Pelican Post

May 2018

Calendar of Upcoming Events



May 1st: 1st grade Field Trip

May 1st and 8th: Positive Parenting Program

May 2nd: Chinese Acrobats Assembly

May 7th-11th: Staff Appreciation Week

May 7th-11th: Parent Conferences- Early Dismissal: 1st-3rd at 1:10 p.m., 4th-6th at 1:15 p.m., No change for Kinder

May 8th and 9th: Talent Show Try Outs

May 10th: Family Life Parent Preview for 4th-6th grades 2:00-3:00 p.m.

May 11th: Family Dinner and Raffle

May 12th: Saturday School

May 17th: Skating Plus

May 21st- June 5th: State Testing for 3rd-6th grades

May 23rd: Family Literacy Night

May 28th: Memorial Day- No School

June 20th: Sandcastle Day

June 21st: Sixth Grade Graduation Ceremony

June 21st: Last day of School, Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:00 a.m.

Safety

You may have noticed that there is a new security gate at our front entrance. This is to help ensure that visitors check in with the office before going to classrooms. Volunteers please remember to check into the office and get a name tag. Thank you for all you do to keep our students and staff safe!

Parking on Thursdays

Please do not park on the east side of Sunset on the first and third Thursdays of the month at dismissal times, so that the street sweeper may be able to clean. Our neighbors thank you for this courtesy!

Mr. Softee

The Mr. Softee truck will be visiting our school at dismissal time on Tuesdays. Come enjoy a cool treat and support our PTA!

State Testing

Students in third through sixth grades will be participating in the CAASPP State Testing May 21st through June 5th. These tests are rigorous, and can at times be stressful for students. We want students to feel confident, and be able to do their best work. Please be sure they are here every day, avoiding scheduling appointments during this time. Here are a few things you can do to be sure your child is relaxed and prepared:

1) Be sure your child gets a good night's sleep. When children are tired they cannot do their best.

2) Be sure students eat a healthy breakfast.

3) Please be sure students are on time. Testing will begin first thing in the morning, and students need to hear all of the directions which they may miss if they are late. Being late is stressful for students. We want them to feel calm and confident!

4) Please encourage your students to take their time and do their best. There is no time limit. Some students may tend to rush through to finish quickly, however, the questions require thoughtfulness. This is not a race.

5) Encourage your kids. Acknowledge that the test may be hard, but they have learned so much, grown so much and it is an opportunity for them to demonstrate their progress this year.

Thank you for your support!