The next campus tour for Prospective Parents will be: Thursday, February 2, 2017 @ 8:30 AM Please call the school to RSVP.
Please visit the Accelerated Reader website to find the book you are reading.
Interest in Dual Language
Atwater parents have expressed interest in bringing a Dual Language Program to Atwater S.T.E.A.M. Elementary. Watch the VIDEO to learn more.
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.
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 - DECEMBER
1st/2nd - Mrs. Cousens (96.97%)
3rd - Ms. Aguilar (96.30%)
4th - Mrs. Rocha (95.59%)
5th/6th - Ms. Baloyan (97.92%)
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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Parent Involvement Policy
We are sending the District Parent Involvement Policy via mail on December 1st. Please be on the look out for it. In addition, we are currently in the process of reviewing and revising Atwater's Parent Involvement Policy and Parent Compact. These documents are available here on our school website for review. Please take some time to review these important documents. We will be discussing these two document at our next School Site Council meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2017. You are welcome to join us and give us any feedback you might have.
Please find these documents under "Parent Tools"
Atwater Parent Involvement Policy
Atwater Parent Compact
ATWATER THEATRE COMPANY
The Atwater Theatre Company has just begun rehearsal for its Fall production. Students, under the direction of Theatre Company Director Ms. Crossley, are excited to be part of the upcoming ...more
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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/
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