Hello Cascade Parents and Students!
Are you ready to Shiver and Shake for our Sparrow, Tristan? We will be hosting the event at the Athletic Club of Bend for the 5th year in a row on February 25th at 12:00-1:00. Our students will be plunging into the outdoor pool in support of Tristan. It's an awesome event and so funny and cute to watch. Students walk over to the ACB, everyone jumps into the pool in their P.E. uniforms, and you should hear the shrills and shrieks as they enter the water. We let about ten students jump with their friends at once. When I jump in, I'm going right to the ladder to get out, but our students like to swim to the end of the pool and land in the hot tub. :)
We typically get around 250 students, but this year we are going big. We want to invite parents too! How fun it would be for your child to see you jump too! We are also in need of parent volunteers to take the students over and back. We will send out a volunteer form soon to get your help. It's only $7.00 to jump and $10.00 for a t-shirt if you would like to purchase one. The first 100 entries also get a free t-shirt!
As many of you know, our students will take the Smarter Balanced national test this year in lieu of the OAKS test. We have been concentrating much more on writing because it is one of the main components of the test. I am extremely proud of our Language Arts and Math teachers for pushing our students harder. With Oregon going to the National Common Core Standards, we need to teach a little differently. The new nationally normed test is a lot more involved than students' state tests in the past. Here is a link to look at some practice tests.
It would be very wise to look at it and practice with your child. Our students will receive one chance at this test. Students will begin testing after spring break. Our teachers are also helping them with the practice tests.
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