RD Martinez Parent Newsletter
Welcome Back From Our Principal Ms. Montes
Calendar of Events
Sept. 5, 2022 Labor Day No School
Sept. 6, 2022 Read book National Day
Sept. 7, 2022 Wear a Texas theme shirt
Sept. 11, 2022 Happy Grandparents Day
Sept. 14, 2022 Wear a Texas theme shirt
Sept. 15, 2022 Fall Pictures
Sept. 21, 2022 Wear a Texas theme shirt
Sept. 22, 2022 Family Reading Night
Sept. 26, 2022 No School
Sept. 28, 2022 Wear a Texas theme shirt
Counselor's Corner - Ms. Torres and Ms. Serna
This month, we’re focusing on empathy and challenging students to make sure that everyone they interact with feels seen, heard, and valued. We are partnering with you to grow and develop empathy in your student at home. As a family, use these activities in the link below to reflect on how to better understand and celebrate others to connect with heart.
Child Nutrition Program
The purpose of AR to help motivate students to read more books at an appropriate level of difficulty that will encourage and challenge their reading ability.
What is Accelerated Reader?
Accelerated Reader is a computer base, reading management and motivational system designed to encourage students to read. Each student is given an individual reading goal based on their reading abilities. Student’s reading ability is based on their reading grade equivalent (GE) score from the STAR Reading test. The GE score is used to determine each student’s zone of proximal development (ZPD) range which is used to determine the level of book difficulty for the students.
Martinez Elementary uses both a 30-minute AR daily practice and the student’s ZPD to determine a student’s six-week point goal. Example, a student with a 2.5 ZPD would have a point goal of 5.5 points. This is determine by using an AR Goal-Setting Chart.
The following are some AR guidelines to keep in mind: 1. During virtual learning may take AR quizzes at home. 2. Parents are not permitted to help children while they are taking quizzes.
3. Students may take a quiz on a book only one time.
Family Reading Nights
September 22, 2022
October 27, 2022
December 15, 2022
February 16, 2023
March 30, 2023