January 2023 Principal Newsletter by Erika A. Krohn
Happy January and New Year!
During December, students were busy taking iReady Benchmark #2 in both reading and math. Additionally, Kindergarten-2nd grade students took Acadience assessments to show achievement in letter names/sounds, first sound fluency, nonsense words, and most importantly: Oral Reading Fluency (how many words per minute a student can read.) Here at Handy, we take student progress very seriously. We are constantly analyzing that students are receiving appropriate instruction to move them forward. Please read the article below about our Benchmark #2 results!
Also in December, we focused on the core value of Generosity and participated in several fun spirit days to celebrate the holidays. This January, we are speaking with students about new goals for reading and math achievement as measured by iReady. Additionally, we are working on the core value of Cooperation. Teachers are also busy with preparing English Learners to take the annual English Language Proficient Assessment for California (ELPAC) which will be administered in late February and March.
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I encourage every Handy scholar to give their best effort each and every day because: Learning today makes a brighter tomorrow!
Erika A. Krohn, Principal
iReady Benchmark #2 Results
As you can see, we've already reached our End of Year Goal in some grade levels. Currently, teachers and staff are analyzing individual student data to plan appropriate lessons, put students in Tier 2 interventions, and set goals so that each student makes their End of Year goal. Way to go scholars! Keep up the hard work!
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Save the Date: Handy STEAM Night-January 24
Handy Elementary School
Location: 860 N. Handy St. Orange, California 92867
Phone: (714) 997-6183