We are looking forward to tomorrow (Tuesday) when the BYU Kinnect Dance Company will be coming to our school. They will perform a school-wide assembly first thing in the morning. Then, all throughout the day, the dancers will meet with each class and teach them a dance. Wear comfortable clothes and bring on your dance moves, Eagles!
Many of you are planning vacations for Spring Break and beyond. I wanted you to know of our testing schedule so you can plan for these important assessments.
- SAGE Writing assessments for 3rd-5th grade is set for April 23rd-30th.
- SAGE assessments of Language Arts and Math for 3rd-5th grades, & Science for 4th-5th grades are scheduled for May 12th-23rd.
- CBM spring testing for grades 1st-5th is May 15th
- CBM spring testing for grades Kindergarten & 1st is May 16th.
SAGE testing is a state-required end-of-year assessment that consists of at least 2 sessions per academic area, with each session about 45 minutes long. CBM testing is a quick assessment that Canyons District students complete 3 times a year—fall, winter, & spring. It’s so important for your students to be here for these testing days. Please make every effort possible to arrange your schedules that your students can do their best on these end-of-year assessments.
Math Fact Practice
On our school website there is a list of online supports to help students practice their math facts at home. It’s on the right hand side if you scroll down a little bit. Here’s the link: http://silvermesa.canyonsdistrict.org/
Thanks to our Ed Tech, Mrs. Warnecke, for compiling the list for us.
Awesome Artist/Awesome Author
One of the traditions here at Silver Mesa is an art and author contest for upper and lower grades. Students may enter a 2-dimensional art piece of their own creation and/or a writing piece they have written on their own. The deadline to submit an art or writing piece is on April 30th. The winning artwork will be framed and placed in the main hallway by the library. The winning writing piece will be placed in a binder located outside the principal’s office. The announcement of the winners will take place at the final assembly of the school year, the last few days of school. There will be one winner in each level for both contests: K-2nd grades and 3rd-5th grades. It’s great to walk down the hall or browse through the book and see the talents of students from past years.
March 18th: Kinnect Dance Company Assembly
March. 26th: PTA Assembly for Spelling Bee fundraiser
April 4th: Kindergarten Orientation, 1:30, gym
April 14th-18th: Spring Break, no school
April 23rd-30th: SAGE Writing Assessment, 3rd-5th grades
April 30th: Deadline for Awesome Artist/Awesome Author, all grades
May 12th-23rd: SAGE Testing, 3rd-5th grades
May 15th & 16th: CBM Testing, K-5th grades
Here’s to another GREAT week at Silver Mesa!!!