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Monarch News
Jump Start for incoming Kindergarteners, August 18 - 22

Welcome incoming Kindergarten families! Staff at Maple School are looking forward to meeting you and forming that very important bond between school and home. To begin this relationship, we are inviting you and your child to participate in a program called Jump Start Transition. Jump Start will be offered for five (5) days, from August 18 – 22, 2014, 9:00am to 12:00pm. During Jump Start, your child will become familiar with the school building, meet new friends, learn school routines, play games, practice new skills, and get to know some of the school staff. This is a FREE program open to all incoming Maple Kindergarten students. For more information about how to register, please call Ms Robin Lee, Student & Family Advocate, at 206-252-8319 or email rolee@seattleschools.org.


First Day of School is Wednesday, September 3

The first day of school for Grades 1 - 5 is Wednesday, September 3.  Kindergarten students start Monday, September 8. Schools starts at 9:25am.

Check out the student supply lists for the start of school. Enjoy the summer!


Picture Day, Wednesday, October 8

Picture Day is Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Watch for information to come home in September. Individual student pictures will be taken as well as class group pictures. Students are not permitted to wear hats, spaghetti straps, or costumes.

Retakes for individual pictures will be Thursday, November 13.  SMILE !


Congratulations Maple School !

413 Schools Win State’s Highest Honor
Washington Achievement Award combines state’s Accountability Index and federal accountability criteria
 
OLYMPIA —A total of 413 schools are 2013 Washington Achievement Award winners. Winners were notified Monday via email from State Superintendent Randy Dorn and State Board of Education Chair Dr. Kristina Mayer.
 
The Washington Achievement Award is sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education. Award winners are selected using the state’s Accountability Index and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver.
 
“It is important that we use the revised Achievement Index to not only provide feedback to schools and districts on their progress, but also to identify schools with exemplary student performance,” said Mayer. “These awards shine the light on what is working well in schools across Washington.”
 
Schools are recognized as top performers in one of six categories:
 
  • Overall Excellence
  • High Progress
  • Reading Growth
  • Math Growth
  • Extended Graduation Rate (awarded to high schools and comprehensive schools only)
  • English Language Acquisition
 
Dorn supports this collaboration. “So many schools in our state are doing good work to make a difference for kids,” he said. “These awards represent some of the best. It’s an honor to recognize them and celebrate their success.”
                                         
The award-winning schools will be honored at a ceremony on April 24 at Timberline High School in Lacey.
 
More information
·         WAA criteria and list of winners: http://www.k12.wa.us/EducationAwards/WashingtonAchievement
 
About OSPI                 
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K–12 education in Washington state. Led by State School Superintendent Randy Dorn, OSPI works with the state’s 295 school districts and nine educational service districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students.
 
OSPI provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to the Equity and Civil Rights Director at (360) 725-6162 or P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200.




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