Armadillo News

Nathan Adams Elementary School

Welcome to Week 35

Our Mission and Vision Statement

Our vision is to create an exceptional learning environmentthat produces remarkable students who are prepared to be successful and equipped to compete in a global society.

Our mission is to prepare all students to achieve the highest standard of intellectual, physical, and social growth.

Happy Mother's Day to Our Armadillo Moms!

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Nathan Adams/Town North YMCA Soccer Champions!

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We Love Nurse Carey!

STAAR Testing Schedule

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STAAR Tips for Parents and Students

Physical Readiness

  1. Get a good night's sleep.
  2. Eat a healthy breakfast.
  3. Wear comfortable clothing, as long as you follow school dress code.
  4. Do not forget to take medications as prescribed by your doctor.
  5. If you are supposed to wear glasses or contacts, wear them.

Reduce Anxiety

  1. Be on time to school.
  2. Pace yourself during the test. Remember you have as much time as you need.
  3. Don't worry abou the whole test at once - tackle questions one at a time.
  4. Don't "score" yourself as you take the test.
  5. Don't look for letter patterns of correct answers.
  6. Don't panic if you have a memory lapse or mental block. This is normal. Go on to the next item and come back to the trouble spot later.
  7. Don't expect to know the answer to every question. Expect some items to be too hard. Just do your best.
  8. Avoid unnecessary clock-watching, but do be aware of the time.
  9. Ignore other test takers.
  10. Think positively.
  11. Don't give up!

Follow Directions

  1. Read all directions carefully.
  2. Do the sample questions even though you think you understand.
  3. If you don't completely understand what to do, don't hesitate to ask for clarification.
  4. Sometimes you will need to reread the directions or the quetsions to be sure you are answering what is being asked.
  5. Don't assume that all the questions in the same section follow the same pattern. One question may ask for a true statement, the next may ask which statement is not true.
  6. Don't guess wildly on a question. Try to eliminate one or two choices to a question. If you guess, make an "educated guess."
  7. Make sure that your answers are on the answer document.

Test-Taking Strategies

  1. Read the questions first. Then read the paragraph.
  2. Understand that reading to answer specific questions is a different task than reading for content mastery.

This Weeks Highlights

STARR Math 3rd-4th, 5th Math Retest
PK Field Trip
STAAR Reading 3rd-4th, 5th Reading Retest
STAAR Science 5th
FREE DRESS DAY for $1.00
Talent Show 5:00-7:00

Up Coming:

Coffee With the Principal May 20th @ 8:30 in the Library

Kudos Go To...

Ms. Morales-parent portal sign ups
Ms. Pflughaupt & Ms. Hall for passing ESL Certification
Mr. Herrera- graduating with Masters @ SMU Friday!

Ms. Gibson, Ms. Raya & Ms. Moore-decorating the gym for the dance