SBAC Information: Students in grades 3-8 and 11th will begin taking the Smarter Balance English language and math assessment in March 2019. The State of Oregon passed a law allowing parents to opt their students out of taking these assessments. A letter describing this process as well as the importance of these assessments, has been sent home with students in grades 3-8 and 11.
Parents/guardians who wish to opt their students out of taking this assessment are asked to come to their school, discuss the decision with your student’s principal, and pick up the required opt-out form from the school office. This form must be completed and turned into the school office before assessment begins.
Free Dental Sealants and Screenings: Multnomah County is offering free dental sealants and screenings for ALL Floyd Light students. Please stop by and pick up a packet or ask your student to pick one up. For information please call 503-988-3905.
SafeOregon: SafeOregon (https://www.safeoregon.com/) is a state sponsored website that is a place for students and families to report concerns, including bullying or safety issues, to the school. We will review this with students, but want you to know about this resource as well.
NEW BELL SCHEDULES FOR 2018/19 SCHOOL YEAR
2018-2019 FLMS Regular Day
B.O.B. – Battle of the Books!
The Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services and Technology Act grant. Students in 3rd-12th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints.
OBOB’s mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students.
OBOB is run completely by volunteers through the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) and funded partially through the Library Services and Technology Act, LSTA.
A student participates by 1) reading from the book list provided for that year’s Oregon Battle of the Books, 2) discussing those titles and 3) competing in battles with their teammates.
A typical battle is a tournament or game, somewhat like Jeopardy, in which student teams earn points by answering questions about the books on the book list.
Many students read only about half of the books. There are a few readers who complete the whole list, but there are some who might only be able to read five of the books.
The school battles should be completed by the end of February. Reading through the summer is completely optional but OBOB title lists are available to students. Students should have plenty of time to read the books during the school year.
6th to 8th Grade Division
• Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick
• Avenging the Owl by Melissa Hart
• The Body in the Woods by April Henry
• Cryptid Hunters by Roland Smith
• Doll Bones by Holly Black
• The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi
• Ghost by Jason Reynolds
• I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda
• The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham
• My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin
• Restart by Gordon Korman
• Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
• Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
• The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
• The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
2018/19 Concert Schedule (some additional dates will be added later):Concerts for 2018 2019
MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSESSMENT CALENDAR:
18-19 MS assessment_ Calendar
OCTOBER: Wellness Newsletter Oct.2018
DECEMBER:December 2018 Newsletter