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The East Parent Group has a new Email. If you would like to contact Mrs. Lewis please email: EastElementaryPG@gmail.com. Thank you!
Over the Thanksgiving break Jillian “Jilly” Miller, one of our third graders here at East, became seriously ill and was admitted to St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital Intensive Care Unit in serious condition. The illness was unexpected and has been a shock to her family and friends here at East. The Parent Group, staff and students at East Elementary want to show Jilly that we are thinking about her and pulling for a swift recovery. We have decided to add extra spirit, or “Jilly”, days to the calendar through December in her honor. Jilly is a tough little cowgirl whose favorite color is purple and we are going to use that to show our support.
December 6th – Cowgirl strong day! Wear your western wear (cowboy hats are allowed)
December 13th- is crazy hair day and also wear purple for Jilly day!
December 20th-Cowgirl strong day! Wear your western wear (cowboy hats are allowed)
An account has been set up by friends of Jillian’s family in her name at Idaho Independent Bank if you would like to make a contribution to help with her medical expenses.
Hopefully we can show Jilly that we know she’s a fighter, we support her in this fight, and we can’t wait for her to return to our family at East! Get well soon Jilly!
Donating Phones or Tablets
East is trying to get technology in the hands of our students. If you have a phone or tablet that you are no longer using we would love to have you donate it to our school.
If you have a phone or tablet that you would like to donate to the school and would like to erase all the user data below are two links on how to reset iPhones and Android phones. We can also do this for you if you wish to just donate the phone.
We would appreciate any phones, tablets, or laptops that you would like to donate.
In the 2014-15 school year, Idaho will roll out new assessments in mathematics and English Language Arts that are aligned to the new Idaho Core Standards. These new assessments will be used to gauge how well students are mastering these new, higher academic standards. In high school grades, these assessments will ultimately be used to determine how ready students are for education after high school and the workforce.
These new assessments are the next-generation of assessments and will differ from the previous Idaho Standards Achievement Tests (ISAT) in several ways. Whereas the ISAT only measured student knowledge based on multiple-choice questions, the new test will include different question types – such open-ended response, technology-enhanced items, and performance tasks – to better measure what a student truly knows and is able to do at the end of each grade level. In addition, the new test will adapt to your child’s ability so your local school can better measure how much academic growth your child has demonstrated in a given school year.
While this new test will not be officially administered to all students until spring 2015, all of Idaho’s public schools will be participating in a field test this spring to ensure that the testing process runs smoothly when new tests are administered next year. This means that your child will take the field tests in math and English language arts this spring 2014, instead of taking the ISAT in math, reading, and language usage.
The purpose of the field test is to “test the test” and help prepare schools, teachers, and students for the full implementation of the new assessments in spring 2015. Because this is a field test, similar to a pilot, no scores will be sent home for your child from the field test. However, taking this field test will still greatly benefit your child because he or she will experience the new test a year in advance and become more familiar with the different types of questions.
To see the different types of test questions that will be on the new assessments, go to https://sbacpt.tds.airast.org/student/ and click the “sign-in” button or go to http://sampleitems.smarterbalanced.org/itempreview/sbac/ELA.htm.Please note, if your child is in 5th, 7th, or 10th grade, he or she will still be required to take the statewide ISAT in science this spring.
If you have any questions about the field test of the new assessments aligned to the Idaho Core Standards or the other information provided in this letter, please contact your school principal.
Tim W. McMurtrey