Laurelton-Pardee News

February 5, 2016

Welcome.

Dear LP Families:


The excitement of the Super Bowl has taken over our school! Our students were excited today - and many of them wore team colors, which was really awesome! I hope you have some fun plans for the game. I'm sure many of us will be dragging on Monday morning.


We have seen an increase in physical activity this week. I feel like some of it is that our kids are bursting with energy. Hopefully they can get outside and/or do something physically active this week.


Enjoy this last weekend of football for the season!


Sincerely,
Lucas Hiley

Principal

Upcoming Events.

February 15 - 19 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

February 22 - School Reopens

February 26 - End of marking period

Changes for the 2016 Grades 3-8 Math and ELA State Exams

The NYS Education Department informed us this week that this year's state tests will look a little different. While we knew the tests were being created by a different company (Questar), we learned a few other differences for the year.

The main changes:

1. Greater involvement of educators in the test development process.

2. Decrease in the number of test questions

3. A shift to untimed testing

The Eastridge FIRST Robotics Team 3157 is busy at work on this year’s robot and with that they incur many costs and need your help!

  • On- going Bottle & Can Drive (see attached flier)

  • Robotics Team 3157 decals are available for $5.00 each (see attached)

Thank you for your continued support of these fantastic students from Eastridge High School. Check out the team’s website at: http://eastridgerobotic.org or contact us at eastridgerobotics@gmail.com should you have any questions.

Save the date of March 25 & 26 to come out & watch the team in action at the Finger Lakes Regionals at R.I.T. campus at the Gordon Field House. Check out the game on http://www.firstinspires.org/

FIRST STRONGHOLD 2016 Robotics Game.

Staff Spotlight

Oh No!

There is no staff spotlight today. This was a short week, as I was sick for two days. I never got to snap a photo... stay tuned for next week! Sorry to let you down.