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News and Events

How to receive email announcements from Stevens Website

Families you can receive email announcements directly from Stevens through our fusion webpage.  Stay connected and receive PE homework assignments, announcement from the library, info on school events and more. Here is the School Website tutorial on how to complete your sign up in the SPS fusion page system.

New Elementary Progress Report video

Dear Seattle Public Schools family:
 
When you attend elementary conferences next week, you may notice some changes to the progress reports that families receive each trimester. The progress reports have been revised to reflect our College and Career Readiness Standards (known as Common Core). Like all districts in the state, Seattle Public Schools has been training teachers on these standards and preparing for the new statewide tests that will be given this spring to students in grades 3 to 8 and 11. Those tests, known as Smarter Balanced, will cover standards in English Language Arts and Math. The state will continue to test students in Science using the Measurements of Student Progress, administered in grades 5 and 8.
 
To reflect these new English Language Arts and Math standards, the district has revised its Elementary Progress Report for all grade levels. Families will see updated standards in the areas of English Language Arts, Math and Learning Behaviors. Because Common Core covers only English Language Arts and Math, standards in other subject areas – such as Science –  are not changing on our progress reports.
 
Please view the following brief video to learn more about these changes:

 http://vimeo.com/110191805. You may also view the video, read a scoring guide (with translations in five languages), and find links to standards and testing information on our Academics page. Just go to www.seattleschools.org, click "Students," then "Academics." Your student’s classroom teacher will review the progress report with you and answer questions during your conference.
 
Best,
Shauna Heath
Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction for Seattle Public Schools


Math In Focus resources

Teachers & families can now access Math in Focus online

Families can access Math in Focus, which will bring up the videos as well as all of the K-5 math textbooks and to Washington Our Home (our fourth-grade adopted Social Studies textbook.)

Use this link to watch Support Videos and access other online resources. 
http://spscatalog.seattleschools.org/onlineresources.
You must log on:
Username: studentsps  Password: access

Links:
Math Playground Bar modeling http://www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html
Things to Remember PDF
How can I help my child with homework? PDF
Math in Focus links and tips - Fostering support  for Math in Focus
Video demonstation of Math in Focus



Waste Audit

Teacher Jose Perez, 4th Grade class at Stevens Elementary

Students from Mr. Perez's class took part in a Waste audit at Stevens Elementary. Students sorted waste into compostables, recyclables and garbage.  The results were then weighed and noted by the students.  This data will help identify ways to reduce waste and recycle more at Stevens.  Read More about the Audit here.
Watch the video from the Waste Audit!


Beacon Benchmark Assessment testing

Attention 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade parents the Beacon Benchmark Assessment testing window will open on Monday the 10th.

 

Round two of the benchmark assessments (Beacon) will start on Monday November 10th  and the testing window  is open until December 3rd.  Your student will be taking one Math assessment and an English / Language Arts (ELA) assessment. These assessments are replacing the MAP for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Stevens is one of roughly 50 schools piloting this computer based benchmark assessment.  Thank you.


Chad Barnes

Assistant Principal



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