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May 2023 Newsletter

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अनुवाद, अक्षरको आकार, र उच्च विषमताकोलागि (कन्ट्रास्टकोलागि) पहुँचयोग्य विकल्पहरूको जाँचगर्नुहोस्। यी विकल्पहरूको पहुँचगर्न तल स्क्रोलगर्नुहोस् ।

Pata maelezo kuhusu chaguo za ufikiaji wa tafsiri, saizi ya fonti na utofautishaji wa juu.

Tembeza chini ili kufikia chaguo hizi.

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Please help us celebrate our teachers and staff for their hard work and dedication to our students. Due to KSA testing, we are spreading out our school celebrations. If you would like to send a token of appreciation, please do so on Monday (5/8), as noted above. Don't forget about special area teachers and other support staff!
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Field Day- Volunteers Still Needed!

Field Day is May 22nd. We will once again divide the day in half by letting Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade go from 8:10 - 11:00 and 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade from 11:45 - 2:20. If you would like to volunteer, email and make sure you have completed the volunteer form required by FCPS.
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PTA News- Parent Representative for SBDM

We need your help! We have a vacant position to fill for SBDM. The School Based Decision Making Council is the governing body for our school. It determines school policy for curriculum, staffing, discipline, scheduling, instructional practices, extracurricular activities, and other matters pertinent to the operation of the school. This is an excellent way to be involved, serve, and advocate.

The council is made up of 2 parents, 3 teachers, and 1 principal.

The open position is a 2-year term. Meetings are held once a month (about 1 hour) and are generally held at 4:30 pm on the last Tuesday of the month.

Qualifications: A parent council member shall be a parent, step-parent, foster parent or legal guardian of a student attending the school during the council member's term of office. A parent is ineligible if he/she is an employee or a relative of an employee (father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, son-in-law and daughter-in-law) of that school or for the district office, or a local school board member or the spouse of a school board member.

Nominations will be open today through 5/19 and with voting closing on 6/2.

If you would like to be considered, please fill out the nomination form and email it to by 5/19. You may fill the form out digitally or print and scan.

If you would like to nominate another parent, please send their name and email address to the above email.

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Kentucky Summative Assessment (KSA) Next Week!

Our intermediate students will take the Kentucky Summative Assessments (KSA) to meet federal and state testing requirements. Students, grades 3, 4, and 5, will be tested in Reading and Math. 4th graders will also take a Science test. 5th graders will also take Social Studies and Writing tests. These assessments are Kentucky’s measure of student proficiency and progress on the state content standards. It is an online test that goes beyond multiple-choice questions to include extended response and technology-enhanced items for students to demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills. We will be testing the week of May 8. Please make sure your children arrive on time and avoid making appointments during this week. It is important to remember that assessments provide only one measure of student learning, but when combined with grades, classroom activities, unit quizzes and tests, and district-level assessments, the end-of-year assessments can help provide a more complete picture of a child’s abilities over the course of the school year and path toward academic success on these content standards.
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Beginning Babies with Books

Please let us know if your family has had a baby (newborn) brother or sister this school year. We have a packet from the Family Resource Center with a new book and other materials to send. Email to request your book!

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Important Dates:

May 6- Track Meet

May 8-12- KSA Testing (3rd through 5th), Teacher Appreciation Week

May 13- Track Meet

May 15- First Grade Picnic (10:45)

May 16- Election Day- No School

May 17- 4th/5th Talent show (1:00)

May 18- 2nd Grade Musical (1:30), 3rd Grade Luau (12:00), PTA (6:00), Band Concert (6:30)

May 19- 40 Book Challenge Party

May 20- Track Meet

May 22- Field Day (Primary 8:00-11:00, Intermediate 11:45-2:20)

May 23- SBDM (4:30), Orchestra Concert (6:00)

May 25- Preschool Promotion, Kindergarten Promotion (1:00)

May 26- 5th Grade Graduation (9:00 AM)

Principal's Message

Dear Sandersville Families,

At the school level, we are in the unique position of finishing out the current year while preparing for the next! We are kicking off what will be our best May yet, but we have already started to create class lists, revise schedules, and plan activities for 2023-2024.

As a reminder, learning style requests for the following school year must be submitted in writing or emailed to the principal by early May. Student learning styles and other relevant information can be included, but teachers cannot be requested by name. Requests for specific teachers will not be honored.

As always, if we can help or support your student in any way, call the office at 859- 381-4980 or email


Mr. Marsh

Sandersville Principal

*****Sandersville Elementary*****

Sandersville promotes the social, emotional, and academic success of every student and a physically healthy lifestyle.