Andrea Torchin, ES Principal
June 15th, 2015
Dear ES Families:
This time of year is a time of transitions and celebrations. Here in the Elementary our PK 4 students have visited Kinder classes in preparation for their move up to Elementary next school year. Likewise, our fourth graders have visited the Middle School in preparation for their move to fifth grade. Students are saying good bye to their friends who are leaving the country and as a staff we say good bye to some of our teachers.
Ms. Nunes will be moving back to Brazil this summer and we wish her well. Her students have benefited from her high level of teaching for the past three years. We say good bye, but only for one year, to Ms. Vidal who will be in Boston next school year pursuing her graduate degree. We wish her well in her studies. We have two teachers who will be on maternity leave next school year, Ms. Quintana and Mrs. Quintero. We wish them many happy moments as they welcome their babies into the world.
Last week we celebrated STEAM Day. STEAM Day was a huge success with many parents visiting our classrooms as students presented their learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Parents were able to view the videos on our interactive bulletin boards and participated in many student presentations. The bulletin boards are still up around the building. if you find yourself in school next week, please feel free to view them.
MAP Spring 2015 scores went out last Friday. The Elementary has done extremely well in all academic subjects. Please celebrate with your children their growth and accomplishments. Teachers are celebrating students as well with Citizenship Awards and individual certificates.
Over the summer, students Kinder-Fourth may continue to use their RazKids and iXL accounts to maintain reading and math skills sharp. 10-20 minutes a day can make a big difference to avoid the "summer slide." Reading for pleasure is another great way to ensure that students will enter their new grade level feeling good about their reading. Around July 20th we will working on our RazKids and iXL student databases. At this time you may find that you have temporarily lost access to your child's account.
At the end of next week you will be receiving your child's end of the year report card as well as their Writing Sample from the Opinion genre.
We wish you a relaxing and pleasant vacation and we look forward to seeing you at our Open House on Wednesday, August 5th from 11 am - 1 pm.
Sincerely, Andrea Torchin
End of the Year Writing Assessments (Kinder-4th)
Your child's Opinion piece along with its accompanying Rubric has been scanned.
This will be shared with you by your child's homeroom teacher as an attachment via email at the end of the week. When you look at the rubric, you will see a Scaled Score circled on the last page. This Scaled Score is aligned to our Grading Rubric as described below:
Core Subject Grading Scale
Supera el estándar
Cumple con el estándar
Se acerca al estandar
Por debajo del estándar
Please celebrate your child's growth and accomplishments with them. We are very proud of all student writers!
ES Student Council - SY 2015-2016
After School Activities
The last day for fourth quarter after school activities was on Friday, June 12th. There will be no after school activities this week.
Elementary Calendar of Events
Every Wednesday: PTSO Ice cream and Popcorn Sales! Send money in with your child.
Monday, June 15th - ES Student Council Elections
Grade 1,2, and 3 students will vote for student council officers.
Thursday, June 18th - Color Team Day & Last Day of School for Students
Thursday, June 18th - ES Student Council Officers for SY 1516 announced
Friday, June 19th - Report Cards for the 4th Quarter emailed home to parents.