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  • Principal Rennie

    Greetings Star Lake Families,

    October has been a busy and productive month here at Star Lake!  All of our students in grades 1-5 have completed the iReady diagnostic assessment in reading and math.  This sets the level for students’ mypath lessons so that they are working on “just right” skills.  Students have an opportunity during the school day to access mypath lessons, and you can always access them from home as well. Students in grades K-5 have all had their reading leveled in IRLA, and kindergarters have been taking WAkids assessments. Phew! All of this assessment data gives our teachers prime information about students’ areas of strength and growth and help us to determine interventions and extensions.

    READ, READ, READ!  Now that our students have been leveled in IRLA they each should be bringing home books to read EVERY DAY. Students who read 30 minutes a day will encounter 13.8 million words by graduation!  And all those words lead to higher comprehension of new text because students are exposed to a huge variety of topics and vocabulary. Please help your child find a good place to read at home, and someone to read to…it can be a parent, a sibling, a grandparent, even a stuffed animal! I am excited to see the growth our students make as readers this year!

    Here are some important details and events coming up: 

    1. Student led conferences are next week November 9th and 10th.  Teachers need to meet with EVERY family, and are excited to talk about your child’s progress with you!  Please follow the link your child’s teacher sent you via email to sign up for a conference time.  We are highly encouraging families to come to face to face conferences, so your child can share their work, their classroom and their goals with you in person. If you are unable to come to the school, we are also offering zoom conferences. Please reach out to your child’s teacher with questions.


    1. And, don’t forget on conference days to go visit Mr. Garcia, Mr. Mullins, and Mrs. Nelson, they will be in their classrooms 7-7 on Wednesday and 8-11 on Thursday.

    Please be sure to take a look at our school calendar as we have a number of early dismissals and non-school days in November. I wish your family a healthy November, and if you celebrate, a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Best Regards,

    Kris Rennie, principal







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