District Headlines & Features
GREETINGS STAR LAKE FAMILIES,
Happy December to all of you! This is such a busy time of year, I hope amidst the shopping and celebrations you have time to relax with your families. As I am writing this, my daughter is driving through the snow in eastern Oregon on her way home, I can’t wait to see her! I love this time of year, it begins with thankfulness and ends with giving and renewal. Thank you for giving us the gift of your children each day. I love watching them learn and grow!
Our students and staff are hard at work each day during our IRLA time reading and practicing the skills each student needs to be successful independently reading at their grade level. We provided families information about each reading level and what you can do at home to help your student at our Fall Family Fun Night. We will continue to provide IRLA information at the two remaining family nights throughout the year, please join us!
The most important thing you can do is to check your child’s backpack for their IRLA book, book buddy, goal sheet and reading log and encourage them to read every day for 20-30 minutes at home and then ask them questions about what they just read, for example:
-What is the problem the main character is facing?
- How might they resolve it?
-What is the main idea in the part you just read?
- What is the setting?
-Tell me your favorite part of the book and why?
-What do you predict will happen next?
Currently 43.8% of our students are “on target” for IRLA. (Our “on target” percentage for this time last year was 42%) “On target” means students are reading at the exact place they should be for this time of year (for example 3rd grade, 4th month) or above their grade level. Right now, Star Lake has the highest percentage of students reading on target out of all the schools in Area 4 of our district! (Area 4 is the Thomas Jefferson High School feeder area.)
I am so proud of the hard work, rigorous instruction and learning happening in our classrooms every day!
I wish you all a great December, winter break (in a few short weeks!) and Happy New Year!
Kris Rennie, Principal
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Zaniac Assembly
1:35 PM Early Release
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