The Falcon Flyer
Weekly News and Updates - Volume 2 Issue 34 - 5/13/22
Testing, Testing, 1-2-3
This week, our 3rd-5th graders began their annual CAASPP testing. They took two separate tests for English Language Arts, one called a Performance Task, and the other called the Computer Adaptive Test. The Performance Task involves writing responses to a reading passage. The Adaptive Test starts off with one question, then if the student gets it correct, the next question becomes more difficult. By the end, the difficulty level of the final question is the way in which the overall score is determined. We were able to successfully complete the ELA testing for 96% of our students this week! The 4% who weren't able to finish (due to absences), will make up the testing next week.
Testing will be each morning throughout the week, so please ensure your student is receiving plenty of rest each night and eating a nutritious breakfast. Our TK-2nd graders will be given the Fountas & Pinnel reading assessment starting on May 16th. This information will show us how much our youngest readers have grown over the course of the year.
Send us your best, we'll do the rest!
Student of the Week - Asher!
This week's Student of the Week is Asher in Ms. Scales and Mr. Catacutan's class! Asher is very responsible and is a role model for his peers. He shows this responsibility by following directions and even doing what needs to be done without even being asked. Asher is a great friend to all his peers. His teachers state that he works really hard to learn and is a genuinely nice kid.
Congratulations, Asher! Thank you for being a phenomenal falcon!
SDUSD is Hiring Paraeducators!
Paraeducator Independence Facilitators, also known as a PIF, are incredibly important members of the Special Education staff on school campus. They support students with specific learning needs reach their goals by being in class and in small group settings. It's an incredibly rewarding position with a competitive salary + benefits. Salary starts at $19.40/hour with benefits.
Apply here: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/sandi
Highlights from the Week
Wildlife Exploration in PrimeTime
The Rest of the Year at a Glance
16 - CAASPP Testing Continues
- F&P Testing Begins (TK-2nd)
18 - School Site Council
23 - Classified Employee Appreciation Week
25 - PLC's
27 - NO SCHOOL
30 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
1 - Minimum Day - Report Card Prep
8 - Minimum Day - Report Card Prep
14 - Minimum Day - Last Day of School
14 - 5th Grade Promotion*
15 - Teacher/Staff Check out
*Dates subject to change due to shifts in the academic programming
Open Call for PTA Board Positions
- Support Students - Research shows that participating in your child's school helps them perform better academically.
- Benefit the School - PTA performs support for teachers, staff, and students which creates a positive and caring atmosphere in the school.
- Make Connections - Get to know the teachers and staff better. Make life-long friends with other parents at the school.
- It's Good for You - Socializing with other parents and volunteering to do good for your child's school is fun, healthy, and rewarding.
Even if you don't have the time available to join our PTA Board, you can join the organization by clicking HERE: Fletcher Elementary PTA Sign-Up
Report an Absence Online
Although we want students to be in school each day for class, we know that absences will happen. It is important that parents report their student's absence within 24 hours. Absences can be reported via our online form, phone or email. Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you for your support.
FREE COVID TESTING SITE - 7 DAYS A WEEK
The site is open from 7:00AM - 7:00PM MONDAY through FRIDAY and 8:00AM - 5:00PM on Saturday and Sunday. No appointments necessary! Prior to testing, if your student isn't already registered to receive weekly testing on site, families will need to register for a Primary Health Portal account. https://my.primary.health/l/sdusd_testing.
Starting May 1, anyone aged 18 and under can ride transit for free as part of the SANDAG Youth Opportunity Pass pilot program. Get your Youth PRONTO app account or card to get unlimited rides on the bus, Trolley, COASTER, and SPRINTER through June 30, 2023.
40 Best Breakfast Ideas for Kids (Quick and Easy Kid-Friendly Breakfast Recipes)
We've collected 40 of the Best Breakfast Ideas for Kids. From breakfast pizza to croissant boats to egg muffins, these quick and easy kid-friendly breakfast recipes will brighten your morning and make your picky eaters happy! Whether your child is a picky eater or craving a huge breakfast, there are options available for both!
COVID Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know
Featured Experts: Pediatricians Anna Sick-Samuels, M.D., M.P.H., of Johns Hopkins Children's Center, and Allison Messina, M.D., of Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, answer questions for parents and guardians. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends a COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 and older.
Principal of Fletcher Elementary School in San Diego Unified School District