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    Viewlands Elementary: Home of the Orcas, a Title I School

    April 2018 Newsletter from Ms. Klainer

    If you are interested in volunteering please contact Lynette Hoss at viewlandsvolunteers@gmail.com.

    It’s Time to Take the Family Survey:
    Between April 16 – May 18, families of students are invited to give their feedback. You will receive the survey via email (if you have an email in our District database) or mail (for families without email addresses).

    The survey results are used to guide improvements at the school and district level. For more information, including the 2017 Family Survey results, please go to www.seattleschools.org/performance and click on “School Climate Surveys”.

    Our school library computers will be available for survey submission on Tuesday, May 1st 7:30 – 8:00 am and 2:25 – 3:00 pm, Wednesday, May 2nd 7:30 – 8:00 am, as well as at our upcoming Literacy Night on Thursday, April 26 5:00-6:30 pm.
    Thanks--your opinion counts!

    Playground Update:
    During the week of Spring Break (April 9-13), construction of a temporary fence will begin in preparation of installing our original play structure which has been in storage. This play structure will be geared for some of our younger preschool and primary students. Installation will begin when there is a window of time without rain. During installation, a small portion of our field will be off limits. However, students will still be able to use the current play structure and play on the field. Thanks to our families for working hard to keep this project moving!

    Join Ms. Mary K at the International Children’s Friendship Festival:
    Ms. Mary K invites Viewlands students to join her in singing at the International Children’s Friendship Festival Sunday, April 15 at Fisher Pavilion. Call time is 3:00 pm and the performance is from 3:55 – 4:15. Contact Mary K. at mkmcneill@mac.com to rsvp.

    Smarter Balanced Assessment Dates:
    Viewlands Elementary students in Grades 3 through 5 will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment end of April and May. These state assessments are one source of data that the school uses to look at student growth and set instructional goals. Students will be taking an English Language Arts (ELA) and Math assessment. Fifth grade students will also be taking a Science assessment. Your student’s teacher will be sending home the dates for testing. We encourage students to get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast on the days of the assessments. We will provide snacks and breaks. Please contact Ms. Rose or Ms. Klainer if you have questions regarding the assessments.
    Upcoming Dates:
    May 3 Literacy night 6-7 pm
    May 17 Evening of the Arts
    June 15 Field Day
    June 18 Low Tide Field Trip
    June 19 Fifth Grade Promotion 8-9 am

    Have a Safe, Kind and Helpful day!

    In Partnership,
    Amy Klainer, Principal
    Viewlands Elementary