Details and News:
It is hard to believe how quickly this school year is flying by and 2016 is coming to an end. We will have a shorter break in classes this year, with some parent education opportunities. We hope you enjoy a wonderful time with your family and loved ones - and start strong homeschooling again on January 9th when our break ends. January is a wonderful time to focus on Science Fair Projects. We teachers look forward to the opportunity to meet with you for our mid year evaluation meetings. Please let us know if you would prefer to have us come to your home or meet at school when you sign up for a time that is best for you.
Mid Year Benchmarks for Math & Writing
Here is an opportunity to see the growth your child has made in writing. Remember, this is to be done by students organically so we can see growth and progress that has been made since the beginning of the year. While it may be tempting, please do not use this as a teaching opportunity when your child asks for help. Please turn these in to your teacher of record at your mid year meeting or before. If you have any questions, please ask.
Our resource center will not be open for regular hours during the month of January. Teachers will be on and off campus with families for semester evaluation/planning meetings. Please email your teacher of record in January (or call) to make sure the Resource Library is open before heading over to check out materials.
Tuesday, December 13 6:00pm - 7:30pm
All Charter Science Fair Applications Available Now!
Science Fair Applications Due: Friday, December 16
Charter Science Fair Applications are available on top of the teacher bookshelf next to the
fridge. Please pick one up and return completed applications to Katie’s tray. There are so many
resources on display in the Resource Center. It’s time to start brainstorming ideas!
Friday, December 9
Friday, December 16 All Charter Skate Day!
Santa Cruz Roller Palladium: 1:00-3:00pm
Thursday, December 22
Wednesday, December 21
* Safe Schools Plan * WASC report update
Looking forward to January...
Semester Planning meetings/home visits January 9-26 (Homeschooling begins Monday, Jan. 9) It is not too early to schedule a meeting with Katie and Gillian : )
Thursday, January 12
From Teacher Lisa Michel
Dear Families of our 4th and 5th Graders,
Once again we have the opportunity to attend a free concert of the Santa Cruz Symphony! The concert is on Thursday, January 26 at 11am ( arrival at 10:30) at the Santa Cruz Civic and runs for 45 minutes. Also, a member of the Symphony will come to Fall Creek classroom on
Friday, January 13 at 9:30 am to give us a pre-concert introduction of what we will hear. I hosted this last year and it was completely wonderful. I truly encourage all 4th and 5th graders to attend both of these fantastic sessions. Please email me as soon as possible to put your student on the list. Seating is limited and I only have so many seats reserved. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, December 8: Parent Meeting 1:30pm Turn in Month 4 paperwork
Friday, December 9: Discovery Play Day Month 4 paperwork due
Tuesday, December 13: Parent Ed Night
Friday, December 16: All Charter Skate Day
Science Fair Applications Due Wednesday, December 21: Parent Advisory Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 22: Winter Holiday Potluck & Talent Share Month 5 paperwork due
December 23- January 8: Winter Break: NO SCHOOL
Monday, January 9: Homeschooling Resumes/Mid Year Meetings begin with Katie & Gillian
Thursday, January 12: Math Parent Ed Workshop 10am-12pm
Monday, January 16: NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr
Thursday, February 2: Parent Meeting 1:30pm & Turn in month 6 paperwork
Friday, February 3: Charter Science Fair & Month 6 paperwork due