May 6 - 10
Dear 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade families,
Your child will take SOL tests this month. This can be an incredibly stressful time for them because of the pressures the state has placed on a singular exam. Please know that you have raised children that have bright futures in front of them. You’ve raised children who help their friend up on the playground, who live out Bulldog Pride even when no one is looking, who work tirelessly for hours for their teachers, who stand up against bullies, who spread kindness, who create the most beautiful works of art, and so much more. You have trusted us every day with your precious child, and we don’t take a single day with them for granted. Please hug them tightly every night. Let them know how proud of them you are. Remind them that no test will ever define them. Remind them that this is just an opportunity to show what they know, and that the world will keep spinning. And that we will never take this one test and use it judge their worth.
We are a school family that focuses on learning, growing, and leading together. We continually focus on growing the whole child. Although, the state has deemed these tests as a determining factor of our success, and though we will treat them seriously, please know that we understand that every child has their own version of success and we will work tirelessly to bring out the best in every one of our children we serve, and sometimes that can’t be measured with a standardized test.
I encourage you to join us as we passionately cheer our students on to the end of this school year!
Mrs. Jones, Lead Learner
We will not be allowing visitors for lunch from May 7 - 10 due to SOL testing.
SOL Testing this week...
May 9 & 10 - 4th & 5th grade Reading SOL
Teacher Appreciation Week - May 6 - 10
**Tomorrow is the deadline to turn in teacher surprise gifts for the classroom baskets**
Dates to Remember
May 6 - 10 - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 7 - Summer Birthday Book celebration - 2:15 pm; CCPS Library Night - 6 pm
May 9 - Teacher Luncheon (12:15 - 1:45pm)
May 17 - First grade Word Wall Ball
May 22 - PTA Skate Night @ Skate-Away - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
May 27 - No School
May 29 - College t-shirt day
June 5 - Kick-off to Summer Reading
June 6 - PTA mtg - 6 pm
June 10 - 5th grade celebration
June 11 - 5th grade Auction
June 12 - 3rd grade End-of-year celebration; 5th grade graduation - 1:00 pm
June 13 - Early Release Day
June 14 - Early Release Day; Report cards issued; Last day of school
PTA Outreach - May
We are collecting the following items for the Veterans at McGuire Hospital. Please consider donating the following items by May 22:
- denture cleaner
- denture adhesive
- deodorant (men and women)
- body wash (neutral or masculine scent)
- hand/body lotion
- Vaseline 3 oz.
- white socks (for women, men - ankle)
All items can be placed in the box located in the main office.