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Falcon Weekly News - Week of March 2nd

Hello Falcon Families -

Monday our school starts Pennies for Patients and joins 29,000 schools nationwide in the fight against blood cancer.  For two weeks, we will help people who are sick with blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.  All you have to do is collect coins and other donations, put them in your classroom’s collection box, and encourage friends and family to donate.  Make a change, donate to Pennies for Patients.

Our Spring ASB chocolate and popcorn fundraiser is underway. Your student should have received a packet on Tuesday. This fundraiser will support the end of the year field trips and the 8th grade promotion party and breakfast.

The first turn in will be on Tuesday, March 3rd and the final day is on Tuesday, March 10th.  Please take the forms, to family, friends, and co-workers to support end of the year activities.

Attention all students interested in soccer, pick up a permission slip and grade check form,  Wednesday during lunch.  Tryouts are on the FOLLOWING Monday and Tuesday, March 9th and 10th from 2:45 – 4:15 p.m. on the Field.

Minimum requirements to participate are:  GPA of 2.0 or above and no F’s.  Students must bring the permission slip with copy of progress report form signed by each teacher and a parent to try out.

The Falcons Basketball Teams will be playing two home games this week.  On Tuesday, they will face the Hoover Hawks and on Thursday they will play the Cobras.  Games will be at 5pm and 6:15pm.

Congrats to the Boys Flag Football team for finishing the regular season undefeated.  They will play for the championship against Willow Glen on Saturday, March 7th at Spartan Stadium at 1pm.

We would like your opinion!

Parents, we want to hear from you! As part of SJUSD’s commitment to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st Century education, the school district encourages your opinion about our schools and your child’s education experience. You can provide your input by filling out the survey that should have arrived at your home the last week of February.
You can also fill out the survey online. To take the survey online, please visit: and enter the following password: parentsurvey2015. Please fill out this survey for your youngest student that attends San José Unified.
If you complete a paper survey, please return it by mail using the postage-paid envelope that we’ve provided to you. Please complete the online or paper version of the survey by Friday, March 16th. Your participation is anonymous and your individual answers will not be shared. We value your opinion and encourage you to participate.

¡Deseamos saber su opinión!

Padres: ¡Deseamos saber su opinión! Como parte del compromiso de nuestro Distrito SJUSD por eliminar la desigualdad de oportunidades e impartir a todos los estudiantes la mejor educación, a la altura del siglo XXI, deseamos saber su opinión acerca de nuestras escuelas y la experiencia educativa de sus hijos.  Compártanos sus ideas contestando la encuesta que debió haber llegado a sus hogares durante la última semana de febrero.
También pueden contestar esta encuesta por Internet. Para contestarla por Internet, por favor visite el sitio: y escriba la contraseña: parentsurvey2015.  Por favor conteste esta encuesta pensando en su hijo o hija más pequeño que asiste a una escuela de SJUSD.
Si decide contestar la encuesta impresa en papel, por favor devuélvala por correo postal usando el sobre incluido con porte pagado.  Por favor conteste la encuesta ya sea por Internet o impresa en papel a más tardar el viernes, 13 de marzo.  Su participación en anónima y sus respuestas individuales no se compartirán públicamente. Valoramos su opinión y los alentamos para que participen.

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Curriculum: Common Core Standards 2014-2015

Below are sites that can assist parents and students in understanding and preparing for the upcoming shift to Common Core Standards.  These links outline what is Common Core, the rationale for a National Common Core Standard, the shifts in thinking these changes will require from educators, parents, and students, and the substantially different manner in which students will be assessed in 2014-15.  The district team of Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a team of classroom teachers, has been meeting, reviewing the standards, and creating units to prepare SJUSD for this change.  As well, the team of teachers have been piloting these units in preparation for next year’s rollout of Common Core. We are excited about the change to curriculum that fosters greater analysis and critical thinking to assist our students in preparing for their future in the 21st century.

This is the link from the state in regards to our ELA standards K-12 and as well as history and science ELA literacy.

California Common Core Standard

Link with more information about assessment and what they could look like when implemented in 2014-15

The Common Core Math Standards.pdf

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