The Monthly Newsletter for the Patricia A. Duran School
Spotlight on PreK
Spotlight on Pre-K
During the month of September we worked hard on building routine, making new friends, learning school rules, and how to be a bucket filler. We learned about each other and how we are alike and different and that we are all terrific!
Our PreK kiddos are also learning about what it means to fill each other's buckets, and have been practicing the concept. To learn more about "bucket fillers" click here.
We are starting to notice letters, especially the letters in our own names! We are listening to stories, singing songs and learning poems. We are also learning about the calendar and counting together everyday!
In Pre-K we focus a lot on pre-writing skills to develop our fine motor muscles. We are playing with play-doh, cutting, gluing, painting and working on our pencil grip!
Pre-K students are enjoying exploring different areas in our classrooms such as the kitchen, the blocks, puzzles, art, library and tubs including manipulatives.
Fire Prevention Month
NWEA Testing this Month
October 4: 4th grade reading
October 5: 3rd grade reading
October 6: 2nd grade reading
October 7: Kindergarten and 1st grade reading
October 12: 4th grade math
October 13: 2nd grade math
October 14: Kindergarten math
October 15: 3rd grade math
October 18: 1st grade math
October 19: 4th grade language
October 20: 3rd grade language
The video below provides a great summary of the NWEA assessment.
In-Service and Holiday Reminders
If you have questions regarding pool testing or are interested in signing your child up, please contact Nicole LaRochelle at email@example.com You can follow the steps below to sign your child up for pool testing:
1. First, click here (https://testcenter.concentricbyginkgo.com/minor-consent).
2. Then, enter this access code: QGFE84
3. Finally, enter your child’s information, and you’re done!
Note: If you need to provide consent for more than one child, please complete the process once for each child.