Anthony Spangler Elementary School
140 N. Abbott Avenue | Milpitas, CA 95035 | P: (408) 635-2870 F: (408) 635-2875
Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,
It is our pleasure to welcome you to Spangler Elementary School. The teachers and staff join me in saying we are happy to have you as part of our school family. We know this will be a successful and satisfying year for you. One of our main goals for the year is to help your child feel successful and achieve academic excellence. By working together as parents and educators, we can build a solid foundation of life long learners. At Spangler we take pride in our relationships with parents, and see you as a partner in the important job of educating our children. We welcome your participation and support during the school year. We look forward to celebrating with you the achievements of our students.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
California School Dashboard
WHAT IS THE CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DASHBOARD? The California School Dashboard is a new website that parents/guardians, educators, and the public can use to determine how districts and schools are meeting the needs of California’s diverse student population. Based on multiple measures included in the new accountability system, the Dashboard shows how districts and schools are performing and includes a set of easy-to-use reports showing district or school performance on 6 state indicators and 4 local indicators (6 for county offices of education) in different levels of detail. Key features included in the initial phase are highlighted below.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STATE AND LOCAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS? The state indicators are based on data that is collected consistently statewide and allows comparison of performance. State data is not available for the local indicators, so districts will measure and report on their progress through the Dashboard based on locally available information.
WHAT ARE THE STATE INDICATORS? Academic Indicator: Based on scale scores for student assessments on English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics for grades 3-8 (Priority 4). Suspension Rates by grade span (Priority 6). English Learner Progress Indicator: Measures progress of English learners toward EL proficiency (CELDT scores) and incorporates data on reclassification rates (Priority 4). High School Graduation Rate: Based on a four-year cohort (Priority 5). College and Career Indicator: Grade 11 test scores on ELA and mathematics and other measures of college and career readiness (Priorities 4, 7 and 8). Chronic Absenteeism (Priority 5).
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California's new accountability system combines five Status and Change levels creating a five-by-five grid that produces twenty-five results. The colored tables provide a way to determine the location of a school or district on the grid. https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/cm/fivebyfivecolortables.asp
PeaceBuilder's of the Month
Each month we celebrate our Spartans who work to "increase the peace" on our campus. Congratulations to Spangler's PeaceBuilders of the Month.
We are proud of you!
PeaceBuilders Principle of the Month
When students use inappropriate behavior or make someone feel bad, they should learn to accept the consequences. All students need to learn this skill and the perfect time to begin is when they are young. It is important to show students how to apologize for their behavior or do something to right the hurt they have caused. This can be done by modeling and practicing the activities in this section. Let them know that by righting their wrongs, they can prevent the situation from becoming worse. Continue your discussion about why we right wrongs (it reduces resentment, decreases hostility and anger, teaches appropriate alternative behaviors).
Activities and Exercises:
*Role-play how to sincerely apologize for hurting behaviors.
*Ensure that students use Peace Treaties** to right their wrongs.
*Create an “Amends Poster” that lists ways to right wrongs.
*Allow students who have committed a wrong to choose an “amend” from the poster.
*Discuss historical wrongs that have been righted.
How can we right wrongs at Spangler?
Listed below are several ways:
*When students cause hurts, they write Peace Treaties™. Peace Treaties help them think about how to replace hurting behaviors with helping actions. Peace Treaties are used wherever hurts happen—in the lunch area, during outdoor play, inside the site, etc.
*Students participate in a Peace Circle activity where apologies are made to others that they may have hurt. Leaders help children learn how to make amends.
*Students take turns doing jobs around the site to help right wrongs that may have been caused.
*Praise students for righting wrongs. Say things like, “That was being a good PeaceBuilder™. You righted that wrong by ____________________________________________. (whatever the action was) Learning to right wrongs is often very difficult for students. They need to know when they have done something well.
Understanding Your Child's CAASPP
CAASPP Student Score Report
A report that shows how students in grades three through six scored on the CAASPP assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics.
Student Score Reports
- Sample 2016–17 CAASPP Student Score Report (PDF)
- Muestra del reporte individual de los resultados 2016–17 de CAASPP (PDF)
- Guide to Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Report
- These guides explain the 2016–17 CAASPP Student Score Report for grades three through eight and grade eleven. The guides are also available in Spanish and seven other languages.