Serrano Eagles Bulletin

Parent Bulletin - May 16, 2016

Hello Serrano,


This week is SBAC Testing for our 3rd through 6th graders. And it is MATH Week. Each 3rd-6th Grader will be taking this state standardized assessment throughout the week, broken into one hour sessions each day. Please take note of the following:

  • Students need to be well rested for each day
  • Students need a healthy filling breakfast each day
  • Please have students bring a book for reading each day so if they complete early, they will have a book to read
  • Please consider taking the Practice SBAC - directions and descriptions in bulletin below
  • Please send all healthy students to school over the next two weeks - make-ups throughout this test are logistically challenging and we want our students to be as prepared and the testing to be as consistent as possible to ensure the best possible success


Additionally, we have our Class Act BRAVO on May 18th at 9:00a. This is a special time for our students to celebrate a year of Class Act, honor the work of Antonio Vivaldi and perform for you and Eagle family and friends. Please mark your calendar for this exciting event. Parents and families are invited to attend the Bravo but will be asked to stand during the performances as students will be seated in all available seats.


And, lastly, this Saturday is our First Annual Beautification Day where we will be giving the campus a beautifying clean-up. We will be planting, painting, putting in fence slats, etc. We are excited to provide a clean-up day for Serrano and invite all friends and families to join us. RSVP below :)


Looking forward to another great week.


Best,

Mrs. Pedroza

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What's Coming Up in Week THIRTY-ONE

MONDAY:

  • SBAC Math (Grades 3-6) - Day One
  • Absolute last day to turn in Talent Show Application


TUESDAY:

  • SBAC Math (Grades 3-6) - Day Two


WEDNESDAY:

  • Min Day - Pick-Up K 12:20p, 1st-6th 12:25p
  • Class Act BRAVO 9am in Amphitheater
  • SBAC Math (Grades 3-6) - Day Three
  • Eagles Dine Out - Raising Canes and Yogurtland - look for flyers in Wednesday Folder
  • Mrs. Covington's Birthday
  • Mrs. Bower's Birthday


THURSDAY:

  • SBAC Math (Grades 3-6) - Day Four


FRIDAY:

  • Ice Cream Sales
  • SBAC Math (Grades 3-6) - Day Five
  • Eagle Spirit Day - Wear your Eagle Shirts


Saturday:

  • Beautification Day - 8am
  • Eagles at the Angels - 7pm

SBAC State Testing - Practice Here!

Students, Grades 3-6, will be taking the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) test the last two weeks of May this year. This test is comprised of an English and Math test, each taking about four hours, split sessions amongst a whole week. Throughout the year we have been working to build interface comfortability, computer savviness and and the English and Math skills required to be successful on this test.


You too, can help your student, at home, by practicing with them through the SBAC practice test a couple of times before the real thing. Help them become more familiar with the test tools (ex. calculator, keyboard) prior to the test.


To access the practice test:

1. Click link below

2. Click Student Interface Practice and Training Test (green button on right)

3. Leave the login to "Guest" and just click SIGN-IN

4. Select a Grade Level

5. Select EITHER ELA (English Language Arts) or MATH Practice Test (most of the other tests available do not apply)

6. Leave all selections defaulted and click Select

7. Proceed through to start test - HEADS UP - the ELA tests have sound so if you are practicing in a public place you may want headphones


Please call with questions.

Message from your PFO:

We have a VERY important opportunity to beautify the campus! Please join us Saturday for Beautification Day!


- Keep collecting box tops - collection will be mid-spring


- Also, Room Moms/Dads! If you have an email distribution list of your class, please forward this bulletin on to your class - we still have about 40% of people who are not accessing this important information. Thank you for your help!

Feedback to Influence Next Year

We so appreciate all of the feedback from the LCAP and are anxiously awaiting the school-specific results to share with you. Although the LCAP (last survey) results are separated by school, we have further school-specific questions, we would love feedback on.


Please take a few minutes to take the planning survey below. And let the office know if you have any questions.

Mark Your Calendars...

Class Act BRAVO

Wednesday, May 18th, 9-11pm

17741 Serrano Avenue

Villa Park, CA

Student Performances and the honoring of Class Act and Antonio Vivaldi.

Serrano Beautification Day

Saturday, May 21st, 8am-4pm

17741 Serrano Avenue

Villa Park, CA

Serrano Talent Show

Friday, June 3rd, 6pm

villa park high school

CALLING FOR HELPERS!!

Any parents/grandparents or Serrano Community interested in helping lead Serrano's Beautification Day? We need help! We have a VERY generous donation from Tropical Plaza Nursery that day and have a number of other businesses we are working with but need help coordinating the event. Interested? Please email Mrs. Pedroza @ apedroza@orangeusd.org