|  Thursday, May 26, 2016

Our mission is to provide students with
personalized learning and to support parental
choice in education.

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Upcoming Events & Workshops

Smarter Balanced Testing
Starts on Monday, April 11th
10th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, May 20th | 5pm-7pm

Don't miss any events / workshops.

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Students Who Take the Practice Test Will Be Prepared to Do Well!
Testing begins April 11th, 2016
Schedules for your student should be arriving via mail soon. It is important for our school to improve scores each year, so please talk to your student about the importance of doing their best. Because the assessment is online and requires a lot of keyboarding skills, typing CDs are available for free at the front desk.

We are beginning to prepare for our spring assessment, Smarter Balanced! The Smarter Balanced tests will be taken on a computer. The Practice Tests provide a good idea of what the test is like. The Practice Tests are available for everyone to use and are on our website. There is a Practice Test for each of grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 in both English–language arts and math. Each Practice Test has about 30 questions, as well as an answer key.

In addition, we also have K-6 workbooks (math only) here at the office. If you would like to practice using one of these books, then please tell your CT and she/he will provide you with one.

I encourage you to explore the Practice Tests with your child and discuss practice test items with each other. If you your student will be completing a Practice Test, then we would also like your child to complete a Practice Test Worksheet while completing the test. Your CT has copies of this Practice Test Worksheet. After completing the Worksheet, please give it to your teacher, and they will turn it in for a prize for your student!!

Your child will be able to use the Practice Tests on our school computers or at home!

Thank You,
Debbie Lammers
School Coordinator

Literature Corner
Quotes selected by students and staff

The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.
-Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods
That boy is flat!
-Jeff Brown, Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.
-Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird
Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?
-L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
-Robert Frost
Is imagination dependent on experience or is experience influenced by imagination?
-Anita Shreve, December Wedding
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
-W.B. Yeats
The stars seemed to be dancing up there, to be swirling around in grand and complicated patterns.
-Salman Rushdie, Luka and the Fire of Life
Study, Create,
and Explore

New adventures await at Alder Grove Charter School.
Looking for educational programs online?

Here are a few of the links we like.
Be Fit, Have Fun!

5th, 7th & 9th
Physical Fitness Testing.
We are accredited through WASC
(Western Association of Schools and Colleges)