Serrano Eagles Bulletin

Parent Bulletin - March 28, 2016

Hello Serrano,


I hope you all had an amazing Spring Break and hope that the week off provides you with energy to finish out the year strong. 10 weeks left until summer!


In the next 10 weeks we have some very important things happening at Serrano - one of which is our State Testing, happening in the end of May, please see below for details.


Best,

Mrs. Pedroza

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What's Coming Up in Week TWENTY-EIGHT

MONDAY:


TUESDAY:

  • 6th Grade Open House - 5pm in Amphitheater


WEDNESDAY:

  • Min. Day Schedule - pick-up 12:20 for Kinder and 12:25 for 1st-6th


THURSDAY:

  • 6th Grade and Kinder Promotion Pictures
  • PFO Meeting 8:15a in the Staff Lounge
  • Kinder and 6th Grade Promotion Pics - Room 12
  • Relay and High Jump Track Practice @ CV - 2:30-3:30p. Those attending this final track practice will need an additional permission slip as it is a Thursday practice - please get from Mrs. O'Hare or Mrs. Jones in the office and bring on Thursday.


FRIDAY:

  • Orange Foundation Games START and go through this weekend - SUPER DUPER AWESOME EVENT FOR SERRANO and all elementary athletes! See all Eagles there! (details below)
  • Ice Cream Sales
  • Eagle Spirit Day - Wear your Eagle Shirts

FOUNDATION GAMES - THIS WEEKEND

This weekend (Friday and Saturday) is the 11th Annual COMMUNITY FOUNDATION of ORANGE GAMES and Serrano has had a tremendous showing the last 10 years and this year is no different. The Games are held at Fred Kelly Stadium between Esplanade and Prospect on Chapman and this year there are over 2000 elementary athletes participating.


Serrano has over 160 athletes participating (that is nearly 30% of our students) and are excited for a very successful year. A special thank you to Mrs. O'Hare, Mrs. Cinadr, Mrs. O'Dea, Mrs. McCleary, Mrs. Weins, Mrs. Grahovac, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Chu, and the Sallinger Family and many many more for helping to prepare our athletes.


Looking forward to seeing you there :)

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:

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


- Room Moms - Yearbook Picture Reminder - get your pages assembled, the deadline is nearing


- 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...

Serrano Beautification Day

Saturday, May 21st, 8am-4pm

17741 Serrano Avenue

Villa Park, CA

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