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Messages From Colleen Martin, Principal

Report Cards

The 1st quarter report card is enclosed with this newsletter. We average the 1st and 2nd quarter grades to generate the Semester grade, which is considered permanent and goes on a student’s transcript. Teachers’ gradebooks start over with the new quarter, so it’s a good time to discuss work habits, organization and test preparedness with your child. Cleaning out the backpack and keeping graded work at home can help minimize the amount of clutter in a student’s backpack.


Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences

Shoreline is committed to having a conference for every student. Students DO NOT have school the entire week of Thanksgiving Break (November 20-24). Teachers will be holding conferences on Monday (11/20) and Tuesday (11/21). Our school-wide goal is to have a conference for EACH student during these two days. Each teacher was assinged students for conferences. You and your child will be meeting with ONE of your student’s teachers. The goal of these conference is to look at current progress, College and Career Readiness and make some short and long term goals for the future. We will be reviewing results of the CAASPP test over three years, Accelerated Reader goals and STAR reading results, and1st quarter grades. Please be sure to return the bottom portion of your conference letter, ASAP. If parents cannot attend the conference, we still expect the student to attend (unless the parent indicates that the student is also unavailable). 


Accelerated Reader & STAR Reading Test

Enclosed you will find a letter explaining the STAR Reading Assessment. Students take this reading test in September, January and June. Our school-wide expectation is that students will read 30 minutes per night. All students should be completing their reading log from their Language Arts teacher and getting a parent signature, weekly. We know that things that get monitored, are more likely to get accomplished. Please be sure that you are checking in with your student, weekly, about their progress toward finishing their AR book, since this is the major focus of our homework time.


English-Language Arts pilot program materials

Shoreline ELA teachers are piloting Pearson MyPerspectives program. The Special Education classes are piloting INSIDE, and our newcomer program is piloting INSIDE USA for English Language Development. Materials are on display in our school library during the month of November.


Drive For Schools

Thank you to all of the families who participated in the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Capitola Auto Mall Drive For Schools Fundraiser this Fall. We raised $3,130 for after school sports, our music program and leadership program. Ms. Siegel’s class earned a pizza party as the top selling class.  


MBEP Scholars provides tickets to the Santa Cruz Warriors Home Basketball Games

MBEP Scholars is a school-based program working to combat absenteeism among Santa Cruz County youth. Partnering with the Santa Cruz Warriors and the Live Oak School District, this program provides incentives in the form of Santa Cruz Warriors tickets to K-8 students who demonstrate improved school attendance. Students who meet attendance goals within participating schools have the opportunity to attend Santa Cruz Warriors games. Promoting academic success starts at home, which is why each student will be able to bring one family member to accompany them at the game. 



Colleen Martin

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