As we close the fourth week of the school year, I am pleased to see that students and teachers are settling into their routines. Assessments have been completed and instruction is in full swing. Back-to-School Night is a wrap and now our more in-depth Curriculum Coffee Talks are starting. As a faculty, we continue to discuss how each child is doing, how his/her needs are being addressed, how class time is being used, what resources or supports are needed, and how we can continue to refine and improve everything we do.
This week and next, I am meeting 1-on-1 with the general studies teachers to discuss the students. We are discussing students’ strengths and needs and how we are addressing their academic, social and emotional growth. I want to have my finger on the pulse of how each child is doing and I want to make sure that teachers have the resources, support and guidance that they need.
In a few weeks, you will receive your child’s progress report that will provide valuable information about your child’s fall assessment results, areas of strength and areas for growth this year. Students in grades 4-5 will also receive their ACT Aspire testing results.
We use assessment results to determine what students need and, at the same time, to provide us with important feedback about how well we are meeting each child’s needs. This process is a continuous loop and we will keep you consistently informed.
Thank you for your support and participation. We have gotten off to a great start to the school year.
Dear Parents, As we close the fourth week of the school year, I am pleased to see that students and teachers are settling into their routines. Assessments have been completed and instruction is in full swing. Back-to-School Night is a wrap and now our more in-depth Curriculum Coffee Talks are starting. As a faculty, we […]
Students in grades 4-8 are very excited about our new Hebrew program from Israel. It is created by Ulpan Or and called iHebrew. The curriculum represents a big change in our approach to Hebrew instruction. iHebrew focuses on the development of students’ conversational Hebrew skills. The activities are fun and experiential, including partner and group activities, video clips, audio […]
This week, SDJA celebrated International Character Day, along with over 120,000 other schools and organizations around the world. Our GMLS students gathered for an assembly to talk about making intentional choices about who they want to be in the world and about how they can do unto others as they would have done unto them. […]
We know that our students have many passions and talents that fall outside the scope of what is learned in school. Therefore, starting last year and continuing this year, we have created an exciting selection of “Student Clubs.” Students contribute ideas for different clubs and our wonderful teachers help run and facilitate the clubs. Some […]
SDJA has an amazing blend of families from different religious backgrounds, cultures and nationalities. While we may all have our varying opinions and views, we all made the decision to send our children to SDJA. Two years ago, our family moved to San Diego for one sole reason; we wanted our girls to get a […]