Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. I have attached the Thanksgiving Address here in case you want to print up and join in the recitation with Mrs. Tull's and Mrs. Detterich's class.Uploaded Nov 20, 2020
A message from MONTEREY HILLS SCHOOL
Dear MHS Families,
Over the next two weeks (November 9 - November 20) you’ll be participating in our very first MHS Virtual Parent-Teacher Conference. This is an opportunity to discover how your child is progressing so far this year and what her/his/their goals are for the next trimester. Please come prepared to share your child’s experience in distance learning; any questions you might have; and any concerns that have arisen about your child’s progress. If you haven’t signed up for your conference, please look for an email from your child’s teacher which will contain directions on how to sign-up for a conference time that works best for you.
On Monday, November 9 at 9:00AM you’ll have access to your child's 1st trimester report card via the Aeries Portal. Please click on the "Grades" tab and then on "Standards Based Report Cards." You will be able to access the current report card for review and printing.
South Pasadena’s Elementary Progress Report is standards-based. The purpose of this report is to inform parents/guardians about her/his/their child’s progress towards achieving South Pasadena Unified School District standards and to guide growth. SPUSD standards are the California Content Standards, including the CCSS for ELA and Mathematics. The students in 1st - 5th grade are scored on a four-point rubric, TK and K are scored on a three-point rubric.
A standards-based report card assesses a student’s performance on the content (academic) standards within the student’s particular grade level. Therefore, each grade level progress report contains different standards. Please know that many of the standards are taught throughout the year so it’s not unusual for a student to receive a ‘2’ during the first trimester. You can find more information on grade level standards on the South Pasadena Unified School District website: Grade Level Standards. If you scroll down the page, you will find a great resource: Parent’s Guide to Student Success Published by National PTA, clear, concise and tips included!!
This process, of assigning grades during a pandemic, has certainly been complex. Some grade levels asked that I share additional information on how they came to complete the report cards. (You will receive this in a separate email.) You will note that there is a statement on every report card under comments: Trimester 1's grades reflect achievement and effort during distance learning. This statement was added to acknowledge that this time is completely unique. You may also note that there are a
We continue this week learning about winter celebrations. Today you will hear about Diwalli, Bodhi Day, Hanukkah, the making of Parols and Christmas celebrations. Please enjoy!Uploaded Dec 18, 2020
Happy Holidays!! No better way to get into the spirit of things then to watch this weeks MHS Virtual Assembly!
Wishing all of us, a safe, joyous and love-filled holiday break!!
Join us as we share various traditions for the upcoming Holidays this month. Today we focus on Hanukkah. Hanukkah 2020 will begin in the evening of Thursday, December 10 and ends in the evening of Friday, December 18. Mrs. Landau will share how she makes her Latkes and Ms. Blum will read a story about Hanukkah. Enjoy!Uploaded Dec 04, 2020