Assessment Testing and Achievement Award - April 21, 2017

Dear McDonald Students and Families,

We are in the homestretch of the 2016-2017 school year. On Monday April 24, we will begin taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment in grades 3-5. Students have been working hard all year long and their teachers and I feel confident that each student will do his/her best. At home, we ask for your support in making sure that on the day your child is testing s/he is well rested, comes to school on time, and has eaten a healthy breakfast. Any student who misses testing on the day his/her class is scheduled to test, will take the test on the first day s/he returns. If you have any questions about which days your child is testing, please reach out to your child’s classroom teachers.

I am happy to report that McDonald International is a recipient of the 2016 Washington Achievement Award.  We are being honored in the area of “High Progress”. This is an extraordinary accomplishment and is a direct reflection of the hard work of our students, the dedication of our teachers, and the support and guidance of our families. The Washington Achievement Awards are sponsored by the Washington State Board of Education and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The 2017 Seattle Public School Family Survey is being distributed this week by email to all families. Paper surveys are being sent to households without an email address on file. The survey window will close on May 19. Thank you in advance for taking the time to fill out this survey. The information you provide will allow us to know how we can better serve your child(ren). If you do not receive a survey, please contact research@seattleschools.org.

If you will not be returning to McDonald International next year, please let us know.

Lastly, we love that students utilize the playground once they are dismissed from school however, we have noticed that students are coming into the school unsupervised and running through the halls, playing in the staff parking lot, and climbing on the gates, trashcans, and window ledges. This is a serious safety concern. Please make sure that after school hours you are closely supervising your child(ren)- we do not want anyone to get hurt. Thank you.

I hope you have a great weekend and as always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out.

Sincerely,
Michelle Goldberg

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