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No School Friday, April 3, 2015 - Admissions Day Holiday (District Holiday)
Parents: Due to Admissions Day (district holiday) there will be no school for all students Friday, April 3rd. Continue
Spring Break - School Closed the week of April 6-10
Attention Parents: This is an important reminder that Colin Powell will be closed for Spring Break from April 6–10, 2015. Students will return to classes on time and in uniform on Monday, April 13, 2015. We hope tha... Continue
Public Library 'Dictionary Days' April 11 and 18
3rd Grade SBAC testing beginning Monday, March 23 - Thursday, April 2
Parents, to ensure that your child does their very best on the test, we ask that every 3rd grader gets plenty of rest, eats nutritional meals and arrives on time to school daily. Thank you for assisting in your child's success! Continue
Construction Contractors Invited to Outreach Fair
Measure K school construction and renovation created 1,740 new construction jobs in 2014. Construction contractors and trades people interested in becoming eligible to work on upcoming Measure K school building and renovation projects are in... Continue
Supporting Students Under a New System
A number of efforts are under way to support students under a new and improved accountability system for schools. Learn more in this newsletter for parents:
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Online Math Support for Grades 6-12 Click Here.
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
ST Math features a penguin that guides students through math concepts in a visual way. It doesn’t rely on language to teach math concepts the way a textbook does. “We don’t usually consider the extra cost in complexity of introducing students to math using language,” said Andrew Coulson, chief strategist at the MIND Research Institute, ST Math’s publisher. He said that introducing the concepts without the burden of language allows kids to grasp the ideas before learning the vocabulary and symbols that go along with them.