Ms. Ryan's Principal Message
"EDUCATION IS THE KINDLING OF A FLAME; NOT THE FILLING OF A VESSEL."
Welcome to our school, Macy Elementary, ‘Home of the Soaring Eagles.’
In 2016/17, Macy is on a course for a productive and wonderful year and maintains its place as a most respected campus in our community. We continue our work as a top achieving school within California.
Macy is one of five elementary sites in the Lowell Joint School District. We maintain an average enrollment of 540 students and operate 18 self-contained classrooms, (kindergarten through sixth grade). The campus has a resource center and two district special day classes. Macy’s English Learner (EL) population is ‘small and scattered’ and all teachers are certificated to meet the needs for developing English proficiency in students.
As we turn towards a new year in 2017, the Macy families and staff reflect on having received the 2016 California GOLD Ribbon School Award and the 2010 California Distinguished School Award.
At Macy, the teachers work diligently to uphold the rigor of our academic program and to this end; students are challenged to embrace their full learning potential. Teachers implement lessons found in the District Patriotic Guide; where social responsibility and good citizenship are emphasized in order to foster a strong appreciation of America’s great heritage. This knowledgeable and energetic staff excels in all professional requirements and teachers work with a spirit of collaboration as they share ideas and strategies with enthusiasm.
The social well being of the children is of great importance to the staff and I. We operate several programs specifically designed to promote the emotional welfare of these terrific kids and when we return from the holidays; Macy will be launching our newest program entitled, “Dude Be Nice!” DBN Week will support the positive climate and culture already found within our walls and in January, students will participate in activities which recognize those who need a kind note, a laugh, or a friend on campus. Staff members who would otherwise go unrecognized for the service they provide, and the selfless manner in which they provide it, will likewise, be honored.
The school theme this year taps into a common phrase used by the entire Macy student body during our monthly award’s assemblies and in classrooms too; this is, “Macy Ohana – No one is left behind, or forgotten.”
Thank you, one and all, for joining us in our journey this year! Together we are making a tremendous difference in the lives of our children, each and everyday!
PLC - 'Thinking Map' Teacher Training ... Thank you Mrs. P & Mrs. S!
Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!
Read Across America, While Standing on America!
Check the Notes One Final Time!
Rubber Band Launch!
2017 Science Olympiad @ Occidental College!
The Clay Committee - 6th Grade Terra Cotta Soldiers
Macy is GOLDen!
Macy Fun in the Rain!
2017 Carnival - Macy Makes the Dough!
2010 California Distinguished School
2016 California Gold Ribbon School
Member of the La Habra Council - California 4th District PTA
California’s new multiple measures accountability system is now available on the California Department of Education (CDE) Web site at http://www.caschooldashboard.org. The new system is referred to as the Dashboard.
Also available on the CDE Web site is the Five-by-Five Placement Report which can be accessed at http://www.cde.ca.gov/dashboard.
The Five-by-Five Placement Report identifies the location of the LEA, school, or student group on the five-by-five grid.
Communicating the California School Dashboard: Key Points
California is field testing a new website designed to help communities across the state access important information about K-12 districts and schools. Called the California School Dashboard (https://www.caschooldashboard.org/), the site features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, graduation rates, English learner progress and suspension rates. The Dashboard is part of California’s new school accountability system based on 2013’s Local Control Funding Formula. It is the next step in a series of major shifts in public education that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing and placed the focus on equity for all students.
More Than a Number
Focus on Equity – Success for Every Student
Supporting Local Decision-Making
A First Step
Celebrating Successes, Focusing on Challenges