From the Principal

 
 
The testing window is from February 18th to March 6th. Student’s target language proficiency is assessed to gather baseline data and measure the progress of language acquisition.
 
STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency, or STAMP assessment, measures proficiency for listening, speaking, reading and writing in the target language. This adaptive test provides data around student progress and program development. This enables educators to improve language learning outcomes and make more informed instructional decisions.
 
Students in 1st through 6th grades will be assessed using the STAMP assessment. The data results will be used as a baseline for their language proficiency, to benchmark progress, to inform instruction, and to report levels out to parents and continuing institutions. In addition, STAMP results are one form of evidence for the Jr Seal of Biliteracy from Global Village Academy and the Seal of Biliteracy on students’ high school diplomas.
 
This is the second year that STAMP will be administered at Global Village Academy. Following the assessment, teachers and parents will receive detailed data including a two-year comparison for their student.
 
Thank you for ensuring your student(s) are present and on-time during the testing window and for making this a positive experience for our students!
 
100th Day of School
The 100th Day of School Kindergarten Celebration has been rescheduled for Monday, February 10th. The parade begins at 2:45 pm- be prepared to be delighted!!
 
Jeans for Dreams
Jeans for Dreams is scheduled 2 times this week- Monday and Thursday.  Students and Staff can pay $1 to wear jeans with their uniform/spirit wear shirt.    
 
The Week Ahead
 
Monday, February 10        
  • 100th Day of School! Parade at 2:45 pm
  • Jeans for Dream
  •  Box Tops Due
 
Tuesday, February 11         
  • Principal’s Coffee 8:30 am – 9:30 am
  • SAC Meeting 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Thursday, February 13        
  • Jeans for Dreams
  • Valentine’s Day Celebrations at 2:30 pm
  • Art Club at 2:30 pm
                                               
Friday, February 14        
  • Valentine’s Day
  • No School for Students
  • PD Day for Staff- Schedule TBA
  • Kindergarten Roundup 9:30 am – 11:00 am
                                               
Monday, February 17               
  • Presidents Day- NO SCHOOL
 
Have a LOVEly Week!!  
 
 
 
Warmly,
 
Stacy Bush, GVA DC Principal