A Message from Ms. Lilly

RNE Newsletter March 8th 2018

The Principal's Office

Today has been a busy day at RNE! I spent most of it in and out of classrooms. I am amazed at the work students are doing. We have so many amazing readers carefully reviewing text to share new learning. Some of our fifth graders are busy collecting data on the heights of our second grade students. All of these experiences made today special! Our RNE teachers work tirelessly to ensure the whole child is educated. I am so proud of the hard work teachers are doing each and every day for students.


I also attended the Roswell Rotary Meeting. Today we honored our very own Christine Ray and Alex Harding as our school representatives for the Rotary Teacher and Student of the Month. Both Mrs. Ray and Alex are models for RNE in the areas of commitment to learning and teaching, dedication and excellence in the classroom. We are fortunate to have them represent our school!


Remember Friday, March 9th is our digital learning day. Monday, March 12 is a make up day for students.


Enjoy your long weekend!


Best,


Maureen

Business Donations Needed!

The Foundation’s 2018 Super Soiree is quickly approaching and we need your help! Do you or someone you know own a local business and would be willing to donate a good or service to the Silent Auction at the Soiree? If so, please contact Jessica Schumacher at jessicaschumacher@me.com for more information. Every good or service helps no matter how big or small!

Milestones

Beginning April 12th, our students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will participate in the Georgia Milestones. Below you will find some pertinent information regarding the administration of the Milestones Assessment.


The Georgia Milestones Assessments will begin on April 12th and finish on April 24th. Students will test every other day. Each day, testing will begin promptly at 7:50. It is imperative that all students are here and on time during the entire testing window. Research shows that students test better when they take their assessment with their class, rather than on make-up days.


This year students in grades three and four will take the Reading sections 1, 2, and 3, as well as, both Math sections. Our students in fifth will take Reading sections 1, 2, and 3, Math, Science, and Social Studies sections 1 and 2.


Below you will find the dates of administration for each subject. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our Assistant Principal, Mr. Marcus Smith.

GA Milestones Experience


Standardized testing is a tool that schools use to learn about students’ academic needs. These tests are designed to give a common measure of students’ performance. Our students will be embarking upon the Georgia Milestones Test in April. Here are some tips that you can use to get your child comfortable with taking the test.

1. Find out what will be measured on the test.

2. Find out what are your child areas of weakness.

3. Give your child a chance to practice.

4. Talk to your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Understanding the role of testing is the key to ensuring your child will do his/her best on the test. Please visit the following link to learn more about the Georgia Milestones. http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment-System.aspx


Parents the state has an awesome website that allows students to practice using online testing tools. Students can access this information at home and learn about all the features available during online testing.

Final Release Day

Friday, March 30th is our final release day. This is a no school day for students. Our teachers will spend the day in math professional learning.

Pennies for Patients

Pennies For Patient 2018 Campaign is here!

RNE is partnering with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for this annual service project. Students will be coming home with their Pennies For Patients boxes to collect money to support this organization. This is a rewarding & fun experience to do something easy for others & we make it especially fun for our students! Starting Tuesday, March 13, The Pennies Fairy (you won’t want to miss her!), will be cheering the kids on to dump their boxes of coins into collection bins. Also, each grade level hallway will have a table set up to collect bills to purchase shamrocks in honor or memory of someone. The shamrocks will be used to decorate their teachers doorway. It is also very easy to donate online, your child can even create their very own webpage to collect donations! Just follow the simple instructions at: http://events.lls.org/pages/ga/RoswellNorthElementarySchool-2017-2018

We would LOVE for you to volunteer with us during this short campaign! After a quick orientation, your off to your stations on grade level hallways to assist with giving out shamrocks until the bell rings - it’s really THAT easy!

http://signup.com/go/b2JQFe

The Spring Book Fair Is Coming! Mar. 15 - Mar. 23

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids want to read. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.
Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Please make plans to come to our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits.
Remember, all purchases benefit our school. See you at the Book Fair!
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Placement Consideration for 2018-2019 School Year

The Roswell North Elementary Administration is committed to placing each child in his/her best learning environment. An enormous amount of time and effort is devoted to place each child appropriately.

If you feel that your child has unique learning needs or if there are other considerations you would like to bring to our attention such as separate best friends, or family/personal challenges, you may choose to complete the 2018-2019 Placement Consideration Form that is available in the front office. As you list the characteristics of a teacher you feel will best meet your child’s needs, please do not list the obvious characteristics such as “organized, nurturing, structured, positive, motivating, challenging, creative,” etc. We believe all our teachers possess the previously listed characteristics. The letters will be shared with your child’s teacher in the fall in order to ensure your child’s needs are thoroughly communicated.

While we do welcome your input regarding your child’s individual learning needs, we cannot accept emails, phone calls, nor can we hold personal conferences regarding student placement. Due to changes in personnel and class sizes, some teachers will change grade levels and staff teaching assignments will not be finalized until summer.Forms that name specific teachers will not be considered.

Please keep in mind that placement consideration forms should be the exception rather than the rule, and the final decision on class placement resides with the school.

If you choose to complete the RNE Placement Consideration Form it is due on or before 3:00 pm on Friday, March 30. Forms will not be accepted after this deadline. RNE Placement Consideration Forms should be returned to the front office in a sealed envelope to the attention of Laureen Wagner, Curriculum Support.

Thank you for your support and cooperation as we work together for the benefit of all students at Roswell North.

Lost and Found Overflow

Next time you are in our building, please be sure to check out our Lost and Found located on the second grade hallway. There are several unclaimed jackets - one might just belong to your student! We will be donating all unclaimed items to North Fulton Community Charities at the end of this month. - Thank you.