Strandwood Roadrunners Celebrate Earth Day!
Welcome and thank you for visiting our 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.
Message from the principal:
As many of you know, our third-fifth grade students will begin state testing on May 1st. We do encourage you to discuss the CAASPP at home. Please remind nervous test takers that these 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 Common 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.
Cheri Scripter, Principal
Here's the lowdown on what's Going on around campus:
Congratulations, Strandwood! We have been selected two years in a row for the 2016 and 2017 Best of Pleasant Hill Awards for Elementary School. Thank you for being awesome!
- Strandwood recognized as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School! For more on this special award go HERE
Spring After School Enrichment classes are in full swing. Go HERE for more info
- Earn money for Strandwood while you shop! Check out our Shop for Strandwood page to see all the ways you can help Strandwood just by shopping.
- Plan on volunteering in the classroom, field trip or school event? You must be Finger-Printed and TB-Tested, on file with MDUSD to do so. Go here for finger-print request form. 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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