The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending child hunger a national priority. At Valadez, PRIDE Connection organized a Coin Drive to raise money to stop hunger. Each SOAR class was given a bottle to raise money. To make this more competitive, SOAR classes from each grade level competed to raise the most money. Our Valadez students were able to raise $1,257.10. This will feed up to 12,571 meals. We are so proud of the efforts of our Valadez students and staff.
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Every spring, students in grades three through eight and grade eleven take the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for ELA and mathematics. Results from these assessments are just one piece of information to help teachers, parents/guardians, and students understand how well a student is meeting the grade-level standards.
The Smarter Balanced System includes additional resources to improve teaching and learning. These resources include formative assessment tools and interim assessments. Formative assessment is a process that teachers use every day to check on student understanding. It includes a variety of informal and formal strategies to help both teachers and students assess what students are learning. This information can then be used by both teachers and students to decide what they must do next or differently to help students learn the material they have not learned.
A sample student score report is provided on the CDE’s CAASPP Individual Score Reports Web page at http://www. cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/caaspp15rpttalkpts.asp.
The CDE video Understanding Your Child’s Score Report is posted on the Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=FQi4qlOCrmk. This video describes and explains the 2015 CAASPP Student Score Report.
Click the link above for the Parent Guide to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment
What is Parent University?
The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District values the active role parents take in their child’s education. In order to support this relationship, the District has implemented a parent education program entitled “Parent University.”
We will offer free workshops on various educational topics throughout the school year so parents can become better equipped to support their child’s learning. Research indicates that when schools work together with families to support learning, students perform better in school and throughout life.
Click the link above for more information on Parent University