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Greetings Star Lake Families,
A belated Happy New Year to each of you! Here we are, already at the mid-point of our school year! Our teachers are currently conducting mid-year assessments in IRLA (reading) and i-Ready (reading and math) and are working on first semester report cards, which will be coming home on February 8th. Our report cards tell you which standards your child has been working on this first semester and how they are progressing toward meeting standard. Students receive a 1-2-3-4 rating on each standard assessed and do not receive an overall English language arts or math “grade.” This scoring by standard gives you detailed information regarding which standards and skills your child is meeting, and which skills and concepts they are still practicing.
Washington state law requires that we indicate if you child is currently meeting benchmark standard in reading and their current reading level on report cards. We assess our students’ independent reading level using the “Independent Reading Level Assessment” or IRLA. If you have any questions about your child’s report card please do not hesitate to contact their teacher or me; and keep reading, reading, reading at home!
January is also a time when I review my classroom observation data and have mid-year conversations with teachers about their professional and student growth goals. We celebrate successes and work together to determine the best professional development strategies and partnerships to increase teacher capacity with high leverage instructional strategies.
We are entering the design phase for the new Star Lake and new Totem construction projects. This week student representatives from each classroom met with the McGranahan Architects to give input regarding what they would like to see in our new school. I am so excited our students have this opportunity! We had a community meeting last night, and will have another one on Wednesday, January 30th from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Totem cafeteria. Please join us to learn the latest information about the project and provide us with input.
Kris Rennie, Principal
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM CHOICE Enrollment Closes
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM Math Team Practice
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Community Bond Update Meeting
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Disney Rehearsal
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM HIV Family Preview Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Polar Palooza Family Fun Night