Principal's Weekly Message

May 22,  2023

Principal's Message

Dear Sea Lion Families,

Congratulations to our students in grades 3-5. The past two weeks have been dedicated to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing. All students in public school in the state of California participate in this testing system which provides data on how students perform in comparison to their grade level peers school/district/county and statewide.

I want to thank you, parents, for the efforts you made in getting your children to school every day, on time, well-rested, and ready to take on the rigor and demands of this important assessment these past two weeks. It makes a difference.

I want to thank their teachers for their efforts and attention to detail during this period: encouraging messages posted on their white boards each morning, “Smart” water and healthy treats provided during testing, and making certain every child had sufficient time to finish each section. But the preparation that teachers provided so that our students would be confident in their testing skills was most impressive. Students made great efforts in planning out their answers by organizing their thoughts and strategies on note paper before answering on the computer.


And, finally, a big thank you to our testing coordinators Mr. Rick Larson and Mrs. May Samari. They were there every step of the way to make sure teachers had what they needed and students were given ample opportunity to do well.

Student success and achievement is a joint effort between home and school. Working together is powerful…where there is teamwork and collaboration, amazing things can be achieved.


Our very own 1st grader Sea Lion, Lucy Markle, submitted a beautiful illustration to the Military Child Education Coalition’s (MCEC) "Call For The Arts" contest. She came in 3rd Place in the K-5 category! Congratulations to Lucy. We are so proud to shine the spotlight on our very own talented young artist.



Please see the link below to the CHP website. It is a great resource to help us understand electric transportation. (motorized bikes, ebikes, motorized scooters, etc.)


·         5/22-5/29 State Testing Make-ups

·         5/26 No School for students

·         5/29 Memorial Day – no school

·         5/31 International Culture Club Day

·         6/1 PTA Meeting

·         6/7 Last day of school – minimum day with a 12:30pm dismissal

Ms. Wendy Wood, M.Ed. ​
McGaugh Elementary School Principal

(562) 799-4560