Welcome To Pine Hill School
The class of the week is Mrs. Taylor's class, for being safe, respectful and responsible in the computer lab.
This is Mrs. Bergenskes class-Panda PBIS winners of the week. They are safe, respectful and responsible.
ME ON A MAP- Julie Hagemann's 1st grade class at Pine Hill Elementary School has been studying geography of our local community and world. The first graders brainstormed the different buildings that make up our local community, and then each student chose a building to construct as homework with their families. The construction of their neighborhood plan began. Placement of each part of the community sparked deep discussion. The first graders brainstormed the different buildings that make up our local community (hospital, school, library, movie theater, food bank, etc.). The first step in the process was to be “city planners” and plan our neighborhood on a 2-dimensional map. . After making a well thought map, the students constructed a three-dimensional floor map, placing their buildings and houses they had built. Then they divided into teams and built roads, trees, bushes, flowers, ponds, stop signs, stop lights, street signs and a city sign. All students participated in putting together our town. This project was planned to meet the first grade common core standards 1.22 “Students may construct a three-dimensional floor map of their immediate region…comparing the floor map to a picture map of this same region…” Thank you to all the parent volunteers who shared about their careers and what contributions their profession makes to our community. We were fortunate enough to have a UPS delivery person, HSU professor, contractor, PG&E professional, hair stylist, a mom, a nurse, a bail bond agent, a loan officer, and a wood splitter as part of our classroom, family.
When dropping off and picking up students, please be safe in our parking lot. Please DO NOT stop in the drive through lane to drop off students. If no parking spots are available on the left or in the drop off lane, please park on the street or come back around. Stopping in the drive through lane is dangerous for our students. It can back up the parking lot, often all the way onto the street. Please do not leave your car unattended in the drop off lane.
Another reminder, school does not open until 7:30 am. For safety reasons, please do not drop off students before that time as there is no supervision. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Mark your calendars! The next PTO meeting will be on Thursday, February 27th at 6:15 in the South Bay Library. This is a very important meeting as we will begin Carnival planning and Pancake Breakfast planning. Please come and see how you can help. Free pizza and babysitting is always provided. See you then!
Assembly Bill 484 and California’s New Assessment System
Assembly Bill 484, signed into law on October 2, 2013, established a new assessment system for California’s students. The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress(CAASPP) replaces the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The major change is that CST testing will cease this year in most subject areas and we will be administering a field test of the Smarter Balanced assessments (SBAC). Here are a few key changes:
- All 3-8 grade students (2nd Grade will no longer be tested.)
- Small sample 9th and 10th grade students
- Large sample 11th grade students
- take a sampling of BOTH ELA and Math SBAC tests, plus one performance task (3.5 hrs total)
All Smarter Balanced field tests will be administered on-line. There will be no paper and pencil Smarter Balanced exams. Fifth and eighth grade students will be taking the CST science paper and pencil test however.
Student scores for the SBAC will not be reported this year. The field test is only to determine the validity of the test and give students and schools the opportunity to become familiar with the tests. Please see the California Department of Education website for more information.
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- Prepare today's students to succeed in tomorrow's world by doing the following:
- Provide a safe and nurturing school environment
- Instill the basic skills necessary to prepare students for secondary education
- Instill in students a sense of global awareness and civic responsibility
- Instill in students problem solving skill in a technological world and a desire to become lifelong learners.