You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
- Shira Tehrani
Dear Twin Creeks Families,
Good news, the facilities department work crew have taken the measurements and sizes for all necessary materials to repair our play structure. Unfortunately, due to the rain, they cannot give me a definite date for repair. We will begin to see work crews as soon as replacement materials arrive and the weather is clear. The expectation is Twin Creeks will have a fully useable play structure by March/April. This playground repair should provide us with 10-15 more years of use – dependent upon care and limited vandalism. Thanks to everyone for your concern and patience as we have worked our way through this process.
As you may already know, we, along with thousands of schools across California, are participating in a field test of a modern assessment system designed to help shape teaching and learning in the classroom. Known as the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium – or SBAC – these computer-based tests replace the STAR program. These tests are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English and Math. Our next step in that transition is to administer the field test to students in grades 3-5 from March 18 – April 9. If you want to see what types of questions students will be asked or how the test will be presented, there is a practice test available online at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp. If you would like more information, please visit the California Department of Education Smarter Balanced Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/smarterfieldtest.asp.
Friday, February 21 was our annual auction. It was a wonderful evening of delicious food, amazing auction items, good conversation, and celebrating Twin Creeks! Our auction dinner/dance raised funds that sponsor many activities for our students, as well as providing technology and personnel to support them in their academic pursuits.
On behalf of the students and staff, my sincere thanks to you as our parent community. It is because of your generous gifts of time, transportation, funds and/or expertise that our students continue to experience education outside of our walls of academia. As a community you have held firm to the belief we must educate and honor the whole child, I applaud you.