The Prospector Post
March 19, 2019
Kindergarten Registration is Open!
Dear Prospector Families:
We are working hard towards the end of quarter! Thank you for encouraging and supporting your child towards healthy habits:
- Get enough sleep- 10-11 hours for 5-10 year-olds (American Academy of Pediatrics).
- Drink water - 5-7 glasses for 5-12 year-olds. Water is important for brain function and overall health, especially as the weather warms up.
- Eat well - healthy eating habits will regulate energy and avoid sugar highs and lows. Find out more at: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/children
- Limit screen time and encourage outdoor time! Healthy and active brains need healthy bodies.
- Did you know? Boredom is good! It promotes creativity and imagination along with many more needed skills. https://www.theschoolrun.com/benefits-of-boredom-for-kids
Additionally, thank you for reading to your child, with your child, or listening to your child read each night. Reading at grade level by third grade is a graduation success indicator!
Celeste Wahlberg, MA, MEd
Yucca Valley Elementary School
Being Bored is Good for Kids
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We continue to have a great turnout at Saturday Academy! Thank you for working to improve attendance and learning with attendance recovery.
Hours are from 8:00-12:15. Lunch is provided. We do not provide transportation. Call the office if you would like to have your child make up absences on a Saturday Academy. Here are some upcoming dates:
5/4/19, 5/11,19, 5/18/19
State Testing Dates
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test monitors how your child is doing at school to help improve education efforts nationwide.
Classroom teachers will be sending out specifics for their grade levels, but the testing window at our site is as follows:
April 1-5 Science Assessment - 5th grade
April 22-May 10 3rd-6th grade
Here are some links to more information:
Parent Guides to Understanding and the CASPP Resources for Parents flyer:
19 School Board Visits YVES
20 Track Meet YVHS 4 pm - 7 pm
21 Someone Special Dance
22 End of quarter
22 Character Assemblies
27 Track Meet YVHS 4 pm - 7 pm
30 Saturday Academy
31 Grades due
2- Make Up Picture Day
5- Make up Snow Day - there IS school!
5- Pizza with the Principal
6 - Saturday Academy
6 - Track Meet YVHS
10- Parent Conferences - Early Release Day
15-19 Spring Break
27 Saturday Academy
27 All District Track Meet
6-10 Science Camp