What a pleasure this month has been! I feel lucky to get to know you and your child. An update on some of our work:
Quatama is moving Full STEAM ahead!
In collaboration with the Portland Metro STEM Partnership and the Grey’s Foundation, Quatama teachers have been able to create an integrated Life Science experience this year! We are proud to tell the story of the salmon cycle from habitat to cell.
Quatama will also host the Right Brain Initiative research pilot in coordination with Portland State University.
Kindergarteners will begin their STEAM work by coding computers funded through the Hillsboro Schools Foundation Grant.
What does it mean to move “Full STEAM” ahead?
Persevering-going forward even when things get difficult
Collaborating-working together to accomplish more
Thinking Critically-training your brain to consider all options
Investigating-discovering as much as you can about a subject
Creating-turning thoughts & ideas into things other people can see
Please support your child at home, by asking questions about their school day, reading together, ensuring daily attendance and a good night’s rest. We appreciate all you do to support Quatama!
A big thank you to all our volunteers in the garden over the summer. It is beautiful and a perfect start to a great year!
SERVICES OFFERED FOR TALENTED AND GIFTED (TAG) STUDENTS
Parents are welcome to refer their child for services designed for students identified as talented and gifted. Students who score at or above the 97th percentile on a nationally standardized test of overall reading or math or on a mental abilities test, and have other confirming evidence that they learn at a rapid rate and advanced level, are identified as TAG students. With parent input, individual plans are made to adjust the rate and level of the student’s instruction to meet their specific needs.
If you think your child may qualify for TAG services, and want information about the referral and identification process, please call Janis Hill or Shannon Jones
Servicios para Estudiantes Talentosos y Dotados (TAG) Los padres son bienvenidos a recomendar a su hijo/a a los servicios diseñados para estudiantes identificados como TAG. Estudiantes cuales sacan más del 97 porciento en una prueba de logro nacionalmente Regularizada, o en habilidades mentales prueban y tienen otra evidencia confirmando que ellos aprenden a una proporción rápida, se identifica como TAG. Con las sugerencias del padre, se hacen planes individuales para ajustar la proporción y nivelar dela instrucción del estudiantes para satisfacer sus necesidades específicas.
Si usted piensa que su niño puede calificar para los servicios del TAG, y quiere información sobre la referencia y el proceso del resguardo, por favor llame a Janis Hill, Directora, o Shannon Jones, Enlace del programa TAG.
Quatama is excited to be pursuing STEM to STEAM education for our students and families. As part of the Portland Metro STEM Partnership, we are developing, planning, and implementing learning that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The Right Brain Initiative and the staff development it provides to teachers is helping us use the arts as a natural ribbon to tie together other subjects in meaningful, real world experiences. We invite families to join the adventure in any way you can. We have need for help in the garden, after school technology and interest clubs, connections to field trips to STEM or STEAM businesses. Interested? Give us a call or let your child’s teacher know of your interest.
Click here for a link to the district report cards.
Click here for a link to the Oregon Department of Education AYP report.