Anna Yates Elementary Newsletter
CAASPP Testing Grades 3-5 Begins This 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
Over the past few days I have been conferencing with each student to review their results from last year (or their iReady results for Grade 3) as they set goals for themselves so please ask you child what specific strategies they will follow through with so they are able to demonstrate their highest level of skills on the assessment.
We Had A Great Open House Turn Out, Thank You For Joining Us!
SSC Meeting: May 2
Please feel free to join us on Tuesday, May 2nd at 3:30 p.m. for our School Site Council (SSC) Meeting as we finalize Title 1 spending for the year.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 870 8507 0033
Parent Meeting : May 3
We will meet in the school lobby:
May 3rd at 8:45 a.m.
May 3rd at 5:15 p.m.
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.
Grade 5 Overnight Camp: May 10-12
We will meet in the AY Lobby on May 10 at 7:30 a.m.; our bus will leave at 8:00 a.m. and we will not wait for anyone who is late so please ensure we are on time with all items assigned in the packing list including a backpack with a lunch for the first day.
Please review all documents so that we ensure we are all prepared for this amazing event:
Lion King Performance: May 19
Location: Emeryville Senior Center
4321 Salem St, Emeryville, CA
Doors open at 5:45pm, show starts at 6:30pm.
April Attendance Updates: Students Need To Be At School
The following classes had the lowest classroom attendance: Ms. Miles (90%), Mr. Pippen (90%), Ms. Goldberg (89%), Ms. Fenimore (90%), and Mr. Smith (89%).
This is concerning and will impact student learning. We can only improve with your support so please be on time and present daily and if you have any questions, please check in with the office!