Week of March 21, 2016


Monday, March 21
  • Sped Dept. Meeting - 7:45 a.m. - Computer Lab
  • Jaguar Jumpstart - 8:42 a.m. - Gym

Tuesday, March 22

  • NO Combined Grade Level Team Meetings
  • Angela has an Elementary Principals Meeting at 2:00 p.m.
  • 5th Grade Band Concert - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 23

  • End of 3rd Quarter
  • Forward Proctor Training - 7:45 a.m. - Computer Lab
  • Angela, Amanda H., and Linda will be at a "Behind the Glass" observation for Reading Recovery at Parkview from 8:45-10:15 a.m.

Thursday,March 24

  • NO SCHOOL - PD/Record Day
  • 9:45-11:00 a.m. - Trauma Kit Training


  • March 25 - April 3 - Spring Break
  • April 4 - Progress Reports due at 8:00 a.m.
  • April 11 - PTO Meeting
  • April 11-15 - Read-a-Thon
  • April 18 - 21 - Earth Week
  • April 22 - NO SCHOOL - PD


Forward Exam

The Forward Exam window begins after Spring Break. Here is the Forward Schedule for Thorson. Here are a couple of important notes regarding the schedule:

  • All of 4th and 5th grade as well as Jean Van Sluys' 3rd grade are taking the exam on chromebooks. Therefore, the computer lab will only be occupied during the times that Karen Buser and Michelle Anderson are testing.
  • 3rd Grade and 2nd Grade will be switching AMP times on the days that they are testing which are: 4/12, 4/13, 4/14, 4/19, 4/20, 4/21. Thank you 2nd grade for being flexible and allowing this switch to give 3rd grade enough time to test in the morning!
  • Sarah Nieumuth, LeAnne Hengest, and Nancy Martin will be helping with proctoring the Forward Exam. Therefore, they will be unavailable during the PIE times that there is testing. Mrs. Theama and Mrs. Ehlers will still be available during PIE time. Please see this document for a list of PIE conflicts during the testing window. Other than those times, PIE time should go on as scheduled.

Progress Report/Conference Schedule

Just a few reminders regarding Progress Reports and conferences:

1. Progress Reports must be completed by Monday, April 4 at 8:00 a.m. Please be sure your information is all entered by this time!

2. Progress Reports will be posted in Skyward Family Access on Tuesday, April 5. Parents will receive an email on Tuesday announcing this. I will also send a Skylert call.

3. Conferences are Thursday, April 7 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. The expectation is that you have conferenced with all parents who have requested a conference. I realize that some of these need to happen outside of the conference night. Therefore, you may leave early on conference night if your conferences are all completed.

March 24 PD Day

On Thursday, we have Trauma Kit Training from 9:45-11:00 a.m. Other than that, the rest of the time is set aside for you to work on Progress Reports. Everyone should be in the building from 8:00 a.m. until the end of the Trauma Kit Training. After that, you are free to work on your Progress Reports from the location of your choice. The office will be closed at 12:30 p.m.

Spotlight of the Week

Variety Show

The Variety Show was a great success! We have an amazing amount of talent among us! The kids were so fun to watch. They are fearless and willing to take risks to do what they love. It was really awesome to see! A huge thank you goes out to parents Beth Cook and Deb Ingrassia for chairing this event. Thank you also to all of the staff who participated in the staff number. The parents and students absolutely loved seeing us up there!
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