PTSA MEETING WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
PTSA General Meeting
Wednesday, November 18th
PARENT NIGHT: GRASP THE CAASPP: CALIFORNIA’S NEW ASSESSMENTS & YOUR CHILD
Join 4th District PTA and the Capistrano Unified Council of PTSAs (CUCPTSA) to learn about the new California assessments and where to find additional resources.
- What do the new Smarter Balanced assessments mean for your child’s education?
- What can you learn from your child’s score report?
- How are assessments used to enhance learning?
WHEN: Monday, November 30
TIME: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: CUSD Education Center, Training Rooms 2 & 3
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano
SPEAKER: Celia Jaffe, California State PTA Vice President for Education
Celia has been a school board trustee, classroom teacher, parent volunteer, and PTA leader. Celia serves on the California Department of Education’s Public School Accountability Act Advisory Committee and will be representing California State PTA on the Education Coalition this term.
ACCESSING GRADES ON PARENT PORTAL
1st quarter grades are now posted on the Parent Portal (not to be confused with School Loop). Below you will find instructions on how to access the grades.
The comment in red refers to semester grades at the high school level.
To access your student’s grades through your Parent Portal account, click on the GRADES tab, then click on one of the options in the drop down menu:
GRADES – contains the most recent grades earned
GRADE HISTORY – contains past grades
TRANSCRIPTS – for middle schools, final grades from each quarter are posted
Wednesday, November 18 PTSA Meeting
Monday, November 23 – Friday, November 27 Thanksgiving Holiday Week – No School
Friday, December 4 7th and 8th grade Holiday Dance
DONATE ALBERTSONS STAMPS TO HOME ARTS
NHMS Parents, Home Arts students are collecting your Albertson stamps for needed cutlery supplies. Please collect and send stamps to the front office to help support our Home Arts Program. Thank you for contributing to the program!
COMMUNITY DISCOUNT CARDS HAVE ARRIVED
After much anticipation, our community discount cards have arrived! They will be sold by all students through their English Classes which is the department that benefits from the sales. Every year benefits a different department at our school. PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! The cards are on sale for $10 each and will save you lots of money throughout the year with all of the amazing local discounts! The English class with the highest sales in each grade level will win a pizza party in early November at lunchtime!!!!
UPDATED YMCA NEWS
Teen Leadership: The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is comprised of teens in the YMCA program who want to design a better YMCA that will continue to be the place where teens want to go. The TAB team helps plan events, daily activities, and service learning projects. The group also gives input on monthly snack, supplies, games, and electronic purchases. This is a great opportunity for your student to learn and practice leadership skills.
Clubs: Besides offering quality programming before and after school, we also offer great clubs in the afternoons to get your teens involved. The YMCA Teen Club offers these clubs two to three times a week! We plan on adding new clubs starting in October!
Flexible Schedules: We have multiple enrollment options to best suit your needs. These include before school or afterschool only. We even have a Thursday morning only option for the late start days! The YMCA is open for full days for most school breaks from 7am-6pm!
Financial assistance: Financial assistance is provided to parents/guardians who qualify. Residents of Aliso Viejo may qualify for additional assistance, including free registration!
Teen Club Director
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