Spring Recess 4/14-4/18
All SJUSD schools and offices will be closed from April 14–18 for spring recess.
Todas las escuelas y oficinas del SJUSD estarán cerradas del 14 al 18 de abril debido a las vacaciones de primavera.
Welcome to Hammer Montessori
Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, California is moving to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These computer-based tests replace the STAR program. CAASPP is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English and math, which California adopted in 2010 to describe what knowledge and skills students need to be well prepared for college and careers, no matter where they come from or where they live.
This year, CAASPP is being field tested to determine how well individual questions allow students to demonstrate what they know and still need to learn.
Who will take the test?
All students in grades 3-8 and in grade 11.
Between April 7 and May 16, 2014. Hammer Montessori Elementary be testing April 21st- May 8th.
Will parents receive test results?
No. Because this is a field test to determine how effective CAASPP is, schools, districts, and students/families will not receive scores.
Visit http://www.sjusd.org/parents/assessment-information/ for complete testing information and dates.
Últimas noticias sobre los exámenes estatales
A partir del ciclo escolar 2013-2014, California pondrá en marcha la nueva Evaluación de Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil de California (CAASPP, por sus siglas en inglés). Estos exámenes que se tomarán vía computadora reemplazarán al programa STAR. El nuevo examen CAASPP está alineado con los estándares académicos, comunes y fundamentales de Inglés y Matemáticas que California adoptó en 2010 para describir cuáles conocimientos y habilidades necesitan tener los estudiantes a fin de estar bien preparados para los estudios universitarios y las carreras profesionales, independientemente de su lugar de procedencia o la ubicación de su domicilio.
Este año, el CAASPP se pondrá a prueba para determinar qué tan bien funcionan las preguntas individuales de dicho examen a fin de que los estudiantes demuestren lo que saben y lo que todavía necesitan aprender.
¿Quién tomará este examen?
Todos los estudiantes del 3º al 8º grado y los estudiantes del 11º grado.
Entre el 7 de abril y el 16 de mayo de 2014. Hammer Montessori Elementary estarán probando abril 21 a mayo 8.
¿Recibirán los padres los resultados de este examen?
No. Debido a que este ciclo escolar el examen CAASPP únicamente se está poniendo a prueba para determinar cuán eficiente es, las escuelas, los distritos escolares, los estudiantes y sus familias no recibirán los resultados.
Visite http://www.sjusd.org/parents/assessment-information/ para obtener la información detallada acerca de este examen y las fechas de administración.
Good vision is essential for student success. As we work towards building a system of support for our students (Opportunity 21 strategy 2.1), SJUSD is piloting expanding our vision screening program to all TK-3rd grade students. During the months of October and November, SJUSD Registered Nurses will be screening student’s distance vision using wall charts and Titmus screeners. We will also be checking for hyper hyperopia in 3rd grade. Any parent with concerns about their child’s vision or with questions about the vision screening process should contact the school health clerk. Parents of students identified with potential vision deficits will be sent notification by the school health clerk. Vision schedules will be available in the school health office.
Regular School Schedule:
This year’s regular schedule is as follows:
1st, 2nd & 3rd Grades: 9:05am-3:08pm
4th & 5th Grades: 9:05am-3:14pm
Students in grades k-3 are dismissed at 1:35 pm on Early Out Tuesdays. 4th & 5th grades are dismissed at 1:42pm on Early Out Tuesdays. The first early out Tuesday will be August 20.Download the complete 2013-14 Back-to-School Letter
Additional Back-to School Information
Welcome back to Hammer Montessori! Below are a few important links and information that will help you as we kickoff the new year.
- 2013-14 Instructional Calendar
- 2013-14 Bell Schedule
- 2013-14 School Uniform Policy
- Before and After School Care
- School Lunch and Breakfast Program (SJUSD site)
- Bus Transportation (SJUSD Site)
Hammer Montessori Foundation
Click on the image above to visit the Hammer Montessori Foundation Facebook page. While their like the HMF to receive the latest updates on Hammer Montessori Foundation activities and enrichment programs.
Additional information on the goals and mission of the 2013-14 Hammer Montessori Foundation Board of Directors can be found here.
Check out Hammer Montessori’s nine part series of Montessori Parent Education Newsletters. Authored and/or adapted by Lynn Belmonte, principal, Hammer Montessori, these newsletters are designed to offer incoming Kindergarten and First Grade parents insight into the Montessori Method and their child’s classroom.
See more Hammer Montessori videos on our YouTube Channel!
Public Montessori Education Within San Jose Unified!
Our Vision Statement
All San José Unified School District students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.
Our Mission Statement
San José Unified School District’s mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st century education.
Call 408-535-6671 to schedule a school tour.
Hammer Montessori is a Public Montessori Magnet School within the San Jose Unified School District. At Hammer Montessori, instruction is conducted with each individual child in mind. As a child centered/directed approach to education, the Montessori classroom is developed under the philosophy that All children are able to learn, and perhaps more importantly, all children Want to learn.
To facilitate this desire, the Hammer Montessori classroom is a prepared and ordered environment. Each classroom contains age appropriate, child sized manipulative materials to reinforce each students developing skills. Montessori Materials cover all curricular areas and all grade levels.
Under the careful guidance of our trained staff, each classroom is organized into several fundamental curricular areas. These areas include: Language Arts (literature, creative writing, grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and hand-writing); mathematics; and cultural subjects, such as geography, history, science, art, music and movement.
Students work individually and in small groups. All students are encouraged and guided to becoming self directed, self-motivated learners. Children are given the opportunity to work together, thus allowing the opportunity to learn from each other and enhancing each student’s grasp of the curriculum.
The Hammer staff focuses on positive reinforcement of behavior. District and school policies are included in the Family Handbook. A copy is provided to each family at the start of the school year.