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Principal's Message

September 2016


Dear Sharp Parents,


School has been in session since mid-August and students have fallen into routines and procedures. Thank you parents for your support by bringing your children to school each day and on time!


The results for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) are here. Our students showed growth in all areas. In grades 3-5 tested this past spring and our results show that in the area of reading our students scored 36% benchmark/above in grade 3, in grade 4 students scored 30% benchmark/above and in grade 5 students scored 28% benchmark/above. In the area of mathematics, students in grade 3 scored 50% benchmark/above, in grade 4 students scored 19 % benchmark/above, and in grade 5 students scored 10% benchmark/above. Students took these assessments on iPads, Laptops, and in our computer lab. We will strengthen our focus on improving our common core instruction as well as meet the technological needs of our students by giving them more practice with using the keyboard for typing. Last year we focused on getting our students to speak and think aloud on a daily basis and to take that thinking to writing to increase student engagement. These strategies helped us increase our student achievement. This year we will continue that focus and also help students to understand complex text as well as increase our science and math focus.


We need your help! Would you like to be a part of the Mosaic Project? We (staff, students, and parents) are going to paint the large wall across the street under the freeway. Councilwoman Nury Martinez has donated a professional artist who will lead us in constructing a beautiful mural for our school community. For more information please contact Maggie Lopez our Parent Center Director, located in room 1.


Telemundo news came to our school to help us kick off our new year. It was very exciting to hear our school celebrated on Noticiero Telemundo on September 2nd by News Anchor Dunia Elvir and Weather Analyst Michelle Trujillo. Our Folklorico dancers did an excellent job performing and we received over 250 backpacks from Telemundo with supplies donated from Albertsons and Vons for our students in the afterschool programs.


Thank you for your support,


Kyla Hinson


Our Mission

The Sharp Avenue School Community will assure that all students will be provided with a rigorous Standards-Based Curriculum, quality instruction and the opportunity to learn and develop as positive assets to society.

Our Vision

All Sharp Avenue School students will be successful in all levels of education.  They will continue to be lifelong learners prepared to succeed in college and/or the workplace. They will become an asset to our society as positive role models by demonstrating strong character and good citizenship.