Message from the Principal
Our 3rd-5th grade students begin the Smarter Balance Test this week. The SBAC measures student achievement in relation to our state standards in the areas of English Language Arts and mathematics. Our school wide goal for the 21-22 school year is to decrease students scoring below basis and basic from 53% to 47% in both ELA/Math.
Thank you to all the families who attended the Community Togetherness Evening on March 24th. This was a great opportunity to see what services are available to our students and families right here in Fall River County.
I look forward to finishing out the school year strong! Students have been making wonderful growth in reading/math and I can't wait to see all their hard work pay off.
May 2-6- Teacher Appreciation Week
May 2-12- District Fast Bridge Assessment Window
May 16- Field Day
May 17- 5th Grade Celebration
May 18- Bike Rodeo during grade level specials time, see above for times
May 19- Last Day of school 1:30 pm- Closing Ceremonies 1:20 on the playground
Coffee with the Principal
Come meet with Mrs. Karn to hear about the end of the school year and give some input on Title information and other activities for the 22-23 school year. This will be held on the same day as Field Day. Hope to see you there.
Monday, May 16, 2022, 08:00 AM
Parent Input for the 22-23 School Year
Teachers consider lots of data regarding your student and where to place them for the next school year, such as the following but not limited to:
- Academic Data
- Friend dynamics
- Learning style of the student
- Teaching style of the teacher
As teachers consider all information to place your student for next year, we want to give you the opportunity to share what you feel would be best for your child. Your feedback is important and will be considered as we place your student for the 22-23 school year. Take time to fill out this form about your input for the 22-23 school year.
As of today April 25, 2022, grade level teams are as follows:
Kindergarten: Melody Marchant, Rachel Nilles, TBD
1st- Kellie Lim, Carmen Pulscher, Tara Scheidt (New)
2nd- Tara Walz, Abigail Little, Christena Lunsford
3rd- Brooke Sifford (New), TBD
4th- Staci Pokorski, Carrie Loe, TBD
5th- Koreen Hammel, Nancy Mulcahy, Jake Sylte (Half time classroom teacher, Half time title)
Title- Michelle Merrill, Randi Black, Jake Sylte (Half time)
SPED- Jamie Erskin, Amanda Estep, TBD
Bike Rodeo May 18
Do you have some old helmets that just don't fit your kids anymore? How about a bicycle that is just to small? We have an exciting program to help you clear out these items. IF you have helmets or bicycles that you have outgrown, and want to donate, please contact HSAS at 605-745-3651 Ext 103. We recycle used helmets and bicycles, so all kids will be able to participate in the rodeo and be provided a bike helmet, if they need one. The sooner we get donated items, the better, go get them ready to ride.
Students can bring their bikes to school on May 18 for a Bike Rodeo sponsored by Fall River Ambulance Service. Students will be completing a short obstacle course during their normal PE specials time. Helmets and bikes will be inspected. More information to come home in Tuesday folders.
Bison Boost Summer Learning Opportunities
Bison Boost Summer School will run May 23-June 9. Teachers are busy planning activities around:
- Reading/Math Skills
- Project Based Learning
- STEM activities
If you are still interested in this program, please reach out to your child's classroom teacher to see if there is still room.
Summer Lunch/Lunch Program
The USDA will NOT continue to give funding to allow free meals for the 2022-2023 school year. Meals will return to the free, reduced, or paid rate based on student income eligibility or categorical eligibility for the 22-23 school year. Again, more official information to come as we are informed.
Note: The above information does not impact this school year, meals will continue to be served at no charge to all students for the remainder of the 21-22 school year.
More information to come for the Summer Lunch Program.
Please reach out to Kelli Rhoe if you have questions. Thank you.
May- We will focus around all the pillars and teachers will be nominating 1 boy and 1 girl who has shown these 6 pillars throughout the school year.
May is Mental Health Month- During Morning Announcements, teachers will be discussing mental health with their class. Awareness is the first step to helping with Mental Health.
See the attached flyer for the topics and conversations points that will be discussed daily.
Reminder that dismissal is at 3:45 and students are to be off the playground by 3:55 as there is no supervision on the playground after that time. Students should check in with parents first before staying to play on the playground. Thank you for your help in this manner.
May 5 Teacher Appreciation Meal
May 11 4-7pm Come to the River Hot Run Greenhouse to pick up your flower baskets that were purchased from the PTA