USC Elementary REBEL Review

You Matter! Every Child - Every Day

November 2018

The colder weather is soon upon us! Brrr....... please make sure that your child comes to school prepared to be outside in the colder weather for recess. Our policy is to send children outside unless the temperature or wind chill is zero degrees or colder. We also keep students inside when it is too wet. Jackets, boots, snow pants and hats and gloves/mittens are required. Thanks so much for your help!

Important Info...

Nov. 6th - End of 1st Quarter

Nov. 9th - Veterans Day Program - 9:00 am - HS Gymnasium - Community is invited!!

Nov. 14-21 - Scholastic Book Fair

Nov. 15 - Elementary Conferences 3:30-7:00 pm

Nov. 19 - Band Concert - Grades 5-12 @ 7:00 pm

Nov. 20 - Elementary Conferences 3:30-7:00 pm

Nov. 21 - No School K-6 - Elementary Conferences 8:00 am-3:00 pm

Nov. 22 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 23 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Veterans Day Program

We would like to invite you to help honor our local veterans at our Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 9th. The program will be held in the USC High School Gymnasium at 9:00 A.M. Please join us as we honor their service to our country.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Conferences are coming up on Thurs., Nov. 15 (3:30-7:00 p.m.), Tues., Nov. 20 (3:30-7:00 p.m.) and Wed., Nov. 21 (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) K-4 parents will receive a letter from your child’s teacher reminding you of your conference time. 5th and 6th grade parents are invited to attend conferences in the teachers’ rooms any of these dates and times.

Scholastic Book Fair!!

USC Elementary is sponsoring a Scholastic Book Fair November 14-21. The book fair will also be open during our elementary conferences and for some time on the evening of the band concert on Nov. 19. Please stop by the media center and check out the cool books and other fun items!! Money raised from the book fair goes directly back to classrooms for leveled books for students.

3rd and 4th Grade Community Club!!

Third and Fourth graders had their first Community Club day on Wednesday, October 17th! It was a BLAST! They participated in groups and explored different problem solving challenges and projects including paper airplane challenges, egg drop challenges, bridge building, coding and more. They found that teamwork was an important part to solving the problems. Thank you to the USC Education Foundation for your support!! We are looking forward to the next Community Club day!!

Growth Mindsets - The 7 Mindsets - Attitude of Gratitude

We continue to challenge our students to have growth mindsets and giving their best! We will again be using the 7 Mindsets curriculum to help us foster this thinking in each of our students. this month our Mindset is Attitude of Gratitude!

The Attitude of Gratitude mindset teaches us the importance of seeking the positives from every experience and being thankful for all that we have. Through this mindset, we learn that we can use the positives or the negatives of our lives as the foundation on which to build. Choose the positives, and we are on our way toward extraordinary success; choose the negatives, and we embark on path toward disappointment, resentment, and suffering. In these lessons, we guide students to focus on all the things they have, leaving no time to be distracted by what they don’t.

November Events:


6~End of 1st Quarter

15~Elementary Conferences @ 3:30-7:00 pm

19~ Band Concert - Gr. 5-12 @ 7:00 pm

20~ Elementary Conferences @ 3:30-7:00 pm

20~ World's Best Work Force Community Presentation - Auditorium 5:00 pm

20~ School Board Meeting @ 5:30 pm

21~ Elementary Conferences @ 8:00 am-3:00 pm - No School PK-6

22-23 - NO SCHOOL - Happy Thanksgiving!!


12~ 2 Hour Late Start

17~ Gr. K-2 Music Program @ 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

18~ Gr. 3-6 Music Program @ 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

18~ School Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm

21~ Elementary Holiday Movies K-4 Flame Theater/5 & 6 Kee Theater

24-Jan 1~ No School Winter Break

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November STEAM Home Challenge

The Mayflower is taking a voyage and needs to hold as many Pilgrims as possible. Construct a Mayflower ship that will hold the most Pilgrims while still staying afloat. You may use any materials that will help you build a boat to stay afloat. Use pennies as your passengers. How many passengers can your boat hold?

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USC District Testing Information 2018-2019 Testing Schedule


September 5-Oct. 5 FAST Testing K-6

September 5-14 STAR Reading and Math K-12


October 10 PSAT – Grade 11

October 29-November 6 STAR Reading and Math K-12


January 7-16 STAR Testing Reading and Math K-12

January 23-February 14 FAST Testing K-6

January 28 ELL (ACCESS) Testing Window Begins


February 14 ASVAB - Grade 11


March 4 MTAS Reading, Math, and Science Begins

March 6 NAEP – Grade 4 Only – Reading/Math

Mar 18-22 STAR Testing Reading and Math K-12

March 22 ELL (ACCESS) Testing Window Ends


April 2 WorkKeys – Grade 12

ACT Testing – Grade 11

Pre-ACT – Grade 10

Civics Test – Grade 9

April 8-12 MCA Math Grade 11

April 8-12 MCA Reading Grades 3-8, 10

April 15-26 MCA Math Grades 3-8

April 29 -May 3 Science MCA Grades 5, 8, and 10


May 3 MTAS Math, Reading, and Science Ends

May 6-17 STAR Testing Reading and Math – K-12

May 6-17 FAST Testing K-6

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