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Willard Announcements
SBAC Field Test
   2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test

Testing Dates:  
Third Grade:  April 21 - April 25
Fourth Grade:  April 28 - May 2
Fifth Grade:  May 5 - May 14 

What is the Smarter Balanced Assessment?  The SBAC is the computer-based tests that replace the old California Standards Test.  These tests are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts and math.  (The CCSS describe what knowledge and skills students need to be well prepared for college and careers.) 

What is the goal of the field test?  This year, the goal of the field test is to determine how well individual questions allow students to demonstrate what they know and what they still need to learn.  It will also give each school the opportunity to see how well its technical capabilities meet the demands of computer-based assessments and to determine the resources its teachers and the school community may still need.  Students will try out the test without consequences. All of this means that test scores will not be captured or reported for this year.


Click here to access the Smarter Balanaced Practice Test for Students.  


Do you have questions?  For additional information, please click here or contact the principal.  For comprehensive  information on the Smarter Balanced Field Test, visit the California Department of Education website at:  http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/.

Spring Fling
  You're Invited to the 
  4th Annual Willard Spring Fling and Silent Auction
  Saturday, May 3
  6:00 pm. to 11:00 pm.
  Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena
  Music and Dancing

Online bidding is underway at:  www.32auctions.com/willardIBauction.  Featured items include:
Eames Chair with Ottoman - "Classic" Design - Black Leather w/ Walnut
Goodyear Blimp Ride for Two
Tesla Model S Joyride
Helicopter Ride for Two with the Pasadena Police Department
 
Additional items will be auctioned at the event.

 Proceeds will benefit Willard students, teachers, and staff.

Nutrition Classes
Parent Nutrition Classes
April 7, 2014 - Reading Food Labels & Re-Think Your Drink
April 14, 2014 - Physical Activity
April 21, 2014 - What's In Your Shopping Cart?
April 28, 2014 - Eating Out the Healthy Way
12:45 - 1:45 pm.
Room 404
 

Become a Parent Champion. The Network for a Healthy California will offer a four-week nutrition class for Willard School parents and guardians. Parents will receive a Certificate of Completion after attending all classes. Classes will be in English and Spanish. Be an advocate for your child's nutrition and health. For more information, please call Alvaro or Rambo at (626) 396-5763.

ELAC Meeting

  English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC) Meeting
  Tuesday, April 22, 2014
  8:30 – 9:30 A.M.  
  School Auditorium

The ELAC meets monthly.  The agenda will include a discussions of student assessment data, English language development (ELD) instruction, and recommendations for updating the school plan.  The English Learner Advisory Council was established to advise the school on a wide range of issues relating to the improvement of curriculum and instruction for Willard's English learners. It is composed of Willard School parents and selected staff members, all of whom are interested in the educational needs of English learners.

Parent Work Day
  Parent Work Day at Willard School
  Tuesday, April 22, 2014
  9:30- Noon  
  School Auditorium

Volunteers are needed for Parent Work Day.  Parent volunteers are invited to come to the auditorium to help teachers prepare materials for classroom instruction and projects.  For additional information, please contact Patty Frontino, School Community Assistant.   

SSC Meeting
    School Site Council (SSC) Meeting   
    Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
    School Library

The Willard School Site Council (SSC) meets monthly.  The agenda will include a review of the student achievement data, a discussion of strategies for improvement of student achievement, a discussion of the categorical budgets, an update on Measure TT projects (Kinder Complex), and the cyclical review of the Willard School plan for improvement. 

AAPC Meeting
  African-American Parent Council (AAPC) Meeting  
  Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  School Library

The Willard School African-American Parent Council meets monthly.  The meeting agenda may include guest speakers, workshops, discussions, and other activities aimed at improving academic outcomes for all students. The AAPC advises the school administration and the School Site Council on a wide range of issues relating to the improvement of curriculum and instruction. 

Coffee w/Principal
  Coffee with the Principal
  Friday, April 25, 2014
  8:00 – 9:00 A.M.
  School Library





Awards Assembly
Monthly Awards Assembly
Friday, April 25, 2014
10:20  (Kinder & 1st Grade)
10:50  (2nd & 3rd Grades)
11:00  (4th & 5th Grades)
Auditorium


STEM CLUB
   Willard STEM Club
   Friday, April 25, 2014
   7:00 – 8:30pm
   Willard Auditorium
   




An after-school club for children you enjoy 
(S)cience, (E)ngineering, (T)echnology and (M)ath. Children will learn and explore one topic each month.  For the month of April, the theme is space.  Be prepared for a night of star gazing with Cal Tech astronomers!  For additional information, see the Willard STEM Club website: www.willardstem.org

Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair
May 5 - May 8, 2014
School Library
 



Open House
 OPEN HOUSE
 Thursday, May 8, 2014
 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
 Minimum Day Dismissal:  11:30 a.m.
 






Monday Tutoring
 
Monday Night Tutoring/ESL/Chess Class
Monday Nights
6:30 – 7:30pm
Cafeteria

All Saints Church volunteers are at Willard School on Monday evenings to provide academic tutoring for students, ESL classes for parents/adults, and a chess class for beginning, intermediate, and advanced players. All Willard families are welcome to participate.
 

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