Back to School Night 2014

Upper Grade (⅘ Combo) - Room 20 - Mr. Seliskar

Welcome to the “Upper” Grades



Binders: Scholars should use their 1 inch binders/folders with pocket dividers to organize homework and classwork materials as well as transport flyers/notes home to parents.  Please organize/inspect binders daily for important notices and forms to sign.

Common Core Standards: These standards are much more rigorous requiring students to critically think, problem solve, and justify their answers. Instead of previous state standards in which they were required to know a little about a lot of standards, there are now fewer standards covered at a deeper level.

ClassDojo:  We are also using ClassDojo to monitor behavior and communicate. Parents are encouraged to sign up to receive information about daily behavior.  Access is through the web or iPad/Android apps on a smartphone.

Reading - Foundation for Success

AR Quizzes – Accelerated Reader





Social Studies



Report Cards- All elementary grades are now using a Standards-Based Report Card.  This is an exciting step for our schools as we work towards ensuring that all students are successful at meeting grade-level standards.

Standards describe what a student should know and be able to do at each grade level in all subjects, and this new report card is designed to give parents more and better information about how their children are progressing.

On the report card, parents will learn whether or not their child is proficient—meaning that the child has met grade-level standards,basic—meaning that the child is approaching the standards, below basic—meaning that the child has not met the standards, or advanced—meaning that the child has exceeded the standards. The report card will also provide information on student work habits.

Library -  Weekly on Friday Mornings

Band/Music/Chorus -  Weekly.  Rotating schedule. Students can only choose one.  

Field Trips


How Parents Can Help:


We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

I appreciate the time and effort you have made to attend this important evening. Please, never hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. Thank you so much for allowing me the privilege to work with your child this year!

Contact Information:

Rowland phone number: (626) 974-4700