We are still in need of both instructors and volunteers for our DASH program. If you have a special interest or talent that you would like to share, or know of anyone else that may be interested in teaching, please contact Elise Dunkin at email@example.com. Classes this year will be on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning February 13th. You can teach or volunteer for one or both days.
Ramsey Magnet School of Science is a National Title One School.
Here is a Short SQORD Video that introduces this excellent program.
Fred Meyer teams with Ramsey!!
A big thank you to Fred Meyer for the $500 donation to Ramsey Magnet School of Science.
Dear Ramsey Families,
As report cards come home with your student on Friday, we wish to provide you some important information regarding changes over the past year. In 2013-14, the report card changed with the Idaho Core Standards in Math and English Language Arts, which were adopted by the state of Idaho and implemented in our school district. The new standards are more rigorous and accelerate both the teaching and learning that goes on in Ramsey classrooms. The report card you have reflects these standards. A score of 4 indicates a child exceeds grade level expectations for the standard at this time. A score of 3 indicates your child can demonstrate what the standard requires; he/she meets the grade-level expectation at this time. We do not expect mastery in January for every standard. Students will master many of the standards by the end of the school year, and we encourage you to think of a score of 2 as one that is emerging. Unfortunately, the report card uses the word “basic”. A score of 2 indicates a student is on his/her way to meeting the standard by year’s end. If you see a score of 1, however, your child is at risk for reaching that particular standard by year’s end. Please work with your child’s teacher to support your student’s growth—4, 3, 2 or 1. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and adaptation. As our teaching and learning moves from an emphasis on letter grades to an emphasis on learning and skill, we will all benefit in the long run.
Please mark your calendars for some important dates in the near future. On Wednesday evening, our PTO will conduct a planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. at MacKenzie River Pizza. Everyone is welcome. The team will be planning a large fundraising gala and would love your help! Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Bond and Levy vote on March 14th! We will providing you with more information in future Ramsey Reviews about the Levy and Bond. In the meantime, please know that absentee ballots are available in the office!
Your child’s teacher should have sent home a Confirmation of Enrollment form recently. Please be sure to fill it out and send it back ASAP. (Thank you to those of you who have already sent it back!) This form is not an actual registration form, but it provides us a general idea about our numbers for next year. Our goal is to hear back from every student. Thank you!
We would like to say thank you again to Mrs. Burt for all her hard work with Jump Rope for Heart! She worked incredibly hard over the past couple weeks to organize and manage such a meaningful event for kids.
As always, we hope you have had a restful Super Bowl weekend with your family. Spring is just around the corner!
Crystal Kubista, Principal
Aaron Drake, Assistant Principal