August 2013 Announcement: Welcome Back to School!!
We hope you had a had a great summer and are ready to be back at school. Our year is starting off with a few changes from last year, and our summer construction is still in progress. We have adopted a new Language Arts curriculum that is completely aligned to the new Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. This new curriculum, called Wonders, is technology based so your students will be learning how to access this curriculum through Ipads and other technology this year. Our goal is to be completely free of hard copy Language Arts curriculum in the next few years. To reach this goal we will learning together how it all works and getting used to it a little at a time. Our 7th grade teachers and students are leading the way by going completely Technology based, but the rest of us will implement slowly over the course of the next year or so.
For parents this means more access to student work from any web enabled device, an the end to the excuse, "I left my book at school". For students it means never having to rely on printed material that often has mistakes and errors in it, and is often outdated before the books are even published.
Please plan on using our Valet service for student drop off in the mornings. Just simply enter the circle and pull up to the curb as far forward as the traffic will allow. A Valet attendant will come to your car, open the door and help your child or children out. You can then simply pull out and be on your way.
If your child was a student in grades 2 - 6 last year at Cinnabar, you should have received STAR Testing report by now. Our students did very well with nearly all moving up or meeting the proficient or advanced levels. If you did not get your student's testing report, please contact Ms. Leon in the office so she can get you a copy of it.
As always we are here to answer any questions or help you however we can. If you even need assistance or have questions, please feel free to drop by or give us a call or email. Thanks for being part of our Cinnabar family and doing all that you do to Make Cinnabar great.