Thursday's Thoughts

March 15, 2018

I hope you will be able to get caught up, plan, make sure you are on track for the remaining weeks in the year, and check off on items your to-do-list tomorrow.

Mrs. Perry

Mrs. Brenda Perry will be moving into the media specialist position next year. She finished her degree before coming to our school this year and is beyond excited about this new opportunity. She will be recommended at the next board meeting and will officially be the media specialist beginning the 2018 school year.

Testing Dates

Our testing window for SCReady will open May 10th and run through May 24th. The testing schedule is as follows:

May 10th: 3rd grade ELA

May 11th: 3rd grade ELA day 2

May 14th: 3rd grade math

May 15th: 4th grade ELA

May 16th: 4th grade ELA day 2

May 17th: 4th grade math

May 18th: 4th grade science

May 21st: 5th grade ELA

May 22nd: 5th grade ELA day 2

May 23rd: 5th grade math

May 24th: 5th grade social studies

Teacher attendance is always important, but it is critical during these dates.

Guided Reading Focus Group

So many of you have shared the growth you are seeing in your small groups because of the phonics piece shared by Amber Greer, the consistency of meeting with your group every day, and the new books in the bookroom that follow the Jan Richardson plan. As we near the 4th nine weeks, continue to push hard during this small group time. The gains made in guided reading will affect every part of your students' academic day. Grow those readers by utilizing every minute in guided reading with good, strong instruction.

Jungle Book

Jungle Book is going to be AMAZING! Paul Martin's mom has worked on the costumes, Heather has built the props, Lori, Sheri, and Stephanie have choreographed and produced this play, along with others who have dedicated their time to making this possible. Thank you so much for going above and beyond to make this happen for our kids.

Our students will travel to the middle school next week to see the play. I hope you will make plans to see the play on one of their nightly productions. It is going to be one to remember!

Upcoming Dates:

March 19th: 3rd grade field trip

March 19th: No Goalpost

March 21st: Fifth grade parent surveys due

March 21st: Marley's baby shower

March 22nd: K-2 to see Jungle Book and evening show of Jungle Book at PMS

March 23rd: 3-5 to see Jungle Book and evening show of Jungle Book at PMS

March 27th: End of 3rd nine weeks

March 28th: Barnes and Noble trip for Box Tops Winners

March 29th: 3rd nine weeks house winner party