Week of April 16, 2012
Dear COES Families,
We have another fun-filled week ahead of us!
First, there will be special 30-minute Scooby-Doo episode showing in the Multi-Use Room this Monday morning, April 16th, from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
For a $2 per student donation, students will start the day with everyone’s favorite cartoon dog! Hot Chocolate will be served for added enjoyment.
The event will be supervised and students will proceed to morning line-up after the show.
Donations from this event will go towards the purchase of an iPad, which will be auctioned off at the Spring Arts Festival on May 19th.
After school every day this week, stop by the library to shop at the Scholastic Book Fair. Your favorite titles will be available for sale.
A portion of total sales will be refunded back to our school in the form of Scholastic books for our library.
Thank you for supporting our Spring Book Fair!
On Thursday, April 19th, the Napa County Humane Society will present a puppet show for our K-3 students. The times are as follows:
Grades 2-3: 9:15 – 9:50
Kindergarten – 1st grade: 10:25 – 11:00 a.m.
To learn more about this presentation, visit the Humane Society’s website by clicking here.
This Friday afternoon, 5th grade students will take their class panoramic photo in front of the Mighty Oak.
Please ensure your 5th grader is present for this memorable photo.
STAR testing begins next Tuesday, April 24th and runs through Friday, May 4th. Make-ups will take place the following week.
During the testing window, all student in grades 2-5 are encouraged to come to school well-rested and having had a well-balanced breakfast.
While student performance on this test is not reflected on report cards, all students will receive individual scores in the mail this summer showing how well they performed in Language Arts and Math.
We encourage all students to give their BEST effort on these tests!
4th grade students took the STAR writing test last month, and 5th grade students will be tested in Science in addition to Language Arts and Math.
Students’ scores are formulated into our school’s Academic Performance Index (A.P.I.). Our current A.P.I. is 859, and we hope to surpass that score this year.
The California Department of Education deems a school with an A.P.I. of 800 or higher to be a school in good standing.
To examine our A.P.I. scores in detail, visit the CDE website which contains a breakdown of last spring’s scores.
Have a great week!