Grade 9
April 8-12 MCA Math Grade 11
April 8-12 MCA Reading Grades 3-8, 10
April 15-26 MCA Math Grades 3-8
April 29 -May 3 Science MCA Grades 5, 8, and 10
May 3 MTAS Math, Reading, and Science Ends
May 6-17 STAR Testing Reading and Math – K-12
May 6-17 FAST Testing K-6