We Are St. Ann School
4/7/16 Parent & Student News By: Bonnie Hall, Principal
ACT Aspire Achievement Grades 3-8 Testing Week Begins Monday, April 11th -
The Archdiocese decided to switch to the ACT Aspire test replacing the Terra Nova Achievement test previously administered to grades 2-7. Aspire will present us with rich data; a copy of your child's results will be provided to you sometime in May.
As always, it's very important that children arrive on time for class...particularly for testing week. Children (in grades 3-8) who arrive tardy will be asked to stay in the office until a break in testing or testing is completed for that day. We will not interrupt classes during testing.
Please make sure your child is well-rested and has eaten a healthy breakfast each day. Also, send in a healthy snack, as "breaks" will be given during test administration.
Calculators will not be allowed for the grades 3-5 mathematics portion off the test; however, approved calculators will be allowed for grades 6-8.
Here is our testing schedule for grades 3-8
Monday, April 11th : Reading
Tuesday, Aprill 12th: Mathematics
Wednesday, April 13th: English and Writing
Thursday, April 14th: Science
Friday, April 15th-Friday, April 22nd (Make-up Days for testing. Note: April 22nd is the last day make-up tests may be administered.
We will be taking a "paper and pencil" version of the test.
Testing is important and assists us in data driven instruction; however, it measures only a portion of what a child is capable of in terms of achievement. I simply ask that children try their very best on each question. I'm confident our students will do well.
Our faculty and I will analyze the results in order to identify strengths and areas of improvement in curriculum materials and professional growth opportunities.
Reading Counts Program Info. Released Soon - Grades 3-5
Check out this Press Release About Miss Courtneigh Summerrise (Mrs. Summerrise's daughter)
Mrs. Janice Summerrise is a VERY proud mom! (And we are a proud school...as Courtneigh once upon a time went to St. Ann School. "We knew her when." It was only "yesterday" that she was in my 8th grade homeroom!
Congratulations to Courtneigh (and to Mrs. Summerrise).
See 'Ya Next Year!
Looking forward to a future full of hope with all of you by my side.
Need a form? Here it is:
Please note the special NUT Card below. (Re-registered students may dress down on Monday, April 25th.)