Mercury Monday Memo

April 22, 2013

STAR Testing Next Week

STAR testing of Mercury site-based 2nd through 6th grade students will be held next week, April 29 - May 3. We will have a minimum day schedule all week, with dismissal at 11:45am each day. Kindergarten and 1st grade students will have a lunch period before dismissal.


The STAR tests are aligned to the state content standards for the subjects listed for each grade level.


The California Board of Education determined the performance levels as:

  • Advanced — This category represents a superior performance. Students demonstrate a comprehensive and complex understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment, at this grade, in this content area.
  • Proficient — This category represents a solid performance. Students demonstrate a competent and adequate understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment, at this grade, in this content area.
  • Basic — This category represents a limited performance. Students demonstrate a partial and rudimentary understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment, at this grade, in this content area.
  • Far Below/Below Basic — This category represents a serious lack of performance. Students demonstrate little or flawed understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment, at this grade, in this content area.

The goal in California is to have all students perform at the proficient or advanced level.


We are asking each Mercury student to give his/her best effort on each test and to "show what you know"! If we can meet our goal of 100% participation in the STAR tests, the students will earn these rewards:

  • Free Dress Fridays for the rest of the school year!
  • SuperSTAR Celebration


Sincerely,


Tammy Kirkpatrick
Head of School

951-213-0286

tkirkpatrick@mercuryed.com



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We are in need of the following food items to replenish our supplies:


  • snack size chips
  • juice boxes/Capri Suns
  • apples
  • baby carrots
  • wheat bread
  • Cheez Its, pretzels or snack mix
  • granola bars


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Pizza money/order form is due each Monday.


April Parent Education Meeting


April Parent Education!

Topic: College and Career Awareness

Date: Thursday, April 25

Time: 5:30pm Pacific

Location: http://tinyurl.com/jfloydoffice
Juice-It-Up for $3
Learning Center each Friday @ 3:00pm


STAR Test Dates
Corona - April 22-24
* * Wildomar - April 29-May 2 * *
*minimum days (11:45am dismissal)
San Diego - May 6-8


April Parent Education Meeting
April 25
http://tinyurl.com/jfloydoffice

May PTO Meeting

May 1 at 8am


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May 3


Last Day of School

June 18



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