Anna Yates Elementary Newsletter

Mid March Newsletter

Trimester 3 Has Begun, Spring Conferences Begin This Week

Dear Anna Yates Families,

On Friday, May 10th, we sent Trimester 2 report cards home. Tis was an opportunity for us to share your child's progress using our standards based report card. Along with report cards were the results of the iReady Benchmark 2 so that you are able to track their growth on this schoolwide assessment. This can also be an opportunity to ask about iReady usage, how often they complete lessons, and what they can do to reach their typical and stretch goal by the end of the year.

For a small cohort of students per class, we have reached out to you to schedule a second parent-teacher conference (March 15 and 22) in an effort to continue to communicate and collaborate on how to move your child's learning forward.

Thank you and I look forward to continued collaborate for our final trimester of this school year!


Mrs. Burke

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Speaking Of iReady Benchmark Results, Here Are The Students Who Made The Most Growth!

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After School Programming Lion King Auditions: March 13 and 14

Lion King Auditions for all main characters, chorus singers, and non-speaking characters! Pick up a practice piece from Ms. Knight in room 107. Ask your parent/guardian to audition and participate in the play. Auditions will be on March 13th and 14th from 4:45pm-5:30pm. Play practice is from 4:45pm-5:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday's and Friday's. Call Ms. Gray from the Rec to sign up at 510-596-4396 or

SSC Meeting: March 15

Please feel free to join us on Monday, March 15th at 3:30 p.m. for our School Site Council (SSC) Meeting as we decide Title 1 spending.

Please use the below Zoom Link to login:
Meeting ID: 449 364 5333
Passcode: 784483

No School: March 17

There will be NO SCHOOL March 17, 2023 as teachers have a professional development day. School will resume Monday, March 20th.

Grade 1 Parent Workshop: March 29

We hope first grade parents will join us in the teen room (look for the balloons) as we discuss how to support your child's learning and literacy on Wednesday, March 29th from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Spring Pictures (Optional): March 31

We will have Optional Spring Picture Day, Friday March 31st; pictures will only be taken if paid for before or the day of. This is a Free Dress Day so students are able to take their picture in their

Pay on using Picture Day ID: EVT7BCXP2

Spring Break: April 10-14

There will be NO SCHOOL Monday, April 10-14, 2022 as this is our Spring Break Week. School will resume Monday, April 17th.

Intent to Return Phone Calls

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, we asked each family to share at this time if they intend to return next school year. If we did not receive a response, Ms. Jackie and Ms. Ray will be calling early this week.

Gr 5: Please Complete Survey

This year we are excited to offer an overnight fieldtrip opportunity for our fifth grade students May 10-12 so please read the the Gr 5 newsletter and complete the survey, if you are yet to do so. Ms. Ray will be calling all families we do not have a response for so that we have a clear idea of who will be attending.

Egg Hunt: Plastic Eggs and Candy Donations Needed

We will be having an egg hunt before we go on Spring Break (April 7th, more details to come) and would appreciate all plastic egg and candy donations. Please drop off all donations to the office and thank you in advance!