Update from Vista Oaks
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THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH OR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH IN OBSERVANCE OF PRESIDENT'S DAY.
This weeks enrichment classes were filled with activity!
Students in the K-3 Science Art Class were engaged in two activities that expanded their understanding of illusion and color theory with color spinners, as well as constructing a "sound viewer" enabling them to "see" the sound waves of their own voices.
The student in the 4th-8th Problem Solving Workshop were busy with 'A Heavy Load' Challenge engineering a support that will hold "the weight of world" using a limited amount of materials and time.
Looking forward to seeing you in class next week Feb. 16th.
Reminder: No class Feb. 23rd
New Brochures Help Explain California Common Core State Standards
What kinds of things will my child learn in mathematics and English language arts in first grade? In high school? New brochures focused on the California Common Core State Standards for mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA) are now available.
The brochures on the mathematics standards showcase example problems, and the brochures on the ELA standards highlight the progression of learning through the grade levels. Each brochure also provides suggestions for parents/guardians to support their students’ learning and a list of additional resources.
This week in the CAASPP corner we're practicing our click and drag skills!
Follow this link for fun practice with this skill: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/bubblefun/bubblefunmathbasics.htm
Also, here's a link to the practice test! It'd be great for you to sit with your child and take the practice test together so you can both see what you can do to better prepare for it: http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html
STATE TESTING (CAASP) WILL OCCUR APRIL 18-29. THE SCHEDULE WILL COME LATER, BUT FOR NOW, KNOW THAT THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE CLASSES IN BYRON THOSE TWO WEEKS!
Come support our student Liam Dewitt who is performing in the symphony!
YEARBOOK NEWS from CHARMAINE
You get a FREE 2 page layout in the yearbook, and it will only appear in YOUR yearbook. Please talk to Charmaine if you would like details on how to do this.
We will be taking headshot photos for yearbook, for those students AND STAFF who missed the school pictures day, or had their make-up pictures done in the gym, or for those of you who just do not like the photos you took. These will be FREE for the yearbook. We will be taking these pictures every day for a week, so you do not have to come out for an extra trip.
We would prefer to have all the pictures with the same background, so it gives a nice, professional look.
The following date is still available to come take photos (RAIN CANCELS)
Friday Feb. 19th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
If it rains on any day, then we will move it to the following week with the same times.
Also, if you have pictures of your kids attending a school function, or playing at the school, or a picture with their teacher, feel free to email it to Charmaine for a possible entry into the yearbook. Sooner rather than later will give you a better chance of getting it into the book. Staff, we'd love to have any pictures that you've taken in class as well!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
- No school On Friday, February 12th or Monday, February 15th due to President's Day
- Spring Break is March 14th-25th
- Onsite classes are cancelled April 18-29