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Communications for our John C Daniels community.

District-wide Curriculum Fair

Dear Families,

Please join us on Thursday, May 30th at 5:00 p.m. at the Fieldhouse at Hillhouse High School for the district-wide curriculum fair where we celebrate student work from our school and around the district. 

I hope to see you there and if you have questions please reach out to me.

Mrs. Ortiz

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DORA: Diagnostic Online Reading Assessment

Dear Families of grade 3 and 4 students:

Your child is on their second round of tesing with DORA in Spanish. The first round was back in December 2018 and now in the Spring 2019. DORA is an online reading assessment which assesses reading skills in 7 fundamental areas. The 7 fundamental areas are: 

  1. High Frequency Words
  2. Word Recognition
  3. Phonics
  4. Phoemic Awareness
  5. Oral Vocabulary
  6. Spelling
  7. Reading Comprehension

DORA ia an adapative assessment which adjusts depending on how your child is performing. Immediately after your child is done with his/her test a report is available with information to help improve your child's reading skills. 

Please reach out to your child's teacher or myself if you have questions.

Thank you.

Mrs. Ortiz

Dual Language Instructional Coach

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Battle of the Books: Competition & Celebration Friday, March 29th

Please join us on Friday, March 29th for our Battle of the Books Competition and Celebration.

Our competition will be held in the auditorium.

Grades 3 & 4     9:00-10:00     Team Competition

Grades 5 & 6    11:10-11:55    Head-to-Head Competition


A celebration for students participating in the Battle of the Books and their guests will be held in the Library from 1:30 to 2:30.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

-Heather O'Brien

Literacy Coach


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Parent Conferences January 30th 1:30-5:30

Dear Families,

I will be handing out report cards in Kindergarten room 122 for parent conferences but will be availbale for any parent who has questions or concerns about Dual Language. 

Thank you.

Viviana Ortiz

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