It is hard to believe that this year has come and gone! I hope that all of our Arundel students and families have an exciting and memorable summer.
We are busy planning for next year and are organizing a parent night to talk about our Everyday Mathematics Program. Please take this very short survey to help us plan the evening.
We do have some changes in staff for next year. The big news is that Mr. Page will be leaving the 4th grade at Arundel. He has accepted a position in another school district and we are very sad to see him go. He has been a tremendous part of our fourth grade team and will be dearly missed by our staff, students and community. Good luck to you Mr. Page!
Mrs. Grace will be retiring from Arundel School after 12 years of dedicated service to the students in our SDC Pre-School. Thank you Mrs. Grace for the impact you have made at our school.
The SDC Pre-School will be moving to another site which means that Mrs. Banet will also be moving from our campus. Thank you Mrs. Banet for all of the magic you have created in room 13!
Ms. Mackewicz and Mrs. Stephens will be our new Transitional Kindergarten team as we add two full TK classes composed of students from around our district.
With Ms. Mackewicz moving to a new grade and with Mr. Page leaving, we have hired two new teachers for the 2013-2014 school year.
Mrs. Shera Allbright will be joining our Kindergarten team and Ms. Jen Lenci will be joining our 4th grade team. We look forward to welcoming them to the Arundel campus for next year.
Class lists for the the 2013-2014 school year will be placed in the office window one week before classes begin. Please be on the look out for more information in our first AKN in August.
Once again, have a great summer!
We are there! Thank you, thank you, thank you to each and every one of you who make the PTA a fun organization to be a part of. I am so looking forward to working with you all again next year. Good luck to our graduating families, have fun at TL.
Check out the SCEF section below. There are some key volunteer opportunities available for next school year.
Have a great summer!!
We are still trying to fill some crucial roles for next year and we need your help. We are looking for an Arundel Chair for the Education Foundation. Please get in touch with me for more information and a job description. It is substantial role but a worthwhile, fun role which will really get you involve in the San Carlos school community. This role can be shared. Grab a friend and join us!
We also need an Arundel Spring Fling Coordinator. This is a role with some time commitment involved but again, such a fun thing to do. Please contact me for more information.
Rachel Cotton email: rachelandgeoff AT comcast DOT net
Arundel’s 6th Annual Family Fun Run and Carnival
Sunday October 6, 2013, 10am -2pm
Race starts at 10:00am, Carnival from 10:30am -2:00pm
We are looking for t-shirt theme ideas. If your child is interested and has a great idea, email me! kjschnapp AT sbcglobal DOT net Deadline is June 11.
Our Family Fun day will also include delicious food, a carnival, cake walk, games, entertainment and more.
Be on the look out for online registration, volunteer sign ups, baking opportunities and more information when school resumes in August.
Start collecting those lovely dime toss items over the summer. Goodies can be dropped to 29 Williams Lane in San Carlos anytime. Just leave them on the porch. Or bring dime toss items to school after we start.
If you have any questions, please contact me via email. kjschnapp AT sbcglobal DOT net
Thanks and have a great summer!
The Fun Run Team
Congratulations to the Arundel winners! Brenda Y., Kaitlyn J., Rita K., Elizabeth M., Joshua L., and Genevieve L.
We received many excellent entries, and the competition was fierce. Thank you everyone for your wonderful submissions.
An annual tradition, Arundel Field Day will be Tuesday, June 11th on the Upper Playground. K & 1st graders’ Field Day will be from 8:45am to 10:05am and the session for 2nd to 4th graders, from 10:30am to 12:30pm.
Mr. G sent an email to room reps that he needs many parent volunteers for the many fun stations. If you can volunteer, please send Mr. G an email with your name, child’s name and room number. That email is Shawn (Mr. G) Gettis at sgettins AT sancarlos DOT k12 DOT ca DOT us
The first release of the new standardized tests are now available for students and families to preview. The new tests, called the Smarter Balanced Assessments, will examine the knowledge of the new Common Core Standards that will replace the State STAR tests for the 2014 – 2015 school year.
The State of California has adopted the Common Core standards, which for the first time is a set of national standards that 45 states have adopted. The final year for STAR testing, which is the California Standards Test (CST) that our 2nd – 4th graders currently take each spring, will be next year, 2013 – 2014. California students beginning in 2014 – 2015 will be accountable for showing a deeper level of understanding of these new standards. The exam is quite different from what is currently being used, and will allow students to show a degree of understanding currently not available on the current exams. The state has not yet determined if 2nd graders will be tested. Smarter Balanced Practice Tests are available in grades 3 – 8 and 11.
Click – Smarter Balanced Assessments
Click – Practice and Pilot Test
Scroll down to and click on Explore the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests
Select the Student Interface Practice Test
When you see “Sign in” just click it (it will sign you in as a guest)
Select the grade level you would like to explore and click Yes
Select the type of test you wish to take
Follow directions of the Test instructions
We need your help! This past week, Arundel has been experiencing an increase in head lice cases. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you notify Jeanne if your child has lice. We need to monitor this at school to stop the spread. If two or more students in one class are found to have lice at school, an exposure notice will be sent home to all students in that class. It is crucial that you follow the protocols indicated on this notice. A good practice is to routinely check your children at home. We had a speaker from the Bay Area Head Lice Intervention Workshop after a PTA meeting last year. Click here to view helpful information about head lice.