Forest Ranch Charter School 15815 Cedar Creek Road, PO Box 5, Forest Ranch, CA, 95942 (530) 891-3154 firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Annie B's Community Campaign is a very important fundraiser for FRCS. A percentage match is made by the North Valley Community Foundation and all funds raised to directly to benefit our students. Funds from this year's campaign will help us build two more classrooms to house our middle school expansion. For more information on making a donation, please download our donation letter, donation form, or visit our Annie B's page.
Fall Musical - A Year of Frog and Toad
Frog and Toad was so much fun! The casting was marvelous, costumes were inventive, scenery was beautifully done, and the parent helpers were superb. If you missed this show, you really missed something special.
The DJ Dash
Mrs. DJ's fifth and sixth graders did a great job in December when they challenged themselves to finish a 5k run through Bidwell Park. They started and finished strong, learning more about themselves and their abilities than they realized was possible. Congratulations to every last one of them!
API Results Announced - Scores Remain High
Visit our Accountability Page and check out the Academic Performance Index testing results from 2012-13. We are proud to share that our scores remain high, exceeding all federal and state accountability requirements. With an API of 846, Forest Ranch Charter School remains among the top elementary schools in the district.
Upcoming Event Dates
September 17 - Constitution Day
September 18 - Sports Club field trip (Ball/Stearns)
September 24 - Punctuation Day
September 26 - Electives Day
September 30 - last day to donate to Annie B's Campaign
October 2 - Hands on Lab field trip (Jimenez)
October 3 - Assembly at 8:30AM
October 7 - Gateway Museum field trip (Matoes/Jimenez)
October 9 - Burrito Dinner Fundraiser at Community Center
October 10 - No School, Parent Teacher Conferences
October 13 - Picture Day
October 13 - Laxson field trip (Ball/Stearns)
October 16 - Safety Committee meets at 3PM
Common Core - What does it mean?
There has been a lot of talk about Common Core State Standards and Common Core curriculum over the last year or so.There has been a lot of talk about Common Core State Standards and Common Core Curriculum over the last year or so. What does that mean for our families and students?
The Common Core Standards have currently been adopted by forty-five states. These standards help set clear and consistent expectations for students, parents, and teachers, regardless of where students may live. FRCS families will see some changes this year and next in response to our implementation of the new standards. The changes will not be dramatic as much of our curriculum was designed using materials and resources from states at the forefront of this change in education.
In a nutshell, the focus on the new standards is to increase the depth of student learning. Rather than rote learning or memorization, students will learn, and teach to others, the how and why behind the concepts through exploration and hands-on opportunities. This depth of knowledge will then be tested by a new computer-based, adaptive standardized test rather than the old, fill-in-the-bubble STAR standardized test.
For more information on Common Core, check out these useful links: