Marshall Lane Elementary School

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Message from the Principal

 

Dear Marshall Lane Families,

Did you attend STEAM Night this week?  If so, I am sure that you will agree that it is our best one ever!! A HUGE thanks to everyone who helped organize and conduct the event.  Teachers, students and parents collaborated to provide many fabulous learning opportunities for our students.  What a great night!!

And speaking of STEAM, a wonderful opportunity for parents is coming up next Tuesday, April 25th from 1:30 to 2:30.  Join us in the STEAM Lab to participate in a parent training to help…

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STEAM Night

 

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Standardized Testing

 

Standardized testing will begin on or around April 24th for all students in third to fifth grades and will continue through May 25th. While students will not work on testing every day, different grade levels will be testing during this time and children will be completing some tests over more than one day or time period. 

To ensure that all students will be present during testing, please do not schedule any routine appointments during school hours for this period of time.  Children should arrive at school on time and not be taken out early or on an Independent Study.

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Students had equal say as adults as more than 100 parents, students, staff and neighbors gave input at a March 23 community forum about creating a new Preschool–8th-grade school in the District.

The meeting began with attendees using stickers to vote on the Guiding Principals the Transformation Team will consider as it develops recommendations for the Governing Board. Then, participants and facilitators separated into affinity groups—parents with other parents, students with students, and so on—so they could discuss hopes, concerns and ideas for the new school. They…

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State testing will happen from mid-April through May, and we're doing our best to ensure our students do their best.

Each year, students in grades 3–8 will participate in the statewide testing program called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The tests cover English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics for grades 3–8, and science fore grades 5 and 8. They provide information to teachers, parents/guardians, and students about students’ progress and readiness for college and career.

The principal will send information about…

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WHAT: Saratoga Library, one of 50 libraries nationwide selected to host “Thinking Money,” is the only library in Northern California to offer this museum quality traveling exhibition.  Designed to teach tweens, teens and the adults in their lives about money management in an engaging and fun way, the exhibition is free and open to the public.  No reservations required.

WHEN/WHERE: 

Saturday, April 1, 2017 through Monday, May 1, 2017

Saratoga Library, Community Room, 13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070

ABOUT: Through an adventure-themed storyline,…

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It’s not too late to register for STREAM Session 4! We still have spots available in Lego Robotics for the 3rd-5th grades & for basketball for 4th & 5th grades. To register go to: cusdextensions.asapconnected.com

The State of California is field-testing a new school accountability tool that uses multiple measures to report school performance and growth.

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The California School Dashboard is a new tool from the State of California that replaces the old Academic Performance Index (API).  It will provide parents, educators, and the public with important information they…

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Planning for Excellence

 

Strategic Plan Committee noted progress during its review of strategic goals and objectives, including STEAM, standards and student support.

The Strategic Planning Committee—35 students, employees, parents, community members, and Board members—met on March 7, 2017 to discuss progress, challenges, and next steps toward achieving the District’s strategic goals.

As part of the semi-annual review, the group created objectives to be completed by September 2018 and a list of current …

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Message from the Principal

 

Dear Families,

I hope that you are enjoying this gorgeous weather! It is great for us to be able to get the students out again at recess and lunch time! Just a reminder about the SPRING FLING this Saturday evening at La Riconada Country Club at 6:00 p.m..  This is our most profitable fundraiser of the year.  It is an adult-only event with a fabulous dinner, adult beverages, music, dancing, a silent auction, and a live auction.  Many of our staff members will be in attendance.  We hope to see you there!  Tickets can be purchased this week in the breezeway on online at …more…