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School safety is our number one priority at Anthony Spangler Elementary. We urge you to support our priority of student and traffic safety around our school by following these safety tips:
Thank you in advance for your help with improving the safety of our school.
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For Digital Citizenship information such as cyberbullying, protecting your child's reputation, online etiquette, research skills, and plagiarism please access our MUSD Digital Citizenship page located in the Parent Resources section. Updates and additional information will be made available regularly.
Sixth grade families,
Your child will be attending Exploring New Horizons Outdoor School at Loma Mar during the week of Feb 13-Feb 17th. A medical form is required in order for your child to attend. Please click on the link below and complete the form by Wednesday October 26th!
When you enter the page, you will be prompted to enter your name, your child's name, and your email address. Once that information is submitted, then you can begin the medical form. You can save progress if you need to step away from the form and come back to it later.
Spangler December Events
Please join us for our December events listed below. Times are available on our website calendar. We look forward to celebrating this holiday season with you!
12/2 Intermediate Awards Assembly
12/5 Scholastic Book Fair
12/8 Intermediate Parent University
12/9 ODS Awards
12/14 Winter Concert at MHS
12/15 Evening Chorus Performance
12/15 Primary & Intermediate Chorus Assemblies
Last Day before Break
12/16 Minimum Day Early Release
12/16 Minimum Day Movie Day (Finding Dory)
Winter Holiday 12/19-1/2
Parent University 16/17
Holiday Food Drive
To be a good digital citizen our students must understand how the internet works and how to behave in a courteous manner towards others. This includes refraining from being hurtful to others, respecting others digital property, creating appropriate content and sharing knowledge to help others.
Please take some time to talk with your child about what it means to be a responsible digital user. We often do not realize what our children are posting and how they are portraying themselves online. Please take time to have your child show you their social media sites. Ask to see their cellphones. Go through their apps. Find out what they are putting out there for everyone to see. If the image your child is presenting is one that is inappropriate, it can have negative future consequences.
The resources listed below are to helpful when teaching your child about internet safety.
November Book of the Month, One by Kathryn Otoshi
When all students and adults in a school share a common experience around literature, it helps to not only unify and create a literacy learning community, but to provide a shared experience for all students while emphasizing the behaviors and habits of mind schools want students to emulate.
Please stop by and check out our November Book of the Month, One by Kathryn Otoshi.
Questions to ask your children after you've read the book of the month together.
Notice Hurts: Spangler's PeaceBuilder Focus of the Month
Here are some ideas and questions you might want to discuss
Sometimes people cause hurts without meaning to.
What are some hurts that might happen by accident?
Is it still important to speak up about a hurt, even if you didn’t mean to cause the hurt? Why?
Is it brave or weak to speak up about hurts you have caused? Why?
What about telling on someone else for a hurt he or she caused? Is that brave or weak? Why?
What if you lie about or deny a hurt you caused? What would happen? Will people trust you more or trust you less if you do not speak up about hurts?
Have each person in the family talk about a hurt he or she might have caused another family member at home. (This goes for grown-ups too.) What would you say?
Sometimes you have to do more than just speak up about a hurt. You have to do something to make it better. For each hurt, how could the wrong be righted?
Congratulations to Spangler's October PeaceBuilders of the Month
Navika Deepak uses kind words and seeks wise people.
Angel Nguyen for thinking of others and getting along with her peers.
Danya Jang is a PeaceBuilder because she is always willing to help others and she always uses kind words.
Maddox Rumford is a PeaceBuilder for using power words and helping others to build peace.
Shaun Bamberger is a PeaceBuilder because he is a polite student who is friendly and kind to others.
Khang Truong is a PeaceBuilder for using his power words to help others.
First Grade PeaceBuilders of the Month
AJ Lagpacan is a PeaceBuilder because he is always kind to his classmates, reminds them to follow the rules and helps others without being asked.
Ricky Rangel is a PeaceBuilder because he knows right from wrong and makes good choices. He knows who the wise people are in his life and is able to seek them when a conflict arises.
Charandeep Killammsetti s a PeaceBuilder because he notices his hurts he has caused and tries to right his wrongs with his classmates. In class he always tries to help his partners with they need it.
Kaylie Yip is a PeaceBuilder because since the first day of school, she has always been a great helper to her classmates. On the playground she consistently shares the playground equipment.
Emily Anoop is a PeaceBuilder because she embodies kindness in her actions and words with her classmates and peers. She knows when to seek a wise person and when to use her power words.
Second Grade PeaceBuilders of the Month
Husain Saifee is a hard worker and a great helper to his classmates.
Aishna Joshi goes and seeks a wise person when she needs one.
