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Welcome and thank you for visiting our new site. The Strandwood PTA is a group of active parents and teachers who work together, with support from our school and community, to sponsor and manage over 50 special programs and events. We are dedicated to improving and enriching the educational experience of every student here at Strandwood Elementary.
Important Message From Principal Scripter
As many of you know, our third-fifth grade students will begin state testing on May 2nd. We do encourage you to discuss the CAASPP at home. Please remind nervous test takers that our new assessments are adaptive and the questions get harder when you do better. Feeling challenged is a good sign! Also, please note that current research tells us that most students actually DO WORSE ON THE TEST when reminded to, “Try your best!” This decline in scores seems to be related to fear-based conclusions people tend to draw (E.g., “Maybe this test will show that I’m not smart.”) Instead, please remind students that the CAASPP is used state-wide to refine our Core Standards and help us cultivate our pedagogies. It does not determine how smart or capable students are or measure an individual’s potential. Feel free to stop by my office or visit www.CAASPP.org for more information.
Thank you, Cheri Scripter, Principal
WHAT's Going on around campus?
CAASPP Testing Starts Soon:
CAASPP (Grade 3-8) May 2 - June 10, 2016
Science Test April 15 -May 19, 2016
SPRING After School Enrichment classes are underway- Enroll now!
Thanks to our PTA, our school has a beautiful new electronic marquee. Look up for the latest school info!
- Use (and bookmark) our Amazon link -just by clicking it and shopping as you normally would, you can earn money for Strandwood every time you make a purchase - so easy. Check out our Shop for Strandwood page to see all the easy ways you can help Strandwood just by shopping.
You can join the PTA online.
- There are so many ways to volunteer and get involved - find out: Go here
Coming up soon
the roadrunner newsletter
This weekly newsletter provides parents with important announcements, articles from the Principal and PTA President and information about Strandwood’s staff, students and community. The Roadrunner will also provide links to important flyers and new items on the school website. The Roadrunner will be sent to everyone in the Email Club on Monday mornings.
The Email Blast will be sent when needed (usually Thursdays) to cover any recent news, events or reminders. The Email Blast is more condensed then the Roadrunner and usually won’t contain any articles or in depth stories.
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