JAGUAR UPDATE

Sunset Valley Elementary 10/6/17

Jaguar Corner

Hello Jaguars!

-Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up! Please remember to schedule a conference with your child's teacher. We have over 250+ conferences scheduled thus far! That is great!

-MAP Testing Window: April 3 to May 8. If there is any way to schedule appointments around the kids' testing, that is helpful. We will typically test in the mornings, until noon.

-Picture retakes are Tuesday, October 10.

-Reminder: The kids are not in school on Friday, October 13. Teachers have PD meetings on this day.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES SIGN UP!!

The pick-a-time conference sign ups went "live" on Sunday, October 1!! Thank you for signing up for a conference time! Click here for directions.

SVE PTA YEARBOOK!!

It's time to order your 2017-2018 Yearbook! Yearbooks are $16 for the standard, and $19 if you have your child's name printed on the cover. It's very easy to order. Just go to the Inter-state website and enter the school code listed below. Type in your student's name and select their grade and class. Then choose if you want to add your student's name, and type in his/her name. To add multiple students, you will need to keep adding the school code. When you are done, go to check out and pay! 6th grade students receive free personlization from PTA and you will receive a letter with your instructions. Order deadline is January 12th. If you have any problems or questions, please e-mail Genevieve Boehm at gboehmpta@gmail.com. Thank you!

www.inter-state.com/yearbook SVE code is: 21899X

Also remember to upload pictures of your students at school and school functions and you can guarantee your child will be in the yearbook! There are instructions on the PTA website on how to upload your pictures for the yearbook committee. We'd also love to have as many people helping with the yearbook as possible - please contact Genevieve Boehm or fill out the volunteer form on the website.

SYLVIA BAILEY PARK

Are you and your family interested in some Fall Fun? Try Sylvia Bailey Park!

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Lee’s Summit R-7 to fund ACT college-entrance exams for all high-school juniors

State of Missouri recently dropped funding for this annual testing

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District recently announced that the district will be covering the cost of ACT college-entrance testing for high-school juniors during spring 2018. In the past, Missouri state government provided funding for all juniors to take the ACT during the spring at no cost to the student or his/her school district.

With the state’s announcement that state funding would end during 2017-18, district officials made the decision to pick up the cost, estimated at $74,000, for this year. Families with Lee’s Summit R-7 high-school juniors received an e-mail during late August informing them of the district’s commitment to funding the ACT college-entrance test.

As in past years, this administration of the exam will continue to count as an official ACT exam. Students will continue to have the opportunity to send the scores to four colleges of their choice at no cost to the student.

This spring 2018 ACT exam can also be used to help post a qualifying math score to achieve A+ funding. There is one difference between the R-7 administration of the ACT exam and the previous state administration -- Lee’s Summit R-7 juniors will no longer be required to sit for the writing portion of the exam. Due to the optional nature of the writing component combined with the additional cost it would require, Lee’s Summit R-7 will simply offer the four required subject tests: English, math, reading and science.


Parent Volunteers and Field Trips

Jaguar Nation -

Please remember to complete the LSR7 background check if you are planning to chaperone a field trip this year for your child's class. Please call the main office with questions.

SVE PTA READ A THON!!

Please review this information for the SVE PTA upcoming READ A THON fundraiser!

R7 Character Trait: Family

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Upcoming Dates

-September 29 - October 10 - PTA Read-A-Thon

-October 10 - Student Picture Retake Day

-October 18-19 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, October 18: 1:30 PM Early Dismissal

(Not a late start Wednesday)

Thursday, October 19: No School for Students

-October 20 - NO SCHOOL