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.
We welcome volunteers who help our teachers and staff elevate opportunities for students. Please review the following processes.
Monday, April 16 - Friday, April 20, 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 Chapter 4 science test.
State testing (called the SBAC or CAASPP) begins this coming week. Our test days are: 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. If your student would like to re-do some of the practice tests that we did in school, he/she is welcome to do so - please go to the following website: https://login1.cloud1.tds.airast.org/student/V263/Pages/LoginShell.aspx?c=California_PT
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. Also this is a secure test, so NO electronic devices are allowed such as cellphones, electronic watches, pedometers, etc. If your student brings any of these items to school, they must be OFF and in their backpack.
A few people are beginning to ask about Gold Rush attire, so I thought I would share with all!
We encourage all volunteers and students to dress in Gold Rush attire ... it can be done easily and inexpensively!
Here are some suggestions:
Jeans or solid color long pants, White or plaid button up long-sleeve shirt, Cowboy hat.Girls & Women (think “prairie dress”):
Long floral dress, or a floral or denim skirt, and a plain solid color shirt, Apron, Straw hat or bonnet.
Tips: Shop at Goodwill for items you don’t have!
Girls can borrow a skirt or dress from Mom! Fasten with safety pins or a belt. If it’s a bit tool long, that is ok.
Aprons can be fashioned from a plain, oblong dishcloth and pin it to your waist!
Boys can borrow one of Dad’s work shirts and roll up the sleeves.
If you need to see pictures, you can google pioneering clothing or gold rush clothing
This week’s agenda included:Math
Students continued Origo Module 11, multiplication strategies.Writing
Students completed a research project inspired by Trumpet of the Swan - focus is informational writing and presenting.Literature
Students read two short stories “Wild Fires” and “Salmon Summer” ; focus is referring to details and examples in a text.Social Studies
Students completed Chapter 9.
Agenda for Monday, April 23 - Friday, April 27, 2018:Math
Students will complete Origo Module 11; test is Friday, April 27.Literature
Students will read the short story “Cendrillon” and compare that to other Cinderella stories from other cultures.Writing
Students will begin an in-class Ecosystems research project.Social Studies
Students will test Chapter 9, on Wednesday, April 25; because this is testing week, and I don’t want to add undue stress, this test will be open book.Science
Students will participate in science lab on Wednesday, April 25. Students will begin Chapter 5, Ecosystems.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.