Manzi Mandal is very polite to her peers and listens to their ideas.
Josiah Vasquez is a PeaceBuilder because he goes out of his way to help and take care of others. He reminds the class that we have to take care of each other, and that means taking care of the teacher, too! It goes both ways, and children can take care of
Juan Baez has a positive attitude and often praises others in class for their careful work.
Christian Yip is helpful and responsible. He follows class rules and uses power words with other students.adults, too! He is kind to everyone and reminds them of the golden rule, to treat others the way you want to be treated.
Anthony Riddley always knows to seek a wise person when someone is not being a PeaceBuilder.
Andy Hernandez is great at seeking a wise person when he's having difficulties with another student.is great at seeking a wise person when he's having difficulties with another student.
Maya Coriell is a PeaceBuilder because she is extremely thoughtful and she always looks for ways to help others. She is very kind to her classmates and works really well with everyone in the class. Maya is also quick to notice if someone else is upset, and will speak up and seek wise people for others to make sure that everyone is treated fairly.
Genivieve Mua notices hurts and rights her wrongs.
Third Grade PeaceBuilders of the Month
Alex Cuvreau works hard every day. She is observant, thoughtful and kind. Alex is truly a PeaceBuilder in our classroom community.
Jennifer Le is kind and helpful in class and on the playground is kind and helpful in class and on the playground
Grace Zodiacal embodies the PeaceBuilder traits of determination, problem-solving, and awareness of others. I am so proud of who she is and how she shows up ready to be a part of our classroom community each day.
Emily Hale Carillo is a friendly and kind student who always wants to help those around her.
Ronald Chou is helpful and kind; he is never too busy to help a fellow student.
Alvin Villanueva is willing to help his teacher and used signals to keep the class focused.
Fourth Grade PeaceBuilders of the Month
Andrew Truong shows good PeaceBuilder traits. He praises peoples and seeks wise people when there is a problems. He is very good at righting his wrongs.
Matthew Galigius notices hurts and rights his wrongs-consistently!
Fifth Grade PeaceBuilders of the Month
Jervan Franco is kind and courteous to his classmates and teacher. He helps others readily and respects class time.
Tatiana Popal goes out of her way to help others and she gave up put downs. Almost everything she says is kind and pro-peace!
Sixth Grade PeaceBuilders of the Month
Savannah Arnold is very respectful and cares for others. For example, she checks in with her peers to make sure they are all doing fine. Savannah also seeks wise people when there is a problem.
Spangler Family Handbook
The Spangler Family Handbook 16/17 has been prepared to help you understand important information about Spangler Elementary School. You will also receive additional information from your teacher and principal throughout the year. It is important that you carefully read the entire handbook, especially the information regarding uniform policy, and safety on campus. Please keep it to use as a reference throughout the year. If you have any questions regarding first day procedures or school policies please do not hesitate to call our main office at (408) 635-2870.
Monthly Parent/Principal Coffee
Please mark your calendars for our monthly coffee's at 9:00 a.m. on the following days:
January 6, February 10, March 10, April 7, and May 12.
Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Report
How to Read Your Child’s SBAC Results
Soon you will receive a letter with your child’s results on California’s new state standardized tests. What’s important to focus on and what do these results tell you about your child’s academic progress.
Most Important: Overall Scores
The front of your letter will show your child’s scores in the two main subject areas: English Language Arts and Mathematics. It will look something like this example:
These test results are not meant to show students’ performance relative to their peers but rather their absolute progress toward the knowledge and skills needed to be ready for college and career. The sample hypothetical report gives the score for “Juan,” a 5th-grader whose 2,508 points for English language arts falls within the lower range of the third level, standard met, but the margin of error also places him in the upper range of the standard nearly met level (see illustration above).
Standard Exceeded-on track
Standard Met-on track
Standard Nearly Met-almost on track
Standard Not Met-needs additional support to get on track
Characterizing your student's achievement solely in terms of falling in one of four categories is an oversimplification. Achievement levels should serve only as a starting point for discussion about the performance of students and of groups of students.There are other measures that students, teachers, and parents can also use to help evaluate the academic progress of students and schools, such as scale scores, growth models, and portfolios of student work.
If you have questions about your child's performance, we are available to meet with you and discuss. Don't hesitate to stop by our office anytime to make an appointment, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on understanding your child's score report, please watch this video below:
Spangler PTA launches Konstella to connect with our parent community
Here are just some of the ways Konstella will change the face of communication for Spangler parents:
Register at Konstella to get up-to-date notifications of school events, connect with the PTA, and with other Spangler parents.
The School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is now available. Please click here to view the report.
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