If you feel your child may have exceptional academic abilities, please read the following message from Ms. Boettger and Ms. Maughon:
Gifted and Talented Identification
Each year, schools in St. Vrain Valley School District complete a process to identify students who demonstrate exceptional ability or performance in one or more academic areas. This means they may qualify for Gifted/Talented educational services. These students usually perform at least two years above grade level in their strength area(s) and require additional academic challenges in order to support their continued educational growth and progress. In addition, they usually demonstrate characteristics of unique creativity and high motivation in their strength areas.
The search for gifted/talented students begins with an opportunity for parents and/or teachers to refer students for review. Once referrals are received, a team of educators evaluate student state testing data, standardized test scores, rating scales and other school data to determine which assessments are needed in order to build the body of evidence and meet Board of Education approved criteria for identification.
If you believe that your child is demonstrating cognitive skills or academic/performance achievement above grade level peers, please pick up a nomination form from the CVA receptionist. Fill it out completely and return it back to the receptionist by Friday September 20.
Please contact ms. Boettger or Ms. Maughon
Conference sign-ups and Eco week permission slips have both gone out. Please be on the lookout for them.
Our upcoming learning:
Math: we will be increasing our multiplication and division skills.
Novel: We will continue on in "Don Quixote".
LA: We will be talking about homophones, editing our writing, and continue with some reading comprehension practice.
Social Studies: This week we will be focusing on the Incan Empire.
Science: We will have a Classification unit test on Tuesday and then move into our unit on cells.
9/18--Robotics Club Parent meeting, 5:15-6:00pm, in the library.
9/20--Free dress Friday.
9/21--Miner's Day parade (10:00am) and 5th grade pie eating contest (12:30pm)
10/1,10/3--Parent teacher conferences 4:00pm-8:00pm each day.
10/7--No School PD
Have a great weekend and go Broncos!