Spring testing is fast approaching! As you may remember, our California State Test (CAASPP) is now mostly all administered on our Chromebooks. Below is the testing schedule. Please take note of these dates and try to make sure that your child is here at school on time for the entire testing window. All tests will be administered in the morning. For more information about the tests, and to access practice tests that students work on at home, please visit: http://www.caaspp.org/
California Alternative Assessment (SDC Students Grades 3-5): April 24 – June 2
5th Grade California Science Test (CAST) - Test Pilot: May 2 **See information below**
3rd Grade CAASPP: May 8 – May 12
4th Grade CAASPP: May 15 – May 19
5th Grade CAASPP: May 22 – May 26
**Information about the NEW California Science Test (CAST) for 5th grade students**
California’s new state standards for science call for students to think and work like scientists and engineers - asking questions and learning through hands-on investigation and discovery. Working with science teachers, California is developing a new assessment that emphasizes scientific thinking and reasoning. This year, 5th grade students will participate in the tryout of test items for this future assessment. While this tryout will not provide scores for your child, it is an important first step in developing an assessment that will fairly and accurately measure how students are achieving on the new science standards. For additional information about the new science tests click here. To instructions on how to start a practice test with sample questions, click here.
The Arnold staff has been working to update our Mission and Vision statements to better reflect the work that we do now. Our goal was to develop a Mission Statement that we could share with students, families and the community. We are excited to have a new Mission Statement that is short and powerful…so excited in fact that we are going to paint it on the walls! Check it out here:
Dream it! Believe it! Achieve it!
Arnold Elementary is a culturally diverse community of students, educators, and families who work together with the belief that all students can learn and succeed. We are dedicated to developing life-long learners who are critical thinkers, technologically fluent, and able to problem solve through perseverance. Students learn to collaborate and communicate effectively through active practice opportunities. Our school vision is best reflected in the Arnold Pledge:
A ccept all people
R espect yourself and others
N ever give up
O pen the door to opportunity
L earning is the key to success
D ream your future and make it happen
By encouraging students to be respectful, responsible, and safe, we foster a community of fairness and acceptance, and prepare students to be productive citizens now and in the future.
COLLECTIVE COMMITMENTS OF THE ARNOLD ELEMENTARY STAFF
At Arnold Elementary School, student learning is our main objective.
Maintain a positive environment.
Be flexible and open to new ideas.
Be caring and compassionate.
Be collaborative and share in each other’s successes and challenges, strategies and ideas.
Serve our students, our team, and our school in a supportive environment.
Provide a high quality education for every student through:
EARTHQUAKE - no bells (duck, cover, and hold) – then evacuate
FIRE - Continuous 10 second bell, 5 second pause, repeated to evacuate.
SHELTER IN PLACE - 1 long bell, 2 short bells, repeat 3 times. Announcement over the PA system.
Should an emergency or disaster situation ever arise in our area while school is in session, please be assured that our school and school district have prepared and continue to update our emergency plans. However, your cooperation is essential to support your child who may be at school when such an emergency occurs. These are some of the most important things you can do:
If there is a disaster . . .
BEFORE and AFTER-SCHOOL CARE AT ARNOLD ELEMENTARY
For information about the Arnold YMCA Child Care Program, please call the YMCA Child Care Office at 310-325-5885, ext. 7498.
For information regarding the City of Torrance After-School Club, please call the Community Services Department at 310-618-2994 or visit their website at:http://www.ci.torrance.ca.us/Parks/7128.htm
17-21 - Earth Week
17 - 5th Gr Picture
19- Walk to School Day
20 - Kindergarten Round up #2
20 - District STEAM Fair (6:00 pm @ THS)
25 - Kindergarten Round up #3
28 - Multicultural Carnival (4:30 - 7:30)
1-5 - Teacher Appreciation Week
2 - 5th grade State Science Test (Pilot only)
3 - Walk to School Day
8-11 - 3rd Grade State Testing
11 - PTA Board Meeting (6:30)
15-18 - 4th Grade State Testing
18 - Academic Pentathlon (SHS)
19 - Volunteer Breakfast (8:00)
19 - Movie Night (6:30)
22-25 - 5th Grade State Testing
29 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day Holiday