Serrano Eagles Bulletin

Parent Bulletin - May 9, 2016

Hello Serrano,


Teacher and Staff Appreciation week was great! Thank you for honoring our amazing Eagles with the beautiful flowers from your garden, the flower bouquets looked absolutely gorgeous and what a special way to celebrate our teachers and staff.


In one short week, we start SBAC testing for students, grade 3-6 in ELA and Math. Please see the link below and practice the SBAC test with your student, if you have a student in the identified grade levels.


This week is a very important PFO meeting - we will be voting on the PFO slate for next year and starting to wrap up a very successful 2015-2016. The meeting is Thursday from 8:30-10:00 in the staff lounge and we invite all who are available to attend.


Additionally, we have our Class Act BRAVO on May 18th at 9:00a. This is a special time for our students to celebrate a year of Class Act, honor the work of Antonio Vivaldi and perform for you and Eagle family and friends. Please mark your calendar for this exciting event.


And, lastly, we are two weeks away from our First Annual Beautification Day where we will be giving the campus a beautifying clean-up. We will be planting, painting, putting in fence slats, etc. We are excited to provide a clean-up day for Serrano and invite all friends and families to join us. RSVP below :)


Looking forward to another great week.


Best,

Mrs. Pedroza

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What's Coming Up in Week THIRTY-ONE

MONDAY:

  • Book Fair is open through recess and then closes for this year
  • Celebration of Nurse's Day - Thank you Ms. Lusiani for all you do!


TUESDAY:


WEDNESDAY:

  • Min Day - Pick-Up K 12:20p, 1st-6th 12:25p


THURSDAY:


  • PFO Meeting - 8:30-10a in the Staff Lounge
  • Art Masters - Student Day



FRIDAY:

  • Ice Cream Sales
  • Kinder Field Trip - La Habra Children's Museum
  • Art Masters - Parent Lesson
  • 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:

We have a VERY important PFO meeting this week - please bring a friend!


- 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!

Class Act BRAVO

Wednesday, May 18th, 9-11pm

17741 Serrano Avenue

Villa Park, CA

Student Performances and the honoring of Class Act and Antonio Vivaldi.

Serrano Beautification Day

Saturday, May 21st, 8am-4pm

17741 Serrano Avenue

Villa Park, CA

Serrano Talent Show

Friday, June 3rd, 6pm

villa park high school

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