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Breakfast and Lunch Menu - October 2015
Newsletter - October 2015
Board of Directors Agenda - September 15, 2015
Next PTP Meeting - October 13, 2015
Academic Calendar - 2015-2016
Upcoming Event Dates
September 25 - Electives Day
September 25 - Pajama Spirit Day
September 25 - Dance & Dine Auction Fundraiser
September 30 - Annie B's Fundraising Drive ends
October 1 - Field Trip, Hands on Lab (McNulty)
October 1 - Safety Committee Meeting, 3PM
October 2 - Student Government Elections
October 5 - Field Trip, Bidwell Park (Sellu)
October 9 - No School, Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 12 - Picture Day
October 13 - PTP Meeting, 3PM
October 15 - Field Trip, Hands on Lab (Sellu)
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: