Anna Yates Elementary Newsletter
April Mid Month Newsletter
CAASPP Testing Grades 3-5 Begins Next Week
Welcome back from our weeklong break! As all students in Grades 3-5 begin with State Testing (CAASPP) for English Language Arts and Math (Gr.5 will also participate in Science and Physical Fitness Tests), please help ensure their success by supporting and reinforcing the below.
Before the test, please support them in:
- Getting enough sleep the night before
- Eating Breakfast
- Attending school daily and be on time (8:30 a.m.)
During the test, please remind them to:
- Not rush; it is not a timed test
- Read and reread the directions carefully
- Draft and show their work before entering responses
- Review your answers before moving on; they are unable to go back once an answer is submitted
- Use their test taking strategies they have been practicing
- Grade 5: April 24- May 19
- Grade 3 and 4: May 2- May 12
Grade 5: Form Due April 17 and Parent Meeting April 25
We hope fifth grade parents will join us on April 25th at 5:30-6:30 p.m. as we discuss any last minute details or questions related to our upcoming Fifth Grade Overnight Camp!
Here is the Zoom link to our virtual meeting:
Meeting ID: 850 1326 9414
Coffee With The Principals: April 21
This is an opportunity during morning drop off Thursday, April 21st from 8:00-8:45 a.m. to have families ask questions about upcoming school and district events including the CAASPP and ELPAC testing. Grab a cup of coffee and a snack and we look forward to greeting you, even briefly, before your leave campus and your morning begins.
Summer School Applications Due: April 24
This year the district will offer a summer Expanded Learning Opportunity Program free of charge for the district's students in grades TK-8. The program will run Monday-Thursday and Friday, 7/21. The dates will be 6/20-7/21 and the students will have 4 options: academic interventions (8:30 -12:30), academic interventions and enrichment (8:30 - 2:30), or academic interventions, enrichment, and city programming (8:30 - 5:30), and one of the first three choices plus an additional week or 2 weeks with the City of Emeryville summer camp.
Please fill out a separate application for each child. This is an official application, so please fill it out even if you already responded to the survey. This application will close on Monday, 4/24.
Scholastic Book Fair: April 24-28
Anyone interested in volunteering to help before or after shool, please let Jackie know!
Help Us Support Teacher Appreciation Week: May 8-12
For anyone wanting to make a monetary donation, you are welcome to send the donation through cash app to $aymsstuco. Please state in the notes who it is from and what teacher is is going towards.
Please Help Us Improve Our Attendance Rates
Masks: No Longer Required Indoors
As of Monday, April 3, 2023, masks have no longer been required in our schools, but students and staff are welcome to wear a mask if it is their preference. We encourage families to take COVID-19 tests at home if they are feeling sick, and we ask students to stay home and follow the new COVID-19 isolation guidelines. We ask students and staff to consider wearing a mask during school if they are exhibiting symptoms of illness.
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