These last two months of school will be exciting and jam-packed with news and events and it will be important for you to check our website often. I am so pleased to inform you that we have gone through the two crucial steps in being named a California Golden Ribbon School. The Golden Ribbon Award replaces the California Distinguished School Award while we transition into a new accountability system. Our site visit was last week and the team who conducted the validation expressed a special veneration for our Magnet EL Program. We will find out the official results at the end of April, but I have a strong feeling we will be pleased with the results! In other exciting news, Pranav A. and Yajur T., both 8th graders, won second place at the Science Fair and have been asked to compete in the next round of the Broadcom Masters! I know they will do us proud. Spring Break is next week and I do hope that you and your family are able to relax and enjoy the time off. As we move into the end of April, our CAASPP testing will begin which requires an adjusted bell schedule. All of the testing information can be found here (attached). Contrary to last year, this year is not a “practice test,” so it will be imperative your student be present during all of his/her grade level testing.
One last thought on the last day of March: April showers bring…oh, wait a minute…April drought conditions bring May drought conditions! As we head into the last two months of school, let’s all remember to do our part in the efforts of water conservation. Please check out www.save20gallons.org for water saving tips both inside and outside your home.
Wishing you a relaxing and restful spring break,