The next campus tour for Prospective Parents will be: April 2017.
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Grant from Scholarshare
Atwater S.T.E.A.M. Elementary is competing for a $5,000 grant to fund S.T.E.A.M. Education/Foreign Language Program. Be sure to vote for our school today by visiting MyScholarDollars.com or the link below and help us secure these funds!
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PARENT WORKSHOPS/ TALLERES PARA PADRES
This year we will present a series of 5 parent workshops designed to provide parents and guardians with valuable information and tools to support their child’s learning from home. In an effort to increase participation in these very important workshops we have launched a parent workshop campaign. Every student whose family member attends 3 or more of the 5 workshops will be rewarded with a prize at the end of the year. Our THIRD workshop will be on Friday, March 24th at 8:30 am in the parent center and will focus on the State Testing (SBAC) and Mathematical Practice Standards. We hope to see you there. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us here at the school.
Este año, la escuela presentara una serie de 5 talleres para padres diseñados para proporcionar a los padres y tutores información valiosa y herramientas para apoyar el aprendizaje de sus hijos desde casa. En un esfuerzo por aumentar la participación en estos talleres muy importantes, hemos lanzado una campaña de talleres para padres. Cada estudiante cuyo miembro de la familia asista a 3 o más de los 5 talleres será recompensado con un premio al final del año. Nuestro TERCER taller sera el viernes 24 de marzo a las 8:30 am en el centro de padres y se enfocará en los Examenes Estatales (SBAC) y Normas Matematicas. Esperamos verlos ahí. Si tienen alguna pregunta no duden en llamarnos aquí en la escuela.
ATWATER STUDENTS MAKE GAINS IN CAASPP
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that California students made significant progress in the second year of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) online tests, with the percentage of students meeting or exceeding standards increasing at every grade and in every student group.
Nearly half the students tested met or exceeded standards in English language arts, and nearly four in ten met or exceeded standards in mathematics. These online tests, based on California’s challenging academic standards, ask students to write clearly, think critically, and solve complex problems, just as they will need to do in college and on the job.
Students in grades 3 through 6 at Atwater S.T.E.A.M. were right on par with the rest of the state. Our students improved from 20% (Met or Exceeded) to 27% in Mathematics, while in English Language Arts the improvement went from 32% to 41% (Met or Exceeded).
Below are several links to Parent Resources to assist you in understanding the scores and identifying ways to support your children.
School attendance is vital to students' achievement. Students who develop patterns of good attendance are much more likely to be successful both academically and socially. When students attend school they get better grades and score better on standardized test. It is our responsibility to teach students the importance of attendance now so they are prepared for the future. Parents and guardians are responsible for ensuring that their children attend school daily. When parents are at work, students should be safe at school. Thank you all for improving this year. We look forward to greater improvements in the future. Remember: ATTENDANCE MATTERS!
Monthly Classroom Attendance Winners - FEBRUARY 2017
1st/2nd - Mrs. Cousens (94.74%)
3rd - Ms. Aguilar (96.40%)
4th - Ms. Fogel (96.12%)
5th/6th - Ms. Baloyan (96.71%)
More detailed information about Absenteeism and Truancy can be found by reading THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S 2016 REPORT ON CALIFORNIA'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TRUANCY AND ABSENTEEISM CRISIS.
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What is STEAM?
STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. At Atwater Avenue School, this means the integration of these subjects through Collaboration, Cooperation and Communication with the goal of preparing all students for the challenges of the 21st Century. Every job of the future, even those that you wouldn't expect, will require at least some basic STEAM skills--skills that are transferable and needed in every job sector. Our students are problem solvers, innovators, inventors, and critical thinkers. They engage in socially conscious Project-Based learning opportunities, in matters that are inquiry-based, hands-on and that more closely align with what students will experience in college and the workforce. STEAM education provides the foundation for every child to be successful in college, work, and life.
Read All About It!
Atwater Elementary School's vision of transforming into a STEAM Academy makes local news...
Here's the link to the article online: http://www.losfelizledger.com/article/atwater-elementary-picking-up-steam/
COLLEGE AWARENESS & SCHOOL SPIRIT
College Awareness will continue throughout the school year. We encourage all students and staff to wear college gear every WEDNESDAY. Also to continue to promote school spirit, Atwater gear is encouraged every FRIDAY.
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