Serrano Eagles Bulletin

Parent Bulletin - May 2, 2016

Hello Serrano,


It is a Groovy Book Fair week! Stock up on summer reading material so you are prepared to spend the summer vacation exploring books and improving reading literacy and comprehension skills. Ask our amazing Mrs. Atkinson for her book recommendations while you are Book Fair shopping this week. Book Fair open to the public after school M-F.


Happy May! With only seven full weeks left and so much fun and learning to be had, we are excited that May is here.


Looking forward to closing out a wonderful year with all of Serrano.


Have a great week Eagles!


Best,

Mrs. Pedroza

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What's Coming Up in Week THIRTY-ONE

MONDAY:

  • Book Fair Opens for Business! A Groovy Time!


TUESDAY:


WEDNESDAY:

  • Min Day - Pick-Up K 12:20p, 1st-6th 12:25p
  • BRING A FLOWER FROM YOUR GARDEN TO HELP BUILD A TEACHER APPRECIATION BOUQUET
  • LUNCH WITH A LOVED ONE - purchase Olive Garden Lunch and Kona Ice Dessert to support Serrano
  • EAGLES DINE OUT: Raising Cane's - flyer free - just tell Raising Canes you are there to support Serrano and a percentage of your purchase will go back to Serrano


THURSDAY:


FRIDAY:

  • Ice Cream Sales
  • Muffins with MOM - 7:00a, parking available on Big Apple
  • Eagle Spirit Day - Wear your Eagle Shirts

SBAC State Testing - Practice Here!

Students, Grades 3-6, will be taking the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) test the last two weeks of May this year. This test is comprised of an English and Math test, each taking about four hours, split sessions amongst a whole week. Throughout the year we have been working to build interface comfortability, computer savviness and and the English and Math skills required to be successful on this test.


You too, can help your student, at home, by practicing with them through the SBAC practice test a couple of times before the real thing. Help them become more familiar with the test tools (ex. calculator, keyboard) prior to the test.


To access the practice test:

1. Click link below

2. Click Student Interface Practice and Training Test (green button on right)

3. Leave the login to "Guest" and just click SIGN-IN

4. Select a Grade Level

5. Select EITHER ELA (English Language Arts) or MATH Practice Test (most of the other tests available do not apply)

6. Leave all selections defaulted and click Select

7. Proceed through to start test - HEADS UP - the ELA tests have sound so if you are practicing in a public place you may want headphones


Please call with questions.

Message from your PFO:

- Keep collecting box tops - collection will be mid-spring


- Room Moms - Yearbook Picture Reminder - get your pages assembled, the deadline is nearing


- Also, Room Moms/Dads! If you have an email distribution list of your class, please forward this bulletin on to your class - we still have about 40% of people who are not accessing this important information. Thank you for your help!

Feedback to Influence Next Year

We so appreciate all of the feedback from the LCAP and are anxiously awaiting the school-specific results to share with you. Although the LCAP (last survey) results are separated by school, we have further school-specific questions, we would love feedback on.


Please take a few minutes to take the planning survey below. And let the office know if you have any questions.

Mark Your Calendars...

PFO Meeting

Thursday, May 12th, 8:15am

Serrano Staff Lounge

We will be deciding the slate for next year's PFO. Please join us!

Serrano Beautification Day

Saturday, May 21st, 8am-4pm

17741 Serrano Avenue

Villa Park, CA

CALLING FOR HELPERS!!

Any parents/grandparents or Serrano Community interested in helping lead Serrano's Beautification Day? We need help! We have a VERY generous donation from Tropical Plaza Nursery that day and have a number of other businesses we are working with but need help coordinating the event. Interested? Please email Mrs. Pedroza @ apedroza@orangeusd.org