Joseph Rogers Primary School

May 2, 2016

Finish Strong

We have now begun our last month of school. Every year am amazed at how quickly the year passes. It is also amazing how much students have learned in the 10 months that they have been entrusted to us. As you begin this last month of school, remember our students deserve only the very best. We have so many great activities planned this month, but we need to keep instruction as the center of all that we do and finish the school year strong.

I know you are busy working on writing assessments, benchmarking, formative assessments and just wrapping up loose ends right now. Thank you for continuing to display your student's work. I spent some time taking pictures of students writing this week and wanted to share with you. Thank you for your dedication to this profession!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week,


Calendar of Events

fun times at jrp

May 2 - Scheduling Committee

May 3 - Teacher Appreciation Lunch (check email for schedule)

May 3 - GROW Team; wear JRP shirt

May 4 - classroom inventory sheets due; wear High School shirt

May 5 - Employee Appreciation Team; begin AIMSweb benchmarks; Blooming Readers; wear college shirt

May 6 and 13 - Kindergarten Registration in library

May 9 - begin standards based benchmarks online; FUN team meeting; students will dress as career they would like to have

May 10 - safety/career day

May 11 - transition meetings - all day in the conference room

May 12 - 2nd grade to Hawkins Elementary

May 20 - Moving on Up Day

May 24 - Field Day

May 26 - End of Year Programs


Start strong, Stay strong, and Finish strong by always remembering why you're doing it in the first place.