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Back-to-School Night

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Mark Your Calendar....    Wednesday, September 4, 2013  

We hope you will plan to join us and learn about some important changes that will be implemented this year.  Our PTA will be sharing imformation, providing sign up sheets to volunteer and taking t-shirt orders.  During our general business meeting, information about the new standards based report card will be presented and our new principal, Ms. Sorensen will be officially introduced to our community.

6:30 pm  General Meeting  (PTA Business, Faculty Introductions, Standards Based Report Card presentation)

7:15 pm  First session with teachers in the classrooms

7:40 pm  Second session with teachers in the classrooms

8:05 pm  Final session with teachers in the classrooms

This night is for parents only.

NEW Standards-Based Report Card

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Beginning in the fall of 2013, all Canyons elementary schools will use a new I-CANyons Standards-Based Report Card. The report card, crafted by Canyons educators over two years' time and used in 92 classrooms in six schools in 2012-2013, will give parents specific information about their child's understanding of the content. It also will give teachers and parents new tools to help students succeed.

The report card will contain separate reports of the following:

  • A child's mastery of academic standards in language arts and math;
  • A child's learning skills that support academic success; and
  • A child's growth over time on grade-level benchmarks in language arts and math.

In the past, student grades have included subjective factors like attendance, effort, and attitude. In the I-CANyons Standards-Based Report Card, student mastery and work habits are reported separately in order to give a more accurate report of student progress. Grades also will reflect a student's current understanding of the content, and not average lower scores that may have been earned in the beginning of the semester. This will give parents a clear understanding of what students have learned as a result of their experience in school. It also will give parents and teachers the tools to identify precisely where a child needs help.

Graphic Designer Wanted

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Graphic Designer Wanted
The East Sandy Elementary PTA is looking for students to design the 2013-2014 Fabulous East Sandy Elementary School t-shirt.

What would you put on the front? --->
What about on the back?

Entries are needed no later then September 2nd, please turn in entries to the school office.
Designs must be original. This can be an individual or family effort.
Winner receives a free t-shirt and recognition.

pdfT-Shirt Flyer

SALTA Testing

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CSD Announces Dates, Times of SALTA Testing

Canyons District will begin accepting applications from students wanting to take the test to participate in the SALTA magnet program for the 2014-2015 school year on Sept. 23, 2013.

Parents with students in kindergarten through fourth grade may apply to participate in the program, as well as third-grade students who are currently in the program. Kindergarten students must meet the state standard for kindergarten age to be eligible to take the test to participate in SALTA, which stands for Supporting Advanced Learners Toward Achievement.

The District will accept applications beginning Sept. 23, 2013, until midnight Oct. 25, 2013. Applications must be filed online.

No late applications will be accepted.

Third-grade students who are currently enrolled in the program must be tested for continued eligibility for the program. Testing for all students applying to participate in SALTA will take place over a two-day block and will be about two hours on day one, and three hours on day two.

The testing dates are:
  • Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, and Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013
  • Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, and Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013
Parents may want to consider testing their child for entry into SALTA if their child has an advanced vocabulary, asks many questions, has lots of ideas and is imaginative, or is a strong reader, among other things.

Find out more about Canyons' SALTA program.