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Spring Break is here!

No School April 6 - 10

Our school office and the NUSD Education Center will be closed. School resumes April 13.


NWEA MAP Assessments

We have a few grade levels who are still testing this week and some students who need to complete assessments due to absences. All testing for NWEA must be completed this week.

Kindergarten tests this Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14 - 15.

1st grade tests this Thursday and Friday, April 16 - 17.

Please be sure your child is on time, well rested and has a healthy snack so that he or she can do his or her best! Thank you!

For more information about the NWEA Assessments, please visit:

https://www.nwea.org/assessments/resources-for-parents/

https://www.nwea.org/content/uploads/2014/10/Standard-RIT-Reference-Brochure-Digital.pdf


CAASPP Assessments

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress testing will begin April 20th across Natomas Unified School District. English Language Arts and math assessments will be taken on the Chromebooks, just as for the NWEA Assessments. Students will also complete a Performance Task. 5th grade students will also take the California Standardized Test for Science on paper. Below are the scheduled dates for assessments by grade level:

3rd grade: April 20, 21, 27 and 28.

4th grade: May 4, May 5, 11, 12

5th grade: April 21, 22, 23, 29, 30

6th grade: May 6, 7, 13, 14

Make-ups will be scheduled on Fridays. Due to the majority of assessments being on the Chromebooks, please schedule appointments on dates your child will not be testing or schedule them after school. Thank you!

For more information about the CAASPP, please visit:

http://caaspp.org/

For practice tests, click on the link below. You do not need any information to access the practice tests. They include sample released questions and will not give you answers, but can help familiarize children with the format of the assessments.

http://caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html


Natomas Park Open House & Art Show!

Our Open House and Art Show will be Thursday, April 23, 2015, from 6 - 7:30PM. Please join us to celebrate your child's learning, progress and hard work this year! Visit the Art Show in the multi-purpose room and help support our Art Docent Program by purchasing your child's artwork. In addition, please visit our Scholastic Book Fair in the library all week April 20 - 24. The library will be open until 6PM so families can make purchases before Open House.


Talent Show

Each week our students in the Talent Show have been practicing their acts on the stage! We are very excited to highlight our talented students at Natomas Park! Classes and the family of the performers are invited to join us for either morning show (same show each time),

Wednesday, April 22

8:10AM - 9:10AM (Primary, 1st through 3rd grades)

or

9:25AM - 10:25AM (Intermediate, 4th - 6th grades)


It’s Duck Pluck Season!

Tickets are available at our school now for the 6th Annual Duck Pluck Festival Raffle, with a top prize of up to $10,000. Tickets are $100 apiece or families can sign up at school to split the cost. No more than 600 tickets will be sold, which increases your chance of winning. Please support the Duck Pluck Festival, a fun-filled community event that raises money for student scholarships and school academic, arts and sports programs. Each raffle ticket sold brings money right back to our school's Student Council! This year’s festival will feature a Fun Run, music, dance, arts, and more than 90 booths, including food vendors and carnival games. Admission is free. So mark the date:

Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Inderkum High School sports fields.

Hope to see you there!

2015 - 2016 NUSD Middle School Options

Please review the following forms for your 5th/6th Grade students' options for middle school in 2015-2016.  For more information, or if you have questions, please visit our middle school options website.

 

2015 - 2016 NUSD Middle School Transportation Information

Please visit the Transportation Website by clicking this link for more information about bus pass information for middle school students for next year: http://natomasunified.org/departments/maintenance-operations/transportation/bus-pass-basics/

 


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