MTS Staff Weekly Watch

Week of April 27, 2015


In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.

~Eleanor Roosevelt

Important Dates

5/4-5/8 Teacher APPRECIATION Week

5/4 EOY PARCC Testing (EOY PARCC Testing Schedule)

5/6 TEAM Staff Luncheon

5/7 Spring Tea PreK-3 @ 9:30 am

5/7 Staff Meeting

5/7 Mother's Day Flower Pickup

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As you may or may not be aware there continue to be some connectivity issues county-wide. It has been a cyber hack and a cyber investigation team has been called to look into the issue. In the meantime, Pittsgrove is working with the hacked school to resolve the issue and to ensure the rest of us remain safe. I will keep you informed when it concerns Mannington.

If you leave the building please take your key fob/badge so that you can get back in the building. It may seem like a small interruption but it really is a matter of consideration.

The Chromebooks will be switched to Testnav mode Friday (5/1) after school. They will remain in Testnav until May 7th.

PARCC EOY testing will begin May 4-7. Please follow the link below to view the testing schedule. If you see any conflicts please see me so that the proper changes can be made.

EOY PARCC Schedule

Spring MAP testing is also setup. Please be aware of PARCC testing so that we are not unnecessarily bombarding students with tests. MAP is available through the end of the school year. If students are PARCC testing I would prefer they PARCC test first and save MAP for later. Please stress to the students when MAP testing that they should meet their target growth/score and that this is important for their placement in different programs next year. You may want to offer extra credit as a motivator for students that meet their target. Intrinsic motivation is best but we are approaching the end of the year and many will have already taken PARCC and may need an external motivator.