Forest Grove Gazette
SBAC Testing is Here
Every Spring brings along with it statewide Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing. It is an important time for schools throughout the state of California and in Pacific Grove. On Friday, Principal Roggeman will be visiting our third through fifth grade classes, encouraging our students to relax, take their time, and show what they know. Here are some steps you can take to insure that your child is ready for the test.
On Test Day
Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast
Many teachers report that students who do not do well on tests have not gotten enough sleep, and have not eaten breakfast on the morning of the test. Doing both of these things will ensure that your child is working at full capacity (Narang, 2008).
Make sure your child is prepared
Forest Grove will supply the tools your child needs for the test, such as pencils, an eraser, and paper. If your child is absent on a testing day, your student will be given an opportunity to make up the test.
Staying calm will help your child stay calm. If your student gets nervous about the test or is likely to experience anxiety during the test, help your child practice some relaxation techniques to try when taking the test. (Narang, 2008).
Finally, remember that standardized tests and grading systems are not perfect; each format has its own limitations. As you help your children do their best on the tests they take, also remind them that testing is just one part of their education. With your support and involvement, they will be well on her way to her own bright future.
Adapted From: colorincolorado.org
Great Sites to Support Your Child’s Success at School:
http://www.greatschools.org/gk/milestones/ (from cde)
(bilingual site for educators and parents)
A Message from the Library
While we are talking about the care of our books, we have received many books returned in terrible, wet and moldy condition. Please help your students keep lunches, water bottles and food away from their books. If a book gets wet, please stand it up and fan the pages immediately so it can dry. Thank you for your help in keeping our library clean, healthy and ready to READ!
If you need to contact me, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank you, Christine Gruber
1st Day School Supplies
Get a head start and order your school supplies for next year! Get exactly what your child needs without making multiple shopping trips to the stores. Deadline to order is June 15.
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Falcon Fest Sponsorships!
On May 26, students will celebrate academic success with a fun filled day of activities supported by the Forest Grove PTA. Parents and teachers are already hard at work making plans for another fabulous bash. We are seeking sponsors to help bring fun, age appropriate activities to our school. Many of these activities are very expensive, and this is why we are reaching out to local businesses and/or families who would be interested in a tax deductible sponsorship. Our Tax ID number is 94-6171945. Please consider being a sponsor and help us make this the best event ever!
Visit: http://www.forestgrovepta.com/falcon-fest to sponsor the event!
If you have any questions, please contact Summer Wright at email@example.com
Forest Grove Yearbooks for Sale Now!
Join the PTA! The PTA Executive Board positions available are:
President, Treasurer, Secretary and VP of Events.
Contact Sarah Chavez if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW Attendance Policy
If you are going to sign your student out early for the day it must be verifiedwith a doctor's note to be considered excused. Early pickups more than 30 minutes early for vacations, extra curricular lessons, or other appointments will be considered truant unless approved by the principal for Family Leave. If you have any questions about this policy you can email or call Nancy, our attendance clerk at email@example.com or 831-646-6560 x202
After School Enrichment (ASE) Announcement
A big thank you to all the Forest Grove parents and students for participating in the After School Enrichment program! I am looking forward to setting up the next one, which is scheduled to begin in the Fall of the 2017/2018 school year. If there are any Forest Grove parents who have a skill they want to share and are interested in leading a class, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will begin working on the Fall program this summer.
Natalie MontgomeryASE Coordinator
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Save the Date
May 8 -19: SBAC testing grades 3-5
May 26: Falcon Fest
May 26: 5th grade Student Orientation 9:00-11:00 am
May 29: Memorial Day NO SCHOOL
June 2: Last Day of School