Thursday, September 27, 2018

Origami Rabbits

Thank you, Ms. Zuzu for teaching us this awesome inflatable rabbit in honor of the Chinese mid-autumn festival!


Thursday, September 13, 2018

M.A.P. Assessments

The MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessment is given 2-3 times a year in grades three through five. The computer-based assessment is what's known as a "dynamic assessment," meaning that the test changes as the student progresses through the questions--if they get a problem correct, they are given a more challenging problem; if they get a problem incorrect, the next problem is easier. The final overall score (known as the RIT score) is an estimate of a student's achievement level. 

The assessments provide teachers with timely, data-driven, and relevant information that will inform our instruction in the classroom. We also use the MAP assessments to monitor students' progress in Math. 





For more information on the MAP, you can view and/or print the MAP Parent Guide.


Fall Standard Score
Math: 191
Reading: 192

Winter Standard Score
Math: 199
Reading: 199

Spring Standard Score
Math: 204
Reading: 202





Tuesday, August 28, 2018

All Families are Welcome at our School!

As we enter the new school year, we feel that it is very important to let you know that

ALL students and families are welcome at our school. 

The Happy Valley Way teaches students to be kind, be safe, be respectful, and be responsible, and part of that is making sure that everyone feels welcome at our school.

A word from the Bellingham School District, via Policy 3210, Non-Discrimination...

Bellingham Public Schools will provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.  The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society.  District programs will be free from sexual harassment. Auxiliary aids and services will be provided to individuals with disabilities when needed for effective communication.


Monday, August 27, 2018

Welcome Back to School!

Can you believe it's time to head back to school already? We are excited to be your student's 3rd grade teachers this year, and we look forward to getting to know your family better as our year progresses.




A little about us...

Mrs. Roselli: This is my 18th year teaching and I feel so lucky to be able to work and live in such an amazing city. I am originally from Vancouver, WA and studied Child Development and Elementary Education at WWU. I loved my college experience in Bellingham so much that I decided this was the place that I would like to live and work. I have been married for 13 years and have two beautiful little girls, Lexi (age 12) and Alyssa (age 9). When I am not at school I enjoy running, biking, playing with my girls, reading and sipping a good cup of coffee. I love teaching and am excited for a wonderful new school year! 

Ms. Vodopich: This is my 12th year teaching for the Bellingham School District. I was born and raised here in Bellingham; in fact, I attended Happy Valley Elementary from kindergarten through 5th grade! Before becoming a teacher, I worked primarily in environmental education. I received my B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Washington and my teaching degree from Western Washington University. When I am not at school, I enjoy reading, hiking, watching movies, doing art projects, baking, and having dance parties with Mrs. R and Ms. M-O.

Ms. Moss-Owen: This is my 16th year teaching. I graduated from WWU in 1991 with a degree in Political Science. I then worked in Social Work, Corporate Sales, and Early Childhood Education before heading back to Western for my Teaching Certificate. I am thrilled to now be in my most favorite profession! I love being a teacher!  I have four amazing children: 26-year-old twin sons and two daughters, ages 22 and 11. When I’m not working, I love family adventures, eating at my husband’s restaurant (The Mt. Bakery), reading, running, and being silly with Mrs. R and Ms.V. It’s going to be a great year!

This blog has lots of fun links for your student to use at home and during free time at school; we encourage you to explore the links together. We always like getting your feedback, so feel free to post comments!