Barron Park Elementary
Message from Principal Goddard
Dear Barron Park Families,
We hope 2020 is off to a good start for all of you. This past January 23, I had the opportunity to share some very positive statewide test score data for our school at the PTA General Meeting. Thank you to those that were able to attend. For families that could not make it, I wanted to make sure the slides are available to you as well. A separate email will be sent out with this information provided. If you have any questions please feel free to catch me out in the parking lot before school.
In summary, Barron Park experienced significant gains for all five of our reportable subgroups. Fifteen points is the minimum threshold the Dashboard uses to be rated as increased significantly. All five of our subgroups increased in range from 26-62 points in both English Language Arts and Math. Well over the 15 point threshold.
There are many reasons for these positive increases and much of this information is included in the slides. I can’t say enough about our wonderful Barron Park educators. This is a special group that is fully committed to making sure all children reach their maximum potential. We are proud of our students too. Many have experienced positive gains and these are special moments for us as a staff when we celebrate student progress together. Also reflected in the slides is the appreciation of our PTA. Our Executive Board and parent volunteers are so supportive. We can’t do this important work without you.
PAUSD provides all schools with three Professional Learning Days per year. Our final one for 2019-2020 is this Thursday, February 13. We have a thoughtful day planned that helps us build on our efforts to raise the academic achievement levels and Social Emotional Learning opportunities for all students.
Make sure to enjoy the long weekend as a family. We look forward to seeing everyone back on Wednesday, February 19!
Inclusive School Week
Calling All Superheroes & Villians!
Saturday, March 21st, 6-11pm
3277 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
for this adult evening event of
fun and fundraising
Barron Park Elementary!
Cocktail hour with Silent Auction, then Dinner/Live Auction, and Dancing to follow.
Superhero Costumes encouraged, but not necessary!
Ticket Sales will start mid February
Any and every bit of involvement is appreciated,
please feel free to sign up to help with planning here!
See you there!
The Barron Park PTA