Monday Morning Memo

April 11, 2016

Good Morning and Happy Monday!

We begin PARCC testing this week and we also conclude marking period 3. It is hard to believe we've already traveled this much road in another year. Although we were looking at big fluffy snow flakes Saturday afternoon, we are full gear into to springtime. About now, we all begin the countdown towards summer. Let's try to be mindful of where we are right now and embrace every moment.


  • Monday, April 11th, 2016: 8th Grade PARCC and Department meetings at 3:00PM

  • Tuesday, April 12th, 2016: 8th Grade PARCC

  • Wednesday, April 13th, 2016: 8th Grade PARCC, People's Choice submissions due

  • Thursday, April 14th, 2016: 8th Grade PARCC,

  • Friday, April 15th (Tax Day) Dress down to benefit Renaissance, End of Marking Period 3, 8th Grade PARCC concludes


Unified Expectations are still in play.

  • Be in the Hall (Arrival, Dismissal, and in between class)
  • An Anticipatory Activity
  • Address Lateness

We are moving Educator Appreciation Week to May 9th -May 13th, With the Educator of the Year Ceremony kicking off the week on Monday, May 9th. Please fill is the forms if you haven't done so with your selection. The May department meeting will be May 2nd.

SGOs should be calculated and finalized at this time.

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While we want our students to do exceptionally well, remind them they are not the test!

Encourage them to sleep the nights before, eat breakfast and work really hard to read the directions and the test questions thoroughly. On the flip side, don't let testing anxiety get the best of them.