Classroom Events Week 4/20

Homework Club, Smart Balance Testing, etc.

Homework Club

Dear Parents,

There will be no homework club this Thursday, April 23rd. I will keep you posted if there are any more changes to the schedule. Thank you

Smarter Balanced Testing Starts Monday, April 27th

Smarter Balanced testing for grades 3-5 will begin next Monday, April 27th and will continue throughout that whole week. Smarter Balanced is the standardized performance measurement for all California schools. Kids will be tested on their knowledge of English-language arts (ELA) and mathematics. We used to use the CST tests for the same purpose. It helps measure student achievement and also school performance (represented by API score). If they would like to review this year's mathematics for the upcoming test, they can review the lessons in their math notebook.

Ms. Russo will discuss this tomorrow with the class and some specific topics they can focus on.

On the day of testing please make sure kids arrive to school on time, eat a good breakfast and go to bed on time.

It will be a light homework week so kids will be most focused on their smarter balanced testing performance.

Please check Ms. Russo's website for more details at :

"Island of the Blue Dolphins" is next class reading assignment

Ms. Russo's class is almost done with reading "By the Great Horn Spoon!" and the next book they'll be covering is "Island of the Blue Dolphins" written by Scott O'Dell. Please try to purchase the book so that all the kids will have it at the time of the assignment.

Uncoming Events & Days Off School :

April 21- Arts Committee Meeting@ 8:30am – 9:30am; Teacher's Lounge

- Early 1:45pm dismissal

April 23- Internet Safety Meeting @ 6-7pm; Auditorium

April 24 - Free Dress Day

- JAXX Snow Queen's Frozen @ 8:30am – 11:00am & 7:00pm – 8:30pm; Auditorium

April 25- GATE Conference @ 8:30am – 12:30pm;

Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools

-West Hollywood Kids' Faire 10am-2pm; West Hollywood Park

- FOWHE Fashion Sale @9am-2pm; 1266 Hauser Blvd, Los Angeles

April 27 - Parent Meeting @8:30am; Auditorium

April 28 - Executive Board Meeting @8:30am; B5

May 1 - Principal Coffee @8:30am; B5

May 8 - 4th Grade Sacramento Field Trip
May 25 - No School (Memorial Day)

May 28- 4th Grade Grammy Museum Field Trip

June 4 - Last Day of School

* Check Ms. Russo’s website for homework assignments, upcoming assessments & updates at:

*Take the time to read your Wizard Wire and refer to the FOWHE website at

*Purchase New and Old Spiritwear Online at

*Weho Library Day - signup at

*Pledge Donations @

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Ms. Russo's 4th grade room parents

Marina B Shlimak (Dascha's Mom)

Missi Stein (Isabella's Mom)