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Weekly Update 04/19/2019

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Greetings Eastridge Families

Just a reminder that ILEARN Testing begins next week for our 3rd and 4th grade students. This is the state mandated standardized assessment. Our students have been working very hard to prepare for these assessments. Third graders will take English/Language Arts and Math assessments. Fourth graders will take English/Language Arts, Math, and Science. Our students will test for approximately one hour each day over the course of the next 9 - 12 days. Our students know that one test does not define them. We simply want each student to do his or her personal best! That is what matters the most! Thank you for encouraging your children to stay motivated and to do their best! We believe in them!


Please make sure students are well rested over the course of testing and arrive at school on time every day! Attendance is always important but even more so during this testing window! We appreciate you scheduling appointments around testing so students will be at school every day! Thank you!


I hope you had a great weekend!

Mrs. Johnson

ILEARN ASSESSMENT

3rd and 4th Graders will take the new statewide assessment called ILEARN. This is the assessment that has replaced ISTEP. The ILEARN testing window opens on Monday, April 22. ILEARD measures student achievement and growth according to Indiana Academic Standards. ILEARN is the summative accountability assessment for Indiana students and assesses the areas of Language Arts and Math. Fourth grade will have an additional Science assessment that they will complete. For more information about ILEARN, please visit the IDOE website at https://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/ilearn

Food Service News

Did you know that you can add money, check balances and view what your child is eating for lunch on the Food Service Parent Portal? You can even pay your textbook rental invoice at the same time! Simply to go https://foodservice.warren.k12.in.us/Login.aspx.


If you need your username and password, just email mgallmey@warren.k12.in.us or bsmith@warren.k12.in.us so we can provide you one.

Need to speak to someone in the Food Service Department? You can also call us at 317-869-4381 or 317-869-4389. To view the Food Service website, go to http://www.warren.k12.in.us/food-service.

Attendance

We love celebrating our students so please make sure they come to school each day. A weekly surprise is given to all students with 96% attendance for the week. Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. Every school day counts in a child's academic life... a missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. The effects of lost school days build up one absence at a time. Leaving early or coming in late, is a loss of instructional time that cannot be made up.

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Digital Safety Event for Parents

Our Warren Township Council of PTAs is hosting a Digital Families Community Event on Monday, April 22nd at 6 pm in the MSD Warren Township Administration Building located at 975 N. Post Road. This event is sponsored by the National PTA and Facebook. Please invite your school's families to attend our event. We will be providing pizza and drinks at our event. In order to ensure we have enough food, we are requesting that families RSVP.


Families may RSVP to this event through one of the following options:

- weblink: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GVXVQVL

- emailing our Council PTA at warrenptacouncil@gmail.com, or

- through our Facebook page @Warren Township Council of PTAs.


During this event, families will learn about the importance of digital safety and online behavior through various workshops (Healthy Habits, Online Presence, Password Strategies, Privacy and You, Building Empathy, Family Tech Talk, and Ask a Student Center). Some of the things you can expect to talk about are password security, online communication, and how to be a connected as a family online. 98% of kids 8 years and younger have access to a smart device. It’s important that our families know how to keep each other safe and be the best versions of ourselves online.

Warren Township Choral Fine Arts Festival

Join us on April 23rd as our Eastridge Noteables perform at the Warren Township Choral Fine Arts Festival along with the intermediate, middle and high school choirs. The performance will begin at 7 pm. Choir members should wear their choir shirt and jeans. This is a free event for all.

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Warren Township K-6 Art Show

The annual Warren Township K-6 Art Show will be held at Porter Service Center (9150 E. Rawles Avenue, just east of Post Road) from Monday, April 29th through Friday, May 3rd and is open from 7 am-7 pm. Opening Night is on Monday, April 29th. Please join us in supporting Fine Arts at Eastridge and in Warren Township!

Community Forum

MSD Warren Township is holding a community forum to share the changes being implemented at the intermediate/middle schools for the 19/20 school year.

In addition, the district will be seeking input and feedback on moving from a two-tier transportation schedule to a three tier transportation schedule for the 2019/2020 school year.

Presentations of the two topics can be found by clicking on the links below.

The two topics are:

The 5-8 Experience Presentation

Three Tier Bussing Presentation

When: Wednesday, May 1st

Where: Creston Intermediate/Middle School Auditorium, 10925 East Prospect Street

What Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Presentations of the two topics can be found by clicking on the links below:

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Breakfast

Breakfast is available daily to every student free of charge. Breakfast is served in the classroom from 8:30AM-9:00AM.


If you have any questions, please contact Haley Quade via email at hquade@warren.k12.in.us.


Fast Food

Please refrain from bring fast food into the building during student lunch times. We encourage you to eat a school lunch or pack a lunch from home.