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May 2 - 6, 2016

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Dates to Remember

May 2 DELAC at 6:00 PM (Lauren)

May 2 Report Card Dommittee at 3:30 - 4:30 PM, DO

May 4 Spirit Day

May 4 PreK Meeting at 1:30 PM

May 5 Visit SEAL Model (All Day)

May 6 Retention Follow-Ups

May 6 End of SBAC Testing

Upcoming Dates

May 9 Mystery Reader

May 9 Transition Meetings for Students with IEP (Special Ed. Team)

May 9 Staff Meeting at 3:00 PM, Library

May 10 PLC

May 10 Board Meeting at 6:30 PM

May 11 Wear Your Team Gear

May 11 Meet with Rotary at 1:45 PM

May 11 GLPP Monthly Meeting at 2:00 PM (1st - 3rd Grade)

May 12 Elementary Principal Meeting, All Day (Jacqui)

May 13 4th Grade Robot Making Workshop

May 13 Kite Day 11:15 AM


Katie thanks for joining the staff meeting, and for sharing all of the amazing programs/projects taking place in the Boys and Girls Club. You are doing a great job!

Lori thanks for joining the staff meeting, and for sharing all of the amazing projects taking place in the Mentor Center. Our partnership will definitely strengthen our students' success. We are grateful to have you at our school site.

Maria, Ceci, Mary Ann, Kim, Rose, Maria R., Tony, Ciara, Leonela, Penny, Kendra, Erika, and Rose we appreciate your dedication and hard work.

Amazing Things Taking Place on Campus

School Spirit ~ Superhero

Thank you Ms. Heffernan for organizing!

School Spirit ~ Superhero

Art Escape

Thank you Ms. Henion for opening your doors to Art Escape!

Plein Air/Art with Sarah Parker~4th Grade

Purple Pinkie Day

Thanks for supporting the event! It was a huge success.

Purple Pinkie Day

Friendly Reminders

As we begin to approach the end of the school year, please remember the following:

  • Complete cums (Please do not remove from the main office)
  • Complete blue and pink cards
  • Textbooks should go back to the bookroom if you are not going to be utilizing upcoming school year (Please check-in with Laura before dropping off any books)
  • Store and remove any personal belongings before summer school begins

SBAC Testing

Friendly Reminders:

Proctors please actively monitor during testing sessions.

The computer lab and library will be closed during the SBAC testing window.

A Message from Ms. Monterosso, Academic Coordinator

K-2nd grade teams,

I wanted to bring you up to speed on the next 2 weeks during SBAC testing and support from your resource team.

Ms. Vance and Ms. Estment will be supporting our 3-5th graders during testing, but Ms. Beck will be here working with our K-2nd graders.

She will only see your RSP kids on Monday,Tuesday and Thursdays at your regular times. There will not be any resource classes on Fridays during testing.

A Message from Ms. Dagner, Intervention Teacher

The last day of intervention will be on May 20th. Kindergarten will continue to receive services through the last week in May.

Talent Show

Talent Show tryouts will take place on Friday, May 6th and on Wednesday, May 11th, during lunch. Thanks Lauren and Elizabeth for coordinating.

A Message from Curriculum and Instruction Department

Summer CCSS PD Opportunity June 6-7, 2016

Objective: To provide SVUSD educators collaboration time to focus on Assessment and Performance Tasks (PT)

Who: SVUSD Educators

What: Summer 2 Day Voluntary Professional Development (12 hours paid hourly at the certificated hourly rate)

  • Secondary Mathematics Focus - Assessment focus where teachers would work on Performance Tasks, incorporating literacy strategies, balancing chapter/unit tests with understandings, knowledge and skills, shared assessments by grade level, on-going formative assessments used in classrooms

  • Elementary Mathematics Focus - Identifying Performance Tasks for the 2016-17 school year and planning for classroom use of them

  • Secondary Literacy Focus - Aligning existing PT’s or writing new PT’s to include the SBA Performance Tasks demands and ELD standards.Using hyper-doc to integrate PT’s online for students.

  • Elementary Literacy Focus - Identifying and Creating Performance Tasks in Science and Social Studies for the 2016-17 school year for use in your classroom. In addition, Google, hyper doc and online support for PT’s.

When: June 6-7, 2016 - 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM - Lunch on your own. (If teachers have a conflict with June 6th and 7th, alternative days can be worked. The goal is that teachers are choosing and/or developing Performance Tasks or CC Units with grade-alike or content-alike colleagues)

Field Trips

If you have any upcoming field trips please notify Ms. Karen Martin.


PLC Goals, April 4th - May 6


RF.K.2.A Recognize and reproduce rhyming words.

1st Grade

RF.1.3.G Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

2nd Grade

RF.2.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words both in isolation and in text.

3rd Grade

W.3.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

4th Grade

RL.4.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

Student Council

May 4th Sassarini Spirit Day Wear our school colors

May 11th Favorite Sports Team Wear your team gear

May 18th Disco Day

Please encourage your students to participate.

Thanks, Ms. Heffernan for organizing!