Important! Held over for one more week: Parent Perception Survey
Thank you to the many families who have already filled out our survey. In our School Improvement Plan, we have a goal that by the end of this school year, 90% or more of surveyed stakeholders will express positive or high levels of satisfaction about multiple indicators of school climate (safety, communication, student/staff/parent relationships, educational program). To this end, we conducted a survey of families. Didn't get a chance to take the survey? Click here. It is very brief--just 8 multiple choice questions and 2 open-ended optional questions.
What do we do with this information?
Staff members will get to view the responses and celebrate areas of strength, while looking for solutions and strategies to address our challenges. We will be very open and transparent about our results with you, our parent community, as well.
WE WANT YOU! Please come check out one of our joyful PTSO meetings, led by Jaime Stacy, our amazing and fearless President. We meet this Tuesday, March 5, from 6 - 7 pm, in the Camp Shiloh library. Attending a meeting does not obligate you to do anything at all. It is a chance to make your voice heard and be a part of our Shiloh community.
PTSO Fund Raiser
Our PTSO is currently running a typically very high-performing fund raiser. Children came home with their envelopes last week. Please call the office at 465-6800 if your child did not get one. Thank you for your support!
NO SCHOOL, Learning Improvement Day: Friday, March 15.
On Learning Improvement Days, teachers do the very important work of learning together about the craft of teaching. It is rare that we have time to slow down and think about best practices and what works best when teaching our kids. This is our chance to do that. Thank you for your support as we engage in this important staff learning day.
DATE CHANGE: First and Second Grade Concert
Please note that the original date set for this concert was March 6, but we have had to make a change to this date due to a couple of logistical conflicts. The new date is Thursday, March 28, from 6 - 7 pm. Please mark your calendars.
Spring Break: April 1 - 5
Please mark your calendars for Spring Break. Although it feels nothing like spring, it's going to be here in just 4 weeks.
Smarter Balanced Assessment
In April and May of every year, we give our students an assessment to check to see how we have done throughout the year. You may recall that it is our goal in math and reading that every child who comes to us at grade level will maintain that growth and grow one year academically throughout the 9 months we have him or her. We know that every child who comes to us below grade level must grow more than one year in order to close the gap. The Smarter Balanced Assessment is one tool that helps us measure this growth.
If you have a child in grades 3 - 6, he or she is scheduled to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment on various days throughout April and May. A schedule will come out as April draws nearer, but in the meantime, we respectfully ask that you do not schedule appointments or family vacations during April and May that will require your child to miss school. Making up this assessment is stressful for students, who then end up missing another school day to make it up. It also taxes building staff, who we must find subs for so they can conduct make up testing for students.
Planning ahead, Last Day of School
Due to the snow day in early February, there WILL be school on June 14. That will be our last day of school. Please mark your calendars.