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An After School program for Middle Schoolers. Pleasant Grove Students can spend their afternoons having fun with their friends without having to leave campus. Click here for more information or call 530-295-2298
~~Track Practice BEGINS Coaches: Riley and Gouveia
Sports Season Start Dates 2013-2014
Thanks to everyone who continually supports our students and school! As we announced previously, there are MANY ways you can help raise funds for your school with little to no effort.
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Mobile Dental Program: If your child is enrolled in Medi-Cal and you would like to make an appointment, please call (530) 626-8626.
If your child does not have dental insurance, for assistance, please call 1-800-388-8690.
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Pleasant Grove Middle School Named a 2013 California Distinguished School!
Congratulations to all of our students, staff, and families on this outstanding achievement!
Dear Puma Family, Springtime is just around the corner, which means among other things, children across the state of California will be participating in statewide standardized testing. As you may have heard, the old California Standards Test (CST) is being phased out and will be replaced by a new test, designed to more accurately assess the Common Core State Standards. This test, known as the Smarter Balanced Assessment, is significantly different from the tests that your children have taken in previous years.
No longer will students be expected to merely bubble in a correct answer on a multiple-choice test. Instead, this new assessment will require that students, using computers, demonstrate understanding and proficiency through typed explanations and the manipulation of electronic tools. This form of assessment mirrors the importance that we place on critical thinking skills and proficient use of technology, and I believe that the results of assessments like this will give us a much deeper understanding of each student’s academic strengths.
Given the significant differences in the testing format, I’d like to share a link to a site that will help familiarize you with what this new test will look like. By visiting http://sbac.portal.airast.org, you and your child can take a Smarter Balanced Practice Test. Although the questions on this practice test are merely for preparation, the layout and design should give you a good feel for what types of problems the new test will contain.
In order to access the test, please follow these eight simple steps:
1. Visit http://sbac.portal.airast.org. When doing so, I recommend using Mozilla Firefox or downloading the free secure browser available on the practice test page. Internet Explorer will not run the practice test.
2. Once at the site, click on the green box marked “Practice and Training Tests”.
3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the box labeled “Student Interface Practice and Training Tests”.
4. You will then be prompted to sign in; however, the fields should already be populated with the name “Guest”, so simply click the “Sign In” button at the bottom of the page.
5. On the next screen, use the drop down menu to select the grade level that you wish to test in. Then click “Yes” to continue.
6. Next, select the subject you wish to take the test for. I recommend looking at both the Math and ELA Training Tests and the Math and ELA Performance Tasks, as these should be very similar to the tests that your children will be taking.
7. You will then be prompted on a few more screens to choose your settings, confirm that this is the test you wish to take, and possibly check your computer’s sound.
8. The final login screen will contain a button marked “Begin Test Now”. Click that button and the selected test should load.
At Pleasant Grove, we will be administering the Smarter Balanced Assessment beginning on March 19th. Although testing times may vary, your child will likely be engaged in computerized testing for a little over an hour each day, over the course of four to five days. Our testing window, for all grades, is approximately three weeks long, and while the start and dismissal times for these school days will remain unchanged, daily class schedules may be modified to accommodate the testing schedule.
Once again, this test represents a significant shift in the standardized assessment of student understanding. I believe that your children will appreciate the opportunity to use technology and go deeper in their explanations than was ever possible with the old pencil-paper tests. If, after your review of the test, you have any questions, or if I can help you with the process of logging on, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (530) 672-4400. Finally, if you do not have the necessary browser or Internet connection, please give me a call and I would be happy to load the test on a school computer for your review.
Dave Scroggins Principal, Pleasant Grove Middle School A California Distinguished School
Calling all 8th Grade Parents
It's Time to Plan The 8th Grade End-of the Year PROMOTION PARTY!
Our First planning meeting will be: Tuesday, March 11th @ 5-6:30 in the Pleasant Grove Office Conference Room. Any questions, please contact Hope Migliaccio @ 530-672-4400, ext 4002 or email@example.com
You are invited to attend/ Usted esta invitado a asistir!
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District English Learner Advisory Committee
DELAC is a means for families of English Learner Students to receive training about school matters and to encourage your advice at RUSD regarding your children. This committee is for you and will be run by you! Click here for time/dates and More info also info y Graciela Ramirez (hablo espanol) (530) 672-4811 or Liz Ulmer (530)672-4812
Marquee Birthday Announcements
Pleasant Grove Middle School LED Marquee can now be used to post birthdays of Pleasant Grove students! A birthday announcement will be featured on the LED marquee for one calendared school day. Click here for more info
After School Classes
AFTER SCHOOL INTERVENTION CLASSES click for flyer
Just added: 6:45am-7:30am Ms.Whitaker A5 BEFORE school Homework class
Starting Tuesday, September 10th 2:15 – 3:15 (No transportation will be provided)
Shop and Save $$ for PG Students
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6th Graders going into 7th Grade NEXT YEAR: CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT INFO
All Students have the opportunity to pre-order their yearbooks $40. No orders will be accepted after May 1st. Students that wait until distribution day will have to pay $45. Please write your check out to Jostens. Order Yearbook online @ Jostens or click here for Yearbook order Form
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Current 6th GRADE Parents of Incoming 7th Grade Students for 2014-2015:
3rd Annual Cultural Festival
Please find attached invitation to participate in our third annual Multicultural Festival Click here. We are still looking for people to host booths, share traditional dance/or other performances, and/or just attend and enjoy! Please encourage students and families to participate! We have had wonderful experiences the last two years and are looking forward to this year’s event.
Please note contact information: Norma Pettit @ 530-672-4400 X4052 for any questions or to sign up for a booth/entertainment!
RUSD will be hosting the 3rd Annual Cultural Festival at Pleasant Grove on Friday March 21, from 5-7pm. click here for more information
El Dorado County Pageant click here for more info
Youth Hoops Basketball Camp click here for more info
NFL Youth Flag Football Click here for more info
AmeriGas Propane has officially decided to go back to school-School Days are here again. Your local AmeriGas Office is pleased to offer your school this school kit. With the opportunity to earn up to $2,000 per school year- simply by collecting AmeriGas Propane receipts-your school can be much closer to its purchase goals in the coming school year. Click here for more info
Destination Science : Students Build. Learn. Explore and let their imagination soar! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
The Cameron Park Rotary Community Observatory, a major community project was completed in 2006 in celebration of Rotary International's 100th anniversary. The Observatory is FREE to all visitors, but DONATIONS are most certainly welcome to support the maintenance of the facility and telescopes.
Patterned after the public observatory in Bidwell Park in Chico, the Community Observatory features two 14-inch telescopes that bring our galaxy to life and offer excellent viewing of celestial phenomena. Go to http://communityobservatory.com