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Long Beach Unified Teams Up with Covered California (El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Long Beach Forma Equipo con Covered California)
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E-waste Recycling Events at Lowell, McBride on Jan. 10
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First Trimester K-5 Achievement Reports Coming Soon – Pronto recibirán los Reportes de Rendimiento (K-5º grado) del Primer Trimestre
Important Information For Students Who Ride Long Beach Transit (Información Importante Para Los Estudiantes Que Viajan En Long Beach Transit)
NAPLES BAYSIDE ACADEMY
A California Distinguished School 2011
December 8 through January 9, 2015
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The Naples Bayside Academy annual Jog-a-thon was held on November 14 and it was by far a rousing success on all levels. Thank you to all Naples students, families and businesses who contributed in pledging for runners, sponsoring for banners and donating to the amazing fun raffle prizes for the students. We also want to recognize the wonderful Naples teachers and staff for preparing the students. Due to the enthusiasm of all our student runners and generous donations (sponsors and pledges), we were able to raise over $40,000 that will go to support our school programs.
Congratulations to the Jog-a-thon winners
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart. A huge round of applause goes to Cindy Leonor and committee members Audrey Stark, Kristen Pincherli, Kelly Boyle-Wilk, Tracy King, Joy Maxwell, Lizette Sloop, Nicole Baverstock, Sandy Headley, Andrea Morton, Yuewen Chun, Alia Sunderraj, Christie Wong, Lydia Lemalu, Mark Williams, Denell Vestermark, and Carrie Jones for all their hard work in coordinating this popular event.
The Holiday Sing will be held on Wednesday, December 17 at 10:20 and 12:15. Transitional Kindergarten will begin the show followed by Kindergarten and continue up in grade level order. The Transitional Kindergarten will only perform at the 10:05 time. This is a great way to ring in the holidays. Don’t forget to bring your cameras for some priceless photos!
HOLIDAY HAT AND SHIRT DAY
Show your school spirit! Student Council is sponsoring “Holiday Hat and shirt Day” on Friday, December 19.
Friday, December 19 is a District-wide minimum day. Dismissal time will be 1:00 for grades K-5. The supervised after school playground will be operating from 1:00 until 2:30. Please make arrangements for picking up children who normally are on the playground after 2:30. Please mark your calendars for the change in schedule.
NEW COMMON CORE ACHIEVEMENT REPORT UPDATE
Our new common core state standards changed what students must know and be able to do in preparation for future success. Now our K-5 classrooms have more student discussions focused on text, students are sharing their mathematical thinking and there is an increase in the rigor of the texts that students are reading. All of these changes necessitate a new way of communicating about student progress.
On December 12th you will be receiving an Achievement Report, which has been designed to communicate specific information with you about your student’s progress. These Achievement Reports will look new to you, and you may have questions. I will have a meeting for parents on Monday December 8th after our morning assembly to assist parents in understanding the changes in the new reports.
Because the rating scale is meant to provide parents with information about their child’s progress toward meeting the end-of-the-year standards, do not be alarmed if your child receives a score reflecting partial application of achievement of the standards on trimester 1 and 2. Our children will be progressing towards mastery throughout the school year. This is very different than past years where the report card scores showed achievement for each trimester separately. It will be very common for a child to be doing excellent work but not have reached mastery by the end of trimester one. Many children will receive a level 2 and be working at an excellent level in the classroom.
The district’s retention policy will remain the same as last year and the criteria will be included on the Achievement Report.
I look forward to discussing the changes in the new Achievement Report on Monday December 8th after the morning assembly.
Naples Professional Development is committed to supporting teacher learning and student learning with services designed by leading education experts. Each on-site or district Common Core workshop helps teachers deepen their understanding of scientifically based instruction, build upon their own content knowledge, and assist them in implementing high levels of pedagogical (teaching) best practices in the classroom.
These Math, Language Arts and Writing workshops are designed to help ensure a smooth and effective transition to the Common Core State Standards for your children.
Math offers one day trainings in preparation for each trimester. This year’s Writing training, which is a key component of Common Core, is focused on Opinion Writing and Response to Literature. It consists of 3.5 days of training.
Research shows that real change in classroom practices takes place when learning is sustained over a period of time. So Naples is building internal capacity to ensure effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards. We do this using the trainer of trainer model (TOT) where select teachers become experts and train staff. This is done in the areas of Language Arts and Writing. I commend our teachers for seriously studying and implementing new common core strategies. It consists of approximately 5 days of training and they are doing an excellent job.
January 13 Meet the Masters – Katsushika Holosai
January 24 Education Celebration
January 26 Michael’s Parent Night Out
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