Trantwood Times

"Captivating Every Student, Every Day!"

Kudos - singing the praises of our staff :)

Every day, you, yes YOU, inspire our students to learn, to live well, and to use their minds for good. You deserve a rest! Please have a wonderful Spring Break. Don't do anything I wouldn't do :) but please do enjoy yourself. Our students, parents, and community are depending on you to relax, re-energize, and return renewed. Thank you for being there for them and for being at Trantwood captivating every student every day!

Due Dates and Reminders


  • Cooperation COM due to Lisa Lisa Lee, March 25, 2016
  • Mandatory Site-based PLP due by March 30, 2016
  • Kindergarten Registration, April 19, 2016, 9 am
  • The deadline to complete all PLP hours is April 30, 2016. Updated points sheets were placed in your box last week.

April 4 - April 8, 2016

Monday, April 4

  • Mrs. Z OTB, all day


Tuesday, April 5

  • Mrs. Z OTB, all day
  • Lisa Lee, OTB, afternoon
  • Girls on the Run, 2:40 - 4:00
  • SCA Officer and Homeroom meeting, 2:40 - 4:00
  • ILT, 3 - 4
  • PTA Board Meeting, 6:30, Library


Wednesday, April 6

  • Mrs. Z OTB, all day
  • Mrs. Kurz, OTB, all day
  • Mrs. Metzger, OTB, 1:30
  • Art Club, 2:40 - 4:00


Thursday, April 7

  • Mrs. Kurz, OTB, all day
  • Green Cardinals, 2:40 - 4:00
  • Girls on the Run, 2:40 - 4:00
  • Design Fellows Showcase, Plaza Annex, 5 pm


Friday, April 8

  • Mrs. Metzger, OTB, all day
  • Mrs. Kurz, OTB, all day
  • All City Chorus, Sandler Center

Happy Birthday

Tim Cassidy, March 26

Jan Roewer, March 26

Robin Strohsahl, March 30

Brenda Wright-Owens, April 3

Pam Jacobs, April 9

Education Foundation Grant Opportunities


Both the Schoolwide Application (comprehensive project awards $2,000 to $5,000) and Innovative Learning Project Application (awards up to $2,000) are linked from vbcps.com.

These Spring grant applications are due May 6!

Quarterly Assessments, SWAPS, DRA2, RI, MI, etc. dates

April 5 - May 3
  • Q 3 Science & Social Studies Assessments (gr. 2 - 5)
  • Q 3 Math Cumulative Assessment for Quarters 1-3 (gr. 3-5)
  • Q 3 Math Assessment (gr. 2)
  • Q 3 Language Arts Cumulative Assessments (gr. 2-5)


April 11 - May 13

  • RI (SRI) (gr. 3 - 5)


April 11 - May 13

  • SWAPS (gr. 3 - 5)


May 2 - June 3
  • DRA2 (gr. k - 5)


May 20 - June 17

  • Q 4 Science and Social Studies Assessment (gr. 2-5)
  • Q 4 Math Cumulative Assessment (gr. 1 & 2)
  • Q 4 Language Arts Cumulative Assessment (gr. 2)


June 1 - June 17

  • MI (SMI) gr. 5
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SOL Test Dates

Thursday, May 19: Grade 4 Reading, Part 1

Friday, May 20: Grade 4 Reading, Part 2

Monday, May 23: Grade 4 Math, Part 1

Tuesday, May 24: Grade 4 Math, Part 2

Wednesday, May 25: Grade 5 Reading, Part 1

Thursday, May 26: Grade 5 Reading, Part 2

Tuesday, May 31: Grade 5 Math, Part 1

Wednesday, June 1: Grade 5 Math, Part 2

Thursday, June 2: Grade 3 Reading, Part 1

Friday, June 3: Grade 3 Reading, Part 2

Monday, June 6: Grade 3 Math, Part 1

Tuesday, June 7: Grade 3 Math, Part 2

Wednesday, June 8: Grade 5 Science

Thursday, June 9: Grade 5 History

Future Planning

April

April 10 – 16: National Library Week

April 12: Adjusted Dismissal, Elementary

April 13:

Staff day

Iman, OTB Training

April 14:

4th Quarter Grading Period Begins

April 17 – 23: National Student Leadership Week

April 18 – 22: Public School Volunteer Week

April 19:

Kindergarten Registration, 9:00 a.m.

Report Cards Issued

PTA General Meeting and Fine Arts Night, 6:30 p.m.

April 24 – 30: Administrative Professionals Week

April 25: First Grade Field Trip

April 30: Complete all site-based and division PLP activities

April 30 – May 6: Teachers review PLP report in your portfolio to verify your PLP records

May

May 1: School Lunch Super Hero Day

May 3: National Teacher Appreciation Day

May 6:

SCA officer and Home room Reps Celebration, 2:40 p.m.

PTA Pizza Bingo Night

May 11: National School Nurse Day

May 12:

Interest Meeting for SCA Elections, 2:40 p.m.

May 17:

Progress Reports Issued

PTA General Meeting and Grade 5 Strings Program

May 19: SOL - Grade 4 Reading, Part 1

May 20:

SOL – Grade 4 Reading, Part 2

SCA Officer Application Packet Due by 3:00 p.m.

May 23: SOL - Grade 4 Math, Part 1

May 24: SOL - Grade 4 Math, Part 2

May 25:

SOL – Grade 5 Reading, Part 1

SCA Elections held during school (electronically)

May 26: SOL – Grade 5 Reading, Part 2

May 27: Announcement of New SCA Officers

May 30: Memorial Day Holiday

May 31:

SOL - Grade 5 Math, Part 1

SCA Installation of New Officer Practice, 2:40 p.m.

June 1: SOL – Grade 5 Math, Part 2

June 2:

SOL – Grade 3 Reading, Part 1

SCA Installation of New Officers, 8:30 a.m. (Grades 3, 4, 5 invited)

June 3: SOL – Grade 3 Reading, Part 2

June 6: Grade 3 Math, Part 1

June 7: Grade 3 Math, Part 2

June 8: SOL - Grade 5 Science

June 9: SOL - Grade 5 History

June 16: Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony, Cafeteria at 12:30 p.m.

June 17:

Last Day of School, Adjusted Dismissal Day

Grade 5 Fun Day Activities

June 20:

Staff Day

Custodian Appreciation Day

June 24: Report Cards Issued

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