Studley Star

January 23, 2023

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Upcoming Dates

February

1 - Grade 2 Swim Program Starts

10 - Grade 4 Performance at the Providence Bruins

15 - PTO Meeting

17 - Early Release - Dismissal at 12:25PM

20 - 24 School Break


March

2 - Kindergarten Information Night for Incoming K students

15 - PTO Meeting

Week of 18th - Book Fair

24 - Early Release - Dismissal at 12:25PM

School Hours 2022-2023

  • Arrival begins at: 8:30 AM
  • School Day: 8:45 AM – 3:25 PM
  • Dismissal is at 3:25 PM
  • Early Release Dismissal: 12:25 PM

80s Day

Although it was a last-minute spirit day, people really got into 80s day! It was a fun opportunity for staff to reminisce of the good old days! One of our kindergarten students said, "My mom said today I am supposed to dress like old people!" It was a good laugh for us all. We love the spirit this school community has.
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DESE Survey

DESE is inviting students, parents, education professionals, and community members to participate in a survey that will provide feedback on the whole MCAS program to help inform improvements. We are seeking stakeholders’ input in several areas, including communications and support, data and reporting, and release of test questions. The survey will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27.


Here is the survey link.


Contact mcas@doe.mass.edu with any questions.

Outdoor Recess

It is our hope to get the students outside as much as possible for recess. As long as the weather is 25 degrees (including the wind chill) and there is no rain, students will be going outdoors. Please be sure to send your children to school with the clothing they need to be outdoors (coats, hats, mittens).

What's Happening?

First Grade has been busy providing personalized academic and social-emotional learning experiences, ensuring the development toward their full potential.


Reading:

Students have been reading a variety of different nonfiction and fiction stories. They often read their “book bags” independently, often choosing their “just right” books. Classes are working on increasing sight words and learning enriching new vocabulary words.


Writing:

First graders have been working on writing a complete sentence which includes correct letter formation, spacing, capitals and punctuation. Most recently, they have been beginning to discuss and write about beginning, middle and end of stories as a class.


Math:

We are working on Number Sense activities, including tallies, hopping on a number line and solving number stories with addition and subtraction. The children have enjoyed playing games such as Top-It, Monster Squeeze, Rolling to 50, High Roller and Penny Plate to help carry over learned skills.


Science:

First graders have been learning how animals care for their young. We have researched many animals such as penguins, polar bears etc. Through this research they have noticed similarities and differences with their own families.

Social Emotional:

First grade has been using the Second Steps program to learn how to identify feelings, problems and how to solve them. They love when Puppy or Snail visit to help them act out these skills! First graders are also working on learning the difference between a “tattle” and “reporting.”

MCAS Dates

Please keep in mind the upcoming MCAS dates for grades 3 and 4. We ask that you make ALL efforts to have your students in school on time on these dates. This means avoiding scheduling appointments, trips, etc. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out.


Grade 3 and 4 MCAS Dates:


  • April 3rd, 4th - Grade 4 ELA
  • April 5th, 6th - Grade 3 ELA


  • May 8th, 9th - Grade 4 Math
  • May 10th, 11th - Grade 3 Math

Staff Spotlight

We all like a little spotlight once in a while.... If you or your child would like to spotlight a staff member, please fill out this form. Your comments will be shared with the staff to brighten their spirits by showing them just how much they mean to you.


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Family and Community Resource Guide

The APS Welcome Center is happy to share the Family and Community Resource Guide. This guide is for the APS Community, including families, students, and staff, to access local resources and support. You can access the guide by visiting the Welcome Center webpage

Community Flier Summary

All APS Community Fliers can be found within the Welcome Center website. To view this week’s fliers, including information from throughout Attleboro please visit the Welcome Center webpage or click here for current fliers.