Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2015!
Beginning the new year has been very exciting and motivating for all grade levels. Students are doing a great job and are focusing on their academic goals for the rest of the year as they prepare for the end of the 2nd trimester, February 13th. Please encourage your students to stay focused and put 100% effort into their studies. From now until March we will be preparing for California state testing Smarter Balance, which will be done on the computer for both ELA and math. All grades are working towards mastering their grade level standards. All of our Freiler staff have been working extremely hard to make sure all our students learn the grade level content standards. We take pride in their outstanding achievements and hope to establish a high benchmark for our Academic Performance Index (API) score, which will take effect again after having no scores last year as we transitioned into Common Core Standards. Our academic goal is for all students to reach proficiency or higher on their test results and to increase our API. Performing well in class and on the tests helps students to build a strong academic foundation, which in turn determines the classes they take in high school and college. Parents, we are counting on your support to reinforce academics at home by asking your students to focus on their classwork, homework, and studying for the tests. You can support your students by doing the following:
1. Make sure students come to school daily on time. Attendance is extremely important.
2. Students complete homework daily.
3. Students read, practice math facts and practice math using IXL daily.
4. If your child needs help, please contact your child’s teacher.
5. If your child’s teacher asks your child to stay for extra help, please make sure your child stays.
6. Please send students to school on time during testing. We are requesting you not to schedule any vacations during this time. You may go to the California Department of Education’s website http://www.cde.ca.gov for more information regarding state testing.
Awards and Assemblies- Awards assemblies for second trimester will be in March after report cards go home on February 27th. We are looking forward to recognizing our students’ hard work, effort, and success they achieve by following our Pillars of Good Character and high academic grades.
Heartfelt thanks to our FSPA members for their tireless efforts and time they put into our Gingerbread shop this year. Many students enjoyed having the opportunity to spend their money on their friends and loved ones when they visited the store and they visited often. We are very thankful to all of the Freiler School parents who have been helping throughout the school year.
Safety is Our TOP Priority - You may be aware that we have many parents visiting the campus for a variety of reasons. All visitors must enter through the front office, sign in and get a visitor’s sticker. If you are a parent who comes on a regular basis then you need to be fingerprinted in accordance with our district policy. To further address campus safety we will continue to be diligent in conducting our safety drills. Our student’s safety is our top priority.
As the weather begins to turn colder and rainy please send your students to school with proper clothing such as coats and rain boots.
Karen Alcorn, Principal