The Grandview Global
End of Year - May 2016
Our 5th graders are in an SSI (Student Success Initiative) grade level. This means that they need to pass reading and math STAAR in order to be considered for promotion to the next grade level. We take into account overall performance for the school year, in addition to STAAR. Our 5th graders first tested for reading and math at the end of March. The first time around, 90% met standard on reading, with 45% performing at the advanced level, and 83% met standard on math, with 28% performing at the advanced level. We are very proud of our students and know those who are testing again this week, will knock it out of the park!!
Knowing that assessments are usually a one day snapshot, we remind our students of the IB Attitudes and Profile Traits that come to mind. Enthusiasm, commitment, risk-takers, thinkers and inquirers, just to name a few. Our students always show amazing perseverance and resilience during this time of year. We appreciate parent support in encouraging and helping our students to maintain balance.
Together we can accomplish more!
Although our sights may now be set on summer, ATTENDANCE everyday is important to the educational growth of your child. Please be sure that if your child is not sick, they are present at school and on time daily. If your child does miss school due to illness, please be sure to turn in a signed parent note explaining the absence within 48 hours.
CLASS PLACEMENT begins now and is worked on throughout the summer. Your input is valuable. If you have not already filled out the input form, please take a minute and fill it out now. You have until May 20th.
As the weather gets warmer, please encourage your child's choices of clothes to meet Dress Code requirements found in our Student Handbook. IE: length of shorts and tank tops. You can review the Student Handbook online at:
This site is full of excellent resources for your child! Please add it to your bookmark bar and encourage your child to explore all that it has to offer.
2015-2016 Parent Survey Results
Please take a minute to look at our survey results. We had 133 respondents, and continue to be excited about looking for areas in need of growth. Thanks for your input!
Grade Level Bright Spots
1st Grade - We are thrilled that Ms. Salomons has been able to join us in 1st grade, due to class size limitations. She loves working with the students, and they enjoy learning with her!
2nd Grade - To go along with the IB Unit, How We Organize Ourselves, 2nd grade will be sellling Pulseras the week of May 16-20th from 7:20 - 7:45 just outside the 2nd grade classrooms. For more information about the Pulsera Project, go to www.pulseraproject.org.
3rd Grade - Students just finished up the IB Unit, How We Organize Ourselves, with a mini-exhibition. The students were asked to help the Mayor of Austin accommodate the 158 people moving to Austin each ay. Ideas regarding areas of improvement needed most were generated and discussed. Some areas they decided to accommodate they built as 3D models you can see in the pictures below!
4th Grade - Students have been working hard on their Sharing the Planet summatives! A "Triorama" which portrays the perspective of an Alamo defender, Mexican soldier, or loved one at the final battle of the Alamo.
Fourth graders have also been studying different types of energy, including electrical energy. Students were given materials and allowed to explore and put together and electrical circuit with light bulbs and motors!
5th Grade - World conflicts are solved by actions. May is an exciting time of year for our 5th graders! Our students are taking action to make a difference with world conflicts. Some issues our students are researching are both close to home and worldwide. Come visit on May 26th to support students working hard to make a positive difference.
May 23 - Bad Weather Make-up Day (No School)
May 24 - 3rd-5th Performances @ 1:30 and 5:45
May 27 - Fly High Friday Assembly @ 7:45
May 30 - Memorial Day (No School)
June 1 - 5th Grade Celebration and EoY Party
June 2 - Kindergarten Celebration and EoY Grade Level Parties (Check school website for more info)
June 3 - Last Day of School (Early Release @ Noon)