Each school in San José Unified annually develops a Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). This plan includes the academic goals the school will be working on during the year and shows how the school will be using the funds allocated to the site.
The SPSA is written with the help of the School Site Council, which then approves the final document and forwards it to the Board of Education for their approval.
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Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 6, 2018
B-6 Parents and Students:
Be sure to look through your student’s white envelope! This week there are several flyers and student work samples. Graded items include the Module 10 math test and Chapter 3 science test.
When we return from Spring Break, state testing (called the SBAC or CAASPP) will be just around the corner. The week of April 16 we will begin practicing in class to help students become familiar with the test. Our test dates begin the following week: Monday, April 23, Thursday April 26, Monday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 2. Typically we test for one to two hours per test day, beginning at 8:45. There is no need for you to prep at home, but if your student would like to re-do some of the practice tests that we do in school, he/she is welcome to do so. A few helpful things you can do for your student: ensure they get a good night’s rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and send to school with a positive attitude! Also, please do your best to avoid doctor’s and dentist appointments during test days.
This week’s agenda included:Math
Students began Origo Module 11, multiplication strategies.Writing
Students completed a research project inspired by Trumpet of the Swan - focus is informational writing.Literature
Students completed “The Trumpet of the Swan”; focus is analyzing character traits and defining words using context clues.Science
Students completed Chapter 4, Flow of Energy and Matter, Interactions in Ecosystems.
**NO school April 9 through April 13—Spring Break!**
Agenda for Monday, April 16 - Friday, April 20, 2018:Math
Students will continue Origo Module 11.Literature
Students will read two short stories “Wild Fires” and “Salmon Summer” ; focus is referring to details and examples in a text.Writing
Students will begin an in-class Ecosystems research project.Social Studies
Students will begin Chapter 10, Changing Times.Reminders and Looking Ahead:
SBAC Test dates for our class: April 23, April 26, April 30, May 2
BioSITE Walking Field Trip: Friday, May 11 10:40-12:25
Gold Rush On-site Field Trip: Friday, May 18
Graystone’s Santa Clara County Science Olympiad Team
Ethan C 5th grade & Abhay D 4th grade won the 4th place for school team at the “41st Annual CalChess Scholastic State Championship” at Santa Clara convention center.