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Mrs. Binkley's Weekly Memo To Parents - 10/28/18

Dear Harding Parents,
We had another exciting awards event with over 60 students receiving medals and certificates.  It is wonderful to see how motivated students are to read more and more every day.  We are so proud to watch them grow into voracious readers!

Please remind your child to take their STAR test this week very seriously.  Go slow and read every answer carefully before choosing the best one.  They will all be taking a STAR reading and STAR math test.  TK and Kinder students take STAR Early Literacy only.  With these scores, we will be able to check on everyone’s growth since they began school.  

Our friends in TK and K have been needing many reminders to keep their hands and feet to themselves during recess.  Please discuss with your children that rough play is NOT ALLOWED.  This includes play fighting, simulating gun play and games that involve pushing.  

Community Based Literacy at UCSB
Our 4th graders were in AWE walking into the Givertz School of Education at UCSB.  They had a great time at the McEnroe Reading Clinic.  They will be able to go every week that school is in session through the end of the year.  They will get a full college experience!

ALWAYS Check into the Office
Safety is our top priority and it is protocol that all visitors check in and get a visitors pass in the office if they are volunteering or spending time on campus.  In the event of an emergency, we will use this sign-in sheet to account for all people on site.  If you are on site without a visitors pass, you will be asked to go to the office to check in.

Time Changes
November 7, 9, 13,14,15 and 16 will all be 12:00 dismissal.  The 9th is the end of the trimester and also our annual Jog-A-Thon!  Join us!  The other dates in November are Parent/Teacher Conferences.  
Daylight Savings Time ends on November 4.  

Monday, October 29
  • TK - 6 STAR Testing by the end of the week!
  • Parent Leadership Meeting postponed until 10/30
  • 1:45 1st - 6th Jog-A-Thon Assembly
  • 8:45 Cafecito with Rachel, Room 1
Tuesday, October 30
  • 8:45 MALDEF Room 1
  • 8:45 Parent Leadership Team Meeting
Wednesday, October 31
  • Dia de los Muertos displays in the back of the auditorium
  • 8:45 TK Field Trip
  • 1:30 Halloween “party”, music and parade
  • 1:30 Wild Wednesday
  • 1:30 4th Grade to Reading Clinic at UCSB
Thursday, November 1
  • Dia de los Muertos displays
Friday, November 2
  • Dia de los Muertos displays
  • 8:30 - 12:00 Special Olympics at Girsh Park