Alliance Academy Weekly Update
December 5, 2014
In this Edition:
- Art Classes with Mrs. Bowman Starting in January
- Next Week Study Hall Change
- Enrichment Reimbursements on Hold for December
- Thursday Enrichment: Book Fair and Holiday Craft
- Follow Up from Parent Meeting
Art Class with Mrs. Bowman!
This year, Mrs. Bowman has been busy with other art projects but will finally be able to teach classes for us starting in January and running through the rest of the school year.
Classes will be on Wednesdays and we will have two different grade level sections!
1st-3rd grade will meet from 10:30-11:30
4th- 8th grade will meet from 12:30-1:30
The cost of each class will be $15, which will be automatically deducted from your enrichment account. You can sign up for all of the classes or pick and choose. We will have a syllabus and sign up sheet for you soon.
Next Week Study Hall Change
Enrichment Reimbursements on Hold
Thursday Enrichment: Book Fair and Holiday Crafts
Also, on Thursday 12/11, we will be visiting the YC Book Fair in the library from 10:00-10:30. If your student wishes to purchase books, please send cash or check.
P.S. I promise I did spell "enrichment" correctly... it's just showing up as "enrlchment" for some reason...
State Exam Parent Meeting
Also, Donnie Kim wanted to give out some more information he forgot to mention last night:
It was great meeting many of you. I understand and appreciate many of your concerns and do take them to heart. Last night I forgot to mention a couple of items.
The first being that if your student has a documented disability (learning, physical, mental, etc.) it may be beneficial to bring in the documentation and have the school review it to see if your student qualifies for section 504. A 504 plan would provide accommodations for your student during extracurricular activities at the school and for state testing. I want to make sure that we are making education as accessible as possible for your student.
The second item I failed to mention was how participation in state testing affects the district as a whole. We are required by law to test 94.5% of our students as a whole, and as sub-groups. Although your student is in Alliance Academy, their participation is counted for the school in which they would attend. Some of you may have seen the rating that Yamhill Carlton Elementary School earned last year. YCES was actually penalized and their rating lowered from a Level 3 to a Level 2 due to missing the 94.5% participation mark in one sub-group (although they did meet participation as a school). In schools our size, it is easy to miss participation. It is important that your student participate in state testing, not only for participation, but so we can use the information to better meet their educational needs. Again, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me."