Please take a few minutes tocomplete the following survey regarding homework from the district. Below is yhe districts message. The students will also be taking this survey in thecomputer lab at school.
As a follow up the work that the Curriculum Council did two
years ago that resulted in a new Board Policy on homework, we wanted to
survey our teachers, students, and parents, to determine the impact of the
school homework plans and to assess current perceptions related to homework in
IUSD. Included in this email are links to homework surveys that we
would like you to send out to your staff and to your community. Each
survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete, and we ask that you
encourage your teachers, parents, and students to take the survey by Friday,
It is hard to believe that the end of the year is quickly
approaching! Our class recently earned their 3rd whole class reward
celebration for their on time and ready behavior, the whole class having
homework completed, and when they earned whole class compliments. They voted on
a pizza party and they all enjoyed their time together last week. They are
already motivated to earn another party, especially when I told them I have
never had a class earn 4 whole class rewards in a year. Please celebrate
their hard work and success with them! With this being a busy time of year, I wanted to give you a few important updates about
1. CSTTesting- May 6th- May 17th
Fifth graders will take the California State Tests in
Language Arts, Science, and Math. The science test is based on 4th
grade and 5th grade science topics. We have begun preparing students
for these assessments at school. During the two weeks of testing, it is very
important for students to arrive at school “on time and ready” every day.
Please ensure that your child gets good night’s rest and eats a hearty breakfast
on those days. Below are a few recommended websites if you are looking for ways
to review with your child at home. As a reminder parent volunteers cannot be on campus
before lunch time every day during the weeks of May 6th – May 10th
and May 13th – May 17th. If you would still like to
volunteer during this time and can come in the afternoon please let me know, if
not please don’t worry we will resume our regular volunteer schedule the week
of May 20th. Thank you for your continue support this year.
Language Arts Review:
http://www.cde.ca.gov/Ta/tg/sr/css05rtq.asp (Ca state release questions) and the students
have their reading journals to review all concepts taught this year.
(Ca state release questions, http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmcam/prep/prep_5.html
(Houghton Mifflin Review) and the students have their math journals to review
all concepts taught this year. If you child would benefit from reviewing their
Volume 1 student activity book and/or Homework book, they can check these out
from their teachers (they must be returned)
Science Review : http://www.cde.ca.gov/Ta/tg/sr/css05rtq.asp
(Ca state release questions) and the 4th and 5th grade
science text books are available online for students to review if desired
(below are the directions to access the text books).
SCIENCE Text Books Online:
1. Go to the following website:
2. For 4th Grade, the User Name is casci04.
For 5th Grade, the User Name is casci05
3. The password for both grades is redwood.
4. On the left, click on the icon that is 3rd from the top (word
document with a ribbon on it).
5. On the left, click on the Plus Sign in front of Table of
6. Select the Unit you want to view. Click the plus sign in front
ofat unit. Then click the plus sign in front of the chapter
you want to view. Click the lesson or activity you want to view.
7. You can also click on Page Navigator on the left of the
screen. Then, you can select an exact page number that you would
like to view.
2. States andCapitals
As part of our fifth grade standards, students will be
learning the location and capital of each of our 50 states. Each week students
will learn and be quizzed on one of the four U.S. regions. Students will be
given a final test including all 50 states and capitals at the end of the unit.
The assessment schedule is listed below:
· Week of 4/29 - 5/3: Western Region
· Week of 5/6 - 5/10: Midwest Regio
· Week of 5/13 - 5/17: Northwest Regio
· Week of 5/20 - 5/23: Southern Region
· Week of 5/29 - 6/4:
50 States & Capitals Test
Below are a few friendly links to online games and apps
available for the students to use to study. Students can also study with the
handout we give them in class and flash cards (if you have them at home).
For your computer if you go to:
2. Student Resources (left hand side)
3. Social Studies
4. 50 State and Capitals – there are 8 online
activities your students can do at home (they also use these programs at school
when time permits)
Stack the States
Learn the States and Capitals
Thank you for your continued support! Please let me know if
you have any questions. Have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you for your support over the past month. We have had many classroom activities this past month and a few more coming before Spring Break. Thank you for all of your donations from Back To School Night, the class greatly appreciates your support of the different items donated. Thank you for your support with the Jog-A-Thon! Our class had a personal goal (they voted for) to get $500 donated for our school. To their surprise the class really did a great job and earned over $2,000!!! Way to go students and families the money raised supports Meadow Park. Our class also finished the California State Physical Fitness testing and everyone did a great job! The Mother Daughter Tea was a wonderful evening for the girls and their families. Lastly, our wonderful student teacher Miss Kim has finished her placement with our class. We enjoyed lunch as a class last week where we gave her our best wishes, shared fun stories, asked her any last questions we had, and told her thank you. She is not going far as her new placement is with Ms. Kambak in 2nd grade! Now onto our fun week before Spring Break.
Water Festival Field Trip @ UCI - Thursday, 2/27 from 8:30-2:00
- Students need to arrive at the normal school time 8:10. The bus will leave at 8:30 and will return at 2:00 PM. Students will be dismissed at our normal time of 2:39.
-Please wear Meadow Park spirit wear clothing or Meadow Park Jog-A-Thon shirt, comfortable pants/shorts, and tennis shoes. Students need to be prepared for walking all day (dress in layers as the mornings have been colder than the afternoons).
-Bring a backpack that the student will be wearing all day (no rolling backpacks)
-Bring a sack lunch
-Bring a clean and empty water bottle or can for the recycling activity (I will collect these in the morning and carry them to the field trip)
Tuesday, 3/26 - Theme 4 Spelling and Grammar Test (study guide given last week)
Friday, 3/29 - Minimum Day - Students out at 1:00PM and Guy Stuff forms are due. (Guy stuff event is Tuesday, April 16th)
Spring Break - No School - April 1st - 5th - Enjoy your family time!
Thank you for your continued support!
MeadowPark Student Enrollment Survey 2013/2014
Please complete this survey byFriday, February 22, 2013.
This survey will be coming to you electronically via email with detailed instructions.
The survey is to be completed foreachcurrent K-5thgrade Meadow Park Student. Any questions, please contact Debbie or Martha in the front office at 949.936.5900. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.