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Beginning the week of April 29th our 3rd-5th grade students will take the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). The SBAC is administered as part of California’s testing program. It assesses student mastery of the Common Core Standards. Both the SBAC ELA and Math consists of the following two components:
- Computer Adaptive Questions
A set of test questions in a variety of question types that adjust to each student based on the student’s answers to previous questions. This section includes a range of items types, such as selecting several correct responses for one item, typing out a response, fill in short answers/tables, graphing, drag and drop etc.
- Performance Tasks
Collections of wider range of tasks tailored to more accurately measure a student’s ability to
apply knowledge and skills across multiple standards, under a single theme or scenario.
These activities are meant to measure a student’s depth of understanding, writing and
Research skills, and analysis and critical thinking skills.
In addition, the 5th graders will take the California Science Test (CAST).
Here are some tips and tools we will focus on at school prior to SBAC
S = Strategize! (We will teach the students 5 test taking strategies necessary for the SBAC)
B = Breath & Believe! (We will practice some breathing and growth mindset activities)
A = Have Atti-tendance! (We will stress the importance of having a positive attitude and perfect, on-time attendance each day of the SBAC)
C = Crack the Code! (We will familiarize the students with many of the computer-enhanced features and items types on the SBAC)
Here are some tips and tools for you to focus on at home
- Prioritize attendance and homework
- Offer positive reinforcement
- Support healthy habits (eating, sleeping)
- Talk to your child about test taking
- Please communicate with your child’s teacher about his/her testing schedule.
PTO will provide snacks for our testers during the testing window. Thank you PTO for your continued support of teaching and learning.
Thank you so much for supporting our Book Fair. It was a huge success because of you. We had $6100 in sales. As a result, PTO was able to purchase books for all our amazing teachers.
Sending healthy snacks to school for children is important to providing good nutrition, supporting lifelong healthy eating habits, and helping to prevent costly and potentially disabling diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. The best snacks are nutritious — low in sugar, fat, and salt. Fresh fruit and vegetables and foods that contain whole grains and protein are also good choices. Serving fresh fruits and vegetable can seem challenging. However, good planning and the growing number of shelf-stable fruits and vegetable options on the market make it easier. Thank you in advance for partnering with us to encourage healthy habits.
One ingredient snack challenge coming in May...stay tuned for more information.
McKinley’s 4th Annual Talent Showcase
Important Dates to Remember:
Registration Forms: Due by Friday April 12th
Auditions: April 22nd - April 26th
Rehearsals: April 29th - May 3rd
Talent Showcase: May 10th (Time TBD)
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Dates to Remember
- April 1 PTO Meeting (6:00 - 7:30 PM) MPR
- April 1-13 5th Grade Residency Verification
- April 3 Wednesday Morning Message/Coffee Chat
- April 4 PTO Meeting (8:30 - 9:30 AM) MPR
- April 8 Chipotle Fundraiser (4:00 -8:00 PM)
- April 8 Reclassification Certificate Ceremony (6:30 - 7:30 PM)
- April 12 15th Annual African American Achievement Awards (5:00 -8:00 PM) Chabot
- April 15-19 Spring Break (No School)
- April 17 PTO Papa Murphy’s Fundraiser (11:00 -7:00 PM)
- April 23 Parent Notifications
- April 24 DELAC Meeting (6:00 -7:30 PM) Barbara Lee Center
- April 25 SSC Meeting (3:30 -4:30 PM) Library
- April 25 SLUSD African American Achievement NIght (SLHS Gym) 6:30 -8:00 PM
- April 26 ELAC Meeting (8:10 - 9:30 AM) Portable B
- April 29 SBAC Window Opens at McKInley
- May 1 Wednesday Morning Message/Coffee Chat
- May 1 Enrollment Fair (3:00 - 6:00 PM)
Make every day count. Good attendance now will help your children do well in high school, college and work. Congratulations to Ms. Joffroy’s class for having the best attendance during the month of March.
Seeking Volunteers for TK & Kindergarten Classrooms
If you are interested in working in either transitional kindergarten or kindergarten classrooms, our elementary schools are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers! Our schools especially need support for 30-60 minutes at a time in the classroom, during recess, and during lunch.
Please contact McKinley's Parent Facilitator Jennifer Amate at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can become a volunteer.
📰 SLUSD Latest News
At the April school board meeting, the SLUSD school board passed the district’s first ever Commitment to Climate Change Action resolution, sponsored by SLUSD school board trustee James Aguilar.
San Leandro Unified School District will host a series of recognition nights for African American and Latino students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement throughout the 2018-19 school year. Almost 1,300 fifth through twelfth grade students from all 12 district schools will be recognized at formal evening events over the next several weeks.
San Leandro High School Earns First College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for Achieving High Female Representation in AP Computer Science Courses
SAN LEANDRO, CA – San Leandro High School has earned the first College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses. Out of more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, SLHS is one of only 685 to accomplish this.
This past month, Principal Bradley Frazier and Vice Principal Rachelle Parham received the annual San Leandro Chamber of Commerce Leaders in Education award on behalf of the San Leandro Adult School.
National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 4–8, 2019, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do.
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM School Site Council (SSC)
8:10 AM - 9:00 AM ELAC MEETING
May 1, 2019
8:10 AM - 9:30 AM Morning Message & COFFEE AND CONVERSATION
May 3, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Mobile Market - Mercado Móvil - 流動食物庫
May 6, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM McKinley PTO Meeting
May 9, 2019
May 15, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM McKinley - Papa Murphy's Fundraiser
May 17, 2019
8:10 AM - 9:00 AM ELAC MEETING
May 23, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM School Site Council
May 27, 2019