Quick Links for Parents:
Are you moving this summer?
If your student(s) will not be attending Sunny Hills next year, please let the office know as soon as possible -
McKuneC@issaquah.wednet.edu. In addition, please be sure to update the office if you have moved or changed your contact information so we have the the most current information on file. Thank you.
IMPORTANT TESTING INFORMATION
Smarter Balanced Assessment....This spring, our students in grades 3-5 will take the Smarter Balanced tests in math and English language arts. Students in 5th grade will also take the Washington Comprehensive Assessment
of Science (WCAS). As you know, we have been busy preparing and reinforcing the skills necessary for students to demonstrate their learning. Even though this assessment is a snapshot—one single perspective – is it an important measure of student learning both
within the state and the district.
SBA Testing Schedule – Spring 2019 Students will be taking each of these tests online. At Sunny Hills, students will be testing on the following dates. Please ensure your students are present for testing.
ELA (reading, writing, listening) – Performance Task
ELA (reading, writing, listening) – Computer Adaptive Test
Math – Performance Task
Math – Computer Adaptive Test
ELA (reading, writing, listening) –Computer Adaptive Test
Practice Opportunities at Home
We are encouraging all families to set aside some time to help your student practice for the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) coming this spring for grades 3, 4 & 5. The Smarter Balanced Assessment is a system of valid, reliable, and fair next-generation
assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts/Literacy & Math. Please use the following link to access the Practice & Training tests for ELA, Math and WCAS (5thgrade science, see below for more information): https://wa.portal.airast.org/users/students-and-families.stml
Click on the icon for Practice & Training Tests, sign in as a Guest, and select your child’s grade level when prompted. While we have not had any issues with the Google Chrome browser, other web browsers are not compatible with the practice tests.
Along with the SBA, fifth grade students will also take an additional assessment in science, called the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS). The WCAS will assess all three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards (Science and
Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas). For more information about this assessment follow this link: http://www.k12.wa.us/Science/Assessments.aspx.
If you have additional questions about the Smarter Balanced Assessment, please see the ISD websitehttps://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/academics/assessment/SBA or contact Cami Przybylski,
Dean of Students.
Smarter Balanced Assessments – Sample Items
The Smarter Balanced Assessments include four different tests including as many as twelve-different types of “test items” or questions to which students must respond. For students and families who would like further information to become more familiar with
the SBA, we encourage you to check out the SBA Sample Items page at the following link:http://sampleitems.smarterbalanced.org/.
The Sample Items page includes hundreds of SBA Sample Items organized by grade, subject area, claims and targets. We encourage you to review this resource, along with your student, to see if it is helpful in preparing for the SBA. If you have additional
questions about the Smarter Balanced Assessment, please see the ISD website https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/academics/assessment/SBA or contact Cami Przybylski, Dean of Students.
ATTENTION 5TH GRADE PARENTS -
Parents, please remember to send in all medication request forms (filled out by the physician and parent) for 5th Grade Camp unless you are a camp counselor. This includes over-the-counter medicine (Tylenol, Benadryl, Sudafed, etc.) Please remember
that a separate form needs to be filled out for each medication. All medications must be in their original containers, labeled with the name of the student, name of medication, and dosage and
must be brought to school by an adult. The forms and medication need to be turned in
no later than Tuesday, April 30, 2019 unless you have made other arrangements with me. If you have any further questions, or need more medication forms, please feel free to reach me at 425-837-7408. Also, thank-you to all the parents
who have already brought camp medication in to the office!
Kim Rocco RN
April updates from Ms. Schulenberg
You can find all previous newsletters
and more information on my website
Ms. Schulenberg's website
Counselor Class Lessons:
here to view my April class lessons.
Article from Mind/Shift
Resource for the home:
Spring cleaning time? If you are wanting to get your kids involved with chores and helping in the house, you might be surprised with what they can really do. The key is to have them try, even if it is not perfect. It is a great way to have kids feel part
of the family. Check out this link for a sample of jobs your kids can do.
Positive parenting solutions: Jobs for kids by age
Issaquah School District Parent Education - ParentWiser Events:
NEW DATE! - Evening with Emily Whitman-Author of "The Turning"....
Please join us for an exciting evening as Ms. Whitman shares writing strategies, research adventures, and how her book
The Turning explores what it means to belong.
NEW DATE: Thursday, May 30th
TIME: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
LOCATION: ISD Admin Board Rooms
FREE DENTAL CARE FOR KIDS
425 Dental to Host Kids Free Dental Day Low-income Families Oﬀered Free Dental Services on May 11th
ISSAQUAH, WA (April 24, 2019) – 425 Dental, a comprehensive dental practice, is inviting low-income families to their Issaquah clinic for free dental services for children up to 18 years of age. Called “Kids Free Dental Day”, this event will take place from
8:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday, May 11th. Along with UW Husky Smiles of the University of Washington School of Dentistry, 425 Dental staﬀ will provide dental screenings, cleanings, ﬁllings, ﬂouride varnish and sealants, along with dental supplies. The Kids Free
Dental Day is being organized by 425 Dental’s dental assistant, Alex Chloe, who is planning to apply to dental school.
EVENT: Kids Free Dental Day at 425 Dental
DATE: Saturday, May 11, 2019
TIME: 8:00am to 5:00pm
LOCATION: 710 NW Juniper Street, Suite 101 Issaquah, WA 98027 (425) 659-2291
DETAILS: Free parking on-site
The Issaquah Schools Foundation’s Online Auction LAST DAY!
Monday, April 29th at 8 pm!
You're invited to participate in the Issaquah Schools Foundation's Online Auction. Bidding is open on one-of-a-kind finds and sporting events, wonderful wine tastings, and glorious getaways. Plus, the auction features personalized school experiences from
each school! All proceeds benefit students in the Issaquah School District. Click
HERE to view the auction
There is also still time to register for Nourish Every Mind events featuring inspiring stories from students and teachers who benefit directly from Foundation funded programs and grants. If you don't have a table captain, please let us know
and we'll secure a great seat for you!
Friday, May 3rd at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue
Tuesday, May 14 at Eastridge Church in Issaquah
Understanding Your 2nd Grade Student’s Highly Capable Test Scores: Parent Information Session
Parents of 2nd grade students are invited to attend an informational meeting to help them prepare for receiving their student’s Highly Capable test scores (CogAT, Iowa Achievement and TTCT). Your 2nd grade student took these tests
in January and March to determine eligibility for the Highly Capable Program. Scores will be sent to via US mail mid-to-late May. Parents are encouraged to make sure their address is up to date in Family Access. At the information, session topics such as
interpreting the score reports and highly capable eligibility criteria in Issaquah will be discussed.
Contact Betsy Gorman if further information is needed, 425-837-7120.
The Incredible Parents’ Night Out is coming up on Friday, May 10! For kids, grades K-5. Parents, have a fun Friday night out while we entertain your kids with “The Incredibles 2!”, popcorn and themed games. Dress up as your favorite superhero
or come in your jammies! Bring pillows, blankets and stuffies! 6:00-8:30pm at Tibbetts Creek Manor. $18; $15 for Issaquah Residents. This event is hosted by the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board. Pre-registration is required with Issaquah Parks & Recreation: 425-837-3300
4th Annual Issy Kids Triathlon! Sunday, June 2, at the Issaquah Community Center and Julius Boehm Pool. This just-for-fun untimed “race” is for kids, ages 6-12. Start with a party and end with a celebration! Check-in begins at noon. First
wave of kids jumps into the pool at 1:00pm. Preregister with Issaquah Parks & Recreation at 425-837-3300 or