Attention Monroe parents we will be starting our SBAC testing on Tuesday April 25th - May 2nd. This testing will be for English and will be administered during English and Social Studies classes. Monday May 8th - May 12th we will be administering the Math test during Math and Science classes.
We’d like to invite you to meet with Dr. Andrew on Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30 pm in the Monroe staff room. He will be discussing the impact that the transformation of Campbell Middle School will have on Monroe next year and in the future. If you have any questions or input, please join us there.
Our 8th graders have chosen “New York Dance Club” as the theme for the promotion party. Invitations and permission slips will be distributed in class in early May to all 8th grade students. In order to attend this free event, students must turn in a signed permission slip, complete their Exhibition project, and have no F grades as of June 7th. The dress code will be in effect, which includes: no spaghetti straps, strapless, backless tops or dresses, shorts and skirts must be longer than fingertips, no bare midriffs, low cut shirts, sweats, or sports shorts.
If you have some favorite pictures of your 8th grader, we are creating a baby picture collage and Kinder-8th grade memories slide show. Please send your pictures to sandbmom0 [at] gmail.com with “Promotion 2017” in the subject line by May 19th.
We need many 8th grade parent volunteers as well as 5th-7th grade parents volunteers to help and chaperone. Signups are online @ maverick.ivolunteer.com.
There are several areas on the planning committee where we still need help. If you are interested, please contact mikoohno [at] yahoo.com or join the next planning meeting on Tuesday, May 2nd @ 6 p.m. in the Monroe staff lounge.
Please consider making a small donation of cash or gift cards (Smart and Final, Costco, etc.) to help offset the expenses of hosting this celebration for our students! Please deliver these to the Monroe office, mark the envelope “PTA Promotion Party Donation”. Thank you!
Families, starting Tuesday, April 25, your students will be participating in the California State English and math assessments (commonly called SBAC or CAASPP). Please make sure that your students get a good night's rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and attend school on time. Please see the CAASPP schedule for more information.
Students had equal say as adults as more than 100 parents, students, staff and neighbors gave input at a March 23 community forum about creating a new Preschool–8th-grade school in the District.
The meeting began with attendees using stickers to vote on the Guiding Principals the Transformation Team will consider as it develops recommendations for the Governing Board. Then, participants and facilitators separated into affinity groups—parents with other parents, students with students, and so on—so they could discuss hopes, concerns and ideas for the new school. They consolidated their input and reported it back to the whole group. Their responses are posted on the District's Transformation web page in the March 23 meeting notes.
In April, the Transformation Team will review the responses and identify common themes to address in recommendations it sends to the Board in June.
We desperately need new PTA Board members; many of the current parents on the board have 8th graders and will be moving on to high school. The PTA provides support and funding to most programs at the school, and we need your help!
Please consider being on the board; it is a fun way to be involved! Each job is very manageable, and information is passed down each year to give you what you need to do your job. The PTA Board meets monthly for about 1 1/2 hours, in addition to our General PTA meetings that occur about 4 times during the school year.
Incoming families are welcome too. Below are the positions that are needed.
President: Preside at all meetings of the general PTA and board. Appoint chairmen and members of committees. Sign all authorizations for payment. Represent Monroe at district meetings if needed. Have all outgoing PTA information approved by the principal. Have all contracts approved by PTA. Sign checks.
Auditor: Audit the books and financial records of the association semiannually. Present a written report to the PTA board semiannually.
Parliamentarian: Give necessary advice in parliamentary procedure when requested. Call the first meeting of the nominating committee. Review the bylaws annually.
Family Fun Night (TAILGATE PARTY) Co-Chairs: Organize the event with theme, food, and entertainment for the evening. Arrange the Silent Auction portion of the night--can also appoint a Silent Auction Chair.
8th Grade Promotion Party Co-Chairs: Arrange theme, food, decorations, and entertainment for evening.
Publicity: Help keep PTA website and Facebook up to date and post PTA events. Work with all committees to do flyers/ posters.
We are happy to answer any questions without pressure. If you are interested in a board position PLEASE contact: jensanchez07 [at] comcast.net.
Nominating Committee Chair
State testing will happen from mid-April through May, and we're doing our best to ensure our students do their best.
Each year, students in grades 3–8 will participate in the statewide testing program called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The tests cover English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics for grades 3–8, and science fore grades 5 and 8. They provide information to teachers, parents/guardians, and students about students’ progress and readiness for college and career.
The principal will send information about specific testing dates and times at your child's school.
Meanwhile: Don't Fret. Stay Informed.
- For tips about how to help your child do well, go to Test Taking Tips for Parents (campbellusd.org/homestandards#test)
- For more details about the testing system and what is required, go to the e-flyers link to read a Letter from the Superintendent.
Our Trimester 2 Recognition Ceremonies will be held next week in the Event Center. Letters were sent home to families of students receiving awards. The times are as follows:
- Thursday, March 30: 6th grade at 11:11 am
5th grade at 12:44 pm
- Friday, March 31: 7th grade at 11:14 am
8th grade at 12:46 pm
Strategic Plan Committee noted progress during its review of strategic goals and objectives, including STEAM, standards and student support.
The Strategic Planning Committee—35 students, employees, parents, community members, and Board members—met on March 7, 2017 to discuss progress, challenges, and next steps toward achieving the District’s strategic goals.
As part of the semi-annual review, the group created objectives to be completed by September 2018 and a list of current “Perceived Strengths and Accomplishments”.
More details about the Strategic Plan are on the Strategic Plan Web Page
The State of California is field-testing a new school accountability tool that uses multiple measures to report school performance and growth.
The California School Dashboard is a new tool from the State of California that replaces the old Academic Performance Index (API). It will provide parents, educators, and the public with important information they can use to evaluate schools and school districts in an easy-to-understand report card format.
The California School Dashboard is a critical piece of California’s new school accountability and continuous improvement system. A 5-minute video explains how the new tool works and what it looks like.
Preview dates are March 27th and 30th
Parents have the chance to preview, ask questions, and provide feedback on the three curricula being piloted for Math in grades K-5
The proposed new curricula— Bridges, Eureka Math*, and Investigations— will be available for advance viewing and providing feedback at the District Administration Office’s Hamilton Room:
- Monday, March 27th, 12 – 1:30pm
- Thursday, March 30th, 5 – 5:30pm
If you have questions about the proposed curricula, please contact your school’s principal or call the District’s Instructional Services Department, 408-364-4200.
* Name of curriculum corrected 3/14/17
Students from Ms. A’s 8th grade Social Studies class have been learning about the impact and justification of westward expansion in the United States. They have read, written, and reflected on both current and past events, and created artistic expressions to showcase their reactions, opinions and critiques.
Please join us on March 15th in the Cafeteria during either periods 3 or 5 to explore and affirm the great learning and production that has happened in room 6.
The District's Transformation Team is developing a recommendation about transforming Campbell Middle School into a PreK–8th Grade school.
We are seeking input from students, parents, neighbors, employees, and other community members.
Please join us for a community meeting where you can say what is needed for a great new preschool-to-eighth-grade school.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 • 6:00–8:00 p.m. • Campbell Middle School, 295 W. Cherry Lane, Campbell
- Childcare for school-aged children with advance reservation: 408-341-7283
- Spanish interpretation available.
More information is on our Transformation web page. (campbellusd.org/transformation)