During our Wednesday practice session for the Smarter Balanced English Language Assessment students became familiar with the structure of the test. Students gave each other the following advice:
To access the practice test at home, you or your child can follow this link: https://login4.cloud1.tds.airast.org/student/V152/Pages/LoginShell.aspx?c=Oregon_PT
The testing schedule for next week’s actual English Language Arts test is:
Supporting Your Child During Testing
The night before any big test, make sure your child gets plenty of sleep. For optimal school performance, most Upper El-aged kids need about 10 hours of sleep.
On test day, fuel your child's brain with a healthy breakfast. One study showed that kids who eat a healthy breakfast (about one-quarter of the day's nutritional requirements) make fewer errors on tests.
Human Growth and Development Parent Information Session Confirmed
On Monday, April 11 at 5:30pm, Planned Parenthood will give their overview presentation to parents for the upcoming Human Growth and Development unit for upper-el students. Learn what your child will learn about and have your own questions about the curriculum answered!
Student classes are scheduled for 1:30-2:45 on April 19, 21, and 28.
Registration for the UO Science and Invention Fair 2015
Last year the science fair judges loved the projects our class submitted! All students coordinating a science fair project are being asked to register for this year’s science fair as soon as possible.
The fair will be held on the UO Campus on May 7, 2016. This event is open to the public and family friendly. To register please use the online Science Fair Registration Application at http://spicescience.uoregon.edu/science-fair-registration. There is a $20 registration fee. (To request a financial hardship scholarship simply check the scholarship box on your application form.)
Groundskeeping Work Party
Come help us keep Ridgeline beautiful! A volunteer grounds keeping work party will be held Sunday, April 9, 1-3pm. We will be mowing, edging, weeding, pruning, seeding, raking and generally having fun; kids welcome too. Bring gardening tools if you've got 'em, plus gloves and rugged clothing. Meet at the outdoor classroom. All family members may log volunteer hours.
Saturday, 4/9 Groundskeeping Work Party 1-3
Saturday, 4/9 TRUE Opening for NEHS 6pm
Mon. 4/11-Fri.15 Volunteer Appreciation Week!
Monday, 4/11 Start Bringing Books for the Book Swap Cart
Monday, 4/11 Smarter Balanced State Testing Begins for grades 3-8
Monday, 4/11 Planned Parenthood Parent Meeting 5:30pm
Wednesday, 4/13 Volunteer Appreciation Tea 2:30-3:07pm
Thursday, 4/14 Ridgeline Rising Capital Campaign Meeting 9-10am
Friday, 4/15 Parent Input Forms Due (see below for details)
Friday, 4/15 Read-a-thon Packets Sent Home