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Chromebook Program is a Go for 2015-16 5th and 7th Graders!

LCUSD's 1:1 computing initiative took a huge step forward when parents of next year's 5th and 7th graders overwhelming backed a call for at least 70% participation. The program is set for implementation next school year. Parents of next year's 5th and 7th graders can now purchase Chromebooks at a discount from CDW and soon from Best Buy as well. We've put up a LCUSD Chromebook Update page to help you keep track of what's going on. From this page you can see the parent survey results, click through to links to buy your Chromebook, and see the recommended Chromebook specifications if either already have one or are considering buying one on your own:

http://palmcrestpta.org/Page/Home/chromebook2015

 


 

Summer's Almost Gone...Time to Read Even More!!!

PCR's annual summer reading program -- iRead. -- is winding down. Your child can still join the fun by reading and keeping track of minutes read each day by one of the two methods below:

  1. Log your minutes read on our handy-dandy paper reading logs. Click here to download a paper reading log. Write down your minutes read each day, have your parents sign the log to verify your minutes, and turn in your reading log at the beginning of next school year. You can write down the title of the book or article you read to keep track of what you read.
  2. Log your minutes read online on our super-handy-dandy web-based reading log. Click here to access your reading log. The online reading log accepts only the minutes read each day. Once you enter your minutes read for a day, your parents will be notified and asked to log in to the website to verify your minutes read.

Parents can login to verify minutes online by clicking here.

For additional questions, please contact iRead program administrator Brent Kuszyk at kuszyk1@aol.com. If you have a problem with the online reading log, contact the webmaster Sugi Sorensen at sugi@allegromedia.com.

School Supplies for 2015-16
You can order school supplies for your child online from EduKit:

www.edukitinc.com/page.asp?id=15&schoolid=1567

NEW THIS YEAR: There will be additional technology Items required for 3rd - 6th grade. This is a district-wide requirement. These additional tech items are available through the Supply Box Sale as an add-on to the standard box.

For detailed information about specific grade level supply lists, please visit the Palm Crest PTA website, or get a copy here.

For additional questions, please contact Caroline Anderson at Anderson9207@gmail.com.

Mathzilla Results Posted
Congratulations to PCR on winning the Team Competition at the recent Mathzilla elementary mathematics contest held on May 07th, 2015 in our very own PCR! Congratulations also to all the winners from PCR in the Individual Competition. 108 students from LCE, PCR, and PCY competed in the event. For a complete list of winners, click here.

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Summer Technology Update
Dear Palm Crest Families, I would like to bring you up to date on our plans and goals for technology in the classroom.    As you know, the District has established the initiative for each student to have a device to use in school.  In furtherance of this plan, this year we will have 1:1 devices in all 5th and 7th grade classrooms.  Fifth grade teachers have spent several months preparing for this transition with the support of our talented District Technology team.  As our District mirrors the modern world’s increasing use of technology, all teachers are attending technology workshops, ... read full article

Principal's Message for March 12th
Dear PCR Parents, We are quickly approaching the end of the 3 rd Quarter on March 13 th and state testing season for grades 3-6. As you probably already know, California and 43 other states in the nation have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). There are two testing consortiums handling the creation, administration and grading of CCSS assessments – the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) comprises 22 states including California, and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Assessment Consortium comprises the remaining states plus the District of Columbia. In California, the online assessment system ... read full article

More information on upcoming Common Core testing
Dear Parents, At a recent PTA Executive Board meeting, several parents had questions about the upcoming state testing as well as District assessments by grade level. In an effort to ensure transparency, I have attached information that will shed some light on the topic of assessments. For information on the District’s Accountability Plan, please see the PowerPoint presentation to the District Governing Board from June 3 rd 2014 by Lindi Dreibelbis, LCUSD’s Chief Director of Assessment, Research, Consolidated Programs. For information on the District’s plan to demonstrate student growth and progress during the transition to the Common Core State Standards ... read full article

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