Hi parents,

Throughout the year your child will be bringing home various tests and assessments for you to look at and sign. This is one of the ways that you will be able to see how your child is progressing and it will give you the opportunity to provide/seek extra support for your child should they be struggling to understand a concept.

After you have signed the test/assessment, your child will bring it back to school to show me the signature. The signature is letting me know that you have seen the test/assessment and are aware of your child’s understanding of the concept.

Each test/assignment will either have a rubric attached or it will have a number written at the top that represents one of the following comments:

4  EXTENDING: excellent understanding of the concept, able to extend thinking

3  ACHIEVING: good understanding of the concept

2  DEVELOPING: partial understanding of the concept

1  EMERGING: does not yet understand the concept

Student Intake Meetings

Next week there will be Student Intake Meetings at Capitol Hill. This will be a great opportunity for us to meet each other and for you to provide me with any information that you think might help me to get to know your child better.

Meetings are in 15-minute time slots and are during the following times:

Tuesday, September 18, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Thursday, September 20 3:00pm – 6:00pm

You will be able to sign up for a meeting time by going to: and logging in using the username and password that you created last year. Registration will open Friday, September 14 at noon.

Class Newsletter

Parents, please use the form at the top, right of this page to subscribe to our class newsletter.

Please sign up at least one parent, but you’re welcome to sign up both parents or other members of your family (like a grandparent, step parent, etc.) who you think should stay in the loop on activities in our class.

After you subscribe, you will receive an e-mail; please click on the link in the e-mail to confirm your subscription.