Dear Kellogg Families,
Our start to 2018 has been like no other. As a community we have watched friends, family members, and colleagues be subjected to horrific tragedies that we thought could only happen elsewhere. The acts of kindness are endless as our community continues to seek ways to comprehend and support those most affected. During this time of loss and tragedy, I am proud to be a member of the Goleta Union School District. Our school district has reached out to support those most affected by collaborating with neighboring districts, communicating with law enforcement, health department, fire rescue, and government officials to help keep our students’ and staff members’ best interest in mind in keeping them safe and well taken care of. It is at times like these that I am completely appreciative of our community and what we are able to accomplish in times of need. Thank you to those who helped by providing dinner to our district staff members taking the bus shuttle in as well as those who participated in our Kellogg penny drive. Our children can learn from the acts of kindness we share with those in need as we can hope that they too can grow to be compassionate members of their own communities one day.
Special thanks to Kathy Bohley and Tamara Norton who made this week’s Kellogg Talent Show possible for our students. We had a great night of entertainment. Whew! We have lots of talent here at Kellogg! Finally, our sixth graders are beginning the transition process into junior high with a visit to the Goleta Valley Junior High campus earlier in January.
Beginning in late April following Spring Break, our grade 3-6 students will be taking the Smarter Balance Assessment. Our fifth graders will continue to take a pilot science test based on (Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) although scores will not be available to families nor schools until next year.
cation students will be taking the California Alternate Assessment (CAA) as well. Watch the March newsletter and ParentSquare posts for a schedule of the grade level testing dates. In preparation for the state test, students will have time to learn and review the different tools available as part of the newer test format. All efforts to schedule appointments and family trips should be made to avoid testing dates.
As we move into February, please pay particular attention to the upcoming events: Read-A-Thon Kick-Off Book Swap with drop off of gently used books happening after school on Friday, 2/2, and the actual book swap happening on Monday, February 5th at 1:30 for kindergarteners and 2:50 for grades 1-6 students, Actual Read-A-Thon dates (Feb. 6th-20th), Twin/Multiples Spirit Day (2/23), Kindergarten Orientation for Incoming Kindergarteners (2/22). PTA and staff are already making preparations for our March 2nd Jog-A-Thon are already in motion. Be sure to watch ParentSquare and your child’s Friday Folder for upcoming information on these great Kellogg opportunities.
As always, any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 681-1277.