What’s Happening for Families Sept. 8 – 12


September 5, 2014

Dear Camas Families,

Thank you for helping to create an amazing first week of school. Students were on time, happy and eager to learn. After a whirlwind first week, I am pleased to report that we have a relatively calm week ahead of us.

easyCBM Testing All Week
Elementary students in 4J school district take the easy CBM Reading and Math assessments in the fall, winter and spring. The assessments are designed to capture a “Snapshot” of each child’s reading and math levels and to show progress over time. We are careful to communicate to students that easy CBM tests are not high stakes, but simply a way to gauge their individual reading and math levels as compared to other 4J students. Results from the fall, winter and spring easy CBM tests are shared during Parent/Teacher conferences and in your child’s report cards. Feel free to contact your child’s teacher or Tom if you have questions regarding easy CBM testing.

Donna Wynn will be filling in until we hire a permanent music teacher.

Music classes start on Monday
We are still in the process of hiring a music teacher, but in the meantime Donna Wynn will be filling in until we hire a permanent music teacher. Donna is excited to be at Camas Ridge and she has great ideas for infusing Camas Ridge with the sounds of music. Students will get two music classes per week. Yesterday our 4/5th students were pleasantly surprised when Donna stopped in and performed a fun, spontaneous violin concert during the 4/5 lunch period.

Drop off and Pick Up on 29th in Front of School
It is important, especially during pick up times, that drivers on the south side of 29th St. remain in their cars and stay out of the bus drop off and pick up zones.

School starts at 7:50 a.m. this year.
We encourage parents to consider 7:50 a.m. as the start of the school day. This gives students 10 mins. to get to their classroom, connect with friends and teachers and prepare for the day before morning announcements.

After School Classes
We are planning to offer a wide variety of after school classes this year. We are planning to offer strings, yoga, Spanish, chess, marimba and several other after school classes. We will send out a full listing of fall after school classes next week.

2014 Welcome Back Picnic

2014 Welcome Back Picnic

Welcome Back Picnic Friday, 5:00 – 7:00ish
We are looking forward to ending our second week of school with our annual “Welcome Back Picnic. It is a fun and super easy. Bring some food and a blanket and enjoy connecting with other Camas Ridge Families.

I am especially looking forward to welcoming our families who are new to the Camas Ridge Community.

Tom Maloney

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5 de septiembre, 2014

Actividades escolares del 8 al 12 de septiembre

Queridas Familias de Camas Ridge,

Gracias por ayudarnos tener una maravillosa primera semana de escuela. Los estudiantes llegaron a tiempo, felices, con ganas de aprender.

Tendremos examenes easyCBM la semana que viene
Todos los estudiantes en escuelas primarias de 4J toman exámenes easy CBM de lectura y matemáticas en el otoño , invierno, y primavera de cada ano. Estos exámenes solamente sirven para darnos una idea de los niveles individuales de cada estudiante en su lectura y matemáticas. Resultados son compartidos con los padres en las conferencias con los maestros y en las libretas de calificaciones. Si tiene alguna pregunta acerca de estos exámenes, puede contactar a Tom o al profesor/a de su hijo/hija.

Clases de música comienzan el lunes
Seguimos en el proceso de contratar a un profesor de musica, pero mientras tanto, Donna Wynn dará clases de música hasta que contratemos a alguien len posición permanente.

Dejar y recoger estudiantes en la avenida 29 frente a la escuela
Le pedimos que no parquee su auto en las secciones diseñadas para los autobuses que están frente a la escuela.

La escuela comienza a las 7:50 a.m.
Les pedimos que consideren las 7:50 a.m. el comienzo de la hora escolar. Esto les da 10 minutos a los estudiantes para prepararse para el día antes de los anuncios de la mañana.

Clases después de la escuela
Estamos planificando una gran variedad de clases después de la escuela para este ano. Vamos a ofrecer clases de música, yoga, español , ajedrez, marimba, y otros. Mandaremos una lista completa de lo que ofrecemos después de la próxima semana.

Picnic de bienvenida, viernes 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Vamos a terminar la semana que viene con un picnic para toda la escuela. Traiga comida y una frazada y disfrute conectar con otras familias de Camas Ridge. Yo especialmente espero darle la bienvenida a las familias que son nuevas a nuestra escuela.

Tom Maloney