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Report Cards are coming home December 13th. Discussing report cards with your child, especially in the age of standards based report cards, can be challenging. The reporting system we use is very different from the grades we all received when we were students and understanding what it all means, in the context of how your child is doing, can be tough.
When you receive the report card you will see numbers next to standards. The numbers on the report card are as follows
4. Demonstrating mastery of the standard
3. Demonstrating significant progress toward the standard
2. Demonstrating some progress
1. Demonstrating minimal progress
The numbers indicate the progress your child is making towards meeting the grade level standard. The standards listed throughout the report card list what we want your child to know and be able to do by the end of the year.
Not all standards will be “graded” on this report card because we have not yet taught all the standards. While there may be instances where your child is Demonstrating Mastery of a particular standard, students are not expected to be receiving 4’s at this point because those standards are what we expect for students by the end of the year.
The scores that students receive for each standard does not reflect how hard your child is working. The scores reflect what your child is able to do in relation to that expectation. To find out how hard your child is working, and if they are completing work, you should refer to the section of the report card titled Successful Social and Learner Behaviors. This section lets you know how your child is doing in a more traditional sense, meaning effort, work completion etc. It is possible for a student to struggle with their Learner Behaviors yet still Demonstrate Mastery of a Standard. It is also possible for a student to struggle with a standard and do great with the Learner Behaviors. The Learning Behaviors section is an incredibly important area because that really reflects how hard your child has been working!
Should you have any questions at all about the report card or your child’s progress in school please do not hesitate to contact us!
Family Literacy Night!
Please mark your calendars for our Family Literacy Night which will be held here at HBB on Monday December 9th from 6 – 6:45. Registration is required.
You can register by going to
All families are welcome, we hope to see you there!
Hello parents!! You should have received your students Artsonia Parent Code to activate your account. Every student has scanned artwork from their awesome Art Teacher Mrs. Donovan. Their artwork from class will make great gifts for the holidays! You can even add fans to their account (other family members like your spouse, grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles, etc) in case they want to purchase your students artwork in a gift form. But, if you’d rather surprise them for the holidays, then you can add them later. Mrs. Donovan will be adding all their work from art class into Artsonia throughout the year so that you can keep them in digital form!
Enter your Parent Code from your flyer by clicking the following link to activate your students account:
If you do not have your parent code, then you can message Ria Mackenzie through Facebook with your students name and she will get back to you within 12 hours. You may also contact Mrs. Donovan at firstname.lastname@example.org for any assistance.
Artsonia has a pretty quick turnaround and offers great deals at different times of the year. Customer service is excellent and will deliver right to your door! Right now they have this deal until December 16th:
Please consider looking through the Artsonia Giftshop and ordering for the Holidays. This is a PTA fundraiser which helps raise money to programs at HBB including supporting the arts!!