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Spring Picture Day is Coming!

Thursday, March 30th!

Parent Resource Center Upcoming Events

 

Saturday, April 1st, from 9:00 to 12:00 pm

Legal Clinic at the Parent Resource Center, 1840 Benton St. Santa Clara.

Sign up for appointment at (408)423-3514 with Veronica Navarro

 

Monday (4/3) 9am-4pm, Wednesday (4/5) 10am-6pm or Friday (4/7) 9am-12pm   

Emergency Food Distribution at the Parent Resource Center, 1840 Benton St. Santa Clara

Sign up for appointment at (408)423-3514 with Veronica Navarro

 

 

Centro de Recursos para Padres

Eventos Próximos

 

 

Sábado, 1ro de abril, de 9:00 a 12:00 pm

Legal Clínica en el Centro de Recursos para Padres, 1840 Benton St. Santa Clara.

Llame para una cita al (408)423-3514 con Verónica Navarro

 

Lunes (4/3) 9am-4pm, miércoles (4/5) 10am-6pm o Viernes (4/7) 9am-12pm   

Distribución de comida en el Centro de Recursos para Padres, 1840 Benton St. Santa Clara

Llame para una cita al (408)423-3514 Verónica Navarro

MATH Placement

March 1, 2017

 

Dear Parents/Guardians of Fifth Grade Students,

 

This spring, administrators and counselors at our middle schools will begin working on math placements for incoming 6th grade students.  Most 5th grade students will be appropriately placed in Common Core Math 6, a rigorous and challenging math class that builds upon concepts and skills learned in 5th grade.  Some students may be ready to accelerate into Common Core Math 7.

 

The 5th grade teachers at your child’s school will administer the Grade 7 Mathematics Readiness Test this spring. These test results will be used as part of the decision-making process for possible acceleration into Common Core Math 7.  If you would like to have your child take a Grade 7 Mathematics Readiness Test, you will need to complete the “Opt-In Letter” which will be sent home in February.  Students with a signed “Opt-In” permission slip will be given the 45 minute online assessment during math class between March 27th and April 7th.

 

Thank you,

Lori Paolinetti

Director, Elementary Education

 

Marzo, 2017

 

Apreciables padres de estudiantes de 5º grado:

 

Esta primavera, los administradores y consejeros de nuestra escuela secundaria empezarán a trabajar en la colocación de los nuevos estudiantes de 6º grado, en matemáticas.  La mayoría de los estudiantes de 5º grado estarán colocados apropiadamente en la clase de Matemáticas 6 de Common Core, la cual es una clase muy rigurosa y con muchos retos y se basa en los conceptos y las habilidades aprendidas en 5º grado. Algunos estudiantes tal vez ya estén preparados para omitir la clase de Matemáticas 6 y pasar a la clase acelerada de Matemáticas 7 de Common Core.

 

Los maestros de 5º grado en la escuela de su hijo/a van a hacer el examen de preparación para Matemáticas para el 7º grado, esta primavera. Los resultados de estos exámenes se usarán como parte del proceso para tomar la decisión acerca de una posible aceleración para el examen de Matemáticas 7 de Common Core.  Si usted desea que su hijo/a tome el Examen de Preparación de Matemáticas para 7º grado, necesita llenar la “Carta de Registro”, la cual le será enviada a casa en febrero.  Los estudiantes que tengan firmado el permiso de “Registro” harán el examen de Matemáticas de 45 minutos en la computadora, durante la clase de matemáticas, entre el 27 de marzo y el 7 de abril.

 

Muchas gracias,

Lori Paolinetti

Directora de Educación Primaria

LCAP Survey!

LCAP Feedback - Tell Us How We're Doing!

The Santa Clara Unified School District is seeking input on the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  Please take this survey to give feed back on the 2016-17 actions and guide our planning for the 2017-18 school year.  The survey will be open from February 15, 2017-March 15, 2017.  

 

LCAP Survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/17-18LCAP

Encuesta del Plan de Control Local y Rendimiento de Cuentas (LCAP) - https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/2017-18LCAPSpanish

SARC

The School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is now available (reported for 2015-2016 school year, published during the 2016-2017 school year). Visit the Santa Clara Unified School District website at www.santaclarausd.org/SARC and select your school to view the SARC. For a Parent’s Guide to the SARC, please visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/parentguide.asp. If you would like a hard copy of this report, please contact your school office.

El Informe Escolar de Rendición de Cuentas (School Accountability Report Card - SARC) ya está disponible (correspondiente al año escolar 2015-2016 - publicado durante el año escolar 2016-2017). Visite nuestra página web www.santaclarausd.org/SARC y seleccione su escuela para ver el informe. Para un Guía para Padres sobre el SARC, por favor visite http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/parentguide.asp. Si desea una copia de este informe, por favor póngase en contacto con la oficina de su escuela.

District Advisory Committee (DAC)

 

DAC Needs You!

We are looking for representation from every school for our District Advisory Committee. Please email Mrs. Blanc (lblanc@scusd.net) if you are interested!  The commitment is to meet once a month from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm at the District Office. The purpose of the DAC is as follows:

1) Give programmatic recommendations to the Budget Advisory Committee based on LCAP and Strategic Plan goals and identified needs related to educating the whole child.

2) Synthesize feedback from other stakeholder groups (PTA Council, DELAC, school sites and survey results) and prioritize recommendations.

3) Give feedback on district projects that are currently in progress.

District STEAM Expo!

Please visit this site to learn more about the STEAM Expo!  (Formerly District Science Fair)

 

Bowers STEAM Expo will be April 4th.  District is May 10th.

ESL Classes for Parents

Every Tuesday and Thursday, ESL classes are offered for parents from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.  

No need to sign up.  Childcare is provided.  Classes are in Room 20.  Childcare is in the Staff Room.  

Please come join us and give it a try!!!

 

Project Cornerstone

Become a Project Cornerstone reader & volunteer!  Click here for more information.  We are looking for parents, grandparents, guardians, to read stories to our students in our Assest Building Champion (ABC) program.   All that is required from you is about an hour of your time each month.  Please email Mrs. Blanc if you are interested and she will send you the information.  You can also find information about Project Cornerstone here in our Bowers website!

Important Dates to Remember

Announcements

 

  • For important information about the Morgan Hill case, please click HERE.
  • For important information about Uniform Complaint procedures, please click HERE.
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We Need Your Bottlecaps!

5th Grade is collecting plastic bottle caps of all sizes and colors for an end of year project.  Please bring them to the office or drop them in the box outside Rm. 11.

Thank you!

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Bowers Uniform Reminder

Please remember that students are only allowed to wear:

Red or white polo-style shirt

Black bottoms only

 

As of 7/30/16 Costco has red and white polo shirts - two for $11.99!  And they have black shorts and skorts for $7.99 and pants for $8.99.

 

Target.com and Walmart.com are also great resources!

 

Preschool "Typical Peer" Opportunity

Hello Bowers Community!

Greetings from Room 22 and 23, Bowers' Specialized Academic Instruction Preschool classes.  We have a "typical peer" program in our classes and we are wondering if you have children, grandchildren, or family friends who would be interested in attending preschool MWF from 8:15­ - 10:45 am for the 2016-17 school year.

The typical peers would be helping our students as "language models."  We are looking for children who are 3­ to 5 years old who have had some type of daycare, home school, or preschool experience.

Please email us to let us know if you are interested!

Thank you!

Stephanie Hansen, Katie Fernandes, & Veronica Weaver

shansen@scusd.net, kifernandes@scusd.net, vweaver@scusd.net