Rosa Parks Journal

April 11th - 15th

Keep Pushing.......

"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives." - Clay P. Bedford

With the first week of testing completed, thanks to all for pushing our students to do their best. Continue to motivate and encourage them. You all have worked hard throughout the year, and this is the time for our students to showcase all the wonderful things that they have learned. Keep in mind that we still have a long road ahead of us. Make sure that we maximize every second we have with our students. Teach till the end.....



We will continue with AIR Testing this week in Grades 3-5. The testing schedule will begin at 9:30AM - 11:00AM. Remember specials will change only on testing days, so please plan accordingly.

Testing Days:

Tuesday: Math 1(3-5)

Wednesday Math 2(3-5)

Friday: 4th Grade Social Studies

5th Grade Science

Incentives for testing will be as follows (Subject to Change)

  • Week One- Grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th- Extra Recess from 3:00-3:35
  • Week Two- Grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th- Popcorn and a Movie from 2:00-3:30

Incentives will be based on the following...

  • 100% attendance on testing days
  • Students working hard during the test (to be determined by teacher.)

I am asking that we all work together to make sure this is a success for the students. I will need one teacher per grade level to stay with the kids that will not participate and two teachers to monitor the students during the activities. If you have a team of four you can split two and two.

Professional Development......

Staff please be advised that the following will be required training in the district for everyone including newly hired staff. If summer training is not completed then the district PD days will be used for those that have not had the training. Please make sure that you register for the following:

PBS (1 day)

Behavioral (either Regular teacher session or SPED session) and the COMBO day (2 days)

SIOP (2 days)

Primary Institute (for K-3) 2 full day

If you have any questions please let me know.

Upcoming Dates / Events


Tuesday 4/12 -

Wednesday 4/13 - Staff Meeting @7:45AM: Meeting Tech Lab 2:00 - 4:30(Comer)

Thursday 4/14 -

Friday 4/15 -

Transfer Students(Reminder)

Teachers, when we have students transfer from our school to another, within our district, we have to make sure, that we have all the information ready to be sent. Please make sure that you working with Mrs. Kelly to have the necessary information ready when asked.