Welcome to Hammer Montessori
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program - CAASPP
Last spring, schools and districts across California participated in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP. This set of assessments provides information on student progress under the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), supporting more rigorous instruction in San Jose Unified School District and increased expectations for students.
Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 852, each year school districts are required to notify parents or guardians of their pupil’s participation in the CAASPP tests. In addition, districts are required to inform families of their right to exempt their student from taking the CAASPP tests. For families wishing to exempt their student from a CAASPP assessment, a written request specifying the test(s) to be exempted must be submitted annually to the school site.
To learn more about the CAASPP assessments your student may take, or the exemption process, please click here.
Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil - CAASPP
La primavera pasada, las escuelas y distritos escolares de todo California participaron en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP. Este conjunto de evaluaciones proporciona información del progreso de los estudiantes con respecto a los Estándares Académicos, Comunes y Fundamentales del Estado (CCSS). Los resultados de la evaluación brindan apoyo para impartir enseñanza más rigurosa en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José con el fin de aumentar las expectativas académicas de todos los estudiantes.
De conformidad con las reglamentaciones del Código de California, Título 5, Artículo 852, cada año a los distritos escolares se les requiere que notifiquen a los padres y tutores acerca de la participación de sus hijos en los exámenes CAASPP. Además, a los distritos escolares se les exige que informen a las familias que tienen el derecho a pedir que se les exente a sus hijos de tomar los exámenes CAASPP. Las familias que no deseen que sus hijos tomen una evaluación CAASPP, deberán pedirlo por escrito, especificando cuál examen o exámenes no desean que tomen sus hijos y entregar dicha solicitud escrita a su escuela, cada año.
Para obtener más información de las evaluaciones CAASPP que podrían tomar sus hijos o sobre el proceso para pedir que a sus hijos se les exente de tomarlas, por favor haga clic aquí.
It seems unbelievable, but it’s time to start thinking about next school year. This year has been flying by!
Enrollment for the 2016-17 year begins soon. Our first school tour is scheduled for January 7, 2016, at 9:30 am, and District enrollment begins on February 3. Please visit our “Enrollment” page, under the “School Information” tab, for more details.
Parents may look to our monthly newsletter and calendar for information about school dates and events. A copy of the Hammer Montessori newsletter can be found at the following link: http://www.sjusd.org/hammer/school-information/principals-newsletter/
Families can stay connected to current happenings by joining BigTent, Hammer Montessori’s online community, at https://www.bigtent.com/groups/hmsbigtent.
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 18.
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.
- Instructional Calendar
- 2015-16 Bell Schedule
- 2015-16 School Uniform Policy
- Before and After School Care
- School Lunch and Breakfast Program (SJUSD site)
- Bus Transportation (SJUSD Site)
Hammer Montessori Foundation
Our school is supported by our own community-led nonprofit education foundation.
Click here to learn about what we do and how to get involved!
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.
SJUSD Preschool Website
SJUSD Volunteer Driver Packet
Volunteer Driver Memo
District Instructional Calendar
21st Century Learning
The Community Advisory Committee for
Special Education Meeting information
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.