Washington Terrace Elementary
We have staff located at three crosswalks after school. This is to keep all children safe when crossing the pick-up and drive through lanes. Thank you for using the crosswalks with your child.
If you are not using the crosswalk in the morning we encourage you to do so. There are large buses coming through and many cars dropping off students. Also, if you need to leave your car unattended for any amount of time, please use the parking stalls and refrain from parking your car in the drive through lane. We want to keep everyone safe. Thanks!!!
KUED television, Utah’s Largest Classroom, is accepting nominations for outstanding teachers in its annual Teacher Innovation Awards. KUED will recognize five educators, grades PreK-12, at this year’s KUED Teacher Innovation Awards. Last year, five educators were recognized for using digital media in the classroom. This year KUED is expanding the awards to any educator who is using classroom innovation, originality, and creativity; application of 21st century learning skills; student engagement and student learning. Nominations will be accepted until December 31, 2014. Submission forms are online at www.kued.org/nominate
Christmas Tree Jubilee
Come see our tree at Christmas Tree Jubilee!! Our tree is titled "Frozen Delights". Thank you to the PTA and all of the staff that donated items or money!! It really turned out beautiful!
Christmas Tree Jubilee benefites the Weber School District Foundation which assists children with special needs and their families. Christmas Tree Jubilee is at the Egyptian Conference Center in Ogden. The opening gala is Tuesday evening (tickets required) and then run Wednesday and Friday and is free to the public!! Come see all the beautiful trees!!
Principal's Corner November 2014
Many of you are aware that during the 2013-2014 the state of Utah adopted a new end of level testing called SAGE. All students in grades 3-6, in the state of Utah, were tested using this new system. Please note the SAGE test contained new standards, and a new way of determining proficiency for students. The old test and standards focused on “recall” questions. However, the new SAGE testing system contains questions which require higher complexity levels in math, reading and science. Old test scores and new test scores cannot be compared to previous years because the format of SAGE is completely different. It can be expected that fewer students will show as proficient. This is not because we expect less of our students, but because the new standards and assessments are considerably more challenging. There are many misconceptions regarding the SAGE test and scores. Please note that scores are NOT sent to the federal government and the scores will be used to help us as a school look at areas of strengths and areas for improvement as a school, by grade-level and by individual students. If you have further questions, please contact your child’s teacher. As we move forward with this new testing system, please know that here at Washington Terrace Elementary, we feel that education consists of a variety of experiences that make school fun and enjoyable, such as school plays, art projects, character education, and of course rigor in academics. We are working hard to make every moment in school enjoyable for every student. The teachers in this school are dedicated, hard-working, and do all they can to ensure the success of every child in their classroom.
Road To Success/ Reading
Our school is participating in the Road to Success reading program once again this year. Students must log their reading minutes into the system. This can be done via: I-pad – smart phone – computer – tablet. Please help your child by reading with them every evening and then logging their minutes with Road to Success. If you don’t have information about how to log-in your child’s reading minutes, please contact your child’s teacher for help.
Remember reading minutes don’t have to come just from a book – they can come from newspapers, magazines, brochures, and younger students can even follow along with audio books. Reading should be FUN… and not a chore. Reading is the gateway to success!!!