The Mustang Message
Teachers and students have been working hard on learning our new routines and procedures for this school year. Just when we thought we had them mastered, the smoky air threw a little wrench in the system, but students adjusted perfectly! Plus teachers made it an entire week with indoor recess. Thank goodness for our wonderful teachers!
Students have now completed our state and district formal assessments. For students in Kindergarten through Third Grade, you should have received a report regarding your child's score on the Idaho Reading Indicator. This assessment will be conducted monthly throughout the year. Teachers will be providing updates on how your child is progressing.
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth grade also participated in our fall reading and math diagnostic assessment in i-Ready. The data gathered from this assessment provides teachers and students with a starting point to guide instruction, a way to monitor student achievement progress over the course of the school year, and a way to identify the individual supports and interventions each student will need.
We will continue to give our best to each one of our students. The work for this school year has begun!
Halloween Parties and Parade
Due to COVID-19 restrictions this year, parents will not be able to attend the classroom parties. We will also not be able to allow parents into the building to help their child prepare or get their costume on. Teachers and staff members will be around to help students. We ask that parents keep costumes simple this year. Students are not permitted to wear face paint. We also do not permit any weapons of any kind or any toys that simulate a weapon.
We do still want to include our parents and community, so we will continue our traditional Halloween parade! It will look a little different this year. Our Halloween parade will be conducted in the same way that our Homecoming parade is done. Students will be lined up outside in the practice football field in front of the school. Parents and families will stay in their car. The start of the parade will begin in the front of the elementary where our pick-up area is located. It will also be led by Officer Lowber our school resource officer. Staff members will be present outside to help direct traffic. We ask that parents form a line behind the school by the back baseball fields. Once the parade begins, Officer Lowber will lead cars down Carrie Rex, take a right on Fourth Street, and then take a right on Broadway. Please wave at the students as you drive by. We ask that you do not throw candy or treats to keep it fair for all students and help us to follow our COVID-19 policies. Also, please do NOT stop and hand anything to students. We will run the parade from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Students will need time to participate in Halloween parties, so even if the parade is not completely finished we will bring students inside at 3:00pm. We will try to get as many parents to drive by as possible. We cannot wait to have you join us to celebrate this fun holiday!
September Mustangs of the Month
Kindergarten- Rossi G., Porter Y.
First Grade- Brodie W., Curby F., Carter C.
Second Grade- Adalynn N., Elizabeth B., Jaci G.
Third Grade- Sophia K., Andrea M.
Fourth Grade- Tesla M., Bowen F., Kinsley A.
Fifth Grade- Tuff C., Quincie H., Bryson F.
Sixth Grade- Gwyneth C., Heather A., Sonora F.
Music- Jackson O.
PE- Matt L.
Congratulations to these students. For the month of October, we will move to "H" which stands for "Have Respect!"
October 8th- PTA Popcorn Sale
October 8th-Picture Retakes
October 9th-End of First Quarter
October 15th- PTA Farmstead Fundraiser
October 29th- Halloween Parties and Parade
November 5th, 6th-Parent-Teacher Conferences