The Scoop on 6th!
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
April 1 - Father Daughter Dance
April 4 - PARCC Testing (ELA)
April 5 - PARCC Testing (ELA)
April 6 - PARCC Testing (ELA)
April 11 - PARCC Testing (Math)
April 12 - PARCC Testing (Math)
April 13 - PARCC Testing (Math)
April 14 - PTO Meeting (7:45 AM)
April 17 & 18 - Middle School Placement Test (Math Class)
April 21 - No School (Comp Day)
April 26 - 6th Grade Field Trip to IMAX
April 28 - Silent Auction @ The Sanctuary Golf Course
May 5- Morning with Mom (7:45 AM)
May 10 & 18- BOUNCE in MRMS (6-7:30 PM)
May 11- 6th Grade 1/2 Prom (6-8 PM)
May 12- Field Day
May 23- 6th Grade Graduation
IMPORTANT ASSESSMENTS IN APRIL
On April 17 & 18, students will be taking the middle school math placement test. This assessment will take place during the regular math class at Heritage. We will send the completed tests to MRMS and their math team will evaluate the results and will use this data to help determine which math class your child will be placed in for next year. There are three levels of math for 7th grade: Math 7 (grade level), Accelerated Math 7 (one year advanced) and Algebra (two years advanced). The math placement test reviews all of the curriculum that is covered in 6th grade. Should your child do exceptionally well on the test, they will be invited to test for the Algebra class. The middle school will send all communications to these families.
In addition, students will also be participating in the end-of-year PARCC testing. If you opted your child out of this assessment, you already completed that online, as I sent emails about this option earlier. I do believe that the decision to test or opt-out is a personal one that families should make together but I also feel that the PARCC test provides us with some important information regarding your child's current level of understanding and it also helps me make educational changes for next year based on trends and overall results. In addition, it also allows students to experience a test-taking situation where they learn how to manage their time. These skills are crucial in high school when they will take the practice SAT and the official SAT test for college admittance. Whatever decision you and your family have made, you have my support. :)
Testing will take place in the afternoon (1:00-3:00). We appreciate you not scheduling appointments during this time. Students who are opting out will either be in The Studio with Miss Wheeler or in the Library. They will be completing work or working on learning goals.
Please be sure that students have their headphones at school.
Field Trip to the Museum of Nature and Science IMAX Theater- Chaperones Needed!
7TH ANNUAL HERITAGE SILENT AUCTIONWHEN
FRIDAY, APRIL 28TH, 6PM
7549 NORTH DANIELS PARK ROAD
Theme: Kentucky Derby
Silent Auction-THANK YOU!!
I will be attending the auction and hope to see you there! It is a fun night and the auction is amazing! Invitations were sent home in Thursday folders this week, please RSVP soon!
PHOTOS NEEDED FOR YEARBOOK AND GRADUATION VIDEO:
Steve and Deb Chabin are beginning to wrap up the yearbook and would like to do a Flashback Friday page for the 6th graders. They would like all 6th grade students to be represented on this page. So, each family needs to submit a few old photos of their kids over their elementary school years. (School parties, Kindie graduation, Field Day, Father/Daughter Dance, etc....) It's always nice to have photos that have multiple students in the picture.
They will use these same photos for a slide show that they are making that will play at the graduation.
Deadline for Purchasing a Yearbook is Approaching!
HEX Team and Event
Thank you for your partnership in your child's learning this year!
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