Rainier View Elementary K-5 Track Team starts March 9th

What: All RVW K-5 students free track program
When: Mondays 2:40-3:50pm (Starting Monday, 3/16/15)
Where: Rainier View Elementary
Registration requirement due March 5th: Fill out and and return Elementary Track/Intramural permission and medical forms and return to the office.

Questions contact Mr. Compton (253) 945-3727.
Activity bus available for all current bus riders.  All other students will need to be picked up after practice.  Volunteers are always welcome, please talk to Mr. Compton or Ms. P-B.

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Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) starts March 31st

This new state assessment will test students on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Students will complete the assessment online in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Math).

The ELA assessment will test students in reading, writing, listening, and research skills. The math assessment will test students in reasoning, accuracy, their ability to model their thinking, and support their answer. The assessments include a computer-adaptive section, a classroom activity, and a performance task.

Students must complete the assessments in this order, so missing an assessment day will likely have a negative effect on your child’s performance.

As parents you play a key role in encouraging your child to do their best on these assessments. Your child will do well if they do their best and take their time. During these times it is important your child:
• Gets a good night’s rest
• Has a hearty breakfast that will provide energy and alertness
• Is present and on-time to school; try not to schedule any appointments that would take students out of school during testing times
• Does their best work

The 3rd graders start testing first.  Thrid grade testing dates are:

• March 31, April 1, & April 2 for the ELA Assessments
• April 29 & April 30 for the Math Assessments

Rainier View SBAC and MSP Testing Schedule 3rd-5th

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Read-A-Thon March 16th to March 27th

bkstkaltEach book that a child reads, or has read to them, counts for the two weeks of the read-a-thon! For each book the student reads (or listens to), he/she writes the title on their log. The books must be on the reading log for the book to be counted. Students collect pledges for the books that they read or a flat amount for participating.

For more information open up the Read-a-thon-flyer and record sheet.pdf.

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Jump Rope For Heart

The 18th year of Jump Rope For Heart has started at Rainier View.                    Students have been working on their jump rope skills in Health & Fitness class, and on April 3rd will demonstrate their achievements during our annual jump rope for heart event in Health & Fitness.

Parents and students are now raising money for the American Heart Association.  Parents can register online to collect donation with email contacts and their own webpage at heart.org/jump  It is fast, easy, and maybe the best way to collect donations.  Your 1st $5 donation gets you a thank you gift duck and a lanyard.

All donations are due to the office by Friday morning April 3rd.

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Battle of the Books

The Rainier View B.O.B. is scheduled for April 14th in our gym at 1:00pm.  The District.  B.O.B. is scheduled for April 23rd at Todd Beamer High School at 6:30pm.

 Battle of the Books list 2015

In order to compete, students must be in third through fifth grade and read and understand the books listed. Students must know these stories well enough to answer many questions about the books. Questions asked revolve around characters, plot, setting, and even information about the authors.

Our copies of the books for the competition are already flying off the library shelves! Information including rules, book lists and dates of the competitions is posted in the library near the rounder holding the Battle Books.  Please stop by to check it out!

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Welcome Pam Whitted our new 2nd grade teacher

Our new second grade teacher, Ms. Pam Whitted, was born in Chicago, Illinois but moved to Washington State from California in January 2013 to be closer to her daughter. She has two grown children. Her son, Ryan, is completing a fellowship as a Retina Specialist at the University of Kentucky Medical School in Lexington. Her daughter, Shannon, works for Johnson and Johnson as a Pharmaceutical Representative and, as of August 2014, lives in Columbia, South Carolina.

Ms. Whitted has a wide variety of experiences in education. She has taught all subjects to all students in a small one-room (grades 1-8) school and grades 1-4 in a two-room school. She worked as a resource teacher and an administrator for ten years at a large, urban school district in Northern California. Prior to moving to Washington, Ms. Whitted worked as a Learning Coordinator and assisted with implementing State English Language Learner protocols in a small rural district in Central California.

Ms. Whitted lives happily in University Place, Washington with her 15 year-old cat, Sunshine. She thoroughly enjoys working with the students and staff at Rainier View Elementary School and looks forward to exploring the beautiful resources of her new state for many years to come.

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Welcome new Students and Families to RVW

school_backbusPark 16 elementary school students are joining the Rainier View Family starting this February.  To learn more please read the Park 16 letter.

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Elementary School Parents Make the Difference

The four page parent’s newsletters provide information on topics to improve their child’s success at school.  The calendars give suggestions of what families can do together each day.  Both items are provided in English and Spanish.

Parents Make The Difference      English   Spanish PMD Activity Calendar   English   Spanish
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Internet available for $9.99 for familes that qualify.

Information about Internet service for $9.99 available in the RVW office

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