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Learning Coach Appreciation Tea May 5 @10:30am

We are in the home stretch so on May 5th we will be celebrating our Learning Coaches.  So come on over to Feickert for refreshments and a chance to chat with fellow coaches.  Bring the kids too as we love to see them and have a few activities planned for them as well.  Can’t wait to see you 10:30-11:30am!!!

Reminder April 30th PE Testing

PE Testing will be held at Elk Grove Park at 10am Thursday April 30 for 5th and 7th graders only.  We will meet at the park entrance closest to Elk Grove Florin Rd.  Please call me if you have trouble finding us

Testing On-Site @ Feickert April 7th, 9th, 13th, 20th, 21st

We are now doing the State Smarter Balanced Testing.  Please meet in the computer lab at Feickert according to the dates below.  Testing is from 9am to noon on  April 7th, 9th, 13th, and 20th dependent on grade level..see below.  Students who finish early will call parents for pick up.  For those not attending testing you must sign an OPT OUT form for your student otherwise attendance will be affected.

Grades 3-6 April 7th and April 9th

Grades 7-8 April 13 and April 20th

Grades 5 and 8 Science Test  in room 27 …9:30 am- 11:30 (pen and paper testing)

Get Ready for Testing

The State of California has developed an online assessment called the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).   It assesses all 3rd-12th grade students on Math and ELA (English Language Arts- Reading, Writing, Grammar, Punctuation, etc…) proficiency.

Our testing window will be in April. Exact dates will be sent out as soon as we have them.

In order to help prepare each student for this exam, we highly recommend that you spend some time each week (example: 30 minutes each Tuesday and 30 minutes each Thursday?) going over the Training and Practice tests for your specific grade level.

You may want to print the following out (it came from the State and they love lengthy instructions.  The only thing they forgot was to have us do the Hokey Pokey laughing)

To access the practice site go to:

Click on box with green letters that say:Take The Practice Training Tests (middle of page)

Next page: Click on little green box with bike at the bottom.

On the next page, find the large red trike.  Click there for “California Students”.

On the next page, click box that says “Sign In”  (you do not need to fill in any of the fields since you are there as a “guest”)

Next Page:  Is This You?    Choose your grade level and then click “Yes”

A page with”Your Tests” will appear.
Click the “Training” tests in Math or ELA before moving onto “Practice” or “Performance Tasks”.

After you have clicked on your selection, the new page will show “Choose Settings”.  Leave them as is, and click “Select”

Next Page:  Scroll down and click on “Start My Test”

Alas, the test does not start quite yet.  Before doing the “Training” test, be sure to read over the “Overview of Student Test site and Test Tools” by clicking on this “blue” link.    The “Tools” part will be especially helpful.  You may even want to “print screen” of the tools and how to use them during the test.  ( For the “Practice” and “Performance Task” click on Begin Test Now.)

Once you have looked over “Tools” click on box “Begin Test Now”.

Using the tools, notepads, etc…answer each question as best you can.  You move to next question by clicking on the arrow in the upper left hand corner.

Practice makes perfect!

March 2 at California’s State Capital

Please join us on March 2 at California’s State Capital to learn, enjoy, and engage in the art of being a US citizen.  This event is being hosted by “California Parents For Virtual Education” and they have planned a day of informative fun for all.

We will meet at the International World Peace Rose Garden on the corner of 15th Street and Capital Ave at 10:00. At 10:10 we will take a leisurely walk through the beautiful grounds and pass several memorials on our way to the Capital building and all the activities.

At this point you are free to visit all the booths, take part in the activities, sign up to meet with your elected officials, or join a tour in the Capital or a nearby museum.

If the weather is nice, you may want to pack a picnic lunch.  Please bring your orange EGVA backpack/cinchsack to carry any “goodies” you may receive and wear your EGVA t-shirt if you have one.

For more information and to “officially” register for this event, please go to:

FREE Admission to The California Museum
FREE Lunch for the first 300 attendees

Student Backpack Giveaway
Educational Student Activities
Raffle Prizes
and much more!

You are Invited

Break out those dancing slippers and “dress to impress”! Here’s an opportunity to create some wonderful lifelong memories.

Below is the flyer about a fabulous Father/Daughter Valentine Dance at Feickert Elementary School, this Friday, February 13.

Father Daughter Dinner Dance

Work Samples…They are jammin’

Reading to Rover Reschedule date TBA

Rover Rescheduled

Our Reading to Rover Event has to be rescheduled until our pup pup feels a little better. Doggies get sick too.


Gingerbread Contest and Social



Our 5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Winter Fun Social is next week! It is a time to meet, greet, and have some fun before our long Winter Break.

Where: Feickert Elementary Room 26

Date: Thursday, Dec. 11

Time: 10:00-11:00

Each family is being asked to bring in a “small bites” snack to share. The healthier the better and please no peanut products. (fruit, cheese, juice boxes, crackers, veggies, and a sprinkling of a few “sugarplums” are always good choices).

All gingerbread structures are created and built at home and brought in that morning. Everyone present gets to vote on their favorite one and the top 3 win a prize. Please let us know if your student(s) will be entering this contest. (For ideas go to Google Images/Gingerbread houses)

Food, fun, frolic….all that is missing is you! So please plan on joining us for this event!

RSVP by Monday, Dec. 8, 3 PM.

Check out previous years’ work:

K-6 Thanksgiving Get Together Nov 20th @10am

Feeling like a good story to get you in the mood for Thanksgiving? How about creating your own “I Am Thankful” tree?

Join us at 10:00, next Thursday, November 20 in Room 26 at Feickert for this holiday activity.


RSVP by Tuesday, November 18 if you plan to attend so we can be sure to have enough art supplies on hand.

Hope to see you there. Gobble, gobble.