Arborland Montessori Reminders:
- Wednesday, 3/27/13: Arborland 25th Anniversary
- Thursday, 4/4/13: International Cultural Day (Valencia Campus)
- Friday, 4/5/13: International Cultural Day (Hughes Campus)
- Monday - Friday, 4/8/13 - 4/12/13: Spring Recess
- Monday - Friday, 4/15/13-4/19/13: 6th Grade Science Camp
- Monday - Friday, 4/29/13-5/10/13: Parent Teacher Conference
- Thursday, 5/16/13: Children's Night/Science Fair (Valencia Campus)
- Saturday - Sunday, 5/18/13-5/19/13: Elementary Camping
- Thursday, 5/23/13: Children's Night/Science Fair (Hughes Campus)
- Monday, 5/27/13: Memorial Day (school closed)
- Thursday, 6/6/13: Spring Recital: Elementary & Valencia Dance
- Wednesday, 6/12/13: Students' Last Day of Instruction
- Thursday, 6/13/13: Graduation & Potluck
February 27, 2013
Academic excellence is the maximum development of a child’s intellectual capacity and potential. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are proud to prove that when a child is placed in an enriched environment with hands-on experiences, and is encouraged to actively engage in acquiring knowledge, inspiration to learn and academic excellence become natural by-products. Montessori education is not driven by grades. Our students enjoy learning. They learn for the sake of learning, not learning to get As.
Even though we teach students based upon their ability, we test them according to the California public school content standards. In other words, our first grade students may learn second or third grade curriculum, but they will be tested in the first grade for the standardized testing. The results of the standardized test will be shared with you at our parent-teacher conferences in May. Please be reminded that the testing results are for the adults, not for the students. The teachers need to know if the objective test result is the same as her daily assessment and the parents are presented their child’s progress in absolute and relative prospects. The importance is both the parents and teachers are working together continuously to assist the students.
We will be testing first through sixth grade students from March 4 through March 8 with the CAT 6 (California Assessment Test). Please be sure that your child has sufficient amount of sleep and attends school on time. He or she will also need to bring three pencils, a good eraser, one ruler with both centimeters and inches, and nutritious snacks. Please be reminded that your child’s love of learning is a very precious asset. We would never want to destroy a child’s interest of learning by magnifying the importance of a test. As always, please talk to your child’s teacher or me if you have any questions.
Dr. Sueling Chen