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Washington Elementary School received the 2018-19 California Honor Roll School! Congratulations to teachers, staff, students and parents!

The California Honor Roll School selects schools for demonstrating high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps. Here are some of the criteria that the award was based on:

• Evidence-based instructional practices
• A defined system-wide mission of college and career readiness for all students
• An investment in human capital
• Maintenance of data and assessment systems to monitor school and student performance
• Resources and guidance to support schools' efforts in preparing all students for college and career
Well done Washington!
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SBAC Testing Coming in April for 3rd - 5th Grade Students!

Dear Parent/Guardian of Students in 3rd through 5th grade at Washington Elementary:

*******JOIN US THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27TH in Bennett Hall FROM 6:30 – 7:15 P.M. FOR SBAC FAMILY INFO NIGHT! Snacks and babysitting provided!

Each Spring from April 9th – May 3rd, students in Third Grade through Fifth Grade will participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

This year, your child will take the following test(s):

• Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in English language arts/literacy (grades three through eight and grade eleven)

• Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in Mathematics
(grades three through eight and grade eleven) and in Science (CAST) for Grade 5 only.

The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are online tests that measure what your child knows and is able to do. The tests include many different types of questions that allow students to interact with the test questions. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support he or she needs to be successful in school.

California is in the process of implementing the California Next Generation Science Standards. As part of that implementation, students in grades five, eight and high school will try out a new test called the California Science Test, or CAST.

To learn more about either the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments or the CAST, go to the California Department of Education Parent Guides to Understanding Web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/parentguidetounderstand.asp.
You can look at sample test questions on the practice tests, which
can be found on the CAASPP Web Portal at http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html.

Your child’s teacher will provide specific dates and times when your child will take the test in each subject. LET’S GO WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY! LET’S ROCK THE SBAC TEST!

Sincerely,

Ms. Dunville
Principal, Washington Elementary School
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Parents of 3rd - 5th Graders SBAC PARENT INFO NIGHT 3/27 at 6:30 p.m.

Parent SBAC Testing Information Night 3/27/19
Parents of Third through Fifth Grade Students:
Please join us this Wednesday, March 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in Bennett Hall to receive information on state testing. Students will start testing after Spring Break. Come learn about the SBAC Test, how to prepare/practice at home for the test as well as ask any questions you may have.
Snacks and babysitting available. See you there!
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Me and My Gal Dance

On March 9th we had our annual Me and My Gal Dance. This year it was superhero themed with awesome prizes, a photo booth, delicious food and great music. Thanks to Enid Bermejo and her committee for organizing such a wonderful event!
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Kaiser Permanente Conflict Management Assembly

On February 20th our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders participated in a Conflict Management assembly provided by the Kaiser Education Foundation. The assembly taught our students conflict management skills in the format of an entertaining skit and songs. Thank you to the San Gabriel Education Foundation for setting this up for our students!
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LCAP Survey Link

Please take a few moments to provide your input about the district and school programs by filling out our LCAP survey. Your participation is critical in our decision-making process, and we appreciate your assistance with this survey.

Take the survey by CLICKING ON THE GREEN BUTTON below.
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Robotics with Dash and Dot

Our students are now programming robots during the school day! A class set of Dash and Dot robots and iPads is being used by our students to teach collaboration and innovation. Pairs are presented with challenges and need to use their critical thinking skills to complete the challenge.
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Art Classes Begin!

Our art teacher, Seda Sevada began art classes this week. Each class will receive five art lessons over the next two months that will incorporate art history, social studies and other subjects. For their first art lesson, the students drew self portraits that will be part of a large mural in our cafeteria hallway. Each student will have one piece displayed on panels in the cafeteria at our ArtFest in the Spring. Thank you to our PTA and the San Gabriel Educational Foundation (SEF) for sponsoring this program.
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