Catch the Wind Weekly Bulletin
4/4 - 4/8
A Message from Principal Fraser
In the next few weeks students in Grade 3 through Grade 6 will be taking the Smarter Balance Assessment (SBA) in English Language Arts and Math. They have been working hard under the direction of their respective teachers this year and we look forward to them doing well on the assessments. While our priority is quality daily instruction and the "process" of learning throughout the year, we also know its important for our students to demonstrate their acquired knowledge on these important assessments. At school we will be communicating with them to give their best effort and to try their best on each question. Like anything success is best achieved when you focus on what you can control and that message also relieves stress and anxiety. Let's encourage them and make sure they are ready to do their best. Having a good nights rest and a healthy breakfast at home or school is a great way to ensure their minds are ready. These assessments are one indicator that we look at to determine the success of our school and the results help guide curriculum and instructional decisions. For more information about SBA please check on the following website.
Go Wind Riders!
"LET'S BE GREAT FOR ALL 458, STUDENTS"
This Week's Events
- Q3 STAR Party
- Grade 4 HSA Science Assessment
- Yellow Ribbon Day Assembly at 8:30 am in the cafeteria
- We Love `Aikahi at 6:00 pm at Kaneohe Yacht Club
Smarter Balanced Assessment
Students in grades 3-6 will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) starting the second week of April. A letter with your child's specific testing dates and times will be sent home in this week's Tuesday folder.
Grade 3: April 11 - 15
Grade 4: April 18 - 22
Grade 5 and 6: April 25 - 29
For more information about the SBA, go to www.smarterbalanced.org.
We Love `Aikahi
Color Fun Run
This is a fundraiser for the `Aikahi PTA. The PTA understands that this has been a very active fundraising school year. The 2015-16 school year has brought many new and exciting positive changes. These changes have resulted in many more funding requests for the PTA. Our hope is that with the success of this fundraiser, we can limit the amount of fundraisers for the 2016-17 school year and focus on just a few of our most successful events going forward.
For information, please see your Color Fun Run packet that was sent home in last week's Tuesday Folder or visit aikahi.myfunrun.com.
If you would like to volunteer during the event, please contact Gina Salehi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Box Tops Challenge!
The Student Council is hosting another Box Tops challenge. The class that has collected the most Box Top sheets by April 15th will win an Ice Cream Sundae party! If you need any extra sheets, click here.
April 11 - 15: Grade 3 SBA Testing
April 12: Grade 4 and 6 FT: HTY
April 13: Q3 Report Cards go home
April 18 - 22: Grade 4 SBA Testing
April 25 - 29: Grade 5 and 6 SBA Testing