SBA Elementary News

September 28, 2015

No School Thursday and Friday

Due to Teacher In-Service days on October 1st and 2nd, the Elementary and Middle School will be closed this Thursday and Friday. The High School is closed on Friday only.

Coke Sale Kick Off

Our annual Coke Sale fundraiser will begin this Wednesday. Information will come home with your child. Mr. Sterchi has some exciting prizes for your students, depending on the number of cases your child sells. This fundraiser has helped raise THOUSANDS of dollars for the Academy, which in turn, greatly benefits our students and teachers. We thank you in advance for your support through this Coke Sale!!

Fall Break: October 5-9

We hope you all have a wonderful Fall Break next week! We would love to see pictures of your family adventures (or restfulness) on our Silverdale Facebook page!

Fall Testing for 3rd-5th Graders

What: Fall Standardized Testing

Who: All 3rd-5th Graders

When: October 13-16 (about an hour each day)


This year the elementary school will be changing our Achievement Testing venue. In the past, we have used the Stanford Achievement Test, but we will begin using the Terra Nova test due to the amount of resources available and for their affiliation with ACSI. Fall testing assures that teachers have assessment information for students who are new to the school as well as a beginning baseline for all students. Obtaining baseline data on our students is one way to measure the impact of new curriculum or pedagogical approaches within the school. After students are tested again in the spring, we will have a more complete and stable picture of student performance. It helps everyone involved get a much clearer and more stable view of a student’s actual longitudinal growth over time.

Each grade level will have a little different schedule on the week we return from Fall Break, so watch for more information from your child’s teacher. Please do not plan scheduled appointments for your 3rd to 5th grade child during the week of October 13 – 16.

Booster Seats Needed

If anyone has a booster seat they no longer use, drop it by here! We are always in need of a few extra booster seats for our younger students to use for field trips. You can drop them off at Mrs. Dian's desk.

Upcoming Events:

9/30 - Coke Sale Kickoff

10/1 - 10/2 - No School

10/5 - 10/9 - Fall Break

10/13-10/16- 3rd-5th grade Testing

10/16- 1/2 Day of School (Parent/Teacher Conferences)