The Rocketeer

February Newsletter

Upcoming Events and Important Dates:

  • February 9th - February 11th - 3rd Grade Part I TNReady Testing
  • February 8th - Last day to turn in order form for Valentine's Candygram sale
  • February 15th - President's Day - NO SCHOOL
  • February 16th - February 18th - 4th Grade Part I TNReady Testing
  • February 22nd - 4th Grading Period Ends
  • February 23rd - Spring Pictures
  • February 23rd - February 25th - 5th Grade Part I TNReady Testing
  • February 29th - Report Cards Sent Home
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TNReady Testing Schedule

3rd Grade

Tuesday, February 9th - English/Language Arts

Wednesday, February 10th - Math

Thursday, February 11th - Social Studies

4th Grade

Tuesday, February 16th - English/Language Arts

Wednesday, February 17th - Math

Thursday, February 18th - Social Studies

5th Grade

Tuesday, February 23rd - English/Language Arts

Wednesday, February 24th - Math

Thursday, February 25th - Social Studies

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TNReady Testing Information

As we are beginning TNReady testing at Rock Creek, we know how important it is to you to understand what is going on with the new state assessment. TNReady is Tennessee's new TCAP test for Math, English language arts, and Social studies. 3rd-5th grade will be taking the TNReady assessment, and it will be taken online. Please schedule appointments for your child on non-testing days.

Below is a link to the TNReady Parent Guide where you can learn more information about the testing style:

Below is a link to the Top Ten Facts About TNReady:

Parent Strategies for Reducing Test Anxiety in Your Children

Standardized testing may cause anxiety for students, some more than others. As we are heading into the month of February, it is important to know how you can help ease your child's stress about testing. Here are a few tips:

  • Note test dates on your home calendar.
  • Make sure that your child gets enough sleep before the days of the test. Your child should get 10-11 hours of sleep so that he or she is alert.
  • Make sure that your child eats a big breakfast the day of testing.
  • Make sure that your child is to school on time, or early, so they do not have to stress about being late.
  • Discuss the test openly at home, and in a positive light.
  • Have realistic expectations of your child's performance, while also encouraging your child to do his/her best.
  • Emphasize that test scores do not determine their worth.
  • Encourage your child to share feelings of anxiety with you.
  • See if your child would like to plan some enjoyable activities for after school. Your child may choose to relax by spending time with the family playing a board game, reading their favorite book, or spending time outdoors.