Tiger Family Newsletter 4/26-5/2

All the important deets to stay in the know!

May It Be of Benefit

Hello Families,

This week we begin 3 weeks of state testing for grades 3-5. All students in grades 3-5 will take computer-adaptive tests in English Language Arts and in Math (basically, multiple-choice tests). They will also complete what are called Performance Tasks in English Language Arts and Math. These are more like multi-step word problems for math and in ELA, they have multiple sources to read and involve writing. Students in 5th-grade will also take a computer-adaptive science test. All in all, there are 10 mornings of testing for 5th-grade and 8 mornings for 3rd and 4th grades. Regardless of the challenges that affected our students in the last 2 years, we are going to find out how they do on these tests. Remember, ALL (or most) students in the United States will take them, and ALL students have experienced similar learning losses due to Covid, so we are all going to just do our best and see where we are.

In order to help your child do his or her best, you can make sure they get to bed early each school night and eat a protein-filled breakfast. We will be serving breakfast on campus if breakfast just isn't on the list of possibilities for your family each morning;) We will also be providing snacks after the testing time each day to help their tired brains.

If you have a child who stresses about state testing (or any school assessment), please join us in reassuring them that our only expectation is that each student takes their time, gives their max effort, and offers the very best they can. Now, relax and breathe. We've got this!

With gratitude,

Mrs. Gold

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Shasta Meadows would like to give a HUGE thank you to Above Board Construction and Roofing, Inc., for their generous financial donation to our PTO's school enhancement fund and our teachers' classroom budgets. In a year where budgets are tight, we are overjoyed at this blessing!

*Above Board Construction and Roofing is owned by a Shasta Meadows parent.