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April 2021 Newsletter

A Note from Mrs. Vlcan

Happy Spring! I hope everyone enjoyed their spring break and was able to spend some quality time with their kids. As I reflected on my spring break and realized that I only have two spring beaks left with my son before he graduates high school, it really put into perspective the importance of quality family time for me.


As we begin to wrap up the 2020-2021 school year up, I want to remind 3rd and 4th-grade parents about the ILEARN test coming up. Below you will find specific testing dates for each grade. In addition to ILEARN, our 3rd-grade students just completed the IREAD-3 test before the break. Results are in and I will be contacting families soon about their child's performance.


This spring, we are still not able to have large gatherings or celebrations. Therefore, our traditional end-of-the-year festivities will look different than in years past. However, our plan is to make sure that your child still feels special and enjoys the last couple of months of the school year. If your child is in 4th grade, we will be recognizing them during a daytime program that will only include staff and students. We will begin the planning of that event soon and will make sure that we find some way for parents to either view the program live or through a recorded version after the event.


Finally, we are always looking for ways to increase our enrollment at Poston Road Elementary and in the district as a whole. What better use of our resources than through word of mouth from our already dedicated Poston families! If you love our school, share that love with others who may be on the fence about returning to in-person school in the Fall or those who currently attend other institutions. Tell them to call me! I would love to talk to them about the AMAZING opportunities Poston Road Elementary and the MSD of Martinsville have to offer their child!


As always, thank you for your support,


Mrs. Vlcan, Principal

Upcoming Events

April 1st - Spring Pictures


April 7th & 14th - Kindergarten Orientation


April 19th - May 14th - ILEARN (3rd & 4th Grade Only)


April 28th - Midterms Posted


May 3rd-7th - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week


May 27th - Last Day of School

Poston Road's Vision/Mission Statements

Our Vision:

“When students leave Poston Road Elementary they are prepared for the next step in chasing their dreams."


Our Mission:

Teach for excellence

Inspire academic achievement

Goal driven students

Everyone reaches their potential

Respectful & responsible citizens

Safe learning environment

Student HANDBOOK

Policies and procedures

Skyward Family Access:

Skyward Family Access is a website that allows parents to access information about the student. For your login credentials - please contact Mrs. Markitan at: brenda.markitan@msdmartinsville.org

Enroll Your Kindergartener in the Spanish Immersion Program!

Did you know that people who speak more than one language have improved memory, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, enhanced concentration, ability to multitask, and better listening skills?


Our Spanish Immersion program at Poston Road Elementary allows students the opportunity to learn Spanish through their daily subject areas all while mastering the same academic standards required by the state as the non-Spanish Immersion students. At the elementary level, the program begins in kindergarten and goes through fourth grade.


We are now enrolling kindergarten students for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2021.


Enroll your child in Kindergarten:

To enroll your child in kindergarten, click on the link below:

CLICK HERE to enroll in Kindergarten


Enroll your child in the Spanish Immersion Program:

To enroll your child in Poston Road's Spanish Immersion program, click on the link below:

CLICK HERE to enroll in the Spanish Immersion Program



For more information, please contact our office at (765) 342-8408.

Kindergarten Orientation

This year Kindergarten Orientation will be by appointment only. Families will have the opportunity to come to school on Wednesday, April 7th or Wednesday, April 14th at a scheduled time to tour the building, meet the Principal and Kindergarten teachers, learn about our programs, and enroll for next school year.


To sign up for a time slot, please CLICK HERE

What's for Lunch?

Did you know we serve free breakfast? This year, students will receive both breakfast and lunch in their classrooms.


Student Lunch prices:

FREE until the end of the school year


Breakfast prices:

FREE


Lunch Menu for the Month of April

*Note: All students will receive free lunch through the end of the year due to flexibility extended to us from the USDA.

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It's Time to Order Your Spring Pictures



Spring Picture Day is coming up on Thursday, April 1st. Order online at inter-state.com/order. Only those students who preorder will be photographed.



Use code: 57631CF

State Testing Dates (Grades 3 & 4 ONLY)

ILEARN: (3rd Grade Testing Dates)

Apr. 19th - 30th


ILEARN: (4th Grade Testing Dates)

May 3rd - 14th

STUDENT ABSENCES

Please call in all student absences at (765) 342-8408 and select option "0" by 9:00AM for EACH day your student will be sick or late. If your student is going to be late to school for any reason, please make sure and let our office know ahead of time (if possible) by calling our office by 9:00AM that morning.


EARLY CHECKOUT....

Students will not be called out of class until a parent is present to sign them out. Please plan ahead for appointments, as we would like to minimize missed class time.