Stayton Elementary School
May Cheetah Newsletter
I can not believe we are already in May. So much great learning has happened this year. As we gear up for ending the school year strong we are planning some exciting things. Many of our teachers are trying to fit in at least one field trip. Look for specific information to come from them. Mr. Larimer is working hard to plan a fun field day for students.
Teacher appreciation week starts May 2nd-6th. Please take time to tell your child’s teacher how much you appreciate them. Lunch Hero day falls on May 6th. Our lunch staff does such an amazing job of providing healthy lunches for our staff.
As spring approaches so does the opportunity for our students to participate in Smarter Balanced State Assessment in language arts and math. State testing will begin on May 2nd for our 3rd grade students and continue until the end of the month. It will be important for your child to be on time to school as a lot of our testing is done in the morning. It is extremely important that your child gets plenty of rest and has a good breakfast each morning. We ask that you schedule appointments around these times as it is very difficult to have students make up the testing. Thank you for your continued support and involvement in your child’s education.
Kindergarten Round Up
If you have or know someone who has an incoming kindergartener please join us for our annual kindergarten roundup on May 12th. We will have an English session starting at 5pm and a Spanish session beginning at 6pm. This will be a time for parents to complete registration as well as meet all of our kindergarten teachers. There will be activities planned for your kindergartener in one of the classrooms while parents meet in our library to discuss the upcoming kindergarten year and how best they can support their child for this very important year.
Youth Truth Survey
This Spring NSSD will be implementing a cohesive set of student, parent and staff surveys to enable a comprehensive look into our schools and district from multiple perspectives. These anonymous surveys will be focused on gathering information on the overall experiences students are having with teachers, how engaged they are in school, rigor of coursework, school safety, emotional health, bullying and preparedness for the future.
This information will be reviewed by all building principals in June as part of the annual continuous improvement process and will be utilized to inform school and district decision making for the 2022-23 school year. Results will be shared with the NSSD School Board in September 2022.
By listening to our students, parents and staff, we hope to have improved environments in 2022-23.
Please click on the following link to take our survey: ytsurvey.org/northsantiamfamily22
Email or call (541)990-3403, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Kindergarten Round Up in May 12th!
Upcoming Field Trips and Chaperones
Last Day of School is Tuesday, June 14th
Important Dates for May:
6th - Lunch Hero Day - celebrating our food service staff
9th-13th - New district science materials available for community review
12th - Kindergarten Round Up Night: English - 5-6pm; Spanish - 6-7pm
19th - NSSD Board Meeting 6:00pm
20th - PTC meeting @ 2:45pm in school library
23rd - 3rd graders to visit Stayton Intermediate School
27th - NO SCHOOL
30th - NO SCHOOL